I Tried 8 Fake Vaginas To Find Out Which One Feels The Most Real

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Reviews Of Male Masturbators
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Not all sex toys are created equal.

Many men still lack an intellectual and cultural framework to place masturbation at the center of a sexually, emotionally, and intellectually vibrant lifestyle.

Male masturbation is rarely discussed in genuinely curious ways and is often associated with a porn-addicted recluse, despite the fact that we know it’s good for us on so many different levels. While there is increasing chatter about it, what we hear is "masturbation can improve your sex life," or "masturbation can reduce the risk of colon cancer," (how sexy is that?) or "toys can enhance the experience."

While we hear that "masturbation can improve your sex life" or "masturbation can reduce the risk of colon cancer" — how sexy is that? — or "toys can enhance the experience," we don't often hear clear, personal examples of exactly how masturbation can be a pathway to improved attentiveness in bed, increased awareness of one's own sexual pleasure spectrum, as well as one of the best possible pathways to personal growth I can imagine.

Of course, no one wants to be told what to do when it comes to a subject so charged. 

We want to learn from a trusted source about what others are doing, how they do it, how it feels, and what results from the experience. If we identify with that, we might try it, and even more, start to talk about it openly — and that’s a conversation that will benefit everyone.

To help you out, I put together this list of eight super-sexy male sex toys every dude should try:

1. The M-Gasm Wand Attachment


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I have sampled a lot of sex toys over the years, and most of them fail to catch my interest beyond passing novelty. The M-Gasm attachment is one of the few toys I will probably make a part of my regular masturbation routine. It feels amazing, it’s affordable, it doesn’t take up much space, and it lets me have a different experience than I usually have in masturbation. That is really all I can ask for from a toy.

This toy is just plain fun to use. The vibrating helps, but I think my favorite part is the two handed stroking motion I end up using. With one hand, I hold the fleshy part of the toy around my penis, and with the other, I hold the handle of the Magic Wand. I find it works best if I hold the sleeve toward the base of my penis and the wand near its handle. This means my hands are separated by almost two feet.

This way of using the toy has two pleasing effects.

First, it kind of feels like I have an absurdly enormous penis, which is a little fun. 

Second, I end up rotating my entire shoulders back and forth with each thrust instead of using my fingers, wrist, upper arm, or even one entire arm. My whole body is engaged in the movement, which ends up feeling more like I'm actually having sex. This toy immediately felt more "real" than other sleeves I’ve used, and it took me a while to realize that this full body engagement is a big part of the reason why.

Vibrators are often added to sex toys to increase their value, whether or not they necessary improve the user experience. This is not one of those toys; the vibration here is entirely and delightfully warranted.

The Magic Wand can be too intense for some people, and this sleeve should help with that problem. Vibrations from the wand are dulled enough that the low setting will not be too intense for most people. It does, however, transfer plenty of power to make the sensitive head of your penis feel amazing.

This toy is kind of a pain to keep clean, especially if you want to use it regularly. As I mentioned, you need to use plenty of lube for this to feel good, and you usually end up using it for a good while. 

Unfortunately, you really have to clean up immediately. Some people like to fall asleep immediately after masturbating, but that’s not a great plan for this toy.

The only other downside to the M-Gasm is that you have to already own a wand vibrator in order to use it. If you already own one that you like, this attachment is likely to be well worth your money. Even if you buy the magic wand and the M-Gasm together, that combo is likely to give you more bang for your buck than other vibrating sleeves which need to build their own vibrators from scratch.

RATING: 4/5 STARS

2. The Mast-Bot Super-Powered Stroker


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The Mast-Bot Super-Powered Stroker is an interesting tool that requires some innovation to make it worth your while. It’s only about four inches deep, but that’s plenty to work your head and frenulum, which leaves the rest of your penis open for other sensations at the same time.

You can use the Mast-Bot by holding it in your hand like any other if that’s what you want, but I decided to try and make it part of something more complete. The key, I found, was to take the toy out of my hands entirely and create a situation in which the Mast-Bot was just one element, albeit the focal one.

Adding on a cock ring is almost a no-brainer these days, but I used one that also has an attached butt plug. Once you find one that feels right for you, it will really enhance the intensity of the experience.

And with your hands free, you can add a melange of sensations in a wide variety of ways.

If you’re going to edge or draw the experience out, you can pull out and let the intensity subside, teasing yourself with your hand in the meantime to prolong your pleasure. The only downside of drawing things out is that by the time I was finished, the Mast-Bot was slowing down. It requires four AA cells, so be sure to have extras or a recharger on hand.

The only other drawback to the Mast-Bot is the noise it makes. It’s the same whining shuttle you get from every piece of machinery that drives something back and forth rapidly, and it’s loud enough that if you don’t take steps to drown it out, you’ll grow annoyed and lose the pleasurable effect easily.

RATING: 4/5 STARS

3. Doc Johnson Super Stretch Stimulator Sleeves


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Not every sex toy comes in handy for male masturbation, female masturbation AND couples’ play, but here’s a pack with sexy-time uses for all three. That’s the fun of the Super Stretch Stimulator Sleeves, a Doc Johnson pack of textured, stretchy phallus sleeves that can be used as cock rings, penis sleeves and/or ticklers. All of these stimulator sleeves have solid solo potential on penises, fingers or vibrators, though some are better suited for male pleasure than others.

The assortment includes seven clear, rubbery, open-ended penis sleeves of varying sizes, and each sleeve has a different exterior texture of soft spikes, nubs or ribs. Only one of these works well as a traditional "pleasure enhancer" — in other words, a dedicated masturbation sleeve for men. That’s the 2.5-inch jumbo sleeve, the size of which makes it easier to put on and better suited for direct stimulation. (The other six 1.5-inch mini-sleeves are better utilized as cock rings to prolong your session.)

You’ll need to be fairly erect to put these on, and they do need to be fiddled with to apply. Even the largest jumbo sleeve takes some two-finger stretching and lube to put on, but the application process itself can be pleasurable if you do so.

The smoothness of the rubber teases and massages, delivering a sensation that’s gentler but more arousing than using your own palms or fingers. And when slid further down, this sleeve can subtly hug and squeeze your favorite areas to deliver a button-pushing sensation to build and power your climax.

RATING: 3.5/5 STARS

4. The Robo Suck 3 Pump With UR3 Vagina Donut


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What really makes this genre of toy unique is the way it fetishizes your own penis. You slip your limp dick in and voila! It grows! Most people think of the pump as something that enlarges your penis, but it’s usually used to create an erection and, when used with a cock ring, maintain that erection long enough to have sex — alone or with others.

The Robo Suck is battery-operated and has a nice the little rubber "vagina donut" entry slot. If you turn the pump on and slip the tip of your penis between the lips, the pump sucks you right in and transforms your limp dick into something of pornstar caliber. This is all about watching your penis mutate right before your eyes into a swollen rod with veins throbbing down your column. It takes on a life of its own!

The sound of the pump gains a higher pitch as your penis fills the chamber and the suction becomes increasingly intense, to the point where you wonder if it’s going to pull your penis right off. So the building anxiety about potentially exploding your dick adds an entirely unique erotic charge. It’s sort of like the "bubble machine" scene in Willy Wonka as Charlie and Grandpa drift dangerously close to the giant fan.

A quick click of a button, however, releases the pressure immediately. You can also use the pump on your already hard penis for a different sensual and visual experience. I like to start soft and enjoy the magical process of growth and expansion unfold before your eyes. After a minute or so, you're hard and ready to start playing with another toy.

RATING: 4/5 STARS

5. The Vibrating Vulcan Love Wet Vagina Stroker

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The Vulcan Love Wet Vagina Stroker is like a box of Crackerjacks: it comes with a toy inside — a vibrating bullet to slide inside the sleeve for extra stimulation. And if you have two bullets, even better. It can easily accommodate more than one. This toy introduced me to the use of bullet vibes to enhance the experience of sleeves with containers. It’s nice to just relax and let the humming cascade over you or, if the bullets are placed at the top, to feel the humming slowly increase as you push deeper inside. 

This is a toy I like to use in conjunction with others to provide variation. I like to slip into the Vulcan after using a handheld or the Fleshlight in order to extend the process or rejuvenate me after I’ve already had an orgasm. 

RATING: 5/5 STARS

6. The Fleshlight

While it’s true that this is one of the most over-hyped and overpriced sleeves on the market, there’s plenty of reason it’s also the best selling toy in history. Yes... in history. 

The Fleshlight comes in an inconspicuous storage shell, is designed to last, and has enough material in the sleeve to provide warm, inviting sensations. Yes, warm! That’s one of the cool things about the Fleshlight: it’s designed to be heated or, alternatively, cooled in a basin of ice-water, and the temperature differential combined with the right lube and suction create the most realistic feeling of any sleeve out there. 

The key is to warm it up properly and not rush the heating process. Get a basin of water really warm and let the sleeve rest there for about 10 minutes or until warm all the way through. I also warm up the hard shell to create extra heat retention in the sleeve. 

The Fleshlight also has attachments so you can mount the sleeve on just about any flat surface, which can be useful if you prefer to go hands-free.

RATING: 4.5/5 STARS

7. Maven Masturbation Sleeve


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The daddy of all sleeves, The Maven Sleeve can handle whatever you throw at it. The key, again, is finding the amount of lube that works best for you. You want enough for easy gliding but not so much that you lose grip and friction.

The toy is long enough to accommodate all sizes and elegantly facilitates a two-handed motion. I find that with all opaque sleeves my attention centers more on the video I'm watching than on the visual of my penis moving into the sleeve.

Play around with different amounts of lube and different levels of pressure in conjunction with other sleeves or aids. By using a variety of sleeves together, you may find that the feeling of one sleeve is just right at that moment and you can ride that pony to the finish.

RATING: 4.5/5 STARS

8. All In Blowjob Stroker


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Despite its simple design, the All In has become my go-to toy for a variety of reasons.

First, it’s clear so I don’t have the sense that my penis is out of sight and somehow detached. 

Second, it has a nice internal texture but remains silky smooth, providing just the right balance of friction and glide.

The best thing, however, is that its open end allows you to stroke all the way through. This has multiple benefits. First, it allows you to pop outside of the sleeve, reducing clean up time. Second, just the change in feeling of moving in and out of the sleeve provides an erotic charge. And third, it allows you to complement the stroking with something like the Tenga Egg for more variation and stimulation.

There’s also no buzzing noise or unwanted slurping sound from the suction and it's also durable enough to flip inside-out easily for quick cleaning.

The only drawback to the All In is that there’s no shell for storage.

And while I don’t like to compare toys as they’re often best when used in combination with other toys and one toy may be particularly good for one experience while another shines in completely different ways, it’s worth noting that if you’re looking for only one stroker, the All In is cheap! The open top is definitely a benefit for me, and it’s relatively small, transparent, and you can always warm it up if you want. So if you don’t have the budget to splurge on a Fleshlight, the All In is the best basic stroker on the market in my opinion.

RATING: 4/5 STARS

The need for these conversations is the reason I started Better Than The Hand, with the goal of talking about self-pleasure from a personal perspective in a way which will encourage men to fundamentally recast their relationship to self-pleasure.

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