Jan 292011

Over the past few years, women’s toys have made tremendous progress in the areas of quality and design, but there haven’t been as many good options for men looking for masturbation sleeves.  The Tenga Flip offers a men’s sex toy the way it should be done: easy to clean, feels great, looks attractive, and is fun to use.  This is my most highly recommended men’s masturbation sleeve,  hands down (or wrapped around, as the case may be).

  • Toy: Flip (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Male masturbation sleeve, washable, reusable
  • Manufacturer: Tenga
  • Material: Hard ABS plastic outside, squishy elastomer inside
  • Price: $99
  • SMT rating: N/A

Tenga Flip is everything a male masturbation sleeve should be

Tenga knows men’s toys, and the Tenga Flip is one of their most premium offerings.  This washable and reusable toy is my most highly recommended male masturbation sleeve, and a favorite of many of my male reviewing buddies.  This sleeve is tube-shaped, about 7″ long and 3″ in diameter.  The outside is made from hard ABS plastic, while the inner sleeve portion is made from thermoplastic elastomer, which is a squishy, phthalate-free product.  The sleeve splits down the middle so that it can be opened at its midpoint, making it easy to lubricate and clean.  The hard plastic holder that comes with the toy helps it stay shut and also gives it a convenient place to rest when not in use, and it doubles as a mini-drying rack for the Flip after it’s been used!

Thanks to its easy-open design, the Flip is easy to use.  Once the user is erect, you just need to open the Flip and add a good portion of lube all down its length, as well as lubricating the insertee.  Then shut the toy and slide it back into the plastic stand with its opening facing outward (as in the picture on this post), and the user can stroke to his heart’s content!  The inside of the sleeve has a variety of neat ripples, bubbly shapes, and air pockets that cause interesting sensations.  Also, the sensations vary based on where the toy is gripped; those three plastic circles you can see on the outside are three different holding points that cause subtly different sensations when they’re pressed in.  The pleasure from the Flip is more friction and sensation-oriented, rather than some other sleeves which tend to rely more on creating a strong suction.

Because of this same design, the Flip is also easy to clean!  The sleeve can just be opened in half  and put directly under the faucet.  Use antibacterial soap, of course, and you’ll need to get your fingers in there to clean some of the ridges and pockets of the toy, but even so the clean-up for the Flip is quick and easy.  Afterward, you can “hang” the Flip partially open on its holder (the directions that come with demonstrate this) to help it air-dry quickly.  It must be noted, however, that thermoplastic elastomer cannot be sterilized.  That means that the Tenga Flip should be a monogamous toy that is used with one penis and one penis only.  Of course, the user probably wouldn’t be that eager to share, anyway!

The Flip is an excellent masturbation sleeve.  It looks very attractive and not embarrassing or like something that needs to be hidden from the bedside table; at a distance, I think it sort of resembles some sort of odd IKEA lamp.  It gets rave reviews from most men, and can accommodate a wide range of penis sizes.  A rare reviewer has reported that the toy can’t accommodate his large penis, but men who will have this problem are probably already aware that their member is too large for most toys and so should consider themselves adequately warned away from the Flip, as well.

A couple more quick notes: The Flip comes in two different colors, white and black.  The white Flip has a smoother sensation, with the inner sleeve filled with more curvy shapes, and is less tight, while the black Flip has a more intense texture and is tighter.  Both are the same length and width and are highly recommended.  Finally, the directions for the Flip say that with care, this toy will last a good 50 uses, but I’ve found that they can last even longer.  I’ve known of well-loved Tenga Flips that have lasted well over a year with good care.

In summary, if you’re looking for a male masturbation sleeve, look no further!  The Tenga Flip is the highest-quality masturbation sleeve we’ve reviewed here and is an excellent premium men’s toy.

Sep 052010

While I’ve seen a lot of great men’s masturbation toys, it’s become clear that, largely, they fall into two categories: full-penis-length stroking sleeves meant to enhance the usual jacking-off motions, or anal toys meant for prostate stimulation.  That’s why the arrival of the Cobra Libre, Fun Factory’s new vibrating men’s toy meant for relaxing, luxuriating stimulation to the glans (the penis head) was extra exciting for me.  Did it live up to my expectations? Find out below!

  • Toy:  Cobra Libre (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Men’s toy, vibrating masturbation sleeve, rechargeable
  • Manufacturer: Fun Factory
  • Material: Plastic body, silicone sleeve
  • Price: $139
  • SMT rating: N/A

This little race car encourages you to lay back and enjoy the ride

The Cobra Libre has a hard plastic body with a soft stretchy silicone sleeve that is designed to resemble to a race car.  The insertion end has a 2 1/2 inch length for comfortably inserting the end of the penis ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter.

The Cobra Libre was really popular with our reviewers. The easy-to-use control buttons are embedded along the top of the rechargeable vibrator, which should run for an hour and a half on high, and last even longer on a lower speed, offering plenty of time for stimulation. Unlike the most male masturbation toys with stroking motion sleeves, this attractive vibration action toy is meant to sit on the end of your penis, stimulating the most sensitive parts all around the head and tip areas, and does the work for you. Awesome! It is so quiet that you can’t hear it in use.  Using a water based lubricant, exploring with a gentle rocking motion, adding a bit of pressure or trying various positions inside the sleeve offers satisfying ways to kicking back, relaxing and enjoying the brand new vibration sensation.

For people who are sensitive to the stroking sensation, the vibrating motion can be a wonderful choice. Sex toys are often recommended by outreach and treatment programs for helping men with identifying  their own body signals, so they can have a better understanding of themselves and what they can offer their partner.  This is also a great unit for folks in the disability community, having a big grip for easy handling.

The Cobra Libre unique, the easy to wash, vibrating men’s masturbation toy offering a delightful departure from the standard stroking toy by vibrating the top and end of his penis all by itself.  This new toy gets a thumbs-up from us, and we are excited to see men’s masturbation toys exploring new directions.

Jun 132010

Tenga makes some of the finest men’s toys on the market, and so it is no surprise that the Lip Service is a top quality, single-use, men’s masturbation toy that rocked our reviewer’s socks.  Actually, he reported that it was a huge improvement over using a sock,  just in case you were curious.  This gem is designed to offer a strong sucking sensation that you can control, a throaty slurping sound (it’s not loud, don’t worry), and loads of pleasure.

  • Toy:  Lip Service (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Male masturbation sleeve, pre-lubed, disposable
  • Manufacturer: Tenga
  • Material: lube is water-based, silicone insert, hard plastic outer shell, foam lining and lubricated sponges
  • Price: $16
  • SMT rating: N/A
Inner Goodness of the Lip Service.  Willy Wonka Meets Wanking!

Inner Goodness of the Lip Service. Willy Wonka Meets Wanking!

One of the finest features of this ready-to-use item is the generous lubrication, which is not only  applied to the contact surface of the very soft interior lining, but to a series of small sponges tucked inside, offering complete comfort with indulgent satisfaction. All you need to do is open it up on both ends (unscrew the cap on one for penetration, pull off the foil tab on the other for controlling suction) and you are ready to enjoy the fully lubricated silicone liner.  The sleeve is surrounded at the sides by foam padding that provides stimulating added pressure to the penis for those of concise or average penis size, while also making it comfy for the hugely endowed among us.

Another remarkable feature is made clear after use of this product. With the exception of a slight dampness after use, all the lubricant remains inside for easy, convenient and clean disposal.  Yes, folks, it makes cleaning up a breeze.  Just toss out the Lip Service and zip up your fly – you’re tidy and ready to tackle your day in a relaxed and joyful mood.  This also means that the lube doesn’t drip out during your fun times, keeping you dry and the Tenga wet.

It’s a well-made product, so there were few things that the reviewer would have improved.   The sizable outer shell is lightweight but cannot be squeezed, although suction can be adjusted by covering or releasing the air hole at the tip.  If you want intense pressure, you may prefer the Tenga Egg, which is directly controlled by your grip.  The substantial width of the toy (due to lots of squishy, textured insides and foam padding) with its slightly undulating shape would be a wonderful tool for those who struggle with hand strength/grip or finger dexterity yet want to pleasure their lover or themselves.  Keep in mind, however, that you’ll need to remove the outer wrap, unscrew the wide cap, and pull or scrape off the foil tab from the air hole by hand before making use of the toy’s ease of grasp.

The reviewer said it felt absolutely fantastic and didn’t make any funny noises when suction was increased  (like some sleeves).  Your imagination will allow you to experience a variety of different ways of enhancement, or watch the video review for positioning ideas. This could include multiple uses during one sitting, but remember that this intended to be a disposable toy.  The design would make it difficult to properly clean for use at another time, but the moderate price makes it affordable for self-indulgence as well as a wonderful gift for that special wanker in your life.  The Tonga Lip Service men’s sex toy  is definitely for the man who values pleasure, as it comes pre-lubed and is sure to enhance your pleasure solo or with your partners!

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Jun 052010

The Fleshlight Sex in a Can (Spread Eagle model) is an enjoyable mid-level masturbation sleeve for men that comes in semi-discreet masculine packaging.  This deliciously naughty brew has a lot to offer a man looking to spice up his masturbation routine!

  • Toy:  Sex in a Can (Spread Eagle model; sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Male masturbation sleeve, washable, reusable
  • Manufacturer: Fleshlight
  • Material: Sleeve is made from TPE
  • Price: $45
  • SMT rating: N/A

FleshLight’s Sex in a Can  (Spread Eagle model) is a very masculine, easy-to-hide stroker sleeve masturbation toy for men.  Taking off the screw top of the beverage style can reveals an attractive, very soft, life-like, flesh-toned vulva.  The bottom of the can also unscrews to adjust the amount of suction desired.  Our reviewers recommended unscrewing the can bottom at least a minimal amount to avoid distracting air compression sounds from the top during use.  The toy contents are open on both ends to regulate the pressure and is removable for easy cleaning using a sink, soap and water; simply let the sleeve air dry before reinserting in the can.  To maintain the very soft feel after washing, using a light powdering of  cornstarch is recommended, but not required.

After use, the reviewers give the Sex in a Can a big thumbs up as a mid-level price and quality toy. When used with a generous amount of water-based lubricant, the Sex in a Can has a superior feel compared to using the hand for masturbation.  This  item can offer opportunities to experiment with different types of thrust and depth of stroke, as well as practicing techniques for lasting longer during  sex with a partner.

This toy is very easy to use, pretty discreet in the living quarters, has a “feel good” swirling texture inside for added satisfaction, and is of a length and size that the average user to thoroughly enjoy.