12 Best Male Masturbators

Best Male Masturbators

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Looking for the next great bedroom thrill? If so, you’re in luck because we’re about to countdown the best male masturbators you need in your life right now.

And don’t forget, if nothing on this list works for you, or you’re after general sex toys, we’ve previously reviewed the very Best Sex Toys For Men for the more adventurous male.

Also of Interest: Beard Straighteners for Men

What Are the Best Male Masturbators?

Lovebotz The Milker Automatic Deluxe Stroker Masturbation Machine
  • The best milker on the market
  • Does all the work for you
  • Can hide the milkers inside the box
Price: $599.95 Shop now at Adam & Eve Shop now Read our review
Virtual Mate Game & Core
  • Killer tech and lifelike software
  • Great design
  • Lets you have virtual sex
Price: $169.00 Shop now at Virtual Mate Shop now Read our review
Satisfyer Men's Classic
  • Perfect for newcomers
  • Great alternative to Fleshlight
  • Easy to clean
Price: $25.00 Shop now at Adam & Eve Shop now Read our review
Sasha Grey Deep Throat Pocket Pal
  • Feels really great
  • Based on Sasha Grey
  • Really affordable
Price: $27.95 Shop now at Adam&Eve Shop now Read our review
Tracy's Dog Turboo Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Unique design
  • Feels great regardless of whether you use it on auto or not
  • Crazy powerful
Price: $119.00 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Fun Factory Cobra Libre II Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Super powerful motors
  • Looks premium
  • Easy to clean
Price: $129.98 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Fleshlight Pilot
  • Feels great
  • Easy to hide
  • Textured insides are on a whole 'nother level
Price: $49.95 Shop now at Adam&Eve Shop now Read our review
Hot Octopuss Pulse Solo Essential Extra Powerful Vibrating Sleeve Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Perfect for couples
  • Easy to clean
  • Great foreplay options
Price: $99.00 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Tenga Egg Variety 6-Pack Assortment Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Feel so, so, so good!
  • Affordable
  • Perfect for couples
Price: $31.22 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Tenga 3D Sleeve Spiral for Male Masturbation Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Insanely satisfying!
  • Totally reusable
  • Super affordable
Price: $29.01 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Male Electric Relaxation Toy with LED Display Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Feels great!
  • Of a deceptively high quality
  • Lots of fun features to play around with
Price: $75.02 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
HOT Male Electric Sucker Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Gets the job done
  • Well designed insides
  • Easy to use (once you know what you're doing)
Price: $79.96 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Our Unbiased Reviews
  1. 1. Lovebotz The Milker Automatic Deluxe Stroker Masturbation Machine

    Pros:
    • The best milker on the market
    • Does all the work for you
    • Can hide the milkers inside the box
    Cons:
    • Pricey
    • There's no talking your way our of what the milkers are meant for
    • Again, pricey. Think long and hard about this one

    What happens when you cross a fishing tackle box and a cow milker? Sometimes this job is weird. 

    The Lovebotz Milker is such an utterly bizarre device. There’s no way you can disguise the fact this is a sex toy. Maybe you could convince your partner you’re a farmer, but I don’t know. I don’t think they’d buy it. Thankfully, you can store all the extra inside the box, so there is at least some subterfuge options. 

    So, is it any good? That’s not easy to answer. Depending on who you speak to you’ll get a different response. If, for the high price tag, you’re expecting a godly toy, you’re going to be disappointed and won’t be able to separate the enjoyment from cost. On the flip side, if you’re happy to sink this much money into a sex toy and won’t regret the cost, you’ll be free to enjoy it for what it is. 

    The idea behind this toy is you slip your penis in, then The Milker simulates sex by, well, milking you like a cow. MILKING YOU LIKE A COW!

    This is a multispeed masturbator. Turn the dial, play with the different speeds, and sit back as this toy does all the work for you. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    I gotta be honest, I was expecting to find out this would be a pain to clean. While it’s more effort than the more basic best male masturbators, it’s still easy enough with a constant supply of water.

    Overall

    Opinions, eh? Some people love it, some don’t. Here’s another opinion: Don’t buy it unless you can afford it. Seriously, if this is going to leave a dent in your pocket, there’s no way you’re going to be able to fully enjoy it. This is a luxury purchase for sex toy wizards who are looking for a new thrill. 

    Don’t get me wrong, The Milker is a great sext toy, but you have absolutely got to factor the cost in. As an impulse buy, you should avoid. But if you’re clear on what it is, what it does, AND have the money spare, you won’t be disappointed.  

  2. 2. Virtual Mate Game & Core

    Pros:
    • Killer tech and lifelike software
    • Great design
    • Lets you have virtual sex
    • Virtual Mate plans to expland the line and continues to provide updates
    • Way more affordable than some of the other high-tech gizmos
    Cons:
    • May not be ideal for larger boys
    • Needs a PC to run the interactive software
    • May be too realistic for some

    Virtual Mate is pushing what it means to be a sex toy. 

    There’s a lot to get through here but the short version is this: The Virtual Mate is a masturbator paired with photo-realistic virtual sex software. If you’re after the next generation of sex toys with lofty goals, the Virtual Mate is sure to impress. 

    The whole hook here is while watching videos from your favorite site is great, can the experience feel more realistic or meaningful? It turns out, yes, very much so. 

    The Virtual Mate stroker features cutting-edge tech that enables it to sync up with Virtual Mate interactive videos. When you thrust in real-life, the video, or more specifically the woman in the video, will respond in kind. 

    While the woman in the video is computer generated (made in the Unreal Engine no less), she’s as close to life-like as you can get, and the motion-capture tech to let her move like an actual person rather than a janky mobile game character is on-point. She can also be switched out for different models, including some licensed adult actors. If it’s choice you’re after, there are enough options here to suit everyone. 

    The software itself can be broken down into four categories: Fast Mode, Story, Video Mode, or VR. 

    Fast Mode allows users to jump straight into the action without any fuss and select different scenes depending on what takes their fancy. 

    Story is more of a role-play mode. If you want a meatier interaction that’s more akin to a choose your own adventure book, this mode’s for you. You’ll learn more about Shiela and be able to build a much deeper connection. 

    Video Mode is another area where the tech feels even more futuristic. In this mode, you’ll be able to sync the Core with any 2D, 3D, or VR video. You can even import your favorite videos have them react in real-time with the masturbator. 

    Finally, there’s the VR mode which, as you can probably guess, lets you hook up a VR headset for an even more immersive experience. 

    Because of how high-tech the software is, you will need a decent enough PC to run it. As a very rough rule of thumb, if you can run Fortnite (which is free to download and test out), you’ll be able to run the software (obviously the better the processor, RAM, and graphics card, the better the result). 

    Moving over to the masturbator, the design here is flawless. It’s sleek and doesn’t scream out sex toy. It’s classy, which is what you’d expect from something with this level of technical power and design thought. It’s ergonomic and fits into the hand naturally. 

    On the inside is  FDA-Approved silicone, so be sure to use a water-based lube if needed and never a silicon-based alternative (silicon on silicon can damage your masturbator). It also boasts a heating function to add that extra layer of realism. I’ve seen a small amount of folk bemoan a lack of space on the inside, but that’s dependant on several factors. For the larger girths, it may be an issue. For most, however, it’ll most likely be fine. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it? 

    Super simple. Both the inner silicone and the outer shell are washable. Just pull the sleeve out, give everything a rinse and leave it to dry.  

    Overall

    The Virtual Mate is designed for the modern man. It’s a step ahead of where the industry is heading thanks to killer tech and life-like realism. Virtual sex isn’t for everyone, sure, but if you’re after the next great thrill and have an open mind, you won’t regret testing the next evolution in sex toys out. 

  3. 3. Satisfyer Men’s Classic | Perfect for Newcomers

    Pros:
    • Perfect for newcomers
    • Great alternative to Fleshlight
    • Easy to clean
    • Super discreet
    Cons:
    • No other color options
    • Not suitable for those 8.5-inches or over
    • Looks like a sex toy with the cap off (so keep it on in airports)

    Normally when it comes to the best male masturbators, everyone sticks to the tried and tested name brands. Don’t. Sometimes there’s some killer products you’ll be missing out on. 

    Don’t get me wrong, some non-name brand products are utterly awful. Like, they’re so, so bad. This Satisfyer Men’s Classic, though? It’s the exception. 

    If you’re new to sex toys, you may not want to jump straight to the pricey options like Fleshlight. There’s nothing wrong with starting off with something more cost-effective to see whether you enjoy it or not. If you do, great, that’s when you start looking at the pricier options. 

    The Satisfyer Men’s Classic is a deluxe stroker with an adjustable pressure regulator, meaning you can adjust how much force you’re thrusting into. I’d absolutely recommend playing around with that setting to see what works for you. 

    In terms of size, this discreet model can fit up to 8.5 inches. It’s also recommended you find yourself a good water-based lube (I’d go with Astroglide) to get the best experience possible. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Super easy. Just jam it under a tap and it’ll be clean in a matter of seconds. Just, as always, water-based lube, not silicone. 

    Overall

    Sometimes the unknown, more affordable options are worth checking out. Personally I’m always going to go with toys like Fleshlight, but if you’ve tried Fleshlights and are looking for something a little different, this is one toy that’s worth checking out.  

  4. 4. Sasha Grey Deep Throat Pocket Pal

    Pros:
    • Feels really great
    • Based on Sasha Grey
    • Really affordable
    • Feels super realistic
    Cons:
    • Some people find the realistic body parts creepy
    • Can't be used with silicone lube
    • Clearly looks like a sex toy

    You would not believe how darn popular the Sasha Grey Deep Throat Pocket Pal is. Men LOVE it. 

    Obviously, this isn’t going to be as great as the more premium products, but at this price point, I don’t think anyone was really expecting it to be. It’s affordable and yet still manages to get the job done. 

    What I find really crazy is despite the lower price, there’s a lot going on. The mouth, with soft teeth, opens up, and the throat has several layers to it. There’s the tongue, the almost ribbed inner-mouth, and the deepthroat area. For an inexpensive toy, that extra level of design is incredible value. 

    As eagle-eyed readers may have already picked up, this masturbator is based on Sasha Grey, or more specifically, her lips and tongue. How accurate it is, I have zero idea. That said, there are a lot of men who swear by this masturbator, so it definitely does the job. 

    In another really cool design decision, the whole thing is made from UR3, which depending on who you speak to, is the closest material to human skin around. 

    Again, I’m amazed by how much thought has gone into the design of this one. There’s very little to find fault with here. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Really easy. Blast water and mild soap through and everything should wash straight out. You won’t find an easier to clean product. 

    Overall

    There is barely anything to complain about, which I think speaks volumes for how good this thing is. It’s sensual, ribbed in all the right places, thoughtfully designed, and there’s comments from loads of people who love this thing. But the best part? It’s really affordable. What else could you ask for?

  5. 5. Tracy’s Dog Turboo

    Pros:
    • Unique design
    • Feels great regardless of whether you use it on auto or not
    • Crazy powerful
    Cons:
    • Very loud
    • Lasts around an hour (due to its power)
    • Quite heavy (again, because of how powerful it is)

    Let me tell you, the Turboo Automatic Masurbator by Tracy’s Dog is great, and has become my go-to masturbator of choice. 

    It’s the smaller details that always make the difference when it comes to automatic masturbators. The Turboo is a heavy beast but that’s offset by an incredible, ergonomic design. It’s very easy to get a grip, even when it’s on the most powerful setting. It’s so comfortable to hold, in fact, you can use at a  straight up regular mastubator, which you absolutely want to try out. 

    Rather than opting for a fully latex interior, Tracy’s Dog went with tendrils on the inside. I’m trying to avoid saying ‘spikey’ here, simply because they don’t feel spikey when you’re using them (plus that sounds kinda terrifying). They are super soft, and gently stroke the penis in a satisfying way. I was shocked by how well they worked, actually. I fully expected them to not to offer up enough resistance but it turns out Tracy’s Dog knows what they’re doing. 

    For a three-hour charge you’ll get around one hour of usage. If that seems low, I cannot stress enough how powerful this thing is. I was able to use it on my wife’s clitorous and have it still work. That’s how strong it is. Do be warned, though, it’s a noisy toy, although that’s to be expected from something of this caliber. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Super simple. The latex entry can be detached, then it’s just a case of rinsing with soap and warm water. Leave to air dry, done. 

    Overall

    I’m a big fan of the Tracy’s Dog Turboo. It’s a masturbator full of elements I’m not usually a fan of.  And yet, it’s a thrillride I wasn’t expected. If you’ve tried all the classics, definitely give the Turboo a go. 

  6. 6. Fun Factory Cobra Libre II

    Pros:
    • Super powerful motors
    • Looks premium
    • Easy to clean
    Cons:
    • Heavy
    • Most love it, some don't
    • Still looks like a gaming mouse

    If you manage to last longer than a minute during the first use of the Fun Factory Cobra Libre II, I’ll be impressed. 

    There’s no getting around the fact this thing looks like a gaming mouse. I’ve tried, okay? It looks like a gaming mouse and there’s nothing you can do about that fact. The only saving grace is at least the Cobra Libre II won’t look too out of place on a shelf. Just don’t let visitors touch it and you can tell them it’s definitely a high-tech mouse. 

     The Cobra Libre II is a conflicting beast. Some people absolutely love the ergonomic design, whereas others just can’t get on with it. 

    It’s heavy. Not so heavy it’s uncomfortable or going to leave you with one arm more ripped than the other, but heavy enough that it’s not the easiest to use with one hand. If you find a setting you like, you’ll be fine. But changing mid-play isn’t the easiest of things to pull off. But then again, we’ve mastered the art of flicking through a video on a mobile device with one hand, so maybe it’s not that impossible?

    This masturbator makes use of a silicone inside. And by that I mean the area you insert the tip of your penis is covered in silicone. For those unaware, silicone is as close to lifelike as you can get.

    The two motors offer up a powerful response. You’ll need to take some time to find the right angle, but finding that sweet spot is worth the effort. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Super easy. It’s messy, but nothing a good bit of water can clean up. Just keep in mind to use a water-based lube. Silicone lube damages silicone toys, so that should be a hard pass for anyone thinking of picking this up. 

    Overall

    The Cobre Libre II isn’t for everyone. That said, if you’re after something that has the potential to blow your mind, it’s one of the best male masturbators you’ll ever come across. 

  7. 7. Fleshlight Flight Pilot

    Pros:
    • Feels great
    • Easy to hide
    • Textured insides are on a whole 'nother level
    Cons:
    • Slightly more effort to clean up
    • Says Fleshlight on the outside so everyone knows what it is
    • Only two color options

    The Fleshlight Flight Pilot is one of the best Fleshlight products to date. 

    Fleshlight is always quick to point out the company’s products utilize the patented Real-Feel SuperSkin. I’m sure there’s that one guy in the back ready to scream about how it’s not that good, but the truth is, the SuperSkin is one of the best advancements in the male sex toy industry to date. 

    Nothing beats the real thing, but the SuperSkin tech is the most realistic texture around. 

    Other than the almost-realistic texture, one of the main hooks of the Pilot are the different ribbed textures in the inside. It sounds gimmicky, right? But they’re actually a really smart choice. They add to the overall experience. 

    I always struggle to review Fleshlight products. They have so many different minor features, and some of them should fail, or at least sound bad on paper, but when you get them in your hand, and test them out, they always work. Stop making my job harder than it needs to be, Fleshlight!

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Easy may be stretching it, but it’s not exactly hard. So long as you’ve got a water supply, and use water-based lube, it’ll be easy enough. 

    Overall

    There’s always so much to love about Fleshlight products. They’re affordable, do the job without any effort, always push the boat in terms of new ideas that actually work, and above all else, they feel GREAT. You’ll never go wrong with a Fleshlight and it’s easy to see why they’re one of the best male masturbators around. 

  8. 8. Hot Octopuss Pulse Solo Essential Extra Powerful Vibrating Sleeve

    Pros:
    • Perfect for couples
    • Easy to clean
    • Great foreplay options
    Cons:
    • Not great without lube
    • Makes noise
    • Calls itself a guybrator which is lame

    The Hot Octopuss Pulse Solo is another one that’ll leave your knees trembling. 

    Design is so important when it comes to sex toys. Even more so when it’s male masturbators, and the way the Octopuss is designed is ingenious. The open design means it’ll fit any penis, although you will need to play around with it a bit to find the right angle. 

    One of the main hooks of the Pulse Solo is the ability to climax without needing to stroke. You can stroke, and in my opinion should, but you don’t need to. Just add some lube, sit back, and enjoy. Doesn’t that sound like bliss?

    This set also comes with a USB charger as well as a useful travel pouch for when you need to disguise it. Believe me, if you travel, that pouch will be a godsend. 

    I do need to quickly point this out, use lube. There are loads of reports of people not enjoying these toys when going in dry. It’s all about the lube. 

    The other thing I love about these types of sex toys is the ability to involve your partner. Not everyone can be bothered to get hot and sweaty (sex). Sitting back as your partner does all the work is the best (just be sure to reciprocate), and with toys like this, they can really mess with you by altering the speeds. Seriously, try it, it’s great fun. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Really easy. It’s an open design, so warm water will wash this thing without anything getting stuck. 

    Overall

    Whether it’s flying solo or with a partner, this is a fun little toy. I’d wager there are more powerful items on this list, but if you’re new to sex toys, this is a great jumping-in point without being overwhelmed. Just remember the lube, yeah?

  9. 9. Tenga Egg Variety 6-Pack Assortment

    Pros:
    • Feel so, so, so good!
    • Affordable
    • Perfect for couples
    Cons:
    • One time use
    • Can be messy at first
    • Literally looks like a egg (you'll get used to it)

    Ever used a Tenga egg before? If you answered ‘no’, boy oh boy are you in for a luxurious surprise. 

    The Tenga Egg Variety 6-Pack Assortment is incredible value. Each of the eggs feature a different texture, meaning each one is a different experience. 

    Whenever I think of Tenga eggs, I always go back to this Cosmopolitan article. In it, a girlfriend uses one of the eggs on their boyfriend. At first there’s lots of giggling about using an egg during fun time, but he quickly becomes taken by how ecstasy-inducing they are. 

    You see, the inside of the eggs are made from TPE, which is one of the most lifelike materials you’ll find. Not only that, you can adjust the egg in the hand to get some really amazing results. 

    Don’t get me wrong, Tenga eggs are perfect for solo play, but finding a decent sex toy for duos isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Women have way more options than men, and a lot of the sex toys men do have aren’t ideal for couples. These eggs, however, are perfect for couples who are sexually comfortable with one another to try new things. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Not easy at all. Tenga eggs are a one time use. Put lube in, use it, bin it. I suppose you could clean it out, but if you’re looking for something reusable, I’d suggest a Fleshlight or something that’s designed for multiple hand shandies. 

    Overall

    Sure, the one time use thing may put people off. It shouldn’t, though, simply because of how euphoric Tenga eggs are. They are a luxury, so I’d recommend only using one every two weeks or every month to avoid costs getting out of control. That said, having that one special day to look forward to is fun in and of itself. 

    Seriously, if you’ve not tried them yet, give them a blast. You can thank me later. 

  10. 10. Tenga 3D Sleeve Spiral for Male Masturbation

    Pros:
    • Insanely satisfying!
    • Totally reusable
    • Insanely satisfying!
    • Again, it's really satisfying!
    Cons:
    • Looks weird (but doesn't look like a sex toy)
    • Ideally needs paper towels to dry it (rather than air-drying, because: odurs)
    • Not other color options (but different styles are available)

    As I’ve said before, Tenga needs to be on your radar. The Japanese company makes some of the best sex toys around. 

    The Tenga 3D Sleeve Spiral may look a little odd, but once you’ve tried it you’ll be happy you did. 

    Unlike the eggs, this one’s reusable. And believe me when I say, you’ll be using this a lot. 

    On the outside is a ribbed spiral pattern that translates through the soft realistic TPE material inside. Don’t worry, the insides are much smoother than the outside. You’ll still feel the ribbed texture, but it’s not anywhere near as scary as it looks. 

    It’s made from a stretchy material as well, which makes it perfect for any size penis. 

    And best of all? It’s super affordable. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Very. Just run the tap through the center and it’ll be clean in seconds, no muss, no fuss. 

    Overall

    Can you get insane pleasure at a low price? Absolutely! Tenga has a reputation for making euphoric sex toys and this one’s no different. It’s affordable, satisfying, and easy to clean – the three main factors when it comes to picking up a new sex toy. 

  11. 11. Male Electric Relaxation Toy with LED Display

    Pros:
    • Feels great!
    • Features non-toxic, high-quality silicone
    • Lots of fun features to play around with
    • Comes apart for easy cleaning
    Cons:
    • Looks kind of ugly
    • Stop adding moaning sounds to toy!
    • Not ideal for larger boys

    Hey so this Male Electric Relaxation Toy with LED Display is one of the best male vibrators you’ve never heard of. 

    It’s got a lot of power behind it. So much so, it’s capable of some truly insane stats, namely 400 rotations per minute and 280 strokes per minute. While those stats may be somewhat inflated, they’re not far off, and a lot of people absolutely swear by this masturbator. 

    It’s got a strong ergonomic design. I can’t stress the importance of finding a masturbator that works with the shape of your penis. It’s crazy how many companies get this simple aspect wrong. 

    In terms of comfort, this one ticks all the boxes. It’s light enough to hold without feeling too heavy, and with 10 spin modes and five speeds there’s a lot to play around with. Part of the joy of new sex toys is finding what settings feel the best, right? So with this many options available, there’s something for everyone. 

    The only downside here is the inclusion of ‘realistic sexual moans’. Now I should note some guys like the extra sounds as it adds realism. Me personally? Nah. Does anyone want a tinny-sounding moan while they’re masturbating? I don’t know why companies keep adding this feature but it’s very rarely implemented in a way that’s actually arousing. 

    In terms of the design, one end features a soft, non-toxic faux vagina while the insides are ribbed for your pleasure. It all works really well and feels like a real premium product. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    With any faux-vagina-based toys, cleaning will never be easy, exactly, but it’s not hard either. Just remember, a steady stream of water cleans everything. And to help out with cleaning, all the parts easily come apart, meaning getting into those hard to reach places a piece of cake. 

    Overall

    Given this isn’t a super-known brand, alarm bells are sure to sound. That said, this is one of those lesser-known brands you can trust. It’s got the fun factor and as I mentioned above, feels like it should cost a lot more than it does. What’s not to love?

  12. 12. HOT Male Electric Sucker

    Pros:
    • Gets the job done
    • Well designed insides
    • Easy to use (once you know what you're doing)
    Cons:
    • Pricey
    • Not as great as Fleshlight or Tenga products
    • Not easy to use (the first time you use it)

    The main hook of the HOT Male Electric Sucker is the ability to play around until you find something that works for you. 

    With seven speed settings, seven different frequencies, and 49 modes this one’s all about exploration. Plop it on your dongle then start hitting buttons until you find the right level of pleasure. 

    The term “start hitting buttons,” is intentional. For some reason, this thing isn’t intuitive. You’ll get the hang of it eventually, but given how easy to use toys like the Fleshlight Launch are, you’d expect something much simpler to be even easier. 

    It’s not a massive deal-breaker by any means, but it is a palm-to-forehead kind of moment. 

    Something else that’s great is the well-designed insides. There’s a selection of different textures designed to simulate different situations (sucking, vaginal walls, etc). It’s always a good sign when companies put thought into making something that feels different from what’s popular. 

    How Easy to Clean Is it?

    Fairly. It’s not the easiest on this list, and it does take a little longer to clean due to the design, but I wouldn’t say it’s tricky or hard to clean by any means. 

    Overall

    Personally, there are better options out there at this price-point. That said, if you’ve worked your way through all the popular choices and are looking for a new thrill, definitely give this a second thought. You won’t be disappointed, but as I say, I’d go with the likes of Fleshlight or Tenga instead. 

Everything You Need to Know About Male Sex Toys

If you're new to the world of sex toys for men, you may find you're a little overwhelmed. Don't worry, though, we're here to help. Below you'll find the top questions with answers and tips and tricks you need to know before you make your decision. 

How to Clean Your Male Sex Toy

Cleaning your sex toy is a must. Believe me, you don't want a dirty sex toy. It may sound obvious, but let's look at what can happen if you skimp on sanitation. 

According to the UK's National Health Service, sex toys can pass on all kinds of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, and shigella. 

The golden rule of sex toy usage is to either use a condom each time, therefore throwing away any bacteria in between uses, or clean it thoroughly. 

You also need to steer clear of sharing sex toys with people with bloodborne infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS.

Now that the common sense stuff is out of the way, how do you go about cleaning a sex toy? It's actually quite simple. 

Warm water will kill off most types of bacteria. It may also be worth grabbing an anti-bacterial spray that's safe for human skin. Honeydew has a spray that's perfect for this sort of thing. 

Finally, be sure to check your toy after every usage for any cuts or breaks. That's where bacteria will build up, so it's important to either clean those areas with extra care or, when the damage becomes too much, buy a new toy. 

What's the Difference Between Different Lubes?

You'll see all kinds of different lubes, with some claiming to be better for different things. This isn't a simple as manufacturers would have you believe so let's break them down. 

The three main types of lube you need to concern yourself with are silicone, water, and oil. 

Silicone is one of the messiest lubes around, and is mostly used for solo, toy-less self-pleasuring. Also because it's silicone, it's automatically hypoallergenic, which is important to those with allergies who may have an allergic reaction. 

Under no circumstances are you to ever use silicone lube with silicone sex toys. The two agents will work against each other, resulting in damage to your toy. And it'll be a lot harder to get clean, leading to potentially even more bacteria than is normal. 

Again: Silicone + Silicone = Bad. 

Oil, on the other hand, is the wettest of the three, but also an absolute nightmare to clean up. Sure, one squirt of oil should last you the entire session, but then you're left with a slimy penis (gross) and will need to hop in the shower afterward. 

Warm water and a towel is a decent alternative, I guess. But do you really want to clean up oil when all you want to do is chill?

What Do The Experts Say?

Heavy recently caught up with Dr. Jess O’Reilly, one of the medical experts over at Astroglide, to find out the importance of different lubes.

"Those who use sexual accouterments such as sex toys and lube report higher sexual functioning and overall greater sexual satisfaction," says Dr. Jess. 

"In terms of lube, water-based lubricants are by far the most common, and for good reason: They’re lightweight, easy to clean up and can be used with most sex toys. Since pure water is about the most natural ingredient out there, these lubes are also very gentle and soothing to the skin."

Water-based is the most common, then, but what about the other hugely popular lube?

"Silicone-based lubricants are slick and extremely long-lasting but aren’t the best choice for use with toys made of silicone as the materials react with one another and may cause the surface of the sex toy to break down over time. Silicone-based lubes, however, are safe to use with toys made of hard materials such as plastic, aluminum, ceramic, steel, marble, glass, etc."

What Materials Should You Avoid?

Obviously the first thing to consider is any allergies you may already have and base your purchase decision around that. 

There are a few others that are also worth keeping at arm's length. 

According to my research, the main ones to avoid include Latex, Phthalates, and Jelly. 

The problem with latex, which comes from trees, is the body's natural oil can break it down, so when using a sex toy that incorporates latex, you can imagine how damaged it'll become over time. 

In a similar vein, Phthalates should be avoided at all costs. The material used in shower curtains and wallpaper is hazardous to human skin. I don't need to say why putting something with Phthalates near your little trooper is a bad idea. 

Suffice it to say, avoid anything with Phthalates in at all costs. 

The same goes for jelly sex toys. It's bouncy and rubbery, which helps to create a realistic product. But, it's full of Phthalates, so again, avoid like the plague. 

Are Masturbators Better Than Sex?

This is a really tough one to answer. Yes and no. 

You will have some killer orgasms with the above sex toys. Way better than just boring old masturbation, but comparing it with sex isn't a fair comparison. 

Is masturbation better than sex or sexual intercourse? Not really. Having a partner will always be more enjoyable. Plus there's the emotional connection. Even during a one night stand there's the thrill of doing something slutty (which you shouldn't be shamed for). With a partner, there's love involved, and in long-term relationships, the fact you can sit around and discuss sex more openly. 

Can a sex toy match the euphoria of the real thing? Of course they can't. That just isn't possible. That said, you can still have a killer and sometimes better orgasm (purely the act of ejaculating rather than the emotional connection) from a sex toy. 

Are masturbators better than sex? As I say, yes and no. 

Can Too Much Masturbation Leave You Impotent?

No! You can't go blind from masturbating too much. Nor will your penis fall off. Unless you're a male spider. Then when you have sex it will, in fact, fall off. Sorry spiders. Should've stayed celibate. 

Want some proof? Okay. Healthline looked into this exact matter and the results speak for themselves. 

One man believed his masturbation habits left him impotent. It turns out he was also diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and after some therapy, was able to get it up again. 

Then there's the myth that too many adult videos can lead to impotence. Again, there's no study to back this up, though it is possible to become so desensitized to adult movies that regular people, with regular bodies, don't' attract you anymore, thus leading to erectile dysfunction. Everything in moderation just to be safe, yeah?

The main causes of erectile dysfunction include excessive alcohol or tobacco use, blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, as well as neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. 

If you do suffer from erectile dysfunction, there's no need to panic. There are a lot of different treatments out there with high success rates. Just contact your local doctor and ask them for some advice. It's that simple. 

Oh, and don't be embarrassed. It's more common than you think. 

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