The world of sex toys has long been dominated by women and the gadgets that feel good on their goods. Happily, though, high-quality sex toys for men are starting to come on the market. You can use these toys solo or with a partner to add a little variety and excitement to your sex life.
While many of these toys are focused on penis pleasure, there are also a bevy of toys that provide anal, scrotal, and perineal pleasure as well. Read on for a primer on sex toys for men and how to use them. For more personalized advice on sex toys, chat with one of our Juicebox coaches.
Masturbation sleeves are designed to be penetrated by the penis. Most of them are uniquely textured to create novel sensations on the head and shaft of the penis. Masturbation sleeves are usually quite soft so they can easily stretch around any sized penis and provide a nice amount of friction.
The cadillac of masturbation sleeves is the Fleshlight. The fleshlight sex toy for men is a combination of an attractively shaped orifice (lips, anus, vulva, or some more creative shapes…) plus a textured sleeve, encased in a hard-plastic tube. They come in a range of sizes that can accommodate penises of varying lengths and girths. The standard style of fleshlight also provides an adjustable valve to provide the desired amount of suction. The vulva-shaped fleshlight also comes in some “celebrity” varieties modeled from the vulvas of some of the biggest names in porn. We like the single-use Tenga Cups for a high-tech, textured product. These sex toys for men also make great gifts ;)Pocket Pussies are usually smaller than the fleshlight, making them much easier to discreetly carry. Like their name, these sex toys for men are usually shaped like a vulva. They are made by a variety of companies and come in a range of sizes, colors, and styles.
Tenga Eggs are an elastomer sleeve designed to be gently stretched over the penis and used for masturbation.As with all sex toys, it’s a good idea to read all the directions and warnings that come with them. Some sleeve materials are incompatible with certain lubes, and each kind of sleeve has its own best-practices for cleaning and storing.
Anal toys are usually penetrative toys that have special design elements making them perfect for anal pleasure. The most common anal toy is the Butt Plug. Butt plugs come in a range of sizes and materials, but they have one important thing in common: a flared base. The flared base is what keeps the butt plug safely in place. Butt plugs can be fun to wear alone, or can add sensation during sex or masturbation. Butt plugs put pressure on the anal sphincter muscles and sometimes on the prostate. Many men enjoy the sensation of easing it inside, or just using the tip to provide a gentle massage on the outer anal sphincter. Others enjoy placing it inside and then gently tugging it to massage the inner anal sphincter.
Some butt plugs, like the Aneros, come with a prominent curve specifically for prostate stimulation. Anal beads are spheres of increasing size on a cord. The beads are placed inside the anus one at a time, and then slowly withdrawn. Dildos can be great for anal stimulation as well. The important thing is to find a dildo that has a long, easy-to-grip handle, and/or a flared base.
Vibrators aren’t just for clits! Many men find vibration incredibly pleasurable. The best kind of vibrator sex toy for men is the Magic Wand. The large head provides deep, thrummy vibrations that can feel great on the penis, perineum (aka taint), or anus. The Magic Wand also sells attachments designed to provide special stimulation for the penis or to insert into the anus. Some vibrators are made especially for penises, like Fun Factory’s Cobra Libre. This style is designed to go on just the head of the penis, and can be used in addition to other forms of stimulation.
Cock rings are versatile accessories that can be worn during sex, masturbation, or just for fun. This sex toy circles around the base of the penis and underneath the scrotum, helping to sustain erections and putting pressure on the erectile tissue nearest to the body. Some cock rings come with bullet vibrators or extra attachments to stimulate the taint or put weight on the scrotum.
As with any new sex act, it’s a good idea to start slow and pay attention to your body as you enjoy the new stimulation. Give yourself time to ease into the sensation and explore the various ways to use the toy. Some sex toys for men are more easily used with two hands. If you’ll be combining toy use with porn or partnered play, make sure you’re in a comfortable position before getting in “too deep” so you don’t have to make too many adjustments. Also, be sure to read all the directions and/or warnings that come with the toy to make sure the lubricants you want to use are compatible with the material.