Because It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts.
Little did we all know, playing with toys would one day be something that only the adults could do. Rewind a few decades and all of our teachers told us we would amount to nothing. Well would ya look at us now; shopping for male masturbator sleeves like a bunch of bosses. Those teachers are probably at home right now grading papers like the losers they’ve always been. Or better yet, dead like the cunt who told me I was too much of pervert when I did a science fair project on male genitalia. Who has the last laugh now, Mrs. Bitchface? (Names changed to protect the identity of fallen bastards.)
Even as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed youngster I had a fascination with the penis. And the vagina. And the asshole too. Okay, so my obsession focused mainly on the reproductive organs. . .as they pertained to busting a nut. But by the time I graduated high school, I was a self-proclaimed expert on all things “orgasm.” Just ask all the girls I finger-banged behind the concession stand at sports events. And while you’re at it, let them know that none of them could give a decent hand-job.
I’ve been searching for a righteous climax ever since those days, and the only time I ever found it was when I was balls-deep inside a high-quality male masturbator. As my favorite sex toy on the planet, masturbation devices take self-service to a whole new level. For so long, I was pounding it out to the beat of my own drum using sheer will power, dirty tube socks, and industrial-sized bottles of Lubriderm lotion. And although it’s been a long time since I considered myself a rookie, I do know that selecting a good male masturbator sleeve can be an extremely tough gig. I also know the importance of defining what a masturbator sleeve is and isn’t, especially if you plan on buying one anytime soon.
What Is a Masturbator Sleeve?
A masturbator sleeve is the removeable, interchangeable, watertight liner that comes with a male masturbation device and is made with a skin-safe material such as silicone, elastomer, TPE or any type of polycarbonate. Usually, the sleeve features a kind of texturization that’s unique to its manufacturer or brand. Textures, which are designed to enhance pleasure and induce a self-directed orgasm that’s almost fully customizable, often use ribbing, nodules and nodes to get the job done. Each sleeve is vastly different, even if many of them look similar. They don’t all have the same length, width or tightness either.
Choosing a good sleeve for your masturbator isn’t hard, even with all the options available. The idea is for whatever sleeve you choose to do three main things:
- Create a pleasurable sensation on or around the shaft of your penis.
- Be easy to replace, clean and maintain.
- Be affordable enough to function as intended.
If the masturbator sleeve you find can do all of those things, then the brand responsible isn’t as important. The right sleeve can do many things for your love life, but the most important thing it can do is get you off. Sleeves for masturbation devices have not been around for very long, with the first models introduced to the market only a few decades ago. So, although the idea of having a removable and replaceable sleeve for your masturbator isn’t an aged one, the selection on today’s market suggests otherwise. That’s why this buyer’s guide is so important, but I digress.
Why a Masturbator Sleeve Though?
In the short time the world has known about masturbation sleeves, the sex toy industry has managed to produce some pretty remarkable things, including a whole host of disposable and reusable sex sleeves that are designed to rival the real thing. Today’s masturbator sleeves are super sexy, surprisingly sleek, and more durable than ever. On top of that, consumers can now fully customize their sleeves in ways they never thought possible. I know I mentioned this briefly before, but do you realize that some of the top-name male masturbator manufacturers offer interchangeable sleeves that are molded to look and fee exactly like a real porn star? Add that sort of thing to your virtual reality adventures and strap in for the experience of a lifetime.
Masturbator sleeves can bring a lot to the table (and the bedroom), and that’s the case even if you don’t have the masturbation device it’s designed to fit inside of. Granted, using the whole shebang is always your best bet, but even a stand-alone masturbation sleeve can allow you to do the following 5 things (and probably more):
- Enhance Your Sexual Pleasure
It used to be that the best masturbation techniques involved using a little more than a good hand grip and some decent lube. These days, however, jerking off is more of an art form than a pastime. Masturbator sleeves not only enhance sexual pleasure but they also make cumming easier. Some sleeves are even made specifically for men with erectile dysfunction and/or problems with premature ejaculation.
- Train Your Main Vein
Speaking of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation problems, certain masturbator sleeves are made specially for stamina and endurance training. Some of the top-name manufacturers offer a variety of extremely texturized sleeves that pinpoint the penile nerve endings with precision, slightly desensitizing your dick in the process. And as terrible as that might sound to some men, studies have shown than pre-game masturbation with a textured sleeve can prolong your bedroom performance by several minutes.
- Tailor Your Masturbation Sessions
Like a good suit, the right sleeve for your male masturbation device will fit perfectly around your penis, allowing you to feel every nook and cranny that’s waiting inside. The ideal sleeve will also feature a hand-picked texture that assimilates well into your existing routine. In fact, high-end sleeves are often compatible with several masturbators and can even be used with real-time porn content starring the vagina or asshole you’re cumming into.
- Add Variety to Your Love Life
They say variety is the spice of life. I don’t know about all that, but I do know it means a lot when it comes to masturbation. Interchange sleeves allow you to switch it up a bit, moving from extreme sensations to gentle strokes and back again as you please. And with a sleeve that’s compatible with more than one device, you can play with the speeds and intensity levels too. This invention is, by far, the most versatile and travel-friendly sex toy since the bullet vibrator.
- Prolong the Lifespan of Your Favorite Sex Toys
Perhaps best of all, the right sleeve can make your masturbation device last a whole lot longer. How, you ask? Because interchangeable sleeves keep the casing of your masturbator clean and dry, even in the presence of lube and ejaculate. That little detail does quite a bit. It not only helps prevent damage from regular wear and tear but it also makes storage and maintenance a cinch. And if you’re anything like me, then you value an easy, breezy orgasm and an impossibly simple clean-up routine. This is how you get both of those things.
Being convinced about the validity, versatility and effectiveness of a well-made masturbator sleeve is only the beginning. You’ll now have to learn how to sift through your options to find the best one. It’s not difficult to fall in love with these things, but it might be difficult . I mean, they’re designed specifically to feel as good as humanly possible, and some of them even look attractive too. It doesn’t get any better than that.
The Top 5 Ways to Tell If That Masturbator Sleeve Is Worth It or Not
This is where the easy part ends and the hard part begins. Choosing the best masturbator sleeve is a matter of personal preference primarily, but there are still some steadfast rules that must be adhered to or else things could get out of hand quickly (pun absolutely intended). They don’t tell you this stuff in health class, nor do many people make dioramas about it for their school’s science fair like I did. Manufacturers are only worried about making a buck and instruction manuals cut to the chase without much extra information. There’s a tough road ahead of you, but it’s not quite as difficult as you think. You’ve come this far; don’t give up now.
So, much like ripping off a band-aid, let’s just cut to the chase. Here are the top 5 things to look at or consider when shopping for your first (or next) male masturbator sleeve:
- The Size
As with anything you’re planning to have sex with, the size of your masturbator sleeve is critically important. Not all dicks are the same, so pay attention here. When it comes to sleeves for your male masturbation devices, the dimensions play a huge role in how much pleasure you get out of it. In this case, size relates to the overall length (or depth) and the allowable girth (or circumference) of the sleeve. It does not refer to the device the sleeve fits into. Be sure to take a few measurements of your rock-hard cock before comparing it to the dimensions of that sleeve in your shopping cart. Looks can be deceiving, so work with numbers instead.
Give your penis enough space to move up and down but make sure the sides of the sleeve come into direct contact with your erect shaft. The walls of the sleeve are where the magic happens, but keep in mind that certain masturbation devices require manual squeezing for features like suction control. And depending on the texture of the sleeve you pick, there may also be a variation in canal tightness as well. As a general rule, your dick should feel as snug as a bug in a rug, or surrounded on all sides, however you want to put it.
- The Materials
Taking the time to consider the materials with which your masturbator sleeve is made cannot be overlooked. I tried that once and I still have the breakup story and the scar to prove it. Most male masturbator sleeves are made from skin-safe stuff like silicone, polycarbonate or elastomer, but that’s not always the case. It’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into, even if you don’t use as much discrimination when choosing your sexual partners.
Stick with high-grade materials when selecting a male masturbator sleeve, especially if you and/or your partner have sensitive skin or allergies to certain products. Latex, although officially an allergen, is still used in many sex toys around the world. A simple non-latex condom should work as a barrier between your skin and the sleeve if you’re in a pinch. However, phthalates and parabens are also too common for comfort. Used to make flexible sex toys more pliable and “skin-like,” phthalates and parabens have been linked to cancer in numerous studies. Stay away from that stuff if you know what’s good for you.
- The Texture
As the best part about using any masturbator sleeve on the market, the texture is what provides the pleasurable sensations while you jerk off. It’s not so much your hand motions or even the design of the masturbation device itself. Indeed, the removeable and somewhat flimsy sleeve inside is what matters most (oddly enough). So, choose your textures with wisdom; and if you don’t have any of that, pick out your next sleeve based on the criteria I’ve provided here.
You see, sleeve textures play a big role in the functionality of any male masturbator you use. In fact, the detailing of any given sleeve can determine not only how the sex toy feels but also how it can be customized. Stamina-training sleeves feature an extremely stimulating texture, but they don’t usually work well in masturbation devices that use manual pressure pads. And while casual sleeves massage the penis more gently, they won’t help you with stamina and endurance as much as the specially designed textures will. Sex is a double-edged sword, my friends. So, be like me and buy more than one of each.
- The Compatibility
Speaking of devices and sleeves getting along like old friends, please note that not all masturbator sleeves will work well with all masturbation devices. Typically, you’ll want to stick with the same brand when swapping sleeves. However, some manufacturers have teamed up with others to provide the market with the versatility we need. Either way, the compatibility of the sleeve you choose should be considered carefully, especially if you already own a male masturbator of any kind.
- The Orifice
High-end masturbator sleeves all have unique openings, but some are way better than others and you probably already knew that. Look for rounded edges and soft, cushiony features for starters. Meanwhile, understand that many of the best orifices get designed to look and feel just as good as the insert itself. On the other hand, many manufacturers skip this step in the production process to save a few coins. Thus, they constantly churn out products that could cut your dick into hors d’oeuvres. Be careful out there, boys.
The goods news is that you can now choose between orifice options that have been expertly molded to resemble fantasy-based characters such as vampires, werewolves, and aliens. Or, you can always stick with the basics and get a sleeve with an orifice that looks like a real vagina, mouth or ass. And if you’re really lucky, you can find a masturbator sleeve that’s has an orifice shaped like a famous porn star’s naughty bits. This option not only allows you to get one step closer to actually having sex with your favorite smut slut but it also makes the entire experience so much more enjoyable.
The Three Kings: My Favorite Masturbator Sleeves
By now, you should be able to tell a decent male masturbation sleeve from a shoddy one. However, mastering this kind of thing is not something most people can do overnight. At this point, you’re probably ready to just throw in the towel and say forget it. If you’re not looking for a long-term relationship with an internet search engine, check out these three sleeve suggestions I’ve come up with. Mind you, every single consideration discussed above was taken into consideration while the following masturbator sleeves were being selected.
BEST OVERALL: Farrah’s Grip-On Stroker Pack
This high-end Grip-On Stroker Pack is molded after MTV reality star, Farrah Abraham and allows you to penetrate both her anal and vaginal canals like you own rights to them. And technically you will, once you get this exceptionally detailed masturbator sleeve in your trembling hands. It features Farrah’s famous clit and pink pussy lips, plus the tantalizing tunnel is full of teasing ticklers that make every stroke a work of art. The Grip-On uses a double-ended design for extreme versatility and the whole thing is sized right for almost any size penis. Made from a super realistic CyberSkin material, this bad boy even comes with 2 porn movies starring Ms. Abraham herself.
Pro: The dual canals have distinct textures and the ergonomic design of the sleeve itself makes it easy to hold even when things get hot and heavy.
Con: Farrah’s Grip-On Stroker cannot be used with any other masturbation device or case, unfortunately.
BEST FOR ENDURANCE ENHANCEMENT: The Fleshlight Stamina Trainer
This remarkable sex toy is made for men who want to increase the longevity of their love-making through intense, self-motivated masturbation. The Fleshlight Stamina Training Unit (STU) is a top-seller not only because of it’s incredibly thick and luxurious SuperSkin material but also because of its one-of-a-kind texture that’s virtually unmatched, even within its mother brand’s enormous lineup. The STU comes with its own ergonomic casing and is extremely easy to clean, plus this nubby love tunnel can be taken out and used with any other casing in the Fleshlight inventory (including the high-tech Launch device which, by the way, is also compatible with a couple Kiiroo products). Ideal for dudes with premature ejaculation issues and even sort of sexy for couples, the FSTU sleeve can be purchased as a stand-alone product, as a component to a customized masturbator or as part of an affordable starter kit too.
Pro: It features a soft, realistic vaginal orifice and has the most intense textures on the market, plus the kit comes with lube, toy cleaner and even a couple mounts.
Con: The sensations created inside the STU sleeve may be far too extreme for some men.
BEST FOR THE BASICS: The Peek-a-Boo Lips Stroker
A smooth and sexy slit opens wide to reveal a tight-fitting orifice that leads to a supremely texturized canal which just so happens to be designed for regular, continual encounters. Behold, you’re about to have sex with the delectable and durable Peek-a-Boo Lips Stroker – a fine piece of perverted craftsmanship with plenty of space for you and your throbbing cock to explore. Made from the famous temperature-responsive TPR-based Fanta Flesh material, this highly contoured masturbation sleeve features an open-ended design for easy clean-up and enhanced blowjob-like suction. It’s ideal for men who want a well-made sex toy but don’t want to get involved in all that brand affiliation stuff. See? Even no-name products have their merits. You even get some free lube and toy cleaner with your purchase of this one.
Pro: It’s not only lightweight, easy to maintain and travel-friendly but it also features a non-slip grip for better handling.
Con: The Peek-a-Boo is not compatible with a masturbator case of any kind and can therefore only be used as a stand-alone stroker.
The End Game
Choosing a new (or your next) masturbator sleeve can be a tough gig. There are so many options to choose from that the average Joe is no match when he goes out shopping unprepared. The male penis is a delicate organ, with more desires than your run-of-the-mill “two pumps and a mash-down.” In other words, selecting the right male masturbator sleeve requires as much personal preference as it does due diligence. The important thing is that all the features come together to offer you (and/or your partner) a safe and satisfying sexual experience (hopefully more than once). If that takes a hyper-texturized, silicone-based, skin-like masturbator sleeve that’s been molded after the kinky canals of a famous porn star, then so be it. Sometimes, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. After all, your penis has feelings too.