Ultimate Guide to Fleshlights

by Lovehoney

on 2 May 2017

Everything you need to know about Fleshlights

Everything you need to know about Fleshlights: right here, in one convenient place! Watch our video guide for an introduction to the masturbation sleeves everyone talks about, then read further for help choosing the best Fleshlight for your needs, recommendations on how to make the most of your Fleshlight, and tips on keeping your Fleshlight in top condition.

Above: Jess Wilde and Sammi Cole debate the virtues of many different types of Fleshlight.


What is a Fleshlight?

The Fleshlight is the world's biggest-selling male masturbation toy ever. Fleshlights are made from a soft, pliable, non-vibrating real feel SuperSkin sleeve that's been specially designed to replicate the feel of a partner's skin and the sensation of having penetrative sex.

These amazing, discreet toys look just like a torch (or flashlight) and their sturdy casing really makes them last. Fleshlights are perfect both for enhancing masturbation and bringing a new dimension to foreplay with a partner.

Which Fleshlight is the Best?

  1. Flight by Fleshlight

This one!

Lovehoney’s #1 best-selling Fleshlight is the Flight by Fleshlight male masturbator. Flight boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 across more than 200 independent customer reviews on Lovehoney.

155 customers rate Flight as a 5 star product.

Why Our Customers Think Flight is the Best Fleshlight:

"As for the toy itself, it feels damn good, can't lie. The internal ribs and textures just make it almost impossible not to enjoy." - Velvet Thunder

"I have had some truly wonderful, body-shaking orgasms from this Fleshlight and I would be happy to buy another any day. The action and vacuum are just enough to deliver those delicate, light sensations when required and also stronger enough for the large bursts at other times." - thecauseofmoonlightshadows

"The internal texture of the Flight has to be one of my favourites so far. What impressed me is that you can actually feel each section individually." - Incendiaire

"The smaller size and discreet appearance of the Flight models makes them more ideal for guys needing either discretion or portability (or both!)" - MECub86

"I was amazed at the difference the end piece makes. Fully open simulates vaginal feel, almost closed gave a more anal feeling, and fully closed gave an excellent blowjob feeling." - johnlow

"I would highly recommend this toy to other women looking to treat the OH - it's loads of fun!" - TheVoice

So what are you waiting for?

Which is the Best Fleshlight? (That isn't Flight!)

Every Fleshlight offers something different. Scroll down for Lovehoney's top Fleshlight suggestions for increasing your staying power, fulfilling fantasies, playing with a partner, and travelling.

Best Fleshlight for: Stamina Training

The Pink Lady STU

Pink Lady Stamina Training Unit STU Fleshlight

The Pink Lady Stamina Training Unit Fleshlight does exactly what it says on the tin and builds up your stamina by getting you used to the intense feeling of intercourse, without the pressure of a partner.

Fleshlights may aid those who suffer with problems regarding lack of sensation from excessive masturbation. If you have been conditioned to orgasm only from hand stimulation, you may find it difficult to climax any other way, but a Fleshlight may be able to help. It has all the manual action of using your hands but feels like your favourite part of your partner, so adding variety to your solo routine with a Fleshlight may help you discover new ways of climaxing.

The case is the Fleshlight's standard 10 inch case, which means you can use any other standard Fleshlight insert with the Stamina Training Unit case if you fancy a change.

Best Fleshlight for: Fantasies

Fleshlight Girls & Fleshjack Boys

Riley Reid Fleshlight Butt Euphoria

The Fleshlight Girls and Fleshjack Boys are complete Fleshlights (a case and insert sold together) where the opening of the inserts have been moulded from the bodies of famous porn stars themselves. The inserts also have a more true-to-life colour than the original pink Fleshlight range.

Popular stars include: Riley Reid, Stoya, Alexis Texas, Janice Griffith, Madison Ivy, Dillion Harper, Brandi Love, Elsa Jean, Adriana Chechik, Eva Lovia and Lena Paul.

For a tighter fit, why not try some anal? Also moulded from bodies of porn stars, lady rear ends on offer include Riley Reid, Stoya and Adriana Chechik, with blokes Colby Keller, Brent Everett and Levi Karter rounding out the back end.

The range has a huge variety of exclusive textures — you can indulge your favourite sexual fantasy as you watch them perform.

Best Fleshlight for: Partners

Ice Lady Crystal Fleshlight

Ice Lady Crystal Fleshlight

The transparent Ice Lady Crystal Fleshlight gives you and your companion a clear view of every thrust. Watch yourself fill up the canal or put the power in the your partner's hands and let them surprise you.

"So all I can really say is, women, please don't be narrow-minded like me and miss out on this potential. Fleshlights are ridiculously good to use as a couple, and the Ice Crystal is perfect as a toy not just for him, but both of you." - Tihilol

If you enjoy seeing yourself this way, why not check out the other translucent Fleshlights on offer, like the Fleshlight Flight Aviator or the Fleshlight Go Torque?

Best Fleshlight for: Travel

Fleshlight Quickshot Vantage Compact Male Masturbator

Fleshlight Quickshot Boost Compact Male Masturbator

For Fleshlight-quality goodness packed into your pocket, look no further than the Fleshlight Quickshot Boost Compact. Being away from home doesn't have to be so hard — pack a Fleshlight Quickshot for easy upgrades to self-satisfaction sessions.

"Small and discreet, I purchased one of these for my flight carry on. I've made nine trips overseas within the past year and at no point has this raised some eyebrows." - HpB

If the Quickshot isn't quite enough for you, try the "Go" range, specifically designed for travel. 17% shorter than the original Fleshlight and more compact than the typical Fleshlight, slip the Fleshlight Go Surge into your luggage and enjoy Fleshlight pleasure wherever your travels take you.

How to use your Fleshlight

You've taken the plunge and purchased a Fleshlight: now, how do you use this marvellous thing? Follow our instructions for super satisfying sessions, and take a look at some of the creative ways our customers have enjoyed their toy.

For the best sensations, warm your Fleshlight before you get started. You can do this by either removing the real feel sleeve from the case and submerging it in warm water, or by sliding the Fleshlight onto the Fleshlight USB-Powered Warming Rod. Once the sleeve has reached your desired temperature, simply shake off the excess water and return it to the case, or remove the Fleshlight from the warming rod.

Get lubed up. For the best experience, you should apply a liberal amount of water-based lubricant to your penis, the sleeve's entrance, and sleeve's internal canal.

Penetrate the Fleshlight and enjoy yourself!

Think you've enjoyed the Fleshlight every way you can? Why not try some techniques perfected by our reviewers?

"I have a nice small vibrator that I put in the other end and it makes the orgasm strength out of this world." - GoodSir

"I also bought the hands-free shower mount and this really makes the Fleshlight something else for hands-free fun, especially when the wife is pegging me at the same time!" - glymar

"I think the pre-heating was an essential part of the preparation. If I was blindfolded and someone had used this on me I would have no idea that it was a toy." - Blake3393

"My GF uses these on me in foreplay all the time to get me really hard. The feel of the Brandi Butt is incredible. A firm grasp around the shaft tightly works the head too." - Drü

How to clean your Fleshlight

A little tender loving care will go a long way to ensuring your Fleshlight male sex toy will give enjoyment again and again.

After use, remove the Fleshlight sleeve from its case and run hot water through the canal to remove any water-based lubricant or bodily fluids. Please note Fleshlight recommend you do not use soap as it can degrade the special SuperSkin material. For thorough cleaning, use a specialist sex toy cleaner like Lovehoney Fresh Sex Toy Cleaner or Fleshlight Fleshwash Sex Toy Cleaner.

Once the Fleshlight sleeve is rinsed, lay it to dry on a clean towel. The Fleshlight sleeve should be completely dry, inside and out, before it's returned to its case.

One Lovehoney reviewer has used the plastic tube provided with the Fleshlight and a fan to speed up the drying process. Simply insert the plastic tube about a quarter of the way into the Fleshlight and place a fan on high power at the opposite end of the tube to quickly air dry the sleeve's internal canal.

After cleaning, the Fleshlight sleeve may feel tacky or sticky to the touch — this is normal. Sprinkle the dry Fleshlight with Fleshlight Renewer Powder to restore its silky-smooth feel.

In addition to cleaning, there are a few other tips you can keep in mind to keep your Fleshlights feeling fresh:

  • DO store your Fleshlight in its case where possible

  • DON'T use talcum powder on your Fleshlight

  • DON'T use silicone lube on your Fleshlight

  • DON'T use soap or non-specialist cleaners on your Fleshlight

  • DON'T share your Fleshlight with anyone else

Upgrading Your Fleshlight Game

If you already own a Fleshlight and love using it or if you're looking to make sure your new toy keeps going as long as you do, consider the following accessories to keep it in great condition and super satisfying for years to come.

Fleshlight Sex Toy Care Kit

Fleshlight Accessories Care Kit

A great investment is the Fleshlight Sex Toy Care Kit which offers a sex toy cleaner, a renewer powder and a bottle of water-based lubricant.

The water-based sex lube enhances your Fleshlight experience with super-slippery sensations whilst being gentle on the skin, hypoallergenic and natural. The antibacterial sex toy cleanser can be sprayed directly onto sex toys to disinfect them after use and the renewer powder keeps your toys in tip top condition.

If you run out of a specific care item, each can be purchased separately: Fleshlight Fleshlube Water-Based Lubricant, Fleshlight Fleshwash Antibacterial Sex Toy Cleaner, Fleshlight Renewer Powder.

Fleshlight USB-Powered Warming Rod

Fleshlight USB Powered Warming Rod

If you're craving a warmer, more realistic feel then heat your favourite masturbator with this purpose-built warming rod for body-temperature fun.

This innovative warming rod reaches temperatures of up to 131ºF or 55ºC in 10-15 minutes. The rod is so discreet it could easily be mistaken for part of your computing equipment, so leaving it next to your PC won't raise any suspicions.

Simply slide the masturbator over the shaft and get ready to plunge into body-temperature play without any mess — until you're finished, that is.

Fleshlight Shower Mount and Hands-Free Adaptor

Fleshlight Shower Mount and Hands-Free Adaptor

Another way to customise your Fleshlight is with the Fleshlight Shower Mount and Hands-Free Adaptor. This suction-based holder can be attached to any flat surface like bathroom tiles, ensuring you get the perfect height and angle for hands-free play.

If you're hoping to use your Flight model Fleshlight in the shower, make sure to also pick up the Fleshlight Flight to Shower Mount Adaptor.


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Originally published on 2 May 2017. Updated on 18 Apr 2023