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#SavetheSocks

How Upgrading to Strokers May Help Save the Planet and Your Wallet

Reaching for the tissue box or degrading the contents of your sock drawer may seem harmless in the heat of the moment, but this rudimentary masturbation method can have a lasting impact on the environment and your hard-earned cash. We’ve crunched the numbers: find out just how much you could be saving – and just how much more pleasure you could experience – by switching to strokers.

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The Legacy of the Cum Sock

Dr. Justin Lehmiller

Lovehoney Scientific Advisor and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute

While the idea of a “cum sock” has become a running gag of sorts in the popular media, it reflects a common part of many men’s sexual experience. Masturbation to orgasm typically coincides with ejaculation—and ejaculate has to go somewhere, right?

Ejaculating into something like a sock or a condom (or onto a cloth or tissue) is often done for convenience or easy clean-up. I suspect socks are often used simply because they’re handy (everyone has socks!) and they easily fit over the penis.

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Zachary Zane

Lovehoney LGBTQ+ Expert and Activist

I think the cum sock is a very real phenomenon...at least, it was for me when I was a teenager. I knew I didn't want to use a million tissues every time I masturbated—my mom would be suspicious why I was using so many—so I used a sock.

I even have as an adult when there weren't any available tissues or paper towels nearby. It seems better to cum into a sock than...all over.

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Stroke Your Way to a Sustainable Lifestyle

 

The information above is based on estimated masturbation habits and statistics from Lovehoney's Global Survey 2022.

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Let’s #SavetheSocks and put them to better use

For every masturbator sold, Lovehoney will donate a pair of socks to a local homeless shelter. Find out how you can help those experiencing homelessness at this link:

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Life Beyond the Cum Sock

Zachary Zane

Lovehoney LGBTQ+ Expert and Activist

Penis-focused masturbators add a heightened sensation and something new. There's something to be said about the novelty. I've masturbated thousands of times in my life, and 99.99% of the time, I do it the same way—on my back with my hand. It's fun and pleasurable to do something different, and masturbators offer that novelty.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller

Lovehoney Scientific Advisor and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute

Although most men have never used a sex toy during solo play, the research shows that incorporating toys into masturbation can elevate the experience. Research finds that men report overwhelmingly positive effects of sex toys on their sex lives. Toys have the potential to enhance pleasure during masturbation, while also introducing you to new experiences or sensations.

Use of masturbators can have other benefits, like builiding up better ejaculatory control. Some studies have found that masturbators can help men who have problems with both early and delayed ejaculation.

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Meet the Arcwave Ghost

A new - and better - way to masturbate

When it comes to strokers, bigger isn’t necessarily better. The Arcwave Ghost’s compact size offers discreet and easy storage, and makes for easy travel. This silicone stroker flips inside out, offering two different sensation surfaces. Double your pleasure!


Dr. Justin: "The Ghost is also one of the most budget-friendly strokers on the market, which makes it a great entry point for people who are completely new to this kind of toy."

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Arcwave Ghost male sex toy

Expert praise for the Ghost

Dr. Justin: "The Ghost is also one of the most budget-friendly strokers on the market, which makes it a great entry point for people who are completely new to this kind of toy."


Zach: "This inexpensive masturbator is easy to use, simple to clean, and leads to incredibly powerful orgasms. It's absolutely something every man should have on his nightstand."

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Other Expert-Recommended Strokers

 

Best Manual Stroker

Arcwave Voy Compact Adjustable Silicone Male Stroker
(43)
£48.74 £64.99 You save: £16.25 (25%)

Dr. Justin says: "The Arcwave Voy is also designed for penis stimulation, but is a device you control with your own hands. It comes at a lower price point that the strokers with high-tech features, but offers a unique advantage in being adjustable for tightness. Thus, you can customize it for just the right 'grip' you’d like to feel, which is very valuable in the sense that every penis is shaped differently."

What customers say: "Fantastic feel and design. Leads to strong ejaculation without any irritation. Highly recommended for leisurely solo play."

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Easiest to Clean

Desire Luxury 20 Function Vibrating Male Stroker
(84)
£79.99

Zach says: "Because this masturbator is open-ended and you're not cumming into it, it's the easiest to clean. This sex toy isn't just great for masturbation, but it's also a fun blowjob accessory, too."

What customers say: "Used this product having found other strokers and masturbators uncomfortable to use: had no such issue with this, good vibrations and easy to use."

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Most Realistic Sensation

Blowmotion Real Feel Vibrating Male Masturbator
(46)
£79.99

Dr. Justin says: "As the “Real Feel” name implies, this masturbator is designed to offer a very lifelike experience that mimics the sensations you would experience during partnered sex. However, it also offers a range of vibration settings and speeds, which allow you to really customize the sensations to your tastes."

What customers say: "I was pretty taken by surprise by the excellent feel and texture of the material. Very soft and real. Quality materials. But mostly just how much it felt like a real blowjob."

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Best Luxury Masturbator

Arcwave Ion Pleasure Air Smart Silence Male Masturbator
(148)
£127.49 £169.99 You save: £42.50 (25%)

Dr. Justin says: "The Arcwave Ion is a toy for penis stimulation that is unique in offering targeted stimulation of the frenulum, the area on the underside of the penis where the head and shaft meet. It delivers pulsating airwaves to this spot in a way that simulates the feeling of oral sex. While it does come with a higher price point, it is unique among other strokers on the market and a great choice if you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxury experience."

What customers say: "My husband loves this toy. Handsfree and makes him cum in a fraction of the time using other toys. Highly pleasurable."

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