What is a Fleshlight?
A Fleshlight is a male masturbation toy that is designed to mimic ‘real’ sexual intercourse by imitating the different orifices (openings) of the human body typically used for sex such as the vagina, anus and mouth.
The fleshlight bears its name because on the outer casing (3). It looks like a flashlight. This design gives it a private and discreet appearance. So theoretically you could walk around with it, put it in your travel bag or nap sack and no one will know what it really is. The case also helps contain the ‘mess’ after you are finished doing your business, making clean up really easy for you. So that’s another plus for you. In addition, the case is available to you in a variety of colors, including black, silver, white and clear. An added bonus to the Fleshlight design is that it offers you the ability to control the level of suction during use by tightening or loosening the end cap (6) to further heighten your experience. When the cap is closed, the suction is the strongest. Opening up the cap reduces the suction.
Diagram of a Typical Fleshlight
The Fleshlight cover (1), part of the outer casing, hides what’s on the inside, the orifice or opening (2) that is designed to look like a real-looking opening of the human body (anus, mouth or vagina). The image below shows the typical openings/orifices of the Fleshlight. Of course there are others but we will deal with them later on.
The inner sleeve (4) is a soft, supple, pliable material called Super Skin that was designed to replicate the feel of real skin. The material is non-toxic, phthalate-free, hypoallergenic (unable to cause an allergic reaction), easy to clean, and will last for years with proper care. Contrary to many misconceptions, the sleeve is NOT made of silicone. You will find a variety of sleeve options available with different designs or textures (5). There are a wide range of sleeve textures or designs from smooth (as depicted in the image above), to rough, contoured to mimic the anus or vagina, studded, ribbed, etc. Click here to see the variety of Fleshlight textures and designs. The sleeve is easily removed from the Fleshlight Case for cleaning and you can use the same Fleshlight Case with multiple sleeves to give you different experiences without having to purchase many Flashlights at a time.
As you probably figured out by now, there are many options of Flashlights to choose from. Yup, many, many options. When choosing a fleshlight you have to think about size, texture, shape, vibrating or non-vibrating and orifice type. You can even choose your favorite porn star for an original and realistic look and feel. But at the end of the day, it’s all about personal preferences. Check out this article that gives you a great guide on how to choose a Fleshlight that is right for you.