Strokers: Also known as masturbators, sleeves, or, uh, “pocket pussies,” these toys are often tube-shaped and are meant to wrap around your dick for 360-degree pleasure. Some strokers vibrate, heat up, or have other pleasurable features, while some are just meant to be lubed up and slid up and down your shaft manually, the same way you’d use your hand.
Penis Vibrators: Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only women who get to enjoy the benefits of vibration in the bedroom. Some penis vibrators are designed to wrap around the whole shaft, while some target specific spots, like the frenulum. You can also use vibrators on your dick that weren’t explicitly created with that purpose in mind, like wand-style vibes—the sensations tend to be similar, if slightly less form-fitted to your anatomy.
Cock Rings: For longer-lasting boners, go for some cock rings. They keep you harder for longer by allowing blood to flow into your penis but preventing it from flowing back out as easily. Some cock rings vibrate, for the enjoyment of both you and your partner, while some are just simple, stretchy rings with no extra features.
Butt Plugs & Prostate Massagers: The prostate, gland located about two inches inside your butt, on the rectal wall closest to the front of your body, is also known as the P-spot. It’s thought to be the anatomical equivalent of the G-spot, because touching it is pleasurable for many people and can even induce orgasms all on its own.
Now that you have a better idea of what to look for, here are some of the best toys in all of those major categories and more.
The Best Male Masturbator: Fleshlight Quickshot
Materials: SuperSkin (Fleshlight’s proprietary realistic material) and ABS plastic
How to Use: Apply lube to your penis and to the inside of the stroker. Insert your penis and stroke as desired.
While you’re likely aware of the infamous Fleshlight, the first and most well-known male masturbator, you might not know that the manufacturers came out with what they call the Quickshot. It’s smaller than the original, with only 3.5 inches to insert your penis, meaning it (likely) won’t cover the entire shaft. But the perks are that it’s easy to store discreetly, and doesn’t look like a typical Fleshlight, which isn’t necessarily something you want a casual hookup to stumble on.
“They’re popular for people practicing how to extend their play sessions,” says Rae Chen, a sex toy reviewer and the sex and beauty editor of TheNotice.net, referring to how you can train yourself to last longer over time by edging with a stroker, “but they’re also just great for sex and masturbation in general.”
Pros: Open-ended design allows it to be combined with blowjobs and other partnered activities; easier to clean than standard Fleshlights; compact and easy to travel with
Cons: Won’t cover full length of your shaft if you’re longer than about four inches; porous material won’t last as long as silicone and will likely need to be replaced after a few years of regular use; can’t be used with silicone-based or oil-based lubes, only water-based.
The Best Lube: Uberlube
Materials: Pure liquid silicone, vitamin E
How to Use: Apply wherever you need it.