Beginner's Guide to Sex Toys for Men

Discover the wide range of sex toys that are especially designed for men.

Sex toys really are for anyone who wants one. Whether you’re a proud owner of a vulva or a penis, your perfect adult toy is waiting to be discovered.

While sex toys used to be synonymous with female pleasure, this is no longer the case. Now, men all over the world are using male sex toys and experiencing enhanced masturbation and sexual satisfaction.

But what are sex toys for men, and what is the best sex toy for men? There are many different types, shapes and sizes - it all depends on where you would like to stimulate and how. If you’re not sure where to start, our male sex toys guide will help you discover the right sex toy for you.

Video: How to Choose a Male Sex Toy

Above: Watch our sex toy guide video with Sammi Cole to learn the differences between penis pumps, strokers, cock rings and more.

Why use a male sex toy?

Other than the obvious reason (they’re fun), there are plenty of benefits to using male sex toys.

  1. Strokers can help you to train yourself to last longer in bed.

  2. Cock rings can potentially enhance your erection strength and stamina.

  3. Prostate massagers allow you to experience brand new sensations.

  4. Vibrating male sex toys may give you more powerful orgasms.

Different types of male sex toys

There are so many types of male sex toys. Whether you’re looking for something to use with a partner, something to help enhance the size of your erection, or you’re just looking to experience the best solo session of your life, we’re bound to have a toy to suit you.

What is a stroker or sleeve?

If you’re a little shy about purchasing a male sex toy, then a sleeve or stroker is the place to start.

Strokers are small, discreet and amazingly easy to use; these masturbators may seem a bit basic but they provide some incredible sensations along the entire length of the penis. Many couples like to play with sleeves and strokers together since they are non-realistic and not at all intimidating.

Start with: Lovehoney Reversible Double Stroker Intense Ticklers

For best results, always use with a slick of water-based lubricant (other types of lube may degrade the materials).

Learn more about how to use male masturbators with our handy (see what we did there?) guide.

What is a realistic stroker?

Women have the Pocket Rocket, so it’s only right that men should have a travel-friendly sex toy to take away with them. But what is a pocket pussy, otherwise known as a realistic stroker?

Pocket pussies are designed to give you the tightest, most realistic sensations ever. With no vibrations or complicated accessories, pocket vaginas are great for first-time male sex toy users.

Start with: THRUST Pro Mini Ella Realistic Pocket Pussy

If you're looking for a more authentic simulation of sex - and a larger, less portable toy than a pocket pussy - then you might want to try a realistic vagina.

With their lifelike shapes, unbelievable internal textures and hand-painted details, a realistic vagina will give you a totally natural feel. Ranging greatly in price, it’s up to you to decide how real you want it to feel.

Start with: THRUST Pro Xtra Angel Realistic Vagina and Ass

Treat your realistic stroker to a good splash of water-based lube, like you would any other partner.

What is a Fleshlight?

The Fleshlight is a truly legendary product in male masturbation. Fleshlights are great for beginners as they come with a discreet case and an insert, so you can enjoy the ultra-realistic sensations right out of the box.

Made with patented real-feel SuperSkin material and with a choice of openings and textured inserts, you can see why Fleshlights are a best-seller. Plus, Fleshlight produces an extremely popular line of toys modelled from the bodies of famous adult stars, for fantasy fulfillment to the max.

We think the question should be: What are you waiting for? If you haven't tried one, pick up your first Fleshlight today!

Start with: Fleshlight Flight Pilot

Learn how to use a Fleshlight with our guide.

What is a TENGA?

Whereas the Fleshlight is a realistic male sex toy, anything TENGA makes is better than real! TENGA's products are all about amazing feel without resembling the human body.

Available in this category are the TENGA Onacups, Eggs and Flip Hole - a fabulous range of masturbators with something for everyone. Ranging in price from super affordable single-use delights to a luxury treat you can enjoy again and again, TENGA products come in sleek packaging and are unique in both looks and sensations.

Start with: TENGA Black Flip Hole Masturbator

What is a sex doll?

No longer just cheap stag do novelties, sex dolls now offer so-good-they-could-be-real sensations. These male sex toys give you the complete sexual intercourse experience.

Although they’re not very discreet, sex dolls are incredible for solo use. And, if you want a threesome but you’re worried about the jealousy that may arise, a sex doll is great fun to use with a partner.

Start with: Horny Quella Inflatable Sex Doll

What is a cock ring?

Designed to gently trap blood in the penis once you have achieved an erection, cock rings are available in many different materials, sizes and shapes.

A ring can improve the firmness of the penis and may also help increase your stamina.

Cock rings can be used during sex to enhance both your and your partner's enjoyment, or you can slip one on before using a penis pump for a potentially longer-lasting erection.

Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Triple Cock Ring Set

Learn all about how to use a cock ring with our helpful guide.

What is a vibrating cock ring?

Like their non-vibrating counterpart, vibrating cock rings will safely trap blood inside the penis, potentially allowing for a bigger and harder erection.

However, these male sex toys also provide you with sensational vibrations that you can both enjoy! A vibrating cock ring will enhance sex with a partner but you might also like to attach it to your favourite sleeve or stroker to give it an extra buzz too.

Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Vibrating Cock Ring

What is a prostate massager?

The prostate is a hidden gem, located in the man’s pelvis, between the penis and bladder.

By using a prostate massager, you can easily stimulate this area via the anus, and potentially experience incredible full-body orgasms. Many people have reported climaxing from prostate play alone.

Start with: Lovehoney Booty Buddy Vibro 7 Function Butt Plug

Looking for advice on how to stimulate the prostate? We have you covered with our guide on the topic.

What is a penis extender?

If you want a quick boost to your length and girth, you’ll want to take a look at our exciting range of penis extenders.

Simply slip one over your shaft, secure it in place and give your partner just that little bit more. If you’re unhappy with your current penis measurements or you fancy trying something a little bit different, a penis extender is a cost-effective way to experiment with size.

Start with: Lovehoney Mega Thick 2 Extra Inches Penis Extender with Ball Loop

What is a penis pump?

Penis pumps are just what they sound like, but don't be alarmed. The suction of a penis pump safely engorges the penis, which feels great.

So what is a penis pump used for? When used regularly, a penis pump may give a long-lasting increase to penis size; in the short term, a penis pump can help you get your erection ready for action in a snap. We've even heard from folks who struggle to get hard naturally that they're an effective erection aid.

For best results, place a cock ring over the base of the penis before pumping - this may help your shaft maintain its extra length and girth after you remove it from the pump.

Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Penis Pump

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