It can be hard for a man to make a buck these days. And spending any amount of hard-earned money on a luxury sex toy isn’t exactly a priority. Although I’ve chosen to pay for pleasure instead of rent on several occasions, the average guy doesn’t get down like that. When he finally does fork over his cash, he wants it to be for something good.
Unfortunately, there are so many options on the modern-day market that finding a worthy sex toy is now more difficult than ever. In terms of male masturbators alone, there are thousands of models to choose from and each one has its own unique set of features, benefits and drawbacks. So, how does one man sift through the riff-raff in a single lifetime? Well, he uses this comprehensive buying guide, that’s how.
What Is & How To Choose The Best Male Masturbator On The Market?
If you don’t know what a male masturbator is by now, then I think it’s safe to assume that you’ve been living under a rock for the last few decades. The male sex toy market is replete with gizmos and gadgets that tickle and tantalize the testicles, but you wouldn’t know that if you never gave one a try. And even if you have, the industry introduces new products at the speed of light. So, to be on the forefront of the fuck toy fad, you have to understand exactly what a male masturbator is and what it’s designed to do.
Put simply, a male masturbator is a device used on the penis to manually generate a customizable orgasm with minimal effort. These devices come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with features that are unique to their type, design and/or brand. In other words, there are a shit-ton of options out there and it’s tough to navigate through it all.
Although the male sex toy market is full of products that provide pleasurable sensations to several parts of the male anatomy – the balls, the anus, the perineum, etc., masturbators are exclusive in that they concentrate their efforts primarily on the penis. Furthermore, male masturbators come in two basic forms: manual and automatic.
- Autoblow Artificial intelligence
- Hands Free Automatic Blowjob Machine
- Uses interchangeable silicone mouth/pussy sleeves
- 12 different blowjob programs
- Fleshlight Stamina Training Unit
- Replicates the sensations of sexual relations and forces you to be better in bed
- Will train you to last like a pornstar
- Best experienced with GUN OIL H2O WATER BASED LUBE
- TENGA Zero Flip Hole
- Turbulent internal textures for strong-yet-soft-stimulation
- Manual pressure pad to tailor suction in chamber
- Opens up for thorough cleaning and easy lubricant application
Automatic masturbators are pre-programmed to pump with the push of a button. Manual models, however, require manpower and muscle to operate. Both have their pros and cons and both can be used with a partner if the right product is purchased. With that said, let’s go over the most common features of a modern-day male masturbator so you know what to look for. Keep in mind that each brand offers different stuff, and the features of manual/automatic models will vary as well.
The Features You’ll Most Likely Find In Today’s Best Male Masturbators
The most basic features on a conventional male masturbator can differ from toy to toy, but in general, you’ll likely find the following things on a manual model:
- A sleeve made from skin-safe materials (usually silicone, TPE or latex)
- A protective casing made from durable materials (usually polycarbonate plastic or silicone)
- An orifice made with the same materials used on the sleeve, sometimes designed to resemble a pussy or ass
While manual masturbators seem like a lot of work for little benefit, some of the better models are designed in such a way that copulation and customization are made super easy – pressure pads on the side of the device, release caps on the end, etc. Usually, the features needed depend heavily on how aggressive the user plans to be with his plaything. Regardless, manual masturbators will always have a place in the industry because nothing beats a classic.
Automatic masturbators, on the other hand, are quite different, and not just because they drive themselves with manual support. The most common features on a high-tech machine also differ widely from brand to brand, but in general, you’ll likely find the following things on an automatic model:
- A sleeve made from skin-safe materials (usually silicone, TPE or latex)
- A protective outer casing (usually made from polycarbonate plastic)
- An orifice made from the same skin-safe materials as the sleeve, often designed to look like a pussy or ass
- A series of buttons or knobs to control the various pre-programmed settings
- A housing for the batteries or a port for the charging cable
Of course, automatic masturbators are supposed to provide the same type of sensations as a classic minus the manual effort, but they’re not for everybody. Some men prefer to be in the driver’s seat and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, auto toys are becoming increasingly popular and there’s a good reason for it: nothing will ever beat an effortless orgasm.
One more thing: If you buy your device from the right company, it’s possible to find several interesting sleeve textures. Some manufacturers even mold their toys’ sleeves to resemble famous porn stars’ private parts. Combine that with some of the “ultra” features out there and self-gratification gets taken to a whole new level.
But If You’re Lucky
Obviously, the realm of automatic masturbators is much more complex and customizable than the realm of manual models, but that doesn’t mean they both can’t be a lot of fun. Still, automatic devices tend to offer features that are ridiculously cool and not always offered on manual toys. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a device that has one or more of the following features:
- Remote Control
Toys that come with a remote control are ideal for couple’s play because they allow another person to determine how each session goes. Wired remotes can be inconvenient, but wireless remotes require batteries.
- Bluetooth Connectivity
Men who have a good Bluetooth, internet or mobile connection benefit from this feature because it supports long-distance love-making and real-time play. Your connection quality matters quite a bit here though.
- Downloadable Smart Device Apps
A smart device will make a man feel extremely stupid if he doesn’t know how to use it. So, if your toy comes with a free downloadable app, proceed with caution and make sure you have plenty of data to support your habit.
- Virtual Reality
Thanks to advancements in technology, men with the right toy can now have sex with their favorite porn star or lover in real-time using virtual reality and compatible goggles. Key words: compatible goggles. Don’t make me tell you twice.
- Online Porn Content
Using VR is a lot more fun when you can access online content. However, most of the content has to be paid for and you only get free chips or coins from certain toy manufacturers.
- SenseMotion Technology
This little feature makes two compatible toys move in tandem with a lover’s body and it can be used with online content and virtual reality too. Still, if you’re not careful, SenseMotion Technology can be a real pain in the ass.
- Sync-to-Music Capabilities
You’ll want to have great taste in tunes if you plan to use the sync-to-music feature on a male masturbator. Slow songs won’t produce much action and fast songs might rock your cock a little too hard.
Not all automatic male masturbators have these features, that’s important to understand. Also, the more features your toy has the higher its cost is likely to be. Manual masturbators are typically on the lower end of the spectrum, but that’s not always the case . Find your way through the bullshit by using the checklist below.
To Choose or Lose, That Is the Question
Although the male sex toy industry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it’s vital for you to decide on a device as soon as possible. Why? Because some manufacturers offer introductory pricing, plus you can find special discounts and other incentives that could save a punctual person a lot of money. In other words, if you snooze you lose.
Below are a few (ok, 5) pointers that are designed to help you sift through the rubble in a timely manner. Each one is something you should consider before buying anything. After all, you’ve got an anxious pair of balls to empty and I understand that, my friend:
- Your Intended Purposes
Male masturbators are made to be used in a particular way, but that doesn’t mean you and your partners can’t be creative. The toy you buy should be based on your intentions, not on your first impressions. For example, if you’re looking for a device that allows you to sit back and enjoy the ride, an automatic model is probably best. But if you don’t care about that shit and simply want a toy that will make you cum, either style should get the job done.
- Your Love Life
Pleasing yourself is one thing, but if you plan to use your toy with a partner, you’ll want to make sure the device is up to par with their standards. On top of that, you might want to consider distance. Should you and your lover live far apart, a masturbator with Bluetooth and VR capabilities can come in handy. Without those features, your toy is simply a glorified fifi that you’re forced to use all by your lonesome.
- Your Lifestyle
What’s your lifestyle like? Do you live alone or with other people? Do you have a lover or does most of your action come from porn? How often do you travel, and do you have ample time to take care of your toys? Your routine plays a big role in the masturbator that will work best for you. Some are easier to hide and/or maintain than others, so buyer beware. There’s nobody to blame but yourself when a roommate catches you playing pocket pool.
- Your Preparedness
You don’t get an internet, Bluetooth or mobile connection included with your purchase of a cock-sock, regardless of the manufacturer. So, it’s important to be ready with the right equipment to enjoy your chosen masturbator. While some models come with everything you need to get started, many do not. Be sure you have enough data and a fast-enough internet connection or half the features won’t work properly.
- Your Budget
The saying goes, “You get what you pay for,” and it’s true. Even when you’re talking about manual and/or automatic male masturbators, the price is a good indication of its quality. Yes, you might find some great deals out there, but for the most part, high-end sex toys are expensive. Expect to spend a couple hundred dollars for a decent device or remain a pent-up cheapskate for the rest of your life.
The Cheers and Jeers of Male Masturbators
If male masturbators are all that, then why has the sex toy industry invented so many other types of toys? Well, it’s because masturbators – whether automatic or manual – are not infallible.
- Both manual and automatic masturbators are designed to fit a wide range of penis sizes.
- Both types can be used with a partner.
- There are plenty of customizable options available, including sleeve texture, orifice and tightness.
- It’s possible to engage in a hyper-realistic sexual experience without ever having touched another human being.
- Your existing love life is improved tremendously by introducing devices that elevate sexual pleasure.
Your playtime options are rather limited unless you go fully automatic.
Automatic masturbators with all the bells and whistles can be costly.
Manual masturbators can make your arm muscles fatigue quickly.
Most male masturbators only stimulate the penis, not the balls, perineum or prostate.
The Last Word
Being in the market for a top male masturbator means you’ve got some money to throw around. It doesn’t mean, however, that you want to waste those funds on a product that’s no fun. Choose your next plaything wisely and make that cash work for you, not against you.
A good male masturbator will have all the features you want and none of the features you don’t. It will be within your budget and also satisfying. In addition, the right toy will generate the sort of sensations that you and your partner desire most, all while being effortless to maintain, simple to store and easy to use.