There are sex toys and then there are the best sex toys. Want to know what the difference is?
The sex toys industry is worth more than $15 billion and is projected to reach a staggering $50 billion by 2020. Once a furtive exercise, shopping for sex toys is now very much a mainstream experience. But not all sex toys are created equal with some being badly designed, made of inferior materials or just ill-conceived. As is so often the case, you do get what you pay for when it comes to sex toys.
We decided to take a look at the best sex toys for men, updated for 2018 to give you the best new products as well as those that are maintaining the edge over the competition.
- 1 Stimulators & Masturbators
- 2 Tech-Play
- 3 Pumps
- 4 Prostate Massagers
- 5 Sex Dolls, Portable Vaginas and Asses
We’ve done our best to keep the list updated with where each product can be purchased.
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On with the list of this year’s hottest buys…
Stimulators & Masturbators
Cobra Libre Male Vibrator
The Cobra Libre male vibrator from Fun Factory is a soft silicone sleeve which has two powerful, but silent, motors to provide targeted stimulation for just the glans. The Cobra Libre is waterproof and features a simple control mechanism. The unit comes with a USB charger. With unique vibration patterns, this stylish and super comfy stimulator offers a very specific kind of pleasure and is suitable for those guys who have sensitive head.
The Cobra Libre retails at around $100-$150 depending on the store.
The Fleshlight Launch Automated Male Masturbator
Launched this year, the aptly named Fleshlight Launch is advertised as a ‘fully automated male masturbator’. Effectively a docking station for the Fleshlight of your choice, you can switch the unit to interactive mode and synchronize the speed, position and length of the stroke to your computer or mobile device. The Bluetooth connection allows for quick and easy set-up and you can even synchronize the Fleshlight to work with virtual reality content, powered by Kiiroo.
At 12” tall and 6” wide, it’s not the easiest sex toy to store discreetly and it does look more like a wine cooler than something you’d want to stick your cock in but the feedback so far for the Launch is very good. The Launch is retailing at around $200.
Coming in a range of sizes to fit various girths, the Autoblow 2 might not be as good as a woman but is always ready to go and possibly less expensive. Originally crowdfunded in the US through Indiegogo, the initial product wasn’t as well received as it was hoped but the latest version is 33% tighter with 33% more strokes. The Autoblow 2+ is mains powered meaning it’s batteries won’t die at the least opportune moment. You can change the washable sleeves to give you a tighter grip with three sizes available; (3 to 4 inches, 4 to 5.5 inches or 5.5 to 6.5 inches). Made from a super soft artificial skin, the sleeve depth is 15cm and offers variable speeds so you control the intensity of your blowjob.
The device comes with optional discreet storage case and easy grip handle but the basic device is currently retailing at around $100.
This vibrating ‘FitBit’ for your penis offers couples the opportunity to review their bedroom exploits by synching to your phone with the Lovely App. Not only does the data obtained give you feedback on the duration of your sessions but also the number of calories burned and positions tried. It also makes suggestions on what you can try for next time. The Lovely works to enhance your sexual experience by providing clitoral stimulation for her and delaying ejaculation for him.
Retailing at $169, you can buy the Lovely direct from the manufacturers at ourlovely.com
i.Con Smart Condoms
From British Condoms comes the world’s first smart condom. Featuring wearable technology, the i.Con is a ring that you can wear at the base of your penis (like a cock ring) that provides data direct to your phone app. The ring is fully washable and reusable and can be charged from its micro-USB port.
Using nano-chips and sensors, the i.Con is due to be released in 2017 and will be exclusively available from British Condoms. The data available from the smart condom will include:
- Average velocity of thrusts
- Number of thrusts
- Speed of thrusts
- Calories burnt during sessions
- Girth measurement
- Average skin temperature
- Positions used
The iCon is expected to retail at around $80.
Penomet produce a pump that claims to produce results in as little as 15 minutes with lofty ambitions to give you an extra three inches in length and 30% more girth. Made from strong polycarbonate plastic, the main cylinder is a two part design that offers gentle yet effective pumping. The safety release mechanism is a 360 pressure valve for better speed and safety. The interchangeable gaiters are made from medical grade silicon and allow you to work up the scale to get the best results. With two years of scientific research to put this pump onto the shelves, there is good evidence that Penomet might have produced one of the best penis pumps around. At $127, the price isn’t bad either.
PDX Power Elite Blowjob Power Pump
This robust cylinder features clingy lips at the entrance and provides two modes of suction – intermittent or steady. The Power Pump comes with three cock rings which can be used to maintain erection or even slipped over the balls to stretch them. The pump isn’t waterproof but the interior sleeve is removable for easy cleaning. At 10” long, this pump packs a powerful punch for just 2xAA batteries.
Made by PipeDream Extreme, the power pump retails at around $90.
With its discreet wireless design, this sleek looking prostate massager has two quiet motors that offer double the vibration power. The battery lasts for up to two hours before needing to be recharged so ample playtime, just be sure to pop it on charge when you’ve cleaned it. There’s nothing worse than a flat battery when the moment strikes. Lelo make a good range of prostate massagers but the Hugo offers SenseMotion and is one of the most popular sex toys on the market for men. With a remote control that works at a range of up to 12m, the device can be word during intercourse or used as part of foreplay or masturbation. It can be used alone or operated by a partner for some pretty intense pleasure.
You can pick up a Lelo Hugo for around $150.
Nexus Revo Stealth
What sets the Nexus aside from many of its competitors is its rotating shaft and perineum tickler. Another wireless device, the remote control works up to 15m away and features an almost silent motor making it more discreet than ever. The design is masculine and looks rugged with a barb-shaped anal insert that reminds us of a joystick; which it sort of is.
The Nexus Revo retails at around $100.
Sex Dolls, Portable Vaginas and Asses
CyberSkin Twerking Butt
The long-awaited product from PornHub and Topco this vibrating, massaging and jiggling CyberSkin butt can be paired with content available on PornHub to give a realistic VR experience. The Twerking Butt comes with its own headset which you can mount your smartphone in once you’ve downloaded the accompanying app. Mains-operated, both the anal and vaginal canals are pre-heated for an even more natural feeling. Both holes are snug with clingy, ribbed-textured elastic cyber skin.
The butt has several pre-set pleasure patterns from deep throbbing vibration to pulsating massage and can even be synched to music if you don’t fancy the VR side of things.
The RRP for this sex toy is $1,299 but we’ve seen it retailing at around $700 in most online stores.
Pipedream Extreme Fuck Me Silly Bubble Butt
The same concept as the Twerking Butt but a fraction of the price. You won’t get all the high-end features of a warm vagina or vibrating ass but this solid 7kg piece of ass is still a good sex toy. Made using PDXs FantaFlesh the dual canals are ribbed and offer a good fit for most guys. The sculpture comes in two flesh colors and jiggles in a naturalistic way making it one of the juiciest sex toys you can buy.
At just over $300, the Fuck Me Silly Bubble Butt offers good value and is a durable and quality product.
My Silicone Love Doll Custom Sex Dolls
The days of settling for a badly constructed inflatable sex doll are over and, if you can stretch to a budget of $1000 to $2000, you can purchase a solid, custom made sex doll. Made with natural feeling TPE constructed over a metal skeleton that is fully articulated and can hold any pose, a custom made sex doll can be designed by selecting from dozens of body shapes, heads and breast sizes. All aspects of the doll can be customised including hair, eyes and even the vagina.
Made in China but shipped within 3 days, a custom designed sex doll might be a big expense but these robust and durable dolls can bring you a lot of pleasure. If you consider how much replacing an inferior design could cost you over several years, you might even save money.
For those of us with more money than sense, you might want to consider saving up for the latest advance in the world of sex dolls; Harmony. The world’s first sex doll that features artificial intelligence, Harmony can talk and has up to 18 selectable personality traits including shy and sexual. Dolls are retailing for around $10,000 and can be fully customized to order.
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