For some reason, sticking a fake disembodied penis in my ass is no problem, but the idea of stuffing my cock into a disembodied mouth was disconcerting. Personal hang-ups aside, I’d heard so many good things about the Fleshlight that I was excited to try it out.

The Fleshlight is a masturbatory sleeve encased in a large plastic shell, causing it to resemble an enormous flashlight, thus the name. The orifice comes in different shapes: a mouth, a vagina, or an anus. My particular model was called Ice Lady, which had a clear casing and a translucent sleeve. This version of Fleshlight is pretty cool (no pun intended), as it looked a lot less like a stolen face as the original model, and also I could see my cock inside it.

Unlike other sleeves, there’s some prep work involved with the Fleshlight. First, I had to rinse, and then soak the removable gel sleeve in warm water for a few minutes. Then, I had to shake it dry and slip it back into the case. Once I got my cock hard (there’s no way you’re getting a softie into that tight hole), I lubed it up, also taking care to apply some to the inside of the Fleshlight. As soon as I was all the way in, I was glad for that warm bath, as it felt much more like the real thing. The gel sleeve was snug and smooth and felt wonderful as I slowly guided it up and down. Somewhat distracting was the clunky knocking sound it made going back and forth, but I tried to put it out of my mind.

One of the nice features of the Fleshlight is the removable bottom, which not only makes cleanup easier, but also allows you stick a bullet-style vibe into the end of the gel sleeve, giving you a hummer with more hum. Between the vibrations and the smooth, warm, I was slip-sliding away towards an orgasm in no time.

Then something unfortunate happened. I got overenthusiastic with my pumping, and my cock popped out just as I started the downswing. Instead of sliding back into the snug mouth, my cock scraped against the plastic casing. Ouch. I would definitely recommend smoothing this down a bit with some fine grit sandpaper or an emery board.

Accidental flesh wounds aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the Fleshlight, definitely one of the best masturbation sleeves out there. It’s easy to wash out after use, though it looks really funny drying in the dish tray. The case keeps it clean when not in use, which is great since cyberskin and jelly materials seem to attract dust and lint. At $68 (or $63 for the original model), the Fleshlight isn’t exactly cheap, but much less expensive than buying blowjobs from a professional. And really, it’s the closest thing out there to the real deal.

- Lippy Imp

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