The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Male Toys


Who says sex toys are just for women? More and more men are learning that the right toy can do just as much for a man’s pleasure as it can for a woman’s. In other words, you don’t have to limit yourself to the same self-service hand jobs you’ve relied on since your teenage years unless you want to. The wonderful world of male sex toys can introduce you to a wealth of new sensations and experiences you’re sure to enjoy just as much or more.

However, knowing you might be ready to see what a male sex toy can bring to the table is one thing. Making proper sense of all your options is another. Here we’ll go over everything you need to know in order to ensure a purchase decision you’ll be happy with. We’ll cover some of the different types of male sex toys to consider. We’ll cover some of the benefits of using a male sex toy in the first place as well.

Is a Male Sex Toy Right for You?

The fact that the average man can get himself off just fine via intercourse or masturbation hardly means he doesn’t have a use for the right sex toy. Male sex toys have the power to enhance your sex life in a variety of ways, so if any of the following statements are true of you, it would definitely be worth your while to explore your options.

  1. Your solo sessions could use a little variety.

Even the simplest guy occasionally gets tired of masturbating the same exact way every single time he wants to get off. That’s because variety isn’t just important when it comes to partnered sex. Male sex toys can help keep things from getting boring in the solo department as well. There are male toys out there that perfectly mimic the experience of slipping into a real vagina, ass, or mouth. There are options that add vibration or unique textures to the mix as well. 

  1. You’d love to have stronger orgasms.

Male sex toys can definitely help you make sure your pleasure sessions are reaching their fullest potential and paying attention to under-stimulated sweet spots like your perineum or prostate is just one example of how. Toys can give you a foolproof, satisfying way to explore those experiences either on your own or with a partner. The results are earth-shattering, next-level orgasms you’ll have to experience to believe.

  1. You’d like to be a better lover.

Sex toys that were made with a man’s body in mind don’t just make solo sessions more interesting. They can make lovemaking with your partner even better as well. To begin with, masturbating with toys designed to simulate real vaginal or anal sex can help you learn to last longer in bed when it’s time to indulge in the real thing. Also, options like cock rings can help guarantee an impressive erection or even help you satisfy your lover via additional features like built-in vibrators or ticklers. 

  1. You struggle with erectile dysfunction.

Male sex toys can even help you overcome certain forms of erectile dysfunction. Options like penis pumps can help you achieve an erection via a vacuum-powered chamber that helps pull blood into your shaft. (Many doctors recommend them to ED sufferers for that reason.) Cock rings can help keep you nice and hard, not to mention help you last longer. 

In other words, male sex toys are about a lot more than just helping you get off in style. They can make your entire life as a sexual being easier, more exciting, and more fulfilling overall. Who wouldn’t want to get on board with that? 


If you’re looking for a great way to elevate a pleasure session, a masturbator is an excellent option to consider. Masturbators come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures so there’s truly something out there for everyone. Some are specially designed to mimic real sex while others (like vibrating masturbators) bring completely new sensations to the table. There are even hands-free options out there on the market for those times you just want to lay back, relax, and enjoy the experience of being serviced.

Pros: Masturbators are great for men that like the simplicity of a self-administered hand job, but would love to get more out of the experience. They also make great additions to foreplay with a partner. Collectively, they allow for the exploration of many new textures, sensations, and experiences you’ll potentially love. 

Cons: The sheer variety of options out there can make choosing a stroker difficult if you’re buying one for a partner unless you know a bit about what type of experience they’d prefer.


Also sometimes known as strokers, masturbation sleeves are among the most popular and widely used male sex toys and with good reason. At their simplest, masturbation sleeves are exactly what they sound like – flexible tunnels made of a material like silicone or rubber that can accommodate an erect penis and heighten sensation during a stroke session. Most are small, discreet, and very easy to use. This makes them excellent first sex toys for beginners that want to see what male toys are all about.

Pros: Most sleeves and strokers are non-representational and very simple from a design standpoint, so they’re less threatening than some of the alternatives. They’re especially smart choices for couples or individuals that really just want to keep things simple, economical, and discreet.

Cons: Sleeves may not have enough going on to suit men or couples that expect a sex toy to have a lot of bells, whistles, or special features.

Sex Dolls

If the idea of a stroker or masturbator doesn’t really cut it for you, a sex doll might be a good fit. Sex dolls run the gamut from the inexpensive stag party blow-up dolls you might be familiar with to top-of-the-line love dolls capable of delivering a full intercourse experience. This makes them excellent fits for singles or couples that like the idea of making a fantasy come true without the hassle or potential jealousy adding a real, live third person could bring to the table. 

Pros: Sex dolls can be terrific ways to enjoy a full-service sexual experience without complicating things by adding an actual person to the mix. They also help take some of the guesswork out of bringing a cherished fantasy to life.

Cons: Sex dolls may not be right for people that want their toy to be discreet. They’re life-sized and hard to mistake for anything other than a sexual aid. This can also make storage a challenge. 

Cock Rings

There’s really no end to the sexual benefit the right cock ring can bring to the table, so it’s not hard to see why they’re among the most popular and widely used options on the market. At their simplest, they act to trap blood within the shaft of the penis once an erection has been achieved. Not only do they help keep an erection as hard and ample as possible, but they help it last longer. Many cock rings feature integrated vibrating bullets, ticklers, or texturing that can make intercourse more pleasurable for a female partner as well.

Pros: Cock rings are wonderfully versatile and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. They’re ideal for taking an intercourse experience to the next level for both partners, but many men enjoy wearing them during solo sessions as well for the way they can intensify orgasm.

Cons: Cock rings work best as a way to enhance another sexual experience, so they may not fully meet the needs of men that want more actual stimulation from their toys.

Penis Pumps

If you’ve always wanted a way to take the guesswork out of achieving seriously massive erections, then a penis pump could well be the solution you’ve been looking for. Pumps consist of a vacuum-sealed chamber powered by a simple pump mechanism. When operated, they help to pull blood into the shaft of the penis in a way that’s both safe and effective. Add a cock ring to the mix to help your erection last once you’re done pumping.

Pros: Penis pumps make great insurance policies for men that really want to be able to count on the quality of their erection. They can also help immensely when it comes to overcoming or managing erectile dysfunction, especially when used in tandem with a cock ring.

Cons: Like a cock ring, a penis pump can be pleasurable to use, but won’t necessarily bring a lot of stimulation to the table or simulate an actual sexual experience all by itself. Many men prefer using them in tandem with other toys or as a way to prep for intercourse for this reason.

Penis Extenders

If you’d love to know what it’s like to be a little longer, wider, or both, then you might be interested in trying a penis extender on for size. At their simplest and most basic, penis extenders are firm, hollow sheaths that slip easily onto your shaft to give you a boost in the size department before having sex. Many penis extenders also feature additional texturing on the inside, the outside, or both to help make sex even more pleasurable for you or your partner. 

Pros: Penis extenders offer a simple, accessible way to experiment with size, texture, and so much more. They’re especially popular with men that aren’t completely satisfied with their natural penis size or that are simply curious as to what it would be like to be bigger.

Cons: As is the case with many male toys, penis extenders aren’t for everyone. Some men can even worry that their partner will begin to prefer their extended penis to their natural one.

Prostate Stimulators

Whether or not you’ve actually tried prostate stimulation yourself, you’ve almost definitely heard of it. The prostate is an under-stimulated but incredibly powerful sweet spot that can be accessed about two inches inside the male anal opening. Prostate stimulators take the guesswork out of not only finding yours, but activating it to perfection. They can be made of many different materials, come with or without vibration, and much more. There are even hands-free prostate stimulators that can effortlessly be worn during intercourse or masturbation.

Pros: Male toys made specifically to access and stimulate the prostate make it significantly easier to accurately locate and stimulate yours. They can also help a man experience some of the most intense orgasms of his life. Many people even report being able to reach orgasm via prostate stimulation alone.

Cons: Not every man is comfortable being penetrated anally, so definitely make sure your male partner is before introducing prostate play to the mix.

Choosing the Right Male Toy for You

As you can see, the wonderful world of male sex toys includes many different options capable of enhancing your sexual performance and enjoyment in numerous ways. Which option is right for you depends largely on what you’re looking to get out of the experience of adding one to the mix. 

Are you looking to be better in bed or take your ability to please your partner to new levels? Try an option like a penis pump, a penis extender, or a vibrating cock ring. Looking to push some personal boundaries and discover new ways to experience pleasure either on your own or with a partner? Go for a prostate stimulator or a masturbator. 

Once you decide which type of toy will best suit your needs, you’ll need to consider a few practical matters as well. To begin with, male sex toys can be made of many different materials and your choice will dictate how you can use yours, what you need to do to take care of it, and what types of lube you’ll be able to use on it. You’ll also want to give some thought to how much cash you’re willing to invest in your new toy, whether or not you’ll be using it with a partner, and whether or not it needs to be travel-friendly. 

Of course, there’s no rule against starting a growing collection of male sex toys that you continue to add to over time. Many men start out small with a portable stroker or a simple cock ring to enhance their bedroom performance, discover how useful the right toy can be, and expand their repertoire accordingly. Explore the possibilities for yourself today and get more out of your sex life!