This One's for the Boys

The Guide to Male Sex Toys

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The male sex toy. Oh, how far it's come. Long gone are the days of the blow-up novelty sex doll – it's the 21st century, man. Time to get serious. Today's toys for the boys are the real deal, delivering vibrations as powerful and orgasms as overwhelming as the picks from the girls' aisle.

Just like any other sex toys, some are designed for solo play, some are meant for sharing, but just about all of them can be worked into foreplay, sex or masturbation - whatever works for you. Whether you're looking for something for yourself or want to surprise the man in your life with something special, you've come to the right place.

Masturbators

For when working with your hands doesn't quite get the job done. We're sure you're more than capable – but sometimes it just feels so good to mix things up a little. Wouldn't you agree? Male Masturbators are textured sleeves that deliver amazing sensations – some so realistic you'll barely believe it, and some so different that it's even better than the real thing.

Fleshlights pretty much set the standard in this area with their skin-soft, real-feel masturbation sleeves, disguised as a big, hefty torch for total discretion. Things have branched out a little from the original super-realistic vagina model with mouths, anal options, loads of different disguising methods, and the Fleshlight Girls range – which are molded from body castings of some seriously legendary pornstars. Stoya, Jenna Jameson, Tori Black… the list goes on. Some models vibrate, some come with adjustable suction, but all of them feel oh-so real when you're lubed up and deep inside.

Though maybe you're looking for something a little less realistic – sensations you've never felt before? There are loads of variations of Male Masturbator in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and textures. We can't tell you which will feel the best for you – it's all about what you like the look of, so make sure you explore the range. Some more hi-tech options will even do the work for you, with internal motors to give you seriously intense but effortless stimulation. Hey – you've earned it.

Cock Rings

Stay harder, for longer. Come harder, for longer, too. All with a simple, stretchy ring. Sound too good to be true?

Cock rings restrict the bloodflow out of your cock just enough to keep it where it's needed for longer and better sex or masturbation. Simple stretchy options are great for beginners, whereas the adventurers among you can explore firmer or vibrating styles.

Vibrating rings are great for couples, because the vibration method is usually a bullet vibrator that will hit her clit during sex, but the thrill of the buzz is anything but one-sided. They're great for solo missions too.

For a kinkier twist on an old favourite, cock cages have the same effect but with a devilish twist of added restraint. Metal-and-leather Arab Strap styles just scream submission, or you could go for snug silicone and irresistible vibrating encasements.

Anal Play

Bend over, boys – whether you're a curious anal apprentice or an absolute addict, there are just so many toys absolutely buzzing to give you your fix. Just don't forget to lube up

If you're experimenting with anal play for the first time, whether by yourself or with a partner, anal beads are the perfect training. PVC beads on a flexible cord get bigger and bigger as you insert them – they'll feel amazing when they're in, and even better when you pull them out. Do it exactly as you climax, and oh boy.

Butt plugs are tapered for easy insertion, and usually with a wider base for safety – rectal muscles have a tendency to draw things in, so if you want to avoid an "I fell on it" chat with an unconvinced A&E doctor, flared bases are your best bet. Butt plugs feel great when worn, whether you're alone or with a partner – they're popular in BDSM play, too, for the extra control they give over the sub's body…

Looking for even more? Prostate massagers go deeper, and will hit the spot like you won't even believe. Gentle curves, powerful vibrations, and two free hands to use as you please – as long as they're not just grasping at the sheets...

Penis Extenders

After a little extra length? There are a few tricks for penis extension. Penis pumps use suction to draw more blood into your cock for bigger, harder and more sensitive erections, and consistent use can make the results a little more permanent. Extension sleeves are a little less natural, but combine the constricting effects of a cock ring with all kinds of fun options – they're not really designed for solo use, though.

Vibrators

They're not specifically designed for men, but never underestimate just how good a bullet can feel on your cock – and we're not sure anyone, of any gender, can resist the awesome power of a wand. Use alone or during foreplay... you'll be buzzin'.