If you’re looking to shake up your masturbation routine or enhance sex with a partner, consider adding a male stroker toy to your collection. Essentially, these toys are sleeves that enclose your penis to massage and stimulate the tip, shaft and glans (or, occasionally, testicles). They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Some are soft, some hard, and they can vibrate, suck or thump. Some mimic a bum, mouth or vagina, while others have textured sleeves that can pinpoint sensitive nerve endings in the penis.
Regardless of their size, most male strokers are designed to be used by one person, although they can also be incorporated into sex play in pairs. They are usually hollow, so you can add a lubricant for an extra sensation. You can use them to gently massage your glans and/or shaft with one hand or move them up and down the length of your shaft for multiple spots of stimulation. They can also be inserted into the anal area to provide a climax-inducing alternative to blow jobs.
You can find a wide range of male strokers at most adult entertainment stores, but there are also many online. Some of the best male stroker sex toys are available for purchase directly from the manufacturer, making them more affordable and convenient. A few of the top options include the Satisfyer Men Masturbator, the Tenga Air Tech Reusable Sleeve and the Fun Factory Manta.
The Satisfyer is made of Cyberskin, a super-soft, ribbed material that’s easy to clean. It’s a bit smaller than other strokers, so it’s great for beginners or those who want a gentler feel. The Manta, on the other hand, has a harder casing with a sleeve made of Cyberskin for extra tightening. It has 10 stretching and vibration modes to explore, plus a transparent body that allows you to see the action inside.
When shopping for a male stroker, the type of texture is key, as it will determine how satisfying it feels to use. “Look for unique sleeve textures that are molded by porn stars or patented, so you can find your favorite,” says Queen. She recommends avoiding anything too plain or painful, and considering how it will fit in the canal as well as how easily you can apply pressure.
A few other things to keep in mind when shopping for a male stroker are the speed and vibe settings, as well as the toy’s compatibility with lubricants. The Cal Exotics Apollo Hydro Power Stroker, for instance, offers 30 different vibration speeds and pulsating patterns to try out. And if you get tired of holding it, you can attach a mount or harness to your toy for hands-free play. It’s a powerful option for a very affordable price.