Self-pleasure is for everybody. It’s a way to learn more about your body and tell your partners what you’re into. Sex shops these days can offer all kinds of toys that are just right for any gender identity and anatomy – vaginas, penises, prostates, breasts, male, female, non-binary, transgender, you name it.
Surprisingly enough, there’s still a little bit of stigma around sex toys for cisgender men. However, more and more people are siding with reason and accepting that sex toys help diversify any man’s sex life or brighten up the moments of loneliness. Exploring sex toys is not desperate, sad, or weird, but rather beneficial to mental and physical health. If there’s a specific sensation that you want to experience, there’s most likely a sex toy that can help you get that pleasure.
It’s always more fun to use sex toys together with your partner! With sex toys, you can try out different types of stimulation in order to have a more intense orgasm and spice up your sex life. For example, you can add stimulation during penetration or try masturbating in front of each other. Or you can experiment with edging, pushing each other to the edge of orgasm, and backing off. Besides, toys can really help to maintain a level of intimacy for partners in long-distance relationships. There are even remote-controlled toys that can be controlled with a special app by your partner from any place in the world. If you don’t have a sex-positive adventurous partner for exciting experiments with sex toys, you can always try to find your perfect match on hookup apps such as Pure.
This is why we decided to create a shortlist of the most popular sex toys for people with the male anatomy in 2021.
Cock rings (or penis rings)
A cock ring tightly wraps around the base of the penis or scrotum. It constricts the veins, preventing the outflow of blood from the organ. This effect prolongs sexual intercourse and helps to maintain a longer-lasting erection. Cock rings can also be useful to help with weak erections or premature ejaculation. There are only four basic rules – don’t use the ring if you have problems with blood circulation, don’t wear it longer than 20 minutes, wash it before and after use, and do not tolerate pain if it occurs. If you follow these simple rules, this erotic toy will be a great source of pleasurable sensations.
Je Joue’s Mio cock ring with five versatile vibration levels is arguably the best in its class. Made out of soft, durable, hypoallergenic material, Mio has excellent elastic properties and provides a comfortable fit on various sizes. You can use Mio during solo play or with your partner. The motor is powerful enough to give penetrating vibration to both partners to enjoy.
There’s also We-Vibe’s Pivot, a high-end waterproof vibrating penis ring for couples or solo-use. It fits comfortably on the penis due to its perfectly constructed stretchy neck. It won’t feel too tight as some cock rings tend to; it’s going to feel snug. This toy comes with a free app that offers to create custom vibes and share control of the toy with your partner from anywhere.
Different models of male masturbators come in various materials, shapes, and textures and can help you experience vaginal, oral, or anal penetration in a more pleasurable way. The most technologically advanced versions can even have heating and rotation options or even voice guidance. All this will help to diversify the usual process of masturbation.
Tenga Flip Zero is a great option to start from. It’s a modern flexible masturbator that is very responsive to touch. Steve V. Rodriguez, the creator and host of the Talk About Gay Sex podcast says: “It gives people the opportunity to adjust and feel their own hand strength, or their partner’s hand strength, instead of just relying on the product”. There is also a pricier vibrating version of the Zero, in case you’re in a mood for experiments.
Another product you migh want to try out is a multi-award-winning male sex toy Hot Octopuss Pulse Solo Essential. It can make you cum hands-free, without the need for stroking. You don’t even need to have an erection to enjoy this toy due to its innovative PulsePlate™ technology – it will do all the work for you.
There’s also The Ussy, the most artistic designer masturbator on the market. Invented, developed, designed, and sustainably produced in Berlin, The Ussy is available in skin tones as well as in abstract colors. The soft folds at the entrance of the massager will give your penis a spectrum of sensations. In addition, it is easy to control the tightness and moisture level of the toy with the premium soft silicone material and small nodes inside the tube. And if you care for the environment-friendly initiatives, you’ll be happy to know that the brand donates to a German non-profit contributing to carbon dioxide mitigation by renewable energies.
And if you want to try something different, you should go for Arcwave Ion. Its unique pulsating airwaves Pleasure Air™ technology will affect the highly sensitive skin under the head of the penis and get you to experience new sensations. The toy is quiet, versatile, and easy to clean.
And, last but not least, we’d like to mention the Tenga Crysta ball, a transparent, reusable cube-shaped masturbator with integrated elements. With this futuristic-looking masturbator you can customize the sensations by adjusting the strength and placement of your grip. Be sure to use lots of lube for the best experience.
The P-spot is an erogenous zone located between the rectum and the penis, and it can bring you intense orgasms. Massaging and stimulating this spot will bring not only health benefits but also a lot of fun. Anal sex and sex toys are the easiest ways to stimulate it. You need to keep in mind that anal penetration can be traumatic and painful, and it shouldn’t be performed if you have prostate stones or anal fissures. If you don’t have any health issues, you can use sex toys such as anal plugs with vibration, dildos, or special prostate stimulators. If you’re having doubts about trying out a toy, it’s always better to consult your doctor. Some prostate toys also deliver sensation to the perineum, the area between the anus and the scrotum that’s also the external side of the prostate. Don’t forget to use your toys according to the instructions and to apply generous amounts of lubricant.
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The b-Vibe Rimming Plug 2 is an excellent option for men who want to explore anal play. It doesn’t require aggressive penetration, and it simulates rimming using rotating beads. The toy is made from silky silicone and has five intensities and six different vibration patterns for you to try out.
There’s also Lelo’s Hugo, a waterproof prostate massager with a built-in perineum vibrator. It comes with a little rechargeable remote and motors on the tip and base.
Penis sleeves are an amazing option for those who experience erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation. Besides, they increase the length and girth of your penis. Penis sleeves can add texture details to your penis such as the glans, frenulum, or veins that can provide pleasure to your partner.
For those of you who are ready to try cock sleeves, there’s a great option from Adam & Eve, the Super Stretch Tickler Sleeves. This product has seven super-stretchy sleeves that can turn your penis into a remarkable pleasure tool for both you and your partner. The tight fit of the sleeve provides a cock ring effect, reducing blood flow from your organ to keep you hard for longer.
Sex dolls and sex robots are probably the largest life-size sex toys out there. They can provide pleasure through simulated oral, vaginal, or anal sex. These toys take up a lot of space and can get quite heavy – up to 50 kg. Modern sex dolls can take almost any pose and get customized to your type, preferences, and needs. Some of them can even talk.
A great example is a doll from the best sex dolls production out there – Abyss Creations. The brand creates its dolls using animatronics, sensor tech, and artificial intelligence that provides them with programmable personalities. RealDolls are definitely not a cheap sex toy. It starts around $4,000, and the robotic talking head may cost up to $10,000.