A NSFW DIY Project to Take Your Self-Pleasure Time to New Heights
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The sensation of penetrative sex — sliding your erection in and out of a warm, lubricated opening — is hard to beat.
That’s the principle behind the popularity of Fleshlights, at least. Sure, a portable, customizable, reusable hole for guys to penetrate to their hearts’ content was a stroke of genius, but a brand-name Fleshlight isn’t the only way to achieve a similar sensation (and you don’t even need to buy one from a competitor).
As guys have been discovering for a long time, you can approximate the feeling of wet and warm penetrative pleasure on your own with some handy products you probably have at home already.
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Sound shady? Well, making a DIY male sex toy in the form of a fake vagina (or anus) from household items isn’t the most braggable exploit, but if you’re dead-set on solo pleasure without breaking the bank, these options are guaranteed to make the tried-and-true hand-and-lotion method seem positively pedestrian by comparison.
If your curiosity is piqued and you want to know more about the domains of pleasure to be discovered with homemade Fleshlight alternatives, keep on reading.
What Exactly Is a Fleshlight?
A pocket pussy — also known as a Fleshlight or a DIY (do-it-yourself) Fleshlight, an artificial vagina, a fifi (a term used in prison), a stroker and a male masturbator, among others — is the rather unfortunate name given to any sex toy meant to be penetrated by a penis.
Whether it’s made by Fleshlight, another company or by you at home, it’s always an object that is made specifically for sexual purposes. It’s generally not much bigger than the penis that’ll be going into it (hence the word “pocket” in the phrase “pocket pussy” — it could literally fit in your pocket).
Now, there are all kinds of models designed to appeal to all kinds of people, and if you have the budget for it and are curious, you’re sure to find something you wouldn’t mind ejaculating into.
But if you don’t have the budget for it — most Fleshlights range from $60 to $100 — or you’re curious about what a homemade pocket pussy feels like, there are options in that department, too. If you’re willing to bring some arts and crafts skills to the table, untold worlds of DIY Fleshlight pleasure await.
At-Home Hacks: How to Make a Homemade Fleshlight/Pocket Pussy
How simple or complicated your DIY pocket pussy gets is up to you. The basic principles you need are a container (something that can withstand you thrusting your erection into it repeatedly), a soft material (something that’ll feel good when you put your erection up against it/inside it), and potentially some lubricant, depending on how slippery your soft material is. With that being said, let’s take a look at your of your options.
DIY Cornstarch Fleshlight
If you’ve heard of a cornstarch Fleshlight, it’s is a pretty clever idea — unfortunately, it doesn’t actually work. Instructions for making one appeared online at some point in the past few years and encouraged people to pour cornstarch in a glass of water, microwave it, dig out a penis-shaped hole, then microwave it again. However, the final product, while cool in appearance, is neither sturdy nor comfortable.
DIY Sock Fleshlight
The sock Fleshlight looks way less cool, but it’s much more likely to be functional. You’ll need three pairs of socks, two rubber bands and a latex glove. Place the glove between two folded-up pairs of socks, then wrap the third around the whole contraption. Next, secure the third pair of socks with a rubber band, and place the second one around the top of the glove. Squirt some lube into the glove and you should be good to go.
DIY Sponge Fleshlight
Don’t have socks on hand? (Or… on foot?) Surprising as it may sound, the bouncy texture of sponges can go a long way towards mimicking the sensation of penetration. Stuff some sponges into a Pringles can or similar oblong object and wrap a condom or latex glove around the top. After that, fill that with some lube, wrap some rubber bands around the condom or glove to secure it to the can, and go to town. Make sure to buy big, pillowy sponges, though — thin or worn-out ones won’t do the trick.
DIY Condom and Towel Fleshlight
In a rush and don’t have time for lengthy arts and crafts projects? Throw a towel in the dryer for a few minutes to get it warm, run it under hot water to get it wet after, then put on a condom and wrap the towel around your erection. The condom will give you some lubrication (and a place for your ejaculate to go without making a mess), and the warm and wet towel will simulate the feel of real penetration. You can add some lube inside the condom for a bit more intense of a sensation, too.
DIY Meat Fleshlight
Sex is technically a flesh-on-flesh experience, so it makes sense to try to re-create that with, uh, actual flesh. Though this might be too out-there for some people, using room temperature or slightly warmed pieces of meat — such as wrapping liver or chicken skin around your penis, or stuffing something like a Pringles can or empty milk carton with pieces of raw meat — can help deliver a sensation you just won’t get from synthetic materials. Pro tip, though? Thoroughly wash your penis off before doing anything else, as raw meat can carry genuinely nasty bacteria.
Using a Fleshlight
In theory, this should be pretty straightforward, but if there’s anything you’re not clear about, here are some pointers.
First, you’ll want to make sure your DIY stroker is ready to go. Ideally, test it out with a finger to see if there are any sharp points (and to see how easy it is to put something in and out of it). If you feel anything painful or uncomfortable with your finger, you should probably not stick your erection in until you’ve sorted that out.
Next, lubricate the hole in your DIY pocket pussy with something safe like a sexual lubricant, which is designed for this very purpose, or a skin lotion. Don’t use soap or shampoo, as these can sometimes be painful on sensitive skin. You can also spread some of your lubricating agent on your penis for good measure as this can be a great way to achieve an erection prior to penetration.
If you haven’t already, get yourself at least somewhat hard before penetrating your homemade stroker. Thrust into it, moving the stroker and your penis back and forth to achieve a pleasurable sensation. If it feels good, keep doing it! Ideally, you’ll be able to bring yourself to climax this way. If you can’t, don’t feel too bad — homemade male masturbators aren’t for everyone.
Finally, if you do ejaculate, pull your erection out, clean it off, and either dispose of your homemade Fleshlight, or clean it out.
Real Fleshlights to Buy Instead
Reading all about those home hacks make you hanker for the real thing? Or you’ve just decided you’ll never figure out how to make your own Fleshlight at home? No fear! Real Fleshlights still exist. Check out these picks and see if any of them sounds like your ideal stroker of choice:
Fleshlight picks and descriptions by Lindsay Tigar
Fleshlight Stamina Trainer Pack
For: Decreasing sensitivity
With three different fits for the head, lubricant, a shower mount and a sex toy cleanser, this $105 buy will take your masturbation game from zero to all-star. The nice thing about having variety is that it help guide your next purchase and ultimately, help you discover the right kind of plastic for your bod.
$119.95 at AdamEve.com
Best For: A cooling sensation
Like ice cube play in the bedroom? Or enjoy a cold shower after sex? This sex toy might be your best bet then, since it offers a cooling effect when you use it. And hey, maybe it’ll even build up your endurance for the next time you have intercourse, if you can master an erection, even with the lower temperature.
$69.99 at Lovehoney.com
Best For: Vibrations
More movement means more intense orgasms, and this Fleshlight offers it all. While you’re jerking off, spines along the sleeve will pulse at your directed speed, giving you a whole other meaning to riding dirty.
$119.95 at Fleshlight.com
Best For: Oral sex
For the nights when your girlfriend isn’t in the mood to go to town, or when you’re single and you really miss getting regular BJs, then consider this new buy as a good idea. It’s meant to recreate the feeling of oral sex, complete with suction. Add in some lube to make it extra slippery.
$69.95 at Fleshlight.com
Best For: Customization
OK, so maybe this is technically DIY, but a little more advanced. Here, you can choose what matters the most to you, from how big and how fast to the lips and the special effects, and, depending on your budget, you can truly go to town creating an at-home vagina that’s just about as perfect as the real thing. And hey, if she’s into it, maybe your girlfriend will help you recreate her own, making sure that no matter what, she’s always on your mind (and in your pants).
Find out more at Fleshlight.com
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