Best sex toys for men to try in 2021

When it comes to the best sex toys for men, the first step is getting past whatever’s kept you from using a male sex toy—alone or with a partner—up until now: a mildly Puritan shame about masturbation, the hassle of cleaning up, the fact that the best sex toys for men kinda look like alien appendages.

Or maybe it’s the misguided notion that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Following the Malcolm Gladwellian 10,000-hour theory, you feel like an expert in the field. Who needs silicone when you’ve got your hands? A harder, stronger, and more life-affirming orgasm sounds nice, but how much room for improvement from men’s sex toys could there really be?

A lot. The best sex toys do for masturbation what hot sauce does for a couple of perfectly over-medium eggs—take a great thing to whole new heights. Adult toys do things you and your partner can’t, no matter how advanced your yogic practices. And unless you’re Sting, you can’t make your penis vibrate on its own. You’re also going to struggle—by virtue of the limitations of the human anatomy—to stimulate your own prostate, a.k.a. the male G-spot, while simultaneously working the front. That’s where vibrators, prostate massagers, and butt plugs come in.

But we’re jumping ahead. Even if you’re not ready to explore self-guided butt stuff, plenty of sex toys will kick-start your masturbation game from good to great to apologizing-to-the-neighbors. Some of these toys are also great to use with a partner. Or not! The next time you could use a little self-love, give your hands a break and your body a whole new sensation. (Maybe throw one in your Amazon cart the next time you need paper towels.) It’s time to get fresh, and maybe a little weird, with your self-sex. Here are the best sex toys for men out there.


Best Discreet Masturbation Sleeve: Fleshlight Quickshot

Fleshlight Quickshot

$35AmazonBuy Now

While you’re likely aware of the infamous Fleshlight, the first and most well-known male masturbator, you might not know that the manufacturers came out with what they call the Quickshot. It’s smaller than the original, with only 3.5 inches to insert your penis, meaning it (likely) won’t cover the entire shaft. But the perks are that it’s easy to store discreetly, and doesn’t look like a typical Fleshlight, which isn’t necessarily something you want a casual hookup to stumble on.

The Best Lube: Nécessaire Sex Gel

Nécessaire Sex Gel

$20SephoraBuy Now

Maybe you wouldn’t consider lube a “sex toy” on it’s own, but a good bottle of lube is essential to the functioning of pretty much all of them. (That prostate massager needs a little help getting where it needs to go, right?) This one is water-based, which means it’s compatible with silicone toys. And the branding looks just like a high-end skin cream (which is usually what Nécessaire offers).

Best Cock Ring: Lelo Tor 2

Lelo Tor 2 Luxury Rechargeable Vibrating Cock Ring

$139LeloBuy Now

The LELO Tor does its job simply, and it does its job well. The vibrations are strong. It fits snuggly against the shaft of your penis, but it’s not too tight. The more bulbous top of the toy applies pressure and stimulates your partner’s clitoris. It feels good for you and everyone involved. Pro tip: If you finish first and your partner hasn’t, take the Tor and place it on your middle and ring fingers while you finger her. She’ll likely appreciate the vibrations.

The Best Powerful Cock Ring

Je Joue Mio Luxury Rechargeable Vibrating Cock Ring

$110LovehoneyBuy Now

This vibrating cock ring works just as well as the Lelo, but operates with a slightly lower frequency rumble. Can’t hurt to have options—it’s like you’re some kind of orgasm sommelier! 

The Best Affordable Masturbation Toy: Tenga Egg

Tenga Egg

$6AmazonBuy Now

Is the Tenga Egg masturbator going to change your sex life? No. Will you use it to masturbate every single time? Absolutely not. But for less than seven dollars a egg, this super-stretchable elastomer sleeve can become one of many tools in your jerk box to switch things up when the old-fashion way starts growing stale.

Best Prostate Massager: Lelo HUGO

Lelo HUGO prostate massager

$219LeloBuy Now

While the LELO Hugo is pricey, it’s my favorite prostate massager currently on the market. You tilt the remote to control the strength and location of the vibrations. So if you tilt it to the left, the vibrations will be stronger on the left side. With the Hugo, you can pinpoint exactly where in your behind you experience the most pleasure and focus on those spots.

The Best For Both You And Her: Lovehoney Bionic Bullet

Lovehoney Bionic Bullet

$25LovehoneyBuy Now

The Bionic Bullet has a little something for both you and her. With two rings—one to wrap around the base of your penis and the other to gently grip your testicles. The result is an amazing hands-free “locked and loaded” feeling, making you ready for a harder and longer sex session. The rechargeable rabbit, which connects to the ring, not only vibrates, but will also stimulate the clitoris during penetration.

Best Non-vibrating Masturbation Sleeve: TENGA Zero Flip

TENGA Zero Flip Hole Luxury Male Masturbator

$110LovehoneyBuy Now

When you open the TENGA flip, it looks like the insides of an alien, but that’s what makes it feel so good. There are various ridges and grooves inside the masturbation sleeve, which allow for different sensations. Few other masturbation sleeves are built like this. Most Fleshlights, for example, are simply smooth inside.

Best For Full-Body Orgasms: Fun Factory Duke Prostate Massager

Fun Factory Duke Rechargeable Vibrating Prostate Massager

$100LovehoneyBuy Now

The Duke isn’t a prostate massager for beginners. It has three separate components that stimulate various highly-sensitive erogenous zones. The first part extends far past your prostate hitting the deep, inner walls on your anus. The second section directly nuzzles against the prostate, and the third and final section hugs your perineum—aka the taint or grundle—that strip of skin that extends between your anus and base of your testicles. With its powerful vibrations, the Duke can cause sensory overload, but in the best way.

Best Rimming S(t)imulator: b-Vibe Rimming Plug 2

b-Vibe Rimming Plug 2

$150AmazonBuy Now

The b-Vibe is the only butt plug on the market that simulates rimming or “analingus” using rotating beads. While it doesn’t feel as pleasurable as a partner’s tongue, it still feels pretty damn good, and doesn’t require you to ferociously clean out beforehand. While not necessary with a partner, I highly recommend you do. It’s also a simple entry for men who want to explore anal play, but aren’t quite ready to shove a dildo in there yet.

Best Blowjob Accessory: LoveHoney BlowYo Extreme Wave Textured Blowjob Stroker

LoveHoney BlowYo Extreme Wave Textured Blowjob Stroker

$30LovehoneyBuy Now

At first glance, the BlowYo is confusing. It’ll only cover a small portion of one’s penis with its stretchable silicone, and it’s totally useless while masturbating. But give it a go with your partner while receiving oral and you’ll find that the BlowYo can replicate the act of being deepthroated. The BlowYo covers your lower shaft, while your partner tackles the upper shaft and tip with their mouth.

Best Inexpensive Prostate Massager: Aneros Helix Prostate Stimulator

Aneros “Helix Trident” prostate stimulator

$55AnerosBuy Now

Slightly smaller and roughly $100 cheaper than the Lelo Loki, the Helix Prostate Stimulator is a good choice for beginners. Start with this, get to know yourself, and when you’re ready for an upgrade, hop to the Lelo Loki.

Best Automatic Blowjob Machine: Autoblow AI

Autoblow AI

$220AutoblowBuy Now

The Autoblow AI is the third generation of the Autoblow, and while it’s not perfect, it’s getting pretty close. While developing the Autoblow, the creators analyzed 109 hours of oral sex videos, so the 10 various blowjob settings don’t simply apply pressure at random. They’re all in the style of a different blowjob technique. The 10th and final setting uses machine-learning technology, so you never get the same blowjob twice.

Best Gift For Her That’s Actually For You: Le Wand Loop

Le Wand vibrating massager

$170Le WandBuy Now

Le Wand Loop Silicone Attachment

$30Le WandBuy Now

If you don’t mind sharing a sex toy with your female partner, the Le Wand Silicone Attachment is a lot of fun. Le Wand has been a favorite masturbation toy for women for the past couple of years. This silicone attachment transforms it into a masturbation sleeve. Don’t buy Le Wand just to have the attachment (that would come to a whopping $200). But if you want to buy her a present that seems like a gift for her, but in actuality, is a gift for both of you, then by all means, splurge.

The Best Long-Distance Prostate Massager: Lovense Edge 2 

Lovense “Edge 2”

$99LovenseBuy Now

Your partner can control this one from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection. Jack into the Matrix! 

Best Anal Beads: BASICS Anal Beads 6.5 Inch

BASICS Anal Beads 6.5 Inch

$9LovehoneyBuy Now

More expensive doesn’t always mean better quality, and for anal beads, you really don’t need anything that special. These anal beads from the Lovehoney BASICS collection do exactly what they’re supposed to do. They feel pleasurable while inside of you, and you get that euphoric release when they “pop” out of you one by one.

The Best Advanced Prostate Massager: Desire Luxury Girthy P-Spot Vibrator 

Desire Luxury Rechargeable Girthy P-Spot Vibrator

$70LovehoneyBuy Now

This XL prostate massager is not for beginners—but if you find yourself enjoying the feeling of being full, this one will absolutely provide it. 

Best Fleshlight: Fleshlight Pink Lady Stamina Training Unit

Fleshlight Pink Lady Stamina Training Unit

$85LovehoneyBuy Now

While people use the terms “Fleshlight” and “masturbation sleeve’” interchangeably, Fleshlight is actually the name of the brand. But of course, Fleshlight creates some of the best masturbation sleeves out there. The idea behind the “Stamina Training Unit” is that it feels so much like an authentic vagina that it will prepare you to last longer when you’re with a real woman. We can take or leave that dubious marketing angle but, in our tests, this is the best Fleshlight

Best place to buy sex toys online 2021

Over the past year, we have been forced to mark many occasions from the comfort of our own homes – but at least Valentine’s Day is one that’s easily celebrated indoors.

The pandemic has given many of us some newly discovered leisure time for self-love, with online retailer Cult Beauty reporting a 61 per cent increase in “sex tech” products since March, and Ann Summers reporting a 900 per cent increase in sales of its sex toys during the first lockdown. How else would you spend all those unbridled hours?

If you’re toy-curious but are yet to invest, the annual celebration is the perfect excuse to prioritise your sexual pleasure, whether you’re single, in a relationship or somewhere in-between.

Sure, the usual blooms and boxes of chocolates are a failsafe option for putting a smile on someone’s face but, unlike roses that wilt and truffles that get devoured in mere moments, a sex toy is a wise investment that will bring joy again and again.

Whether you’re looking to try one out for the first time, upgrade your existing couple’s collection or perhaps you simply love to grab a bargain, the good news is that there are hundreds of options on the market, many of which are currently on sale.

To help you on your sensual shopping spree, we’ve rounded up the best online discounts across everything from vibrators to rabbits.

You can trust our independent round-ups. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent.

The brand known for introducing the world to “pleasure air technology”, Womanizer has reduced a number of its sex toys ahead of Valentine’s Day, including the pro (was £199, now £149), which adds glamour to your self-love sessions with a chic design finished with a Swarovski crystal.

A similar model, the Womanizer premium (£169), was highlighted in our review of the best sex toys for helping to achieve multiple orgasms. “It isn’t cheap – but it’s extremely impressive. It’s almost silent, beautifully designed, and pretty much guaranteed to hit the spot,” they said.

Boots is offering its customers the chance to save 25 per cent across its sexual wellbeing range, which includes everything from condoms and lubricant to sex toys, using the code “REBOOT25”.

The sale features a number of sex toys from leading brands, such as Lelo, Love Honey, My Viv, Smile Makers, spanning vibrators, bullets and couples’s massagers. 

Among the products you can get your hands on at a discounted price is the Lelo tor 2, which has been reduced from £109 to £81.20. The toy featured in our guide to the best sex toys for couples, with our reviewer highlighting its multi speed motor. “But, while duly noting that not all couples boast a penis, and acknowledging that this also is rather good on a dildo – we believe it would be a shame not to celebrate this particularly good cock ring,” they said.

As part of its sale, We-vibe is offering up to 53 per cent off its range of sex toys, which includes everything from couple’s vibrators to mini vibes.

The brand’s tango toy, which featured in our round-up of the best ones for solo pleasure, is currently reduced from £79 to £49.

“The tango bullet is the classic of the bullet genre, a perfect gift, and destined to be kept for years to come and eventually replaced if it wears out,” the reviewer said. “It’s got a round, generous vibration, rather than the thinner and sharper sensation that some cheaper bullets produce. Plus, it’s gloriously quiet and quick to recharge.”

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