Beginner's Guide to Sex Toys for Men

Discover the wide range of sex toys that are specifically designed for men.

Sex toys really are for anyone who wants one. Whether you’re a proud owner of a vulva or a penis, your perfect adult toy is waiting to be discovered.

While sex toys used to be synonymous with female pleasure, this is no longer the case. Now, men are exploring the joys of adult toys and experiencing enhanced masturbation and sexual satisfaction.

But what sex toys are there for men? There are many different types, shapes and sizes - it all depends on where you would like to stimulate and how. If you’re not sure where to start, this guide will help you find the right male sex toy for you.

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Above: Watch our sex toy guide video with Sammi Cole to learn the differences between penis pumps, strokers, cock rings and more.

Why use a male sex toy?

Other than the obvious reason (they’re fun), there are plenty of benefits to using male sex toys.

  1. Strokers can help you to train yourself to last longer in bed.

  2. Cock rings can potentially enhance your erection strength and stamina.

  3. Prostate massagers allow you to experience brand new sensations.

  4. Vibrating male sex toys may give you more powerful orgasms.

Different types of male sex toys

There are so many types of male sex toys. Whether you’re looking for something to use with a partner, something to help enhance the size of your erection, or you’re just looking to experience the best solo session of your life, we’re bound to have a toy to suit you.

Sleeves and strokers

If you’re a little shy about purchasing a male sex toy, then a sleeve or stroker is the place to start.

Small, discreet and amazingly easy to use, these masturbators may seem fairly basic but they provide some incredible sensations along the entire length of the penis. Many couples like to play with sleeves and strokers as they are not at all intimidating.

Start with: Lovehoney Reversible Double Stroker Intense Ticklers

Realistic strokers

Women have the Pocket Rocket, so it’s only right that men should have a travel-friendly sex toy to take away with them.

Pocket pussies are designed to give you the tightest, most realistic sensations ever. With no vibrations or complicated accessories, pocket vaginas are great for first-time male sex toy users.

If you're looking for a more authentic simulation of sex - and a larger toy than a pocket pussy - then you might want to try a realistic vagina.

With their lifelike shapes, unbelievable internal textures and hand-painted details, a realistic vagina will give you a totally natural feel. Ranging greatly in price, it’s up to you to decide how real you want it to feel.

Start with: THRUST Pro Xtra Angel Realistic Vagina and Ass


The Fleshlight is a legendary product in male masturbation. Fleshlights are great for beginners as they come with a discreet case and an insert, so you can enjoy the ultra-realistic sensations right out of the box.

Made with patented real-feel SuperSkin material and with a choice of openings and textured inserts, you can see why Fleshlights are a best-seller.

Start with: Fleshlight Flight Pilot


Whereas the Fleshlight is a realistic male sex toy, anything TENGA makes is better than real!

Available in this category are the TENGA Onacups, Eggs and Flip Hole - a fabulous range of masturbators with something for everyone. Ranging in price from super affordable to a luxury treat, TENGA products come in sleek packaging and are unique in both looks and sensations.

Start with: TENGA Black Flip Hole Masturbator

Sex dolls

No longer just cheap stag do novelties, sex dolls now offer so-good-they-could-be-real sensations. These male sex toys give you the complete sexual intercourse experience.

Although they’re not very discreet, sex dolls are incredible for solo use. And, if you want a threesome but you’re worried about the jealousy that may arise, a sex doll is great fun to use with a partner.

Start with: Horny Quella Inflatable Sex Doll

Cock rings

Designed to gently trap blood in the penis once you have achieved an erection, cock rings are available in many different materials, sizes and shapes.

A ring can improve the firmness of the penis and may also help increase your stamina.

Cock rings can be used during sex to enhance both your and your partner's enjoyment, or you can slip one on before using a penis pump for a potentially longer-lasting erection.

Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Triple Cock Ring Set

Vibrating cock rings

Like their non-vibrating counterpart, vibrating cock rings will safely trap blood inside the penis, potentially allowing for a bigger and harder erection.

However, these male sex toys also provide you with sensational vibrations that you can both enjoy! A vibrating cock ring will enhance sex with a partner but you might also like to attach it to your favourite sleeve or stroker to give it an extra buzz too.

Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Vibrating Cock Ring

Prostate massagers

The prostate is a hidden gem, located in the man’s pelvis, between the penis and bladder.

By using a prostate massager, you can easily stimulate this area via the anus, and potentially experience incredible full-body orgasms. Many people have reported climaxing from prostate play alone.

Start with: Lovehoney Booty Buddy Vibro 7 Function Butt Plug

Penis extenders

If you want a quick boost to your length and girth, you’ll want to take a look at our exciting range of penis extenders.

Simply slip one over your shaft, secure it in place and give your partner just that little bit more. If you’re unhappy with your current penis measurements or you fancy trying something a little bit different, a penis extender is a cost-effective way to experiment with size.

Start with: Lovehoney Mega Thick 2 Extra Inches Penis Extender with Ball Loop

Penis pumps and enlargers

When used regularly, a penis pump may give a long-lasting increase to penis size. The suction safely engorges the penis, which feels great. For best results, place a cock ring over the base of the penis before pumping and your shaft should maintain its extra length and girth after you remove it from the cylinder.

Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Penis Pump

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