Buying a sex toy has never been so easy; there are many reliable online shops which offer a huge range of sex accessories, from the basic to the bizarre (See my list of the best Fleshlights and how to buy them). But choosing a sex aid from the thousands available can be somewhat trickier. From full blown sex robots to vibrating eggs and realistic artificial vaginas, there are almost too many options and it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin.
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This article is an attempt to make the process easier, with a full round up of some of the most exciting and advanced sex toys available today. From textured masturbation sleeves to interactive female sex robots, the following selection has something for every taste and budget.
What is included in this article?
At the top of the pile are realistic sex robots. Lifelike pleasure dolls with realistic orifices and the option to dress up and style them in any way you like. But, while realistic moving sex dolls are becoming more available, they can be bulky and expensive - worth saving up for but out of reach for a lot of people.
The good news is that robotic and advanced sex toys are not limited to advanced and lifelike AI dolls. At the other end of the scale there is a huge variety of smaller and simpler battery and electric powered sex toys, and an even greater selection of male masturbation toys and imaginative advanced sex aids for singles and couples.
This article will cover the whole range: basic masturbators with no moving parts and increasingly realistic textures; pulsing artificial vaginas; vibrating, thrusting and rotating dildos, and an assortment of other weird and wonderful devices, designed to appeal to a wide range of users.
RealDoll sex robot with its creator Matt McMullen by Engadget
Interactive Sex Robots
What are sex robots?
If you’ve never heard of a sex robot outside of sci-fi books and movies, you’re probably picturing an attractive female robot with artificial intelligence and an amazing body. Well, recent technology advances in the sex industry mean that you might not be far wrong.
The all-purpose robotic companion, ready to cook, clean and fulfill your every sexual fantasy is still the stuff of sci-fi. But robotic sex dolls are becoming more and more advanced and companies like Abyss Creations (who created the popular and realistic RealDoll) are working on making them fully interactive. In some cases, the dolls are so lifelike that they cause the strange sensation known as uncanny valley: a reaction to non-human figures which appear almost (but not quite) convincingly lifelike. Judging from the popularity of the dolls, this is not enough to put off buyers.
The following are three of the most advanced robotic sex dolls on the market.
Abyss Creations LLC, the makers of RealDoll, have been creating realistic sex dolls for many years and are continuously working to create new features and improvements. Their latest offering is a robotic AI sex robot called Harmony, which has been available as an app for some time. It allows the user to create and modify a personality which can hold a conversation and will learn and adapt to your preferences over time.
It sounds pretty interesting: a mobile companion which you can chat to. A little bit like a sexy Siri. However, the development did not end with the app. RealDoll were simultaneously working on a robotic head which can now be purchased with one of their lifelike RealDoll bodies.
‘Harmony’ and ‘Solana’ are the names of their newest moveable robotic heads which can be controlled with the partner apps. They can move, speak and even blink and form facial expressions. The heads come with a choice of standard RealDoll bodies (which can also be customized) with anal and vaginal orifices.
RealDollX AIs are not cheap: they start at nearly $12,000 for the head and standard body and there is a cost to subscribe to the app. But they really are the Rolls Royce of sex dolls and users say they are worth every penny. Learn more.
Synthea Amatus is the creator of Samantha, a sex robot which claims to learn with you, adapting and responding to your habits and personality. She will seek your attention, becoming more demanding if you respond quickly and less so if you do not answer her immediately. While Samantha is not quite as convincing in appearance as the RealDolls described above, she does have one unique feature: a ‘G-spot’ inside her vagina which she can ‘feel’ when the user touches it. Yep, Samantha is a sex robot who can have an orgasm (or a convincing imitation of one). Learn more.
AI Talking Sex Robot
The AI Robot directly from a Chinese robot factory has been made with a moveable body which can be adjusted into a variety of positions, and a responsive AI which responds to conversation. This sex robot is less realistic in appearance and in its conversation than RealDollX or Synthea Amatus but it does have a few interesting features, including ‘intelligent heating’ and touch sensitive areas on the body, which are worth considering.
Sex dolls are often bought as companions as much as sex toys and the addition of a reasonably convincing AI makes them feel even more real. It is clear that huge leaps forward are being made in this area and I’m excited to see what comes next. Learn more.
Sex dolls, as I mentioned above, are a lot more than just sex toys for dedicated fans. The ultra-realistic appearance of the better models is uncanny and users often find themselves enjoying the company of their dolls as much as their physical shape. Whether you are looking for a decorative orifice or a customizable companion to spice up your relationship or sex life, you are likely to find what you want among the following selection.
RealDoll is the real deal; when it comes to lifelike sex dolls they are the best of the best. Their life-sized dolls are completely customizable, from body type and skin tone to a choice of gel implants in the buttocks. Hairstyles (including pubic hair), eye color and makeup are all selected at the time of purchase. There are even a range of vaginal styles and RealDolls also come in male and transgender models. Learn more.
Talking, Interactive F*ck Me Silly Masturbator
At the other end of the scale, this real-sized ass and vagina masturbator has life-sized buttocks and a built in speaker which is activated by motion. After charging with the USB cable, thrusting into one of the orifices will activate a small vibrator and a variety of dirty talk and moans. Learn more.
Silicone Sweet Doll
This doll is made from silicone rather than the more usual TPE. It has fully adjustable arms and legs which can be positioned into different poses and the usual three orifices: mouth, butt and vagina. Learn more.
NFDOLL Fabric Anime Love Doll
Fabric anime love dolls are popular in Japan, where they are most commonly known as Dakimakuras. They are visually appealing and often pornographic in design; their softness makes them comfortable bed companions and they are often called hug pillows. Learn more.
Sex machines come in many forms but they are usually more functional than beautiful. If you’re looking for a porn star vagina or a companion doll then this section is not for you. But if you’re interested in experimenting with something really different, read on!
The Sybian is a sex machine designed for women, though it can be used with a partner. It is essentially a box with a curved top (similar in shape to a saddle). Various attachments are added to the top surface and the user then sits astride the device, with knees on the floor at either side. The attached controller is used to control the speed and rotation, if a dildo attachment is used. Despite its size and price, it is hugely popular. The vibrations and movement coupled with the shape and angle work together to create prolonged orgasms. Learn more.
The International Extreme Sex Machine
Marketed as a portable sex machine for couples, the International Supreme Extreme Sex Machine is an unusual elongated egg-shaped device, with an orifice at one end and a dildo at the other. Inside, there are two rings of pleasure beads which stroke the penis while the dildo at the other end thrusts, with a choice of seven speeds. A USB connection and a mobile device holder allow the addition of visual aids and other accessories (handcuffs, a mask and a spank paddle are included with the device). Suction caps allow the device to be attached to smooth surfaces and positioned to suit you. Learn more.
BlowPro Auto Stroking Stimulator
The idea of the BlowPro, as the name suggests, is to realistically simulate the experience of a blowjob. A firm outer case surrounds a soft inner sleeve and rows of massage beads which stroke along the length of the penis. The entrance to the bright blue sleeve resembles a mouth and the action inside can be activated and changed with an attached remote control. The main drawback of this machine is that its battery powered rather than rechargeable. Learn more.
The Cowgirl Premium Sex Machine
Similar in appearance to the Sybian, the Cowgirl sex machine is a ride-on, saddle shaped seat with a choice of silicone attachments (a textured nub or a small dildo) and a selection of six vibration patterns. Like many wirelessly controlled sex toys, the Cowgirl is compatible with a smartphone app and can be paired with other devices. There is also a wired controller. Learn more.
Hismith Premium Sex Machine
My first thought on seeing the Hismith sex machine was “It doesn’t look like a sex machine”. It is a functional looking piece of kit but there is nothing remotely sexual looking about it. Two metal ‘legs’ stand at either end and a protruding rod to attach a dildo sticks out of the end. A simple handheld controller lets you adjust the thrust and speed settings. When the machine is in action a motor controls the moving arm and thrusts the dildo at the chosen speed. It’s a simple but effective design, with a choice of angles to accommodate several sexual positions. Learn more.
LoveBotz Bangin Bench Extreme Sex Stool
The LoveBotz Bangin Sex Stool is, essentially, a stool. Two separated elasticated straps form a flexible ‘seat’, with a significant gap in the middle which exposes the genitals of the sitter and allows them to bounce on the dildo which fastens below. An alternative arrangement allows the dildo to be removed so that a partner’s head can access the area underneath the seat. It’s a deceptively simple and surprisingly versatile sex aid. Learn more.
Perhaps the most popular advanced sex toys are artificial vaginas. If the robotic devices above sound too complicated, or too big, then these might suit you better. Most artificial orifices have no moving parts and usually need to be moved by hand, or secured into a mount for you to thrust into them. The clever textures and realistic materials create a surprisingly good imitation of a real vagina, mouth or anus, with rippling, tingling and massaging effects which can feel a lot like the real thing.
The most well-known brands are Fleshlight and Tenga, though many others are available. I have reviewed many of the best known Fleshlights and some of the Tenga masturbators in depth elsewhere; see below for a few of my favorites.
Introducing Fleshlight Masturbation Sleeves
Fleshlight sleeves are made with their patented SuperSkin material which feels as soft and yielding as real flesh, especially if warmed a little before use. The standard models are large and a little unwieldy and cleaning them can be a hassle but ‘hands free’ feel of using them is well worth the effort.
They are perhaps not as technically advanced as some of the robotic toys described above but a lot of work goes into creating complex textures which each deliver a very different masturbation experience. There are hundreds of carefully designed inner textures to choose from and several new models are added to the range every year. They are definitely worth investigating. See my Guide to Fleshlights to learn more and find out which Fleshlight would be best for you.
Fleshlight Vortex: Realistic Vagina
The Vortex is one of the most realistic feeling masturbation sleeves on the market. Its texture consists of a series of gentle ridges which zigzag around the inside of the sleeve, and a gentle widening and narrowing of the walls creates a soft pressure. It is a simple medium-intense texture which works really well with a vaginal orifice. Learn more.
Fleshlight Destroya: Intense Vagina
The Destroya sleeve is linked with porn star Stoya, as part of the Fleshlight Girls series of sleeves. This means that it can be purchased with a realistic vaginal entrance, modeled from a molding of the porn star’s own pussy lips. Forget sex robots; the Fleshlight Girls sleeves try to mimic sex with a real life porn star!
The Destroya is known for being one of Fleshlight’s most intense sleeves: a tight entrance leads to a chamber filled with bumps, followed by a gently narrowing forest of long stemmed fangs. It is very, very intense and not recommended for men with a very sensitive penis or glans. Learn more.
Fleshlight Lotus Garden: Tight Vagina
Another of the Fleshlight Girls sleeves, the Lotus Garden was made to complement the pussy orifice of porn actress Katsuni. The inner sleeve has thick walls with small open sections which widen and close around the head of the penis as in moves into the sleeve. The thick sides mean that the sleeve feels quite snug, making the minimal texture all the more noticeable and quite intense as orgasm approaches. Learn more.
Fleshlight Forbidden: Anal Sleeve
The Forbidden is Fleshlight’s best known anal sleeve. Its tight ribbed entrance leads into a wider channel where wavy walls press the penis alternately, creating a lovely, soft massaging effect. The whole effect is incredibly realistic and has made the Forbidden a firm favorite among Fleshlight fans. It’s available with a generic anal orifice or one of the many molded Fleshlight Girls options. Learn more.
Fleshlight Stamina Training Unit
The STU is a super intense Fleshlight sleeve, designed to help improve sexual stamina by over-stimulating with hundreds of small bumps all around the inside of the sleeve. It’s not for everyone: personally, I found the stimulation too much. But for those who can handle it the STU is quite a ride. Learn more.
Fleshlight Turbo Ignition: Blowjob Sleeve
The Fleshlight Turbo is a step up from the standard Fleshlight sleeves; it has a cleverly designed three part orifice which feels like lips and a tongue engulfing the head of the penis before it moves through to the more textured sections beyond. Despite having no robotic moving parts it is one of the most advanced masturbation and enjoyable sleeves I have tried. Learn more.
Fleshlight Succu Dry: Vampire Blowjob
The Succu Dry is one of Fleshlight’s Sex in a Can masturbators. Smaller and tighter than the full sized sleeves, the SIAC Fleshlights have a novelty case made to resemble a can of beer. The Succu Dry is vampire themed, including a mouth orifice with teeth and fangs, and has an inner texture of long stemmed bumps. It’s a pretty intense sleeve – great for smaller guys but not the best choice for larger or more sensitive penises. Learn more.
Introducing Tenga Masturbators
Next to Fleshlight, the Japanese company Tenga is probably the best known creators of advanced masturbators; they are constantly improving their designs. Below are two of their best known products.
Tenga Flip Hole
Tenga Flip Hole is essentially a simple masturbator which works in a similar way to a Fleshlight. It has a soft, textured inner sleeve, a hard outer case, and an orifice at one end. It’s main difference is the clever design, which includes a flexible section in the outer case where three ‘buttons’ can be used to manually control the tightness around different parts of the penis. It also flips open along the length for easy cleaning. Learn more.
The Tenga Egg is advertised as a single use masturbator, though I find that they can be used multiple times when handled carefully. The Egg itself is a soft, egg-shaped sleeve with textured inner walls. There is a decent range of textures to choose from and the single-use nature of the Tenga Eggs means that they are reasonably cheap compared to other masturbators. Learn more.
Utimi Vibrating Male Masturbator
The Utimi Masturbator has a few features which set it apart from the handheld masturbation sleeves we’ve looked at so far. It can be used hands free, held firmly in position by its’ base, with the option to adjust the angle to suit your position. It also has a vibrating feature with a choice of three speeds and small bumps lining the inner channel for extra stimulation. Learn more.
Interactive Robotic Vaginas
The following four products are masturbators with a difference. Each one has an added element of movement for hands free masturbation or stronger, more intense stimulation. They are all worth investigation if you enjoy a simple masturbation sleeve and would like to try something more.
The Launch is an accessory which can be used with any standard Fleshlight sleeve to add movement. A standard Fleshlight sleeve slots and locks into the device and is moved up and down in a rhythm.
The movement can be either controlled with buttons (you can change the speed and length of stroke to suit your mood) or by linking up via an app with specially created porn videos. The Launch then moves the Fleshlight in time with the action. This adds a level of unpredictability to masturbation; you never quite know what will happen next.
It has a few niggles – the buttons are a touch too sensitive and there are some Fleshlight sleeves which don’t fit it – but overall it’s definitely one of the best robotic sex toys I have tried. Learn more.
The VStroker works in the opposite way to the Launch. That is, it adapts the action on video to sync in time with your movements. Like the Launch, it works with any standard Fleshlight sleeve and specially created downloadable videos.
The action on the videos puts you in the control position and the girl on screen reacts to your movements, making you an active participant in your own erotic movie. The VStroker also comes with a stamina training mode which challenges you to keep your strokes slow and hold off orgasm for as long as possible. It’s an interesting idea, but reviews suggest that it can be fiddly to set up. Learn more.
Kiiroo Onyx 2
Unlike the Fleshlight accessories above, the Kiiroo Onyx is a self-contained masturbation machine. The downside of this is that it is less varied compared to the Launch and VStroker, which each pair up with hundreds of different sleeves. However, it is also simpler and more discreet to handle and store.
The Onyx is a masturbation sleeve lined with ten contracting rings, which move together to mimic the feeling of sexual intercourse. It can be paired with porn videos and other devices, and moves in sync with the action on the screen or with your real life partner, using a Kiiroo Pearl vibrator or similar Bluetooth enabled device. It’s a great, fun toy which is good for using alone and ideal for spicing up a long distance relationship. Learn more.
The Lovense Max is similar to the Kiiroo Onyx in that it pairs with another device to ‘connect’ couples who are apart by synching their movements. It works with vibrations, suction and a clever air pump which moves the rippled inner walls around the penis.
It works alone, or with a choice of two paired devices: a bullet style vibrator which can be inserted and used discreetly while out and about, and a rabbit vibrator which is ideal for the bedroom. There is also the option to use a mobile phone as a remote control – a definite advantage over the other robotic vaginas. Learn more.
Lovense also makes hi-tech toys for women, check out the Lovense Lush vibrator.
Using a sex chat bot is like chatting on an instant messaging app with an interested (and very sexy) partner. Essentially, it’s sexting. Sex chatbots are programmed to respond in a humanlike way to what you say to them, by recognizing key words and phrases as you type them. Needless to say, some are better at it than others!
There are many sex bots available online, some with specialized ‘interests’ such as BDSM or gay sex, and some more general. I tried ZoZo (https://rebot.me/zozo) to see how realistic it felt. I tried to keep my comments simple and there was some attempt by ‘Zozo’ to be sexy, but often the responses to my own messages were odd and made little sense.
The following penis massagers were created in response to a need for sex toys which require less input from the user. They can be used by men who have problems getting or maintaining an erection, or those with limited mobility, as they deliver powerful sensations to sensitive areas of the penis without the need for thrusting or movement.
Hot Octopuss Pulse III
Hot Octopuss calls itself a guybrator. It is a sleek looking waterproof sex aid which appears to ‘wrap around’ the penis. The vibrating PulsePlate is a section of the base which oscillates to deliver amazing pulsing sensations to the sensitive underside of the penis. It promises a powerful orgasm, even if the penis is not erect. This makes this device an ideal sex toy for those who cannot reliably achieve an erection. It is also a great toy for foreplay and can be bought with an optional attachment which makes is suitable for couples. Learn more.
Cobra Libre II
The Cobra Libre II also vibrates around the penis; it does not need to be moved by hand, just kept in place while the vibrations do their work. It has eleven different vibration patterns and the speed can be controlled with touch buttons. Learn more.
Homemade Masturbation Sleeves
If you like the idea of a masturbator but don’t want to buy one then there are a few options for making your own, using common household items like towels, gloves and sponges.
The results are nowhere near as good as the advanced sex toys described in this article but can be a great way to start experimenting if you don’t have the cash to purchase right now (or don’t want to wait for the toy to arrive in the post). Learn more on my how to make a homemade masturbator tutorial.
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