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It’s been a long time since I was able to enjoy an orgasm with my hands behind my back, and all those BDSM experiences don’t count. Hands-free fun makes everyone happy, but I stopped searching for the perfect sex toy a long time ago because nothing was ever up to par with my expectations. Fortunately, I stumbled across an article in a magazine about men’s health and it mentioned a new-fangled device called the Fleshlight Launch. Apparently, that not-so-little machine was making not-so-small changes to the world of masturbating men and women. Yes, it’s obviously designed for males but it became increasingly clear how appropriate it was for couples the more I studied its features.
After carefully considering the pros and cons, I decided to spring for a device of my own and surprise my partner with it for his birthday (but not before trying it out for myself first, of course). It seemed like a steal of a deal through the merchant I bought it from, especially since it’s still a fairly in-demand sex toy. Either way, the Fleshlight Launch eventually arrived at our apartment which meant I began exploring and exploiting the many features of my investment immediately. So, did I find the machine good enough for my partner and/or myself or did I send it back to the hell it came from? Well, let’s make sure you know exactly what I’m talking about before we go there.
What Is the Fleshlight Launch?
The Fleshlight brand is known for its extremely large inventory of high-end masturbation devices for men. Interchangeable and exciting, their massive collection now includes a compatible, high-tech sex toy that flies in the face of everything we thought we knew about cyber sex and easy orgasms. The Launch machine is a fully automatic masturbator that runs at varying speeds and can even sync to some of your favorite couple’s toys. Made to simulate the sensations of real sex (be it vaginal, anal, oral or otherwise), the FL device can be used by individuals and/or couples due to its wide range of user-friendly features and technologically advanced functionality. And because it’s made by one of the best-known sex toy manufacturers in the industry, this thing is one of the most versatile pleasure products known to mankind right now. It basically gives your standard, manual Fleshlight a mind of its own.
The Main Features
The Fleshlight Launch has numerous features and they’re all designed to make climax easier and more enjoyable. First of all, this device utilizes a superior drive shaft to deliver strong, consistent sensations with every movement automatically taking place inside its ergonomic masturbation chamber which, by the way, is designed to house your chosen masturbator/sleeve from the mother brand’s inventory. It can also sync with the Kiiroo Onyx 2 and the Pearl 2 as well, making it one of the most customizable and versatile sex toys on the market. Moreover, the fact that the inserted masturbator and/or sleeve are interchangeable, it’s no wonder why these machines have been flying off the shelves since they were introduced to the public just a few years ago.
The 12.75-inch machine can accommodate most average-sized penises (depending on the toy/sleeve installed) and it continually strokes the penis at speeds of up to 250 pumps per minute – a rate much faster than any human partner can maintain. The device itself can also be hooked up to Bluetooth for real-time fun via one of the world’s largest online porn databases. There, you can interact with live performers, go along for the ride during pre-recorded videos, or play directly with your partner from across the world. This toy features virtual reality compatibility, meaning you can plug in your favorite VR goggles and go along for a realistic ride to almost any destination you choose. The touch-sensitive control pad on the side of the toy allows you to toggle through the various speed and intensity settings, meanwhile you can recharge it with a standard USB cable when it’s dead to make sure there’s always power being delivered to your penis.
What Comes in the Box?
Isn’t it great when a sex toy manufacturer provides a bunch of freebies in the box with their product? With the Fleshlight Launch, you may not get a ton of complimentary items but at least you get everything you need to begin playing with it as soon as possible (minus the compatible device, of course). Here’s what you get for the money:
- The Fleshlight Launch machine
- A universal USB charging cable
- An authenticity card (used to activate the 1-year manufacturer’s warranty)
- A tech-setup manual
- An instructions and warnings manual
You also get regular software updates and access to the ginormous FeelMe online porn library. However, you won’t find in any sex toy cleaner or lubricant samples in the box, nor will you discover a storage container of any kind. Those things need to be purchased separately, as do the compatible Fleshlight or Kiiroo toys that can be used with this device.
It’s important to be objective when trying a new sex toy for the first time. It’s also important to think critically and not be a sucker. I find that flaws in certain brands’ toys can get overlooked because of that brand’s reputation. So, instead of babying anybody I pit them against one another in a fair fight that consists of the same five criteria. Here is my experience with all them when using the Fleshlight Launch:
- The Dimensions
I’m not a big fan of big toys, and that’s because I live with other people. This thing is almost impossible to hide, plus it makes a slight whining noise when it’s on full power. That means the dimensions are all wrong for someone who prizes discretion over pleasure. Also, because the canal only fits standard Fleshlights or certain Kiiroo devices, it won’t accommodate all penis sizes like some other high-end, high-tech, hands-free masturbators that shall remain nameless.
- The Sensations
Hands-down some of the best sex sensations I’ve ever experienced. It all depends on which toy you install in the chamber though. Like a gun, your ammo will determine how accurate your shot it. It’s the same concept with this bad boy, so try to point and shoot because compatible devices are sold separately and they’re not always cheap. Oh, and don’t forget about the lube. Use plenty or this thing will Launch your dick right off your body (or at least make it feel that way).
- The Materials
Everything on the FL is made from hypoallergenic materials, but you can’t use silicone-based or oil-based lubes with any of it because it will compromise the integrity of the SuperSkin sleeve used on the compatible devices.
- The Features
I enjoyed the variety of different speed and intensity settings, plus all that online porn made me dizzy and my partner’s device added to the possibilities even more once we bought one. However, the machine itself could have offered a tad bit more in the functionality department.
- The Functionality
The battery life is awful on the Fleshlight Launch, so it’s a good thing the battery is rechargeable. On top of that, you’re subject to the sensations provided by the sleeve you picked, not to the device itself. That makes it difficult to find the perfect fit and texture unless you already own several FL masturbators.
The Ups and Downs
I don’t ever expect anything on the personal pleasure market to be perfect, just high-quality and efficient. Because the average person is still unique enough to have exclusive ideas about what feels good and what doesn’t, it’s virtually impossible for any manufacturer to claim their product is flawless. Fortunately, the Fleshlight brand is honest enough to admit that even their top-selling Launch machine isn’t ideal for everyone (which is probably why they invented the Quickshot version, but I digress). Here are the things you need to know about it before you spend any money:
- High-speed capabilities
- Fully customizable experience
- Ideal for hands-free and/or couples-friendly fun
- VR and Bluetooth ready
- Large e-porn library to explore
- Compatible with all standard Fleshlight masturbation devices and sleeves
- Also compatible with the Kiiroo Onyx/Pearl collection
- Ergonomic touch-sensitive control interface
- Fully rechargeable battery
- Made from durable, skin-safe materials
- Rather large device
- May not fit all penis sizes
- Compatible toys and equipment sold separately
- Somewhat noisy
When people first started dreaming about automatic, hands-free sex and masturbation, they could only dream about devices like the Fleshlight Launch. Not only is it equipped with some of the industry’s leading technologies but it’s also durable and lightweight despite it’s otherwise commanding appearance. And since it can be used to enjoy orgasm in several different ways, this machine has come to be known as the world’s most versatile, high-tech sex toy. It’s got a strong, rechargeable motor, numerous speeds and intensity levels to play with and a large network of other toys and online porn to draw inspiration from. Overall, this thing is worthy of its reputation as a top toy for men and couples, although it could probably use some help in the size and sound department if I’m completely honest.