Just like R. Kelly once said, “There ain’t nothin’ wrong with a little bump and grind.” I, too, am a big fan of orgasm, even if my orgasms are delivered by a sex toy instead of a live partner. It be like that sometimes, ya’ll, which means I have to be extremely picky about the devices I drag home. They’re not all equipped to please, and many of them lack the realistic features that make me crave real human contact in the first place. You really can have it all, but the difference between a disappointing masturbation sessions and a life-altering lovemaking experience usually lies within the accessories being used (or not). For that reason, I try to have as much on deck as possible.
That leads me to my next point: There are tons of sex toy accessories available these days so you have to be careful about what you buy. It’s uncanny how few people know that masturbation sleeve warmers even exist, but that didn’t stop me from tracking one down and spending my hard-earned money on one. Obviously, the first place I looked was within the Fleshlight brand’s lineup because they’re known for having the best of the best (and the biggest selection of toys and accessories). What I found drastically changed the way I had sex and masturbated, but were the changes good ones or bad ones? Well, let’s make sure you all know what the Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer is (and isn’t) before I answer that question.
What Is the Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer?
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The Sleeve Warmer from Fleshlight is a simple contraption with an extremely important job. Basically, it’s just a high-powered pole that generates its own heat source and then transfers that heat to the removeable masturbation sleeve attached to it. Crafted to make manual sex even hotter, this device instantly upgrades your toys by adding a hint of sensual temperature play, thereby enhancing the overall realism of the experience. Apparently, it’s made to be used with almost anything out of the Fleshlight inventory, plus this thing can drastically improve the quality of your masturbation sessions if you pair it with specialized sleeve textures, automatic machines, and/or virtual reality equipment.
The Main Features
For such a simple contraption, the Sleeve Warmer makes quite a complex difference in the bedrooms of those who use it. As a surprisingly useful piece of equipment (not just something for show), this thing can heat the attached masturbation sleeve to temperatures of up to 105° Fahrenheit (or 40° Celsius) using the integrated heating elements featured within the sturdy polycarbonate pole. Within less than 5 minutes, you’re ready to go with a more realistic component and you never have to use the first drop of water. The SW never damages your toys, features an easy to use control interface, and is compatible with all name brand sleeve inserts, even the high-end ones from the Fleshlight Girls collection.
Furthermore, it has an automatic shut off mechanism that enhances user safety and reduces the device’s carbon footprint. Powered by a standard USB cable, this thing has been carefully designed to be travel-ready and user-friendly no matter where you are in the world. It also features a non-slip rubber base to prevent slippage while in motion, plus it doubles as the perfect storage/drying rack for your cleaned masturbation sleeves when they’re not in use. Best of all, this convenient sex toy accessory is lightweight and modern looking too, so you never have to worry about leaving it out on the dresser where other people can see. You can just tell them it’s something else and they’ll probably believe it.
What Comes in the Box?
Sex toy accessories, even high-quality ones like this, usually don’t come with much in the box because they’re products that reside at the bottom of the food chain. Generally, buyers only get what they paid for and nothing else. The Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer is no exception despite the fact that the manufacturing brand is notorious for sending out freebies with most of their products. With this purchase, however, you get the warming device and its built-in USB power cable but nothing more. The box it comes in might be able to double as a storage container (although you probably won’t need it anyway).
When testing out anything new, it’s important to remain as objective as possible. In other words, I tried not to let the great reputation of the Fleshlight brand sway my opinion of their Sleeve Warmer because that would be unfair. Unfortunately, there aren’t many similar devices to compare this one to, so it was sort of a shoe-in in my book which is either unfair to or motivational fodder for the competitors. To level the playing field a bit, I created the same basic criteria that I’d use with any other product of this kind. Here’s how this bad boy measured up:
- The Compatibility
Conveniently, the FSW was compatible with every single one the insertable sleeves in my massive collection – the Fleshlight Girls molds, my Stamina Training Unit, the traditional models. It fit everything but my Quickshot sleeve and that was only because the QS features an open-ended design that makes it impossible to hang. I found it to be incredibly useful when paired with high-tech virtual reality devices or when used alongside specially-made textures because the combination of sensations is insane.
- The Practicality
When speaking about the practicality of this device, I’d just like to point out that cold masturbation sleeves feel like dog shit on the dick. With that said, I think things like this are extremely wise investments, especially for anyone who enjoys frequent jerk-off sessions. Furthermore, I felt like the increased warmth made strokes easier and lubes last longer, so buying a Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer might actually save you a few bucks in the long run. Plus, it doubles as a drying rack and you can’t beat that for the price.
- The Functionality
Of course a device that automatically heats your masturbator to the perfect temperature within 5 minutes or less gets a high rating on the functionality chart. However, a poor design could ruin it for an otherwise amazing product. Fortunately, the upright construction and built-in power cord worked in unison to make the Sleeve Warmer super easy to use regardless of where I took it. There were no power or operational issues whatsoever, although it would have been nice to customize the temperature the sleeve in some way or another.
- The Sensations
Having sex with the right toy can feel downright amazing, but add in some realistic features and you’ve got a recipe for mind-blowing orgasms. That’s exactly what the Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer provides – a quick and painless boost to your masturbation experience. The device made my masturbation sleeve feel just about the same temperature as a real human body, which was a total game changer when it came time to hook everything up to the virtual reality interface I was using. The whole shebang was noteworthy, but I can certainly see how this device could work wonders even for the men who don’t have all the extra equipment that I do.
The Ups and Downs
If you’re to the point where you’re shopping for sex toy accessories, then you probably know by now that there’s no such thing as the perfect pleasure product. Some devices need extra equipment by default, others require them to make the experience more enjoyable. Regardless, you always need lubes and cleaning supplies no matter what you choose. The moral of this story is simple: You can only tell the value of a product if you look closely at its unavoidable pros and cons as they pertain to you and/or your partner’s requirements. With that said, here’s what I think everyone should know about the Fleshlight Sleeve Warmer before they spend any money on it:
- Fast-acting heating element
- Compatible with 99% of the Fleshlight sleeve collection
- Doubles as a drying rack
- Can be used with other removeable sleeves
- Fully rechargeable battery
- Made from hypoallergenic materials
- Short battery life
- No customizable temperature settings
There’s nothing quite like reaching orgasms at your own pace and sex toys can help you do that. However, they’re not all equipped to create a comfortable and/or realistic experience. That’s why accessories were invented. The brand with its finger continually on the pulse has introduced a Sleeve Warmer and it’s changing the way people enjoy sex and masturbation. With a sleek and sophisticated design that’s upright, lightweight, and easy to use, this product has bragging rights as a virtual market singularity. And while it may not be as practical as, say, a bottle of lubrication, it’s still a piece of equipment that can revolutionize your sessions by enhancing the realism in a fast and fun way. Overall, I’d say it’s a smart purchase for any sex toy owner who wants to improve the quality of their climax without having to go out and buy a whole other toy to pull it off.