Vibrating Fleshlights and Vibrating Male Masturbator: Are They Worth It?
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the Fleshlight Vibro (the vibrating Fleshlight) and a selection of other popular vibrating male masturbators so you can decide for yourself if they’re worth the investment.
Fortunately for all the men out there that enjoy the many benefits that male masturbators bring to the table, women aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy vibrating sex toys! Vibrating masturbators, such as the Fleshlight Vibro, are steadily increasing in popularity as more men become aware of the unique stimulation and considerable pleasure they provide.
Let’s dive right in:
How Does a Vibrating Fleshlight Work?
The Fleshlight Vibro works in the same way as most other models of Fleshlight, with it made up of a flesh-like internal sleeve into which you insert your penis and masturbate with. This is surrounded by a plastic case for ease of use, protection, and discretion. However, the main difference is the addition of battery-powered, vibrating capsules known as Vibro bullets:
Fleshlight Vibrating Bullets
Each Vibro can fit up to 3 bullets, each of which is inserted into pockets found on the internal sleeve. Having 3, removable bullets, instead of a single fixed motor like other vibrators give you greater control over the intensity of a session. Conveniently, they’re very easy to insert, with you just needing to take the sleeve out from its protective case and add or remove the bullets accordingly.
What’s more, as an added bonus, because the bullets can be removed, you can be creative and use them in other ways. For instance, you could use them to stimulate your partner’s clitoris or anus during couples play. Alternatively, you can use them to stimulate your own anus or press it against your perineum (aka, your taint or gooch, depending on where in the world you live) for extra pleasure.
Fleshlight Bullet Battery
Each Vibro bullet is powered by 3 small batteries (9 batteries in total), which come included, as well as an additional pack of 10. Changing the batteries is simple, with you simply having to twist the top of the bullet and swap them out.
Now, in regards to how long these batteries last, it all depends on the frequency of use and how long each session is. If you were to do a look online for user experiences, you’ll find some saying they had to eventually replace the battery after weeks of use, while others will say that they died after a number of hours.
Another factor is the brand of battery you’re using: Although the bullets come loaded with batteries and Fleshlight gives you an additional 10-pack of their own brand, in reality, they’re just LR44 watch batteries and you can use any brand that you like.
Fleshlight Vibro Review
The Vibro is the vibrating model of masturbator manufactured by Fleshlight. As a result, it provides all the benefits of a sex toy from the leading brand of male masturbators, including their realistic Super Skin material, excellent design, and longevity. Better yet, the material of the internal canal and the fact it can be removed so easily means you can heat it up by immersing it in hot water, for added realism and enjoyment.
One of the ways in which the Vibro truly shines is in the placement of the vibrating bullets. While a lot of other vibrating male masturbators have a single motor, usually found the base of the toy, the Vibro, in essence, has 3 – placed at the top. As this is also where the opening into which you insert your penis is also located, it feels amazing. The vibration stimulates the head of your penis as you first penetrate it, before sending waves of pleasure down your shaft, all the way to the base, as you move it up and down. This superior transfer of vibration results in consistent stimulation and more intense and immersive experience.
Another hallmark of Fleshlight toys is the variety of textures that cater to individual user preferences for tightness, realism, and intensity. The Vibro is available in one texture, Touch, a simple, repeating design featuring hundreds of small bumps lining the internal canal. It is, however, available as both a vagina and butt orifice but, unlike the Fleshlight Girls range, the texture is the same so the only difference is tightness.
Now, although, the texture is simplistic, it was definitely designed with vibration in mind. Though small, each of the bumps is long enough bent as your penis brushes past it, providing the sensation of being gently, erotically massaged by hundreds of fingers at once. This feels fantastic without the vibration, but when you add the Vibro bullets, it becomes sublime. That being said, as amazing as it feels, there’s no escaping the fact that it’s the only sleeve currently available for the Vibro and some, more experienced, users may find it a little basic and uninspiring.
- All the benefits of a Fleshlight, and it vibrates.
- Removable bullets allow you to alter vibration strength
- Placement of bullets by opening results in an excellent transfer of vibration
- Not rechargeable, and requires 9 batteries
- Only one available texture
Vibrating Fleshlight (Vibro) vs Regular Fleshlight
The difference between the Vibro and regular, non-vibrating Fleshlights comes down to two main factors: vibration and texture.
Starting with vibration, this is the undisputed advantage that the Vibro has over regular Fleshlights – and it’s no small matter! The vibration adds a whole new dimension to your experience, sending waves of intensely pleasurable sensations through your penis, balls, entire groin, and even spreading to the sensitive nerve endings around your anus. It’s an immersive, all-encompassing bliss.
Some users, especially those new to male masturbators, will barely have to slide the Vibro up and down to achieve climax – the vibrations are enough to make you orgasm on their own. For this reason, many users also report using the Vibro to increase their stamina, in the same vein as the Fleshlight STU.
The second difference is textures, which is where regular Fleshlights have the Vibro beat. As mentioned above, the Vibro is only available in one texture: Touch, though its available as both a vagina and tighter anus orifice. One of the Fleshlight’s best features is the fact that you can swap out the internal sleeves, allowing you to cycle between different textures. With there being dozens of textures, inspired by some of the biggest names in porn, you can enjoy a new experience simply by picking a different sleeve.
In short, you lose the vibration but you gain access to a variety of sensations courtesy of different sleeves. Over time, you can even build up a nice little collection of sleeves that you pull out depending on your mood.
Vibrating Fleshlight Alternatives
Fortunately, the Vibro isn’t the only vibrating male masturbator on the market and there are plenty of alternatives, which we’ll briefly explore for the rest of this article.
First, let’s take a look at some lower-priced alternatives to the Fleshlight Vibro. These are ideal if you’re on a budget or just looking to dip your toe into the world of vibrating sex toys.
Cheap Vibrating Male Masturbators
Lovehoney’s Head Master vibrating blow job stroker is a small and simple masturbator that is designed to simulate a blowjob during solo play, whilst enhancing oral sex during couple’s play. Made from a transparent, flexible TPE material, its feel and the fronds lining the internal canal help replicate the experience of oral sex, especially when paired with a good water-based lube.
However, where the Head Master really shines is during couples play. At around 2.5 inches long, its short, which can often be a major drawback for masturbators. However, in this case, it means that your partner can perform oral sex while using the toy, which truly takes the experience to a new level! Plus, with the stroker being small, you feel the vibration a lot, and it stimulates your entire penis during use.
- Ideal for couple’s play
- Easy to clean
- No realistic orifice, like other toys
The Vicky Vette blow job sucker vibrating masturbator, from popular brand Doc Johnson, hones in on giving you the most realistic and pleasurable oral sex simulation possible. For a start, it’s mouth orifice features both lips and a tongue, which gently brush past your penis as you penetrate it and move it up and down your shaft. Better still, the tongue sticks out a little, giving you the opportunity to cover it in some slippery, water-based lube and gently rotate it around your head and along with the head of your shaft – which feels fantastic, especially with the vibration on!
Plus, the fact it’s based on popular MILF pornstar Vicky Vette, is a real treat, especially for her fans. So if you really want to immerse yourself in your session, put on one of her favorite blowjob scenes, lie back, lube up and enjoy!
The removable vibrating bullet, powered by 3 x LR44 watch batteries only adds to the experience, offering 3 speeds and 4 pulsation patterns. Located at the toy’s opening, it’s particularly pleasing on the head of your penis as you enter it.
- Good blowjob simulation
- Good value for money
- Great for couple’s play
- Closed-end design makes it a little difficult to dry
Fun Zone’s Vulcan vibrating ripe mouth male masturbator is another toy that specifically aims to mimic the pleasure of a blowjob. The first way in which it achieves this is with its mouth orifice at the opening. Better yet, the lips on are slightly pursed, allowing you to feel them around your dick as you gently push it in and go to work. It also allows you to control suction via a small hole at the bottom, enhancing the experience even further. Then, of course, you have the option to warm it up and add some water-based lube for added, sloppy, mind-blowing realism.
Its vibrating bullet, which offers 5 pattern settings is located at its base, meaning you’ll feel it most when you’re as deep in the toy as possible, though it offers good vibration transfer. It also, conveniently, only takes 1 LR1/N battery.
- Good oral sex simulation
- Have to take out the bullet to change the pattern, which is inconvenient
- The bullet is a little noisy, making it harder to be discreet.
The Mistress Vibrating pussy stroker from sex toy manufacturer Curve has a unique feature in the form of its dual-density technology. The masturbator, made with the company’s signature Bioskin, is softer than the front while harder at the back, creating the desired effect of having a pubic bone for an inspired touch of added realism.
What’s more, the Mistress’ internal texture features a series of nubs and ridges that vary throughout the length of the canal, which further draws you into the experience.
Vibration is provided by a removable bullet, powered by 3 LR44 batteries. Like the Vibro, the bullet is positioned by the opening, resulting in stimulation of your head when you first slide inside it.
- Distinctive dual-density feature
- Easy to clean
- Too small and being open-ended, larger penises will pop out the end
- Not very robust
As its name suggests, Doc Johnson’s Sasha Grey vibrating deep throat stroker is both based on the popular pornstar of the same name and is designed to simulate a blowjob. Fans of Sasha will be pleased, as the toy features a well-crafted mouth and tongue, made from Doc Johnson’s UR3 (aka Ultraskyn) material, helping to further immerse you into the fantasy of playing ‘swallow the leader’ with the famous adult star.
The stroker is powered by a removable vibrating bullet which comes with 7 settings, allowing you to vary the speed and pulsation rate. The bullet, which takes 3 LR44 batteries, is also waterproof, meaning you take it in the shower or bathtub with you.
- Good simulation of oral sex
- Closed-ended for natural suction
- May be too small for users with larger penises
- Bullet reportedly breaks easily or doesn’t work
The M for Men Ashley pocket masturbator is a simple, no-frills toy that’s ideal for novices or those wanting an inexpensive way to see how vibration enhances their experience. It’s powered by single bullet which only requires 1 AAA battery and slides easily into the base of the toy.
It’s made from soft, lifelike TPE, which, unlike many toys, can be used with both water-based and silicone-based lubes, giving you one less thing to think about. It also features a nice, textured grip which makes it a joy to slide up and down the length of your shaft.
- Only requires one battery.
- Easy to clean
- Too small for some users.
- More experienced users will find this too basic
High-End Vibrating Male Masturbators
As well as cheaper alternatives to the Vibro, there are a number of high-end models designed to give Fleshlight a run for their money. Some, have intriguing features and functionality not offered by the Vibro, so they’re well worth considering. Let’s take a look at a few of these below:
This masturbator is the popular sex toy brand Tenga’s vibrating model, providing the high-quality design and functionality the company is known for. For a start, like Tenga’s other toys, it doesn’t look very much like a sex toy, which is vital if discretion is important to me. More importantly, its form contributes to its function, making it incredibly easy and convenient to use.
For a start, the vibration is controlled via a single button, with you just needing to hold it to switch it on and off and press it to cycle through the 5 vibration modes. On the subject of vibration, in a similar fashion to the Fleshlight Vibro, the Tenga Zero Flip has two vibrating motors, with one at the top where you insert your penis and the other at the base, heightening the pleasure as you plunge further into the beautifully-textured canal.
Secondly, it features a pressure pad on its side for easily controlling the level of suction you experience, which is particularly convenient. And lastly, it opens up, to make cleaning, and more crucially, drying easier.
Also, the coup de grace – the cherry on top of all of this, is the fact it’s rechargeable, with 90 minutes of charge providing around 40 minutes of play.
- Discrete design
- Highly-reputable brand
- Varied internal texture
- Vibration is a little noisy
- May be a little tight for some users
Curve’s Danielle & Bambi vibrating double butt is unique for the fact it allows you to simulated a threesome. This means that it comes with an astounding 4 orifices, with the two vaginas featuring textured, colored labia (lips) and the anuses being nice and tight. What’s more, you get two sets of juicy butt-cheeks, made from Curve’s signature Bioskin, to smack and grip, heightening the experience even further.
The vibrating egg, featuring 3 speeds and 7 vibration settings, slides into one of the orifices you’re not using and is easily controlled via an attached remote. It’s also conveniently powered by 3 AAA batteries, which are easy to find in appliances and gadgets around the house, if you ever happen to run out of power in the middle of a session.
- Four orifices
- Good variety of settings
- Open-ended design makes it easy to clean
- May be too tight, all-round, for some users
Made with realistic CyberSkin, this masturbator is based on Heather Vandeven, offering a fantastic, fantasy-indulging experience for fans of the Penthouse Pet. It’s two openings are faithful recreations of Heather’s perfect pussy and amazing asshole, with each having a different texture and tightness, to add variety and heighten the realism.
The pleasure is taken to another level by its multispeed, vibrating bullet, which slots into a hole in the base of the toy for a nice, even transfer of vibration
- Two orifices
- Easy to clean
- Too short for users with longer penises
The Hot Shot rechargeable warming male masturbator successfully simulates the feeling of a blowjob, through a number of great features. The first is its warming feature, designed to simulate the feeling of the warm, inviting temperature of a mouth. This is greatly assisted by its vibration, which offers 6 pulsating patterns, and 3 intensity levels to keep things fresh. This vibration hones in on your head and frenulum (aka banjo string – the sensitive tissue connecting the head to the shaft), which feels sublime, and recreates the feeling of them being gently sucked and licked.
Now, all this warming and vibrating needs to be powered somehow, and fortunately, the Hot Shot is rechargeable, with a 90-minute charge providing an hour of fun.
- Multiple settings and self-warming feature
- Travel lock, for added discretion
- Rechargeable, no need to buy and replace batteries
- Can be noisy, especially with lube
- Lack of texture within internal canal
The CyberSkin Twerking Butt Elite realistic vagina and ass sex machine is the most expensive toy featured in this guide, but it also possesses the most features – some of which are unbelievable.
First off, it features 6 speeds, as well as the ability to choose between regular vibration, massage, and twerking motion. Yes, it actually twerks, with its juicy, soft, butt cheeks bouncing up and down on your dick and balls to create an unbelievable intense and immersive experience.
Secondly, cranking up the realism and pleasure, its pussy and anus orifices are self-warming, which feels fantastic when paired with your preferred water-based lube.
Lastly, there’s its ability to sync it up with your favorite music and videos, thanks to its special app. Upon doing so, the CyberSkin Twerking Butt Elite will move in time with what you’re listening to or watching. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, it comes with a VR headset with which you can watch your favorite scenes, including 3D video capability!
As you might have guessed, all these features requires some serious juice, so it uses a power pack as opposed to batteries.
This is definitely worth your consideration if you’re an experienced male masturbator user and want to take your solo play to new heights. It’s also a good choice for first-timers for whom budget is less of a concern and want the most pleasurable, realistic experience possible.
- Great vibration settings
- Syncing ability
- Comes with VR headset
- The price
- Takes a while to warm up, so have to plan accordingly
Doc Johnson’s Doggie-style Debbie vibrating stroker recreates the enjoyable experience of one of everyone’s favorites positions. It also does a good job of it, with a realistic, textured vagina orifice, tight butthole, and a nice, thick ass for you to grip while you thrust away towards orgasm. All of which are crafted from Doc Johnson’s patented, realistic, UR3 material. Plus, with its flat base, you can set it down on any surface, if you’d prefer to use it while standing up!
The Doggie-style Debbie comes with two vibrating eggs, allowing you to alter vibration strength that way. Each is powered by 2 AA batteries and allow you to alter the vibration speed, depending on how intense of a session you’re after.
- Excellent, realistic toy mold
- Two different orifices
- Too small for some users
- Not enough vibration settings compared to similarly priced toys.
The Mistress vibrating side saddle masturbator is another novel toy by Curve, as it recreates the experience of having sex in a sideways position. So if you happen to be a fan of that particular position, this is definitely the toy for you. It comes with two orifices, a vagina and anus: With the vagina featuring a textured internal canal and the anus being tighter, to offer both variety and realism. All the while, you’ll enjoy the feeling of the realistic Bioskin as you grab and caress the toy’s generous ass, and the sensation of it rubbing against your groin as head towards climax.
Vibration comes via the egg, powered by 3 simple AAA batteries, slots effortlessly into the hole you’re not penetrating and features 3 speeds and 7 vibration settings
- Distinctive side positon
- Easy to clean
- Proportions of the toy will be too small for some users.
- Internal canal will also be too short and tight for many users.