Playing With Dolls: The Straight Man’s Guide to Sex Dolls and Other Toys

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Usually, men are not raised to play with dolls. But with the sale of realistic human-like sex dolls becoming a multi-million dollar global industry, it’s indisputable that men can, and do, play with dolls, too.

We are fortunate to live in a more sex-positive society and bear witness to the upsurge of more confident sexual expression. And while straight men seeking using sex toys continue to be discussed in hushed tones, what’s great is they’re being discussed and becoming more vigorously at that.

The stigma is gradually lifting, and men now actively seek toys for added sexual pleasure during solo play or intercourse. And maaan, are men in for a treat!

Following is a sampling of pleasure devices you can explore as you steer through your gazillion options. You can thank us later.

Cock Rings

A 2014 FHM online survey of 5,000 men on their use of sex toys found cock rings were the most popular (30%). Worn around the base of the penis and sometimes testicles, they trap blood around the penis to make erections harder, bigger, and longer-lasting.

Wearing a cock ring increases sensation, making masturbation, oral sex, or intercourse more pleasurable. As it slows blood flow, it can also result in more powerful orgasms. (Yes, please!)

An ample mix of cock rings is available for you. Materials vary from flexible (silicone or rubber) to slightly firmer (leather or metal). Remember that you must choose the right fit and material for your comfort and safety.

Masturbation Sleeves

Also called penis sleeve, sex sleeve, stroker, and pocket pussy, a masturbation sleeve is a textured device is worn around the penis that simulates the feel of a vagina, mouth, or anus, depending on what kind you get.

It comes in various shapes, sizes, materials, textures, and pleasure features (vibration patterns, contraction controls) to cater to your orgasmic needs. Some are fully automated and can jerk you off sans hands (in case you miss a handjob).

Now, if you want to take your solo play to the next level, some masturbation sleeves are compatible with most VR equipment with access to an online porn library, and others can be synced with pre-recorded porn content via Bluetooth.

Some masturbation sleeves can be connected via an app or software with your partner’s pleasure device using motion sensors for interactive pleasures. These can be combined and controlled by each other, allowing you and your partner free rein and a more personalized experience (see teledildonics).

Penile Vibrators

The male counterpart for the most notorious female sex toy – a penile vibrator. It is a specially designed mechanical vibrator placed at the base of the penis head. It stimulates the male genitalia using vibroejaculation (vibration to induce ejaculation), mimicking a handjob’s rapid and repetitive motions.

Speaking of, vibroejaculation or penile vibratory stimulation (PVS) is also therapeutic in that it is used in the management and treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). In fact, powerful medical penile vibrators are used to help men with spinal cord injury to ejaculate.

Prostate Massagers

For some backdoor fun, prostate massagers are what you need. With this device, you can experience simultaneous penile and anal stimulation.

Like PVS, a prostate massage is therapeutic. It eases prostate inflammation while reducing pressure on the adjacent urinary tract, treating BPH (enlarged prostate), prostatitis, difficulty urinating, and ED.

Sex Dolls

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Sex dolls (also called love dolls) are practically artificial people designed to aid with sexual pleasure or provide companionship. They may be an entire body with a face, or only head, pelvis. Even other body parts with additional accessories such as a vagina, anus, mouth, or penis. Also, they come with pleasure features (vibration patterns, contraction settings, and whatnot) and may be removable or interchangeable.

Forget blow-up dolls. Today’s sex dolls are more complex and looking and feeling incredibly human. You can even have one customized to your preference: age, height, weight, ethnicity, even the fantasy character of your choice. You can have one made exactly the way you like it down to the hair strand.

They can be made of either silicone or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material. You can choose depending on your preference or usage. Silicone is tougher and more heat-resistant, while TPE is softer and more absorbent.

Bear in mind that they aren’t cheap. The best ones could cost you several hundred to thousands of dollars depending on their material, functionality, and customizations. Well, if it’s made just the way you like it, then it’s well worth the investment.


The number and variety of male sex toys are positively enticing, and the latest innovations in that arena are awe-inspiring. You can choose the design and functionality according to your preference and even have one customized to your liking. Once you’ve identified your pleasure needs and goals and picked the toy that suits you best, who knows what orgasmic adventures await? Have fun!

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