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Happy New Year everyone! To kick off 2016 I’m starting with an all-new Fleshlight review, courtesy of my friends over at Fleshjack. Towards the end of last year Fleshlight unveiled a brand new product called the “Quickshot“, immediately catching everyone’s attention with its two different designs, and they were kind enough to send over the vantage model for me to review. I was lucky enough to have mine arrive just before Christmas, which goes to show that it’s not only Santa who knows exactly what every boy wants to play with on those long Winter nights.
The basic design of the Quickshot looks a bit like a barrel, and with its caps on it measures 4 3/8″ tall by 2 3/4″ wide, making it the sort of size you can conveniently store in the top drawer of your bedside table. With an end cap removed it does look a lot like a traditional Fleshlight, only sans the anatomical orifice, so if you prefer the more discreet Flight approach then it’ll appeal to you. The Quickshot does in fact have two end caps, both of which are intended to be removed during use, and the orifices are identical on each side, though this does seem a little bit like a missed opportunity to incorporate some variety. In the absence of the caps the body of the toy is reduced to essentially a band of black plastic, with the Superskin insert held inside rather like an elongated doughnut. The openings in the insert are around 3/4″ of an inch in diameter, promising to be nice and snug, and this size continues through the internal canal of the toy, with the exception of the textured areas. The texture is formed by columns of semi-circular nubs, separated from each other by shallow channels, which gently spiral down the length of the canal. There are five columns in total, each comprised of five individual and evenly-spaced nubs, for a total of 25 overall. It’s quite a unique texture compared to the others that I’m familiar with, seemingly crafted especially for the Quickshot.
There are a number of techniques you can employ to make the most of the toy’s design: you can focus entirely on the head of the penis, leaving it in the toy at all times, you can employ long strokes so that the penis goes in one side and pops out the other, or you can use the toy mainly around the shaft, occasionally teasing the head. It’s also very well suited as a couples toy if you wish to incorporate it with a blowjob. The texture of the Vantage is highly enjoyable during thrusting, and with every stroke I could feel the semi-circular nubs flicking up and down across the head of my penis, and especially along the all important frenulum. It even created a rather nice massaging action when used solely against the shaft. Again it’s a significant difference to the Boost which really didn’t impress me all that much. To be realistic it’s still not up at that incredible level that you can expect from the long and varied textures inside something such as the Flight, but it’s still very very enjoyable, and those stimulating little flicks from the nubs will have you regularly coming back for more. The other factor of course, and a unique point for the Quickshot, is that sensation of the head emerging out of the end of the tight orifice, and then being pulled back through it in reverse. It really does encourage you to make long strokes to get that whole combination of sensations in sequence as that really magnifies the pleasure.
In terms of prolonged use the Quickshot does have some drawbacks over the traditional Fleshlight, namely with regard to lube. Because the Quickshot isn’t a closed environment, a significant area of your lube-covered penis will be exposed to the air at any time, where the moisture will rapidly evaporate. For this reason it really is important to experiment with the lubes you own to find which lasts the longest under these conditions. Naturally the longer you use the Quickshot the more times you’re liable to find the need to reapply lube, as it will get a bit stubborn when things aren’t slick enough. The other thing to consider is that when you climax with the Quickshot you’ll want a tissue handy, as it doesn’t catch anything in the way that a regular Fleshlight would, but that does bring me onto my next point.
In terms of quality I do have one minor point to raise, and that would be that the internal texture of my Vantage is slightly deformed in places. Two and a half of the semi circular nubs are missing off the bottom of one of the columns, and one and a half off the top of another, leaving those areas almost completely smooth. The reason I classify this as minor is because I wasn’t even aware of it during use, I only noticed it whilst washing it prior to writing the review, so it clearly had no impact on how it felt. The other reason would be that it’s actually the first time I’ve encountered anything like this in all the many Fleshjack products I’ve reviewed, so they have a very good track record in my book.
Happy December everyone, and this month I’m back with an all-new Fleshlight review, courtesy of the folks at Lovehoney. A few weeks ago Fleshlight unveiled their brand new product the “Quickshot” and naturally I wanted to give it a whirl, so I got in touch with my friends at Lovehoney and they kindly agreed to send me one to review. Believe it or not this is actually the first new Fleshlight mastubator I’ve reviewed in almost three years, since the Sword back in January 2013.
The basic design of the Quickshot looks a bit like a barrel, and with its caps on it measures 4 3/8″ tall by 2 3/4″ wide, making it the sort of size you can conveniently store in the top drawer of your bedside table. With an end cap removed it does look a lot like a traditional Fleshlight, only sans the anatomical orifice, so if you prefer the more discreet Flight approach then it’ll appeal to you. The Quickshot does in fact have two end caps, both of which are intended to be removed during use, and the orifices are identical on each side, though this does seem a little bit like a missed opportunity to incorporate some variety. In the absence of the caps the body of the toy is reduced to essentially a band of black plastic, with the Superskin insert held inside rather like an elongated doughnut. The openings in the insert are around 3/4″ of an inch in diameter, promising to be nice and snug, and this size continues through the internal canal of the toy, with the exception of the textured areas. The texture is formed by intermittent horizontal ridges laid out in groups of three, and punctuated occasionally by a shallow nub between the rows. It’s something of a unique texture compared to the others that I’m familiar with, seemingly crafted especially for the Quickshot.
In terms of prolonged use the Quickshot does have some drawbacks over the traditional Fleshlight, namely with regard to lube. Because the Quickshot isn’t a closed environment, a significant area of your lube-covered penis will be exposed to the air at any time, where the moisture will rapidly evaporate. The longer you use the Quickshot the more times you’ll need to reapply lube, because it does get quite stubborn when things aren’t slick enough, and that tightness and the texture create a lot of friction together. It’s not a huge deal, unless you’re very frugal with your lube, but it can disrupt your rhythm a little, and after a number of reapplications things can start to get a little messy. The other thing to consider is that when you climax with the Quickshot you’ll want a tissue handy, as it doesn’t catch anything in the way that a regular Fleshlight would, but that does bring me onto my next point.
If I had my way then I’d own them all, because they look like wonderful ghoulish works of art, but I decided that if I was going to buy one then it needed to be not so creepy that I’d have trouble putting it inside me, and also of a design that looked physically pleasing. Being a texture fan, and also a bit of a science-fiction aficionado, I settled on the lovely Cyborg, and now it’s time to review it!
Like all the Fleshjack dildos the Freaks are made from 100% platinum silicone, and they come in some incredibly vivid colours, especially the Cyborg’s stunning purple. Silicone is one of my favourite sex toy materials because most importantly it’s safe for the body, and is a medical / food grade material. It also happens to be entirely odourless and easy to clean and maintain. The silicone in the Fleshlight Freaks range seems to be a little bit firmer than the silicone used in the Fleshjack Boys dildos, and is interesting to note, but can possibly be explained by the fact that these are not intended to feel as realistic given that they’re not emulating a real person’s body part. While I would compare the firmness of the Fleshjack Boys dildos to the Tantus Pack ‘n’ Play, the Freaks dildos are more akin to any of your regular Tantus products. There’s a decent amount of give in the surface of the Cyborg, and you can bend the shaft around without too much effort, but it doesn’t have that plush quality of the Fleshjack Boys dildos. The other real difference to note is the finish, as the Cyborg has a lovely smooth shiny surface to it, whereas the Fleshjack boys have a very fine velvety texture caused by the grain of the skin being picked up by the silicone.
Like all Fleshlight products the build quality of the Cyborg dildo is exceptional. There isn’t a mould line in sight, which is all the more surprising given the complexity of the design, nor are there any pits, fissures, or other visible defects anywhere to be seen. One thing which does disappoint me somewhat though is that my dildo is seriously lopsided. I’m not sure if it’s a case of all of them being like this, or somehow mine just slipping through the cracks of quality control, but it has a major Leaning Tower of Pisa thing going on. If you look at the 360 degree product view they have on their website then the whole thing is pretty straight and upright, so being the perfectionist that I am I’m a little disappointed that mine isn’t like that. Otherwise I can’t really fault the manufacturing.
When it comes to using the Cyborg dildo I’m probably going to suggest a warm up toy, and not because of its size. The tip of the dildo is actually quite modest and very gently tapered, but it starts with the texture almost immediately, and it just so happens that the texture at the tip is some of the most prominent on the whole toy. Inserting something with that much texture is going to be far easier and more comfortable if you’re already fairly loosened up. As you start to insert the dildo it really does feel quite intense, and the ridges catch a little on the soft fleshy tissue just within the anus, so using plenty of lube is a must here. The tip of the dildo is designed to look like the head of a penis, but you don’t really get a “pop” as you pass over the final ridge, more a pleasant sense of things calming down somewhat. Once the dildo is inside you can appreciate the comfort factor of the material because it does have the right amount of flex to move around inside the body, and the give in the surface of the silicone is enough to be gentle with the sphincter – you can only imagine how much more you’d feel that texture if the dildo was rock solid. Thrusting with the dildo is an experience in itself and there’s a lot going on at once. Every half inch of movement in any direction has texture stimulating the sphincter and it can be quite a lot to process. I wouldn’t say that thrusting with the dildo was an overly uncomfortable experience, but for me it wasn’t especially pleasurable either, and at this point we’re talking about long slow thrusts. I did attempt to get up to some thrusting speed with the dildo but that was where I had to stop as it felt as though something was grinding against my insides. There are options on how you can choose to use the dildo and position it, whether it be frontwards or backwards, or if you decide to squat over it or manipulate it by hand, but it doesn’t really change much because there’s 360 degrees of texture on every side of the shaft, so if you’re trying to escape it then you’re out of luck. In terms of prostate stimulation I didn’t really notice any, and I did focus my mind on this for fear that other sensations might be drowning it out, but it just wasn’t there. The Cyborg is one of those toys which delivers its sensation primarily into the sphincter through its use of texture, it’s just a question really whether or not you can handle that texture, and I for one was slightly overwhelmed, albeit to my surprise.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll probably have gathered by now that I’m a big fan of my Fleshjacks, so much so that I already have three of them (an Ice, a Vortex, and a Flight). You’d be forgiven for thinking then “why does he need another?” It’s a legitimate question, and in fact it took something special to make me want to expand my collection further. With the celebrity-endorsed Fleshjack Boys models, and downsized Jack’s Soda products aside, the Sword (and it’s anatomically female counterpart the Blade) is the first real major design variation to the tried and tested Fleshjack product, and naturally this piqued my reviewer’s curiosity.
In the past I’ve written a guide to Fleshjack Maintenance, so I won’t repeat myself, but I will mention a few peculiarities to the Sword. The first point is that the Sword is messy; usually with Fleshjacks a simple rinse of the inner canal will flush out any bodily fluids, but when I removed the sleeve from the Sword I found that there was quite a lot of mess coating the inside of the case and the exterior of the sleeve. This means you’ll probably want to wash it as soon as you’re done, instead of the lazy approach of standing in on its end to drain and then washing it later. The second point is that the sleeve is very hard to get back into the case when you’re done. Something about the shape of it, the material of the case, the lack of a cap on the other end, all just means that the sleeve doesn’t slip straight back in. It takes a lot of pushing, prodding, shaking, and jiggling to get things back to how they should be. Even though it’s a pink sleeve a coating of corn flour will definitely help in this instance.