Automatic masturbator – pros and cons
What are some of the pros and cons of using an automatic masturbator? What is good about them, and what are some of the downsides to buying and using an automatic masturbator?
- Some models can be pretty tough to clean after use.
- They make a noise, and some of them can be relatively loud so it is a good idea to check before buying, and to think about whether or not you will be heard.
- Some can be quite expensive, especially if they have smart features. It can cost a lot of money to get a smart automatic masturbator.
- Many of them are hands-free so you can focus on using your hands for your partner or on other things.
- They are great for people who have mobility issues or who have lost the use of some of their body parts.
- They can link with apps for a more immersive and interactive experience, allowing you to use VR and AR apps and videos.
- A lot of them can be used with a partner and are designed for use improving your sex life.
- Some can be used when flaccid and are a good way to get people who are struggling with ED.
- Some of these can be used with training, allowing you to try and improve the time you can last when you are with a partner.
Automatic masturbator vs manual
So, what is an automatic masturbator and what are the differences between this and a manual model? Basically, a manual masturbator needs someone to operate it in order to get any movement. You can get the best manual male masturbators that provide different textures and mimic parts of the body but they are not designed to vibrate, rotate or move on their own.
The best auto masturbators for men are very good for this, they come with an inbuilt vibrator or some other form of movement that provides the stimulation, rather than requiring a hand to actually move the product around to stimulate.
One of the other key differences is the fact that an automatic masturbator can be used with remote controls making them a lot more fun for use as couples. One person can control the vibrations, and some products, such as the Hot Octopuss PULSE SOLO LUX Remote Control Vibrating Male Masturbator, have separate products for the controls and this has a watch that comes with it. You can wear it or you can share it with a partner, so they can control your pleasure.
Though the best auto male masturbators come with a variety of different options and designs, with a lot of choices on how they provide stimulation, they all have some auto or hands-free option so that you don’t have to provide the movement and stimulation yourself.
Features to consider when choosing an automatic masturbator
This might well be your first time buying an auto masturbator, and if this is the case you might be surprised at just how many options are out there and which one is the best for your own needs. In this guide, we’re going through all of the features that can be helpful for people and which ones you should prioritize. Some people want a high-tech model with an app and loads of functions, other people are pretty happy with a more simple and quiet design.
The features below are those that we have evaluated when choosing the best automatic masturbators on the list.
Run time and power type
How long will the product run for on a single charge? Does it even have a rechargeable battery? These are things that you should check, and different products all offer something different.
There are pros and cons to a rechargeable battery. If it runs out of juice then you need to recharge it rather than just put some new batteries in. It’s better for the environment but it can be frustrating if you run out of power.
Battery powered options are more portable and don’t give this same issue. As long as you have spare batteries you can get back to full run time in a matter of seconds.
Speeds and vibrations
A male masturbator is similar to most female models due to the fact that they rely on vibrations. You can choose to have a lot of different speeds and patterns for the vibrations and depending on the model they can change different settings such as thrusts and pulsing patterns.
The place in which the vibration motors are also makes a difference. For example, the Tracey Cox Supersex Male Vibrator is designed to sit under the end of the shaft at the most sensitive area so that it can provide you with more pleasure.
Having multiple speed options is also very good for allowing you to train yourself for longer periods of time.
How big is the masturbator? This has a few different reasons for consideration. If you need one that is particularly large to ensure it fits and is comfortable then you might need to look at the opening size and how big the model is. Also, in terms of storage you might also want to take a look at the size of the automatic masturbator so that you know how big it is going to be when you go to store it. if you want to keep it somewhere discreet then you might not want something too huge.
This is a very interesting feature to consider. For most people they won’t need to worry too much about the material, but for some it is the most important consideration. A lot of people find certain materials can irritate or give them some sort of rash. For instance, loads of people find that latex causes rashes and skin irritation.
For this reason it is vital that you get the right material for your skin.
Silicone is very popular as it is waterproof but also can be really good for your skin and cause very few issues especially when used with a good lube.
Our editor’s choice, the Fun Factory Cobra Libre II Rechargeable Male Vibrator
, has a silicone design.
Many have a sleeve on the inside that is full of either bumps or interesting pores to give a different feel. The Lelo F1s Developer’s Kit App Controlled Male Vibrator has ridges on the inside and the inner sleeve is actually removable for cleaning purposes.
For obvious reasons, some people will want to make sure that the noise level is low. People don’t tend to want to be too loud especially if they aren’t living alone. Many of these products have low noise levels so that you don’t have to worry about the vibrations causing a disturbance.
Some advertise that they have less than 50dB of noise while they are being used, which is probably unnoticeable from another room. Some models are a bit louder, and don’t forget that if you put lube in the masturbator you might have to consider some extra noise from this.
Are you looking for a waterproof model? You might want to use the masturbator in the bathtub or in the shower. However, you might also be looking for something that is easy to clean. If you get a product that is awkward to clean then you might wish you could just wash it out with hot soapy water, but some of the models with sophisticated electronics don’t allow the whole thing to be submerged.
For the best of both worlds you could use the Lelo F1s Developer’s Kit App Controlled Male Vibrator which has an amazing waterproof design but also links up with an app for control features.
How long will your purchase be protected for? A warranty for an automatic masturbator is not a given. Some products do not come with any sort of warranty, but some do offer you a bit of protection in this way. Many of the LoveHoney models give you up to a full year of protection. It is easy to see why some manufacturers don’t offer any sort of a warranty as the products are used intimately and it can be hard to prove how they have been damaged, but if you can find a 12 month warranty or even a 90 day warranty then it can be beneficial.
Added extras can make a great purchase. Some of the products come with extra vibrators or detachable vibrators that can be used with your partner or on other sensitive areas. The MYHIXEL MED App Controlled Climax Trainer for Men even comes with an app that can track medical stats and help to build stamina.
Some come with containing pouches which can make for a more discrete storage option. A lot of them also come with cleaning products in the box such as sprays and wipes which you would otherwise have to buy separately.
Added extras can come in the form of remote controls that are attached to the product too and allow your partner to make changes and control your pleasure while you are using. These products are unlikely to be waterproof so make sure you check before buying if you want something specifically for use in the bathtub or shower.
Automatic masturbator – tips and tricks
When you use your masturbator, there are a few tips and tricks to help you. Everyone has slightly different preferences, but certain things can usually make your experience better. For example, a lot of people find that they want to use the product at a certain speed or pattern because of the way it feels.
One tip is to always use a water-based lubricant. This will be fine to use with most of the male sex toys on the market. It ensures that chafing is kept to a minimum and you don’t end up with skin irritations. This can also be a problem if you are particularly large and you have a snug fit within the masturbator.
Another tip is to clean after every use. We’re going to go more into cleaning below, but the key is that you clean every single time you use your masturbator.
You can either use the masturbator for solo play or with a partner, so even if you have someone that is a sexual partner many of the toys are designed for you to use together. Remote controls can even be used by your partner.
Take some time to work out the most sensitive areas. Many of the automatic masturbators rely on vibrations and will be much more effective on sensitive parts of your body such as towards the tip of the penis.
If you buy an option that works with an app then you can also see if there is a community around this app who may be able to share AR and VR material or other apps that can work. The Lelo F1s Developer’s Kit App Controlled Male Vibrator is an option that anyone can develop their own apps for so it is easy to find new
How to clean your automatic masturbator
You should always follow the restrictions and regulations that the manufacturers set out when you are cleaning your masturbator. Naturally, the products that are waterproof are a lot easier to clean as you can wash them out with hot soapy water.
You can use specific sex toy wipes and sprays that are sold online on Amazon or also on specific sex toy websites. You can’t be too careful, especially if you use your toy with couples play as you could potentially spread or catch diseases. For most people this is no problem and the wipes and other cleaning products do a great job.
Even the products that can’t be submerged in water are often easy to clean, and if they have an internal sleeve then you can often take this out and rinse and thoroughly clean. You should make sure you clean properly after every single use.
Health restrictions for the use of an automatic masturbator
One health restriction is to make sure that you never share the product with anyone other than your existing sexual partners as you could risk diseases. You may wish to wear a condom too if you are concerned about this, to ensure that you are safe from sexually transmitted infections.
There are very few health conditions that mean you should not use an automatic masturbator but if you do struggle from a specific condition it is definitely worth checking.
For example, if you are subject to extreme skin allergies or allergic to any of the materials that are used in the construction.
When you receive your product you will probably want to give it a try as soon as you can, but you should always make sure that you read the instructions and any specific health and safety advice. If you are unlucky enough to injure yourself then you might have been able to avoid it by reading the guide.
Another consideration is the fact that an automatic masturbator has some form of electronics within. This means that if you are looking for a waterproof model then you need to be incredibly careful. If the electronics are exposed then you definitely don’t want to use this in any environment with water as this can cause extreme danger.
It sounds like a boring piece of advice, but we definitely condone always reading the instructions so that you know if there are any specific things to consider for health and safety. Also, if you have any health conditions which you think could be relevant, check whether you will be able to use the masturbator.