How to Make a Homemade Sex Toy for Men: Ideas and Tutorials

Easy DIY masturbators, fleshlights, masturbation sleeves, and male strokers.
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Last updatedLast updated: January 15, 2024
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Making a sex toy at home is simple and we’ll show you how. In this article we discuss how to make DIY masturbators, homemade masturbation sleeves, and male strokers. We will also talk about DIY prostate massagers and cock rings.

Chances are you have most of the materials you need already. We’ll walk you through easy to make homemade sex toys for men and discuss vibrating options you can create with things you can find around your house.

If you decide that you’d rather buy an off-the-shelf solution you can check out our reviews of the best fleshlights and best masturbators on the market.

Our Favorite Homemade Sex Toys and How to Make Them

Let’s walk through some of the best homemade sex toys starting with the Fifi and then moving on to DIY sponge masturbators, cornstarch strokers, homemade vibrators, and homemade dildos.

With a bit of ingenuity you should be able to make a homemade sex toy from something you already have at home. We’ll provide full shopping lists & product recommendations for anything additional that you might need. If you don’t already have some, you should go ahead and get some lube or a lube alternative.

The Fifi Masturbator

A Fifi is a homemade male masturbation toy made from a towel, a latex glove, and (optionally) a rubber band. They function like homemade fleshlights.

Fifi Shopping List

How to Make a Fifi

  1. Take a towel and fold it up tightly.
  2. Place a latex glove on one end of the towel.
  3. Fold the towel in half over the latex glove.
  4. Take the open end of the glove that’s sticking out from the towel and fold it back over the end of the towel.
  5. Secure the glove in-place with a rubber band.

We recommend that you use lube with your fifi, but you can try it without and see which sensation you like best.

You can also use a toilet paper roll instead of a rolled up towel. Start by removing the inner cardboard tube and place your latex glove inside of the roll.

The Sponge DIY Masturbator

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly version of a Fleshlight, look no further. You’ll need a sponge and a tube such as a plastic bottle or a Pringles can. If you are using a bottle, make sure to cut off the top and then make sure the edge isn’t jagged – taping over the edge can help.

DIY Sponge Masturbator Shopping List

How To Make a DIY Masturbator With a Sponge

  1. Take your sponge and stuff it inside your tube. We found that folding the sponge in half works well, otherwise using 2 sponges next to each other is also a good option.
  2. Pack the sponge(s) tighter or looser depending on how much sensation you want. It can help to place something penis-sized between the sponge(s) while setting it up so that you leave enough room for yourself.
  3. Leave a small hole in the middle of your sponge. You may need to trim the sponge(s) to an appropriate size if the hole that you make is too tight.
  4. Place a latex glove or condom into the middle of the hole.
  5. Fold the open-end of the glove or condom over the opening of the tube or bottle to secure it. If you’d like extra security, you can add a rubber band around the end to hold things in place.

That’s it! You can then insert your penis and grip the side of the can or bottle for movement. We recommend using lube!

The Bubble Wrap DIY Masturbator

Bubble wrap can be used to make an excellent homemade pocket-pussy.

How To Make a Homemade Masturbator Using Bubble Wrap

  1. Take a layer of bubble wrap and roll it up.
  2. Insert a latex glove or condom into the opening.
  3. Use the device in the same manner as a fifi or sponge masturbator.

You can choose to either hold the bubble wrap together with your hands, or use duct tape for a tighter roll.

The Cornstarch DIY Stroker

Chances are you have a box of cornstarch in your pantry. You can use this cornstarch to craft your own homemade sex toy. 

DIY Cornstarch Stroker Shopping List

How To Make a DIY Stoker from Cornstarch

  1. In a cup, mix ¼ cup of cornstarch with 100 ml of warm water. Stir until it is dissolved into the water.
  2. Once fully dissolved, add another 100 ml of water and continue mixing.
  3. Place the mixture into the microwave for 1 minute. When you take it out, it should be a gel-like consistency.
  4. Gently hollow out a hole in the center of the mix using your fingers. Alternatively, you can place something like a dildo into the cornstarch to create an opening. If the mixture is too runny you can put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.
  5. Place the cornstarch container into your fridge and leave it to further solidify for about an hour. When you remove the cornstarch from the fridge it should be a solid mass with a rubbery feeling.
  6. Slide the mixture out of the cup. It should hold together.

You can either use your cornstarch masturbator like this or place it into a ziplock bag for easier clean-up. Some people also keep the device in the cup so that it lasts longer.

Making a Homemade Masturbator From a Pool Noodle

You can use a pool floatie as a masturbation toy. This one is one of the easiest DIY options that we’ve found.

DIY Pool Noodle Masturbator Shopping List

How to Make a Homemade Masturbator From a Pool Noodle

  1. Note that the pool noodle material can be abrasive, so it’s best to use a condom. We also highly recommend using lube. This will increase the slippery feeling and ensure you don’t get a painful rash from the friction.
  2. To start, ensure that you can fit inside of the pool noodle hole. If not, use scissors, pliers, or other tools to create a larger hole.
  3. Once you’ve ensured a comfortable fit, you can cut the pool noodle down to 6-12″ long so that it’s easier to clean and store.

Note that the pool noodle material can be abrasive, so it’s best to use either a latex glove or a condom, and we highly recommend using lube. This will increase the slippery feeling and ensure you don’t get a painful rash from the friction.

Homemade Masturbator From an Ice Pack

Ice packs are not actually made out of ice, but a gel material. You can harness this gel for your own purposes. 

How to Make an Ice Pack Masturbator

  1. Start by opening up an ice pack.
  2. While you may be able to use the pack itself, if the shape doesn’t permit it, you will need to put the gel substance into a different, wider container. We recommend a plastic cup.
  3. We recommend using a condom for your own safety and for easier clean-up. The gel substance should not enter your body!

If you’re into it, you can use the gel when it is still cold. It will be firmer, and some people love the cold sensation – just be careful!

DIY Vibrating Sex Toys

While all the toys above will provide excellent homemade sensation, you may want to consider making a DIY vibrating sex toy. These devices are more involved, but the end result is an affordable homemade vibrator.

Electric Toothbrush

If you use an electric toothbrush you should use one with a new head to it. You will also want to place a condom over your electric toothbrush. A condom will add a layer of protection and as long as you use a thin condom, you’ll still be able to feel everything.

Electric Razor

Take advantage of something you likely already have at home: an electric razor. Remove the blade from the razor for safety and use the handle end of the razor as the contact point. Place the razor against anywhere on your body and gently massage yourself. Try using the electric razor around the base of your penis or rimming around your perineum and asshole.

Molded Vibrator Kit

Are you willing to spend a bit of money on a kit? The Clone-A-Willy and Balls Vibrator Molding Kit allows you to make a mold out of any penis. This could be yours, if you so wish, or a partner. It is perfect if you have a partner in a long-distance relationship but still want to be close with them.

Household Prostate Massager

Many men find that stimulating your prostate gland to be very pleasurable. There are a number of items you can use around your house to massage your prostate.

Using a Banana

Before using a banana as a prostate toy we recommend placing a condom over it. This will help with lubrication and smooth out the rough texture of the banana peel. 

Using a Hair Brush

If you have a hairbrush with with a long, thin handle, you can use this as a homemade sex toy. Make sure there are no cracks in the hairbrush. Having it break off is the last thing you want. We also suggest using a condom with the hairbrush for an extra layer of protection against abrasions. 

Using a Wooden Spoon

A wooden spoon can be used as a prostate massager. Make sure the spoon sturdy and free of cracks. You may also want to purchase a new one and keep it separate from your other cooking supplies.

Again, using a condom over your wooden spoon is recommended. It will provide lubrication and prevent cuts and abrasion.

DIY Cock Rings

Cock rings work by restricting the blood flow out of the penis. This leads to a firmer erection and can increase sensation. 

Shoelaces as a DIY Cock Ring

Regular shoelaces are an easy way to craft your own cock ring. All you need to do is take a shoelace and tie it around the base of your penis.  You should use a knot that is easy to untie, like a bow. Have scissors on hand to remove the shoelace if you have trouble untying the knot when you’re finished.

Hair Ties as a DIY Cock Ring

Hair ties make for perfect DIY cock rings. Choose one that is as thick as possible to spread out the pressure. Try different sizes: start large and then try gradually smaller hair ties.

Also note that different hair ties have different elasticity and some may be looser than others. If you find one that is too loose, either purchase a different one or fold it over for a tighter constriction.

Homemade Sensation Toys

Looking for more? You can try incorporating new sensations into your masturbation sessions.

Ice Cubes

Ice is a popular sensation toy as everyone has it at home and it is relatively safe. Try rubbing one on and around your penis or rimming your anus with it. Try rubbing your body with an ice cube and then removing it to warm up and then placing it back on again. 

Massage Oil

Sometimes a small enhancement can make a big difference. If you are a fan of traditional masturbatory practices, why not trying a bit of oil when going about your task. Oil is a lovely lubricant that is easy to wash off. 

Coconut oil is a good starting place. You can also try a more elegant option, such as Earthly Body Dare to be Bare Soothing Miracle Oil. Made from tea tree oil and hemp seed, this has a great smell to it and will provide a wonderful sensation. 

Sex Toys Instead of Homemade Sex Toys

We recommend that you always use an actual sex toy for masturbation, as they are made specifically for that purpose. And if you don’t happen to own one yet, we highly suggest ordering one from any of our trusted partners, like Lovehoney, Hustler Hollywood, or The Enhanced Male. Or if you can’t order online, find an adult product store nearby or check the hygiene aisle of your local pharmacy or big box store.

But if you absolutely cannot wait, please make note of the safety precautions that we mentioned in this article. Don’t let your dick get ahead of you brain: If you decide on inserting something into your anus make sure it has a flared base and is sturdy, and if you’re inserting yourself into something – wear a condom! Crafting a homemade sex toy is a fun a creative way to enhance your own pleasure.

Final Thoughts

Why not get a little creative? Pleasuring yourself is a natural act and everybody does it. For those that are tired of their hand, or want to try something new there are many DIY contraptions you can craft. Whichever homemade toys you decide to make be sure to use plenty of lube.

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