Winter is once again right around the corner, and I find myself looking for ways to keep warm. No better time to pick up a Fleshlight warmer. I’ve heard good things, and it has been on my “to purchase” list for a while. As is tradition, I always review a sex toy product whenever I make a purchase.
Buying The Fleshlight Warmer
The first step in any review process is actually acquiring the product. With the Fleshlight brand, we’ve come to expect great customer service and fast shipping. As usual, they did not disappoint. The credit card statement simply said “Interactive.” The Shipping was quick, and the label gave no hint at what could be inside. A good yet expected start.
It looks somewhere between the 8th-grade rocket ship I made for science class and the dildo my girlfriend keeps hidden in her socks drawer. Although, I wouldn’t recommend trying to fly it, or sit on it.
The total length is 9.25 inches from base to tip(I wish I could say the same). The warmer is perfectly compatible with every model. It also comes with a power cable and instruction manual.
Just press the button on the front, and it will begin heating. The warmer will automatically turn off when it reaches the “ideal” temperature. This is to let you know when it’s ready and to prevent any damage to your toy.
It’s very straightforward out of the box. Just plug and play.
Here a statement taken right directly from the website.
“In less than five minutes, your sleeve will reach 135° Fahrenheit (or 57° Celsius). Our engineers have determined this to be the perfectly realistic temperature.”
Not only is that not “realistic” at all, but it would also be like putting your penis in a slow cooker. There may be a fetish for that, but it sure isn’t mine.
The actual internal temperature of a healthy vagina should be about 99.5° Fahrenheit or 37.5° Celcius for my metric using friends. It may go up slightly during arousal as more blood is rushing to the area. Nevertheless, it will never go anywhere near 135° Fahrenheit.
Before I dared to put the Fleshlight to use, I ran an experiment. I wanted to find out exactly how hot the warmer got, and how hot the Fleshlight would get.
To start the experiment, I grabbed a rectal thermometer from the local pharmacy. I received a few questionable looks from the cashier, but I wouldn’t let that slow me down. When I got home, I began the hard work. I Started the warmer and gave it 5 minutes to heat up. My first test measured 102° Fahrenheit. My second and third test measured 99° and 103° respectively. Not bad. What I wondered though, was how much of that heat would transfer to the Fleshlight in 5 minutes.
For part two of the experiment, I brought my Fleshlight into the mix. Within 5 minutes my thermometers were reading 94° to 97.5° Fahrenheit. This is very close to the temperature of a vagina which is excellent. Even though it is nowhere near stated temperatures, it’s not a bad thing in this case.
Feeling much more confident that I’m not going to burn my dick at 135° Fahrenheit, I’m ready for the practical, hands-on portion of the review.
Since I first reviewed this product, Fleshlight had amended their statement of how hot the product gets. They now have a much more reasonable 105° Fahrenheit. That still is a tad higher than what I’ve found, but this isn’t an exact science.
How Much Better is a Warmed Fleshlight?
My favorite part of any review is actually trying out the toy. I grabbed my lab coat, safety glasses, a bottle of lube, and my best fleshlight. Next, I plugged the warmer in and picked out the lucky lady, the Stoya Destroya. It’s a bit difficult to get a dry toy onto the “shaft” of the warmer. I ended up lightly lubricating the shaft and inner lips of the Fleshlight. I turned the warmer on, grabbed my tablet and found a Riley Reid video.
After sufficient warmup time, I proceeded with the experiment. Immediately I could feel the difference. The heated toy and lube added another layer of realism. I finished faster than usual. If this was due to the warmth or excitement of trying something new I can’t say. I can say, however, that the warmer is going to be a staple for me.
While running several more “experiments,” I found that the warmer is great for edging play. Everytime you get close you can just plop the Fleshlight back on the warmer and take a few minutes. By the time your ready, it will be back to an ideal temperature.
Alternatively, you could use warm water to heat your Fleshlight. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to heat the lube this way which I felt added a lot to the experience.
The main criticisms I have is with the companies stubborn unwillingness to admit they were wrong when they first posted the 135° Fahrenheit statement. Furthermore, their new statement still slightly over-embellishes the product. Firstly, as mentioned earlier the temperature of a vagina is not 105° Fahrenheit. Secondly, my Fleshlight warmer never got over 100° Fahrenheit. The whole thing reads like a first-day unpaid intern posted some buzzwords.
As far as design issues go, the base or “lips” of the Fleshlight don’t receive as much heat. While the inside is cozy and warm, the base or lips were slightly less so.
Using the Fleshlight warmer definitely increases the realism and intensity. The warmed lubricant feels very good and inviting. Furthermore, it’s quite convenient to place your toy on the warmer and be able to walk away. However, you can achieve mostly the same effect by using warm water. A bit more inconvenient and your lube doesn’t get warmed, but you’ll save yourself a few dollars.
Overall, a quality accessory but by no means mandatory.