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Old 06-21-2003, 03:08 AM
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"Fleshlite", any good?

A Fleshlite is an adult toy that supposedly looks and feels very much like a vagina. It has a casing that looks similar to a flash light. Costs about 50 bucks.

I've been considering buying one, just as soon as I get my own P.O box (for obvious reasons which I don't need to delve into)

Has anybody here ever owned or used one of these that wants to admit it?

Is it worth the money, or should I just try harder to get a date?
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Old 06-21-2003, 03:10 AM
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After a few hundred posts, I did not think that anyone would post such a question.

You have bigger balls then me sir, put them to good use.
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Old 06-21-2003, 03:27 AM
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Sigh.

Okay, I used to have a wife, she used to work in a porn shop, there was a staff discount and... well, I saw a lot of free porn and we did some product testing.

The specific one you mention is probably overrated. There's not much difference between products in that field once you get out of the bargain basement, and the maintenance required is enough to be a deal breaker.

I don't want to mention brand names, but there're any number of sleeves out there that do the same thing for half the price.

Oh, and just for the record, you should probably try harder to get a date. The same thing they do isn't even close to the same thing as the real thing.
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Old 06-21-2003, 09:33 AM
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What the hell.

I thought we'd gotten far enough to admit:

1. Just about all guys maturbate.

2. Many, many girls do.

and 3. Many of those girls have toys, and that's ok

but it's still embarrassing for a boy to uses a toy (and he needs to get a date)?

Has the double standard finally backed up into reverse ?
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:25 AM
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Ooh, someone linked to that site once, they are really cute !
Very tasteful and discreet (based on the pics at the site).
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:38 AM
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Well betenoir...

I know and don't care that all guys and many girls masturbate.

I also have a variety of toys for that express purpose...

Boys are allowed all the toys they want!

But I've seen the fleshlight in catalogues for years and I can't get past the silly name and wondering... I mean they suggest you leave it in your car for 'emergencies' ... Are there that many guys out there that can't wait until they get to where they are going? Or are these post date where he didn't get anything 'emergencies'??
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Old 06-21-2003, 11:16 AM
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What the hell.

I thought we'd gotten far enough to admit:

1. Just about all guys maturbate.

2. Many, many girls do.

and 3. Many of those girls have toys, and that's ok

but it's still embarrassing for a boy to uses a toy (and he needs to get a date)?

Has the double standard finally backed up into reverse ?
It's funny, my first reaction to the OP was, "I can't believe he posted that!" but then realized how many women on these boards, including myself, have openly discussed owning and using sex toys. It should be OK for guys to do it too.
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Old 06-21-2003, 01:44 PM
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Are there that many guys out there that can't wait until they get to where they are going? Or are these post date where he didn't get anything 'emergencies'??
Have you seen Something about Mary? There's your answer. Like a loaded gun...

This is a joke, guys, if you' ve seen the end you understand you shouldn't follow that advice.
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Old 06-21-2003, 06:28 PM
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If you're going to get a synthetic woman "toy" go for the top shelf stuff.

www.realdoll.com
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Old 06-21-2003, 09:33 PM
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Why No Spine Surgeries?

We live in a world of cosmetic surgeries-liposuction, collagen injections, breast implants, butt implants, face lifts, rhinoplasty.

Why isn't there some doctor perfecting an elective procedure to add a hinge to the spine?

'Life got you down? Tired of dating? The expense. The tension. The work. The conversations. Only to be turned down? Been disappointed by pleasure aids? After all, who wants to stick it in a piece of plastic? Well, don't give up just yet! There's been a miracle breakthrough! Dr Hugh Jass has invented an amazing new surgical procedure-the icansuconmy! No more need for years of yoga! Now, you too can pleasure yourself orally! Just listen to these testimonials-


'I can bend like Plasticman, Elongated Man, Elastic Lad, or .... Mister Fantastic. Thanks Dr Jass! Best surgery ever!'

'A month ago, I couldn't get a date or stop smoking. Now, I don't need a woman or a cigarette!'

'mnmnllmfff.......mmlmmllfffffff..slllpppppp......'

So call now!'
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Old 06-21-2003, 11:53 PM
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Re: Why No Spine Surgeries?

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We live in a world of cosmetic surgeries-liposuction, collagen injections, breast implants, butt implants, face lifts, rhinoplasty.

Why isn't there some doctor perfecting an elective procedure to add a hinge to the spine?
Well, we do have at least one doctor here, with a captive clientele who'd probably more than willing to volunteer for the experimental surgery (the clientele, not the doc).....
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:56 PM
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Last time this question was asked on the boards, I saw the web site for it and they have a much cooler product (same idea though).

It's called Sex In A Can. Instead of a flashlight, it's shaped like a beer can. Open it up, and inside, there's a vagina. How cool is that!
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Old 06-22-2003, 01:10 PM
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which I don't need to delve into
..... Didn't this strike anyone else as funny??

Julie
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Old 06-22-2003, 01:18 PM
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A sort of naughty internet magazine type site that I used to visit once did a test-drive on/in/with this device. As I recall, the opinion of the driver was that it wasn't worth the money due to the high maintenance aspect. I'd post a link to the site, but I'm not sure that would be okay with the mods. I also don't know how far back their archives go.
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:05 PM
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It's called Sex In A Can. Instead of a flashlight, it's shaped like a beer can. Open it up, and inside, there's a vagina. How cool is that!
If they'd sell it as a six-pack, with five beers and a vagina can, they'd have a license to print money.
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:43 AM
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OK.

I know I'm gonna regret this.

But high maintenance? Wouldn't you just swill it out?
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Old 06-23-2003, 02:47 AM
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Sigh again.

I am spending way too much time on this thread.

The "Fleshlight" is a trademarked product, which uses "Cyberskin", another trademarked product. It is more like human flesh than the regular silicone products, but is also more delicate. It comes with a powder that has to be applied aside from the standard washing and whatever other steps one might take with one's toys. The material it's made from requires this, or it breaks. Porousity is an issue, and you don't want to spend big money on a fragile but excellent toy only to have it break apart a month after you bought it because you didn't do the maintenance. On the other hand, a standard jelly or latex or silicone product, which is cheaper, will be just fine with hot water, soap, and being tossed back into the drawer.
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Old 06-23-2003, 03:10 AM
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thanks! My ignorance has been iradicated and my delicate sensibilities remain unviolated!

Sounds too fragile to be worth the $ IMO. An ex-bf of mine once confessed to using a couple of pounds of liver as a vaginal substitute. Never felt quite the same about him after that special sharing.
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Old 06-23-2003, 04:22 AM
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Eureka!

I have done it!

This thread got me thinking. I began tinkering with various servos, solenoids, and heating elements I had lying around. I routed through my shelves and found the appropriate kind of latex. I drew up schematics. I soldered like mad. Then, I mulled some Mountain Dew Code Red and wrote a lot of code.


I named it Frankengina.

The preliminary materials tests had been good. The code was debugged. In theory, I should have a functional, and reactive cyberparadise. But, would it work in practice?


After entering my desired parameters for vibratory rate, suction pressure, etc the program spoke.

'I like you but as a friend.'

I submit that I have perfectly duplicated the real thing.
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:43 AM
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In one of Susie Bright's collections (Year's best Erotic [Year]), there is a very humorous (yet erotic) story about the Fleshlight. I think it was in the 2000 or 2001 collection.

I actually didn't realize it was a real product.
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:51 AM
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That was supposed to be Erotica dammit.

But as it turns out, the correct title is The Best American Erotica 2001.

This is a sad commetary on my life, but I was confusing it with The Year's Best Science Fiction series, edited by Gardner Dozois.
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:10 AM
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Some of this has been covered here

I posted there that I own a FleshlightTM, and have never performed the maintenance that 2trew mentions, and haven't had any problems yet. Don't use too often either.

At this point, IMHO, there may be better products out there that are cheaper.
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Old 06-23-2003, 02:52 PM
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Primaflora- the whole idea of using animal organs as sex toys strikes me as a combining of bestiality & necrophilia

If ya ever see him again, feel free to share that! *G*

I hate to admit that I knew what the OP title was talking about & had the same Q.
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Old 06-23-2003, 04:08 PM
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FWIW -
Ended up going with the fleshlight. Single guy (that it was given too) is still single.... maybe he know longer needs a woman? I don't know.

If you're genuinely curious though, I'll see if I can muster the courage to ask about its "coaxing abilities". It's not exactly the kind of thing we've seriously talked about so I'm a little hesistant.
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Old 06-23-2003, 04:10 PM
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BTW - my above post is with regards to this link:
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...hreadid=174021
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Old 06-23-2003, 04:40 PM
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Always with the technology. Doesn't anyone go to the watermelon patch any more?
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:05 PM
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Well, had a conversation about the subject today. Heh.

Anyhow, supposedly at first it wasn't that great but after a few tries, it's the cats ass.

Turns out he really liked the "gift"

Of course, YMMV.
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Old 06-25-2003, 08:12 PM
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Well, had a conversation about the subject today. Heh.

Anyhow, supposedly at first it wasn't that great but after a few tries, it's the cats ass.
Please tell me that's just a figure of speech.
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Old 06-25-2003, 08:53 PM
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thanks! My ignorance has been iradicated and my delicate sensibilities remain unviolated!

Sounds too fragile to be worth the $ IMO. An ex-bf of mine once confessed to using a couple of pounds of liver as a vaginal substitute. Never felt quite the same about him after that special sharing.
It could be worse. The boyfriend of one of my best friends confessed to her that his substitute was...

a sheep.

(He grew up on a farm.)


Oh, god, I'm not even gonna go near the "cat's ass."
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:49 PM
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Update: I finally got the nerve to buy one!

It's pretty good. Definitely worth the money. I might get another version of it in the future, maybe with ribbing for more stimulation. It was much softer and velvety than I ever imagined.

It takes awhile to get it properly warmed. I eventually settled on running water through a coffee maker and using that to warm it up.
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:52 PM
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I eventually settled on running water through a coffee maker and using that to warm it up.
Note to self: decline Blalron's invitation for coffee....
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:02 PM
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If you're going to get a synthetic woman "toy" go for the top shelf stuff.

www.realdoll.com
I'd just like to add that posing and taking pictures of realdolls must be one of the most hilarious jobs in the world.
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:18 PM
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Update: I finally got the nerve to buy one!

It's pretty good. Definitely worth the money. I might get another version of it in the future, maybe with ribbing for more stimulation. It was much softer and velvety than I ever imagined.

It takes awhile to get it properly warmed. I eventually settled on running water through a coffee maker and using that to warm it up.
TMI...you've been warned!

You know, speaking as a fellow single...lonely straight guy, I can honestly say that I have considered buying it several times this past year. Maybe I'll get it as a Christmas present for myself

One of the things that gave me pause, though, is the taboo. If a guy uses any inadimate object besides his hands to masturbate, it is seen as juvenile, desperate, 'he-aint-getting-laid-anytime-soon' pity. But when a woman talks about vibrators, or the ocasional cucumber or something, its seen as far more normal. Like there's some unspoken agreement among humanind that virtually anything a guy does sexually that doesn't involve a woman indecates some kind of sexual inadequacy on his part. Guy screwing a cantelopue? 'sick'. Woman masturbating with a cucumber? 'hot'

I'd probably want to know how close it is to the real thing- current indications suggest it isn't. If then, I don't see it feeling any better than what I can already do wtih my hands, which don't cost $40 to operate I already have a problem with being conditioned to respond to sensations my hands create, getting much less out of vaginal sex (not to say I don't enjoy it; I'd gladly have sex instead of masturbate. But on a purely sensation scale, masturbation feels better). However if this feels closer to a vagina than it does a hand, it might be worth having until I am in a sexual relationship again.
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Old 12-19-2004, 08:09 PM
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I'd probably want to know how close it is to the real thing- current indications suggest it isn't. If then, I don't see it feeling any better than what I can already do wtih my hands, which don't cost $40 to operate I already have a problem with being conditioned to respond to sensations my hands create, getting much less out of vaginal sex (not to say I don't enjoy it; I'd gladly have sex instead of masturbate. But on a purely sensation scale, masturbation feels better). However if this feels closer to a vagina than it does a hand, it might be worth having until I am in a sexual relationship again.
Since I'm a virgin I can't say whether it feels like a vagina. But it's gotta be closer to that than a hand.
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:14 PM
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Since I'm a virgin I can't say whether it feels like a vagina. But it's gotta be closer to that than a hand.
Ok then (I can't believe I'm saying this )...is it significantly different in sensation than using your hands? See, when I had sex for the first time last summer, it felt a lot different than masturbation.

Would you say its better than your hands?
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:20 PM
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Ok then (I can't believe I'm saying this )...is it significantly different in sensation than using your hands? See, when I had sex for the first time last summer, it felt a lot different than masturbation.

Would you say its better than your hands?
Yes.
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:26 PM
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Hmm....
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:19 PM
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It's definitely something you'd only want to use when you're alone in the house. No way in hell you'd cover up in time if someone were to suddenly walk into the room. There's no innocent explanation when your pants are down and you have a thing that looks suspiciously like a vagina in your hands.
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:35 PM
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You could always try to explain that you were looking for crabs with your fleshlight. Dang things are hard to see!
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:39 PM
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There's no innocent explanation when your pants are down and you have a thing that looks suspiciously like a vagina in your hands.
Oh, pardon me! It was cold, so I decided to put my penis warmer on.
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:55 PM
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No, no, that's what the Willie Warmer is for. (picture)
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