The Fleshlight sleeve is made of a patented material known as Superskin. While the exact ingredients are not publicly known, the material is free of latex, plastic, and phthalates for anyone with potential sensitivities to those ingredients. Superskin is soft to touch and the realistic feel is enhanced when the sleeve is first warmed up in water. The material retains a greasy feel unless powdered with cornstarch and also has an odor reminiscent of stale cooking oil. While the odor is not pleasant, it is also not noticeable during use and so is not an issue.
The Fleshlight case is made of plastic and is available in pearl white for the Girls series. There are a few raised ribs on the handle that help with gripping the Fleshlight during use. Because the Fleshlight sleeve and case are water-resistant they can be used in the tub or shower. However, care should be used to avoid contact with soap that may damage the Superskin.
The Fleshlight, as it's name implies, is designed to resemble a large flashlight for purposes of discretion. However, this toy is not fooling anyone especially since the Fleshlight Girls logo is visible in raised lettering on the side. Regardless, the design is distinct and unmistakably Fleshlights. The case has a screw-on cap at each end. The larger end cap functions to cover the pussy end of the sleeve during storage. The smaller end cap is designed to control the amount of suction created during use.
The entrance of the sleeve is molded from the lovely porn star Katsuni. And what a lovely flower she has. The two delicate petals are parted ever so slightly to give a glimpse inside. It's all just a tease making you want to thrust your cock inside even more. The sleeve will work for men up to a diameter of 2", and with an overall length of 9", the sleeve should accommodate even the most well-endowed. Anyone bigger than that probably doesn't have to worry about using a masturbator.
The Lotus texture is designed to resemble the sensations experienced from the human vagina. The entrance of the sleeve is smooth and narrow for the first 2" before it "blossoms" into a wider and more comfortable chamber. At the 4" mark is the inverted node which is designed to simulate the sensation of bumping into the cervix during intercourse. The first of four tightly spaced chambers begins at about the 6" mark. These chambers are designed to provide intense stimulation to the head of the penis. Since the Lotus texture simulates the sensations of realistic vaginal intercourse, it is considered moderately intense compared to other textures. It is important to note that men should consider the length of their cocks before purchasing this texture as any individual less than 6" will not be able to experience all that this texture has to offer.
When put together, the case and sleeve weigh 1.5 lbs. Certainly not the heaviest toy around, but it can get tiresome after prolonged use. The case measures 10" in total length and while still portable, it will take up some luggage space.
Care and maintenance of the Fleshlight is probably its main negative feature. Because it is made of Superskin which is extremely porous, you should only use warm water (not hot) to wash the sleeve both inside and out. You should not use any soap or toy cleaner as they will damage the material. After washing, shake off any excess water and leave it to dry. You can store is upright in its plastic sleeve with both ends removed, or laying on a towel. It may take several hours to completely dry depending on the humidity level. Either way, it is imperative that it be completely dry before storing as the sleeve has a tendency to develop mildew with any residual moisture. Isopropyl alcohol may be used if mildew develops.
Superskin has a slightly sticky, greasy feel to it. You can maintain a smoother feel to the sleeve by dusting it with cornstarch, although this is not required. Talc and baby powder are NOT recommended for this purpose. Only water-based lubes should be used with Superskin. Additionally, the toy should not be shared unless a condom is used since the sleeve can not be sterilized.
Although the plastic case does not typically get dirty during use, it is easily cleaned using warm water and an anti-bacterial soap. It also works well to store the sleeve. Be sure to secure both covers on the Fleshlight and store it in a cool and dry location.
The Fleshlight Girls come in a 10.5" metal canister. The color on the can fades from black to hot pink and has several silhouettes of naked women adorning it. On the back of the can is a removable sticker indicating the texture of the Fleshlight and a picture of the porn star it is modeled after. Katsuni is pictured in a sexy French maid outfit with a look that seems to be asking "Shall I polish your cock as well?" While I consider the canister to be attractive, it is by no means subtle. And since the Fleshlight case doubles for storage, it is not necessary to keep the canister.
Inside, the Fleshlight is wrapped in a sealed plastic bag. Be sure to remove the plastic dowel placed inside the sleeve for shipping purposes before first using the Fleshlight. Fleshlight also provides a pamphlet with basic care and use of the toy that is particularly helpful for anyone that has not owned a Fleshlight before. Also included in the package is a collectors card with the same picture of Katsuni seen on the canister and a small sample of Fleshlube Water, their own brand of water-based lubricant.
Katsuni stole my Fleshlight cherry. Yes, I was a Fleshlight virgin prior to this assignment and I eagerly awaited its arrival to start my "research". While the texture of the sleeve was pleasurable, I have to admit it was a bit of a letdown for me. Part of the issue is the fact that the Lotus texture is designed to simulate sex with a woman. Well, I have a wife to do that with. When I play with toys I'm looking for different experiences and sensations, not a simulation of the real thing. My second issue with this texture is the location of the distinct features inside the sleeve. With a cock measuring 5.5" in length, I'm sorry to report that I am not man enough to reach the final four chambers of the Lotus texture (/cry). It appears that only above average sized men will be able to fully experience this texture. My last suggestion would be to use as minimal amount of lube as possible. With increased friction, the subtle textures within the sleeve will be more easily felt.
Ultimately, I chose to give the Fleshlight Girls Katsuni 4 stars since it performs well as a male masturbator. Just be aware that individuals below 6" in size will not fully appreciate all that the Lotus texture has to offer.