The Tera Patrick Fleshlight's outer case is made of durable ABS plastic, which is firm but not brittle and can withstand being dropped. It has subtle ridges on the handle that help you keep your grip, even if there is lube on your fingers.
The inner sleeve is made of a proprietary synthetic material called Real Feel Superskin. Composed mainly of mineral oil and medical grade synthetic polymers, it contains no latex or phthalates, and is considered non-allergenic. The name is quite accurate, because the realism in its flexibility, appearance, and texture is amazing. It's soft and cushiony, with just enough firmness to simulate a human-like feel, and it retains heat well. Superskin does have a very faint yet pleasant scent, but it tends to fade with washing.
Keep in mind that the Superskin material is porous, so if you intend to share it with anyone you will want to use condoms because it cannot be sterilized.
The design of the Fleshlight is brilliant, with the outer case serving not only to aid in use of the toy but also to provide clean and safe storage for the vaginal sleeve. Since no one will know what it is when the caps are on (unless they're already familiar with Fleshlights), it's discreet and would be an excellent travel companion.
The generous handle girth of the case is designed for a man's hand to grip comfortably, but isn't so large that smaller hands would have any trouble with it either. The toy is a bit hefty, but not ridiculously so, and is balanced in a way that seems to add to the ease of use.
The inner sleeve is so versatile in size that it will accommodate most users, both in length and girth. Its overall length is ten inches; plenty for the average man to get "balls deep" in, but you can remove the end cap and take advantage of the open-ended design if you need more.
The vaginal canal tapers from 3/4" to 1/4" at the far end, which provides a wonderful squeezing sensation as you thrust, but it is cushiony enough that a man approximately 2" or so in width should still be very comfortable. If you find that the sleeve isn't tight enough for your liking, you can remove it from the case and add some cock rings or similar devices to the outside, or you can simply use the sleeve without the case so you can control the grip.
The Tera Patrick Fleshlight's vaginal canal also features the "Twista" spiral ribbed design, which is a texture that is exclusive to this particular Fleshlight. It consist of one continuous ridge line that is evenly spaced in a spiral all along the entire length inside to provide maximum stimulation.
One of the greatest things about this toy is that you don't have to worry about having a towel positioned for when you finish. The plastic case, if used with the small end cap on, catches and contains the ejaculate for you.
The end cap spins very easily, so adjusting the suction in the middle of a session is a breeze. There is a quiet "whooshing" sound on the down stroke when you use it with this bottom cap on, but it's doubtful that anyone would hear it from outside of the room.
The Tera Patrick Fleshlight is compatible with water-based lubes ONLY. Any other type of lube can damage the Superskin.
It's best to separate the inner sleeve from the plastic case for cleaning. Be sure you remove the small end cap as well. The case and caps can be rinsed or wiped with a washcloth but, if you find that it's accumulating hand oils or lube residue, it is safe to wash it with soap and hot water. Be sure to rinse everything well before re-inserting the sleeve though, because soap residue could potentially damage the Superskin insert. This is also something to keep in mind if you use the toy in the bath tub or shower.
The insert is open at both ends, so to clean it you simply run water through it for a couple of minutes, preferably from each end. You can't use soap or toy cleaners, because this can also damage the material, but a sufficient amount of water does clean the toy well. Isopropyl alcohol can also be used if you prefer that extra peace of mind.
After you're finished, shake out any access water and allow it to dry. Placing a small fan near the opening or using a blow dryer on the "air only" setting will speed drying times, but as long as it's in a well-ventilated area it should do fine on its own.
It's very important to let both the sleeve and the case dry completely before reassembly to prevent mold from forming. If mold spots ever do develop, you can use alcohol to remove it.
The Fleshlight sleeve may become a bit tacky after a couple of washings, which is not harmful. If you prefer to keep the toy as smooth as possible though, simply powder it with a bit of corn starch (aka corn flour in the U.K.) after it's dry. This isn't a required step in the care and maintenance of the toy, but it helps it maintain that silky feel.
Store your Fleshlight by screwing both end caps on and placing it in an area where it won't be exposed to extreme temperatures (i.e.: don't put it next to your radiator). Loose sleeves or Fleshlights without the end caps on should be stored away from other sex toys to avoid possible interactions.
This Fleshlight comes wrapped in clear plastic bag, packed inside a plain brown cardboard box that has nothing on it to indicate it's a sex toy. Along with the toy, you also get a Tera Patrick signature photo postcard, and a free sample packet of Gun Oil H2O lubricant.
Be sure to check inside the Superskin sleeve itself for the possible presence of any shipping tube, which some but not all Fleshlights are shipped with. If found, remove it before use.
One very notable thing about Fleshlights in general is that once you have the case, all of their other available pleasure sleeves are compatible with it. So if you ever get tired of Tera Patrick's Twista or just want to try something new, you can simply purchase another sleeve instead of having to pay for a whole new Fleshlight unit.
When we first took the Fleshlight out of the box I was a bit stunned at how large it was, but once I stuck my fingers inside it to do a little exploring, I realized that the manufacturer really knew what they were doing. There's a lot of cushion for the pushin' in there, my friends, and the SuperSkin material feels real enough to be a little bit eerie.
The initial penetration is surprisingly realistic, because you can feel the lips spreading and squeezing as you go. It's a bit tighter right there at the opening, then it widens out slightly and then begins to taper tighter again the deeper you go so you get a lot of stimulation on the head of your cock. The inner texture flexes and moves with you, which feels amazing. We've played with the suction control, but I couldn't say what setting is best because feels good no matter what you do with it. I do have to say that warming the sleeve and the lube beforehand makes for a much nicer experience though.
Michele already had her own ideas of how to make this adventure fun, so my first experience with Fleshlight involved doing a 69, with the Fleshlight on my cock, and having my balls sucked all at the same time. Suffice it to say that with that much stimulation I wound up having one of those all over spazz-gasms that leaves your whole body quivering. This thing is great. It's not as good as *real* sex, but I can't imagine any toy that would feel better.
Cleaning the Fleshlight wasn't as bad as we'd feared. I just washed the plastic case in the sink like any other toy but, because of its length, I skipped the sink and held the sleeve part under the tub faucet instead. I let the water rush through one end for a couple of minutes while sort of pinching/rolling along the length of it, and then repeated it from the other end before giving it a good shake and laying it on a pillowcase to dry. It all passed the smell test and fingering test the next morning, meaning it seemed like everything was out of it, but I do plan to fashion a hanger for it so it can drip dry from now on and I'll likely give it the occasional alcohol bath just to be sure everything stays healthy.
Fleshlights may be a bit expensive compared to other male toys, but in my opinion they're worth every cent for the kind of experience they give.
Call me odd, but I'm one of those gals that sometimes likes to watch and hear my man's trip to pleasure more than anything else, so when we got the Fleshlight I think I was more excited than Alan was. I mean, we've got loads of toys for me, and a handful of couples toys, but nothing that has the potential for playing with him as much as this one has. And I love to play. After spending quite a bit of time poking and prodding it (don't laugh, this toy is fascinating! LOL) my mind conjured up an idea for a mock threesome scenario.
I put a thin line of lube around the outer edges of our pretend playmate's opening, and then squirted a little more down inside her and went to work. At first I was a bit nervous because I was afraid that if I moved the toy wrong the plastic case might hit Alan in a painful way, but there's enough of a fake labia mound there that it never even came close. And that bulky case turned out to be a big plus for me, because even though I experimented for quite some time with different angles, movements, and suction settings my hand never did get tired. When all was done, I couldn't help grinning at his reaction... Oh yes, I like this toy a lot, and my mind is even now working on many new ways that we can enjoy it!