fleshlight stigma?

T&A1987 T&A1987
It seems to me that there's a certain stigma in mainstream culture regarding the fleshlight that isn't there for female sex toys. whereas vibrators, dildos and rabbits can be mentioned positively in tv shows (HIMYM, Sex and the City) the fleshlight is usually only mentioned as a joke. It might be a slight towards the idea of men using toys and the fleshlight is just the default name for a male masturbation sleeve (like kleenex for tissues, or Jello for gelatin). if that's the case, why? Is it acceptable for a female to use a toy because the expectation is that women aren't aggressively searching for a sexual partner, but men are the aggressors, so it's a failure to use a toy? sort of like the crocs on Pearls before Swine who eat take out because they're too pathetic to catch zebras? Or is it just because most fleshlights appear somewhat realistic and that is considered creepy? or is it something else altogether? I think its a bit of both of these theories, but that's just me. what does everyone else think?
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Silverdrop Silverdrop
I think the male toy market is just behind the female toy market by a decade or more. The stigma used to be there for girl toys, but over time, it's become more accepted.

But yeah, the appearance thing doesn't help. Us girls get lovely designer toys that in some cases are works of art, and you guys get... sculpted orifices. People besides Tenga really need to step up and start making boys toys that look attractive.
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I nod to Silverdrop for her comment.

I think it's supposed to be a knock at a guy's manliness? "If you can't get the 'real thing', you're not much of a guy or a loser." That's so not true too.

It's definitely a work in progress. The morning show I listen to talks about Fleshlight in a good way when they talk about it.
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