The tube love glove - masturbator by Doc Johnson - review by McD

Simple, easy, good, but not great.

It's a good, cheap tube for when you want something a little different from your hand. It's cheap enough that you won't want to try to make it last for months.
Cheap, simple, good
Smells, hard to hold at times
Rating by reviewer:
somewhat useful review
As a preface to this review, I want to state why I have this toy in the first place: length. I'm not huge, but I'm a couple inches above normal. What that means when it comes to toys in general is that I have to seek out open-ended toys as I really dislike being only able to play with the top portion of a toy. Just like every other guy, I want to play along my entire shaft, not just the head (as a side note, to those performing oral sex on guys, please ignore Cosmo and other sex doctors when they say "just playing with the head is enough", it's not). So this one hit as a simple, easy solution to that problem. Plus, with the price point, I couldn't complain. That stated, I will be comparing this to more expensive units (Fleshlight original), which I've also reviewed.

The Tube itself is made of UR3 and pretty squishy/soft. The color doesn't really matter, I know they also come in clear, but hey, pick what's cheaper. The diameter of the opening in it's normal state is about the diameter of my index finger. It stretches quite nicely and should fit most guys unless you are in the 'monster' category. For me, it feels about right. It does require an ample amount of lube and you will find yourself using more lube during the middle of your session if you go for more than 20 minutes. The inside of the tube contains ridges/waves, but really the tube is so stretchy that those ridges aren't that noticeable or mind bending. Don't get me wrong: it feels good! But it's not because of the texture they put inside it. I find the ridges also do something else really well; they move the lube down and out of the tube.

The squishiness of the tube is good, as unlike the Fleshlight, you can squeeze it and press around your entire cock, and damn, that feels good. However it also makes it difficult to hold onto if and when you get lube on the outside of the tube.

Clean up is very simple, Toy Wash, water, wave it around a bit, and air dry. The only issue I've had with it is that since the entire thing is silicone it does get sticky after a few uses. Cornstarch will help, but make sure you are barely dusting the outside.

The last thing, and this part kind of drives me nuts. The smell. It does have a smell to it. And things that tend to be in the same drawer will also take on some of that smell. A lot of the UR3 toys will have some sort of smell, but this one was particularly strong. I had to keep it in a plastic box for the first few months. Now though, the smell is basically gone. But if you are keeping it in your sock drawer. . .well, those socks are going to have a bit of the UR3 odor.
First off, as I stated, the shape of the interior moves lube down and out, so ensure you are seated on something like a towel and not your couch.

Also, you can try flipping it inside out, so that the ribs are on the outside. It doesn't make much of a difference pleasure wise, but it does provide a little better grip.
Follow-up commentary
Apparently the comparison to Fleshlight portion of my review got cut from the original review, so here it is, in recreation:

Test Parameter: Look and feel
Winner: Fleshlight
Lets be honest, it's hard plastic shell is quite nice for storage, is kind of inconspicuous sitting on a shelf, and doesn't smell of anything. The Tube is small but having no external shell, I don't like putting it in a drawer with a bunch of other things that could get it dusty/dirty. The exterior of the tube does tend to pickup dirt quite easily. The Tube can't hide in plain sight, and the smell of the Tube will rub off on other things in the same container (so if you put it in your sock drawer, your socks will smell. . .slightly interesting).

Test Parameter: Ease of Use
Winner: The Tube
Clean up for the tube is a bit easier and simpler than the Fleshlight, giving it the win here. If the fleshlight had an easier way to let it airdry it might get the win, but as it is I have to set it on a clean towel for a good 30 minutes.

Test Parameter: The thrills
Winner: Fleshlight
Ok, so the suction that can be achieved using the back cap of the Fleshlight really provides some of the best feelings for me. But hey, that's me, perhaps you want to be able to man handle your meat with a bit more compression, if that is the case, then the Tube would be for you. Now, I've used three different interiors on the Fleshlight (original, waves, speedbumps), and every one of them was better than the tube from a quality and feel perspective.

Test Parameter: Which one the Significant Other likes
Winner: Tie
She likes the simplicity of the Tube but the use of the Fleshlight. It's easier to handle and doesn't get slippery with lubed up hands. She does think the Fleshlight is a bit big for a toy, (speaking of which, it does barely fit in the bedside drawer, which you should take into consideration).

Test Parameter: Price
Winner: The Tube (kind of)
Yeah, that doesn't need to be said right? I mean, you can get 6 tubes for 1 Fleshlight? But which do I use more often? The Fleshlight. If you can afford it, the Fleshlight is still the standard upon which other male sex toys will be measured. If you want something cheap and that still feels good, the Tube fits that bill pretty nicely.
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My The tube love glove tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Can be worn during masturbation
    • Masturbation
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
    • Bedroom / on a bed
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Genitals
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  • Wicked Wahine
    I seem to have missed the part where you compare this to the Fleshlight. Other than that, it's good to know about this accommodating length so well, thanks.
  • charmedtomeetyou
    Thanks for the review!
  • McD
    I apparently must have not saved the comparison part. . .Will be rectified later this week
  • Wicked Wahine
    You can only change the review during the first 24 hrs after it's published. If you still want to add to it, you can contact Stormy and ask her to add in the new material. (We used to be able to edit them for a longer period of time, but after several abuses occurred, the admin put the limitations on it.) Or, if you like, you can add the info in your follow-up as an easier way to do it!

    I am glad to know you will add that comparison info as many will find it interesting & helpful!
  • Wicked Wahine
    Wow, now that the omitted info is in the follow-up, I have to say I would definitely rate this much higher! I wish I could go back and change my rating now because this is definitely a useful review -- good job!!
  • McD
    At least it's on there. I would rather it be accurate and done right, anyways it's my fault anyways for jacking up the submit in the first place.
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