The folks at Fleshlight decided to make something for you to stick your cock in that doesn’t look like a fucking gigantic flashlight. And apparently that was a good call on their part.
It’s the Blade, and it is the first new product from Fleshlight in 10 years. The basics are the same. You’ve got a Fleshlight sleeve inside of a case. The Blade’s sleeve is less circular and more teardrop shaped, and the case is hilt-shaped, as though it might house an actual blade.
The real difference, other than the shape and appearance, is the fact that the case is soft. It’s incredibly pliable and allows you to apply the perfect amount of pressure. There are four small holes on the bottom of the case to aid in creating suction.
The texture of the Blade is really nice. It’s similar to the Super Ribbed texture, with a bit more variation. The shape and width of the inner canal changes along the length of the sleeve.
At first, I thought this experiment was a failure. That tends to happen to the boyfriend the first time he tries things. He said it was almost too intense, and he had to pull out to come. So I asked him (very nicely) to try it again in a few days. And he did. And he liked it. A lot.
Each time he tried it, he talked it up a little bit more. Generally, it’s like pulling teeth to get him to put his experience with a toy into words. Usually I have to fight to get more than “It feels good. On my dick.” But he was full of nice things to say about the Blade.
Granted, the first thing he said, and I shit you not, was “It feels good on my cock.” But he elaborated. He really likes that he can squeeze it, and that he has total control over the amount of pressure he wants applied and where. He likes that he can make it feel tighter just by tightening his grip a bit. He likes it more than any other masturbator he owns, including the Tenga Flip Hole and a couple of other Fleshlights.
I like the shape. It’s much easier for me to handle than a standard Fleshlight. Those fuckers are huge. Not only is the Blade smaller, it’s lighter and the hilt-like shape and pliability of the case make it much more ergonomic and easier to hold onto. Also, being that it is a relatively new design, people aren’t as familiar with it yet as they are the tell-tale enormous fucking flashlight that is obviously a sex toy, so if it happens to have been left out when an unexpected guest drops by they won’t immediately assume its purpose (but it won’t take them long to figure it out. It does say “Fleshlight” on the cap).
All praise aside, the Blade is not without flaws. The shape of the case seems to make it more difficult to reinsert the sleeve after cleaning. I don’t know why this is exactly…I guess you’ve just got less wiggle room, and I find myself struggling with it every time I try to replace the sleeve. It’s really obnoxious.
Speaking of cleaning, the Blade is just as temperamental as any other Fleshlight. They do make a special Fleshwash(and I’ve found other antibacterial toy cleaning sprays to work just fine as well), but you shouldn’t ever clean it using regular soap. The Super Skin material is incredibly delicate, and it is recommended to simply rinse the sleeves with warm water. If you’re the type to freak about not getting it clean, you can use a little bit of isopropyl alcohol. There is a little plug on the bottom of the case that can (and should) be removed to aid in getting any extra gunk out of there.
Always make sure the sleeve is completely dry before reinserting it into the case…you don’t want moldy grossness growing in your fake vag. A tip from Fleshlight: slide a thin cloth or towel through the sleeve, from one end to the other. My only recommendation is that you don’t use anything that is going to leave behind all sorts of fuzzies. To help maintain the soft feel of your Fleshlight, liberally sprinkle the sleeve with corn starch and shake off the excess.
So…putting the Blade sleeve back into the Blade case after cleaning frustrates the fuck out of me. But even with that particularly annoying flaw, the boyfriend loves this thing. Fleshlight’s decision to put their customers in complete control of the pressure and intensity of their masturbators was a good one. The Blade is the boyfriend’s favorite sex toy. Hands down.