For the longest time, we have been enormous supporters of everything that comes out of the Fleshlight brand’s inventory. We know that, for the most part, the makers of Fleshlight toys are good at what they do. Their products are consistently high-end, well-made, and effective. From items like the Stamina Training Unit (STU) to the Turbo Thrust, there appears to be something on the shelves for everybody.
It recently became our responsibility to test out the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust and we’re glad we did. Up until that point, we were wondering if anyone would come up with anything that did more than just “get the job done.” Apparently, everyone knows how the human penis works but nobody wants to perfect the art of the jizz. We believe things have finally changed, and not a moment too soon.
Unfortunately, the average person knows very little about the massive Fleshlight lineup. They may know the brand name because it’s so popular in the industry, but most don’t realize how many different models are available for penises of every shape and size. The Fleshlight Turbo Thrust is just one of the many, but its unique features make it worthy of this review.
What Is the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust?
They say: “Keep It Simple, Stupid,” so that’s what we plan to do. Simply put, the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust is a handheld masturbation tool that is designed to look like a heavy-duty flashlight. Why does it look like a flashlight you ask? Because it’s easier to explain why a flashlight is left out on the bedside table. Apparently, the makers of Fleshlight have thought of everything. These portable blowjob machines are popular enough to have been sold by the millions, yet few people know anyone who has one. We smell a conspiracy.
Most masturbators that come out of the Fleshlight lineup are remarkably similar in appearance. However, their primary function differs based on the internal texture chamber that runs up the center of them all. Made from a material that is supposed to feel exactly like real human skin, the Fleshlight brand remains one of the most sought-after and respected in the industry. The question that remains is why.
Why is the Fleshlight brand, and namely the Turbo Thrust, such a contender in a sex toy market? After all, there are literally thousands of options to choose from and some of them are less expensive. We will be the first to admit that a toy’s price tag is important, but we will also admit that it’s not the only thing we consider. What makes the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust such a successful masturbator are its primary features – each more than worthy of the elevated cost associated with it. For a brand that is globally known as the number one manufacturer of sex toys, we can certainly understand the effects of supply and demand.
The Basic Features
About a week after we placed the order, our Turbo was delivered to our house in an unmarked box. Heavy from the items inside and sealed like it contained Top Secret information, we opened it up and started molesting it before it got a chance to return the favor. Upon initial inspection, we discovered that the toy was a crystal copper color (we call it orange or amber, but what do we know?). That’s a nice touch in a world full of boring black, regular red, and systematic silver sex toys, but color is not our main concern.
Upon closer inspection, we found that the internal texture of the colorful Turbo Thrust sleeve was super bumpy. Of course, all the removeable sleeves that come from the Fleshlight brand are that way, it’s just that the Turbo Thrust feels quite unique. Using industry standard manufacturing practices and patented materials, this toy stands alone in its own category.
Featuring dual caps on each end that screw off for a quick sleeve swap or cleaning, this toy requires very little assembly to get started (or to finish for that matter). The insertion point on the top features 3 different stimulating sensations: throat, lips, and tongue. And with a total insertable length of 9.75 inches, users can thrust their entire package inside to simulate a deepthroat blowjob. Combine that feeling with that of the patented skin-like texture and it’s about as close as you can get to the real thing.
What You Get for the Money
We mentioned that the Fleshlight brand is somewhat expensive compared to other sex toys on the market, but there’s a good reason for that. Besides the fact that consumers almost always get what they pay for, Fleshlight has developed a new way to get off and it costs less than $100. For the money, you get the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust that is scientifically designed to stimulate specific nodes on the human penis.
Furthermore, all Fleshlight brand sex toys are fully compatible with the maker’s patented Launchpad, Phone Strap, and Shower Mount accessories. The extremely durable SuperSkin material is 100% waterproof as well, meaning you can abuse it to your heart’s content no matter where you are. Although the packaging isn’t super fancy, the items contained inside speak volumes about how high-end these toys really are.
Alongside the Turbo Thrust, you also get a packet of the brand’s water-based lubricant and a simple instruction manual that explains how to warm the sleeve before use (we recommended trying it). While we found no handy dandy carrying cases, storage bags, or even a sample of toy cleaner, we felt like the takeaway was still greater than or equal to the cost. We also noticed that there was no chemically-laden scent wafting from the box or the toy – a perk worth a few extra bucks in our book.
When taking our turn with the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust, we enjoyed how personalized the device made the experience feel. Not only did the internal texture of the sleeve please our penises with precision, but the overall construction of the toy made for a super satisfying finish. We can only compare the sensation to a professional blowjob, minus all the gagging, scraping, and complaining that comes from having a live person do it.
Since the Fleshlight brand also makes smaller masturbators, the full-size toys have gotten a lot of criticism about their heaviness and girth. However, from our experience, that extra bulk helps make the experience more authentic. The distribution of weight is perfectly balanced from end to tip, allowing for strong, deliberate strokes from beginning to end. We find that lightweight masturbators cause penile bending and are potentially dangerous for men who get “enthusiastic” about their climax.
The only thing we didn’t like was the initial stickiness of the unused SuperSkin material, but after only a few uses and washes, that problem resolved itself. Between the ergonomically-designed shape of the plastic casing and the scientifically proven sleeve texture inside, it was hard for us to find much else that didn’t meet our criterium.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
While the Fleshlight brand continually impresses our team, we are still objective professionals. With that calling comes the ability to find flaws where ordinary consumers might not. Since there are few things worse than nursing a frustrated crotch while adding up all the money you lost, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to uncover the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust. Here is what came up with:
We have already touched base on what the Fleshlight looks like – an industrial-sized flashlight like the police use. We have mentioned that it’s a crystal copper color and that it has screw-off openings on the top and bottom of the chamber. What we didn’t mention is how the toy is shaped, which we think is very important to the bottom line.
The top of the Thrust (where users insert their penis) is wider than the rest of the toy which houses the textured sleeve. This device is made to be handheld, which means the remainder of the chamber is small enough for most hand sizes to grip. However, we won’t sit here and say that it’s easy to hold onto for everyone, especially when things get hot and heavy.
- Stop, Look, and Listen – The Turbo is see-through and creates a soft squishing sound when in use – good news for all you voyeurs out there.
- Triple Your Pleasure – The initial insertion points that mimic the human lips, throat, and tongue make getting a fully customized blowjob real possibility.
- Twice as Nice – While playing with the Turbo Thrust right out of the box is awesome, you get a completely different experience when you warm up the sleeve before use. It’s like having two toys in one.
- Safe and Sound – All parts of the Turbo are made from hypoallergenic materials that are 100% latex and phthalate free.
- Cake Walk – Cleaning most Fleshlight toys, especially the Trust, is beyond easy with the screw-off caps at either end and the waterproof SuperSkin material.
- Call in the Switch Hitter – All full-sized Fleshlight sleeves can be interchanged with one another using the same plastic chamber and are sold separately by the brand at an impressively low price.
- Love of a Lifetime – The Fleshlight brand offers full warranties on their products (namely the SuperSkin material), which means you get years of pleasure out of a single purchase.
- Manual Labor – This toy requires endurance to use because of its heaviness, which may complicate matters for men with mobility issues.
- Stick ‘em Up – The tackiness of the SuperSkin material gets better as you go, but it never goes away fully. While it aids in the suction sensation, it is kind of off-putting to those who enjoy a more organic-feeling.
- Hide and Seek – The full-sized Fleshlights are very difficult to hide and store without a bag or carrying case, so you’ll have to get creative to keep your sexy secrets secure.
- Size Matters – The Fleshlight Turbo Thrust measures less than 11 inches in overall size, and has only about 9.75 in insertable length – bad news for horny men with extra-large penises.
We know that nothing on the modern market is perfect, with just about everything having an intrinsic self-destructing nature. However, the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust seems to break the mold on what today’s consumer expects out of a high-end sex toy. As for our take on it, we feel relieved to have discovered a masturbator with so many positive aspects.
We Like to Get the Last Word
As for our overall opinion of the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust, we’d have to say we’re satisfied if not “blown away” (pun intended). Openly being Fleshlight fans is not as glamourous as you think, especially when we are called to pick out things we don’t like about it. The Thrust is a lot like many of the other masturbators offered by Fleshlight, so we knew we would enjoy it before we ever opened the box. However, not everyone out there is as familiar with the Fleshlight brand as we are, so we hope we’ve done the manufacturer justice while still keeping it real with our readers.
If given a rating from 1 to 10, the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust would receive a solid 9 from us. For one: Nothing we review has ever gotten perfect marks (so far). For two: We know that the manufacturer plans on revealing new products in the future, so we’re confident that the minor flaws associated with this toy will be amended. That’s certainly a day to look forward to if you’re big on new and improved orgasms.
The dull box design may never change, and we may never get a storage container or toy cleaner, but the juice will always be worth the squeeze with a brand that is committed to satisfying its customers in a serious way. All Fleshlight products are backed by a quality guarantee; and while that may not be a promise to make users climax, we find that it certainly aids in the overall experience with any toy.