When Bondara got in touch to ask if we would like to review the Lisa Ann Forbidden Fleshlight, I suspected that Mr Gritty would find it rather average. It’s not that we have any doubts about the quality of Fleshlight products (although we would prefer a non-porous material), it’s just that he is yet to try a Fleshlight sleeve that truly blows his mind. Perhaps he has become as fussy as me over the past few years.
The first Fleshlight he tried was the Tera Patrick Lotus Sleeve and although he definitely enjoyed it, it didn’t blow his socks off. It wasn’t until he tried a number of other branded masturbation sleeves (namely, the Tenga Flip Holes and the Bad Dragon Anthro Dragoness), that he realised the Fleshlight was not being played with nearly as often. When I asked him why, he said that, in comparison with his other male masturbation sleeves, the Fleshlight felt a little underwhelming.
A little while later, I treated him to the Fleshlight Stamina Training Unit (review coming soon), based solely on the fact that this sleeve seemed to be the most highly textured. The STU definitely impressed him more than the Lotus sleeve did, but still, it didn’t compare to his favourite sleeves in terms of sheer sensation.
When I saw the image showing the texture within the Lisa Ann Forbidden sleeve, I noticed that the canal walls were mostly free of texture. This is the reason why I suspected an experience similar to the Lotus sleeve. However, the Forbidden sleeve is designed to “simulate the unique and naughty pleasure of anal sex” (quoted from the Fleshlight website). It has an anal opening and a wavy canal, which I assume is designed to replicate the bumps and waves of the rectum. I was hoping this anal design would also mean a tighter canal. If it did, this might make a difference to his experience.
His Experiences with the Lisa Ann Forbidden Fleshlight:
Unfortunately, the Lisa Ann Forbidden Fleshlight did feel very similar to the Tera Patrick Lotus Sleeve; so much so, he had trouble telling them apart with his eyes covered. The Forbidden canal did not feel any tighter, or any more stimulating in general. Yes, it definitely feels nice and it can make him climax, but it was better suited to a drawn out, teasing session. In comparison with the Flip Holes, the Forbidden sleeve lacks a little intensity.
The reason that the Forbidden sleeve feels so similar to the Lotus sleeve is that the material is just so soft. Unless the texture is prominent (such as the bumpy texture found inside the Fleshlight STU), it can often feel too subtle, sometimes even unnoticeable. He described his experience with the Forbidden sleeve as “Sliding into a smooth canal, with the odd bump here and there, which stimulates the head of the penis if you angle the sleeve in a certain way”. The finer texture, such as the ridges that sit within the first few inches of the Forbidden sleeve, were not noticeable to him.
In his experience, the Fleshlight sleeves generally feel looser than other brands. We believe this is due to the softness of the material and size of the Fleshlight in general. He commented that the Forbidden canal actually felt looser than vaginal sex and obviously nowhere near as tight as a real anal penetration. My partner has an average sized penis (in both length and girth) and this may make his experience different to those with a larger one.
In general, we feel that the Fleshlight sleeves are best suited to those with a larger penis. If you take a look at the texture within the Lotus/Forbidden sleeves, you can see that the first few inches of the canal are relatively free of texture. Most of the prominent texture starts deeper in. You should also bear in mind that the Fleshlight entrance is often very chunky/cushioned. In other words, smaller penises often don’t even reach the more prominent textures inside the canal. For average sized penises (like my partner), usually only the top half of the penis reaches this stimulation.
Of course, Fleshlight do make many sleeves with prominent texture that starts much closer to the entrance. I do think these sleeves would be better for texture lovers and those with smaller penises.
All that being said, the Lisa Ann Forbidden sleeve is not a bad sex toy. The build quality is great (All of our Fleshlight masturbators have lasted the distance, remaining undamaged after many uses) and they do obviously feel good. It’s just that different things feel better to different people. My partner prefers intense texture; rumbles and bumps that stimulate intensly. He even enjoys deep and rumbly vibrations, such as the ones found in the Hot Octopuss Pulse guybrator. If you prefer a softer sensation, less tightness and more subtle texture, the Fleshlight Forbidden sleeve will most likely have you grinning with satisfaction. If you have a larger than average sized penis, I would also recommend the Fleshlight over the Tenga products, as the latter can be difficult to fit into if you are large.
We actually only have one genuine complaint with the Fleshlight products; the material used to make the sleeves is porous. This material is advertised as being phthalate free, which is great news, but unfortunately it is very difficult to clean thoroughly. Drying the canal is even harder, as it is difficult to air out the inside of the canal. Unfortunately, this often results in the sleeve developing an off-putting, fusty smell. This has happened with all our Fleshlight sleeves and that scent will linger on your junk after every session. Not nice at all.
Other, more minor issues include arm ache during use (The Fleshlight masturbators are among the heavier hand-held devices available) and being unable to manipulate the sleeve from the outside (the firm case stops this). Of course, you can remove the hard case and use the sleeve by itself, but you are more likely to damage the delicate material using it this way. If you do fancy experimenting with your Fleshlight sleeves, I recommend letting them soak in warm water for 5 minutes before play; this makes them feel warm and so much more inviting when you initially slide inside.
The Lisa Ann Fleshlight was not one of my partner’s favourite masturbation sleeves, but this comes down to personal preference. He is a texture lover and the Forbidden sleeve was just a little too tame to knock his favourites from top spot. Personal preference aside, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Lisa Ann Fleshlight and other male masturbators from the Fleshlight collection. Yes, we would definitely feel happier if the sleeves could be cleaned and dried better (and therefore didn’t become stinky), but overall, Fleshlight products are well made and feel great.
So, if you prefer a masturbation sleeve that won’t grip your penis too tight, or over-stimulate you with intense texture, then the Lisa Ann Forbidden sleeve could be the one for you. If, on the other hand, you want a sleeve full of intense texture, or one that feels tighter, you would probably enjoy the Fleshlight Stamina Unit (STU) or the Fleshliight Sex in a Can range more.
The Lisa Ann Forbidden Sleeve was kindly sent to me free of charge from Bondara for an honest review. This does not affect, or sway my opinions of the product and I will always portray my own experiences, good or bad. Affiliate links are used within this post.