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Logo of Fleshlight
Fleshlights in different sleeves
Product typeSex toys
OwnerSteve Shubin
Produced byInteractive Life Forms, LLC
CountryUnited States
Introduced1998; 26 years ago (1998)
Related brandsFleshlight Girls, Fleshjack, Fleshjack Boys
Registered as a trademark inU.S. patent 5,782,818 and U.S. patent 5,807,360

The Fleshlight is a brand of artificial vagina, oral, or anal sex toy.[1] It is a masturbatory aid, which is used by inserting the penis into its opening.

Product history[edit]

Side profile with cap open

The Fleshlight was designed by Steve Shubin, who was granted a patent in July 1998 for his invention,[2] as a "device for discreet sperm collection"[3] and it is marketed by Interactive Life Forms, LLC.[4] It is named for the flesh-like material used in its inner sleeve, as well as the plastic case that houses the sleeve, which is fashioned to look like an oversized flashlight. The inner sleeve is available with a vulva, anus or mouth orifice, in colors representing a variety of skin tones as well as see-through, and 48 different internal textures.[5]

Alongside their classic collection, Fleshlight also introduced the 'Freak' and 'Alien' collections, which modelled Fleshlight's on fantasy or sci-fi style designs that shied away from the conventional pornographic models traditionally used.[6]

In 2019 the Quickshot Launch was released. [7]

Similar products[edit]

The Fleshlight Girls brand consists of masturbation sleeves molded from the bodies of pornographic actresses. A device called the Fleshjack is a spinoff marketed to gay men.[8] The Fleshjack Boys brand consists of masturbation sleeves and dildos molded from the bodies of gay pornographic actors.

In 2017, Fleshlight collaborated with Dutch sex-tech manufacturer KIIROO to develop Fleshlight Launch, an interactive device that was able to move a Fleshlight sleeve, whilst also syncing with adult entertainment or corresponding female toys.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Fleshlight.com". Fleshlight. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Regina Lynn (February 15, 2008). "Unexpected Sources Drive Progress of Sex Tech". Wired. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  3. ^ U.S. patent 5,782,818 and U.S. patent 5,807,360
  4. ^ Rachel Kramer Bussel (September 21, 2006). "Boys' Toys". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on June 15, 2008. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "Product Builder". Fleshlight. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Tracy, Liz (2011-10-04). "Fleshlight Freaks' Zombie Dicks and Vampire Vaginas: Sex Toys for Halloween (PHOTOS)". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  7. ^ Lindner, Emmett (2019-03-29). "Fleshlight Just Unveiled the Most Elaborate Male Sex Toy We've Ever Seen". Men's Health. Retrieved 2022-03-23.
  8. ^ "Fleshjack Wins Cybersocket Award". AVN. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Balsam, Joel. "Behold, The Rolls Royce Of Male Sex Toys Has Just Been Released". AskMen. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  10. ^ "How the Fleshlight Predicted the Future". www.vice.com. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 2020-10-29.

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