The Fleshlight stamina training unit was created to help men improve their sexual endurance. The internal shape is tighter than the standard Fleshlight model, so it challenges your ability to withstand intense physical pleasure.
In reality, you could arguably use any sex toy for the same purpose. It’s not like this one has anything inherently unique other than a clever marketing name and the fact that it’s quite tight. You need to make the effort to practice the start and stop technique, for example.
Otherwise, the temptation will just be to use it purely for pleasure, and you won’t learn much about ejaculation control. It’s a tool you need to use with purpose, not a giant pink magic wand that will automatically make the problem go away (if only!)
Having said that, there’s no denying that it’s a really pleasurable, well-made and fun sex toy. I used one personally many moons ago when I struggled with premature ejaculation, and found it played a key role in developing better control. So I can recommend using it based on my own positive results.
You can pick one up from the Fleshlight website. But I suggest checking out Lovehoney, as they also have a wide range of cheaper sex toys you could use for the same purpose if the Fleshlight seems a little pricey.
1. Discreet packaging (and what’s in the box)
When I bought my Stamina Training Unit, it was sent in a plain cardboard box. Kind of essential unless you want your postman to know what you’re up to.
The actual Fleshlight box inside the standard postage box looks good – I’ve seen sex toys that literally arrive flopping around inside the cardboard box!
You also get a small quantity of lubricant (it’s worth ordering extra). There’s some renewing powder too, though you can use cornstarch if you need to.
Fleshlight used to include a little instruction manual, which I think was key to the branding as a specialist toy for stamina training.
Strangely, I don’t think the manual is included anymore. I guess it’s because you can easily find the techniques online (here are my instructions for the classic start and stop method, which is how I used the Fleshlight to best effect).
Still, I personally think it’s a shame they stopped including the techniques manual, as it was the only thing that really made it different to other sex toys.
2. Quality design and realistic soft skin
Fleshlight make their sex toys with what they call a ‘super skin material’, and claim it’s the most realistic on the market.
I’m sure the makers of those super-expensive Japanese sex dolls would argue that it’s not the only ‘most realistic’ skin out there. Still, it’s definitely one of the softest and smoothest I’ve seen.
The internal skin feels great to touch and is surprisingly supple. And once you’ve warmed it up and added some lubricant, it’s amazing just how realistic it feels. Okay, it’s not quite a match for the real deal, but it’s on a whole new level compared to a rarely moisturized hand.
3. Contoured design
The Stamina Training Unit has detailed internal contours and ribs, designed to enhance the pleasure and therefore help you get used to the intense feeling of sex.
You really feel all the different contours, which have two stages. The entrance has circular contours, and deeper inside there are small bumps that create a stimulating ribbed feeling when you’re using it.
It’s not easy to use it fast when you start out because the stimulation is so strong. If you can cope with the pleasure for longer than a minute or two the first time around, you’re doing well.
4. Warm inside
The instructions tell you to remove the inner tube and heat it for a few minutes in warm water before you use it.
You can still use it without warming it up if you can’t be bothered to clean your sink, fill it with hot water, and leave it to soak for a few minutes. But in my experience, it’s well worth making the effort to warm it up first. It feels much, much better.
It’s kind of a pain to go through that process, admittedly. But if you have time on your hands and don’t share your bathroom, it makes all the difference to how realistic it feels.
5. Variable suction effect
You can twist the end cap of the plastic exterior case to create different levels of suction. If it’s too much for you, you can loosen or even remove the end cap. And for a tighter feeling, with a stronger suction effect, just close the cap completely.
It’s good fun playing around with the different suction levels, and adds variety to the experience. It’s also a way to measure your progress when practicing different techniques.
6. Easy to clean
All sex toys require a little effort to clean and maintain them. But Fleshlights are easy and quick to clean since you can remove the inside and turn it inside out to wash.
I recommend getting a specific sex toy cleaning spray rather than just using soap. Make sure you clean it properly by running it under a tap and leaving it to air dry.
The instructions also say you can sprinkle some cornstarch onto the skin to keep the softness. I’ve been doing this with mine, and it does help keep it feeling like new.
Again, it can seem like a pain to go through the process of warming it, and then the process of cleaning and maintaining it. And again, it’s worth paying attention to this – it doesn’t take that long, and means you’ll get your money’s worth as it will stay in good condition for a long time.
1. The size
My main criticism is that like many Fleshlights, the Stamina Training Unit is quite large because of the exterior case. I can understand the idea behind calling it fleshlight, and trying to disguise it as a flashlight.
But who in the 21st century uses a giant golden flashlight? Maybe a 1980s James Bond villain’s girlfriend, but not me.
To be fair, they need to be big to accommodate the larger men out there. And other popular brands like Tenga aren’t much smaller.
The positive side to the size is that unlike most realistic vaginas, it’s built into a plastic case with a screw-top lid so you can completely conceal it.
I also discovered a fun bonus to having the solid exterior: try wedging the fleshlight between heavier objects like your mattress and bed frame to create a hands-free experience.
2. The internal size
Despite being tighter than many other Fleshlights, if you don’t have much girth, you still might find it’s not as tight as you’d like it to be. So if you have a smaller penis, I’d recommend trying one of the tighter fleshlights, such as the Flight.
The Fleshlight Stamina Training Unit is a high-quality and undeniably pleasurable realistic vagina. The skin is soft and smooth, with interior contours that stimulate in all the right ways.
I found it was very useful for practicing ejaculation control techniques in private, which is the main point.
When you’re working on techniques like kegels or the start and stop method, it’s helpful to simulate real sex, but without having to worry about another person.
And even by using the Stamina Training Unit regularly, you can stay used to the stimulation of sex. So you’ll hopefully be better prepared when you next have a partner.
My cynical side would say that Fleshlight came up with a genius marketing ploy here. It’s really just a sex toy with a clever name that will hopefully inspire you to use it to work on your stamina in preparation for real sex.
But if you’re doing what you can to improve your control, then why not start with a product that will test you to the max, and encourage you to work on the techniques when you remember why you bought it in the first place. And if nothing else, you’ll have a lot of fun along the way.