Last year was an amazing year for gay sex toys for men...
A lot of new products hit the scene with some pretty novel innovations and we here at Adam's Toy Box want to make sure you start the year off right by putting together this guide to the crème de la crème.
We're going to break down, by category, our top picks for male sex toys based on a number of factors including innovation of design, personal experience, customer feedback, and value for your dollar.
So, without further ado, here are the hottest sex toys and accessories you should keep your eye on for 2018!
Prostate Stimulators - for an intense prostate orgasm!
This is one of those categories where it was hard to pin down a top pick. Prostate massagers have quickly become a staple item as awareness of the benefits of prostate massage have become more mainstreamed and this growing awareness of the pleasure and health benefits have led to an explosive boom in new and innovative designs.
When we got right down to brass tacks, we decided that the VeDo Cowboy Rechargeable Prostate Vibe was the clear winner based on the fact that it offers many of the features you'd only find in some of the more expensive premium designs at a mid-range price.
Though it doesn't quite match the power and elegance of design of some of the models from Lelo, it does offer a satisfying powerful vibration feature, remote control function, USB rechargeability, and the design of the body is perfectly designed to stimulate both the prostate and perineum. All in all, you won't find a better value for your dollar in this category.
Anal Dildos - for when you want to hit the spot!
Unlike the previous category, this pick was a no-brainer. We chose the Malesation Olly Dildo 7 Inch model based largely on innovation of design and functionality. First and foremost, it features a perfectly curved body and ergonomically calibrated head that never fails to find the sweet spot.
Added to this, the wavy design of the shaft is absolutely delightful for massaging your hole as it moves in and out. Top it all off with one of the most powerful suction cups we've seen in awhile, its supple silicone body, and satisfying girth and it's easy to see why this was the clear winner in this category.
Beginner Butt Plugs - to help you loosen up
When it comes to butt plugs, a lot of companies seem to save their premium designs for the larger, less beginner-friendly sizes. This is where the B-Vibe Remote Novice Butt Plug breaks the mold and why it's earned the top spot in this category.
We like this plug because has a very non-threatening 1-inch diameter at it's widest point and a tapered head for easy, pain-free insertion and it's powerful vibration function helps to loosen you up and offers an extremely pleasurable experience once it's in.
It also comes loaded with a whole raft of premium features that stand up to even the most expensive designs on the market. The vibrating motor is surprisingly powerful and offers 6 levels of intensity, 15 pulse patterns, remote control function, and USB rechargeability.
When you compare these qualities with some of the higher-priced models out there, it becomes clear that this design offers all the bells and whistles of a toy that could easily cost $50 dollars or more than it's price tag. Another clear winner on all fronts.
Advanced Butt Plugs - for the anal master
This is another one of those categories that was hard to pin down and basically came down to novelty and function of design. There is no shortage of advanced level butt plugs out there but the Anal Fantasy Collection Mega Insta Gaper definitely stands out from the crowd as something unique.
One of the most desirable traits an advanced butt plug is the feeling of fullness they provide when placed. When viewed through that lens, this plug is definitely the king of the hill. It features two "wings" that flare out from the base that can be squeezed together for insertion that then open up to fill you out once inside.
Though there are a few other designs that offer similar features, none of them quite hits all the high notes of this model in regards to comfort, durability, and ease of use and all for a mid-range price. The vacuum release tab on the suction cup is also a nice touch!
Beginner Cock Rings - to stay hard longer
In general, cock rings are an excellent choice for guys just starting to dip their toes into the world of sex toys and adjustable cock rings are probably the most accessible way to do it. Considering the needs of a first time user, we chose the Malesation Cock Grip Double.
This cock ring offers two points of adjustment for both the cock and the balls and cuts out the confusion and hassle of having to figure out how to size a cock ring, which is often a sticking point for beginners. It's also a great choice for beginners thanks to its intuitive design which leaves little room for guesswork. In short, it's comfortable, adjustable, easy to use, and accessible for newbies, making it the perfect way for beginners to get their feet wet.
Advanced Cock Rings - for maximum hardness and improved stamina
There are all sorts of cock rings out there for the experienced user to experiment with but, in our minds, there is one that stands out from the rest based on its functionality, durability, and wallet-friendly price and that's the Tantus 1.5" Supersoft C Ring.
We like this ring because it sports a wider design that offers a higher level of stability, doesn't catch on hair as easily, and stands up to the test of time. Its perfect blend of comfort, functionality, and low price make this a clear winner in the cock ring category for this year.
Budget Masturbators - for when real ass is unavailable!
In the category of budget male masturbators, there was no question in our minds as to which toy would take the prize. Based on all of the criteria we set forth, innovation, price, and functionality, the Falcon Ninja Rechargeable Heating Masturbator stood head and shoulders above the other candidates in this category.
When compared to other strokers in its price-range, there is no question as to why this toy blew the others completely out of the water and right out into orbit it offers features that are worthy of one three times its price.
Aside from its stunning aesthetic, it sports both a vibrating and heating function. The sleeve feels incredibly life-like and the heating function only drives the realism home that much more. You really can't find a better value for your dollar than this toy.
Premium Masturbator - for realistic stimulation and maximum pleasure
The winner in this category is yet another case of simply having to state the obvious; We told you it was an extremely good year for innovation in sex toys!
The Pipedream Extreme Elite Vibrating Roto-Sucker is easily one of the most innovative male sex toys to come along in quite awhile. It offers a swiveling head with a built-in suction device and on-the-fly push-button control vibration that teams up with an ergonomically designed interior that is designed to stimulate the most sensitive part of your penis, the frenulum.
Due to its relatively low price, we had considered this toy for the top spot in the budget strokers category but decided that the price was just a smidge out of the "budget" range. When you consider the level of innovation and sheer quality of the features offered, this toy is the clearest choice for top premium stroker of the year, by far.
Accessories - for an enhanced gay experience
In addition to our breakdown of the best sex toys of the year, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight a few of the accessories that caught our eye because many of these toys simply wouldn't function at all without a little help from their friends. After all, nobody wants to bang a dry stroker or pop a plug into a dry hole. Touch!
Here is a quick rundown of some the best accessories of the essential categories...
Toy Cleaner - cleanliness is godliness!
Keeping your toys clean is an important aspect of maintaining them and keeping them in functional shape over time. It's also important for your health due to the bio-active nature of their use. That's where toy cleaner comes in!
Our pick for the top toy cleaner is Zero Tolerance Foaming Masturbator & Toy Misting Sanitizer. We like this particular toy cleaner because it has foaming action but is applied by a mister. This means it cuts down on waste and saves you money in the long run in addition to its already low price.
Anal Douche - to avoid unexpected surprises
Confidence is a huge part of having great sex. For bottoms, nothing kills your confidence more than worrying about the cleanliness of your downstairs mix-up. That's why it's important to have a good anal hygiene regimen.
Our top pick for best anal douche was an extremely easy choice because the Perfect Fit Ergoflo Director Enema is an extremely comfortable to use anal douche that also offers a unique air valve that prevents nasty backflow and requires less refilling. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable and sanitary anal douche. If you do, let us know! We are yet to find one.
Lube - for smooth entry while being smashed!
Lube is easily the most essential accessory for gay men. We don't know about you but we can't imagine living without it. Since it is such an important item in our arsenal, it's important that you have the best lube for the best price. Based on those criteria, we've landed on Boy Butter Easy Pump - H2O as our top pick for lube.
This is a water-based version of the extremely popular Boy Butter Original formula and we have chosen the water-based version based on the fact that it is compatible with a wider array of materials and is condom-safe. It offers all of the slick, slippery goodness of the original formula with the versatility of a non-oil-based lube. You won't believe it's not Boy Butter!
Lube Shooter - for maximum glide and comfort
A good lube shooter is an efficient and inexpensive way of getting that lube where it's needed most. They cut out the hassle of getting slicked up so you can just get right down to the business of gettin' down.
Our top pick in the lube category is the Clean Stream One Shot Launcher because it holds an extra large dose of lube so you only need to apply it once and features an easy to use one-handed application design. It also sports a cap for the tip which allows it to be pre-loaded without any spillage. Simple, efficient, and effective; You can't go wrong with this model.
Anal Starter Kit - to get your feet wet with anal play
Those of us who have been in the anal game for a while now can probably remember the discomfort of starting off on our anal adventures. For many of us, there wasn't really any option but to just figure it out for ourselves and tough it out until we got to where we needed to be.
Luckily, times have changed and this generation of anal newbies have a few more options to help them along the way. That's where anal starter kits come in. These are groups of items chosen to help anal newbies get adjusted to penetration and help them get their holes in shape for the main event so they can simply enjoy their time with their new partners instead of having to tough it out for a bit.
Since we noticed that most anal training kits are basically a set of butt plugs that gradually increase in size, it was hard to honestly pick a top choice for this category. We know that this is not nearly everything you need to get a good start of it. So, we have put together a specialized Anal Starter Kit that has everything you need to get you ready for the big leagues.
We supplemented the best-selling Colt Anal Trainer Kit, which was going to be our top pick for this category, by adding a Colt anal douche, a lube shooter, and a bottle of premium Pjur Water-Based Lube to round the package out.
~ Final Thoughts ~
We know that the world of sex toys is a huge and confusing place at times, especially for the uninitiated. We just hope that this guide to the hottest toys out there at the moment has demystified things for you a bit. Here's hoping your year is full of new experiences and plenty of sexy-time fun!