The Fleshlight Ice Vibro Glow is a limited edition (only 1000 made) Fleshlight that combines multiple Fleshlight products into one (The Stamina Training series + the Vibro series+ the Ice series) and throws in an LED light show for good measure. Intrigued? Read ahead for more. Note: Even if it is sold out when you read this everything except the lights are components of existing Fleshlights and somethings are true of all standard Fleshlights, so individual sections of this review can still be useful if your are interested in getting a Fleshlight of any short.
First, a quick overview: all Fleshlights consist of two major parts a 3-part case that vaguely resembles a flashlight and a masturbation sleeve that goes inside of it. The sleeves are available in wide variety of textures and opening and there are specialty lines available such as the Fleshlight Girls line (the opening is modeled after your favorite porn stars lady bits) and the Fleshlight Vibro that comes with three bullet vibes in order to make the sleeve vibrate.
The Fleshlight Ice Vibro Glow (hence just Fleshlight Glow) specifically, is available in 2 orifice styles (Lady and Butt); but only in one texture, stamina training unit (hence STU), and only one sleeve and case color, the transparent “ice” color, and is part of the Fleshlight Vibro line. What makes the Glow, “Glow” is that the three included bullet vibes all have an LED light (available in 4 colors pink, blue, purple, and red and you can select a different color for each vibe), this combined with the ice color creates a glowing effect.
Each Fleshlight Case stands 10 inches tall and is a little less than 4 inches wide at its large end and approximately 2 ½ inches at the smaller end. Although Fleshlight cases come in multiple colors the, glow only comes in the transparent ice color for the obvious reason of allowing the LEDs on the bullets to provide the advertised “Glow” effect. It also allows you to see yourself trusting in and out of the Fleshlight.
As I said, the case comes in three parts: The main body; a large cap that goes over the entrance end of the toy and a small cap on the end of the toy. The main body of the case has the Fleshlight logo and five raised ridges that make the toy easy to grip. The small cap allows you to adjust the suction on the return stroke, the tighter the cap the greater suction, the looser the cap the less the suction. (I like to use this with a weak amount of suction.) The one problem I have with the small cap is that there is no texture or ridges on it. The addition of ridges would make it easier to grasp if your hands are slick with lube. Fleshlight cases are standard so you can put other selves in to this one if you wish. Lastly, since this is only available in clear any illusion of discreetness the Fleshlight might have had goes out the window.
Firstly, for the same obvious reasons as the case,the Glow Fleshlight is only available in the transparent ice color. Moving right along, the Fleshlight Glow comes in two orifice styles Lady and Butt.(1). Both models do a good job of replicating the look of their respective orifices so you can easily pretend you are doing the real thing. Although aesthetics/which orifices you prefer to fuck is going to be the major factor in deciding which you want there are a few other differences to consider. No matter what orifice you’re dealing with there is a bit of a gap between the openings of the canal to were the texture starts. The Butt however is the thinner of the two, since there are no faux vulva to start with; you go straight in to the canal this means you hit the texture sooner with the Butt model then with the Lady, although the difference isn’t extreme only about ¼ of an inch. Smaller than average males, might want to keep this in mind; although you don’t have to worry about not hitting the texture at all unless you are less than 2 inches or so. The Lady model does have some advantages. Firstly, the Lady’s design makes for easier insertion, useful if you enjoy fully withdrawing and reentering the Fleshlight. Secondly if you like to get really vigorous with your masturbators the Lady bulges outward to form the toys vulva as opposed to the butt which curves in (like an anus placed between the butt checks) meaning that there is a bit more “padding” when you slam into the Lady orifice. Regardless of which orifice you chose the STU has a(2) has an internal canal diameter of ½ inches (to put that in perspective that tighter than the original ¾” but not as tight as the ultra tight ¼”).
Once you hit it the STU texture consists of a series of small bumps, similar to their speed bump texture only the bumps are larger and softer (this cool post on the Fleshlight forums illustrates the difference well). Since this is part of the Fleshlight Vibro series, it is design to take three bullet vibes in order to make it vibrate. Which is what I’ll go over next.
Bullet Vibes: Putting the vibration in the Vibro, and the glow in Glow
The sleeve of this and the others members of the flashlight Vibro line, have three pockets on the side of the toy on the orifice end that each accept any standard diameter bullet vibe. This means you can use normal bullet vibes instead of just the light-up ones if you’re not in the mood for a light show but still want to use the Vibro function (also since the light-up bullets are more expensive to replace, no reason to wear them down if you’re not in the mood for the light show).
The included bullets themselves are your standard one speed, one button bullet vibes with the addition of an LED at the end that lights up one you turn the vibe on. When you order you have your pick of four colors pink, purple blue and red, you can chooses three bullet of the same color or mix and match. I chose a combination of red, purple and blue. The bullet used are the Screaming O Glow Bullet Vibes(3), you can pick these up if you want to try a different color or if the included ones die. I wrote a standalone review of these bullet vibes here. The Glow also comes with a replacement pack of ten batteries (and considering that the Glow use three bullets with 3 batteries a piece I recommend finding a good retailer of watch batteries cause this thing is going to eat them up).
As you can tell this is a unique Fleshlight; however even without the LED light this is still unique in several ways, as of now this limited edition is the only way you can get:
- A Vibro in Ice (Normally only available in Pink)
- A STU in Ice (Normally the STU is only available in Pink)
- A Vibro with the STU texture (Normally the Vibro is only available in Original, Cyclone and Touch)
- A STU with the Butt orifice (Normally the STU is only available in with the Mouth, Jack Ass and Lady orifices)
Materials: Cleaning and Safety Concerns.
The material used for the Fleshlight is their patented Superskin material. The exact composition of this is a patented Fleshlight secret. It is however free of both phthalates and latex. The material is porous so it should not be shared and you may also want to use a condom just to improve ease of clean up. Superskin is waterproof so you could use the Fleshlight in the shower if you wish.
Cleaning the Fleshlight is a bit of hassle, the Fleshlight should be cleaned using only hot water for basic cleaning or a bit of isopropyl alcohol for a more thorough cleaning, as soap could damage the toy (keep this in mind if you’re using it in the shower, too). The case and bullet are made out of plastic, which you can also clean water or isopropyl alcohol. After thoroughly rinsing the toy out, shake off any excess, towel it down and let the toy air dry. Wait until the toy has completed dried before putting the toy back in its case and storing it. In addition over time the Fleshlight can become tacky so you should powder it with cornstarch to retain its silky texture. This isn’t strictly necessary but is highly recommend especially with the Ice color this comes in as the lack of pigment makes it tackier then the colored Fleshlights. Do not use something other then pure cornstarch to powder this as it will likely cloud the material running the clear effect. Lastly, only use water based lubes with this as oil or silicone lubes will cause the Superskin material to degrade. These cleaning and care procedures are the toy’s biggest downside as it a bit annoying to have to do after your orgasm-ed out. It can also become an issue if privacy and discreetness is a concern as you have to find a place to let your disembowel vagina/rectum air dry.
Pleasure and Use
To start with, the Superskin material is fantastic, soft, silky, pliable and the closest thing to the real deal I’ve tried. I often start by “fingering” the masturbator to apply lube to it and the lovely texture makes it much easier to fantasize I’m fingering a real person and not a toy. This brings me to the next point, lube, you’re going to need a lot of it for this to feel good, too little and the friction will be uncomfortable instead of pleasurable, if your stingy with your lube this may be a con for you. Although not necessary Fleshlight recommends warming up the Fleshlight in some warm water before use, this will help with pleasure and realism. I personally use a warming lube instead.
Let us get to the heart of the matter: How does the STU texture feel? What do the vibrations add to the experience? Let start with the STU texture by itself, no vibrations. The STU is designed to become more intense as you get closer to orgasm, (as opposed to the speed bump, which is a more constant sensation) in that regard it worked well. The sensations started out mild, but as I got closer, it started feeling more and more intense ending in some very intense orgasms. I’m circumcised so I wouldn’t know, but Fleshlight says that uncircumcised men often prefer the STU texture as is not as pronounced so there is less for the foreskin to catch-on; make it easier going in and out.
Moving along to the vibrations. The vibrations aren’t that intense; they are good ,but not spectacular. However they do add to the sensation and also add to the stamina training aspect. Where the vibrations do work well is that it provides constant stimulation even if you are not thrusting which is good for stamina training. Keep in mind: putting all of the bullets, turning them on and putting them into the case adds to the set-up time making the Vibro function too much of a bother for just a quick jack off. The additional tackiness of the Ice color also plays a factor here; the bullet pockets will tend to stick to themselves and the surrounding area. Also since you have three bullet firing off at once noise will also be a factor with this. You can hear them buzzing away under a sheet but not through a closed door.
Shoes, Mattresses and Sex Furniture, O My!
Besides the obvious method of moving it up in down by hand there are also “hands free” methods of using this or any other Fleshlight including: putting it in a shoe and going at it missionary style, putting it in-between couch cushions or the mattress and the box spring of your bed and screwing it doggy style, etc. There is even a line of sex furniture deigned specifically for use with the Fleshlight. Many of these hands free positions are also good for stamina training, as they better simulate man-on-top positions.
Stamina and Male Multiple Orgasm Training
The STU texture is marketed as a stamina training device so I had to comment on it.(4) In that regard this work well, as advertised it feels more intense as you approach climax which does a good job of teaching control. However, where it comes really in to play is when I’m using my Kegels to control ejaculation.(5). Whenever I’m doing this I have to slow down stimulation in order to pull the trick off, this is most true with the Fleshlight STU where even the slightest move can cause me to lose control. Of the 4 Fleshlights(6) I own controlling ejaculation with this one is the hardest. The Vibro function can also add to the challenge becuse even if I stop thrusting completely I still have to deal with the vibrations. The hands free positions that are possible with the Fleshlight are, as I said above, helpful as well as you have to thrust like you would during intercourse. And heck the Ice color might even help with the stamina training if you’re a visual learner as you can see your yourself thrusting in and out.
Finally yet importantly, how does the Glow look when glowing? Pretty cool, for those that want more whimsical, less realistic designs this is your dream come true. The LEDs illuminate the Glow very well when in the dark. Well enough that if you don’t mind losing 2/3 of the vibrations a single bullet can light it up pretty well, obviously using all three will make the lighting effect more intense of course. Since I ordered three bullets of different colors, I took pics of the Glow with just one bullet in as well as with all three, which you can see below. I really like that I can change the color of this by changing the bullets and I’m tickled by the fact that it allows the Fleshlight to be used as a (really weak) flashlight. Although I’m disappointed that Screaming O only makes bullets in red, blue, pink, and purple; as green and orange would be really cool to use here.
The Glow for all the uniqueness it offers is a good value at $94.95, to compare a standard pink Vibro Fleshlight will cost you $89.95. For only 5 bucks more, the Glow is a great value. It is also a great value considering it would cost over a hundred dollars if you tried to get creative and build one yourself by individually purchasing a Fleshlight Ice, the 3 Glow bullets and the replacement batteries. Hint: Fleshlight offers free shipping for domestic US orders over $100. Given this, the best course of action for many would be to throw in a “filler” to get free shipping. Some filer options available from Fleshlight’s site: a standard vibrating bullet or a 10 pack of replacement batteries both $6.95; some lube; some cheap cock rings; condoms and so on.
The Glow will come in a plain cardboard box, inside you will find: the case, an information and care pamphlet, the three Glow bullets individual packaged and the sleeve which will be inside a clear plastic packaging(7). The sleeve comes pre-powdered so you have to clean it off it before use and the sleeve will also have a long tube in the center that you also have to remove prior to use.
Overall this is an awesome and very unique Fleshlight, Fleshlight says they are only making 1000 and I have one of them so hurry up and get one if you’re interested. Hopefully, Fleshlight will decide to make this a regular because it is a really cool sex toy. If my dick could talk I’m pretty sure he would say: “I don’t know what this weird multi-colored, vibrating place you keep putting me into is but I like it, I like it a lot!”
- These styles are standard so although I got this one in “Butt”, I also own a Lady model and thus I can still say something about how the two would compare [↩]
- according to the Fleshlight Buyer Guide [↩]
- a quick Google search did not yield any other LED bullets like this one if you know of any please leave a comment [↩]
- Ultimately any masturbator can work as a training deceive its all a matter of how you use them. Take your time and practice and you’ll get better, however some can be more effective than others depending on your personal preferences. [↩]
- Train them and you can learn to squeeze them hard enough to prevent ejaculation thus preventing a refractory period, thus male multiple orgasms [↩]
- this one, a Wonder Wave, a Vortex and an Ultra Tight [↩]
- It should also come with a 10 pack of replacement batteries but due a shipping error those came separately [↩]