Comparisons between Fleshlight’s two compact models—the new Fleshlight Go, and the new-ish Fleshlight Flight—are inevitable. To the vast majority of guys who don’t need any more than 5 or 6-inches of tactile sensational thrills, both the Flight and the Go offer more discreet designs, easier/more discreet storage, and better ergonomics for partner play. So, if you’re having trouble deciding between a Fleshlight Flight and a Fleshlight Go, which is best? It depends on your priorities. Here’s how we see it.
For partner play: Fleshlight Go Ice
As we mentioned in our original full-size Fleshlight vs. Fleshlight Go comparison, the clear see-through Fleshlight Go Ice is probably the very best Fleshlight for partner play. Whether you’re looking for a gift that you can use on your boyfriend, husband, or special guy friend, or if you’re buying for yourself, here’s why the Fleshlight Go Ice takes the prize in a two-person scenario:
A view of the action: Being able to see what’s happening inside makes the experience more intimate and shared. Plus, instead of just blindly providing motion, your partner is able to actually “work” the internal textures and respond to what causes the best reactions from you. And then there’s getting to see the “fireworks” at the end, which is completely obscured and left out of any experience with a regular non-see-through Fleshlight.
A friendlier size and a more ergonomic shape: Although both the Flight and the Go are less awkward and cumbersome for a partner to operate with one hand than a full-size Fleshlight, the “handle” of the flashlight-shaped Fleshlight Go has a wider range of positions that are comfortable to grip than the tapered Flight. The easier it is to handle, the more lively and uninhibited the moves will be.
And also, it makes your penis look bigger: I’m not sure if this is an intended effect or a happy accident, but somehow the see-through sleeve and the clear case magnify your penis once it’s inside. It’s not the number one reason to get the Fleshlight Go Ice, but it’s a novelty that can be fun for you and your partner as well. (The full-size Ice doesn’t seem to magnify quite the same way, BTW.)
For discreet design: Fleshlight Flight
If your main priority is to keep your Fleshlight a secret, the Fleshlight Flight Pilot is your model. Both the Go and the Flight are definitely more discreet, easier to hide, and travel-friendly than a full-size Fleshlight, but the Fleshlight Go is still the classic and well-recognized Fleshlight shape—only smaller. The Fleshlight has become so popular and well-known, that you’d be safe assuming that any adult under the age of 40 is probably going to know exactly what it is when they see it. (Others may actually confuse it with an actual flashlight, which could be extremely embarrassing when the lights go out.)
The Fleshlight Flight (especially the Pilot model in the black case), on the other hand, is an intentionally radical design departure from the original Fleshlight. Not only does it look unlike any other Fleshlight, you’d be hard-pressed to recognize it as a sex toy at all unless you had at least shopped the Fleshlight site and entertained the idea of buying one yourself at some point. It’s actually a very sophisticated, modern, and subtly masculine product design. It’s more likely to be mistaken as an air purifier or grooming kit than a flashlight, but you’d still be well-advised to keep it stored in your underwear drawer unless you’re cool with having it become a conversation piece.
See also: The Fleshlight Quickshot is the most compact and easy to hide Fleshlight ever. Read the story.
For easy cleaning and fast drying: Fleshlight Flight
(Note, my experience is only with the Flight Pilot (black case) texture so far.) This could also fit under the category of “discreet design”, because the faster you can get a Fleshlight cleaned up, dried out, and stored away, the more discreet it is. But, the Flight is as easy to clean as it is fast to dry. A look through the middle (in the photo above) of both the Fleshlight Go and the Fleshlight Flight shows exactly why the Fleshlight Flight is the top choice if easy cleaning and fast drying are your priority. The wider entry of the Flight and the comparatively simple texture means that water, biological material, and air can all move quickly, easily, and unimpeded all the way through. Also, the textures inside the Fleshlight Go models are more intricate, which means that extra care has to be taken to make sure that no biological matter and lubrication are left trapped behind any of the shapes inside, and the entries are more constricted, which severely limits airflow and slows drying time. Although there is one little section of the Fleshlight Flight Pilot texture that is tricky to clean, the translucent nature of the Flight’s sleeve material allows enough light through to makes visual inspections a lot easier than all but the clear, see-through Ice model.
How much easier and faster?
Here are the drying times I’ve experienced while working on these articles. I’ve compared non-assisted airflow and the use of a small USB-powered fan:
|Flight Pilot||<1 hour||15 minutes|
|Go Surge||5 hours||1 hour|
|Go Ice Torque||>2 days||8 hours|
In stark contrast, the Go Ice Torque takes a ridiculously long time to completely dry, even with a fan. (I’m not sure why. The full-size Ice took longer also…maybe it’s the material.) However, one of the best reasons to get the Ice is for partner play, and presumably, if you have a partner who is using it with you, you’re comfortable enough with that person seeing the sleeve sitting out to dry randomly. But if you have a roommate situation or some other living situation where the cleanup and drying time of a Fleshlight have made you hesitant to pull the trigger, the Flight Pilot is your Fleshlight.
And then there’s this: The Fleshlight Flight has become my standard, personal, use-when-I-want-to-use-a-Fleshlight (meaning, because I want to, not because I need to primarily for the sake of writing an article about it) Fleshlight specifically because it is such a breeze to clean and so fast to dry. I do have a lot of company stopping by sometimes—grandparents, parents, nephews, friends-of-friends and people with their kids—all people who, I believe we can all agree, should never see your sex toy. So, if I’m going to enjoy the benefits of a Fleshlight more often than resorting to my own hand, it needs to be a Fleshlight that can be put away quickly.
Update: If you need THE absolute easiest to clean and fastest drying Fleshlight, be sure to also check out the small, open-ended Fleshlight Quickshot. Read our Quickshot comparison review or find the Quickshot on Fleshlight.com.
For the most exciting sensation: Fleshlight Go Surge
If a new and exciting sensation is what you’re looking for—a third dimension between your hum-drum hand and full-tilt-boogie sex—and none of the other factors in this article are more important, the Fleshlight Go Surge is (in my opinion) the way to go. Of the various Fleshlight, Tenga, and other feel-good products of this nature that I’ve test-driven, the feeling of the Go Surge has really burned into my mind as being a particularly unique, luxurious, exciting and immersive sensation. Right now, if using a Fleshlight was a once-a-month kind of treat, drying time wasn’t a big factor, and I could only keep one Fleshlight, the Fleshlight Go Surge is the one that you’d have to pry out of my cold, dead hands.
Of course, this is where writing about sex toys gets tricky. There is no situation where “different strokes for different folks” rings more true than when you’re talking about what a sex toy feels like. We can all pretty much imagine correctly, even before experiencing it, that a Fleshlight is far better than your own hand in terms of a luxurious sexual sensation, and that actual body-to-body sex is one of the most wonderful sensations a human can feel, but in between all those givens, things get a bit subjective. Although the Surge is probably my favorite Fleshlight sensation so far, the Fleshlight Flight Pilot doesn’t leave me wishing for more by any means. In fact, other than the original smooth, non-textured Fleshlight, I haven’t felt anything but good—just different degrees and flavors of good, and preferences emerge. So ultimately, take a look at the different textures on the site yourself. If one intrigues your imagination and causes a stir down there, go for it. But, if you have a penis, and if I may make a suggestion, I think the Surge will make you feel some things you didn’t even know were possible—as if you had a whole new penis.
For something that looks like a vagina: Fleshlight Go Surge
And finally, if having a visual appearance that resembles a vagina—though, a very petite vagina—is one of your priorities, of the compact Fleshlights available, the Fleshlight Go Surge is currently your only option.
Personally, it’s not one of my biggest priorities since it takes away one of the things that makes the compact models more discreet. As long as it doesn’t resemble something that I’m personally not into (like a butthole…that’s just not my thing), I’m good with a non-descript happy hole. And, some guys are actually going to be more comfortable with something non-descript for fear of (or, due to the reality of) their wives or girlfriends insisting that their vagina be the only one that gets played with in bed. But, for a lot of guys the visual is part of the appeal of Fleshlights. If that’s you, the Go Surge is probably your go-to compact Fleshlight model for now.
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