It’s the Fleshlight you wished existed when you were living in a college dorm—super compact, easy to hide, and fast to clean and dry. The Fleshlight Quickshot.
If you’ve been turned off by the massive size, recognizable shape, price, and cleanup regimen of a regular Fleshlight but have been interested in something more luxe than your own hand, the new Fleshlight Quickshot could be what you’ve been waiting for. And if you’ve already got a Fleshlight but have often wished for something a little less involved and lower-maintenance for everyday use, read on—the Quickshot has some unique advantages as well as some compromises.
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Available in two models: Vantage and Boost
The Vantage is the see-through model (usually referred to as “Ice” among the rest of the Fleshlight products), and the Quickshot in the black case is called the Boost. We purchased one of each in order to compare them. The Vantage is made out of the same material as the rest of the see-through Ice Fleshlights, and like the other Ice models, the see-through feature is cool, but the sleeve material seems a little extra sticky. The sleeve in the black case is grey with some kind of sparkle effect added to the material, which is definitely a departure from the usual pink sleeve. Each has a different and unique texture.
Design: It’s a fraction of a Fleshlight that doesn’t even try to look like a flashlight—or even a Fleshlight.
One of the points of the Fleshlight is that when it’s in a case, it doesn’t look like a sex toy. So, why do they keep putting the words “Fleshlight” on the case?
The Fleshlight Quickshots are basically just a 3.5-inch section of sleeve with two equally sized minimal generic entries, held by an even shorter section of case about the diameter of a DSLR camera lens. There are two end caps to keep it safe during storage or to act as a sort of stand during pauses. It really does look sort of like a camera lens or a cup when the caps are on. When the caps are off, this Fleshlight is completely open ended—you can enter either side and most guys will pop out the other side.
When I got my first full-sized Fleshlight, I was shocked by how enormous it was—I’m just as surprised by how small the Quickshots are. The photos on the site don’t really convey the scale. Is it weird to call a sex toy cute? The small size easily makes this the most discreet, compact, and concealable Fleshlight you can buy. It may also make it less intimidating than the full-size Fleshlight for guys who are a little nervous about getting their first sex toy.
Other than the fact that it’s tiny, it’s got a lot of the design attributes of the rest of the Fleshlights—sturdy and tough.
Fleshlight Quickshots vs. Regular Fleshlights
The advantages of a compact size and open-ended design
At first glance, a little slice of Fleshlight might seem kind of chintzy when one of the points of a Fleshlight is the satisfaction of being able to “go all in”, but there are a few distinct advantage to a 3.5-inch Fleshlight beyond its affordability.
Super-secret and easy-to-hide
It’s a recurring theme and one of the most frequently asked questions by guys who are hemming and hawing about whether or not to get a Fleshlight or something like it: “How and where do I hide it? I’ve got roommates and not a lot of privacy”. Although the Fleshlight Flight and Fleshlight Go are an improvement over the full-size Fleshlight in terms of concealability and privacy, the tiny size and non-descript design of the Quickshot makes it about as easy to hide as a rolled up pair of socks. Unlike any other Fleshlight or any other sex toy that I can think of, it truly is easy to overlook when sitting on a shelf among other objects.
Well, except for the fact that it says “Fleshlight” in huge letters on one side and “Quickshot” on the other. I understand the need to brand. It makes sense on running shoes, tires, computers and mobile devices, and even clothing…I’ll even concede that I understand the massive branding that happens on the waistband of my underwear…but I don’t understand why they keep putting such conspicuously huge brand lettering on an intimate and private product that was designed specifically to be discreet. It kind of defeats the point. They toned down the branding and kept it small on the Fleshlight Flight, which I still think is more discreet in some ways because of that. But on the Quickshots, they’ve maximized the branding. I think they should rethink this since the Quickshots are sort of the Fleshlight that can otherwise go places that the big one can’t…places where modesty is a priority such as college dorms.
Easy to clean and truly quick to dry
Check it out—you can easily turn this little sleeve inside out to make sure it really gets clean and dry.
One of the most commonly voiced downsides of Fleshlights is the cleaning and drying. Truth be told, the cleaning isn’t super hard, but cleaning the Quickshots is almost as easy as washing your hands—and thank goodness—because the Quickshots are also the messiest Fleshlights ever. (More on that when we get to the downsides of a small, open-ended design.) But what’s even better is that they dry quickly, unlike most other Fleshlights and fuckable sex toys. Faster drying means that you can put it away more quickly after using it, which means it’s more practical to use more often, which also means that you get to feel that nice feeling just about any time you want, not just when you have time to deal with the cleanup.
Because the sleeve is short and because it doesn’t have a flared entry, it can easily be turned inside out without risk of damaging or over-stretching it. Doing so can speed up drying because you can shake, blot, and air dry both the inside and the outside. It also allows you to easily inspect the inside to make sure that it is truly clean and dry. If you’ve ever dealt with cleaning and drying a full-size Fleshlight, you know this is a huge benefit.
Also, the internal diameter of the sleeves are a little wider than regular Fleshlights, and the entries aren’t constricted. Both of these design aspects also improve the flow of water during cleaning and the flow of air during drying.
More enjoyable orgasms!
Okay…this part might be subjective, but I’ve read enough comments, emails, and forum posts to know that I’m not alone in regards to one of my frustrations when using regular Fleshlights. Although a Fleshlight makes the “getting there” part way better than when using the hand, when the orgasm lights up, the head of my penis gets so sensitive that the feeling of the Fleshlight wrapped around it suddenly feels overwhelming—so much so that I can’t continue to move during the orgasm or else it almost hurts. This is actually a natural biological response. At the point of orgasm during sex, nature wants you to thrust as deeply into the vagina as possible and hold it there during ejaculation. This makes sure that the sperm are deposited as far up inside the vagina as possible so that they’ll have a better chance of making it to the egg. That overwhelming sensitivity at the head of your penis during an orgasm is nature’s way of encouraging all of that to happen. But, a vagina is softer and more subtly gentle than a Fleshlight or any other sex toy could possibly be, so the sensation isn’t quite as shocking during sex and you can still move at least a little bit during the orgasm.
So, I’ve always felt that although using a Fleshlight makes the overall experience feel better than when just using your hand—especially the bulk of the time, which is spent working up towards the orgasm, the actual orgasm is better with your hand because you can continue to stimulate below the head during the orgasm, which makes the orgasm longer, deeper, and more powerful. For that reason, many of the times that I’ve used a Fleshlight, I’ve actually pulled out to finish with my hand because I want to enjoy the orgasm more. That’s kind of an anticlimax because the Fleshlight is feeling so good everywhere except for the head.
Most guys who are 4.5 inches or longer will pop out the other side when all the way inside the Fleshlight Quickshot. This means that when the orgasm hits, you’ll be able to continue to move the Fleshlight just under the head during the orgasm, much like you probably do with your hand when you just jerk off. But, when you do this with the Fleshlight Quickshot, you’re feeling something nicer than your hand—you’re continuing to feel the same sweetness of the Fleshlight that brought you to that orgasm in the first place…during the orgasm. This means longer, stronger, more breathtaking orgasms. That’s simply awesome—the best of both worlds, defying both nature and the limits of a Fleshlight.
Perfect for couples’ play.
We thought the see-through Fleshlight Go Ice Torque was the best Fleshlight for couples’ play ever when we reviewed it a few months ago. In particular, we noted that the smaller (than regular Fleshlight) size and the see-through effect made it more comfortable and more intimate for a partner to work it. We imagine that the Fleshlight Quickshots will go a step further and prove to be even better than the Go Ice for partner play. In fact, one of the suggestions on the Quickshot package is that the Quickshot can be used to enhance or supplement oral sex…you know…for breaks instead of the dreaded switching to the hand. We haven’t had a chance to put that to the test yet because we want to go ahead and get this article out the door ASAP, and the last time my In Bed co-editor and I hooked up we were in a no-toys-in-the-bed kind of mood, but we’ll come back and update this section soon. (Please, wish me luck and Godspeed.)
The down-sides of a short, open-ended Fleshlight
But it’s not all blissful orgasms and easy-breezy cleanup. The Fleshlight Quickshot has a few quirks to be aware of.
A regular Fleshlight mostly keeps the lube and whatnot more or less contained inside the sleeve until you clean it out. But with the Quickshot’s short length, the open end, and with all the popping-out the other side that you’ll be doing, the lube gets everywhere. In fact, a couple of times lube just dribbled straight through the end and all over me when I poured it into the front. It’s going to get everywhere. That’s just how it is. Good thing the Quickshot is so easy to clean and dry!
But lube isn’t the only messy thing that happens with the Quickshots. Since there’s no end cap and because you’ll probably be popping out the other side when the big “O” drops, there is nothing to stand in the way when the fireworks happen. Just like when you jerk off, be ready for a mess—it’s going to go everywhere, including all over the outside of the case. And in my experience, given how layered and wonderful the orgasms are with the Quickshots, there’s even more mess afterwards than when it’s just your hand.
I think the feeling is worth the mess, but it’s just something to be aware of.
Do you know what else is normally kept inside a regular Fleshlight during use? The sound of the Fleshlight doing its work. You hear it loud and clear with the Quickshots—there’s nothing to muffle it. The Quickshot may be easy to visually conceal, but if there’s anyone awake within earshot of you using it, you’re going to want to turn up some music or hide under a layer of covers.
And the kind of sounds it makes…well, I guess this rolls into subjective territory as well, but I’m not really turned on by the sounds. Some guys are, but to me, it’s sort of a stirring macaroni sound combined with a rubbery zither. (That makes sense, right?) It’s a small detraction for me, so I can mostly ignore it and get past it for the convenience that the Quickshot offers, as well as for the orgasms, but I don’t think it’s one of the Quickshot’s better attributes. The Vantage (clear Ice) is quieter than the Boost though (more on that down in the comparison). But, if you really think the sound will be a huge turn-off, a regular Fleshlight, Go, or Flight would be a quieter choice.
The ride to the orgasm isn’t quite as luxurious as a regular Fleshlight.
Just to be clear, “getting there” with the Quickshots still feels like a first-class upgrade over your hand, but a full-size Fleshlight or even the Fleshlight Go, simply due to its length, is able to stimulate nearly every inch of you at the same. That’s the “OMG, I’m inside of something wonderful” feeling that makes a full-size Fleshlight (or Go) feel so much more sex-like than your hand—360-degree full-length bliss.
Essentially, the Fleshlight Quickshots have one of the same limitations as your hand compared to a full-size Fleshlight—they can only stimulate 1/2 or maybe 2/3 of the happy feel-good nerve endings on your penis at a time depending on your length. (Shorter guys, here’s something to rejoice: more nerve endings in a smaller space means you’ve got pleasure efficiency.)
This isn’t so much as a criticism as it is just describing what it is like compared to a regular Fleshlight. If I were to compare it to actual sex, I’d say that the Quickshot is to a full-size Fleshlight what a (good) blow job is to full-tilt-boogie sex. It’s pretty sweet and exactly what you want sometimes, but the full-tilt is the gold when it comes to the “getting there” part. But again, I personally found the orgasms with the Quickshot to be so extra good that I think it’s a decent compromise.
Ergonomics: the Quickshots aren’t as comfortable in the hand during use.
Once the caps are off, you have less than 1.5-inches of case to grip. So, a finger or two will be resting against the sleeve some of the time. This isn’t a dealbreaker, but since the Quickshot is kind of messy, it’s easy for lube to get on the case when your fingers keep touching the sleeve, and once the case has some lube on it, you’re having to find dry spots on the already tiny case area to grip. At least there is a case that provides a separation between the pressure of your hand and the actual stimulation, which means that the Quickshot should still be able to help guys out with avoiding masturbation death grip.
And one more thing, Quickshot vs. full-size:
The sleeves have a stronger plastic smell than any other Fleshlight that has come through the door. They are brand new though, so maybe that will calm down, but I’m glad the full-size ones don’t smell like this because with as much material as those have, it would always be noticeable. It’s passable on these little Quickshots, but a strong smell is one of the things that caused the Tenga Flip to lose to the Fleshlight in our Tenga vs. Fleshlight shootout so I’m surprised that it’s so pronounced on a Fleshlight product.
Fleshlight Quickshot Vantage (clear Ice) vs. Boost (not clear Ice)
I’m glad both of these were ordered because I definitely think each has a compelling reason to be the top choice depending on what you need from the Quickshot.
The Quickshot Vantage feels nicer than the Boost*
Strictly in subjective terms of sensation, I think the Vantage feels more interesting, nicer, and more memorable than the Boost. I’ve had random memories of what the Vantage felt like several times since using it, and that says something. Looking at the texture, I think it was inspired at least a little bit by the Stamina Training Unit (STU), which I understand to be one of the most beloved textures among Fleshlight evangelists (note to us: we really need to schedule a STU for review). It is less snug and gentler than the Boost, but I actually felt more from it. I know a lot of you may think, “less snug? No way—give me the tightest thing they’ve got,” but my penis swears the Vantage delivers the more deluxe treatment.
*As always, “different strokes for different folks” is definitely in effect here.
During use, I preferred the look of the Vantage
Because you pop out the other side of the open-ended Quickshot, there is actually something visually interesting to look at while you’re using it—the Fleshlight at work. With a regular Fleshlight, I’ve sometimes tried to imagine what exactly is going on inside there that is making it feel so good. (That also crosses my mind during sex. Is that weird?) With the short, open-ended Quickshot, you actually get to see what is going on. This goes double for the see-through quality of the Vantage. And let’s face it—we love our dicks and enjoy seeing it doing what it does, so watching it get spoiled by the Quickshot is kind of fascinating.
But, the see-through quality of the Vantage isn’t the only reason I personally found it more enjoyable to look at during use compared to the Boost. The Boost has a dark grey sleeve. Personally—and I know this is highly subjective—I didn’t care so much for the look of the dark grey sleeve around my penis. To me, it made me think of some sort of rubberized industrial thing-a-ma-jig repurposed as a DIY sex toy. I would have preferred pink just because…well, I’m kind of pink, so a pink sleeve looks a little more organic somehow. However, aside from the fact that I have a gig that sometimes involves reviewing some basic sex toys, I’m sexually somewhat vanilla. I know that for some of you out there, especially those who are into dom/sub, the dark industrial look might really appeal to you.
The Vantage is a little quieter
In my list of nitpicks, I mentioned the sound that the Quickshots make. Well, between the two, the Vantage is a little quieter and less of a stirring macaroni sound. I guess it’s just because of the texture design. It’s not a whole lot quieter, but it is a noticeable difference to me.
The Boost is the easiest to hide
If total discretion is your priority (dudes living in dorms, I’m looking at you), the Boost is hands-down the best choice. The other two points above are just matters of splitting hairs—it still feels much nicer than your hand and if you don’t like the look, close your eyes or open your laptop. If the hideability of the Quickshot Boost means that you can get a little more satisfaction on your own more often, it’s a fair tradeoff.
Seriously, I actually left the closed-up boost on a shelf among some DSLR camera gear and lenses when some company dropped by and I didn’t feel panicked. You would never have known there was a Fleshlight there unless I said, “hey, go look next to the camera…there’s a Fleshlight there”. Likewise, it’s not much bigger than a rolled up pair of socks. Toss it in with a bunch of black socks and it practically disappears. Combine the small form factor, the generic shape, and the ability to wash and dry it super quick, and the Boost is the most covert Fleshlight you can buy. (Until after you use it…then it’s a freakin’ mess, but that can be dealt with.)
The Vantage is definitely more discreet than a regular full-size Fleshlight, but it’s still more curious looking than the Boost. (It can sort of hide among glasses of ice. If you live at a bar, I guess you could call that easy to hide. ) It’s still good for situations where you don’t have a lot of privacy, but the Boost is just better at hiding.
Regular Fleshlight or Quickshot?
An argument for both, if you can:
If you’ve got the money to spend and aren’t limited by the need to have the utmost discreet and hideable tiny Fleshlight, I think having both is the way to go, honestly. They complement each other. The Quickshot addresses a lot of the regular Fleshlight’s shortcomings—it’s easy to clean and fast to dry; easy to hide and super discreet; and the orgasms are wonderful in a way that they just aren’t quite (for me personally) with the full-size Fleshlights. But, the orgasm is only five seconds or so of the fun. The full-size Fleshlight is all about making the rest of the time something special in a way that your hand just can’t, and it does it with an immersive luxurious feeling that isn’t quite matched by the Quickshot. I haven’t tried it yet because I know it’s going to be double the mess, but I’ve been wondering what it would be like to go with a full-size Fleshlight almost to the point of no return and then switch to the Quickshot for the big finale.
Also, from doing some reading around the internet and looking at my own routines, I think most of us tend to revert to our hands for our everyday in-between-sex needs just because it’s quick and easy, and then break out the Fleshlight three or four times a month to really do it right. Because the Quickshot is so quick and easy to clean and dry, I think it can really supplement some of that everyday tension relief. In other words, I think the Fleshlight Quickshot is a Fleslight more guys will be able to use almost every day if they want.
If you can only have one and you’ve got limited privacy—the Quickshot is your Fleshlight.
In some ways the Quickshot is the Fleshlight that can go places that the full-size Fleshlight can’t. If you live in a college dorm or have roommates that don’t respect privacy (or literally share a room with someone), I think the Quickshot’s hideability (not really a word, but it should be) and quick-clean/quick-dry design makes it possible to discreetly enjoy some more satisfying solo time without the stress of trying to keep the massive regular Fleshlight hidden.
If you can only have one and privacy isn’t your primary concern—the full-size Fleshlight or Go is still the best.
The full-size Fleshlight and Fleshlight Go still do what both your hand and the Quickshot cannot—it makes the “getting there” part amazing and much more sex-like. Although I made sort of a big deal out of the orgasms with the Quickshot, it’s not like orgasms with the regular Fleshlight aren’t great. In fact, even if you, like me, kind of seize up when you pop inside the Fleshlight, that kind of adds to the realism and there is something psychologically satisfying about cumming inside of something.