What is a Pocket Pussy? A Guide To These Small But Mighty Sex Toys

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What is a Pocket Pussy? A Guide To These Small But Mighty Sex Toys

 

We like to say (and we truly believe!) that most sex toys are much more versatile than their marketing sometimes suggests. Yes, it’s true that there are approximately a million vibrators, dildos, and other toys designed to provide pleasure to people with clitorises and vaginas. However, a vast majority of those toys can absolutely be enjoyed by men and people with penises, too. Everyone loves a little vibration, whether said vibration is zoning in on the tip of their penis, their nipples, their perineum...you get the idea. Plus, buttplugs! Pretty sure we’ve all got butts, folks.


On the other hand, sometimes the preferred path to pleasure for penis-having people is good old-fashioned masturbation. Enter: the pocket pussy.


A pocket pussy - something known as a pussy stroker or male masturbator - is a sex toy designed to mimic penetrative sex. As the name suggests, these toys are often made to look and feel like a vagina. As we all know though, not everyone is into vaginas! So, despite the name, a pocket pussy can also take the shape of a mouth, a butt, or something completely discreet and non-detailed. 


Pocket pussies (in any form) can be a great option for penis-having people looking to elevate their solo-pleasure sessions, or add a little excitement to playtime with a partner. Here, we’ll take a look at what pocket pussies are, how they’re meant to be used, and offer a few tips on how to get the absolute most out of your new or favorite stroker. 

 

What’s a Pocket Pussy?

Like we mentioned above, a pocket pussy is a type of sex toy that’s meant to be penetrated by someone with a penis.


If you or your partner isn’t into pussy, per se, not to worry. Pocket pussies don’t need to look or feel like their namesake at all. These sleeve-type strokers come in a wide variety of shapes, from basic, discreet, egg-shapes and simple tubes to more detailed vagina/vulva anus, or lips and mouth sleeves. Some are even modelled after adult film actors


Most strokers are designed to be held in your or your partner’s hand during solo or shared masturbation sessions. You (or they) will need to move it along the shaft of the penis in question. That said, plenty of auto-strokers exist, too. These battery powered or rechargeable masturabtors do the stroking work for you, and many have added stimulation features like vibration or heat. 


How Do You Use a Pocket Pussy?

In a nutshell (no pun intended…okay, maybe some pun intended): you’ll use a pocket pussy the same way that you would use your hand. You’re just putting something extra into your hand! There are a few extra steps that you’ll need to take when enjoying a pocket pussy, however.

 

Lube Up!

Proper lubrication is super important! Lubricate the tip of your penis well before inserting it into your pocket pussy or stroker. While you’re at it, push some lubricant into your stroker. Not only will a good lube help you slide easily into your masturbator, it’ll also get rid of any uncomfortable friction. A good water based lubricant will be your best bet, as it’ll be compatible with any material your pocket pussy might be made of.

 

Go Slow (at first).

If your pocket pussy or stroker is brand new, or if you haven’t used it in a while, you might need to prime it a little before diving in. Many pocket pussy strokers are made of pliable, flexible materials like silicone or TPR. The soft stretchiness lets your penis slide in easily, while still feeling pleasurably snug. 


Sometimes, that same snugness that feels so good might make initial penetration a little difficult. As in, the pussy, butt, mouth or non-detailed opening of your particular stroker might feel a little too snug. You can use your fingers to open it up a bit, but be gentle. Very gentle. You definitely don’t want to tear the material or otherwise damage your pocket pussy. Keep adding lube and go slow.  

 

Stroke Away!

Once you’re inside, use your hand(s) to move your pocket pussy up and down as quickly or slowly as you like. Remember that softness we talked about up top? This comes in very handy when you want to adjust the grip of your stroker. In many cases, you’ll be able to simply squeeze to bring the inner walls of your stroker closer to your penis.

 

Prepare For a Fantastic Finish

Take a look at the back end of your pocket pussy or masturabtion sleeve. Can you see an opening? If so, you may want to cover it with a finger, or pinch it closed when you get to the point of no return. If you’re not too worried about a little clean-up, or if you’re using a closed-off or self-contained stroker, you can skip this step, of course. 


How Do You Clean a Pocket Pussy?

When the fun’s over for the time being, it’s time to clean up. Now, cleaning your stroker properly is always important, but if your pocket pussy or masturabtor sleeve is closed off around back, thorough cleaning is doubly important. A closed sleeve will trap the orgasm aftermath (your semen) inside. This makes for a less messy experience initially, but you’ll need to be sure to get right in there and clean it out afterward. The sooner the better.


Luckily, it’s not hard to clean a masturbator properly. First, you’ll need to get to a sink. Flush the interior and exterior of your stroker with warm water. You may need to remove the stroking sleeve from some casing or disconnect it from any mechanical parts first, unless the unit you’re cleaning is fully waterproof. 


Next, use a gentle soap - a liquid hand soap or castile soap works well - to wash the interior and exterior of the toy, being sure to rinse all soap off thoroughly. You can also use a specialized sex toy cleaner, if you’d prefer - just be sure to follow any directions that might be noted.  If your stroker has more than one opening, be sure to clean them all, even if you only used one. 


Most pocket pussies and masturbators made from soft materials like TPR and TPE need to be completely dry before they’re stored away. It’s a good idea to leave your stroker out somewhere safe to air dry. 

 

What is the Best Pocket Pussy?

Good question! The best pocket pussy for you will depend on your personal sexual preferences and how you like to masturbate. Luckily, there are literally thousands of possible models to choose from. 

 

If you’re a sex toy newcomer (who likes vaginas) and are just looking for something different to try during solo stroking, you really can’t go wrong with the classic pocket pussy.  If you’re a porn aficionado and are craving the look and feel of your favorite screen star, you can have the next best thing with a masturbator modelled after their lips, butt or pussy. Into vibration? There are a ton of fantastic vibrating masturbators out there. If you’re looking for a fully hands-off experience, an auto-stroker is for you.


No matter your taste, there’s a pocket pussy for you. Be sure to check out our full line of male masturbators here! 

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Rebecca Tucker is a Toronto-based food, culture and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Vice, Chatelaine and TVO, among other publications.