There are many different penis toys and it will make a difference once you know your penis size.
The penis can vary in length throughout the day. To find the average size, you can take three measurements at different times. This won’t make much difference to your decision, but you will know exactly the size you have. It is also beneficial to have a shaved pubic region to obtain the correct measurement, if possible.
When you are ready, you need to give yourself an erection. You then need to hold the erection horizontally. Where your penis meets the body, you need to push the tape until you feel the hardness of the pubic bone. Next, hold the tape to the tip of the penis and take a reading.
To measure the girth: wrap the soft tape or the twine around the fattest part of the shaft. Mark where the tape or twine meets and take a reading.
Now you have your penis length and girth. Most masturbators use the diameter for the inner tunnel measurement. To find this, measure across the fattest part of the penis.
Most open-ended masturbators come with a length of around 5 to 6 inches. The inner diameter of the tunnel can stretch from 0.25 inches up to 2 inches. Larger versions can accommodate a diameter of up to around 3 inches, but the tunnel length will be the same. Closed tunnel varieties use the same measurements, but they are a few inches longer than their open-ended counterparts.
How do you measure sex toys?
Generally speaking there are four measurements you should be familiar with.
Length: The vertical length of the toy from the two farthest points. We sometimes refer to this as total length as well.
Insertable Length: The length of the toy designed to be safely inserted.
Width (or diameter): The distance between the two sides of the toy.
Girth (or circumference): The circumference of the toy which is relevant to insertable toys.
Penis toy types
Sizing for cock rings
When sizing for a penis ring, it’s different from all other male sex toys, mostly because you need to measure the base of the penis where the penis ring will be sitting. As these are tight and restrict blood flow, the measurement you have might appear too large.
Because you are measuring right at the base of the shaft, it may be easier to ask a partner to help. It also helps to have no pubic hair because it really is advisable to be cleanly shaven when using a cock ring, otherwise rubbing or chafing can occur during use.
Make sure you have a good, solid erection before taking the measurements. Once you have this, gently wrap the cord or measure around the base of the penis. This is the circumference of your hard penis. A lot of manufacturers use diameter, so you can easily calculate this by dividing your result by 3.14.
Now you have both, you can quickly check both sizes against the cock rings. One thing to note is: it is the inner diameter of the toy that you will need.
Cock rings come in all sizes and range from inner diameters of around 0.75 of an inch, 0.9 of an inch and 1 inch. These stretch, so if you are unsure just order the next size up.
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Sizing for pocket pussies
Pocket pussies accommodate all penis lengths. For this reason, you only need to measure the girth and diameter of your erect penis. There are two varieties of pocket pussies, the single-ended and the open-ended kinds.
When you want to measure your penis for the circumference, you can measure the diameter, and this can be calculated very quickly.
What you need to do is to stimulate yourself until you have a good, hard erection before taking the measurements.
Many pocket vaginas come with a tunnel around 0.25 of an inch in diameter that expands up to 2 inches in diameter. The length for these open-ended pocket vaginas all fall around the 5 to 6 inch range. Single-ended is often 1 or 2 inches longer.
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Sizing for penis sleeves and extenders
Penis sleeves come in two types. Open-ended or capped. Sizing your penis for these is different because the open-ended doesn’t cover the full length of the penis and just deliver an increase in girth. The capped type encloses the shaft so there will be different measurements to take.
Open-ended cock sleeves range from around 4 inches in length, up to 6 inches in length. Outer diameters you can find will range from 1.5 inches up to 3 or 4 inches.
Diameters for capped sleeve type are the same as open-ended, but the length can range from around 7 inches up to approximately 9 inches or larger.
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Sizing for fleshlights
Sizing yourself for fleshlights is straightforward. To get an accurate reading, the pubic area should be shaved. Once this is done, you need to get an erection and then take the measurements as discussed above.
Fleshlights range from around 8 to 9 inches for internal length and are the same size for all inner sleeves so they can accommodate most penis lengths. The diameter for the inner tunnels range from 0.25 inches to replicate the tighter vagina. This is flexible to accommodate a thicker penis. Larger sized penises can fit better in the 0.75 inch tunneled fleshlights.