Manta – A New Men’s Sex Toy!

The Manta is a sex toy designed for men by the amazing German adult toy company, Fun Factory, and it offers a completely new experience for male masturbation toys.

While the most popular toy for men is the Fleshlight, it must be noted that it is quite a bulky unit, and still involves the good old stroking method to get it going. Unless of course you also have the Fleshlight Launch, which while a fantastic toy, is even more bulky.

But the Fun Factory Manta is a lot smaller, about the size and weight of a woman’s vibrator. In man-speak, it’s about the length of your most used adjustable spanner, and weighs less than a can of baked beans. Most smaller vibrating masturbators are ‘just for the tip’, an idea that doesn’t really sit well with me as it misses that whole stroking feeling, as well as a lot of shaft.

The Manta however has a divided shape, two wings as it were, and looking at it you understand why they named it after a manta ray (no doubt as well so they could use the word ‘man’ to help understand who the toy is for). It’s 100% medical grade silicone body has ridges built into it to help store lube in for a smoother experience. My toy is listed as ‘deep sea blue’, but it is also available in ‘moss-green’, but I’d say it’s a more manly, darker Tiffany Blue (Timothy Blue?) or perhaps I’ve just not been to the deep sea in a while.

At first glance I did think the size of the opening looked a little small, but there is some give in those wings and while it didn’t completely surround the girth, it was enough to have a lot of fun with.

With the toy lubed up, I started off with the first setting of the toy. I’ve heard people describe the sensation of a vibrator as being similar to an electric toothbrush, but if your toothbrush is as strong as this toy, you’d be lucky to have any enamel left. However I will compare it to an electric toothbrush in the way to use it. Since it’s vibrating away, there’s no need to stroke at your normal pace, which is a lot friendlier on your arm, especially after arm day at the gym.

The handle on the toy is also a great design. It has the Fun Factory loop in it so it’s easy to hold in a variety of ways. The buttons are super simple, with the ‘Fun’ button being the easy on and off, while the ‘+’ and ‘-’ are well located to change the settings without looking at the toy.

It didn’t take long until I upped the power to the maximum, before making my way through the various vibration patterns. One of these patterns was amazing, it gave a sensation not too dissimilar to a blow job. I probably would have stayed on this setting for the remaining time but the vibrations weren’t quite as strong as on the regular high setting.

The Manta was fun to play around with, holding it different ways, using the vibrating wings to caress other body parts; nipples, perineum, balls (even better after coming, so much more sensitive). I found holding the Manta upright was a great ‘cruise control’ way to hold the toy, but I seemed a lot more receptive when it was on the side my palm is usually on.

I also thought it would be great in a couple scenario, where she holds it at the base of the shaft while going down on me. I think that would be something similar to a deep throat, if not even better. It could also be used externally on her, so I give the Manta bonus points for its versatility.

The Manta, like its namesake, is also 100% waterproof, and can be taken in the bath or shower. To be honest, I was a little skeptical but put the toy on run and let it swim around my bath for half an hour, just to see. I figured given they advertise it as such, and with a two year warranty, I was safe to do so. And it is! Once I took it out, the water seemed to quickly bead away from the silicone and it dried out pretty quickly. Which also makes it super easy to clean up, just with some hot water and toy cleaner.

You may be wondering how a rechargeable toy can be waterproof without water getting into the charging port. Well as with all of Fun Factory’s current range of toys, they utilise a magnetic charge, two small metal bead looking things at the base of the toy, with a bright red charging cable that magnetically connects to this, the other end being a USB connection.

Overall, I’d say I’d give the Manta a 9/10, my only gripe being the size of the opening for the shaft, though it probably suits most, and not being able to amp up the power on that awesome pattern I found.

Manta is available now at all the adult lifestyle sex shops.

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