I'm always surprised at how many people don't consider male masturbation sleeves, or “pocket pussies” as some folks call them, to be a couple's toy. I mean, I don't know too many guys who dislike getting hand jobs from their partner, and sleeves are just a way to add different sensations to that. All sleeves are different in how they feel, so owning a few is really a great way to add some variety in the bedroom, particularly if you close your eyes and let your partner surprise you with which one they're using. Many of them are designed in a way that contains the ejaculate too, so you don't have any mess to deal with afterwards.
We've tried several for couples play, including the highly-regarded Fleshlights, and were still impressed with how unique the SI-x Type N sleeve was.
At first glance it isn't all that unusual; just a pale flesh-colored 6″ long tube that's closed at one end and has a hole at the other. The opening is non-realistic, unless you consider something that roughly resembles a sour dough biscuit with an inset hole to be anatomically correct. It should work fine for couples who get creeped out by toys that look like disembodied vaginas though.
The material it's made of is called “Fine Cross,” which is a synthetic elastomer that doesn't have any latex or phthalates in it, and it doesn't smell like anything. A big plus when I think about how many toys we've found that had a weird rubber smell to them. It doesn't feel all that realistic, but it's soft, spongy, and pretty damned stretchy. Enough so that a guy with around 2" in girth and 9" in length could still use it.
The box it comes in is covered in Japanese writing, which I can't read, but one of the few English phrases that stood out for me was “It's a function pursuit hole.” Really? That got me curious as to how much pursuit it would take for Si-x Type N to function then. It didn't take much.
The first unique thing that we found with this toy is that if you knead it in your hands for a couple of minutes before use, the toy warms up. Cold male masturbators aren't much of a thrill, and we usually warm mine up with hot water beforehand. No such hassle with the Si-x Type N though.
There's five chambers inside; the first four have soft textured sides and the last one (at the closed end) is a smooth pocket that holds air. If you squeeze some of the air out of the last chamber, it creates a noticable amount of suction. If you squeeze out all of the air that suction can be pretty intense. It takes a good amount of squeezing to do this, but even someone with small hands can do it easily enough.
I should probably mention that it's not a good idea to use a sleeve like this without any lubricant. Imagine a rug burn in a very sensitive part of the male anatomy, and I'm sure you get the idea. Any water based lube is compatible with this toy though, and those are generally the least expensive lubes to buy.
During use, be prepared for the quiet slurping sound the toy makes, which is pretty common with masturbation sleeves. It can also make the ocaisional wet fart sound if you adjust the suction mid-stroke, which is amusing. There's nothing wrong with a little humor in the bedroom, right?
As to how it feels in use, I'm going to be a gentleman and simply quote one of the last remaining English phrases from the SI-x Type N's box: “Olgazm can easily be experienced. Don't you think it's good to feel Olgazm very easily.”
Yes, it's very easy to experience that with this sleeve, and it's very good indeed.
Her point of view:
Some penis sleeves can be a real hassle to use on your partner. It can be difficult to get them on your man, and some are nearly impossible to hold onto if you get any lube on your hands (which often happens when you're trying to fit it on him!). Others are so poorly made that if you squeeze them too much they don't want to move with your hand. Even worse are the ones that so sticky that you hate to touch them, or are overly “wiggly” or heavy, so you feel like every stroke is a form of exercise. This penis sleeve had NONE of those problems.
It's so easy to manage that I'd say it would be perfect for women who have no experience at all with using sleeves on their men. There's no special techniques or tricks needed to use it, so you can concentrate on other things besides managing the toy.