What Is A Penis Sleeve: Why & How To Use It Effectively

If you’ve ever wondered what is a penis sleeve and how to find the right one for you read on…

Penis Sleeve

So… what is a penis sleeve?

A penis sleeve is a sex toy designed to wear around the cock to add artificial girth and/or length without pills or surgery.

They come in many shapes, sizes, and textures. Some add vibrations, while others can even be used with a flaccid penis.

There is so much variety to choose from to meet your particular needs

Penis sleeves are also known by several other names: A cock sleeve, extension sleeve, penis sheath, penis extender, penis extension, penis enhancer…

They basically all mean the same thing – it is a sexual aid to slide over your penis.

Why Use a Penis Sleeve?

Long before medications like Viagra and Cialis existed, penis sleeves were the go-to aid to help with erectile dysfunction (ED).

These days, there are several other ED treatments but there are few reasons you might want to try the best penis sleeve. In fact, here are…

10 Quick Reasons To Use a Penis Sleeve:

  1. If you struggle with Erectile Dysfunction 1 and want to engage in penetrative sex.
  2. If your partner communicates an interest in the subject.
  3. To help you last longer by reducing sensations (like a thick condom might do).
  4. To surprise your partner by blindfolding and penetrating them with the ‘new’ you.
  5. To spice things up and add more variety and sensations to intercourse.
  6. To make your partner experience being filled or stretched like never before.
  7. To upgrade your favorite dildo or vibrator.
  8. To allow for different positions perhaps not previously thought possible.
  9. To continue your lovemaking after ejaculation.
  10. Or for the visual turn-on factor of looking really hung and ready to go.

Think about it…

“Same man, different sensation…. best of both worlds!”

Since its invention, penis sleeves have evolved into many different forms.

Some extenders will simply add length or girth.

Others, like open-ended sleeves, keep the sensitive glans of your penis bare while adding girth and textures to your shaft.

You can also find sheaths designed to target the G-spot.

For some extra simulations to both the giver and receiver, there are extenders with vibrations and textures inside.

The textures can also vary a lot: some sleeves are ribbed, others have large veins simulating a real penis. Or maybe you like bumps or soft little spikes?

It’s not unusual for people to experiment with a variety of sleeves.

“We have several and they’re all fun to use! We have the mega 2” extension, Bad Dragon “Cracker” sleeve and the Traz Rhino D. Wife prefers the Rhino D and the Dragon when she’s really fired up (pretty girthy) but still use them all.”

Source: Reddit

If you’re still on the fence about it all, or simply want to know more, let’s dive further into the subject.

Do Penis Sleeves Work? And What Does Sex With a Sheath Feel Like?

We found honest answers from users on Reddit:

“Hell yes they do! I surprised my wife with it one night.

She didn’t know the difference, but I could tell as I pushed deeper into her where I couldn’t reach before.

She made some sounds that I had never heard before.

Kind of a guttural, primal sound. It was intoxicating.

Also, you can feel everything through the sleeve, so very realistic.”


Turns out, it’s hard to argue with those who like using them very much indeed.

“It obviously lessens my sensations, so I usually last longer,” AKbearmagnet adds “however there are times when she really gets going and just hearing and seeing her pleasure sends me sailing over the edge no matter how hard I fight it!”

As with so many things, though. They’re not for everyone.

“It did nothing for me and only slightly prolonged his ejaculation. A condom would be cheaper for the same effect,” fullmoon132 says.

So there you have it.

Keep in mind… The thicker the sleeve’s walls and the harder the material – the less sensation a man might feel. And don’t start too big! You don’t want to hurt your partner.

If you are still doubtful, why not check out Pornhub for free videos (NSFW obviously) of penis sleeves in action?

How Does A Penis Sleeve Attach To Your Body?

Some sleeves make use of a vacuum compartment in the tip to keep you sucked in. Others add a ball-strap around your testicles.

Lastly, there are sleeves that add straps around the waist. Those sleeves are even usable with a flaccid penis as they’re substantially more secure.

“About 5 percent of men that are 40 years old have complete erectile dysfunction2, and that number increases to about 15 percent of men at age 70.

How To Use A Penis Sleeve?

We recommend to use as little lube as possible on the inside so it doesn’t slide off during intercourse.

Use a drop or two on your fingertip and spread it on the inside.

Enough to be able to slide it over your penis. And you are ready to go.

Do use plenty of lube on the outside if needed.

A favorite lube among many seems to be Sliquid Sassy. It’s water-based and glycerin and paraben-free.

This makes it safe to use with any materials, and least likely to irritate your penis or your partner’s genitals or bowels.

In short… Avoid using silicone-based lubes with silicone toys, or oil-based lubes with safer sex barriers. And always be sure to consult the instructions on the package.

Keep in mind that penis sleeves are no substitute for condoms.

Things To Look Out For When Buying A Penis Sleeve:

When Size Matters:

The average penis size is 5.16 inches in length when erect, according to a study among 15,521 men. And the average girth came out as 4.59 inches.


While some sleeves advertise as ‘one size fits all’ or can be trimmed to fit your desired length, more often than not it’s important to pick the right internal size for a good and comfortable fit. 

For this, you need to know how to measure the length and girth of your penis3. Your measurements help select the appropriate Internal Hole of the sleeve.

By the way… If you’re average penis size then you are in luck. You’ll have the biggest leeway and the most choices.


Silicone remains the best material for sex toys. It’s body-safe, non-porous material that is pleasant to touch.

And while materials like Jelly or TPR/TPE (think the Fleshlight material) might seem appealing, they are porous. And may cause disease if not cleaned well.

If at any time you see black spots appearing on the toy, cease use immediately. It could be mold, which is dangerous to your health.

Where To Shop For A Penis Sleeve?

It’s NOT advised to buy toys from sites like Amazon. Why?

Sellers may lie or be unaware of the true composition of the materials. You might not get any warranty.

And chances are you’ll receive a counterfeit product made from toxic materials.

Thus, it’s better to purchase sex toys from trusted sex-shops and manufacturers.

In Conclusion

Don’t fall for the unrealistic views of ‘manhood’ in porn.

Regardless if you have an average penis size, there are many ways to please your partner and have a fulfilling sex life.

And you can still have amazing orgasms, even with complete Erectile Dysfunction.

Having said that, penis sleeves are an easy and non-surgical way to add length and girth to your penis.

Or to explore something new and exciting.

No pills. No side effects. Just slide or strap it on and you’re ready to go.


  1. “How Does a Penis Sleeve Help with ED?”. RX Sleeve. https://www.rxsleeve.com/how-does-a-penis-sleeve-help-with-ed/.
  2. “Erectile Dysfunction (ED)”. UW Health. https://www.uwhealth.org/urology/erectile-dysfunction-ed/20537.
  3. David Shultz (2015). “How big is the average penis?”. ScienceMag. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/03/how-big-average-penis.
Dainis Graveris

Dainis Graveris

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