Our Hands-On (Or Off!) Review of The Fleshlight Universal Launch

The Universal Launch turns your favorite full-sized Fleshlight (or other cased stroker) into your own personal sex robot for hands-free jerking off.
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Updated:January 2024

The Fleshlight Universal Launch levels up the already awesome pleasure of using a Fleshlight by automating masturbation so you can sit back and enjoy the ride while remaining in full control of the experience.

Automates Your Fleshlight
Fleshlight Universal Launch
4.8
$199.95
Pros:
  • Automatic Stroking Action: Base, Shaft Or Tip
  • Up To 250 Strokes Per Minute
  • Intuitive Controls, No-Slip Hand Grip
  • ~60 Minutes Of Playtime, Can Be Used While Charging
  • Smartphone Mount, Fits All Full-Sized Fleshlights + Others
Cons:
  • Pretty Noisy & Takes Getting Used To
  • Does Not Work With Quickshots
  • 90-120 Minutes To Charge
  • You MUST Keep It Charged
  • Expensive; Not Waterproof
Decibel Level: 57 to 77 dB [Note: 40-50 dB is considered quiet; 60 is a normal conversation; 70 is a washing machine; 80 is city traffic]
Bottom Line: The Universal Launch turns your favorite full-sized Fleshlight (or other cased pocket pussy or stroker) into your own personal sex robot. Easy to use and control, it automates stroking for hands-free pleasure at a range of speeds and depths to suit your needs and you can play while charging. The battery must not ever run out, however — not only can it break the (expensive) device, but it will void the 90-day warranty, too.
$179.96 @ Fleshlight –> CODE: WHI10

We were promised a lot of futuristic tech growing up — much of which has never been realized — but as far as I’m concerned, they can keep their hoverboards and jet packs because Fleshlight gave us a sex robot!

The Fleshlight Universal Launch takes jerking off to dizzying new heights through automatic stroking (at fully customizable speeds), and it not only fits all full-sized Fleshlights but other cased pocket pussies and masturbators, too!

Our Research, Testing & Review Methodology:

  • Fleshlight Universal Launch Specifications: Quality construction that offers realistic movement with up to 250 strokes per minute across four stroke lengths; comfortable fit with adjustable positioning for base, shaft, or tip focus; excellent performance; and an intuitive user-friendly design.
  • Tested By: Justin Perlman
  • Total Research Time: 5 hours across 2 weeks (as of 10/25/2023)

Editor’s note: The manual for the Fleshlight Universal Launch warns that the device batteries must never be allowed to discharge fully (be run down completely), as it’s possible they will no longer be able to accept a charge if that happens.

Additionally, failure to maintain a charge on the battery will void Fleshlight’s 90-day warranty.

Our Hands-On Experience Using The Fleshlight Universal Launch

animated gif featuring product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch while its holding a full-sized pornstar fleshlight girl stroker and moving it up and down automatically to demonstrate its movement

After a week-long visit with family and a whole day spent driving home, I arrived to find the Fleshlight Universal Launch waiting for me on my doorstep.

Even though I was beyond exhausted, I did a little happy dance when I saw the package.

photograph of product tester justin holding the large box containing the fleshlight universal launch with its picture on the viewer-facing side

The Universal Launch, along with its baby brother, the Quickshot Launch, immediately caught my attention when I first began researching Fleshlight’s accessories many months ago.

Who doesn’t want an automatic blow job/hand job/sex machine?

photograph of the fleshlight universal launch with a full-sized fleshlight pornstar girl stroker attached on the left and the fleshlight quickshot launch on the right with a clear quickshot stroker attached

So you can imagine my excitement — I immediately opened the box and set it up to charge because I couldn’t wait to get started; the charging light flashed red until turning solid the moment it reached full charge.

The Universal Launch comes with several outlet adapters for different countries — I thought that was a nice touch, considering how America-centric many companies can be.

photograph of product tester justin showing one of the power plug options that are included with the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator

At first glance, the Fleshlight Universal Launch automatic masturbator looks very sleek and upon handling it, feels like a sturdy build.

The plastic helps to reduce the unit’s overall weight but it also makes it easy to clean after use.

I chose to ignore the instructions my first time out, as I often do with just about everything.

photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch in one hand making an playful expression on his face with text overlay that reads: no instructions, no problem to convey that using the automatic masturbator is easy even if you don't bother to read the manual

I tell myself this is because a good product should be intuitive — and not because I’m too impatient to read them.

(While this habit of mine has led to some lopsided bookcases in the past, thankfully the Universal Launch was a piece of cake to figure out in comparison…)

aerial photograph of the fleshlight universal launch with a full-sized pornstar fleshlight girl stroker attached with text overlay that reads: the universal launch fits all full-sized fleshlights and some other cased strokers and pocket pussies

One of the more surprisingly intuitive features is how you can fit different-sized Fleshlights in the Universal Launch — and it also works with some other cased strokers.

The ring to hold the pocket pussy in place looks and operates similarly to a pair of ski boots, with a notched belt that firmly clicks into place, holding the toy securely while the mechanism moves it up and down during each stroke.

photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch to display the notched ring that holds the stroker in place with text overlay that reads: a notched ring holds the fleshlight in place

I like that there is an adjustable smartphone holder for watching adult entertainment, but you need to crank up the volume to hear anything over the sound of the Launch.

This thing actually makes a lot of noise — operating up to 77dB (somewhere between a washing machine and city traffic) during our decibel testing.

photograph of product tester justin performing decibel testing of the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator with a phone screen display reading 77 db

It wasn’t surprising, considering how hard and fast the Launch can go; it can hit up to 250 strokes per minute.

Before using it for the first time, I turned it on, left it running on its own, and went to the other side of our small house to see if I could hear anything.

There was a bit of mechanical noise from that distance away, but not so much that I thought it would disturb my partner.

photograph of the fleshlight universal launch automatic mastubator with a full-sized pornstar fleshlight girl stroker right beside it

That said, in order to watch porn (and actually hear it over the sound of the Universal Launch), I had to use my headphones.

After a few minutes of playing with all of the different stroke lengths and speeds — which took a little practice to nail down so I could adjust them without thinking about it — I was ready to rock.

I tried the Launch with several full-sized Fleshlights and in a variety of positions.

closeup photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator over his pelvis to demonstrate its use while sitting upright on a couch

It performed well every time and felt great, but I admit that it took some getting used to.

While sitting down, for instance, I felt a bit silly with it on my naked lap — it looks like a starship helm — but also I discovered how important it is to find the right position.

photograph of product tester justin playfully holding the fleshlight universal launch in both hands with text overlay that reads: it looks like a starship helm but it's actually an automatic masturbator

Folks have different penis and body sizes that might make some of the position settings uncomfortable to use.

For example, I’ve got a bit of a belly going right now, and sitting straight up meant my extra fluff got in the way.

photograph of product tester justin leaning back while holding the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator against his clothed pelvis to demonstrate its use and positioning

Reclining a little proved to be helpful, but I still needed to make some further adjustments on the Launch, using the “Stroke Position” button, to hit the sweet spot.

Thanks to the simple “Stroke Speed” and “Stroke Length” buttons, it took no time at all for me to be able to sync the machine’s movements to the porn action that was happening on screen.

photograph of product tester justin pointing to the stroke and speed buttons on the fleshlight universal launch masturbator with text overlay and arrows to show the stroke button on the left and the speed button on the right

And that was hot as hell.

While it isn’t 100% hands-free, I didn’t even notice that I was controlling the stroke and speed after a few minutes — pressing the buttons becomes simple and automatic, like playing a video game.

The only time I ran into an issue with everything being held in place, both my phone and the Fleshlight I was using, was when I got carried away and my hips bucked up.

close up photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator similarly to how he would while using it with hs hands on the handles and his thumbs near the button controls for stroke and speed

Aside from that, everything worked like a charm.

I was impressed with how well the cell phone holder worked, especially given the Launch’s movement and vibration.

When attaching a phone to the automatic masturbator, you have three options to choose from: a lipped tray (without anything to hold the phone steady), a vice-like holder, and a magnetic one.

photograph of product tester justin holding one of the smartphone holders in his hand that was included with the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator

I stuck with the vice-like stand, as it seemed to be the strongest of the three — and the one most likely to prevent the phone from sliding or moving.

I think I got it right: I’m happy to say the phone didn’t budge an inch while I was using the Launch.

Overall, the Fleshlight Universal Launch offered an excellent experience.

It is easy to use, offers tactile and intuitive controls, and has certainly brought my Fleshlight adventures to a whole new level.

What Is The Fleshlight Universal Launch?

photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator with a pornstar full-sized fleshlight girl stroker attached to display the entire unit and how it fits together

The Fleshlight Universal Launch is an accessory that automates penile masturbation by moving your Fleshlight for you during use, almost like a sex robot would.

The Universal Launch accommodates any full-sized Fleshlight (and some non-Fleshlight cased strokers, depending on their design).

The Universal Launch is an excellent choice for folks who want more immersion while using a Fleshlight.

You should try a Fleshlight Universal Launch if you:

  • Enjoy handjobs or penile stimulation more when they’re from someone (or something) else.
  • Want to experience automated stroking without manual effort, especially if you like it hard and fast.
  • Are looking for a more immersive experience when jerking off.
  • Seek new and exciting stroke variations and sensations.
  • Already know you enjoy the way Fleshlights feel and are interested in trying something new.
  • Don’t need an automatic masturbator with interactive features (like virtual reality integration or app control, for instance).

How Does The Fleshlight Universal Launch Work?

photograph of the fleshlight universal launch on a table beside a full-sized pornstar fleshlight girl stroker

After placing your full-sized Fleshlight (or compatible cased pocket pussy or stroker) into the Universal Launch, you control the speed and stroke length through intuitive buttons located on the handles.

Although the stroking itself is hands-free and fully automated by the machine’s movements, your hands will still need to hold the Launch while you use it

How Do I Use The Fleshlight Universal Launch?

I’ll share the basic steps for enjoying your Fleshlight Universal Launch, but definitely check out the online instructions for a more detailed overview.

  • Make sure your Universal Launch is fully charged or plugged in
  • Place your preferred full-sized Fleshlight into the ratcheting mount and tighten the strap until the Fleshlight is secure
  • Hold down the power button for a few seconds until the Fleshlight moves into place and the control buttons flash
  • If needed, hit the Power/Pause button and then the Position button to get the Fleshlight into place. Hit the Power/Pause button again to keep the moving mount still
  • Apply lube to the Fleshlight and/or your penis.
  • Insert your penis into the Fleshlight and hit Power/Pause to get it going
  • Control the stroke length and speed with the buttons as desired
  • Once finished, remove the Fleshlight for cleaning and drying — and wipe down the device, especially the handles, to remove any errant fluids.

When using a Fleshlight Universal Launch while watching porn, you can easily match the motion on the screen with a few simple clicks of the stroke and speed settings on the handle.

This is a great way to really get in on the action, especially if you’re watching point-of-view (POV) porn or using a virtual reality (VR) headset.

Fleshlight Universal Launch Top Features

You can find other automated strokers out there, but the Fleshlight Universal Launch holds a special place in my heart.

Here are the top features of the Fleshlight Universal Launch:

  • Speed & Power
  • Intuitive Controls
  • Accommodates A Variety Of Strokers
  • Sturdy Design
  • Ergonomic Grip

Speed And Power

photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch in one hand while smiling widely because he can't wait to try it

The Fleshlight Universal Launch is a beast.

With varied stroke lengths and speeds, you can enjoy up to 250 strokes per minute.

Maybe you can do more by hand (or think you can), but I bet your arm will get pretty tired — and quickly.

The combinations of stroke and speed can give you wildly different experiences each time you use it.

Controlled easily through simple buttons, you can relax and let the Universal Launch do all the heavy lifting.

Intuitive Controls

photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch to display the controls on the handles and how easy they are to use intuitively

Call me an old man yelling at clouds, but I am not a fan of the newer breed of electronic toys that require the use of an app or touch screen.

It feels like too many bells and whistles that can break the immersion while I’m just trying to have a good time.

Thankfully, the Universal Launch has two tactile buttons that are so easy to use, you’ll barely notice that you’re even pressing them.

In a way, using the Universal Launch is a lot like operating a video game controller.

All it takes is just a few quick clicks to adjust the speed and stroke, so it’s easy to match whatever porn you happen to be watching or set the rhythm to your liking.

It may take a minute or two to get used to, but once you do, you’ll swear this thing has a mind of its own.

Can Be Used With A Variety Of Fleshlights

photograph of product tester justin attaching a full-sized pornstar fleshlight girl stroker into the fleshlight universal launch with text overlay that reads: fits a variety of fleshlights and cased strokers

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, you have more than one Fleshlight.

Like, closer to 30 of them.

(That is my reality and it rules, to be honest.)

Being able to put almost any Fleshlight (aside from Quickshots) into the ratcheting mount ensures I will never get bored.

I can use one of the Fleshlight Girls one day, switch to a Turbo the next, and a Fleshlight Go the day after that — and they will all work just as well.

Sturdy Design

photograph of product tester justin holding the fleshlight universal launch automatic masturbator in one hand with text overlay that reads: the fleshlight universal launch is surprisingly sturdy

When you drop a chunk of change like you do when buying a Fleshlight Universal Launch — or anything for that matter — you don’t want it to feel janky.

That is not the case here.

Despite the plastic casing, the weight and build of the Universal Launch feel incredibly sturdy.

I wouldn’t drop it on the floor intentionally, but I get the sense that it could hold up to a little tumble.

The quality is especially noticeable in the ratcheting mount, which holds your Fleshlight snuggly even when going full bore.

Ergonomic Handles

photograph of product tester justin holding one handle of the fleshlight universal launch to display how it fits his hand with text overlay that reads: ergonomic handles make the fleshlight universal launch easy to use

The Universal Launch isn’t truly hands-free.

You do need to hold it in place to control the motion in the ocean.

It’s a good thing the handles are so well-designed, however.

Not only are they comfortable for most hand sizes, but their placement lets you manipulate the stroke, speed, and position easily.

The textured palm grip brings a bit more security, too — even if there is Fleshlight lube on your hands.

This is all especially impressive when you consider how top-heavy the Universal Launch is.

Even with the weight, the whole unit still rests comfortably in your hands and against your pelvis.

The Pros And Cons Of The Fleshlight Universal Launch

photograph of product tester justin attaching and adjusting a pornstar girl full sized fleshlight into the launch automatic masturbator and looking at the unit as though considering the pros and cons associated with using it

Although automated masturbation is pretty amazing and the Universal Launch delivered some fantastic orgasms, there were some downsides associated with the device.

Fleshlight Universal Launch Pros

Fleshlight Universal Launch Cons

  • Makes a lot of noise
  • Takes some getting used to for maximum fun
  • Not entirely hands-free
  • You absolutely must make sure to keep your battery charged
  • It is expensive

The biggest word of warning we need to share about the Universal Launch is this:

You MUST keep it charged.

According to the manual, if the battery fully discharges (runs all the way down), it is possible that it won’t be able to accept a charge again.

Not only that but “failing to maintain a charge on your battery will void your 90-day warranty.”

Given the cost associated with the Universal Launch, you’ll want to make sure to take care of the device and that means keeping it charged — even if you don’t use it for long periods of time.

Is The Fleshlight Universal Launch Safe?

photograph of product tester justin adjusting a full-sized pornstar fleshlight girl in the unit's latch while looking at the device as though considering how safe it is to use

Yes, the Fleshlight Universal Launch is safe when used in accordance with its instructions, but there are some things to keep in mind.

Here are some safety considerations you should know about:

  • Materials: The exterior of the Universal Launch is plastic and should not be stored near hot surfaces or in direct sunlight, which can lead to damage.
  • Exposure to water: The Universal Launch is NOT waterproof and should never be used in wet environments.
  • Cleaning: Be sure to clean off any fluids that end up on the unit (e.g., personal lubricant or semen) to keep it in good condition. Do not use rubbing alcohol or acetone to clean the surface. Additionally, you must clean and dry your Fleshlight as normal.
  • Using lube: Fleshlights are only compatible with water-based lube, which should be applied to the stroker — not the Launch itself. The handles of the Universal Launch are grooved to give your hand grip during use, but be sure to wipe any excess lube off to avoid dropping the machine while in use.
  • Battery: The Universal Launch offers pass-through charging, which means that you can safely use the device while it is plugged into the wall and actively charging.

Universal Launch Vs. Quickshot Launch

photograph of product tester justin holding up the fleshlight universal launch on the left and the fleshlight quickshot launch on the right with title text and arrows pointing to each to demonstrate their design differences

So, how does the Universal Launch compare to the Quickshot Launch?

Let’s take a closer look:

Fleshlight Launch
Price
Compatibility
Best If You Like
Latch Type
Sound Level
Charging
Mess
Fleshlight Launch
Compatibility
Full-sized Fleshlights, some other cased strokers
Fleshlight Quickshots only
Best If You Like
Vaginal/anal sex
Handjobs
Latch Type
Ratcheted grip harness
Twist-and-lock cradle
Sound Level
57-77 dB (pretty loud)
51-75 dB (pretty loud)
Charging
90-120 minutes
~ 90 minutes
Mess
Low
High
* Both versions of the Launch feature a smartphone holder and provide up to 250 strokes per minute through four variable stroke lengths and speeds, offering up to 60 minutes of use on a full charge and the ability to be used while plugged into the wall.

 

Overall, the key differences between the Universal and Quickshot Launches come down to size and weight.

Both work extremely well, but with Fleshlights themselves being bigger and heavier, it makes sense the Universal Launch would be as well.

The Universal Launch also accommodates more strokers compared to the Quickshot Launch.

Although the Universal Launch operates more loudly in comparison, standard Fleshlights are closed at one end — which means your ejaculation is contained after it’s let loose.

Being open-ended, Quickshots sort of live up to their name — your cum might shoot out during ejaculation, landing on the Launch (or even your phone).

Why Trust Our Review

photograph of product tester justin behind the fleshlight universal launch containing a full-sized fleshlight girls pornstar stroker with justin's cat sitting on the couch beside him during the filming of his review video

You can trust our reviews because of our experience, expertise, and honesty.

I personally have tested the Universal Launch dozens of times over the course of five hours (and counting).

I’m not here to sell you a fancy sex accessory — I’m offering my perspective as an average guy who’s lucky enough to test sex toys for a living.

Our team of experts backs up my experience with verified research, as well, so you’ll always get the best and most accurate information possible.

Where To Buy

Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

The Fleshlight Universal Launch takes what is already an awesome experience and ramps up the fun through mechanical science — making the dream of having a sex bot a reality.

Automates Your Fleshlight
Fleshlight Universal Launch
4.8
$199.95
Pros:
  • Automatic Stroking Action: Base, Shaft Or Tip
  • Up To 250 Strokes Per Minute
  • Intuitive Controls, No-Slip Hand Grip
  • ~60 Minutes Of Playtime, Can Be Used While Charging
  • Smartphone Mount, Fits All Full-Sized Fleshlights + Others
Cons:
  • Pretty Noisy & Takes Getting Used To
  • Does Not Work With Quickshots
  • 90-120 Minutes To Charge
  • You MUST Keep It Charged
  • Expensive; Not Waterproof
Decibel Level: 57 to 77 dB [Note: 40-50 dB is considered quiet; 60 is a normal conversation; 70 is a washing machine; 80 is city traffic]
Bottom Line: The Universal Launch turns your favorite full-sized Fleshlight (or other cased pocket pussy or stroker) into your own personal sex robot. Easy to use and control, it automates stroking for hands-free pleasure at a range of speeds and depths to suit your needs and you can play while charging. The battery must not ever run out, however — not only can it break the (expensive) device, but it will void the 90-day warranty, too.
$179.96 @ Fleshlight –> CODE: WHI10

Yes, the Fleshlight Universal Launch may be somewhat expensive but it is worth every penny if you want to kick your pleasure into high gear.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our Complete Guide To Fleshlights and Everything Fleshlight hub, in-depth and evolving resources that comprehensively explore and review all aspects of Fleshlights from the company’s discreet billing and shipping, to the types of products they carry, how to use them, materials, and safety.