9 Best Homemade DIY Fleshlights & Pocket Pussies (Video Demos)

Homemade DIY Fleshlights and pocket pussies can be cheap and fun ways to get off – made from Pringles cans, socks, towels, gloves, condoms, or other methods.
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Updated:September 2023

You’d be surprised by how easily you can make a Fleshlight, pocket pussy, stroker, or male masturbator at home (yes, really!) using DIY materials and a little human ingenuity.

Don’t believe us?

Check out our video below for nine ways you can make a Fleshlight — right now:

Key Takeaways:

  • Most of the best DIY pocket pussies and strokers cost less than a few dollars in materials to make, so they’re an affordable option when the price of a Fleshlight doesn’t fit into your budget.
  • That said, homemade Fleshlights and pocket pussies are nowhere near as long-lasting or durable in comparison — and some can (and will) break during use.
  • Although DIY masturbators can be made in many different ways, they are not always easy to make — some are far more work than they are worth.
  • Homemade Fleshlights, strokers, and pocket pussies are not necessarily safe and if you use one, you are doing so at your own risk.

In this video series, we’ll look at the best and worst examples of DIY Fleshlights and homemade pocket pussies, strokers, and male masturbators.

We’ll build them (or try our very best to build them), experiment with some fun improvements, and offer advice on which ones worked the best, safety concerns, and Fleshlights to try if you’re not that crafty.

How To Make A DIY Fleshlight, Pocket Pussy, Stroker, Or Masturbator

Most of the best DIY Fleshlight options we feature here are very inexpensive to make — using less than a few dollars’ worth of materials.

While not quite as awesome as a Fleshlight made by professionals, the best DIY masturbator for your specific mood might just be the one you make yourself.

How To Make A Sock Fleshlight (Easiest To Make)

Supplies Needed:

  • Three pairs of clean athletic socks
  • Four rubber bands
  • A disposable rubber, latex, or non-latex glove (un-powdered)

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Socks:

  1. Fold two pairs of socks in half
  2. Place them on top of each other
  3. Sandwich the glove between the pairs of socks, leaving about an inch at the wrist end hanging over the edge
  4. Choose from one of two methods to add a third glove:
    1. Wrap a third sock around the folded pairs
    2. Place the sock/glove sandwich inside a third sock
    3. Either way, secure with rubber bands or hair ties
  5. Fold the glove sleeve around the outside of the sock to create an opening
  6. Enjoy your DIY sock Fleshlight

Special Notes: Any kind of cushy socks will do, not just athletic socks. The amount of rubber bands you use depends on how snug you want your sock masturbator to be. If you use a glove, make sure it’s not powdered.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Sock Fleshlight

How To Make A Pringles Can Fleshlight (Most Versatile Option)

Supplies Needed:

  • One Pringles can (empty and cleaned)
  • Three kitchen sponges (new, and two must be the same size)
  • One rubber, latex, or non-latex glove (powder-free)
  • One large or two small rubber bands
  • Kitchen knife for cutting

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From A Pringles Can:

  1. Cut off the top of the Pringles can
  2. Place one sponge into the can
  3. Place the glove between the two remaining (same-sized) sponges
  4. Put this sponge/glove sandwich into the Pringles can
  5. Pull the open end of the glove sleeve around the outside of the Pringles can
  6. Secure the glove with rubber bands
  7. Use your DIY Pringles can Fleshlight

Special Notes: Regular Pringles cans are best for this pocket pussy project, as the cardboard makes a better container. Other brands use plastic, which can have a sharp edge at the opening. If you use a plastic chip can, you’ll likely need to sand the edges of the opening first.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Pringles Can Fleshlight

How To Make A Towel Fleshlight (Softest)

Supplies Needed:

  • One towel
  • One condom or disposable glove
  • 2-5 Rubber bands, depending on desired tightness
  • An object to approximate a penis

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Towels:

  1. Place your condom at one end of the towel
  2. Place a phallic object on top of the condom
  3. Roll the towel up, using the object as a guide
  4. Secure the towel with rubber bands
  5. Fold the condom rim over the edge of the towel and secure as needed
  6. Remove the phallic object
  7. Enjoy your towel Fleshlight; throw the condom away when finished and don’t forget to wash the towel

Special Notes: Your towel can be a hand towel or a small bath towel. You can use a glove instead of a condom as long as it’s powder-free and stretchy. For your penis-like object, you can use a dildo or even a bottle of hot sauce — as long as it’s phallic-shaped.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Fleshlight Using A Towel

How To Make A Sponge Fleshlight (Fastest Assembly + Felt The Best)

Supplies Needed:

  • Two clean and unused kitchen sponges of the same size and shape
  • Two latex, rubber, non-latex, or similar disposable gloves (un-powdered)
  • 3-6 rubber bands, depending on desired tightness

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Sponges:

  1. Place the sponges together like a sandwich
  2. Place a glove between the sponges
  3. Fold the sleeve of the glove over the sponges
  4. Secure with rubber bands
  5. Place the sponges inside the second glove
  6. Tighten with rubber bands
  7. Enjoy your DIY sponge Fleshlight

Special Notes: Avoid ergonomic sponges that won’t be symmetrical when facing each other and if they have a scrubby side, make sure it’s facing outward. Also, make sure the gloves you use are powder-free because if powder mixes with lube, it gets nasty — and fast.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Fleshlight Using A Sponge

How To Make A Toilet Paper Roll Fleshlight (Squishiest Fit)

Supplies Needed:

  • One roll of toilet paper (a paper towel roll can also work)
  • One large condom or disposable, un-powdered glove as a liner (sleeve); latex, rubber, or non-latex gloves work equally well
  • Rubber bands or something similar

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Toilet Paper Rolls:

  1. Remove cardboard from the toilet paper roll
  2. Insert the liner/sleeve (condom or glove) through the center
  3. Fold the open end of the liner around the outside of the toilet paper roll
  4. Secure with rubber bands
  5. Form the roll into your preferred shape
  6. Use your toiler paper roll Fleshlight as you will
  7. Throw the used liner/sleeve away when finished

Special Notes: Use your fingers or a dull knife to help remove the cardboard roll if it doesn’t slip out easily. If using a paper towel roll or a large toilet paper roll, you may find it easier to remove some of the outer layers of paper before securing the pocket pussy sleeve.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Fleshlight Using A Toilet Paper Roll

How To Make A Glove Fleshlight (Weirdest Looking)

Supplies Needed:

  • 2-3 latex, non-latex, or rubber gloves (should be stretchy)
  • 6-7 rubber bands (or strips cut from a third glove)
  • Scissors (if using two gloves)
  • Tap water at a sexy temperature (somewhere below boiling and above ice)

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Gloves:

  1. Place two gloves together
  2. Tie the fingers of the gloves together
  3. Cut out a small part of the glove thumb
  4. Fill the glove with water to your liking
  5. Tie off the opening with a rubber band
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 on the second glove
  7. Admire your work and use your DIY glove Fleshlight

Special Notes: When you place the gloves together, they should mirror each other. The amount of water you use depends on how bulbous you want your Fleshlight.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Fleshlight With (And Without) Latex Gloves

How To Make A Condom Fleshlight (Most Questionable Results)

Supplies Needed:

  • Condom of choice
  • 20 oz. plastic soda bottle
  • Tape or rubber bands
  • Water
  • Items for texture (if desired)
  • Knife and lighter to cut bottle

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Condoms And A Soda Bottle:

  1. Cut the bottom from the soda bottle
  2. Remove the lid from the bottle and insert a condom
  3. Screw the lid back on, leaving the tip of the condom outside
  4. Add water or other textured materials (like aqua beads) to the bottle
  5. Stretch the condom around the outside of the cut end of the bottle
  6. Secure with rubber bands or tape
  7. Use your DIY soda bottle and condom Fleshlight
  8. Throw it all away when finished

Special Notes: Un-lubricated condoms, if you can find them, are easier to work with. Tape is best for un-lubricated condoms, and rubber bands will work with lubricated condoms. You can use water or anything to fill the inside of the bottle — I tried aqua beads.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Fleshlight Using A Condom

How To Make A Cornstarch Fleshlight (Messiest Way)

Supplies Needed:

  • 200 grams cornstarch
  • 400-500 grams room-temperature water
  • 100 grams boiling water
  • A tall, microwave-safe container with a cylindrical shape
  • A stir stick or spoon
  • Scale for measuring
  • A hot dog, zucchini, cucumber, or other food slightly smaller than the penis this toy is for.

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Cornstarch:

  1. Combine cornstarch and room-temperature water
  2. Add boiling water to fill your container the rest of the way, and stir again
  3. Microwave the mixture for one to three minutes
  4. Press the cylindrical object into the mixture
  5. Microwave for another five to six minutes
  6. Allow to cool and use

Special Notes: We recommend that your microwave-safe container also have a handle. We also suggest using a food item for the penis mold because the object you use must be microwaveable.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Cornstarch Fleshlight

How To Make A Balloon Fleshlight (Absolute Worst)

Supplies Needed:

  • One punching balloon (the big kind with a long neck and a strap attached)
  • Three normal round rubber balloons (not mylar and not water balloons)
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Immense patience and finger strength

Steps For Making A Fleshlight From Balloons:

  1. Stack the round balloons, one on top of the other
  2. Fold the stacked balloons lengthwise
  3. Insert the round balloons into the punching balloon
  4. Fill the round balloons with water
  5. Adjust the water-filled balloons
  6. Create the opening for the balloon Fleshlight
  7. Use your DIY balloon Fleshlight

Special Notes: You may be tempted to buy water balloons for this. You will, after all, be filling them with water. We learned the hard way that water balloons are not made to hold water — but rather, to break apart when they hit something. You don’t want these balloons to break, so use regular birthday party balloons.

→ For more, read: How To Make A Fleshlight Using A Balloon

Other Ways To Make DIY Fleshlights and Pocket Pussies

Researching this project was a huge lesson in just how many things there are that can be sex toys for penises — and how enthusiastically some folks are trying them out.

We’ve heard of popular homemade Fleshlights, pocket pussies, strokers, and male masturbators being made from:

  • Pillows
  • Cardboard tubing
  • Small Stuffies
  • Zip-top storage bags
  • Blankets
  • Drink bottles of various sizes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Insulation foam
  • Teddy bears
  • Large camping flashlights
  • Children’s modeling clay
  • Plastic clingfilm
  • And more…

Who knows, maybe we’ll be back with another round of DIY Fleshlights, pocket pussies, masturbators, and strokers in the future!

Homemade Fleshlight Vs. Real: Which Is Better

photograph of wednesday holding two sponges, one in each hand, with a quizzical expression on her face

More often than not, a real or custom Fleshlight is going to perform (and feel) better than any DIY pocket pussy alternative.

Should you invest in a Fleshlight (or three) or try your hand at DIY strokers?

There are great arguments on both sides.

Homemade Fleshlight Pros:

  • Less expensive to make compared to buying a real Fleshlight, pocket pussy, or stroker
  • Most of these male masturbators are entirely disposable so there’s no cleanup or maintenance
  • You can get really creative in terms of design and texture
  • They let you take your pleasure into your own (crafty) hands
  • When disassembled, your privacy is maintained because all ingredients are common household items
  • Can be an awesome gift for a special friend

Homemade Fleshlight Cons

  • Most will not feel the same as a real Fleshlight
  • There is work involved — you have to actually make the thing
  • Trial and error might be needed
  • Rubber gloves or condoms can snap and break
  • You might feel silly putting your penis into a Pringles can
  • Crafting just isn’t your strong suit
  • Some are easier to craft compared to others
  • If made using water, there’s a risk of spillage or leaks

Which Homemade Fleshlight Works The Best?

The DIY masturbators we found easiest to assemble were the sock, towel and the simple sponge Fleshlight.

The DIY pocket pussy that felt the best for our tester were the sponge and Pringles can Fleshlight with aqua beads or cut-up sponge pieces.

The most cost-effective DIY Fleshlights were the toilet paper roll option, and making a Fleshlight with cornstarch.

The glove, condom, and balloon masturbators used inexpensive materials, but we can’t recommend them because the assembly was difficult and the results questionable.

Are Homemade Fleshlights and Masturbators Safe?

DIY Fleshlights can be safe as long as you’re careful but they’re not always the wisest choice.

To be clear, all of the items we made successfully were tried by a real human penis without incident.

Still, we do suggest that you make and use DIY Fleshlights at your own risk.

Safety tips:

  • Always use new items — sponges, gloves, condoms, socks, etc.
  • If the item is not manufactured for sanitary use (like a glove), it should be washed before assembly if it will be in direct contact with your skin.
  • Make and use these items as safely as possible, while also doing so at your own risk.
  • Never reuse disposable components like gloves or condoms.

Regardless of the DIY fleshlight you build, always use sexual lubricant with it.

Water-based lube is generally best no matter what materials you’ve built your homemade Fleshlight or pocket pussy from.

Don’t have any lube on hand?

That’s okay, you probably have substitutions in your bathroom or kitchen already.

Prefer To Skip The Crafts And Buy A Fleshlight?

If you’d rather not get your hands dirty (or you’re just not a craft-lover), there are plenty of great Fleshlights to choose from.

  • Classic Pink Lady Heavenly

While there are certainly more complex Fleshlights available, this pretty-in-pink vaginal sleeve is the best full-size beginner option to try.

This original Fleshlight has stood the test of time for a reason and the classic Heavenly texture is loved by penises around the world.

  • Fleshlight Quickshot

The textured Quickshot is the smallest Fleshlight available — and is also the best handjob hybrid to start with.

It comes in vaginal, anal, oral, porn star, and non-anatomy styles so there’s something for everyone.

With a variable grip, the Quickshot is open-ended and comes in both realistic and see-through sleeves, making it the best portable, travel-friendly, discreet model to explore.

  • Fleshlight Girls: Riley Reid Utopia

The Riley Reid Fleshlight, designed after its namesake porn star, is one of the most popular Fleshlight Girls.

Utopia (Vulva)
Riley Reid Utopia
4.8
$79.99
Pros:
  • Feels Incredible & Surprisingly Realistic
  • Unique Interior Texture
  • Simple to Use, Adjustable Suction
  • Pretty Easy to Clean
Cons:
  • Noisier Than Expected
  • Cleaning Takes More Work Than Regular Masturbation
  • Air Drying Can Take Hours
  • Risk Of Mold Growth If Not Maintained Properly
Bottom Line: Featuring an unbelievably sexy vulva (signed by Riley Reid!), this is one of the most popular Fleshlight Girl models for a reason. Intuitive to use, the innovative skin-like sleeve texture is unique and totally blew our expectations for Fleshlights out of the water.
$67.05 @ The Enhanced Male –> CODE: WHI10 $79.99 @ Adam & Eve

Closing Thoughts

There are obviously a vast number of ways to make a suitable sex toy for penises using things you may already have around the house.

Additionally, you probably have an array of safe substitutes for personal lube lurking around your kitchen right now.

We suggest that you give some of these projects a try, or at least check out our videos so you don’t have to make the same chuckle-worthy mistakes we made.

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.