How Old Do You Have To Be To Buy A Fleshlight?

While the typical age restriction for purchasing sex toys like Fleshlights is 18, many people under 18 can often buy a Fleshlight either online or in-person.
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Updated:October 2023
Q: How Old Do You Have To Be To Buy A Fleshlight?
A: There is no federal age limit regarding the purchase of sex toys (including Fleshlights or Fleshlight dildos) and you can easily buy them online regardless of age, but some jurisdictions may require you to be at least 18 to do so in person.

Whether that’s enforced is another story and often depends on the establishment and what they carry.

For example, a sex shop may be prevented from selling to anyone under the age of 18 if they also carry pornographic materials onsite.

This usually has a lot more to do with federal restrictions relating to the distribution of porn than any specific regulations on the sale of Fleshlights and other sex toys.

Since it’s common knowledge that people under the age of 18 also use vibrators and masturbate — as they should freely be able to — the age restrictions (if there are any) aren’t always enforced unless they need to be.

Stores like Walgreens, CVS, Spencer’s, Urban Outfitters, and even Target — which carry sex toys in addition to many other products — are less likely to be strict about your age at the checkout.

(Although most of those don’t carry Fleshlights, you can find them at Spencer’s.)

Local jurisdictions may have limitations in place on the sale of sex toys to minors, so if you’re unsure, call ahead and ask the store manager before you head out.

If you’re under 18 and don’t want to shop in person, you can easily buy a Fleshlight online as long as you have a credit/debit card, prepaid Visa, or even a PayPal account.

Most online retailers don’t ID their customers.

Online sex shop websites may have a pop-up window asking you to confirm your age, but they won’t necessarily ask for any actual proof when you’re ready to make a purchase.

So, if you’re under the age of 18 and you want to purchase a Fleshlight online, it could be as simple as entering a fake birthdate — if you even need to enter one at all.

If you’d rather not do it yourself, you might ask an older sibling or friend to buy it for you and then reimburse them.

If you do decide to buy a Fleshlight online, you’re better off buying one from a reputable retailer such as The Enhanced Male, Adam & Eve, Lovehoney, or Fleshlight, rather than Amazon.

This is because some sellers offer fake sex toys that look like the real thing — until you receive or use them.

Additionally, Fleshlight prohibits its distributors from selling the product on Amazon, entirely (5.6).

The only reputable vendor that we can recommend on Amazon is IFC, LLC, as that is Fleshlight’s storefront on the platform.

Just remember that if you order through Amazon and others in your household do so, as well, there is a risk of someone else accidentally opening the package if they don’t pay attention to the addressee.

If you’d prefer to order directly from Fleshlight, they ship discreetly, as we discovered when we made a purchase ourselves.

Bottom Line: If you’re under the age of 18, you likely won’t have a problem buying yourself a Fleshlight.

We don’t generally advocate lying about one’s age but masturbation is healthy and many teens purchase their first vibrator, Fleshlight, or other sex toy before the age of 18.

It’s completely natural for teenagers to want to explore their sexuality and there are plenty of ways to get a Fleshlight, regardless of your age.

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.