What Is A Sex Machine & How It Feels To Have Sex With One? [2024]

So what is a sex machine? Or more specifically…

What does the term ‘Sex Machine’ mean?

A sex machine is a mechanised device that is used to simulate a sex intercourse, most commonly – the thrusting action.

A sex machine can be called any sex toy that has a motor stimulating vibrations, thrusting, or/and rotation.

When people say “fucking machines,” it usually means it’s a machine that has a thrusting vibrating dildo mimicking the back/forth intercourse motions. These machines can also be used anally, but there’s usually thrusting butt plugs for those.

There’s a saying where people call someone a “sex machine” because he can go long and hard for an extended time.

Well, sex machine actually does that:

  • It never tires,
  • Never changes the thrusting direction without your instruction
  • You can adjust the thrusting speed and depth just the way you want it
  • …All the while choosing just the right size, firmness, and type dildo that you enjoy.

What Is a Sex Machine?

A sex machine is as simple as it sounds – it’s a device used for sexual pleasure and can be mechanical or fully automated. If you’re looking to orgasm solo, it’s designed to do all the hard work for you. 

Some machines are built to penetrate you, while others are made to be penetrated. There are even adapters that can automate your current sex toys if you don’t want to lose your favorites. 
Sex machines are different than Fleshlights or vibrators; they’re usually bigger and make more complex movements and vibrations. They probably won’t fit in your dresser drawers, but they’ll do more than your basic sex toys ever could.

What Types of Sex Machines Are Out There?

Now that you learned the basic meaning, it’s time for a better understanding of your choices if you actually want to own one.

There are three main types of sex machines:

1. Thrusting Sex Machines (commonly called Fucking Machines)

This is most commonly what people mean when they say a sex machine.

It’s a machine that simulates the thrusting motion and can be used by women for vaginal penetration, and by mean and women for anal play.

The one in the picture is our favorite: Hismith, check our review.

Many men enjoy this type of machine for prostate milking.

While the functionality will differ from the money you’re prepared to pay, during the last few years, the prices have significantly dropped, and quality improved.

Now you can get a high-quality machine for less than $400.

With this kind of machine, you can expect to have:

  • Adjustable thrust length
  • Remote control the speed and intensity of the thrusting
  • Many accessories to change to the dildo that you enjoy the most
  • Adjustable angles
  • Sturdy, heavy design for comfortable use

Anything less and you’ll be compromising the quality.

2. Vibrating sex machines (commonly called Sex Saddle)

We need to thank Sybian for the popularity of these machines. The best sex saddles are designed almost exclusively for women.

The use is simple – you sit on the saddle that presses against your clitoris, adjust the intensity until the powerful vibrations force out explosive orgasms.

These types of machines will set you back around $1200, but they have never, in my experience, failed to get an orgasm out of women.

Because they are expensive, you’ll usually find these only at sex parties.

Oh, and you don’t even need to remove clothes to use it – the motor is so powerful that it trembles through clothes.

This is also a downside to this machine – for some people, the vibrations are too powerful numbing the clitoris, but for many women for whom the orgasms require heavy stimulation – Sybians are just perfect.

Finally, I also need to mention Monkey Rocker sex machine:

monkey rocker

It’s a rare mechanical machine that you activate by simply rocking back and forth. Through this rocking the dildo will thrust in and out back and forth.

The pro of this device is that it is sturdy; the con – you still need to do the work for yourself.

3. Blowjob & Penis Milking Machines For Men

This is where it gets tricky. Technically every sex toy with a motor can be called a sex machine.

But as for men, it usually means that the male masturbator is doing the job for you.

It’s thrusting automatically, vibrating, rotating almost hands-free, you just need to hold on to the toy.

In a sense, these machines are mimicking what thrusting sex machines are doing with dildos, only this time, you’re the one doing the penetrating.

Which brings me to the point – that you can use thrusting sex machines with a male masturbator too.

Most advanced thrusting machines allow you to change the attachments, so you can simply add Fleshlight at the end of it.

The most popular male sex machines are Fleshlight Launch, which do the pumping for you.

Others like Kiiroo Onyx simulate the thrusting, while also rotating, vibrating and/or doing the suction effect.

Pro Tip

You can use the discount code SEXUALALPHA to get 10% off on purchases from Kiiroo.

My most favorite feature comes from new developing technologies though: Virtual Reality.

You can connect these masturbation machines with a porn, add VR goggles, and have an immersive experience where masturbation is simulating the speed and depth of thrusting that happens in the video.

4. Sex Gliders

We briefly mentioned sex gliders in our vibration section under a different name – monkey rockers – but they deserve their own section. 

Sex gliders, monkey rockers, love gliders, self-pleasure chairs – they all mean virtually the same thing: a platform you SIT ON to enjoy maximum stimulation and pleasure. 

Still confused? Imagine a chair with your favorite dildo or vibrator hooked to the base. It’s got comfortable pads to rest your thighs on, and an easy-to-reach control system for adjusting thrust and vibration. 

Or, for those who like to get themselves off by their bootstraps, many models allow you to control the thrusts and penetration with your own movements. This guarantees that your pleasure depends solely on the person who knows it best – you. 

The sex glider is made for penetration, but that’s not all. For those who love to be on top, it’s the ultimate stimulator simulator.

For those who delight in dual stimulation, it can rock your G-spot or your backdoor while you handle yourself from the front (or use another favorite sex toy there). 

If you crave more control over your orgasms, sex gliders are the way to go. They lay the groundwork for an interactive, surreal, euphoric experience. 

If you’ve had trouble in the past with all the high-tech fancy toys, maybe it’s time to go back to a sexual ride where you’re in charge. Maybe it’s time for a love glider.

Buyer Beware: Critical Considerations When Buying Your Sex Machine

By now, you’re probably dying to get your hands on a sex machine, but slow down for a moment. There are a few things more disappointing than waiting for a sex toy in the mail and realizing it isn’t what you hoped it’d be. 

Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are some things you’ve got to consider before buying your first sex machine.

Ease of Assembly (Ready to Use vs. DIY)

When it comes to sex machines, customization is the name of the game. However, you might be more interested in using your sex machine than putting it together. 

There are two types of people in this world: those who enjoy putting together Ikea furniture and those who don’t. The same principle applies to sex machines.  

Some products come ready to use, while others require some significant assembly. If you’re a DIY junkie, you might love the customizable options that come with the more complicated models. 

If you’re ready for pleasure and don’t want to wait, look for a model that comes ready to please. 

Looking for alternatives? Check out the How To Build A Sex Machine At Home.

The Right Material

You want a sex machine that lasts as long as you do – especially since it can cost hundreds of dollars. It might be tempting to skimp on the costs at first, but extended use and difficult cleaning will make you regret it before long. 

Find a machine made of nonporous materials (usually, this applies to its accessories, aka what goes inside you). Medical-grade silicone is an excellent place to start. This will help your machine stay hygienic and keep your pleasure clean and infection-free, so the only filth you have to worry about is getting down and dirty with your toys. 

Thrust Is a Must

Nothing is worse than taking a ride on a brand new machine that isn’t powerful enough to please you, so it’s imperative to make sure you’re getting something with enough thrusting power to take you to pleasure city. 

Try to look for something with adjustable settings so you know you can turn up the power if you need to. It may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes there’s just nothing that can fuck you harder than yourself. 

If that’s the case, look for a machine that moves with you so that you can control the intensity and pounding power of your pleasure experience. It may not even need to be automated. 

However, it’s not likely that you’ll have trouble finding a fuck machine that can give you what you need (provided you’re willing to shell out the cash for it). For the most part, it comes down to our next point – the motor.

The Motor

A durable motor increases the thrusting power and longevity of your fuck machine, so it’s not something you want to pinch pennies on. Ideally, you never want to have to send your device in for repairs or deal with an unexpected breakdown. 

You also want something that isn’t going to stop mid-thrust or begin sputtering out on you. That’s why our top pick has a 100-watt super-core motor. You don’t have to go with our choice if it’s not your cup of tea, but make sure the machine you buy is at least as powerful – if not more so. 

Bonus Features

Like any sexual endeavor, even a fuck machine will eventually get stale over time. That’s why you want to make sure your purchase is compatible with extra attachments or add-ons

You’ll want to try out a different penetrator, more or less vibration, new lubricants, or even new positions. For all of this, you’re going to need a machine with versatility for extra features. 

These are typically referred to as attachments, so keep an eye out for that keyword when you’re shopping for your newest toy. 

Self-Banging on a Budget

Naturally, price is going to play a big role in any purchase you decide to make. Sex machines are probably the most expensive pleasure toys you can buy, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank for them. 

More money will get you a better product – there’s no way around that. However, you don’t have to pay for features that you don’t want. If you don’t need six speed settings, don’t pay for them. 

There are so many fuck machine options that you’re likely to find a good fit for your budget with a little shopping (promo code “SEXUALALPHA” will even get you a discount at some online stores), but it might be worth it to dish out the big bucks. 

Either way, make sure you buy from a reputable dealer like Hismith, Lovense, Kiiroo, or Motorbunny. Anything can go wrong with shipping, so you want to make sure your vendor will get you your money back if your fuck machine isn’t working like it’s supposed to. 

Storage and Discretion

Last but not least, a fuck machine isn’t the kind of thing you want laying around the living room while a contractor is working or when your in-laws come to visit. Before you buy, make sure you have a dedicated space in a closet or bedroom so you can keep your pleasure discreet.

Can I Return It?

You want to go for a company with a reasonable return policy. Keep in mind that sex machines are a serious investment. Take the time to get to know the return policy of the company you’re buying your machine from and read user reviews.

Many unexpected things can happen when you buy online. What if you got the wrong product or there are missing accessories in your order? What if the machine you ordered did not live up to your expectations? Can you return it and get a refund?

The Benefits of a Sex Machine

So what’s the point of a high-tech pleasure device? Why not masturbate with your hands the old-fashioned way?

Don’t get me wrong, masturbation is fantastic. Sometimes, though, we need to take our self-pleasure from routine release to genuine ecstasy. 

Not to mention the myriad of ways you can use a fuck machine with a partner. Here’s why using a sex machine can be better.


Sexuality is a journey we never reach the end of, and you don’t want to miss any steps along the way. A sex machine allows you to explore yourself and your deepest desires WITHOUT feeling embarrassed or nervous in front of someone else. It also gives you opportunities to find new positions, pleasure spots, strokes, and more that you didn’t know you loved. 

Sexual Safety

Sex can be a risky behavior, and when we get in the mood for it, we tend to take some health risks that we normally wouldn’t. With a sex machine, you don’t have to worry about catching an STI or calling a cab from a stranger’s house – just clean it after each use. 

Convenience and Control

A fuck machine doesn’t involve buying drinks, using a dating app, or spending hours courting a partner. Sometimes you need sexual satisfaction on demand, and sex machines provide it. 

They also give you control over your sexual experience. We all love to please our partners, but sometimes we need a little pleasure that’s all about us. With a fuck machine, you choose your own rhythm, intensity, duration, and more. 

Practice Makes Perfect

Sexual proficiency doesn’t come naturally to anyone, and it’s different with every partner we have. Sometimes we need to practice finding our paths to orgasm or nail the right movements for our partner. 

Long Distance Intimacy

Love has no limits, and neither should sexual intimacy. People in long-distance relationships have all sorts of ways to remain intimate, but nothing makes you feel closer to your partner than a joint session on your fuck machines. 

Sex Machine Safety Tips 


The reason fuck machines are so pleasurable is that they perform faster and harder than any person can; this also means you’ll need a lot of lube. Keep it wet, and re-apply often – even if you aren’t feeling the friction at the moment, you’ll definitely feel it later.

Pro Tip

If you’re using silicone toys with your sex machines, make sure to only go with water-based lubes. 

Personalize Your Setup

This might seem like a no-brainer, but set your fuck machine up on a flat and stable surface so that it doesn’t move around or fall over during use. When you find the perfect settings and pleasure angles, make note of them, so you don’t have to fidget with the configuration again later. 

Size Your Attachments Correctly

Choose a dildo attachment that’s just the right size for you. Right size as in the most comfortable size for you without the machine. If you go with a dildo that is larger than usual, you might not enjoy it. Even if you’re a size queen, the sheer power from a fuck machine might overwhelm you.

It’s best to start with smaller toys until you get used to the machine’s thrusting power. Then, you can gradually increase the size as you get used to the non-stop thrusting sensations.

Stay Calm and Focus

The first time you use your sex machine, it’s likely going to be more stimulation than you’ve ever experienced. Try to relax – even blindfold yourself if you have to – and lose yourself in the pleasure. Just make sure not to move around too much, or you might make the angle uncomfortable. 

Keep It Clean!

We shouldn’t have to say this, but you should absolutely clean your toys after every use. Whether you’re penetrating your fuck machine or it’s penetrating you, bacteria and germs can cause infections if you don’t disinfect it. 

Our Top 3 Sex Machine Picks

You can find more details on the best available fuck machines here, but for now, we’ll give you our top 3 picks. 

Hismith Premium Deluxe

This one’s our favorite for a number of reasons. First off, it doesn’t break the bank – it’s cheaper than other top-tier fuck machines without sacrificing quality. Second, it’s durable and consistent with serious thrusting power, and Hismith customer service makes sure you’re satisfied with your device. Last but not least, its almost-mute motor keeps annoying noises down to prevent distraction and keep your special time discreet. 

You can read more about Hismith Premium Deluxe here.

Lovense Sex Machine

The Lovense Sex Machine is what you want if you’re looking for variety or upgrade potential. Most machines only have half the features this baby has (attachments, extra power, app control, more adjustments, etc). It’s pricey but well worth every penny. 

Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy

The Mini Teddy is our budget pick for those just looking to dip their toe (or anything else) in the water. It’s not a full-on sex machine, but it does utilize vibrating thrust and adjustable speeds. Stick it to a chair, wall, or table, and go to town!

For more information, read our in-depth review here.

Coupon Code

Use coupon code “ALPHA20” for 20% off full orders on Velvet Brands.


So there you have it! Fuck machines come in so many varieties that it can be hard to decide on your first one. The highest quality experience will cost you an extra few hundred bucks, but you won’t regret it.

Dainis Graveris

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