When I first saw the fifi (which refers to a hands-free masturbation device, popular among death row inmates, made up of a dirty old sock, vaseline (or toothpaste, if not available) and a toilet paper tube, wedged firmly between a mattress) I was highly skeptical it could live up to its claims—the most suspicious of which is ‘Natural Skin Like Feel.’ The fifi’s ambitions are on target, however, as ‘clean up’ after use of a stroker can be a bit involved (although I don’t mind washing and packing up as I wait for my steel rod to soften). But the approach and execution of this disposable stroker is (and I don’t use this term flippantly) horrible. The fifi is the ONLY stroker I’ve ever used that didn’t do the job. Let me walk you through how it works (or doesn’t) and what it was like for me:
The fifi comes in a nice transparent plastic tube in a variety of colors. It’s made up of a foam pad that’s inserted into a colored sleeve—it’s like a rectangle that’s about the size of a sheet of paper. It comes with five disposable ‘skin-like’ covers that are sealed in separate packages. All in all, the fifi looks pretty good from a distance. To use the fifi, you unpack a disposable sleeve and unravel it inside the rectangular foam pad. You then roll up the pad around the sleeve, leaving enough of the sleeve extending from the top to fold it back over the foam pad to secure the sleeve and protect the pad. Squirt lube in the hole and then pump away.
The first problem is that it’s not intuitive. It took me a moment to figure out how all of the pieces were supposed to work together—not the sort of problem I want to face when I’m moving into fantasy mode. I was also wondering whether the roll was too tight or too loose. Finally, the ‘disposable sleeve’ is a completely unappealing giant horse condom. Despite my deep hesitation, I committed to slipping into fifi and quickly found that I needed a lot more lube than usual. It seemed that either the condom was absorbing more than expected or the large surface of the condom needed more to adequately lubricate. In addition to the low-end feel of the whole thing, the fifi condom has not outlet for air. So as I pumped the sleeve, an air bubble began to form at the tip of the condom and a small balloon began to inflate from the open end of the sleeve. Finally it popped and the tip of my cock popped out the other end. At this point, I pulled out and disposed not only the horse condom but the sleeve and the remaining condoms.
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Magnus Sullivan has been at the forefront of technological and cultural shifts for more than 20 years. In 1993 Magnus founded eLine, one of the first system integration firms in San Francisco, bringing some of the biggest brands in the world online. One of his first clients was the storied progressive adult toy reseller, Good Vibrations. This was his first foray into the world of adult and he never looked back, partnering with the powerhouse, Game Link, to help create one of the most formidable companies in the online adult market. He has created two of the most awarded and recognized movies in the adult industry (‘An Open Invitation’ and ‘Marriage 2.0', which won The Feminist Porn Awards coveted ‘Movie of the Year’ award in 2016) and recently launched www.manshop.com, a reseller of sex toys for men, and www.betterthanthehand.com, a sex positive blog that promotes male masturbation and discusses the various social issues associated with it. Sullivan has written extensively about the need to expand and enhance content production in the adult industry and is also the author of ‘Better Than The Hand: How Masturbation is the Key to Better Sex and Healthier Living’. He is a fourth-generation SF-native, lives with his wife and children in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys kite boarding, skiing, triathlon, cooking, reading, writing and just about everything else that engages his mind and his body.35 Articles