Using a Penis Sleeve for a Happy, Active Penis

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Using a Penis Sleeve for a Happy, Active Penis Photo by John Dugan

An active penis is a happy penis; for many men, using a penis sleeve is part of what keeps his tool happy. (His partner may also find that the sleeve increases her or his happiness as well!) This sex toy can be a welcome addition to a couple's romantic life and when used with care should not have a significant impact upon a man's ongoing penis health.

What is a penis sleeve?

Sometimes referred to as a penis sheath, a sleeve is technically any covering that is added to a man's shaft; however, that definition includes in it things like condoms, which are not really what is meant by a sleeve. More properly, a sleeve is a device that fits over or rests on a penis and in some way adds shape, length or girth to the natural equipment.

What's it made of?

Technically, a sleeve can be made of anything; ancients used sheep's bladders as a combination sleeve and condom, for example. Nowadays, most sleeves are made of plastic, rubber or silicone.

Sleeves tend to be generally cylindrical in shape. Because they are intended to cover the shaft, they are hollowed out to allow for easy insertion of the member; at least one end is open and in some cases, both may be. The shell may be solid along the sides or it may have openings along them. Many sleeves are outfitted with bumps and lumps, which are intended to provide additional stimulation to the partner of the one wearing the sleeve.

How's the fit?

Most sleeves are self-attaching; that is, the opening through which the penis is inserted tends to be a tight fit; in some cases, the entire sleeve is very tight on an erect penis. This is to prevent the sleeve from slipping off. There are, however, some sleeves that come with straps that allow one to tie the sleeve around the testicles. This not only holds the sleeve in place more securely, it can also serve as a testicle cuff for those who enjoy that particular device.


There are several benefits to using a penis sleeve. As mentioned, the added dimension that it gives the penis (often combined with the aforementioned bumps and lumps) can provide extra sexual stimulation and pleasure to a partner. The wearer may also gain extra stimulation; the friction caused by tight sleeve on an erect penis, added to the sensations created by the sexual attentions of the partner, can create a "double you pleasure, double your fun" kind of situation.

In addition, many men get an erotically charged psychological boost from the sleeve. They may be aroused at the way in which the sleeve makes the penis look bigger or may find a turn-on from simply focusing this extra attention on the member.


Some men have a very hard time finding a sleeve that fits properly. A too-tight sleeve can be very uncomfortable, while one that is too loose may fall off. Also problematic is finding one that comfortable accommodates the various stages of hardness that a penis can go through during a course of sexual activity.

Many men who enjoy the sensations provided by a sleeve find that it unfortunately causes some form of penile irritation afterward. Often, the material and tightness of the sleeve may create a rash, redness, soreness or other discomfort.

Fortunately, the active penis that enjoys the use of the sleeve can find relief from these post-sexual irritations through the regular application of a first class penis vitamin cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). Rejuvenation of penis skin irritated by a too-tight sleeve will be aided by a cream that includes a high quality emollient such as shea butter and vitamin E, one of nature's most formidable hydrators. The proper cream choice should also include vitamin A; sleeves tend to cause penile sweating, which adds to that unpleasant crotch aroma. Vitamin A has antibacterial qualities that actively decrease penis odor issues.

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Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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