Over the last two years, many of us have spent a lot of time alone, which has made a powerful impact on the sex toy industry — and given lots of people the chance to take their masturbation game to a new level. For folks with prostates and penises, there are more options than ever for solo play exploration. But what happens when your shoppers have tried plugs and strokers and still want something a bit, well, more? Enter milkers! These sexy devices deliver automated penis and prostate pleasure that’s almost as good as with a partner, so let’s talk about them.
What exactly is a milker?
Remember that milking isn’t ‘one size — or body part — fits all.
When we talk about milkers, we are essentially referring to products designed to automatically stimulate the penis or prostate to orgasm using a method that’s a slower, more measured massage. Penis and prostate milkers both allow for hands-free pleasure — once everything is in place and switched on, of course — and can provide a sensation akin to a blowjob or prostate massage.
What are the benefits of using a milker?
Whether we’re talking about a penis milker or prostate milker, the headline here is that a milker makes it easy for users to pleasure themselves in ways that used to require a partner. Penis milking can require more patience and time than a traditional stroke session, which is why basic automated masturbators won’t cut it, and prostate milking typically involves steady, short stroking movements most effectively administered using a finger or two.
Many experience the prostate orgasm as more intense than an orgasm achieved via penis stimulation alone, and while prostate milking is often employed to experience prostate pleasure, it can also be beneficial in terms of prostate health, which is a big bonus!
Milking at home
For folks who are interested in milking, the first thing to do is to help them identify the best milker for their goals and price point. Luckily, today’s shoppers have options!
For penis milking, the pro-level place to start is with a machine that is designed for automatic stroking and sucking using a cylinder equipped with a thin silicone membrane that laps against the penis. Some milking machines offer that same stimulation method but come with multiple cylinders, enabling users to explore even more sensation options. Once a machine has been selected, users can further customize their experience with different attachments.
Helping shoppers find the milker for them
As a retailer, there are several things to keep in mind when it comes to shopping for milkers:
• Remember that milking isn’t “one size — or body part — fits all.” Be sure to ask what kind of milking they desire, penis or prostate, and remind them that they can enjoy both! They might also need a bit of education about how milking is different from stimulation methods they might be more familiar with.
• Milkers can come with all sorts of bells, whistles and fun attachments. Knowing what your customers are trying to achieve will help you find the features that suit them best.
• Be sure to ask about budgets! Knowing what your customer wants from their milker and what their ideal price point is will help you match them with the best possible product for their needs.
Milkers can unlock worlds of pleasure for users looking to up their solo play game or incorporate something extra into their partner play. Knowing what they are, how they work and what products are available will help you keep your shoppers happy and coming back for more!
Rebecca Weinberg is the president of XR Brands.