Male masturbators have been around for some time. For the longest time, the only option for men in sex toys were ribbed sleeves that could only be used to add some extra sensation when masturbating. They were also considered a dirty little secret that anyone who used them did not talk about them.
The sexual revolution has brought sexual pleasure toys into the mainstream and thankfully, technology has come a long way. The newest male masturbators feature a wide range of options including automatic sensations, programming options, and the most amazing integrated virtual sex options.
The two giants in teledildonics, or remote control sex toys, are Lovense and Kiiroo. They both have amazing male masturbators that offer some of the best sensations for anyone with a penis or someone that plays with someone with a penis. The Lovense Max 2 and the Kiiroo Onyx 2 both offer men great options for solo pleasure and companion play.
What you will find out quickly is that most quality sex toys are not cheap, so how do you choose between these great masturbators? To help make your decision a bit easier, we’ve pitted the Max 2 and Onyx 2 against each other to find out once and for all… Which one is better?
So, read on for an in-depth look at these male masturbators, including the good, the bad, and even the ugly, to help you decide where to spend your hard-earned money. Although, you may be tempted to end up getting both!
Lovense Max 2
The Max 2 by Lovense is the newest version of the most unique designs of any male masturbator. The Max 2 features a realistic masturbating sleeve coupled with the Lovense patented, customizable air suction technology.
The unique sensations are not only a regular vibration that can be adjusted by strength or pattern, but the Max 2 design also allows the compression rings to respond independently. This results in a more realistic ripple up and down the shaft of the penis.
A hidden vibrator at the end of the Max 2 provides a great sensation right on the penis tip. The suction can be adjusted easily along the side, so you can even customize the sensations without missing a stroke.
The Max 2 comes with a body-safe sleeve (vagina sleeve sold separately), a user’s manual, and a magnetic USB charging cable. It is shipped discreetly but looks very close to a Bluetooth speaker when packed up. This means you could potentially keep it in sight, and no one would be the wiser.
The Max 2 features an inflatable pocket on both sides of the sleeve that can fill or release air at a wide range of speeds and when added to the tip vibrator, closely resembles the contractions found in a wet, lubricated vagina (use a great water-based lube to increase the pleasure).
The embedded Bluetooth chip allows you to pair the Max with any smartphone, tablet, PC or MAC for customizable control of the vibrations, and rhythmic massage.
If you are adventurous enough, give your login information to someone and let them control your pleasure from wherever they are, bringing virtual sex and intimacy to your long-distance partner and yourself.
Some men have described the slower speeds as a sensual milking, while the higher speeds can lead to climax for some users, if not overwhelming. Most, however, find that the automatic sensations alone are not enough to climax without stroking actions.
Music Sync: The Newest Masturbating Auto Setting
When you want to add an extra punch to your self-pleasure, use the Lovense app to sync your Max 2 to your favorite thumping music for a completely unique and customized set of sensations. You will be amazed at the reactions your Max 2 has to different types of music, and no two are the same.
Prep and Clean Up
When getting ready to use your Max 2, take a moment to run the sleeve under warm water to get the TPE material closer to body temperature, then lube it up with a good quality water-based lube and enjoy.
When all done, cleanup is a snap. Inflate the air chambers; this allows the sleeve to be removed easily. Rinse the sleeve with warm water and your favorite toy cleaner. Allow the sleeve to air dry before placing inside the Max 2 to await your next play session.
Lovense Max 2 and Nora: A Match Made in Pleasure Heaven
The Max 2 works wonders when paired with the Lovense Nora, a pair that stands out among long-distance sex toys. They each have integrated programming that allows for virtual sex between partners. This means that each one responds to the other is being used when connected.
For example, if Max is being pumped rapidly, the vibrations and rotations of Nora will respond accordingly.
On the other hand, if your gal is really getting close to a climax and is using the Nora for penetration and speeds up to get herself there, you will feel the pace quicken, in real-time. Max 2 also has adjustable air suction for a unique and personalized experience each time. This is as close as you can get to actual sex at a long distance.
What We Love
- Discreet, lightweight and portable (resembles a Bluetooth speaker)
- Air controlled, fully adjustable suction
- Fits most penis sizes.
- Authentic, lifelike contractions
- Connections available to most smart devices, including smartphones and tablets
- Compatible with a range of sex toys, including the Lovense Nora or another Max 2
- 100% hypoallergenic, certified body-safe
- Can be used for LDR virtual interactive sex
- Interactive feedback responsive
- Magnetic charging system
What Needs Improvement
- Not waterproof
- Suction is rather loud
- Vibrations are most effective with full penis inside
- Interactive play may have issues with slow or lagging internet connections or app bugs
- Price (We’ll keep dreaming, all of these types of sex toys take $$)
Kiiroo Onyx 2
The Onyx 2 is more than just your standard male masturbator, featuring 10 individually driving rings that contract to mimic real intercourse. You can control the sensitivity and vibrations through the OhMiBod app or with the onboard touchscreen.
The quietest masturbator available, the Onyx 2 can provide up to 140 strokes per minute with impressive built-in programs to simulate vaginal, anal, or even oral sex.
An impressive line of high-quality sleeves can be purchased to make the experience even more custom. You can even choose from a selection of adult film star designs and pair them with interactive VR digital downloads.
10 individually controlled rings move in a wide range of motions to provide an amazing array of sensations from an intense, near overload to a simulated milking. The included original sleeve from Fleshlight has a slight texture that provides plenty of pleasure.
The improved motor is surprisingly quieter than the previous Onyx version and can reach up to 140 strokes per minute at full speed. The Onyx 2 also features a wide range of customizable patterns with the individual rings.
The Onyx 2 is designed specifically for Bluetooth, with connectivity options from individual partners to direct porn virtual sex setting it apart from most other male masturbators.
There are even gaming VR options as well as live cam website features; additional fees may apply. With the Kiiroo Feel Connect app, you can also give pleasure and orgasm control over to your partner.
The newest features of the app include motion sync options that allow the Onyx 2 to react to what your screen shows. Many men are able to experience realistic sensations synced with their favorite porn movies.
Kiiroo has also worked hard to make connections with many of the most popular webcam sites allow their users a near seamless connection process; the app also allows you to tip your favorite cam talent.
The Onyx 2 can also be connected with any of the other Kiiroo sex toys for a one on one interactive virtual sexual experience.
Kiiroo offers several couple sets for a small discount compared to purchasing the toys individually. Kiiroo has really considered those in long-distance relationships and hopes to provide a way for them to bridge the distance gap.
Prep and Clean Up
Using the Onyx 2 is very similar to all male masturbators when it comes to prep and cleans up. Where the Onyx 2 is slightly different is that the manufacturer suggests applying lube to both the sleeve and the penis and not turning on the power until your penis is fully erect and inserted. This is due to the very limited sensations that are felt near the opening of the sleeve.
What We Love
- Automatic masturbation
- Unique interactive play options
- Quiet and lightweight, and portable
- Solo, couple, or virtual play
- Powerful motor
- Links with all other Kiiroo sex toys
- Easily access many porn, webcam, or other live sex interactions
- Multiple sleeve options available for purchase
What Needs Improvement
- Original sleeve not as stimulating as other male masturbators
- No thrusting motions
- Not waterproof
- Long charging time
- Highest priced male masturbator
Similarities Between Lovense Max 2 AND Kiiroo Onyx 2
It is probably evident that there are a lot of similarities between the Max 2 and the Onyx 2. They both provide interactive virtual sexual play options, with either a specific partner or with some VR cam sites. They both offer their own patented technology that provides a wide range of sexual simulations and pleasurable sensations.
Bluetooth connections are available in both models and free apps for smart device control that can be used during solo play or allow you to give control over to someone else. They both come close to simulating natural vaginal and anal penetration.
As with many of the most popular male masturbators on the market, both of these toys should be used with water-based lubricants to make clean up super easy and protect the sleeve from unnecessary wear and degradation.
Both can also be used by the majority of penis sizes, with the exception of exceptionally large, or small penis sizes.
Differences Between Lovense Max 2 AND Kiiroo Onyx 2
There are also a few differences between these male masturbators that could be the things that swing you one way or another. The biggest differences are in the areas of sound and the way each provides vibrations and sensations. Here’s a look at them and a couple more differences.
The Max 2 uses fully adjustable air suction, not currently available on any other male masturbator. There are also more added areas of vibration, including at the tip end and near the opening of the sleeve.
Unlike the Onyx 2, many users are able to experience some sensation near the opening that helps to turn you on and help make your penis erect.
The Onyx 2’s sensations and vibrations are experienced through the 10 individual rings. The rings allow for a wide range of motions and simulated movements; however, this eliminates vibrations almost completely from the entrance.
There is also a dead space of vibrations at the tip. Some penis sizes may not notice the lack of vibration at the tip, while others will find it obvious.
The Max 2 is unfortunately not a very quiet masturbator, though not necessarily louder than other male masturbators, except the Onyx 2. The Onyx 2 definitely has the market cornered when it comes to quiet play.
Companion App Differences
The one thing where each is very different is in the companion app. The Max 2 connects with the Lovense app, which allows Max 2 and other Lovense toys to provide real-time integrations that can be felt by each toy.
On the other hand, the Feel Connect app is not designed specifically for the Onyx 2 or other Kiiroo sex toys to integrate directly together. The app does allow for control of the masturbator; however, the main focus of the app is to connect Kiiroo products to the wide range of porn and VR options around.
Lovense Bonus Feature
The coolest feature, and yet to be fully discovered, from Lovense, is the introduction of the Lovense Alexa Skill. This is designed to allow users to use voice commands to control certain aspects of their Lovense toys.
Users should be able to control not only their own devices, but when connected through the Lovense mobile app, allow users to control paired devices from long distances.
There are plans to add Spotify music sync options through Alexa as well as scheduling and ambient sound options… opening a whole new world to distance sexual pleasure. It is always interesting to keep up with the newest and most advanced technology offerings from sex toy manufacturers.
Lovense Max 2 Vs. Kiiroo Onyx 2: Direct Comparison
|Feature||Lovense Max 2||Kiiroo Onyx 2|
|Interactive Virtual Sex||X||X|
|Smartphone Remote Control||X||X|
|Playback Memory Options||X||—|
|VR Porn Connectivity||X||X|
|Automatic Air Pump Suction||X||—|
|Simulates Real Vagina||X||X|
|Additional Sleeve Options||—||X|
And the Winner Is….
A direct comparison makes is a difficult choice. Both the Lovense Max 2 and the Kiiroo Onyx 2 would be a great buy and provide plenty of amazing sexual pleasures. Which you choose will depend on how you want to use your masturbator, including your plans to include a partner.
The clear winner though has to be the Lovense Max 2. The only drawback is the noise level and can be overcome easily by turning on some music or even a television for individuals who do not live alone.
Where the Max 2 shines is in the real-time interactive sexual sensations — allowing almost a seamless virtual sex option for anyone who wants to use it to have sex when you cannot do so in person.
The Onyx 2 is a great masturbator, both in solo and virtual sexual experiences. Where it falls behind the Max 2 is in the focus on non-personal virtual options. However, you can still get some great pleasure if you decide the Onyx 2 is a better fit for what you are looking for in a male masturbator.
We’ve gone pretty deep (ha, pun completely intended) into the range of features, similarities, and differences that you can find in the Max 2 and Onyx 2.
We completely acknowledge that both are amazing male masturbators, definitely the best in the industry, and would make great toys for most people. No matter which one you decide on, you will more than likely experience some amazing sexual pleasure.
We hope that our head to head comparison has provided you with the information you needed to decide which one is right for you.
Short of trying each one personally, and since everyone feels and experiences sexual pleasure differently, you will have a hard time getting the most important information. We wanted to make that part easier.
We wish you many amazing sexual experiences in your very near future!!