Penis Sleeve

Updated: NOVEMBER 7, 2022
Reviewed by Kinkly Staff
on November 1, 2022

A penis sleeve is a device that fits over the penis for the purposes of modifying its size or ability. A penis sleeve may be used to add length or girth to a penis, to provide different textures or sensations, to act as a prosthetic for those with erectile dysfunction, or to trap blood in the penis to help maintain an erection. Penis sleeves can also help with premature ejaculation because the may reduce sensation to some degree during penetrative sex. That said, some sleeves are designed to add more sensation for the wearer, so a sleeve should be chosen according to the wearer's needs.

Penis sleeves come in many types, and may be referred to as cock sleeves, cock or penis sheaths, or penis extenders. However, it is important to note that each of these terms have slightly different meanings/uses.

  • A penis sleeve typically only covers the shaft of the penis
  • A penis sheath tends to cover the whole penis
  • A penis extender also covers the whole penis but also provides additional length for deeper penetration

Penis sleeves were initially developed as medical devices but many are now sold as sex toys. A 2017 study found that penis sleeves were a useful, low-risk option for people who struggle with erectile dysfunction.


A penis sleeve should not be confused with a masturbation sleeve, which isn't worn during penetrative intercourse, but is held during masturbation to provide greater sensation during stroking.


More About Penis Sleeve

Penis sleeves are made mainly of silicone and come in different textures, colors, shapes and sizes. Some even include vibration. You can choose a penis sleeve based on your needs, your price point and the features you and your partner prefer. Choosing a high-quality, body-safe material is key. Silicone is the gold standard here because it is free of phthalates, long lasting and able to be fully cleaned between uses. Fit is also key for a penis extender, so it's important to measure the penis carefully according to the retailer or manufacturer's instructions.

The wearer should also use lube, both on the inside and the outside of the sleeve. This makes the sleeve easier and more comfortable for the wearer to put on. It will also make sex more comfortable and pleasurable for the receiving partner.

Read reviews of penis sleeves that interest you to help you understand whether they will suit your needs.

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