Let’s face it, getting off is extremely enjoyable for almost every single guy out there.
It’s ‘me time’, when you can focus entirely on what you need and want and really enjoy yourself.
If you’re looking to treat yourself, adding an automatic male masturbator or blowjob machine is a great way to do it.
They take the pleasure provided by a fleshlight or similar product and amp it up to the next level.
Today I’ll be reviewing the Max by Lovense, an automatic blowjob machine with a lot of really cool features.
What are the Benefits of Automatic Male Masturbators?
So by this point you probably know that fleshlights, pocket pussies, onaholes, and other male masturbators feel really, really good.
What a lot of guys wonder though is why do I need an automatic one?
Unless it’s actually moving and thrusting all on its own, is it really that much of an improvement over a quality fleshlight?
If you’re the kind of guy who loves to be stimulated to the max something with extra features should definitely be on your wish list.
The newest generation of automatic blowjob machines and masturbators allow you to do all kinds of fascinating play.
They suck and contract around your penis, can be connected to porn and other toys or controlled from a distance.
In a long distance relationship?
Bluetooth capable toys allow you to give your partner control over your orgasm.
Depending on the model you choose they can even pair their own toy with yours and simulate sex no matter how far apart you are.
They’re cheaper, usually made with the same kinds of materials, and give you a great solo play experience.
Max by Lovense: The Basics
The Max by Lovense has one of the most unique designs of any male masturbator.
Its basic layout is similar to other fleshlights and onaholes, a tube of TPE with a textured interior designed for thrusting.
What really sets it apart though is the automated air pump that simulates the intense contractions of a real vagina.
There’s one on either side of the inner sleeve that inflate and deflate in a variety of patterns to increase your pleasure.
There’s also an embedded vibrator right at the end of the sleeve to increase stimulation on your head.
A fan of vacuum pressure during your masturbation?
An air release hole along the side of the body lets you increase or decrease the vacuum effect as you thrust into it.
When combined together they create a pretty amazing set of sensations.
Out of the box the Max by Lovense comes with:
- The Max itself, made up of a white plastic case and removable TPE sleeve.
- A magnetic USB charging cable.
- The manual.
The Max is 9 inches long and just over 2.5 inches in diameter.
Its design is sleek, easy to hold, and fairly discrete.
It looks a lot like a Bluetooth speaker or other small electronic device you would usually have sitting around.
It has a state of the art Bluetooth chip embedded inside.
This allows you to pair the Max with your phone or computer and precisely control the speed and pattern of the gripping action and vibrations.
You can also pass control to anyone with the app, no matter where they are in the world.
- Designed to accommodate 95%+ of penis sizes.
- Air pump system provides incredibly lifelike contractions around your penis.
- Can connect with phones and a select list of other toys for long distance play.
- Made of 100% hypoallergenic materials.
- Only one sleeve texture pattern available.
- Not waterproof.
- Air pump can be loud and distracting.
- Vibrations are only really stimulating if your penis is fully inserted.
- Like most automatic blowjob machines it isn’t cheap.
Max by Lovense Features
There’s a lot to like about the Max by Lovense.
It combines top of the industry standard features with some truly unique extras.
Let’s see what it really rocks at:
Automatic Air Pumped Contractions and Vibrations
The first place to start is absolutely the automatic air pump.
There’s nothing else on the market like it, and it creates a pretty interesting sensation.
There’s an expandable balloon along either side of the textured inner sleeve.
They inflate at varying speeds and intensities to give you the feeling of a hot, wet vagina gripping and releasing your penis.
At full blast they move pretty quickly while at the lowest setting you get a gentle gripping, sucking feeling.
When combined with the embedded vibrator at the tip of the sleeve you can almost get overwhelmed with sensations.
The Max is capable of running at a range of different speeds, patterns, and intensities.
You can adjust it on the fly using the app or the two buttons along the side of the case.
They probably won’t be enough to get you off on their own but they really enhance the thrusting action of a male masturbator.
Unfortunately it isn’t all good news.
The air pump that powers the Max’s contractions is loud, like really loud.
If you aren’t ready for it the first time you turn it on it can honestly be a real shock.
I was able to hear it through a closed door when it was on full blast and thought it was still a bit too loud even on low.
If you generally masturbate to your own fantasies this could be a distracting problem.
For guys who use headphones or earbuds though it isn’t nearly as noticeable. Just make sure you keep it in mind before buying.
Textured and Ultra Soft
The inner sleeve is made from incredibly lifelike TPE with a series of ribbed bumps running all down the interior.
I’ll be honest with you, the texture was nice but a bit boring compared to many other options.
Where most fleshlights, onaholes, and blowjob machines use a variety of texture patterns to spice up the experience, the Max only gives you a single pattern throughout.
It still feels incredible, especially when combined with the contractions, but it isn’t quite as nice as some other masturbators.
The material itself is extremely soft and feels great.
To get started you should just run it under warm water to heat it up to body temperature then thoroughly lubricate it with a water-based lube.
Clean up is equally easy.
The inner sleeve slides right out with the balloons fully deflated and can be rinsed out with warm water and an approved sex toy cleaner.
This is very important for any TPE sex toy as the material can absorb the smells and oils from play if not thoroughly cleaned.
Over the past few years lots of companies have been adding Bluetooth connectivity to their sex toys.
I couldn’t be more thrilled by this:
They allow you to precisely control everything happening with your masturbator, and let you play with a partner no matter how far apart you are.
The Max by Lovense is pretty easy to set up for long distance play. Start by downloading the Lovense app.
Once it's ready you just search for new toys with your Max turned on and select it when it appears.
If you want to give a partner control of your newly connected Max there’s a long distance tab right in the app.
You can add a contact through that interface and allow anyone to control the pattern, speed, and intensity of the Max’s contractions and vibrations.
To really take it to the next level you can pair it with a partners sex toy.
Currently the Max can connect with the Lovense Nora or another Max.
If you’re just looking to add some thrilling randomness into your solo play Lovense offers a music sync feature not available from any other manufacturer.
You can set it up through the app and enjoy your favorite banging beats while a whole other kind of banging is going on.
Discreetly Designed and Portable
I’m always a fan of elegant designs with high-quality materials.
The Max has both in spades.
It’s made using a TPE sleeve encased in an ABS plastic case.
Currently it’s only available in white, with a screw on end cap to close it up when not in use.
One thing I really love is the design of the charging system.
Many battery powered male sex toys will have a micro or USB C plug built into the side of the toy.
This is a recipe for water or lube damage if not properly sealed.
The Max uses a pair of magnetic charging points on the very tip of the toy.
This makes it easier to charge up and detach when ready to play.
Overall customers reacted positively to the Max by Lovense.
They loved the feeling of the contractions but did think they could come a little faster.
The vibrations were seen in a more neutral light by many guys who felt they didn’t reach far enough down the inside of the sleeve.
There was one complaint that came up in several reviews:
The noise of the pumps.
The consensus was that they felt great and were a really nice feature, but my god were they noisy.
If you’re good with the noise you’ll probably love the toy overall.
Comparable Sex Toys You Should Consider
Kiiroo Onyx 2
If we’re talking automatic blowjob machines, the Kiiroo Onyx 2 has to be discussed.
It’s one of the most advanced male masturbators on the market today and provides a seriously intense experience.
Key features of the Onyx 2 include:
- 10 contracting rings to simulate all types of sex.
- Motors capable of 140 individual movements per minute.
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 2 hours of play.
- Fleshlight brand Superskin textured sleeve.
- Full Bluetooth capabilities.
I’m not going to dick around on this one, the Onyx 2 is probably the overall best male masturbator on the market.
It combines an incredible solo experience with some of the most advanced connectivity and interactive play options available.
The 10 contracting rings move swiftly enough to really simulate all kinds of different play types.
They can give you a nice slow massage or really milk your penis for all it's worth.
By itself this is nice but when you add in all the other play options you get something really special.
Like the Max it can connect wirelessly with a phone or computer.
The Onyx 2 takes it to the next level though, allowing you to link the movement of its motors to all kinds of porn, give your partner control, or even play live with your favorite cam girls.
Don’t get me wrong, the Max is a great male masturbator. It provides an extremely realistic experience with the contracting air bags.
The Onyx 2 just takes everything the Max by Lovense can do to the next level.
Kiiroo Fleshlight Launch
I usually try not to put two products from the same company on a single review but in this case I don’t have a choice.
The Fleshlight Launch by Kiiroo is a multi part system that combines the fleshlights you already love with advanced teledildonics systems.
Key features of the Fleshlight Launch include:
- The ability to work with any Fleshlight brand masturbator.
- Rechargeable battery and touch sensitive control stripes.
- Full Bluetooth connectivity.
- Actual hands free thrusting.
The Launch is quite possibly the best purpose built male masturbator there is.
It’s a two part system comprised of the Launch and any Fleshlight brand male masturbator.
Unlike the Max and most other automatic blowjob machines, the Launch physically moves the fleshlight up and down on your penis.
By itself it’s an amazing feeling.
If you close your eyes you can imagine a beautiful partner on top of you slamming themselves down on you.
What really sets it apart from the crowd is all the connectivity options available through your phone or computer.
Like the Onyx 2 you can pair the Launch with a variety of sex toys, porn, or give your partner control.
It offers tons of play options, more than the Max can match.
The only thing keeping the Launch from the overall number one spot is its size.
It's huge, more like an appliance than a sex toy.
It’s definitely not suitable for travel or even for taking it outside your bedroom.
Some guys actually found it difficult to get it in a comfortable spot for play while laying down it was so large.
If you’re just looking for something fun to play with at home though, the Fleshlight Launch by Kiiroo is an excellent choice.
Final Thoughts on the Max by Lovense
The Max by Lovense is a great male masturbator.
It’s well designed, has a unique air pumped contraction method, and provides some pretty amazing sensations.
The ability to pair it with your phone or other toys for long distance play helps set it apart from the rest of the field.
It narrowly misses out on the top spot for overall best blowjob machine or male masturbator.
If you’re looking for something different and aren’t afraid to spend a bit for it, the Max by Lovense is an excellent option.
I would highly recommend it if your partner has the Lovense Nova or is planning on getting it so you can play together. Together with the Nova by Lovense, it's one of the best sex toys for couples.
Otherwise, at this time I still highly recommend the Kiiroo Onyx 2 as the best overall product in this category.