I'd not had any experience of male sex toys until recently always considering them a bit sad. However earlier this year I was convinced otherwise.
I bought a selection of 'strokers' and for good measure a prostrate stimulator having previously experimented in anal play with girlfriends and their toys and enjoyed the sensations. What can I say, I only wish I'd taken the plunge earlier.
Despite the claims they don't compare to the real thing, but for those solo moments they can be fantastic. For the best results warm it in warm water and squirt some lube inside it then slip it over your hard cock then gently and slowly slide and twist it back and forth. OMG the sensations are amazing. Throw is some decent porn, a favourite fantasy or some Solo Touch stories and before you're really ready for it to end you're cumming hard.
The first time was standing in front of a mirror and it was the most intense solo orgasm in a long time, legs of rubber afterwards.
Money well spent, add in the butt plug/prostrate tickler, well .... !