I do not have a penis and I am fine with this fact, however being sans penis makes it really difficult for me to write about men’s sex toys, and because of this I have steered clear of them for the most part. Instead, I choose to write about toys I could give a firsthand experience of. But as more and more men kept coming into the store to ask about them I thought, penis or no penis I need to know what all the fuss is about.
Now while I do not have a penis, the person I married does and he, being the open minded sexually informed dude he is, was more than happy to play sexual guinea pig to my curiosities. I started by having him pick one out, I was interested in why guys go for the sex toys they do.
His Choice? The Tenga Flip Hole
Tenga is a sex toy manufacturer from Japan that makes mainly male focused toys, masturbators and lube. The difference with the whole Tenga range is that they do not look at all like a “sex toy” the Tenga range doesn’t even attempt the realistic game, they instead go the exact opposite way choosing a super futuristic geometric styling that helps the toys hide in plain view. My husband and I were discussing what else we thought the Tenga Flip Hole could be confused for, we both said a Bluetooth speaker.
Why Did He Pick The Tenga Flip Hole?
I asked him why he picked it and for him it was a combination of this non-realism style (he has had a Fleshlight in the past, so he wanted a different experience) and the ease of cleaning. The Tenga Flip Hole systems splits completely in half opening the entire toy so when you are finished you can really get in there and give it a proper clean. This is important as the Tenga is made from a TPE type plastic that can harbour bacteria and germs (most masturbators are made from this material or the genuine feel rubber that has similar issues). With the use of a sex toy cleaner these products are perfectly safe to use but cleaning needs to be a priority.
The Tenga Flip Hole Experience
The Flip Hole feels like a piece of high end technology. When opening it, it feels like you are opening a Google Home or a new iPhone and that is the experience they want for their customer. It makes the product feel more like a tool than a toy and I think for some men (my husband included) they appreciate that.
We got it home, opened it and started playing with it together. The Tenga comes with three hole lotions (lubes) and for our first turn with the masturbator we used the mild, to keep it basic and see what the masturbator on its own could do. The first thing he noticed was that it felt a little snug on him. Now my husband won’t mind me telling you that he is an average sized guy in that department, so for it to feel a little sung on him made him wonder how a well-endowed guy would go with it. But after playing with it for a while we figured out that even if you couldn’t insert the whole way it makes a pretty excellent head massager/stroker.
He described the feeling as very intense and I wasn’t surprised, when you look inside the flip hole you are greeted with texture on top of texture on top of texture. While most masturbators will keep it pretty simple with a bump here and some grooves there, the Tenga guys go nuts! Each part of the toy has a different texture and sensation which means that the toy can be used in very different ways depending on what you like. If you have a head focused penis, keeping the penis inside the Flip Hole with the head of the penis pressed against the head of the massager then spinning it in place can be crazy. For the dudes who are all about the fucking, the opening of the toy and its seam are covered in the same soft TPE that is inside the toy because of this you can really go hard and you won’t hurt yourself if there is a slip.
After our first session with the toy I asked my husband to use it a few more times with the different Hole Lotions and in different ways (with porn, without porn, In the shower etc.) and here are his findings:
- The lube makes a big difference. The Wild Hole Lotion was my favourite because it also had a slight warming effect to it and that improved the experience.
- Cleaning is awesome, being able to open and clean the toy made it really easy. Plus it comes with its own stand to dry on, perfect lazy guy toy.
- It is better with porn (big surprise there).
- It can get a bit sloppy but this isn’t a bad thing.
- The buttons that activate different sections of the toy to provide sucking sensation are a nice touch but not something I would use often. The texture of the toy is enough most times.
- I like that it wasn’t trying to be a vagina. In that I mean it wasn’t trying to simulate a real sexual experience, Tenga is going for something else and I like that.
What’s The Different Between A Fleshlight And The Tenga Flip Hole
I then asked him if he had to pick between the Fleshlight and the Tenga which would he pick, but apparently it isn’t that simple. They both provide very different experiences, the Fleshlight is softer, more realistic while the Tenga is like a fun sex experiment that you want to keep doing. His eventual decision; Buy both, then you won’t have to choose.
Unsurprisingly when buying a masturbator, like when buying any other adult toy, it is always up to the individual’s preference. Some people will not like the Tenga, they will miss the real feel and the lifelikeness, Tenga knows this and they are ok with it. They are more focused on innovation and really exploring what all the new technology and techniques can add to sex. If you are looking for a masturbator that is as cutting edge as it is stylish Tenga is your toy… well according to this guy I know.
Author: Jamie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres