OK right at the outset for my friends who are squeamish about me saying stuff about sex…. I’m about to talk about a sex toy.
NO! Not a dildo or vibrator. I’m not planning to extoll the virtues of either.
It’s a TENGA. While this is a lot like the FleshLight (Which I also have and enjoy, but which is also aging). This little Japanese wonder is… Well A LOT OF FUN!
Had some time to give it a whirl this morning. I think I’m going to be making time for this puppy more often.
Unlike the FleshLight, the Tenga opens horizontally along it’s long axis. This allows for very easy application of lubricant and even easier cleaning.
One down side to the FleshLight is the cleaning.
My FleshLight is showing signs of wear not from use so much as from the cleaning.
The disassembly process puts strain on the silicone insert and over time creates micro-tears around the circumfrence. I’ve also had difficulty with the hard plastic parts becoming brittle over time.
The Tenga solves these issues and makes cleanup a snap. It’s nice to be able to really get at all the nooks and crannies with plain old soap and water.
A major issue for me with the FleshLight is that after I’ve had my fun, I’ve got the insert out which has all the structural integrity of a dead octopus… that has to dry, plus the outer case, plus the two end caps. This pile of parts has sit somewhere while drying, quite often that someplace is out on the bathroom counter.
If you hurry the drying process with say a blow dryer… you risk damaging any or all of the components. If you just say “Fuck it!” An all too likely prospect in my world, you’ll put it away wet and then run the risk of god knows what growing in the thing.
The Tenga is completely different.
There are exactly two parts. The cover is used during your fun… it’s what keeps the two halves of the Tenga locked together. When not in use the cover protects the silicone in the business end of the unit.
After cleaning, the cover supports the whole unit upright for drying.
The design is elegant and functional.
I’m not trying to sound like an ad copy writer here but I’ve always had a great respect for simple functional design. I’ve never seen any reason not to have the same design criteria for sexual toys.
One thing that I didn’t realize when I purchased my new best friend is that the nubs and groves are available in different patterns.
I’d been shown the inside of one in the store, and when I got mine home, the inside was different. So if you’ve got a penchant for a particular pattern of bumps, nubs, grooves, etc. pay attention to the packaging. I don’t know if the color of the plastic shell correlates with the pattern or not. But the possible differences are worth noting.
Ok so now you know the basics… Now you’re thinking, DUDE! How does it feel?
In a word…. Ahhhhhhhhh fuck yeah!
OK that’s more than one word… sue me!
Here’s where the Tenga shines. If you’ve been observant, you’ve probably wondered about the buttons you can see in the photos. Each of those buttons changes the feeling. (No, the unit is not powered) pressing the buttons applies additional pressure. The one at the bottom makes the entry very tight. YEAH!
The middle button does something that makes the unit have a lot more suction Whoo Hooo, and the top button increases the tightness, stimulation at the head of your dick. OMG!
All in all, a series of DAMN good feelings.
Sitting here thinking about it…. I might have to go have another round with my new friend…
…. OK I’m back. Yeah I think I like the middle and end buttons best! Whew!
Now where was I?
Oh there may be a down side for some of my friends. The Tenga isn’t as long as the FleshLight, It’s also not as wide.
The length might not be a deal breaker but the width of the business end could present a problem for some of my well endowed friends. You know who you are!
On my personal scale the Tenga is a great product. It’s a bit pricy but if it holds up, well worth it. Throw in some excellent Spunk Lube and this toy will have you spunking in short order.
To my friends… if you’re interested come on by I’ll let you take my new friend for a spin. Something I might add that I never felt entirely comfortable doing with my FleshLight, again that whole cleanliness issue.
Oh and you’re going to clean it… I’m not your fucking maid! And I’m probably going to watch. You all know I’m a voyeur so that should be no surprise!