I think my gender is one of the strengths I bring to sex toy reviewing. That is not to say that others are less qualified or that their reviews are of a lesser quality, but simply that the vast majority of sex toy reviewers are women. Male voices are comparatively rare. Despite this difference, most of the toys I’ve been reviewing have been vibrators, dildos, anal toys, and the like. While these toys are great for bringing pleasure to anyone, some of my readers have requested that I review more penis-specific items.
The truth is that before these eggs, I’ve never played with anything like it. I don’t have a problem with the idea of masturbation sleeves and such, and I’ve enjoyed cock rings in my time. Everyone, I believe, should have access to tools for better pleasure. But many masturbation toys marketed toward men are ugly or crude — from those awful toys shaped like the severed nether regions of a mannequin up to the popular Fleshlight.
A disembodied vaginal entrance crammed into the shell of a gigantic plastic flashlight seems unwieldy and primitive when compared to elegance like the NJoy Fun Wand or a modern vibe like the Je Joue G-Ki. This is where Tenga comes in, a Japanese manufacturer who are bringing that country’s ingenuity and creativity with adult products to masturbation sleeves and other cock toys. I’ve been eyeing several of their toys for a while now, including the Flip, but when Babeland offered me a selection of eggs I knew I had to take the opportunity.
The Tenga Eggs are semi-disposable masturbation sleeves which come in six varieties. Each arrives in a small plastic Easter-style egg. When unwrapped and opened, a wiggly white egg is revealed with an opening in the wide part. The sleeve itself is made of Elastomer, which is phthalate-free but porous, preventing sterilization. Inside the opening of each sleeve you will find a small plastic tube which contains a packet of lube. To use one of these eggs, you remove the wrapper and plastic shell, take the lube out of the tube and pour it into the sleeve, then slip the opening over the nearest available penis.
The six varieties of these eggs are Silky, Stepper, Twister, Spider, Clicker, and Wavy and Babeland sent me one of each for review. For my first experience I chose Silky, which is smooth inside except for some light ribbing. I wanted to experience what seemed like the simplest of these toys before experimenting with more complex textures. I’d unwrapped it shortly after arrival and peeked inside, but did not have the right moment to devote to serious experimentation for several days. By the time the opportunity came, my anticipation was high; I was not disappointed.
I was enjoying some online pornography and semi-aroused when I slipped the egg on for the first time. At first it felt and looked a little awkward perched on the head. The eggs are not particularly snug, so there is not much sensation simply wearing them. But when I wrapped my hand around the toy and began to stroke, everything changed — the sensation was just exquisite. The Tenga Eggs are stretchy so you can pull them down around your cock, and the material gives in a very appealing way when you thrust into it. Combined with the slickness of the lube and mental stimulation, my orgasm was quick and strong — the kind of thing people use cliches like “jaw dropping” to describe.
Earlier I called this toy “semi-disposable.” After use I rinsed it out and put it away. It was in fine condition when I opened it up again later and I got two more uses out of it. The third time, however, I heard a popping noise and felt the material tear. I was still able to use it for the rest of the session and then I simply placed it back into its shell and threw it away — with five more eggs to look forward to enjoying.
There are some drawbacks to this toy. The lube which comes with these eggs is functionally slippery, but very cheap and low quality. It has a noticeable chemical smell, and leaves a sticky residue behind. It also includes glycerin, an ingredient which can cause yeast infections in women; if you’re worried, wipe off afterwards or substitute a glycerin-free lube. Between the material and the lube, this toy is cold inside until it reaches body temperature. Tenga actually makes a masturbation sleeve warmer to address this issue! It’s also a little messy — even though the lube goes inside initially, all that squeezing and thrusting means it gets everywhere. Finally, and I mention this only because I have a couple lovers who are grossed out by them, when it does warm up to body temperature the outer surface of a Tenga egg actually feels a bit like a hard-boiled egg.
The Tenga Eggs are available in singles or the complete set of six. I’ll be writing more about them as I experiment more, but the intense pleasure Silky gave tells me I can give them a strong recommendation. They are a perfect way to give a special treat to your cock or the cock of someone you love.
Disclaimer: I am not paid for my reviews (unless you buy something via an affiliate link) but I am given free products in return for my honest opinion.