The first in a series of independent product reviews sees our friends at chunk.ie give us the high up and the low down on our Tenga Egg. We think they may even have enjoyed themselves! Here is what they had to say!
“When I first heard about the Tenga Egg by Tenga, I wasn’t really sure how I felt about it. To be honest, I hadn’t completely gotten over my feelings of estrangement towards masturbation sleeves, and to some degree I’m not sure I totally have. For me, they’re just weird. Maybe a little threatening in some way. Funny how a big rubber cock won’t push my comfort boundaries at all, but an often shapeless silicone sleeve that goes on my member will. I can’t explain it. But I digress! Maybe I’ll talk about that more in another article. Back to the Tenga Egg!
I was pretty intrigued by the concept of the Egg. Here’s the brief: The Egg is intended as a lowcost, few-times-use, disposable masturbation sleeve that comes in a variety of textures. It’s packaged with water-based lube as part of the product, so it comes ready to go. Or goes ready to come. Nevermind.
The packaging is a plastic egg shell, similar to a plastic Easter egg, with a shrink-wrap wrapper and label. That comes off easily enough and then you crack the shell halves apart. Inside is the egg-shaped silicone sleeve. The sleeve itself is smooth on the outside with only one opening at the wide, bottom end. Tucked inside is a tampon-shaped plastic retaining cylinder with two purposes: to retain the shape of the egg until use, and to provide a convenient container for a small packet of water-based lube. Pull out the retainer, tear open the lube packet, line the outer opening with a little lube, and squirt the rest inside the sleeve. All told, it’s a pretty clever package.
So that’s the pitch. What was using it like?
The Solo Test
Well first, how about a few gripes: Let’s start by talking about the lube. It’s a Tenga branded waterbased lube in a little packet that’s rolled up inside the plastic retainer. I think it’s a clever idea.
The sleeve itself feels thin, as I prepped it I wasn’t sure if this sleeve was going to hold up. The texture inside was quite thick and noticeable, however. As I got going the sides of the egg were thick enough to accommodate a good squeeze. The thin nature of the walls means you can be a lot more dynamic with the sensations by altering your grip style and pressure. What you do with
your grip really transmits through this toy.
After a few minutes the silicone begins to warm up from the heat of your hands and the friction. This results in the firmness of the silicone to change. The walls of the egg begin to feel more buttery as you continue. For some this dynamic change might be really pleasant. Personally, I found the experience to feel a little inconsistent and “used” after only a few minutes. I would have been a little happier if it retained a firmer feeling throughout, but this is really a nitpick. It wasn’t that distracting.
There was plenty I liked here, however. Before ripping the sensation was excellent. Typically a hand-job or a blow-job takes a lot of work to get me off. And I would say the sensation for me was more akin to either of those acts as opposed to vaginal or anal penetration. Yet I had a really hard time pacing myself so that I didn’t blow within five minutes. The more I kept this thing lubed, the more awesome it felt, so keep a supply of extra lube and a bit of water on hand to keep things gliding. As long as it didn’t break and it stayed properly lubricated, the egg felt wonderful!
The Couple Test
It should be noted that this is just a personal feeling of mine (and one that we’re admittedly trying to change with this series) that male sex toys have a bigger stigma attached to them than anything a woman can buy. I mean think about it, Canoodle have parties in homes all the time. I’m betting though that most of them involve women laughing over wine coolers about the veiny texture of the latest dong. I can’t imagine that there are many male parties wondering what a latex pussy feels like.
That said, this is the reason I was a little hesitant in trying this toy with my partner. Luckily she wasn’t so hesitant. Why? Well because I have the gift/curse of a long staying power when it comes to, erm, coming. Blowjobs and handjobs are a workout. (Like upwards of 20 minutes sometimes) So anything that might speed that process up was a warm welcome as far as she was concerned. Well, just like a handjob/blowjob from another person is generally better than anything you can do yourself (assuming that person knows what you like etc), the egg was much better being worked by an independent pair of hands! It cut my staying power time into a mere fraction.
First of all, this toy is marketed as a single use toy. Which to me seems a bit shitty. I mean, there’s no way that female toys would sell as well as they do if they were only single use. But I wouldn’t let that put you off. With a little care and proper hygiene this toy could be used a few more times. Hell, unless you rip right through it, there’s no reason to replace it before a few more uses.
Some might think the price point is a little high for a disposable toy. When I look at all that goes into this complete package, however, I’m sympathetic that it’s probably about as low as it can get.
I give it a 4/5 for clever design, tight, efficient packaging, not looking cheap to me at all.
I loved the sensations this little egg elicits. A solid 5/5.