Tenga is quickly becoming recognized as a major player in the jack-off device game - though their products aren’t as durable as something like a Fleshlight, they are cheaper, which does make them attractive to guys/couples who’d like to try a sleeve but don’t want to invest too much coin.
The Tenga Egg definitely fits this description – it runs fairly cheap (currently US$8.50), but is not meant to sustain too many uses (more on that later). The packaging for this male masturbator is pretty great – it looks like an egg (hence the name) and would be discrete enough to pack in your carry-on if you wanted to take it on a trip (it would also pass a cursory room inspection by a not too nosy parent or date). If fact, I actually had to have this toy transported to me by a male friend and he had no clue what it was.
Once you open up the egg container, the sleeve inside can be removed - it’s super soft and feels a bit delicate (which goes with the egg theme even more). The sleeve is egg shaped with a hole in one end and is made of thermo-plastic elastomer, which is phthalate free, but slightly porous, so this is not a toy for sharing (unless you use condoms).
We found the egg shape a little weird, but was willing to give it a try. The Tenga Egg comes with a sachet of lube, so we lubed it up and got to the testing.
What he liked:
He did like how soft the sleeve felt, and, of course, it did stretch to fit over his non-egg shaped penis just fine. It was pretty neat, because you can grip the “body” off the egg comfortably without getting lube on your hand while you use it, and when the end sleeve stretches tight over the penis it goes transparent. He said he preferred it to the Squeeze Play in some ways because you can grip the Egg sleeve as hard as you want.
Eventually we did end up ripping a hole in the end of the sleeve, which was a little disappointing (I’d heard they were fragile, but this was it’s first use!); however, the rip in the tip didn’t really impede our continuing to use it. Even with two openings, it still works just fine as an assist for jerking off - but it does mean that you need some other sort of cum receptacle handy for when you finish.
What he didn’t like:
Like I said, it was disappointing that the Egg sleeve ripped so easily, he didn’t think that made it a very good value (though, like I said above, you can keep using it just fine with the rip in it). He also didn’t really like that it was egg shaped, he explained that this is because, while the egg shape is fun to hold, the toy is really meant to fit over a dick, which is long, not round. This isn’t a real complaint, but the Egg we were trying was the Spider: it has a texture grid inside, which my boyfriend said he couldn’t really feel.
This toy would be great for:
Actually think that the Tenga Eggs would make a fun gift - I could see a couple bringing a few with them on vacation for fun or even one partner buying them for the other (preferably one with a penis) before they leave on a trip. The Tenga Eggs are also sold in a six-pack, which does get you a bit of a discount. Like I said above, the Eggs are also pretty discrete if you want to travel with them or are worried about a casual visitor spotting one in your room. Like it’s Tenga brothers, the Eggs are a relatively inexpensive (and body friendly) way to experiment with masturbation aids, if you don’t mind having something that will only last you a few uses.
We give the Tenga Egg a 5 out of 10 because we wish it was a little more durable or cheaper.