January 11, 2023

How To Use A Tenga Egg

These little eggs are disposable, affordable, and pleasurable.
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Sarah duRivage-Jacobs
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The Japanese Tenga Egg is part of a category of pleasure products called masturbators or strokers. While Tenga Eggs were designed specifically for masturbation, there’s a lot more use you can get out of these disposable toys for solo as well as partnered play.

Editor’s pick: Best Tenga Egg for beginners 

Tenga Egg 6 Pack

Tenga Eggs are packaged in egg-shaped shells that contain a packet of lube and a stretchable “stimulator.” This set contains different styled EGGs — all of which have different ribbing designs and sensations. They are “single use,” but if properly cleaned, they can be used up to five times. To use, you simply open the EGG, apply lube, and slowly insert it into the anus.

Very travel-friendly
Variety of sensations and textures
Limited amount of uses
The nuts and bolts
  • Body-safe materials: thermoplastic elastomer
  • 1.76 ounces
  • 2.4 x 1.9 x 1.9 in

What is a Tenga Egg? 

A Tenga Egg is a sex toy for men or people with penises. It is a disposable and affordable penis masturbator made of super stretchy, body-safe material called thermoplastic elastomer. Because Tenga Eggs are disposable, there’s no clean-up involved after use, other than throwing the Tenga Egg away. Tenga Eggs are intended to stretch over the penis, like a sleeve. A user can then use their hand to rub the Tenga Egg up and down their shaft to enhance masturbation. While other similar “egg-like” masturbators are out there, the Tenga Egg is a specific brand. 

It’s likely not a surprise that these masturbators are shaped like little stretchy eggs. That said, they’re extremely versatile and come in a variety of textures — either separately or in a combo pack. Thanks to these textures, think of the experience of using a Tenga Egg as an upgrade on your standard masturbation or handjob. When you find the right combination of texture and motion, you might be able to get close to the sensation of vaginal sex or a blow job — or simply discover your new favorite addition to partnered play.

While they’re deceptively small when first opened, Tenga Eggs will fit around most penis sizes. People with penises smaller than 7.8 inches erect should be able to get full coverage from Tenga Eggs (similar to a Fleshlight) — those with larger penises may only be able to use them to stroke the head of the penis.

How to use a Tenga Egg

Using a Tenga Egg for the first time is easy. Figuring out your favorite way (out of many!) to use it might be the most complex part. Browse our catalog to find a variety of Tenga Eggs.

1. Remove the wrapping from the Tenga Egg

After you’ve removed the shrink wrap, open the egg-shaped case that contains the Tenga Egg.

2. Apply the included lube inside the Tenga Egg and around its entry point

You can add more water-based lube if you find that the included supply isn’t quite enough for your desired level of smoothness. We recommend Sliquid Naturals H20

3. Place the Tenga Egg on the tip of your penis

Place the tip of your penis inside the Tenga Egg’s soft stretchy material until the head of your penis is completely enveloped. 

4. Pull the stretchy material over your shaft

With your fingers, you can stretch the Tenga Egg to envelope your shaft. Make sure to gently pull it down using its base rather than the top so it doesn’t break. 

5. Move the Tenga Egg around with your hand to see what feels good

You can loosen or tighten the grip as well as explore different motions like standard up-and-down strokes, swirls, twists, or a combination method. Some users recommend a lighter touch so the texture can really take center stage. Read our guide on handjobs to learn more techniques. 

6. Flip the Tenga Egg inside out

The insides of Tenga Eggs are super smooth, so turning them inside out can give you a different texture to try without having to open a new Egg up — or give you an alternative if you don’t love the texture you purchased.

7. Throw the Tenga Egg away when you’re done

Tenga Eggs are made of thermoplastic elastomer — a body-safe but porous material. Because the material is porous, Tenga Eggs are more likely to harbor bacteria than a nonporous material like silicon. For this reason, as well as the fact that Tenga Eggs can break, disposing them after use is recommended. Simply place it inside the casing and toss it right in the trash.

3 bonus tips for using a Tenga Egg to make it even better

Lovers of Tenga Eggs recommend trying the following tips to get even more out of your pleasure product.

1. Cut the Tenga Egg for more ways to play

Instead of only using the Tenga Egg to stroke the top of the penis, cutting it open means you can also include the shaft of the penis while masturbating — or however else you want to use it. If you want to enhance oral sex in particular, cut a small bit from the tip of the Egg.

2. Try a different texture

Tenga Eggs come with different textures and sensations, from circles to zigzags to grids to swirls. Each texture will hit various spots in their own way. You may find that all feel great to you — or you may end up landing on an absolute favorite.

3. Use it with a vibrator

You can place the Tenga Egg inside out on a bullet vibrator and direct the vibrations against the frenulum — aka the spot where the head of the penis meets the top side of the shaft. You can also use a vibrator to send vibrations through a Tenga Egg placed on the head of the penis.

How to use a Tenga Egg with a partner

While Tenga Eggs may have been primarily designed for solo play, their simplicity and versatility make them just as enjoyable during partnered play. They’re small enough to be easily incorporated into hand and blow jobs — and they’re flexible enough to be flipped inside out and used on vulvas instead. Whether your partner has a penis or a vulva, you don’t have to keep all the Tenga Egg fun to yourself.

Sex positions to try using a Tenga Egg

Tenga Eggs can be used in virtually any sex position, but ones that leave enough room to experiment with different motions and points of contact give you the most options.

A classic hand job

Sometimes simple is exactly what you want. Whatever your favorite position for hand jobs is, incorporating a Tenga Egg can make everything better. If you’ve been playing with Eggs already yourself, walk your partner through your favorite motions. That’ll make for improved communication as well as sensation.

On-their-knees oral sex

Once the Tenga Egg is snipped at the tip, the giver can get on their knees while the receiver stands in front of them. Having the giver in the upright position means they’ll have more control to maneuver the Tenga Egg around the penis while giving head.

Lying down, knees up

For people doing partnered play with vulva-havers, turning a Tenga Egg inside out and stretching it over a wand vibrator can be amazing for clitoral stimulation. Have the receiver lie on their back with their knees up. The giver will have full access to use the texture of the Egg’s insides to introduce new sensations to their partner’s clit.

3 products to pair with your Tenga Egg

Although Tenga Eggs can be really great on their own, they can also be used in combination with other pleasure products.

Tantus Super Soft C-Ring

A cock ring, like the Tantus Super Soft C-Ring, is meant to make erections stronger and last longer. By restricting blood flow to the penis, cock rings can intensify masturbation with a Tenga Egg and make someone last even longer before climax. 

Tantus Super Soft C-Ring
Tantus Super Soft C-Ring Hand

The Tantus Super Soft C-Ring is a classic cock ring made with a softer version of ultra premium silicone. It’s comfortable to wear, easy to put on and remove, and good for those with sensitive skin. Its default width is 1.5 inches, but it is plush and stretchy to fit most any penis size. After you’re semi erect, place the cock ring around the base of the penis and under the testicles. This allows it to restrict blood flow to keep your erection lasting longer and harder. The temperature sensitive silicone material takes on your body heat, so the cock ring will start to feel like an extension of your own skin.

Easy to put on and remove
Ultra plush and stretchy to fit most penis sizes
Soft silicone material makes it comfortable for users with sensitive skin
Nonporous material makes it more hygienic and easy to clean
No extra frills, like vibration or added texture
The nuts and bolts
  • Premium blend of 100% silicone
  • Nonporous
  • Odorless and taste-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Water-based lube compatible
  • 1.5 x 1.5 in

Hitachi Magic Wand

Penis-havers and vulva-havers alike may enjoy using a wand vibrator with a Tenga Egg. The Egg can be placed on the head of the vibrator for clitoral stimulation or to send vibrations through an Egg on the head of the penis. The Hitachi Magic Wand will send vibrations through a larger surface area of the body. You may also opt to use a bullet vibrator for more targeted sensations. 

Hitachi Magic Wand
Hitachi Magic Wand White
Hitachi Magic Wand Hand
Hitachi Magic Wand Hand Flexible Head
Hitachi Magic Wand Packaging

Known as the most famous vibrator of all time, the Magic Wand offers penetrative vibrations with a variety of patterns and intensities. Unlike the original version, this wand is cordless, and it comes with newly improved features, including a smooth silicone head, quieter sound, four power intensities, and four vibration patterns. It can even be used to ease tension on your sore muscles, maximizing pleasure everywhere on the body. The Magic Wand continues to be the world’s best-selling vibrator, even after 50 years on the market.

Ultra-powerful vibrations
Long handle and flexible head
Very durable
Can be used as a massager for erogenous or non-erogenous zones.
A bit pricey, but high-end quality
Can be a little loud
Heavy and not travel friendly
Not waterproof
The nuts and bolts
  • 4 intensity levels
  • 4 vibration patterns
  • USB rechargeable
  • Body-safe silicone material
  • Water-based lube compatible

B-Vibe Snug Plug 1

Using a butt plug while stroking your penis with a Tenga Egg can be intensely pleasurable because of the dual stimulation. If you’re new to butt play and butt toys, B-Plug Snug Plug 1 is a good place to start because of its smaller size. 

B-Vibe Snug Plug 1
B-Vibe Snug Plug 1
B-Vibe Snug Plug 1

Designed for beginners, the Snug Plug 1 is a small butt plug that allows for easy insertion and internal sphincter stimulation. While it's finger-sized, it offers deep pressure and the pleasurable feeling of fullness. It can be worn in public or private, making it travel-friendly and perfect for on-the-go anal play. It’s the smallest B-Vibe in the series of B-Vibe Snug Plugs, which gradually increase in size as you become more experienced with anal play or want a fuller feeling.

Small and beginner-friendly
Can be worn discreetly and travel-friendly
Comes in four different colors
No added vibration
The nuts and bolts
  • Hands-free use
  • Weighted plug
  • Waterproof
  • Body-safe materials: silicone
  • Compatible with water-based lube
  • 55 grams
  • 3.4 x 2.2 in

The bottom line

Because Tenga Eggs are affordable and disposable, there’s really no downside to trying them out for yourself. If you decide a Tenga Egg isn’t for you or you simply want to try something else, there are plenty of other sex toys for men or people with penises to explore.

Reviewed for Medical Accuracy

Sarah duRivage-Jacobs is a freelance writer and editor who lives in New York City with her creamsicle cat, Jasper. When she's not writing words, she's at a karaoke bar scream-singing "Moana" or binge-watching whatever Netflix releases that week.

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