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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.