Review: Tenga Flip Hole – Black



For those who've watched this “drama” unfold, you'll know that about two months ago I started jabbering on about the ultimate male masturbation utility, the Tenga Egg, and its uncanny ability to be just about ten times as awesome as using your hand. You know, like using God's hand… (Ooh, that could get emails.)  Then I hoped to repeat my experience with the Tenga Double Hole Sleeve and my hopes and dreams were dashed that I'd finally found a company that understood jacking off with accessories. The Double Hole Sleeve was pre lubricated, and creepy, and tight, and poorly constructed…etc etc. So then I got word from on high (from The Beautiful Kind and her Beast) that The Tenga Flip Hole is where it's AT. And by it, I mean masturbation, and by AT, I mean the greatest masturbatory gift to mankind since the Hitachi Magic Wand.

Needless to say, I was skeptical. I read Beast's review and was impressed by his comments. I was assured multiple times by TBK that this is pretty fucking cool. But, I'm a skeptic by nature (ie, playing the odds AGAINST a lightning strike for my above comments) so I needed to see this for myself. Thankfully, the amazing folks at were more than happy to attempt to sate my wanderlust for a newer, better masturbation toy. (Though, the eggs have it easy as they're CHEAP!)

So, what of the Tenga Flip Hole, then? Well, it's Tenga's Fleshlight competitor, when you get right down to it. It's slightly smaller, but definitely the same ballpark.

The big difference, and benefit over the Fleshlight, is instead of a sleeve that comes out and has to be flushed out, the Flip Hole opens up like a clamshell so you can directly rinse out all its innards. And what innards it has. Opening this thing up was a fascinating experience, all clear TPE inside, bulging, in all sorts of odd shapes and textures. I poked and prodded at it, interested, but unsure. Especially when i snapped the Flip closed and found two large segments of TPE basically keeping it closed.

So, hmm. I opened it back up, selected one of the three test tubes of lube provided with it (I chose the “Real” kind) and spread some of the goop inside. (Gotta admit, wasn't crazy about how…well…goopy this lube was.) Snapped it closed again, slid the base on and stared at it.

Again, the small “mouth” with two segments of TPE basically closed, grinning like two large teeth at me, just made me go…huh.

So, after a lot of pushing and a lot of lube, the Flip finally yielded to me and I slid in. Instantly, I felt what all the fuss was about. The sensation was altogether different from the Fleshlight. I'm not going to say more realistic, becuase, well, it's not. But it, bottom line, feels really fucking good.

Three large white “buttons” on each side allow you to squeeze through the TPE and create different pressures and suctions on your cock inside. It didn't take long for this Flip to finish me off, and I thanked the creative geniuses at Tenga for giving me something so damned easy to clean. (And I love that it's designed to hang on its own case to dry.)

So, afterthoughts? Great product, right around the same price range as the Fleshlight. A BIT small for…shall we say…the above average gentleman, but those who like a snug fit should be well provided for. I can recommend the Flip Hole, but still not sure I can recommend over the Tenga Egg.  The price point/value/fun ratio…hmmm…it's a conundrum.

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About Cooper Cooper S. Beckett is the co-founder and host of Life on the Swingset: The Podcast since 2010, author of swinging & polyamory novels A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching The Swingularity, and memoir My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory. He teaches and speaks on swinging, polyamory, pegging, play parties, and coloring outside the boundaries of your sexuality. He is a graphic & web designer, photographer, and voice over artist, has been a guest expert on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, & is the announcer of Tristan Taormino’s radio show Sex Out Loud. He is currently working on two instructional non-fiction books, one about beginning non-monogamy, and another about pegging.

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