BRAZILIAN MAIK VS. THE TENGA FLIP HOLE BLACK!!!!
Which leads me to the second source of discomfort, that most masturbatory tube-like devices are stylized to look like some creepily disembodied orifice, an upsettingly featureless vulva, for example, or the genitals of one of those aliens from Avatar. So yes, I've always had this (probably irrational) worry that having such an item would brand me as someone who wanted a cartoonish replica of a piece of a woman's body to acheive something that could be accomplished more effectively without any appliances at all.
This is why I was excited to try the Tenga Flip Hole. It looks much more like something you would find in the engine room of a spaceship than any kind of simulated anatomy, and the complicated interior of silicone bumps, curtains and orbs seems like some kind of thrilling miniature golf course. But, y'know, for your dick.
|Ground Control to Major Dong.|
Specs:6 3/4" long, 6" insertable depth, 3" diameter, 1.5 pounds
The Tenga Flip Hole is a largish silicone sleeve that is encased in black plastic, and hinged in the middle. This nice hinged feature means that if you for some reason need to clean it out (suppose some reproductive cells accidentally ended up inside), you can easily open it up and wash it out with warm water. To use the Flip Hole, the idea is that you close the hinged sleeve and then lock it in place with a somewhat flimsy black plastic piece with grooves that slide over the middle of the toy (more on this later).
The interior is made of silicone from a very intricate mold. It's hard to do it justice in words, and it's clear that a lot of thought went into it. Some elements look like stylized versions of things you might find inside a flesh-and-blood vagina, like a textured region that's a bit like the anterior vaginal wall, and a bulbous orb at the end that feels a little bit like a cervix. But there are many features (like a series of zig-zag-y curtains) that don't really refer to anything anatomical and just reflect the creativity of the designers.
|I would translate the Japanese stuff if I was less lazy.|
The toy employs a simple but ingenious idea to make things interesting: there are three "buttons" on the outside of the case that you can apply pressure to. This has two effects, one is to put pressure directly on your penis, and the other is to create suction if you press on one of the buttons that's further into the toy than your dick currently is.
The Tenga Flip Hole comes with three samples of lube: "wild", "real" and "mild". Lube is really important with this toy, but to be honest I didn't like any of these very much. They began to get tacky pretty quickly once I was going at it.
I am strongly divided here. First of all, the interior of the toy is really well-designed, and can generate a lot of really unusual sensations. Also, the ability to apply pressure and suction with the buttons on the outside can be extremely effective once you get the hang of it, especially if you press on the buttons rhythmically. It's certainly possibly to create very intense oral sex-like sensations this way. It feels really good, but it does require a lot of sustained stimulation to get off this way, so a lot of lube is a must. Really a thicker lube than the ones they include is required. I had a couple of experiences with this toy under inadequately lubed conditions and ended up with a bit of chafing.
My biggest complaint is the cheapness and finickiness of the plastic piece that holds the Flip Hole together in the closed position. Given the amount of thought and design that went into the rest of the toy, it's unfortunate that this is so difficult to line up correctly, especially if your hands are slippery. More than once, I had the experience of thinking the toy was really locked in the closed position, only to pop open when the thrusting got vigorous. Once, I managed to pinch my junk in the hinge after it popped open. Ow!
Overall Grade: 6/10
I'd give this a very high rating just based on the intensity of pleasurable sensations it can produce, but the unreliability of the locking mechanism, at least for the unit I had, made me want to stop using it. Even one minor genital injury is one too many! I think if they envisioned making this toy more like a "permanent" product rather than a disposable piece of plastic, it could be fantastic.
Big thanks to Brazilian Maik for the awesome review!
This post was sponsored by EdenFantasys (all opinions expressed are the author's), awesome retailer of vibrators, dildos, and other fine sex toys!