Tenga Flip Zero Masturbator – Sex Toy Review
Is this a masturbation toy or is this just some kind of newfangled Apple product?! Okay, okay… obviously the Tenga Flip Zero is a masturbator… but that hard shelled plastic case with its minimalist white detailing honestly makes it look like it could easily be some kind of fancy-schmancy accessory that those wily rascals at the Apple Store always up-sell me on (I have a hard time saying no to sales people) when all I really wanted was for them to fix my phone (for the umpteenth time, because I’m all butterfingers). Like… it could be some kind of wireless portable speaker capsule or some kind of ultra strong space capsule phone case… or something… I don’t know. I guess what I am trying to get at is that the Tenga Flip Zero looks pretty sleek and modern and wouldn’t look at all out of place in some kind of hip high-tech electronics store.
There is no doubt about it, we are definitely Tenga people in this house. When a new Tenga product arrives at my doorstep I literally (yes, literally) have to beat my Stunt Cock away with a stick to keep him from using it before I get photos (don’t worry, it’s a sexy beating with awesome impact toys and a safe word). We have had the opportunity to review a handful of other masturbation sleeves in the past from various manufacturers, but Stunt Cock inevitably comes back to one of our Tenga toys. For him, Tenga has always been the most comfortable and most satisfying toy to masturbate with. So, when the Tenga Flip Zero arrived, I was pretty much certain I would be writing a positive review of it… and I was mostly right. He does have one or two complaints about this one, but over all he still thought it was a great toy and would use it over some of the Fleshlight toys we have laying around.
So, the Tenga Flip Zero (at least as I understand it) was designed to be a follow up to the earlier Tenga Flip Hole masturbator. It was Tenga’s idea to take the Flip Hole and go back to the drawing board with it and totally redesign it, rebuilding the toy from the ground up. Creating a toy that isn’t exactly a sequel version to the Flip Hole, but rather something different… the same… but… different…. perhaps the toy Tenga had envisioned the Flip Hole to be all along, but for what ever reason didn’t think of it at the time… (I am just inferring all this from the promo material I read… I could be way off…). The Tenga Flip Zero was released as part of Tenga’s 10th anniversary and appears to represent 10 years of everything Tenga has learned about “pleasure.” I think that more or less summarizes where the Flip Zero is coming from…
While I was unboxing the Tenga Flip Zero, I had peeled a bit of the outer plastic shell off and right away the bottom dropped off and scattered its contents to the floor. I panicked, I was pretty sure I had just broke our brand new Tenga before we even had a chance to use it! Carefully, I continued to peel away the rest of the plastic (because if I already broke it… why not keep peeling) and gave the toy a good once over… at this point, I was reasonably sure (and still am) that the small plastic tray was supposed to be removable (just maybe with more finesse and less dropping to the ground) and that it is no big deal. The little round bottom tray only contained a sample sachet of lube and the instruction manual… so nothing vital (whew). The little bottom tray also doesn’t appear to fit back onto the main body of the toy once the plastic has been peeled off either… so I guess it is the appendix of the Flip Zero, possibly useful… but ultimately unnecessary. So, if you are reading this review because you got yourself a Flip Zero and instantly broke it and googled “broken Tenga Flip Zero bottom” in a panic… I am here to tell you, don’t worry about it… you didn’t break it.
I’ve got to say, I found the Tenga Flip Zero much more confusing than any other Tenga product that I have owned to date. There seemed to be way too many steps involved in just getting the toy ready to use. My Stunt Cock however managed to figure it out with almost no problems… so he is clearly the Tenga expert at this point… I just write the pretty words. To use the Flip Zero, first you need to slide the side arms up and off the body of the Flip Zero, doing this will allow you access to the inner chamber of the toy. From here you can pop it open, lube up the insides and entrance, snap it closed and slide the arms back on and you are ready to rock and roll. It really sounds super simple when I type it out… but man did I struggle with it when it was in my hands… but maybe its just me… I have notorious butterfingers. At first I was all “baaaaah! Why does this open up! This is so confusing! I hate it!” But the more I thought about it and played around with it… the neater that feature became. So like, in a more contained stroker (like the Fleshlight for example) it is harder to lube up the whole chamber… you can drizzle lube down the opening and hope it makes it all the way down the chamber (usually we have issues with it pooling around the opening and end up with a splashy lube mess as Stunt Cock thrusts)… and then when it comes time to clean it… well, its just a cross your fingers and hope you cleaned it all out… but with the Tenga Flip Zero, you can open up the toy and get lube everywhere you want it and more importantly you can spread it wide open when it comes time to clean it and really do some precision work, getting everything scrubbed out of all those nooks and crannies (it is a heavily textured toy, so there are a LOT of nooks and crannies). It’s really an excellent feature… even if it was confusing at first.
As soon as he inserted his penis, my Stunt Cock had some complaints. He thought that the plastic case was very restrictive and that it had some sharp plastic edges that really dug into his hand as he held onto it. When I held the Flip Zero, I didn’t really experience what he was talking about though, but I do see the edges on the toy that are bothering him… so his complaint is definitely valid. But maybe we have a different way of gripping it or maybe because my hands are smaller, I’m not bumping up into those sharp edges? Whatever the reason for his experiencing it and me not… its something worth being aware of, because it could happen to you. He said it wasn’t anything so terrible that he would stop using the toy in mid masturbation though… it wasn’t painful, just… rather bothersome but something that could be overlooked as he got into the swing of it all.
The texture inside the Flip Zero is absolutely wild. There is so much going on inside that inner chamber that I am not even sure how to begin to describe it. It looks like the inner workings of some kind of space ship… (I’ve been binge watching The Expanse… so I’m only going to make space references for the next week). Tenga gave the various textures names such as “Ripple Dome” (WELCOME TO THE RIPPLE DOME!!), “Triple Chain Gate” (Can you make it past the TRIPLE CHAIN GATE?!), “Layered Ridge Wall” and “Rippled End Orb” (those two names are less exciting…). The opening to all this madness is just a little hole… completely genderless, which I think makes the Tenga products super appealing… you don’t have to chose between disembodied lips, pussies, or anuses… instead you can insert your penis into a completely genderless hole (I’m not knocking Fleshlight’s orifices… I think they are neat… but not everyone wants body parts every time they masturbate and its nice to have other options). My Stunt Cock expressed a lot of delight as far as the texture went, he said it was “quite a ride” as he pushed his penis past the RIPPLE DOME (I can’t not yell that now… ) and said that he felt like every part of his cock was being catered to by the multitude of textures inside the Flip Zero. I don’t have my own penis, so I can neither confirm or deny the feelings experienced by the Flip Zero… but as someone who is always seeking out sensory/tactile experiences with my hands, I really enjoy thrusting my fingers inside.
The suction is a neat feature of the Flip Zero that we didn’t figure out until our second testing of the toy. I guess Stunt Cock was so busy with the texture and overcoming the uncomfortable grip that he didn’t even realize you could produce suction with this thing! To be fair, I didn’t know that either… because I don’t read instructions. So, as it turns out… if you squeeze the white pads on either side of the toy, you create suction! Learning this created a whole new experience with the Flip Zero the second time around. While the first use Stunt Cock was focused only on the textures, this time he was able to add suction and really create a unique experience (as he described it). The suction was apparently so good that he was able to just insert his penis and squeeze the pressure pads and orgasm from the suction alone, so that’s pretty cool!
Okay, remember how I said that this toy is easy to clean? I neglected to mention that it is a son of a bitch to dry. Its not that its hard to get it to dry… it just takes for-god-damn-ever for it to completely dry out. Which means every time we use it, I end up with a splayed open Tenga Flip Zero on either my bathroom counter or bedroom dresser for what feels like days. Like, for real… I honestly think it took three days for this toy to reach bone-dry status… water clings in those crevices like you wouldn’t believe! And unfortunately, because of the porous materials it is made from you need to make sure it is totally dry before you close it back up and put it in storage mode, otherwise bacteria and mold can take hold and ruin your masturbator. Because of this, you need to keep an eye out for any discoloration, weird smells, rips, tears, or any other damage to the toy and discard if you see anything. We have owned many Tenga toys for years now and have yet to have any issues, so as long as you take good care of them and dry them out… you should be okay. Also… because its porous… maybe don’t share it around with your buddies. This is your Tenga Masturbator, there are many like it, but this one is yours.
When I asked Stunt Cock if he would recommend the Tenga Flip Zero to others he was a bit hesitant. He really does not like the grip and says it has sharp plastic edges that really dug into his hand. But he also really enjoyed both the texture and the suction of the toy. So I think he is on the fence with this one. We both really like Tenga and they produce quality products, so I honestly don’t think you can go totally wrong purchasing the Flip Zero… I think it is a good toy, the texture on the inside is totally cool, the toy as a whole is pretty aesthetically pleasing, it is completely genderless, and I think our overall experience with this masturbator was a positive one. Its just Stunt Cock’s complaint about the grip that keeps me from screaming “JUST BUY IT ALREADY” at you… because I don’t want anyone to injure themselves while masturbating. So I guess… take this information and do what you will, I think if you do buy the Tenga Flip Zero you will probably enjoy it… and if you find that it does cut into your hands… maybe wear protective gloves… or invest in bionic robot hands? Or if you like a little pain with your masturbation… then maybe this toy is exactly what you are looking for! Okay, okay… Stunt Cock wants me to clarify… he wouldn’t describe it as “painful”… just more of an irksome annoyance in what is otherwise a fantastic toy.
The Tenga Flip Zero a prize in a contest hosted by Tenga and won by Kitten Boheme.