Some sex toy reviewers have spoken about the Tenga Flip Zero as if Moses himself came down from Mount Sinai and gifted it to our penises. Like it’s the holy grail of male masturbators. I don’t believe in hyperbole, so I’m going to keep it real with you in this review.
The Tenga Flip Zero EV is a vibrating male masturbator toy made by Japanese sex toy company Tenga. It has a unique design that allows it to open up and then close onto your penis, clamping it into place for a tight, snug fit. It has a soft textured elastomer sleeve on the inside, as well as pressure pads for suction.
Tenga is a Japanese sex toy company known for creating sex toys with modern, sleek designs. They have been called the "Apple of the sex toy industry" and are well known for their Tenga Egg toys.
This “EV” version features two vibrating cores that add intense sensations to your cock while you’re pumping in and out, though you could also use the toy as a cock massager and do no pumping at all. This men’s masturbation product has plenty of pros and cons, so I’m gonna start off with them!
Pros and Cons
There’s a lot of good stuff about this toy, though it’s not the best male sex toy in existence.
As I said, this is a good masturbator, but it’s not above criticism.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Tenga Flip Zero EV
If you’re looking at buying this toy, here are some things to consider:
If you’re looking for a toy that you can use without your housemates or family hearing in the next room, this is not the toy for you. The stronger settings are very loud and far from subtle.
Compared to the non-vibrating Tenga Flip Zero Amazon price, which comes in at $99, the “EV” vibrating Tenga Flip Zero is $200 from the official website. Basically, you’re paying an extra hundred bucks for vibrations compared to the regular Flip series.
I like vibrations on my cock, but I don’t know whether they’re worth an extra hundred bucks of my hard-earned money.
You need space to dry it
As with most male masturbators, you need to let the Tenga Flip Zero EV air-dry once you’ve cleaned it. The toy’s plastic charging rack can be used as a drying stand, but it’s not exactly subtle. If you’re looking for a very discreet toy, you’ll struggle to dry this.
It’s very powerful
I personally found this toy to be a little too intense for me. I’ve stuck my Johnson in quite a few masturbators at this point, and I struggled to make it through my wanking session without stopping due to the intensity. However, some guys really like having their cock milked into submission, so it’ll be brilliant for some fellas.
It's better for smaller penises
I don’t wanna play into semi-racist stereotypes here, but penises in Japan tend to be a bit smaller than those in many Western nations. As such, this toy is a little bit small in terms of length and diameter, with a length of 6 inches and a diameter of 0.5 inches. Not ideal if you’re well-endowed.
A penis size survey by Tenga found that the average Japanese penis measured 5.33 inches when erect, beating the United States. However, countries such as Italy, Australia, and France boasted longer penises. Other penis size surveys have stated American males have bigger penises by 0.02cm. It’s a close race!
All in all, the Flip Zero EV is ideal for average-sized guys with some disposable income who want to treat themselves to the best Tenga toy on the market. If you’re not concerned about being quiet and you like powerful cock-milking orgasms, then this men’s masturbation device is perfect for you.
My Tenga Flip Zero EV Experience
When you first take this thing out of the packaging, you realize that it’s no regular wank toy. The white hard plastic contrasted with the grayish elastomer internal sleeve is very reminiscent of the Apple color scheme, so I can see why Tenga is known as the “Apple of the sex toy industry”.
If I’m honest, I found it a little bit overcomplicated to use/charge, and I still feel that way. The charging rack attaches to the toy to provide it with vibration power, but it also acts as a drying rack AND a charging stand depending on the position you use. On top of that, there’s a separate charging stand a plastic display case.
I want to jack off… not balance this thing precariously in 50 different charging positions.
I think it’s meant to feel simple and intuitive, but I didn’t get that personally. Generally, the toy is nice and weighty in your hand and it’s well-constructed; I’m just not a fan of the drying rack piece. It feels like the toy is going to fall over at any moment when you use it.
Lubing up and getting started
As always, I used some water based lubricant for this male masturbator. Because you can open up the side of the toy and expose both sides of the inner sleeve, lubing it up is piss-easy. You can get lube into every nook and cranny of that sleeve without any effort at all.
After I closed the two sides and popped my cock through the hole, I noticed how tight it was for me. I’m a bit above-average in girth, so it’s probably better if your cock is skinnier. I tried to use the pressure pads to create suction on my penis, but I could only squeeze them so far because my cock was taking up most the space already.
Tenga Flip Zero Vibrations
The vibrations are VERY strong. Let me say that again – they are VERY STRONG. For me, the higher settings were too intense, but I know loads of guys who would love this toy. The toy comes with 2 vibrating cores – one in the middle and one closer to the tip – so you get equal vibrations throughout the entire length of the Flip Zero.
However, there are only 5 vibration settings, which is a little disappointing. These are:
1. Low steady vibration
2. High steady vibration
3. Pulse setting
4. Swap (changes between pulses and steady vibration)
And that’s it. You can’t fiddle with the intensity or speed like you can on the Lovense Max 2; you just get 5 default settings and you’re stuck with them whether you like it or not. Personally, I only like settings 1, 4, and 5, so I’m left with 3 sensations to choose from. Hardly a kid in a candy store.
As mentioned earlier, you have to charge this thing for around 90 minutes and then the battery life is only 40-45 minutes of continuous use. I didn’t personally need 45 minutes of vibrations (I think that would’ve killed me) but bear in mind that the Flip Zero EV is likely to die if you enjoy longer wanking sessions.
Jacking off with the Tenga Flip HoleYou can pump in and out of this toy (like you would with a Fleshlight toy) or you can lie back and let the pulsing vibes do all the work for you. I tried it both ways, and I think I prefer pumping in and out of the Tenga Flip Zero EV while using the Low Vibration setting or the Pulse setting for added stimulation to the glans and shaft.
The Tenga 2019 self-pleasure survey showed that 40% of Americans lie about their masturbation habits, such as how frequently they masturbate, if they use toys, and what age they started masturbating at.
Personally, I could only ejaculate by pumping in and out of the toy while using a less-intense setting. The pleasure was amazing though! The combination of the textured sleeve material, the suction, and the vibes definitely sent me over the edge. I also tried to let the toy milk my cock without pumping, but it became too intense and I had to stop.
Cleaning and DryingThe toy (NOT the charging rack) is 100% waterproof due to magnetic USB charging, so cleaning this thing is a doddle. Simply open up the 2 sides and rinse them through with warm water as thoroughly as you like. I personally use some mild antibacterial soap and work it into all the nooks and crannies before rinsing it off with more water.
The Tenga Flip Zero EV is very easy to clean and dry. Fleshlights, on the other hand, are a pain in the arse to clean.
When it comes time to dry it, the toy hooks onto its rack-thing (technical term) at an upright angle, forming a triangle shape on your desk. This is really convenient for air-drying, although it does feel a bit flimsy in this position. Make sure the air can get to it in a well-ventilated room and ideally leave it for 24 hours to thoroughly air-dry.
Tenga vs Fleshlight
A lot of guys do a Tenga vs Fleshlight comparison because these are two of the most popular men’s adult toy companies. It’s tricky though, because their toys are very different.
- Fleshlight tend to make large, cumbersome toys that are designed to look/feel like real vaginas and buttholes
It all depends on what you’re looking for!
- The Tenga Flip 0 EV is best if you want a vibrating men’s masturbator which is easy to clean, relatively small, and hidden away from dust in the air.
- A Fleshlight is better if you want a semi-realistic sex toy which is quiet but large and difficult to hide.
When it comes to discretion, Fleshlights are hard to hide because they’re massive, while the Tenga Flip Zero is hard to use discreetly because it’s louder than a fucking Boeing 747.
Reddit Tenga Flip 0 Reviews
Just to give you an idea of what other customers are saying about the Tenga Flip Zero EV, I compiled a few Reddit comments from this thread in the r/SexToys subreddit.
“One of my friends has one and ADORES it. He said his wife almost lost him to it. Haha!”
“The original non-vibrating version is already pretty darn good. The vibration is just a plus. The only downside I see so far is the vibration is loud. Very. Loud.”
“It is incredible! We are currently working on our review of it and my OH loves it. It's worth the money!”
You can check out the LoveHoney customer reviews if you want even more strangers’ opinions.
A lot of men’s sex toys are just kind of boring and uninventive – it’s a fake pussy with some bumps inside it. Wow. So Exciting. Jeez. However, the Tenga Flip Hole Vibrating Masturbator offers you a unique design that sets it apart from the competition. If the BladeRunner universe had wank toys, they’d look like this.
Yes, while I don’t think it’s the best men’s sex toy in the world, it's perfect for guys who enjoy intensity, cock-milking vibes, and masturbators which are easy to clean. However, if you’re looking for longer battery life and more customization, I’d recommend the Lovense Max 2 instead.