TENGA – the facts

We just love the TENGA products at esmale HQ – we just can’t get enough of them! TENGA have been one of the revolutionary masturbators on the market for a good few years now. Here’s a rundown on some of the facts and questions we are often asked about the TENGA range.


What is TENGA?

TENGA is a revolutionary new masturbation tool for sexual substitution (almost as good as the real thing! It’s an Onacup (Onanism cup) designed to bring you never-before-experienced sensual sensations.

Where does TENGA come from?

TENGA is designed and made in Japan by Tenga Co., Ltd.

Who is TENGA suitable for?

TENGA is suitable for men aged 18 and over, elderly, handicapped persons, or a person with a transmitted-disease who is still sexually active but cannot have sexual activity with other partners. Women can also buy the TENGA product for their husbands or boyfriends when they cannot have sex. TENGA is also an excellent novelty gift for all casual occasions. Just check out the TENGA egg collection in their egg holder – the perfect TENGA gift!

Is TENGA disposable and how many times can it be used?

All TENGA series can be disposed. TENGA would like you to have the best experience with TENGA and for hygiene reasons; therefore, apart from Flip Hole, TENGA should be used once only. Thin condoms will extend its usage. It cannot be washed for reuse. TENGA is a personal product and should not be shared or used by other people.

How should TENGA be kept or treated?

Please take care of you TENGA product. Please keep it at a room temperature. Do not expose your TENGA product to direct sunlight. Do not keep it under an extreme hot or cold temperature. Please do not put your TENGA in a refrigerator or the lotion can get clogged inside the cup. Please keep it away from children.

What is the lubrication in TENGA made from?

All TENGA series have lubrication inside. The lubrication consists of: purified water, glycerin, sodium polyacrylate, phenoxy ethanol, and paraben (allergy tested in Japan). Most TENGA products are shipped with some TENGA lube, but you can always use your own trusty lube such as Liquid Silk or Swiss Navy.

Is it safe to drink the lotion inside the cup?

Please note that the TENGA product is meant to be used externally only. Please do not drink. TENGA will not be responsible for any accidental ingestion.

How long will it last, once the cap has been opened?

Once the seal is broken and the cap is off, please use TENGA as soon as possible. There is a possibility that the air inside the cup may cause the lubrication inside to dry up.

Can TENGA be washed and reused for other purposes?

Please note that all current TENGA series, apart from Flip Hole are for one time use only and should not be used for other purposes.

How do I use TENGA?

  1. Tear off the shrink film and take off the cap.
  2. Take off the air-hole seal.
  3. Insert your penis into the lubricated hole.
  4. Move the cup up and down. If it’s Deep Throat Cup, you can change the strength of vacuum by pressing (and releasing) the air-hole. If it’s Soft Edition Cup, you can rub, knead and grip the tube and feel the pressure of your own hand. If it’s Rolling Head Cup, you can stimulate the top of your penis by rolling. If it’s Double Hole Cup, you can enjoy different types of holes in a cup. If it’s Air Cushion Cup, you can enjoy the difference in pressure and vacuum by releasing (or pressing) its air-hole.


At esmale, we will be carrying many products from the great TENGA range and there will be further blogs featuring some of our favourites!

We want to hear from you! Get in touch and let us know what your favourite TENGA products are and what we should stock. If you have any suggestions or recommendations please e-mail us at info@esmale.com

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