Tenga, Tenga, Tenga. My adventure with Tenga’s latest offering had me doubtful from day one, then ecstatic then doubtful, then ecstatic – it was a mess and I still haven’t made up my mind about the beast that is the Flip 0 (zero).
I want to like the Flip 0, hell, I want to love it but I just don’t know how to exactly feel about it. It’s by far the fanciest looking masturbator I own, it looks like an Apple product (which I love) and my friends swear by it. I just haven’t been able to find what makes it so special.
Okay, don’t get me wrong, I’ve used the Flip 0 multiple times and yes, it’s gotten me off no problem. Straight up, it is 100% better than the Flip Hole Black; which made me so angry that I considered throwing it at a wall but there’s just something about the Flip 0 that is … different.
The Flip 0 is a massive improvement compared to the Flip Hole Black. The packaging has been given a makeover with a hard plastic shell that doubles as a storage case and the base/lid of the container doubles as a drying rack/stand. There’s also an extra tray below the base/lid that holds the instructions and a lube sample.
Okay so I have to admit, almost everything about the Flip 0 is great. The fact that it’s now shaped like a pill and smaller than it’s predecessors makes it a hell of a lot easier to hold. The TPE inside is now all one sole unit instead of being split in half and the opening is now where the hinge used to be so there’s less chance of lube leaking out. The split where the two sides join now also features a set of grooves that lock into one another, making the overall structure more secure and those pesky a.f buttons down the side designed to apply pressure are now one solid bar.
If you’ve used any of the other types of Flip Hole’s then using the Flip 0 isn’t complicated. Slide off the clip on the outside, pop open the locks, slather up some good quality water-based lube, close and then slide the clip back on. The texture of the Flip 0 is quite extravagant so don’t be stingy on the lube.
While I used the Flip 0 my feelings went from happy to sad to bored and then happy again. It’s complicated even trying to write it down so I’ll just explain what happens while using it. On entry the tip of your penis will be greeted by a slightly bare space and then the “Ripple Wall” and “Ridge Wall” will envelope your best mate. If you have an overly sensitive frenulum and can line it up with the “Ripple Dome”, there’s a high chance this protruding ball could provide you with a lot of sensation – given that I don’t have a very sensitive frenulum (yay circumcision) I don’t get much of a kick out of this particular part
Sliding further into the Flip 0 you’ll be greeted by the “Triple Chain Gate”, nothing too special about these bumps other than that they do provide a bit of a tickle and they are the hardest part of the toy to clean lube and bodily fluids from. The “Triple Chain Gate” leads to the pièce de résistance, the “Layered End Orb”. An enclosed version of the ripple dome that grips onto the tip of the penis and if you give it a bit of a twist while inside, I must admit, it does feel quite heavenly.
Now, what I just said probably has you wondering why I’m still so hung up on the Flip 0. Well my friends, I still don’t have an answer why. The Flip 0 drives me wild because for once in my life, I’ve struggled to turn my feelings into words. I like the Flip 0 and I hate it. Since receiving it I’ve used it at least a dozen times, it’s gotten me off on five separate occasions but other times I’ve had to switch over to something else. It doesn’t feel as tight as the Fleshlight Go Surge and the pressure bar on the side doesn’t really add much of a boosted stimulation.
I don’t know what else to say about the Flip 0, it truly is a unique and exciting advancement in the realm of masturbatory devices and it really does look like a fancy piece of tech rather than a sex toy. It looks great and inviting and super excitable but it just doesn’t get me off every time I use it. I would recommend anyone with a penis to give the Flip 0 a go because like I said, so many of my friends have sworn by it and even told me I’m crazy for not feelig what they feel.
Clean up is an absolute pain with the Flip 0 but it’s expected. All those nooks and crannies aren’t just there to provide pleasure, they also hold onto an absurd amount of lube and bodily fluid. A rinse under warm water, a microfiber cloth and more water are all necessary in order to clean the Flip 0. The lid/base can be used to balance the Flip 0 on the side clip to air out but mine always manages to fall over so I just lay it in front of my desk fan.
- The design is next century and refined.
- I love the concept but it just doesn’t work.
- Many of my friends swear by it so don’t just take my word for it?
- Clean up is a bitch and I curse the nooks and crannies of the Flip 0.
- I still don’t know what it is but I just can’t fall head over heels in love with the Flip 0 and it kills me. It really does.