tenga girly

Since its first explosive release in 2005, the name of Tenga has been ground-breaking in bringing men “the revolutionary future of safe sex and masturbation”, pioneering all-new ways to spank the monkey, choke the chicken, round up the tadpoles or burp the worm. But let’s be honest, it’s not just dudes who like to take matters into their own hands.

Now for the first time, Tenga would like to offer the same kind of futuristic pleasures to women.

Described as the Apple of the sex-toy industry, the aesthetic is elegant, refined and graceful, summed up in the Japanese word “tenga” (典雅) which is more commonly applied to a beautiful kimono, flawlessly-executed traditional dance or piece of classical music. Rather than merely attempting to simulate normal human sex, however, visionary inventor Koichi Matsumoto pushed the boundaries further to offer all-new and extremely hygienic ways of getting your rocks off. Which may or may not include the sensation of tentacle suckers.

Up until now, however, this break-through has only been available for men…

On 4 February, the new Iroha product line for women was revealed online, priced at 6,800 yen a pop (US$73) for the most fun you are likely to have diddling the skittle. Looking eerily similar to cute cherry-blossom viewing confectionery hanami dango, these sweet self-lurrrve vibrators are rounded, slippery-smooth, soft and yielding to the touch.

▼Gelatinous Japanese confectionery hanami dango

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There are three surprisingly innovative models: the Yuki-daruma, Hanami-dori, and Hina-zakura. All three will be simultaneously released on 3 March, 2013.

Yuki-daruma is “the Snowman”, as you can see from its characteristic shape. As well as picking up good vibrations you can get more excitations by inserting the tip (the “snowman’s head” if you will) in your tunnel of love.

▼Sorry about this, Mr. Frosty…

tenga girly

Hanami-dori, which could be translated as “Flower-viewing Bird” or “Flowers and Greenery”, is a plump bird shape. Pale green in colour, the recommended technique for use is to simply place its whole body against the desired area and enjoy the vibe.

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Hina-zakura, the “Chick’s Cherry Blossom” takes perhaps the most titillating form. Baby pink in colour, its shape is strongly suggestive of a flower bud just opening… or a naked mons. Pro-tip: the “lips” on this one can be used in a pinching action to pick up beans, or even a kind of tribadism.

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At the flick of a switch their supple, sleek bodies begin to vibrate, with a super-silent motor which assures discretion. They shed water and dust with a washable “anti-dust coating”, and you can recharge your little friend easily by mounting it back on the base in their case.

“Self-care” is the buzz word from the product’s website- “bringing sexual wellness to the mainstream for everyone to enjoy” and removing the dirtiness, shame and sleaze of looking after natural human desires such as playing the clitar.

It was revolutionary Tenga products for men which helped Masanobu Sato (past Masturbate-a-thon champion) to his world record of nine hours 33 minutes spent masturbating in 2008 (since surpassed by Sonny Nash in 2012 with 10 hours, 10 minutes). Maybe you too could rise to the top in this relatively new field of sexual athletics- in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, perhaps? But the competition is hotting up- at the 2009 Masturbate-a-thon in Denmark, a woman reportedly achieved a world record of more than 200 orgasms.

The final question on your mind is probably this: how can you get your hands on these new female products if you don’t live in Japan? Iroha is running a free gift campaign through social media, where users who retweet or follow on Facebook go into the draw to win one of these puppies. Sadly, you must currently be living in Japan (and of course be over 18) to enter. Stockists Amazon Japan and Lovely Pop ship within Japan. You could also use a friendly shopping and shipping service such as White Rabbit Express. Happy bean flicking!

Source: ねとらぼ

Hanami Dango photo by gochie