Tenga has been making great masturbators for years. With great pleasure I already tested several Tenga products. In 2020, Tenga first launched some special ‘cooling’ versions of their sex toys and now – a year later – that range has been further expanded. Tenga sent me the whole range of Tenga Cool products, in exchange for an honest review.
The Tenga Cool Collection
Tenga Cool is a concept that consists of a masturbator that comes with a bag of cooling lubricant (for single use). The masturbator is a sex toy for people with a penis. Each masturbator has its own characteristics. The entire collection consists of various Tenga products in a ‘cool’ variant (in the picture above from left to right):
- COOL EGG Wavy – A Tenga Egg that comes with a cooling lotion.
- Original Vacuum CUP COOL – A variation of the vacuum cup with cooling lubricant.
- New Original Vacuum CUP EXTRA COOL – A cup that comes with a strong menthol and peppermint extract for an extra cooling sensation for advanced users.
- New SPINNER PIXEL COOL EDITION – Also new is the special cool edition of the SPINNER 04 PIXEL with a bag of COOL LOTION!
- New COOL HOLE LOTION – This is a cooling lubricant that you can use separately. All Tenga products come with a sample of cooling lubricant. Because you can use the toys more than once, an extra bottle is very convenient.
The products will be available in Europe from August 2021.
Masturbators with a cooling effect?
If you’re not familiar with masturbators or cooling gel, you may be wondering: why? For God’s sake, why! Therefore, a brief explanation is in order.
A masturbator is a type of sleeve that you use to provide extra sensation during manual sex (jerking off). Masturbators from Tenga are made of TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer). This is a very flexible and soft material. On the inside – the part that comes into contact with the penis – masturbators have a structure that provides extra stimulation. In other words, it simply makes masturbation more fun and enjoyable.
With any masturbator you should use some lubricant, to make penetration and friction easier. I myself am a very big fan of lube with additives. These kinds of stimulating lubricants are a kind of ‘liquid libido’. They generally have an extra ingredient added to them that feels tingly when used. The blood supply is additionally stimulated which makes your penis more sensitive to touch, you get aroused faster and the erection will be harder. Cooling gels are stimulating because they contain menthol or peppermint extract. This stimulates the blood flow and makes the area you apply it to extra sensitive. Cooling gels give a slight tingling sensation.
The Cool Collection by Tenga combines the benefits of masturbating with a masturbator with the stimulating effects of a cooling lubricant.
COOL EGG Wavy
A Tenga Egg is best described as a kind of hollow ‘surprise egg’ made of soft flexible and stretchable material. This is a safe type of rubber that contains no plasticizers. It is a high quality material that is very flexible and very pleasant to the touch.
In 2020, Tenga came out with a ‘cool’ version of their popular Tenga Egg. This made the Tenga Egg ‘wavy’ the base. The update of the compact and discreet ‘wavy’ also comes with cooling menthol lubricant. The inside consists of a soft texture that is barely ‘present’, but still provides extra stimulation to the penis when masturbating.
The idea is that you put the egg over the penis. The material is so flexible that you can pull it all the way over the penis. Now if you massage and make up and down movements, the penis will be extra stimulated by the little structure on the inside. You can do that yourself, but why shouldn’t your partner give you ‘a hand’ (pun intended) in doing so?
If you’re familiar with Tenga Eggs, then you know the principle and you know it’s a surprisingly fun and affordable toy. What makes the Tenga Egg Wavy Cool version special is that it comes with a bag of Tenga’s cooling lotion. It is a water-based lubricant with a slight cooling effect caused by menthol extract. This lotion feels fresh and tingly. The sachet provided is enough for single use. Now the egg is basically meant for one time use, but if you wash it carefully with lukewarm water and let it dry well, you can use it several times. Just make sure you have extra (cooling) lubricant at home!
Original Vacuum CUP COOL
Also dating back to 2020, this Vacuum Cup Cool is also known as a ‘Deep Throat Cup’. This masturbator gives you the feeling of a sucking and slurping blowjob, but from someone who has just eaten a mint, or brushed their teeth.
All Tenga Cups consist of a hard exterior that holds a ‘sleeve’ made of soft and flexible TPE. This Tenga Cup has an hourglass-shape, which makes it comfortable to hold. If you remove the foil and take the lid off the bottom, you will see that the cup is already coated with cooling lubricant. This makes penetration easy and gives – as with the Tenga Egg Wavy – a pleasant and slightly tingling sensation, which is very exciting.
On the head of the cup is a special air hole. If you remove the sticker from this hole, you can create a vacuum in the CUP yourself. Once the penis is in the cup, you cover the hole with your thumb, which creates an insane sucking sensation.
Precisely because of the sucking effect combined with the cooling menthol stimulation, this is a wonderful way to masturbate. An orgasm is inevitable!
You cannot remove the ‘sleeve’ from this cup, making it very difficult to clean. Therefore, the Tenga Vacuum Cup Cool is intended for single use. If you’re a real knitter and try really hard, you could rinse it clean for a second ride. Or maybe even a third. Just make sure you have an extra supply of (cooling) lube.
New Original Vacuum CUP EXTRA COOL
New is the Vacuum Cup Extra Cool. This is largely similar to the vacuum cup above, but it has a different lotion that provides a stronger stimulus. This is a water-based lubricant with peppermint oil and menthol (mentha evensis leave oil). Compared to the “regular” vacuum cup cool, you’ll notice it smells like peppermint when you open the pakage.
According to Tenga themselves, this makes the Vacuum Cup Extra Cool for the somewhat advanced user. Maybe I’m one of those advanced users, because – yes – while the gel feels a bit stronger, it’s not like the stimulation is too strong or unbearable.
One slight difference from the other vacuum cup is that some of the packaging remains when opened. This is not functional, but it is striking. This extra cool version also has a sticker on an air hole, with which you can regulate the vacuum yourself.
Furthermore, this extra cool variant is also intended for single use.
New SPINNER PIXEL COOL EDITION
Tenga pulled the same trick with this masturbator as well: They took the Spinner Pixel 04 and added a bag of cooling gel. The Tenga Spinner is a masturbator made of a soft and flexible material (elastomer), which you put over the penis and then move up and down. Inside the spinner is a spiral thread. When you move the Spinner over the penis, a vacuum is created and this causes the spiral to tighten and create extra ‘grip’. As a result, you feel the soft nubs on the inside massaging your penis. Really. Awesome! With no motors or complicated mechanical parts, this masturbator cleverly uses laws of physics to produce extra grip and massaging action.
The Tenga Spinner is 14 cm long (but can be stretched to over 17 cm) and 4.5 cm in diameter. The insertion diameter is up to 5.5 cm. In short, suitable for virtually all penises. The Spinner is intended for multiple use. Still, cleaning the Spinner is a bit of a challenge because you can’t turn it inside out due to the iron wire inside. The idea is that you let the Spinner fill up with water under the tap and then you rinse it, just like you would rinse a bottle.
New COOL HOLE LOTION
And then the lotion. Tenga has also put the lotion used with the products above into a bottle. This not only allows you to use the masturbators more often, in fact it allows you to turn any Tenga product into a “cool” version. In fact, you don’t even have to have a Tenga masturbator for it, because it’s basically a water-based lubricant with a cooling effect.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of Tenga’s lubricant. It’s fine that they include it with their products and for the Cool series, it’s even a feature. It feels fresh, but doesn’t sting. The cooling effect is similar to that of other cooling lubricants. Compared to other lubricants, Tenga’s gel feels a bit sticky and it “threads”. By that I mean that when used, you quickly draw strings and that often makes it a bit messy. On the other hand, the gel does remain effective for a long time due to this high viscosity.
Looking at the ingredient list, it is noticeable that the ingredients are common in cosmetics and other lubricants. That said, there are a few ingredients that I do find somewhat questionable, such as glycerin, disodium EDTA, Phenoxyathanol, Methylparaben and PEG-40. In small amounts, these can be labeled as safe. But if you have very sensitive skin, often suffer from allergic reactions or (skin) infections I would not recommend this gel.
In short, this is an excellent cooling lubricant, especially in combination with Tenga’s products. But the supermega enthusiastic feeling I have with Tenga’s innovative masturbators, I have much less with their lube. Sorry.
The Tenga Cool collection wil be available soon in the Tenga shop.