Sex Toy Reviews

Review of the Tenga Flip Zero

Have you been wondering if masturbation could get any better? Well, you don’t have to wonder any longer. The Tenga Flip Zero is definitely an accessory that adds that missing element to your alone time.

I have found myself trying different products in the past, some to no prevail I might add. However, I am a picky individual with specific tastes. Though I didn’t find much comfort in the Fleshlight products I have tried, not that these products are bad mind you, I found myself not enjoying the maintenance required for them. With the Flip Zero, it was a perfect fit, quite literally. That is mainly due to its design, as well as other factors which I will get into further in.

Design of the Flip Zero

The design of the Zero is actually close to perfect for me, and others who have discovered the joy it brings. With an inner depth of approximately 16cm, and width of 5cm, this non-stretch design was made with a hard case and is developed to be reusable. Its insides are what make the design genius. It is made to feel close to skin on skin contact, but with the nodule’s ridges and bumps, it feels even greater when stroking. It legitimately was designed to feel real and they have easily captured that feeling in an easy to maintain product.

Featuring an integrated pivot, that separates it from the duo pieced Flip HOLE, the Zero is held by a hinge on the inside of the body of the product. This was an ingenious design that created a seamless insertion point. Why is this ingenious? Because, it lowers the leakage of lubricant that other products suffer from, while adding an improved vacuum during play time.


The Zero is made of premium materials that were, until recently, only available overseas in Japan. For starters, the slide cap and case are made of polycarbonate (PC), whereas the internal material is a thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). It is made with silicone pressure pads and transport anchor ring. The lotion that is provided with the initial purchase of the product is a water-based lubricant with glycerin, sodium polycrylate, sorbitan cocoate, and other ingredients including ethanol and fragrance.


This product is a manual product, so operation is pretty straight forward. As stated before, it is designed with ridges and nodules that stimulate pleasure and simulate the real feel. After you insert your rod, you can really feel the padding on the front and back that regulates the amount of pressure you receive. This soft stroker is the one for many men who are looking to enjoy their alone time. This is a stroking masturbater, so it is pretty obvious what you need to do after you penetrate it.


For cleanup on this toy, and the maintenance, you will find it very similar to other TENGA products like the Tenga eggs. Simply remove the clip, open it up, and flush it THOROUGHLY with warm water. Make sure you get all the cracks and crevices cleaned out because it is easy to miss spots with its design. Using the hinge and clip as a prop, you can air dry it. However, sometimes it can take a really long time to dry out, so trying a lint free towel to dry out the excess moisture is recommended. Be warned, after it is fully dry you may find it feeling a bit tacky or sticky. This is normal, but it attracts dust and lint particles quickly. So, make sure to close it after it is done drying completely.


  • Sleek Design
  • Easy told hold and Operate
  • Real feel sensation
  • life changing texture
  • brilliant design and material


  • High Maintenance
  • Limited color options
  • It has a bit of weight to it

To be very blunt, the pros do outweigh the cons and there are very few bad things to say about this product. This is not only a great buy for the avid toy user, but if you are looking into getting your first stroker, this is definitely the one for you.


All in all, the Tenga Flip Zero gets a huge thumbs up from me. From the flawless design that is easy to handle and use, to the soft realistic materials that increase pleasure and make your alone time worth it, this stroker is a must have for anyone who is an avid masturbater. Even the average Joe can find a place in their dresser for this toy.

Background: Come to think of it, I’ve never reviewed a masturbation sleeve on my blog. So, congratulations Tenga! You’re the first. For the uninitiated, a masturbation sleeve is sex toy made for penises. Typically, they are crafted of a soft, flesh-like material. The inside is either smooth or textured. And, there is a hole by which you can insert your penis. Some companies make them look like vaginas or anuses. Tenga, however, takes a very different approach. But, that’s how they do it in Japan…
The true reason you have not seen many masturbation sleeve reviews, is because they typically fall short of expectations. The Tenga Flip Zero, however, has exceeded those expectations. Tenga is a Japan-based company that has been innovating male masturbation toys for some years now (since 2005). The toy that comes to mind when I think of them are their Tenga Eggs. These are disposable (one time use) masturbation sleeves that come in plastic eggs. In the egg is everything you need, including lube, to get it on (with yourself) and get off.
The Flip Zero, on the other hand, comes out of their Flip series. In the past, I have used and reviewed (on Amazon) several cheap knockoffs. I don’t like to bash companies, so let’s just say that if you are going to get a masturbation sleeve, spend the money and get a good one from Tenga. They spend a lot of money on R&D to ensure high levels of satisfaction on all their products. The other brand you might have heard of is Fleshlight. I’ve never reviewed their products, and I don’t really like how they represent women in their product line. Tenga takes a very different approach in their marketing. And they don’t have to use porn to sell their products.

Design and Use:

The Flip Zero has is a three-part masturbator with the simplicity of being one piece. There is a base, a masturbations sleeve, and a locking mechanism. The textured material (the part that’s going to get you off) has been engineered to deliver incredible and novel sensations. Although the Flip Zero’s material is rather soft and squishy, the way it is textured will offer you incredible sensations. On their website, they boast that the inside has a ripple dome, ridge wall, triple chain gate, and layered end orb. Frankly, none of that means anything to me. I had to use it to know what they were talking about.

Here is what I learned:

The “layered end orb” feels tingly on the tip of my member. The urethra, which obviously ends at the tip of the penis, is extremely sensitive to stimulation. The orb, inside the Flip Zero, offers a gentle, sliding feeling over the urethra, which kind of feels like that “tongue thing” that girls (or guys) do on the penis head when they give blowjobs. Too much, and it hurts. But, just the right amount, and it feels amazing. The Flip Zero has mastered this sensation.
As for the ripple dome, triple chain gate, and the ridge wall, describing that in detail would be analogous to a non-blind person trying to describe what it’s like to read braille. This is like reading braille with my penis. This is also why lubrication is so important when using the Flip Zero. There are so many smaller ridges, bumps, and valleys in the design — to really feel them all, you need to be well lubed. Water-based lubrication (which a sample also comes with the Flip Zero) is the only lube you should ever use if you want to extend the life of your toy. With a medium viscosity water-based lube, a super aroused penis, and your eyes closed, you will be able to feel every ridge and bump.
I suggest you play around with speeds, going from slow, to fast, to stopping — this will give you a full scope of the Flip Zero’s possibilities. The one-way air valve in the Zero creates an intense vacuum. With good lube, this vacuum will provide a suction that is unlike any other masturbation sleeve I’ve used. It doesn’t “pull” like some of them do. It feels like a suck and slide — really unique sensation. One last thing about its use — the lube doesn’t leak out! I was super surprised to find that out by accident. And then, when I read more about it online, I found out it was designed that way. It’s self-sex without the mess ;0) Clean-up: Whether you are using the Flip Zero for a quick masturbation session, foreplay before intercourse, or for stamina training (training yourself for delayed ejaculation), you will eventually have to clean your toy. Tenga made this easy for you, too.
Remember that locking mechanism I discussed? There is a white U-shaped piece of plastic that snugs down on the
Flip Zero. Remove that, and you will be able to pop the sleeve wide open. With a mild soap and running water, you can easily flush out any residue that is left in the toy. Ensure you really get in all the crevices, because you don’t want bacteria building up. To dry it, just place it upside down using the locking mechanism and the base. That said, I’m lazy, and I just lay it on the bathroom counter on its side. Final Thoughts: If you’re a TL;DR kind of person, here’s the bottom line: The Flip Zero offers incredible sensations at a very reasonable cost. It is reusable, easy to clean, and worth every penny. Don’t buy cheap products — you will always be disappointed. Spend the money, and get something from Tenga. To get your own Tenga Flip Zero or other products, click here for the international and online store locator.