In this updated Tenga 3D review, we dive deep into the 3D Spiral & check the other models – Polygon, Zen, Pile, Module, so you know which one suits you best.
Sure, variety is the spice of life, but the Tenga 3D options can be a bit overwhelming at first.
If you are wondering which of the five Tenga 3D sleeves to buy, I hope my Tenga 3D review can help you narrow down your choices.
After using all the Tenga 3D models (for too many hours to count), I’ve figured out all the good — and bad — and some tips for using the Tenga 3D sleeves.
Tenga 3D is a line of stylishly looking and budget-friendly masturbators. they are reusable and really easy to clean and dry. It offers unique sensations without feeling bizarre or unnatural. They are stretchy and will accommodate users with various penis sizes.
The Not So Good
Tenga 3Ds do not look or feel too realistic. If this is what you are after, you may prefer Fleshlights. Like a lot of other sex toys, it could dull sex sensations if you use it too much.
Tenga 3D is for you if:
- You want a discrete and light-weight toy
- You are on the budget
- You want simplicity and ease of use
- You appreciate unique designs
Tenga 3D might not be for you if:
- You prefer realistic-looking masturbators
- You want a hands-free orgasm
- You want a toy that vibrates
Table of Contents
My First Impressions of the Tenga 3D Spiral
The Tenga 3D Spiral shipped in a discreet package – always appreciated.
I was a bit surprised at a couple of things when I first opened the package.
The first was that the Tenga 3D looked more like a modern art sculpture than a sex toy. It’s no Mona Lisa, but you’d swear you could put this thing on your fireplace mantle and no one would be the wiser.
The other thing I noticed was a tiny bit of white residue on the toy. It washed off easily and it didn’t smell, so it wasn’t a big deal.
The texture and patterns looked pretty damn weird and I wondered how it would actually feel once I tried it.
At about 4.5 inches long, I wasn’t sure if it would be too tight of a fit. But the material is crazy stretchy and felt totally comfortable once on. I don’t know if Shaq could squeeze into this thing, but I think it would fit a wide range of sizes.
Tenga 3D Specs Comparison
All the models feature the same size dimensions: (D × W × H inches): 1.89 × 1.89 × 4.57. They are also designed to stretch up to about 9.8 inches long and 3.15 inches wide.
Each model also:
- Is reusable (as long as it is thoroughly cleaned in between each use)
- Includes sample lubricant (more on this later)
- Is lightweight (all the models are 0.62 lbs with the exception of the Spiral which weighs in at 0.59 lbs)
The Tenga is made of a stretchy antibacterial elastomer material and ABS plastic for the stand and base tray. The material itself is soft and surprisingly stretchy.
Tenga 3D Series – Which One Is Best For You?
Here’s where I first got a bit confused on which sleeve to pick. Do I want the little blocks? Waves? Triangles? What the heck are those little pyramid-looking things supposed to do?
SPOILER ALERT: I tried them all and they all feel pretty good, but the Spiral was my hands-down favorite.
The Spiral is also their best-selling model, so I’m not alone in my love for its design.
Tenga 3D Model Comparisons
- Tenga 3D Spiral – This sleeve has a ribbed spiral design with a noticeable contrast between hard and soft. Translation? Crazy unique sensations.
- Tenga 3D Polygon – The one has random in-and-out bumps of different levels that look like little pyramids. It’s a combo between flat surfaces and edges.
- Tenga 3D Zen – The Zen is smooth, gentle, and covered in subtle waves that give even sensations throughout. A great option for sex toy newbies.
- Tenga 3D Pile – This one is covered in tiny triangles and gives a variety of hard and soft sensations all at once.
- Tenga 3D Module – The module is covered in little blocks that stick out. The raised parts help create more pressure while the indents in the blocks help create a bit of suction.
Design & Feel of the Tenga 3D Spiral
The material is firm but somewhat bouncy and pliable at the same time. The spirals wrap around the entire inside and have subtle ridges all over.
It is lightweight and I liked how my hand didn’t get too tired, even after a long session of using it. The lightweight design also means I can easily throw it in a bag to travel with or get creative with where I want to use it.
It also felt easy and comfortable to get a firm grip on it.
How To Use the Tenga 3D Spiral
I found the Tenga 3D spiral was the next easiest thing to using my own hand. If you are new to sex toys, this could be a good male masturbator to try first.
To use the Tenga 3D Spiral:
- Make sure the design is on the inside of the toy (do this by turning the sleeve inside out so that the smooth pattern is now on the outside).
- Pour some water-based lube through the sleeve’s hole and around the entrance. Seriously, don’t skip this part! Respect your member and say no to chafing! Also, skipping lube can even damage the material.
- Stretch it over yourself. Get stroking and enjoy.
- Clean the sleeve thoroughly and let it dry for next time.
My Experience With the Tenga 3D Spiral
For their relatively cheap price, I figured I’d give all five of the Tenga 3D models a try. The spiral was easily my favorite design in the Tenga 3D series. I loved the wildly powerful orgasm I got from feeling the contrast of the hard and soft stimuli all at once.
Masturbation, But Better
Put simply, this is a way more fun way to masturbate. I like to call it a hand job, but WAY BETTER.
Sure, you can use your hand or let your partner rub you down, but sometimes we all want something a little different (especially if you are like me and have tried hundreds of sex toys).
After all the toys I have tried, it was almost shocking to experience such new, unparalleled sensations.
The bottom line is that the technology of the patterns, ridges and bumps in these sleeves got the job DONE. The contrasting textures also heightened the feelings and sensations I got when using it.
How To Get the Most Out of the Tenga 3D Spiral
Yes, I am bringing up lube AGAIN. I don’t want to be a pain in the ass, but if you don’t use lube, this toy will be a pain in your dick. Just trust me that lube is your best friend with this thing.
The material is fairly clingy and I’m willing to bet you’ll be raw if you try to put your poor dick into this thing dry.
They even send a sample packet of lubricant with it. I take that as a giant hint from the company to USE LUBE or else your dick will fall off.
Okay, it’s not that serious. But there is a risk of damaging the material without lube… or needing to apologize to your chafed dick for disrespecting so badly.
Make sure to choose water-based lube instead of an oil-based one.
Experiment with different sensations by tightening and releasing your grip at random times. You can also try holding the base as you spin it around.
How the Tenga 3D Spiral Felt
The Tenga 3D sleeves don’t look or feel like any other sex toy I have seen or used. For someone that has tried hundreds of toys, it’s fun to experience something ENTIRELY DIFFERENT.
When I first tried the Tenga 3D Spiral, it felt strange… but in the BEST way.
It’s a hard texture to describe, but ‘stretchy’, ‘distinctive’, and ‘bouncy’ are some of the words that come to mind.
It didn’t take more than a few strokes to know I was going to LOVE this toy.
And using it was about as easy as it gets. No buttons, no cords, no lights. Just a simple toy that did exactly what I wanted it to do.
As long as I started out with enough lube, I found I didn’t have to add more partway through. No one wants the hassle of stopping to add more lube just when things are getting heated.
At less than a pound, I liked that it wasn’t heavy or awkward to use, making it great for anyone that wants to work on their stamina.
Cleaning, Storage & Durability
So, how’s the clean-up?
Simple. Just like using it.
Not to mention, it contains the mess in the first place.
To clean it, just flip it inside-out so the design is back on the outside of the sleeve. Mild soap and water are all it takes to clean it.
To be extra safe, use antibacterial soap and really take your time to make sure nothing is absorbed into the porous material.
If moisture or… other stuff… is allowed to sit on the material’s surface, it can cause mold or bacteria to grow.
Let’s pass on that.
And no, the stand it comes with is for drying, not for displaying the sleeve on your mantle. But who says you can’t?
Once the sleeve is totally dry, you can cover it to prevent it from getting dusty or funky between uses.
If the thought of a little help (or excitement) in the masturbation department intrigues you, the Tenga 3D Spiral can be purchased on Tenga’s website for $39.00.
The other sleeve options — Module, Pile, Zen, and Polygon — can be purchased from Tenga’s site as well.
Any purchases above $50 get free shipping within the United States.
As always, we only recommend purchasing products directly from the manufacturer’s website. eBay, Amazon, and similar sites are often packed with scammers or low-quality sellers.
What Do Other People Think About The Tenga 3D Sleeves?
If you’re curious to hear what the internet has to say about Tenga 3D sleeves, here are a couple of comments from Reddit:
“I often recommend the [Tenga 3D] line for first masturbation sleeves. They look unassuming, they’re easy to clean since you can flip them inside out, they’re treated with antimicrobial silver to help keep bacteria at bay, and they’re fairly inexpensive.”
Although the Tenga 3D sleeves are not marketed as hands-free-orgasm toys, one Redditor has found a way to make it happen. If you are up for an experiment, here are his tips for having a hands-free orgasm with the Tenga 3D:
“Lots of lube, put down a pillow, put a towel over the pillow, put the sleeve on, and lay down so that it’s pressed between my body and the pillow. Gives enough pressure to feel really good, and the texture of the towel keeps it from sliding as I thrust.
I do have a belly, and that probably helps, but should still work for someone less heavy than myself.”
I may just have to attempt this next time I use my Tenga 3D spiral. Stay tuned.
Alternative to the Tenga 3D Sleeves
If the Tenga 3D sleeves don’t sound like a good fit for you, here are a couple of other options to think about. These still feel unique and are a lot of fun to use.
Tenga Spinner – This masturbator offers a twisting sensation and is even cheaper than the Tenga 3D sleeves. Super fun for solo or partner play. It can’t be turned inside out, so it is harder to clean. I’ve found it only lasts for a few months (especially if you make the mistake of using oil-based lube).
Tenga Flip Hole – If you are already experienced with male masturbators or crave intensity, the Flip Hole might be what you need. It’s pricier than the Tenga 3D Sleeves or Tenga Spinner, but it has a crazy amount of stimuli and sensations. I’m talking suction, waves, 360-degree stimulation… you name it.
If you’re a fan of straightforward, easy-to-use sex toys, I think the Tenga 3D sleeves are a great option for almost everyone.
Newbies will like this toy for its simplicity while experienced users will appreciate the new sensations and unique feel from the patterns and textures.
As long as you aren’t a die-hard fan of realistic-looking masturbators, I’d recommend the Tenga 3D to any man looking to switch things up or try something totally different.