August 2, 2012

"People don’t really know what they want when the thing they want doesn’t yet exist."

But wait. Vaginas exist.

If you're thinking of searching Amazon for "Tenga," please use the Althouse ahem portal.

22 comments:

rhhardin said...

It's a rare case of meaning vagina by vagina.

Japan is pretty weird. I assume owing to fierce women.

Marshal said...

"Vaginas exist."

Yes, but you can only get them in a bundled package with all sorts of useless yet expensive accessories.

Nonapod said...

I wonder if the success of these products within Japan can be attributed to the recent soushoku (grass-eaters) phenomenon in Japanese culture.

traditionalguy said...

Vaginas exist, thank God, although they require romancing.

But this people part is a "disposable unit." The grab it, use it and throw it away idea might sell.

Instant coffee sells in the Hospital Vending Machines area.

But French Pressed aromatic beans picked when ripe and heated to the perfect temperature and then sipped slowly with the right blend of cream and sugar will always be what men want.

ricpic said...

People want vaginas.
But do vaginas want them?
It's a matter of lubrication
Ahem...Ahem...Ahem.

AllieOop said...

I guess Rosy Palm and her five sisters are out of a job.

Tradguy, you always get it right.

Balfegor said...

But wait. Vaginas exist.

Oh sure. But didn't you hear the man?

There were so many improvements I could think to make."

Marshal said...

“There were so many improvements I could think to make."

The operator of my model insists it can only be used a few times a week, and I'm told this limitation is typical of most models. No wonder there's a search for a more reliable version.

Balfegor said...

Of course, this particular device is lacking a certain key functionality.

Victor Erimita said...

These masturbatory aids are just what Japan needs to further its mission of national suicide by demographic collapse.

chickelit said...

She shills sheaths sheepishly.

edutcher said...

I take it, in using the Althouse ahem portal, the pointing device substitutes for the, uh..., pointing device.

leslyn said...

There's a special place in purgatory reserved for incessant repetitions of posts about vaginas.

deborah said...

A la tradguy, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner could do a remake of Romancing the Stone.

deborah said...

Peter Piper picked a peck of puckered portals.

AllieOop said...

How many puckered portals did Peter Piper's pecker peck?

None?

chickelit said...

How many puckered portals did Peter Piper's pecker peck?

There are four pecks in a bushel, two of which are equal to one in the hand. If we knew how many Tengas equaled one in the hand, we could solve the problem algebraically.

Beldar said...

I have to say I'm frankly disappointed that after this many comments, we still don't have a first-hand (so to speak) product review.

Crunchy Frog said...

Vaginas exist.

Not in my house they don't.

Josh said...

Since someone's asked: the Tenga "Eggs" are quite good and do the job significantly better than a hand alone, but don't last terribly long, especially for more vigorous or gifted men. The CUP and Flip are probably better investments, both in terms of control and utility, and can be used in more varied conditions. In contrast, the Double Hole was poorly enough designed and received that they're pretty much entirely retired. As a whole, fun, both solo or with a partner, but nothing that I expect will take the same role as vibrators or dildos have among women and gay or 'adventurous' men.

There was actually a US-based competitor first, with the "Fleshlight" patented in 1997 probably the most popular today, and numerous other less well-designed 'pocket pussy' toys dating long before then.

Practically speaking, you're not going to get them as a vagina-replacement. At least for most neurologically-complete folk, orgasm with a sex partner isn't about simply getting off, but about getting off with the company of another person -- the journey's a rather big part of the road. It's more about presenting another option when masturbating or having non-penetrative sex with a partner.

rhhardin said...

Ward, you were a little hard on the Beaver last night.

They ought to be called biba, not tenga.

Rusty said...

I can see where if you're beating that thing like it owes you money that egg thingy could launch right out of your hand and do some real damage.