Tenga – the Japanese male masturbator brand famous for marrying science, sexual pleasure, and design – is holding a three day art gallery displaying pieces from modern artists inspired by the Tenga’s beautiful form. The gallery is simply named “Tenga 3D Museum of Art”.
If you’ve never heard of Tenga, Tenga is a male masturbator brand popular in Japan for their form; their cheap price and disposability; and unembarassing form. And if you don’t know what a male masturbator is…. well, you’re probably a girl.
According to Wikipedia:
Launched in July 2005, Tenga became an overnight sensation in Japan through their non-obscene designs and plentiful variety. Continues to sell over one-million units in its first year with notable media coverage and mentions by celebrities of Japan. Since 2007, the TENGA brand has been brought abroad, and is now sold in over 40 countries worldwide, including among others, the U.S.A., the U.K., Spain, Australia, Brazil, Russia and Singapore. TENGA Co., Ltd. has collaborated with Japan’s largest condom manufacturer OKAMOTO to produce the “OKAMOTO x TENGA” CUP series of products available in pharmacies and drugstores across Japan since September 2007. In November 2010, TENGA Co., Ltd. collaborated with Japan borne clothing labels Roen, VANQUISH, SWAGGER, XLARGE® and roar for a Limited Edition product line up to raise money for the STOP AIDS fund for World AIDS Day. Now in their seventh year, TENGA has sold over 15 million units worldwide, and is currently the number 1 brand of male masturbation toys by units sold.
Tengas cater toward all kinds of masturbatory preferences. Disposable and convenient or high quality and reusable? Soft, so you can control tightness, or hard, with a tight, slight vacuum sucking sensation? Or do you need a slightly bigger size?
Some have been so scientifically designed to induce pleasure, you won’t know how to use the thing. But no worries, they have videos on each product page with an easy-to-understand demonstration. The only worry you should have after using a Tenga, is that you won’t be able to go back to an actual person…
The art gallery, running from August 5th to August 7th, is being held in the young, trendy district of Harajuku. Artwork, which use the Tenga for their motif, is by four prolific Japanese modern artists – Nobuyoshi Araki, Keisuke Takahashi, Noboru Tsubaki, and Hiroyuki Kado. Entrance to the exhibit is free, but you must be over 18 years old to enter.
Source: Exhibit overview and directions (Sorry, Japanese only)