This article was first featured by our friends at TokyoKinky.com (*NSFW*) but we liked it so much, we decided to reblog it here in a slightly toned-down version.
Tenga is Japan’s most stylish brand of sex toys and masturbation aids. They first exploded domestically when they released the Tenga Egg, followed by a series of “onacups” and then finally hit the big time internationally with the Tenga Flip Hole, possible the most attractive adult toy ever made.
Since then the company has been taken over by Soft on Demand — the Mitsubishi of the Japanese adult world — but has continued innovating, creating the Tenga 3D and other variations on their previous products, as well as branching out with a series of vibrators for both women and couples. Earlier this year they took an interesting step sideways with the Pocket Tenga (*NSFW*), returning to their disposable Tenga Egg roots.
This is a one-use only masturbation aid that looks both unlike a sex toy at first glance (handy!) and also has very nicely designed packaging as well. Being Tenga, there are all sorts of smart extras, such as how the masturbation sleeve’s sachet even has a sticker so that after, ahem, usage, the toy can be popped back in the packaging, sealed up, and then disposed of hygienically and discreetly.
Oh, and the whole thing is so slim it can fit into your pocket (hence the name), so you are never far away from having some private Tenga time.
On top of fantastical product design, though, Tenga also has a good eye for marketing. In the past it has organized Tenga-themed club events and art shows, and even a beach clean-up day this summer (after all, sex toys contribute to waste as well).
And this idea was just brilliant. Tenga employees took their business cards and integrated them into the sachet for the Pocket Tenga, serving both as a giveaway sample to clients and visitors when they meet for the first time, and a regular business card.
As you can see the business card (slightly larger than a normal card) is enclosed in the wrapping for the Pocket Tenga, so on one side it shows the employee’s details and on the other shows the toy and brand.
One lucky visiting journalist was fortunate enough to get his own made by Tenga for him!