The Iroha Midori by Tenga

Tenga Iroha Midori Review

I was extremely excited and very curious when Lovehoney contacted me and asked if I would like to review the Iroha Midori. The Iroha collection is a brand new range of luxury, female focused silicone vibrators, brought to us from sex toy manufacturers Tenga. Tenga specialise in male sex toys (Think Flip Hole and Tenga Eggs) with the Iroha collection being their first female focused product line. Included in the Iroha range are 3 different toys called the Midori, the Sakura and the Yuki. All three are designed to be used as clitoral vibrators primarily, but they also function well as massagers, and for teasing erogenous zones on the female and male body.

What initially sparked my interest in the Iroha range, and the Midori in particular, was the unique shape and texture of these palm sized vibrators. The Iroha Midori is an unusual looking vibrator and it is fair to say that it doesn’t look like any clitoral vibe I had tried previously. When I look at it I get images of little green aliens. (Anyone else see Slimer from Ghostbusters? Anyone?) I guess the best way to describe the appearance of the Midori would be to imagine a small pear that has been sliced in half. It has a very pale, pastel green colouration which closely resembles the ‘glow in the dark’ colour that can be seen on other products, however the Midori’s colour is less garish, more subtle and it doesn’t actually glow in the dark. (Sad face)

Product Information:

The Midori is a petite toy, measuring in at just 3 inches in total length from tip to tail and 2.5 inches in width from edge to edge. It has a 6.5 inch circumference around the widest section. These small dimensions ensure the Midori can be cradled in the palm of your hand. The Midori is not the same shape all the way around. It has rounded curves and a nice, plump, pear shape to one side, but this only covers 180 degrees around the vibrator, the underside is actually flat. (Again, imagine a pear sliced in half.)

What I really need to get across is how unique this vibrator feels to the touch. I am unsure exactly what material is used to fill the inside of Midori, but it feels soft and squishy, in a similar way to a stress ball or a firm marshmallow. The Midori will squish slightly under your fingertips and it feels bouncy and soft inside. This squishy material is then coated in a luxurious silicone skin. This skin is seamless and surrounds the whole toy (Apart from the control panel on the base.) The silicone feels matte and silky to touch and it glides amazingly well, even without lubricant. (See my video review to watch the Midori gliding across my tablecloth.) Tenga advertise this skin as being dust repellent and it really is. The Midori never seems to pick up a single speck of fluff and it always looks as clean as the day I unwrapped it, which is a minor miracle in my house. (I have pets and their hair usually gets everywhere.)

The Iroha Midori has 4 vibration settings. The first 3 are continuous speeds (Low, medium and high) and the last setting is a medium pulse (See my video review to listen to the settings) I did find it slightly strange that Tenga went to the trouble of adding pattern settings to the Midori, but stopping after just one, but there you go, it has one pattern setting. Operating the vibrator could not be simpler. It has two arrow shaped buttons on the underside of the toy, one has a ‘+’ symbol above it and the other has a ‘-‘ symbol above it. You simply hold down the plus button for a few seconds and the vibrator will jump into life. It always starts on the first continuous speed setting (Low) and you simply press the plus symbol to move up through the settings and press the minus to move back down. To turn off the vibrator, hold down the minus button for a few seconds. On all settings, the Midori is whisper quiet. You can easily disguise the sound under a duvet and I couldn’t hear it when I put it onto full power and stood at the other side of my room.

The Midori is rechargeable and it arrives with a sturdy, and rather sleek, display case. It has two charging options, either USB or mains. You will see two metal pins on the black base of the Iroha display case and all you need to do is align these two pins with the two metal buttons on the base of the Midori (They magnetically attract) you can then leave it to charge while it sits in the display case. While charging, a blue light will appear at the front of the case and once your toy has a full charge, this light goes out. Perfect and super easy to use.

In use:

Anyone who has read my other vibrator reviews will know that I tend to avoid smaller toys. I cant stand buzzy, weak, shallow vibrators and so I usually lean towards big and powerful. I was slightly concerned when I turned on the Midori, knocked it up to its highest setting and barely heard anything more than a slight buzzing. It certainly felt powerful in my hand but the true test was how it felt against my clitoris. I noticed that most of the vibrations travelled into the smaller tip of the toy, while the larger, fleshy section felt a little gentler. I tried the tip first and I was more than pleasantly surprised to discover that the Midori is a very powerful vibrator. It wasn’t just the power that impressed me with the Midori though. It is the way the vibrations feel, which was intense, reasonably deep and rumbling with an element of buzziness to them. Sounds strange, feels pretty amazing.

As a comparison, the vibrations from the Midori travel deeper into the clitoral tissue than the vibrations from my Lelo Gigi do. However, the We-Vibe Tango provides deeper vibrations than the Midori, yet the Tango vibrates slower. So, what this suggests to me is that the Midori is perfectly balanced for anyone who needs depth and speed to their vibrations. It certainly seems to find that perfect balance for me and is one of my “go to” vibrators when I need clitoral stimulation.

Of course, it very much depends on how you use the Midori, as to how you will experience the vibrations. I noticed that when I placed the large rounded section over my clitoris and vulva, the vibrations were less intense, more diffuse and more of a tease. It will not bring me to orgasm when used this way but it certainly feels nice. When I used the smaller tip in a similar way as I would use a bullet vibe, I noticed the sensations were much more pin point (but not quite as pin point as a bullet because the tip is larger than a standard bullet vibe) and much more intense. It is pressure that adds the depth to the vibrations, so pressing the tip into my clitoris ensured I felt those vibrations travel deep into the clitoral tissue. Alternatively, holding the Midori lightly over your clit provides some intense buzzy stimulation, which I am not a huge fan of, but I know some people are. It never fails to bring about some intense orgasms when I use it.

One downside to note is that that I have to fiddle around with it a lot to get the tip into the right place, simply because the tip is slightly too large to slide deeply into the space between my vaginal lip and clitoris, which is where I mostly like my stimulation to be. That aside, it generally feels extremely good and it doesn’t numb my clit which means I can fully enjoy my build up to orgasm without being over stimulated or pushed too hard and fast.

I would suggest only using water based lubricants with the Iroha Midori because you don’t want to damage the beautiful silicone skin, however this toy seems to glide quite nicely without lubricant and I actually prefer using it this way because adding lubricant causes it to slip a little too much for my tastes and I could not keep it in position easily. As you can imagine, it is not the easiest toy to hold on to in the first place and it does have a tendency to try and vibrate its way out of your grasp. Adding lubricant to the situation makes it impossible to grasp onto.

We also discovered that the Midori can bring my partner to orgasm simply by gliding the toy up and down his shaft, but he especially enjoyed the sensations around his frenulum. The only other vibrator capable of bringing him to orgasm before the Midori was the Magic Wand Vibe, so Kudos to the Midori for producing deeper, rumbling vibrations capable of bringing him to orgasm. Of course the Midori also functions reasonably well as a body massager but any firm pressure causes the silicone skin to wrinkle slightly and that worries me (Will it rip, or come unglued from the base?) so I would suggest only using it to lightly tease over nipples, thighs, buttocks and other erogenous zones. This feels amazing and you won’t damage the toy this way.


The Midori arrived in a glossy black box with pale green and white sides. Silver flowers are printed on top and the front of the box displays a pastel green image in the shape of the Midori. The packaging looks very classy and luxurious, avoids sexual images and sticks to neutral colours. (No glitter or bright pinks in sight.) I soon came to realise the green and white “sides” were actually two smaller boxes that slid out from the glossy black frame. Inside these are the Iroha Midori, the display case (Which is also the charger), a USB to micro USB cable, a mains adapter and instructions for use.


There are a few little niggles with the Iroha Midori. First of all it can be a slippery little sucker. The skin is so soft and silky that when you have the vibrations on, it can vibrate right out of your grasp. I have placed the Midori on the palm of my hand and watched it vibrate its way across my skin, and that was without lube. Secondly, it does leave you with tingling fingers. The vibrations are strong and the toy is small, so your fingertips take their fair share of the vibrations along with your clit. It is not waterproof. I know I shouldn’t put this in the downsides but it does makes the Midori a little annoying to clean as you have to avoid getting water into the buttons on the base. (I recommend a hot soapy flannel, or wiping it down with a sex toy cleaner spray and a cloth.) You also have to watch if you are a squirter. This toy is amazing and I feel that if Tenga had made it waterproof it would have been perfect. I can just imagine the slippery fun to be had if I could take this toy in the bath or shower. Lastly, it has a strange smell, which was quite strong when I first opened the packaging. It smells similar to super glue. I can confirm that the smell does fade within a few weeks. It is barely perceptible now, unless I hold the toy directly under my nose.. The smell isn’t overpowering but you will probably notice it the first few times you use the Midori.


To date, the Iroha Midori is one of my favourite clitoral vibrators. It feels fantastic, the vibrations are strong and reasonably rumbly, it is rechargeable and it looks and feels luxurious too. It has a few niggles but nothing that detracts from the wonder of this little vibrator. Some luxury vibrators are not worth their price tag but in the case of the Iroha Midori, it definitely is worth every penny. You can purchase the Iroha Midori, as well as the other two gorgeous vibrators from Tenga’s Iroha range, from Lovehoney

Video Review:


You can purchase the Iroha Midori here at

The Iroha Midori was kindly sent to me free of charge by Lovehoney for an honest review. This does not affect, or sway my opinions of the product and I will always portray my own experiences, good or bad. Affiliate links are used within this post.

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20 replies
  1. nathan
    nathan says:

    I too have been thinking of getting one of these little ones for my wife. She will not because she doesn’t see spending this sort of money on this type toy. So I have to buy it. We have however held all three of the models and I think I like that one best that you reviewed. One of them has little tiny fingers where this one tapers at the tip. if you have a protruding clitoris I would think having it between the fingers would feel great but if like my wife it wouldn’t work. She too needs power and a good rumble. Her clitoris seems to be deeper so that even aroused it is hard to find. We were told that the material is the same buffering material used under subway tracks that cushion the rails or something. And we were informed by the local adult store staff that it is one that you can lay on with your body weight pressing down on it. I was thinking that if my wife were riding the pony so to speak it could be between her and I with the flat part against my abdomen. The tip against her clitoris. That would provide the deep rumble. I will find out soon enough though. Thanks for the reviews as they are so helpful. I wondered if the Lelo that has the rotating arm wouldn’t be good for the prostate. The rotation may be pleasurable?

    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      Hey Nathan. You are quite welcome and I hope your wife loves the Midori. With regards to the Lelo Tara (The one with the rotating arm) it MAY work okay for prostate stimulation, but I don’t think I would recommend it, for a number of reasons. Firstly, I discovered that the circular base would rotate more than the internal arm if I squeezed my muscles. The butt is tighter and I am reasonably sure this would happen if used anally, so you would have to grip hold of the base to feel the movements within. My partner has tried the Tara anally and he said he could barely feel the movement within and that it felt mild and gentle. (More of a tease) So it may be great for complete beginners, but for any guys looking for something more than a finger in size, I would probably not recommend the Tara. You know, plenty of g-spot toys (designed for females) are excellent for prostate stimulation, so long as they have some sort of flare in the base. This one is fantastic, but not ideal for complete beginners:

  2. Camryn Jones (@RynJ21)
    Camryn Jones (@RynJ21) says:

    Hmm. All three are very cute, but I couldn’t see them being worth the price tag, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the reviews. I’m still not quite willing to invest in one though- my partner has a very sensitive nose and anything that smells strongly is out of the question.

  3. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    I’m so glad you’ve reviewed this. I’ve been eyeing it up. The price is a bit hefty but I wanted to know if it was worth saving up for. What attracts me most is how soft and squishy it sounds – but I’m not sure if it being so slippery might be a problem. Do you have any plans to review the Sakura at all? I’m quite interested about the surrounding shape at the front. Thank you for the review!

    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      I have no plans to review the Sakura at the moment, unless it comes my way for a review. Sorry 🙁 I hope you find your answers though. I know there are a few Sakura reviews around. xx

  4. Kinky&Curvy
    Kinky&Curvy says:

    I love the look of this toy and really hope lovehoney put it up as a deal of the day product soonish!! Really want to start finding my OH some toys to try seen as I have a bit of a collection so the fact this works for both is an added bonus 😀 xx

  5. Karen Blue
    Karen Blue says:

    Great review. This is a great move from Tenga to start making woman’s toys. This toy looks awesome I am adding it to my wishlist! I am really impressed with your video. You look so organized and professional. I am subscribing to you, great job!

  6. Eleeon
    Eleeon says:

    Thank you for the detailed review. I couldn’t believe Tenga was making vibrators, and the design is so cute!

  7. Beck
    Beck says:

    I am totally jealous that you have one of these. I was one so very much. Great job on your review. Thanks for participating in Sultry Saturday.

  8. Lolly
    Lolly says:

    Thanks for the great review, love being able to see videos before hand to get a better idea of what toys are like, it’s so helpful. We’re definitely going to be getting one of these in the future as we’re both keen to try it out.

  9. TheSinDoll
    TheSinDoll says:

    1. Swear to God that this reminds me of something that we put to in our pool that floats around and glows.
    2. Very detailed review. I was really impressed with the fact that you went back and updated the information from Tenga and Lovehoney.

  10. Gritty Woman
    Gritty Woman says:

    ShadowedSeductress, I am glad you found this review helpful. I love the Midori. Here’s hoping it also works for your partner as it did mine. The Midori squishes slightly, so this allowed me to apply some pressure and that, combined with some water based lube, meant I could slide the whole toy up and down his penis, (Having the tip pointing up towards his belly as this ensured the stronger vibrations were hitting his frenulum.) which worked wonders for him. Good luck with yours. x

    • ShadowedSeductress
      ShadowedSeductress says:

      Thanks for sharing your tips! My partner loves playing with my vibrators, so I think he’d really enjoy this one!

  11. ShadowedSeductress
    ShadowedSeductress says:

    I am so happy to see a good review on this! I will definitely be getting one. Curious to try it on my boyfriends as well, since you mentioned it can bring your partner to orgasm.


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