Tenga Iroha Mikazuki vibrator

Tenga Iroha Mikazuki Vibrator Review

I was kindly sent the Iroha Mikazuki vibrator from Tenga, for an honest review.

Last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Tenga Iroha Midori vibrator, which is a rather unique vibrator and one of the first of three female focused sex toys from Tenga, I thought the Midori was a fantastic vibrator, so when Tenga added two new products to the Iroha line, these ones designed to be used internally too, I was excited. Like the first three Iroha products, the two latest contain the same plump and squishy texture, unique shapes and appealing colours. For those curious, the other product is called the “Iroha Minamo”, which has a wavy, rippled design. This review is for the Mikazuki, which is much more streamlined and smooth.

Product Information:

The Iroha Mikazuki is a slender vibrator, suitable for both clitoral and internal stimulation. It measures 6.75 inches in total length, with an approximate insertable length of 5 inches before reaching the buttons. The thin shaft measures just 2.5 inches in circumference at its tip, making the Mikazuki ideal for those who enjoy pin-point stimulation. The circumference gets larger as you move down the shaft, measuring 4.25 inches at its widest point (the base).

The Mikazuki, like all vibrators in the Iroha range, has a marshmallow-like squish to its surface. To create this effect, the Mikazuki is made from a pliable polyurethane elastomer which is then coated in a thin silicone skin. This silicone provides a body safe layer between the squishy elastomer beneath and it feels gloriously silky to the touch. Tenga state that the silicone repels dust and I have to agree with that statement. I have pets and I usually have to give my silicone toys a rinse down to remove stray hairs before use. Not so with the Mikazuki. It actually reminds me of Lelo silicone in the way it acts and feels.

The Mikazuki does have a reasonably strong, glue-like smell when you first remove it from its packaging. This odour comes from the elastomer beneath and it does dissipate over time (weeks).

One thing I love about Tenga’s rechargeable vibrators are that they always come with a lovely charging case. The Mikazuki is no different. It arrived inside a discreet, plastic case. This sturdy case has a little push button to open and close and doubles up as a storage case. To charge, you simply place the Mikazuki inside this case, making sure it is facing the right way, close the lid and it will charge in situ. It takes approx. 120 minutes to charge fully and a full charge gives you approximately 90 minutes of play time, depending on the setting you use.

The Mikazuki comes with 4 vibration modes; 3 constant speeds (low, medium and high) and one pattern setting (a pulse). This vibrator has two operating buttons; one is large and the other is small. The large button switches the vibrator on (press and hold) and moves forward through the settings. The small button turns the vibrator off (press and hold) and cycles backwards through the settings. This button can therefore be used if you accidentally click past your favourite setting.

Lastly, the Mikazuki is waterproof (up to 50cm) and is a very quiet vibrator. You can almost fully disguise its noise under a duvet and I would feel comfortable using it behind a closed door.

My Experiences with the Iroha Mikazuki:

A lot has changed since I reviewed the Iroha Midori. One of the biggest changes is that I have experienced many more vibrating sex toys since that time and have developed a taste for the deeper, more rumbling products. I used to be able to climax reliably when using the Midori, but as other sex toys were added to my collection it got relegated to the back of my sex toy drawer.

When the Mikazuki arrived and I realised it contained a similar motor to the Midori, I had suspicions that I would be craving more of a kick than this vibrator could provide. Turns out, I wasn’t wrong. The Mikazuki’s vibrations are a mix of buzzy, surface level sensations and deeper rumbles. However, the rumbling vibrations did not travel as deeply as, say, my We-Vibe Tango, or Touch. They were more ‘mid-level’ rumbly. For me, the power and feel of the vibrations were just enough to take me to orgasm, but it was not a guarantee and I often had to work for it.

Of course, I am a power seeker. I lean towards vibrators that produce the strongest, most intense sensations. The Mikazuki wasn’t a bad vibrator, but when I have other clitoral vibrators that produce deeper rumbles, or generally feel more powerful, I am likely to choose them over the Mikazuki. I think part of the issue is that the vibrations, which are not the most intense to begin with, need to travel from the motor, through a squidgy layer of elastomer and a thin silicone skin before reaching the surface. The plush material is bound to dampen the vibrations slightly.

Of course, there were some benefits to using the Mikazuki. One of the biggest complaints people had about the initial Iroha vibrators (Sakura, Yuki and Midori) was that they were short and plump. It was difficult to use any of them for pin-point stimulation. The Mikazuki, with its pointed tip, does provide pin-point stimulation, yet still feels cushioned and soft to the touch (The first inch of the Mikazuki is squishy, like marshmallow). I love pin-point stimulation and so this was a big hit. Being able to focus all those vibrations into a small area did help to counter-balance the fact that the vibrations were a little on the weak side (for my tastes).

Another advantage is that the Mikazuki can be used for internal stimulation, where the Midori could not. Of course, you can probably already tell from the shape and size of this vibrator that it isn’t going to provide intense internal stimulation. The slim line shaft and lack of texture make this toy easy to insert. The cushioned shaft also helps the toy conform to your body, but this effect is minimal because the Mikazuki has a rigid ‘backbone’ which runs the entire length of the shaft. Tenga state that the Mikazuki is flexible and this is true, but again the flex is minimal. The Mikazuki will only flex in one direction and only by a small amount.

I do enjoy feeling slightly full, or being stretched slightly during penetration. I want to really feel the sex toy inside me when I squeeze my PC muscles around it. The Mikazuki is so slender that when used internally I felt underwhelmed. I do think it would be better suited to those who need an incredibly gentle penetration.

Summary:

There were many things I liked about the Iroha Mikazuki. I personally think it is gorgeous to look at (The colour appeals especially. It is not often you find sex toys in this pale lemon colour) and I love how it feels in my hand. It manages to be both rigid (it is advertised as flexible, but the movement in the shaft is minimal) and sumptuously squishy at the same time. It is waterproof, body safe and just has a geeky kind of appeal.

In use however, the Mikazuki was anticlimactic. It wasn’t a bad vibrator, but it wasn’t intense enough to compete with many other clitoral vibrators either. When tested side by side, my We-Vibe Tango, We-Vibe Touch and Minna Limon produced deeper, more rumbling vibrations. The closest comparison (vibration strength and depth) I found was between the Mikazuki and the Lelo Mia, with the Mia feeling ever so slightly deeper.

I would recommend the Mikazuki to those who prefer a gentler to moderate touch, both for clitoral stimulation and internal use. In fact, I think it would make a good beginners sex toy. This doesn’t mean that I believe this vibrator is rubbish; far from it. I believe the sensations it produces are much more enjoyable than those found in cheap, buzzy vibrators, but are still gentle enough to please those with more sensitive clits. On top of this, I think the design is unintimidating. The Mikazuki looks sleek and classy and feels plump and silky. It also comes with features you’d expect from a luxury sex toy, including being rechargeable and waterproof.

Of course, if you are a power seeker (like me), or demand intensity from your sex toys, I recommend looking elsewhere for your perfect product.

You can purchase the Tenga Iroha Mikazuki here at simplypleasure.co.uk

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The Tenga Iroha Mikazuki was kindly sent to me free of charge from Tenga 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.

2 replies
  1. Heaven
    Heaven says:

    This is truly a pretty vibe to look at, sorry to hear it does not live up to some of the others, I know Salsa and Mona are my go to right now so this may not work for me.

    Reply
    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      If you need Salsa level intensity then I think your gut instinct might be right. It is nowhere near as deep/rumbling as my Tango and from what I have heard, the Salsa is basically the same.

      Reply

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