When Tenga contacted me about the two new toys in their Iroha line – Mikazuki and Minamo – I was pretty excited. While I enjoyed the Iroha Sakura, I still feel that soft and marshmallowy isn’t quite right for clitoral vibrators, at least for me. On the other hand, I absolutely adore soft insertables.
At first glance, Mikazuki looks well styled, streamlined, and quite simply, designed. It looks it was made by a high end Japanese company, because it was. And, for some, it might look boring. It has a nice, subtle curve, but the shaft is rather thin. For me, that’s what makes it perfect.
When I first started on this sex toy reviewing road, I was a representative for a popular home sex toy party company. The year was 2011, and most of the toys were soft TPR or jelly monstrosities. I bought a dual-action vibe through the company that I adored, until I learned better. But still, the love for squishy insertables plagues me. My Vixen Creations VixSkin Mustang does a great job, and is a fantastic dildo, but it doesn’t vibrate. And all of my insertable vibrators are hard. (I know, I’m not to be pitied. I have a mighty collection, afterall.)
BUT FINALLY. Tenga has delivered unto us a toy which somehow effectively performs as a squishy insertable and a reasonably strong vibrator.
Iroha Mikazuki is 7″ long, and tapers from 1″ to 1.5″ wide. Its buttons are located near the bottom of the device, one small and one larger. The larger button turns Mikazuki on, and increases the speed. The smaller button turns Mikazuki off, and decreases the speed. Like the original three Iroha toys, Mikazuki is coated in dust-repellant silicone with a layer of flexible, soft elastomer underneath. This means that you get all of the benefits of both materials, while still having a fully body-safe toy.
While Mikazuki is billed as flexible, I was slightly confused when I saw some of the marketing materials. There are a few images that show Mikazuki flexed. Before I received my Mikazuki, I assumed that meant that there was a flexible internal spine, or something. Rather, it’s just a flexible shaft, like many softer silicone dildos. It’s nice in-use because it conforms to your body, but it’s not going to give you strong, pin-point G-spot stimulation.
Iroha Mikazuki has 4 modes: low, medium, high, and pulsation. The motor is strong, and while it’s not knock-your-socks-off strong, it’s dependable. It’s completely waterproof, and comes with its own charging case. Its case is beautiful, and as is par for the course with Tenga, very functional as well. Mikazuki is so well styled that I once actually forgot that I left it out on my shelf and had an entire meeting over Skype with it chilling in its case in the background. (Luckily, I work in the industry.)
In use, I love Mikazuki as a warm-up toy. Some of the medications that I take affect my body and my sex drive in unexpected ways. Even when I’m really into the idea of sex, having a small warm-up helps a lot. It just makes everything more comfortable, and therefore hotter. Tenga packed a nice motor into Mikazuki’s slender form, and its gentle but pointed tip is great for G-spot teasing and arousal. For me, this makes Mikazuki a must-have.
Clitorally, Mikazuki feels almost like a soft vibrating finger. It’s great for building up arousal, and is easy to use with a partner. I found Mikazuki to be a very sensual toy. Its form encourages a soft, slow exploration session.
Controversial opinion ahoy: I think Mikazuki is perfect for
beginners a certain category of beginners.
Usually, when you run across “beginners” sex toys, you find things like tiny rabbits made of TPR, shitty watch battery bullet vibrators, and “jelly crystal” butt plugs. It’s not pretty, and those are things that NO ONE should be subjected to. In this case, I think it’s accurate to say that the Mikazuki would make a great insertable vibrator for someone who is a beginner to penetration. If a friend came to me who had never had sex, had never experimented with inserting anything but a tampon, and asked me for an insertable vibrator recommendation, this would likely be it. It’s not weak, it’s not buzzy, it’s high-quality.
Now, Mikazuki does cost $110. That’s a lot to plunk down, I know. Would I recommend it to everyone? Nope. For some, it’s simply going to be too small. I believe the Mikazuki is a bit of a niche toy, but it performs very well for what it does. Will I continue to reach for it? Absolutely.
Thank you, Tenga, for providing me with the Mikazuki in exchange for an honest review! You can purchase your own Mikazuki from my friends at SheVibe.