never owned one in my life. i relied on my trusty right hand for most of my life. i was worried at first the entrance was too narrow. but it expands and fits perfectly for my size (Asian, on the smaller size compared to what i know in the USA). the texture of the inner lining is grooved and feels like soft. however, you cannot really control the tightness of the motion as you could with your hand or with your partner's pelvic muscles. and what i miss the most? the wetness and warmth your partner provides. and the hand's lubrication. ultimately, it feels just as one expects: you are interacting with a rubber. it feels like you are wearing a condom. i'm honestly averse to wearing a condom. however, someone may like the textured, softness of the rubber lining.
didnt feel or work as discrib in describtion ....
Please make sure to use enough lotion, and hold the item at the top of bottom for maximum spinning effect
This is admittedly my first toy. I've been aware of toys and reviews of them for ages, but always been a little cheap when it came to actually pulling the trigger, but I knew Tenga made quality, and the price was right for the Spinner. I got this along with a bottle of the Hole Lotion Real.
Right away, gotta say its really good. The design is simple and clean, the spinner "mechanism" (essentially just a coil) is effective, and the included draining/drying stand in the case is a brilliant bit of convenience. And, when I get into it with use it does the job and has some nice changes from being hands on.
The only reasons for going less than 5 stars may just be personal. I am average length, but maybe a little slender, so and sometimes I find I'm not getting as much sensation as I'd like. I don't think the toy width is necessarily off, but I did buy Shell over the others for less diameter and more stimulation and firmness, per Tenga's instructions. I honestly don't know that I really get that all the time. Maybe I need the thicket lubes for myself, and mileage may vary for those with thicker members, but I'd be remiss not to mention it. Also, and this is more minor, I do find that when in full suction occasionally the top of spinner coil can brush the head of my shaft. It isn't painful, but its not pleasurable either and kind of takes me out of it. I've seen others mention its frustrating this toy doesn't have a hole on the other end to control suction, which could alleviate this instead of small area at the end needing to be compressed for suction, and that may benefit it, but I can't knock it too much at the price point.
SPINNER - 03 SHELL
[DESIGN & FUNCTION]
The stroking sleeve is not big, definitely better suited for average-or-smaller sized guys. The insertion hole is significantly wider than you'd see in a regular stroker, though there is a reason for this. Within the walls there is a hard-plastic coil that wraps around stroker. The material is soft but rigid, not super floppy.
The idea here is that you'll feel a "spinning" sensation on your penis as you use the stroker. This is achieved by the plastic coil within the walls of the stroker, which does spin as it expands and contracts with each stroke. The walls of the insertion hole are lined with a texture for stimulation. Because of the wider hole, the coil is also responsible for applying "tightness" on your penis. Because the sleeve does not have an "exhaust hole" for air to escape, you can get a VERY strong suction effect if you squeeze the sleeve gently during insertion to push all air out.
I did find the sensation very interesting and pleasurable. The spinning coil was unique and the suction was very, very nice. I haven't tried any of the other SPINNER series so I can't really compare how the specific lining texture affected the experience, but if I were to compare to a Vacuum Cup I'd say I find the Vacuum texture superior. I do have more to say on this on the caveats section.
[CLEANING & STORAGE]
I think the most impressive aspect of this product is just how much thought went into making it easy to clean and store. The stroking sleeve is packaged in a clear plastic casing with a double lid system. The sleeve itself is housed between a clear "holder" piece (meant to showcase the spiral coil) and a larger lid that you remove for access. The sleeve is meant to be held directly in your palm when using, not while "docked" within the cap or holder.
When you are done using the sleeve, it is easy to wash with water and soap. The material is not super sticky like other products, which makes it easier to wash and the wide insertion hole makes it very easy to reach in with your fingers and "scrub" around for proper cleaning. Once done washing, you can remove the bottom cap from the holder piece and dock the stroker with the insertion hole facing down. The bottom of the holder is slotted for venting and has "legs" which makes it easy to place the sleeve in a standing position for drying. Once it's all dried, you simply place the lids back on both sides of the casing and it is ready to store.
[CAVEATS & ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS]
I didn't notice it until I had already used the toy a number of times, but the third picture in the listing for every one of the SPINNER series has a small triangle diagram on the upper right corner of the picture that indicates the model's "stats" in terms of Firmness, Stimulation, and Diameter. While I'm not sure what they EXACTLY mean with each of those dimensions, I can take some guesses based on my experience.
I'll assume Firmness refers to the consistency of the stroking sleeve itself, higher meaning the sleeve is more a bit more rigid and less soft, while lower probably means it is a softer material and probably more floppy and easier to expand. On this dimension, the 03 SHELL seems to be higher on firmness, which is accurate in my experience.
Stimulation seems self-evident; it likely refers to how "pleasurable" the sleeve is supposed to be in comparison to other models, which is important depending on how you plan to use the product (quick one before bed, edge for hours, etc). The 03 SHELL is rated higher on the scale, but I can't compare it other models in the series since this is the only one I've tried. I will say I found a Premium SOFT Vacuum far more stimulating than this one however.
Diameter I'll take to mean the diameter of the plastic coil itself, which I think determines how "tight" the stroker feels on your penis. A lower diameter means a tighter sensation, while a higher diameter means it's a looser fit. The 03 SHELL is rated right in the middle, but in my experience I found it tighter than any other stroker I've used, which I think it made it more difficult to feel the lining texture, so that's a bit disappointing but not a deal breaker. This is a bit odd considering I'm pretty average in size if not slightly below-of, and I don't think I'm extra girthy at all so I imagine this could be uncomfortable for anyone packing large.
ALTERNATIVELY, it could refer to the recommend "girth" of the user, lower Diameter for those on the thin-side, while higher diameter being for girthy fellas but I wouldn't recommend this stroker for bigger (and likely girthy) guys anyways.
I overall did enjoy the SPINNER 03 SHELL quite a bit and would recommend it for any average sized user or smaller. If anything, because of how tight this thing gets you might actually find it even better if you are on the smaller side. Now I'm curious to try a different spinner with a higher rated girth, but I don't think this series is suitable for bigger fellas at all.