Saturday, March 20, 2010

Review of the Smartballs Teneo Duo



The Babeland Silicone Double Smartballs are just another name for the Fun Factory Smartballs Teneo Duo. The vaginal balls are used for strengthening the vaginal muscles, especially after giving birth or to gain back some control over your muscle if you have some incontinence issues. They are particularly great for adding a not-so-little twist to regular and sexual activities. They are not made for anal use though.

They come with a regular Fun Factory thin cardboard package, with a plastic display in front and a magnetic flap in the back. It comes with instructions, a Fun Factory product sheet and a sample of the Fun Factory Toyfluid lubricant. The packaging is completely recyclable.

The Smartballs are essentially made from silicone, but the oblong coloring is made of ABS plastic. Without the cord, the balls measure 3.75” long and have a diameter of 1.5”. You will need some water-based lubricant to insert the balls, since the silicone has some drag to it. Try applying a minimum amount of lube required for putting them in, since the extra lubrication may make it difficult to keep them in.

However, the Teneo Duo requires a lot more lubricant than the original Smartballs, and it may feel painful to insert when there is not enough lube. That’s something that was not present in the original model. I think it’s due to the extra wrap of silicone around the balls. Although, if for me, that new feature does not work, I think it can be especially useful for women who have given birth. The wrap of silicone adds to the friction of the balls and makes it easier to keep inside.

There are smaller balls inside the Smartballs that roll around during any movements and the created vibrations are very fun. The balls are extremely silent, and the only way that you could hear them slightly is when you jump up and down. Use them for cleaning the house, while you are taking a walk, walking the dog, or even at work or for an evening out in town or at a restaurant. Just use your imagination.

Placing a vibrator at the end of the Teneo Duo to get better vibrations inside don’t work as well as with the original model. With the hollow base, my skin can sometimes get between the ball and the vibration, giving me a slight pinch. Once settled comfortable, it’s really pleasurable, and everyone has to try this at least once.

I have the Original Smartballs by Fun Factory and I can appreciate the upgrades that were applied on the Teneo Duo. The silicone allows your muscles to have a better grip on the toy. The middle part keeping the balls together is also suppler than it was and you no longer have the impression that your muscles are fighting against the tension, actually it adds no resistance at all. The hollow base where the cord is attached makes it easier for you to push it inside and it also removed the uncomfortable poke-effect that was present in the older model when it was first inserted.

The retrieval cord is completely made of silicone, instead of being a nylon cord covered with a thin layer of silicone, and I did not feel it at all. It is quite stretchable, and at first I was afraid that it would break by pulling it out. It did not, but I’m still pulling slowly.

Silicone is a wonderful material, since it is hypoallergenic, non-porous and has no smell. It also makes the Smartballs easy to care for; you only need to wash it with soap and water before and after each use.

All in all, Fun Factory really did a good job with this product and if you are afraid that the Double Smartballs may be too large for you, try the Single Smartballs. Even if there is only one ball, the sensations are felt as well. Whichever size you choose, you will definitely not regret your purchase. They will make your day so much better and put you in the mood for solo or partner play later in the day. They will also make you feel especially sexy and naughty as well as make you more attuned with your own body.

You can get the Smartballs at this great sex toy store.

Kynky Kytty

The product was provided for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

1 comments (+add yours?)

So Sintimate said...

I really want these, but I worry that they are generally too large and long for me. But they are so cute and colorful!

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