Brand Ambasador Reviews: Essin’Em reviews the Smartballs Teneo

I like balls. Smart ones that is¦I was a fan of the original ones (not linking to that review, as it was for EF, and we all know the reason I don’t want to send them traffic), and back when I got the chance to review the Smart Balls Teneo Uno, I really liked the single ball.

First though, my grammatical side has to have its say. Technically, while the Duo is in fact a set of Smart Balls, should the Uno just be singular, as in ONE Smart BALL? I’m just saying¦ but we all know how I am about semantics.Well, I’m a very lucky lady, and Good Vibrations was nice enough to send me one of the Uno and one of the Duo Smart Balls for a comparison¦epic in its undertaking. Poor little me, having to wear smart balls in my cunt in order to test out how amazing they are¦and amazing they ARE.

As far as the balls themselves?

This is what the Uno looks like:

smartballs uno

Sadly, you don’t get to choose the color when you order them, and they’re going to be some combo of black, white and two shades of pink.

Ditto on the color choices for the Duo, which looks like this:

teneo duo

As you can see, they look very similar to the original SmartBalls, but with a bit of a more aerodynamic look (yes, it’s true that this probably made no sense technically, but just stick with me here folks).

Unlike the originals though, you can choose to start with just one ball. Many people I’ve talked to have said that two balls was just too much for them as beginners (or even as more advanced kegel athletes).  Also, sometimes it’s nicer, if you’re going to be wearing it all day, to have just one.

Another deviation from the originals is that these balls ARE silicone (whereas the others were elastomed).  While I’ve heard rumors that you cannot boil them, I have boiled mine with no problems (anyone else have experience with this?), but at the very least, you can wipe them down with a 10% bleach solution. Fun Factory, good call on changing the material.  However, I am sad that there is not the awesome color selection that existed with the old school Smartballs.

How do they feel? I personally find that the Uno, while fun, is a little too small and a little too easy for me.  I am an experienced Kegel Athlete (can we have some sex olympics please? We could demonstrate kegel strength both by squirting competitions, and by squeezing “ the person who can squeeze the hardest and/or longest wins!), and find that the Duo suits me perfectly. I wear the Duo hanging out at home, while cleaning, while driving, while running grocery errands, etc.  And the great things? While you CAN squeeze them conciously to get in some extra work-outs, as long as you’re moving them while you’re wearing them, they’re doing their job. So no, chilling in front of the TV doesn’t cut it, but gardening/cooking/running/carrying the cats or kids around/rock climbing/walking to class/etc all works out your kegels without even thinking about it.

YOU need Smart Balls. Whether you personally choose the Uno or the Duo (or both!) is up to you, but if you have or have had a cunt, these balls can do amazing things for you.

Reminder “ do NOT put these in your butt. Seriously. That is NOT a Samuel Adams.  Cunt good, butt bad. Lather, rinse, repeat.

5 stars out of 5 for the set!

Want to work on your kegels? Click here to get your very own Smart Ball or Smart Balls!

To read Essin’Em’s review on her site, go here.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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