Posts Tagged ‘smartballs’

Review: Smartballs Teneo Uno (Kegel Balls)

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

It’s no secret that MaXXX Black is a big fan of Kegel exercising (or pelvic floor muscles if you like). The results from simple exercises and toys can make big differences to a woman’s health and sexuality, and it’s impact is felt as much by their partners as by the women themselves.

So this week we’re reviewing Fun Factory‘s kegel offering – the Smartballs Teneo Uno.

Available as either a single ball, the Teneo Uno, or two balls connected, the Teneo Duo, these are slightly different in design than the original Smartballs, but they still come packaged in the Fun Factory way. The box has a clear window on the front so you can see the product, and then the back of the box has flaps that open up to reveal another clear plastic window. The insides of the flaps are printed with basic information and a product map. Inside is the Teneo Uno encased in a clear plastic clamshell, a sample of water-based lube, a small Fun Factory product catalog, and user’s instructions (printed in several different languages).

Smartballs Teneo Uno are similar to the original Smartballs in that they’re hollow with a smaller weighted ball inside that rattles around, creating subtle vibration and internal stimulation. The idea is that the PC muscles will naturally contract to keep the balls in place, so that just wearing them will help strengthen your pelvic floor, but their weight also adds some resistance, giving the user something to squeeze against.

An improvement over the original, Smartballs Teneo feature a indentation on the bottom for easy insertion. It’s a perfect fingertip-sized groove, and it makes positioning a cinch. There’s also a silicone retrieval cord attached to the bottom for hassle-free removal.

Our testers noticed distinct differences in their muscle strength in as little as 14 days. For most women, with daily use, you will start to notice changes (and they are GOOD changes) withiin a month. Interestingly, it was our testers’ partners you noticed changes in muscle strength and ‘tightness’ first.

For women who are looking at duo balls, geisha balls or kegel exercisers for the first time, the Teneo Uno is ideal. It’s lighter weight and shorter design will be easier to hold in. They’re almost totally silent and the mild vibration caused by the internal ball are subtle but still pleasurable. Combine it with your favourite clitoral vibe and you’ll have a fantastic solo play session too!

Like all of Fun Factory‘s toys Smartballs are made from 100% Phthalate-Free Silicone and are safe to use with water-based lubricants. In fact, your kegel exercises are going to be easier, more fun, and more pleasurable with a little of your favourite glycerin-free lube.

Smartballs Teneo Uno and Teneo Duo balls are available from MaXXX Black’s web-store and Newtown store from just #35.00.

MaXXXie’s Tips & Secrets

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

A Beginner’s Guide To Strap-On Sex: Part 3

Well, well, well… you’re a lucky bunch aren’t you? I normally don’t share my tips and secrets with just anyone. But…I feel, like, there is this connection between us…yep… I really like you. So… alright I’ll tell ya.

There are many ways to ‘jazz up’ strap-on sex, for the strapper as well as the lucky strapee on the receiving end.

We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of couples (both girl-girl and especially boy-girl) that want to get into, develop, and have mega-fun with strap-ons. And who could blame them?! But where do you go for the best information, especially if you’re starting out?

For the ultimate hints and tips there are whole books dedicated to the subject. Check out the Ultimate Guide to Strap On Sex by Fairy Butch, and for bend-over-boyfriend style (an industry term for those in the know), The Adventerous Couples Guide to Strap On Sex by Violet Blue is highly recommended.

My favourite little secret is to grab a little bullet vibe such as the super slim Micro Tingler, or for a cord free vibe the RO-88mm Ammunition For Love and pop it between your toy and your harness or yourself (depending on what type of harness you’re using) to make the whole kit and everyone feel the buzz.

Or what about a vibrating cockring, my favourite being the Penthouse Couples Collection, either facing your partner to vibe them, or, what about turning it around and upside down (inside your harness) to vibe on you, you greedy lil’ devil.

Oh… what about popping some Fun Factory Smartballs in you (if you’re the strapper) and they will rattle, roll, and gently vibe inside you while thrusting. very nice…

And for the anally adventurous, what about popping a vibrating plug in whilst you use your harness. The Slimline Unisex Plug is a great hands free anal vibe, or even the Wireless Vibrating Buttplug, again hands free, but your partner could have the wireless control. What a lot of fun you could have with that!

Don’t forget the lube!

Okay, so that’s all my little secrets and tips that I’m willing to part with, for now, but keep checking back for there is always more to learn my sweet lovelies.