The Luna Beads Noir are firm balls, made out of body safe ABS plastic with a glossy finish. One bead has a cord attached to the end for easy retrieval. This bead has Lelo inscribed in it, but it can't be felt during use. The surfaces of both beads are completely smooth. Inside each bead is the weighted ball that does rattle around when shaken. The individual beads have thick seams down the middle where the halves of each side meet, but couldn't be felt in use when used without the silicone harness.
The harness is made out of smooth, luxurious silicone that does have some drag to it, but that goes away with just a dab of lubricant. The harness is stretchy to allow the beads to be inserted and taken out easily, but is very well made, and no amount of pulling has broken the harness. There is a small seam that connects the two beads in the middle, but it can't be felt during use.
The beads and harness do not have any smell to them.
The Luna Beads Noir consist of two weighted beads and a silicone harness that the beads fit into. Each bead weighs 37 grams and is designed to fit most women comfortably. The silicone harness is 3" long, with an additional 3" retrieval cord when the beads are inserted. The area the beads fit into is 1" long and 1" wide. The beads have a 3 3/4" circumference.
Due to the small size, these can easily be taken with you in a purse, bag, or pocket.
Depending on your pelvic floor strength, you may wish to start with a single foundation bead and gradually increase to using both beads. It is always best to use the weight that is comfortable for you. To use one bead, you can either use the bead with the retraction string and insert it vaginally, or you can insert it into the silicone harness.
To use with the silicone harness, all you have to do is thread the retraction leash through the small hole at one end of the silicone harness. Push the foundation bead into place, making sure the edges are firmly in place and follow the imprint on the harness. Next, push the crown bead into place, also making sure it contours to the shape of the harness and fits firm and secure in the harness.
Once the desired weights are in the harness, you are ready for insertion; this is made easier with a little bit of water-based lubricant. If you are using both beads, make sure to insert the crown bead first. The crown bead is the one that does not have the thin string attached to it.
One thing to keep in mind when inserting these is to make sure they are in the proper place, or they can pinch the inside of the vagina if not properly inserted. Lelo offers tips for inserting the beads that include lying on your back and inserting them. If you experience difficulties this way, you can slightly raise your pelvis. Some women find standing with one leg raised works best for them. Lelo mentions that the beads should be positioned similarly to where a tampon would normally be placed, and don't forget to leave the retrieval string slightly out for easier removal.
To clean, take the balls out of the harness and use anti-bacterial soap and warm water to wash the balls, and then pat try with a lint free cloth or towel. Due to the silicone material of the harness, you can sterilize the harness by boiling it in hot water if you wish, but you may not do this with the balls. Never use any items containing alcohol, petrol, or acetone with the Luna Beads Noir.
Water-based lubricants are the best bet with these. Using silicone-based lubricants with this product could make the harness tacky. Also, do not use massage oil or hand creams with this product.
It is best to store the Luna Beads Noir in a dust-free area away from direct sunlight and other silicone toys. You can store them in the included black draw-string storage bag that was included with the Luna Beads Noir.
Lelo packaged the Luna Beads Noir in a black box within a box. The top box features a picture of the Luna Beads Noir on the front and tells what they are. The back also shows a picture of the Luna Beads Noir, as well as information regarding the product. The inside box is a matte black, with Lelo written on the front, that can be used to store the Luna Beads Noir in or used for gifting.
Included in the package are the two weighted Luna Beads Noir, the silicone harness, a black storage bag, sample lubricant, credit card sized registration card, and a user manual.
Lelo has a wonderful one year warranty on this product from the date of original purchase. It applies to defects due to faulty workmanship or materials. If you have any issues during this period, contact Lelo and they will replace the product free of charge. The black authenticity card that was included with this product has the product registration information located on the back.
Lelo also has a ten year quality guarantee, where the owner may purchase a new product from Lelo for 50% off the listed price if this product messes up after the one year warranty has expired.
These are my favorite vaginal exercisers that I have tried so far. The only complaints I have with them is that they do slightly rattle when in use, and I have pinched myself a couple of times when they were inserted. Other than that, I think Lelo has made yet another superior product.