Too much of a Smart thing.I really wanted to like the Smartballs Teneo duo and was excited to try them as my first Kegel balls.
Unfortunately, they just didn't seem to hit the mark for me. I guess if your anatomy is shaped right these balls would be great. If you're on the small side, they might pose a challenge for you, but don't let that
necessarily stop you. You won't know until you try them, and they may just have you rolling with joy!
Couldn't feel rattling of inner balls
Each of the balls has another smaller ball inside it that rattles around and creates miniature shock waves that are supposed to cause your kegel muscles to contract when the balls are in motion. This all sounds like a great idea and who wouldn't want to get a kegel workout without having to think about it. The idea is that all you have to do is just go about your business and let the Smartballs do all the work. There is even a small depression on the ball attached to the retrieval cord that allows you to place your finger in a more secure position when inserting. Someone was thinking when they put that depression there because inserting round objects that are lubed up is not always the easiest task. Since the pouches and cords are all silicone it's best to use water based lubricants.
I think the balls themselves are plastic and who knows what the inner balls are made of but you can definitely feel them rattle when you shake them in your hand. The Smartballs come in a very well packaged box that give instructions on use and even a small sample of lubricant. It's obvious these balls are built to last and would seem to be the best thing since sliced bread. The other convenient feature is that it's a pretty discreet item that can easily be hidden in your purse if you have to take them out on the fly.
I did, however, tough it out and wore them around the house, but it never really felt like anything was happening as far as the Kegels go. After about an hour I decided to take them out because they just didn't seem to fit right and I couldn't feel any contractions anyway. My only guess is that maybe since I was standing up and moving around my cervix was pushing them down too far. Hell, for all I know maybe that's what was supposed to be happening. Anyway, the Smartballs didn't really work out that well for me.
I can see how they could work well if they fit comfortably, but they just didn't work for me.
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