Smartballs Teneo uno - sex toy by Fun Factory - review by lexical

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I'm very sad to give this exerciser only three stars. The design is beautiful. The item is a pleasure to insert, comfortable to wear, and easy to care for. Unfortunately, this does not provide any noticeable stimulation and is only minimally perceptible when inside of the user. Overall, I was disappointed in the Teneo Uno's performance, though I will continue to use it to remind me to do my exercises.
Published:
Pros:
Superbly designed, enjoyable to use, waterproof, silent, discreet, can be fully sterilized.
Cons:
Minimal stimulation/sensation, careful storage, limited color choices.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
The Teneo Uno by Fun Factory is a single, silicone vaginal ball. This item is an excellent introduction to vaginal balls, which are intended to aid women in exercising and strengthening their muscles down below. It is a smaller version of the Smart Balls and the slightly larger Teneo Duo. The Uno would be ideal for women with a dropped or tilted uterus or women who simply have anatomy that is too short/small to accommodate the other items in this line. I'm one of those women. I had tried the Smart Balls and found them to be very stimulating, but simply too long for me. They did not stay in place inside and instead would slip painfully to my entrance. When I saw the Teneo Uno I was thrilled that I might be able to get that sensation with this smaller item!

The packaging for this toy is tasteful and lovely. It's got red and silver designs on it and has a very amusing array of images along one side, including symbols indicating that you should only insert this item into the opening between your legs and not into your ears or nose! :D The toy comes with a good sized sample packet of Fun Factory's water-based lubricant Toyfluid, intended for use with their silicone sex toys. Inside of the package, there are also two pamphlets in a multitude of languages. One displays images of the many high-quality toys produced by Fun Factory and the other is a written description of the Smart Balls line. One side of the box has magnetized "doors" that open to reveal a window displaying the beautiful Teneo Uno in it's plastic shell :)

I have to admit, I'm completely infatuated with the design of this exerciser. The design is visually appealing and the material has a slight sweet scent to it, which is quite pleasant and which I believe will probably fade somewhat with time. The Teneo Uno is a firm oval-shaped exerciser made of velvety soft, seamless, ribbed/swirled silicone. From tip to tail, it measures 5" with the ball making up an insertable length of 1 3/4" and a diameter of 1 1/2". The toy is manufactured in various combinations of pink, magenta, black, and white. Although Eden Fantasys currently only has the pink/magenta and pink/white varieties available, perhaps they will expand to the other colors in time :) I wish this was made in the array of colors that the original Smart Balls are in! I positively salivate over the raspberry/pistachio combo!

To use the Teneo Uno, you simply snuggle the tip of your finger into the little hollow located between the two points where the retrieval loop connects to the ball. I didn't expect that this addition would make much of a difference, but it truly does. It makes insertion so much more convenient, helping you keep a good grip on the exerciser as you press it gently inside of you. This is a noticeable improvement over the original Smart Balls, which I found difficult to manipulate during insertion. With a little bit of lube, the Teneo Uno slips easily inside and nestles snugly within, the swirled surface making insertion a very enjoyable, if short-lived, experience. I recommend using lube due to the texture and ribbing of the item. I would also recommend laying back and spreading your legs and enjoying yourself a bit before inserting the toy. It makes the experience even more enjoyable and is a great way to make use of your own natural lubricants ;) Removing the Uno is easy and pleasant. Just take hold of the retrieval loop and pull. The cord has some give and stretch to it, but feels sturdy enough to endure the tugging required to remove the Uno. I find that if you tighten your muscles some it helps ease the ball out of you.

While the Teneo Uno is undeniably comfortable to wear and attractive in appearance, it does have a few major drawbacks. For one, the item is not at all stimulating. It's small size means that it is comfortable to the point of flat out being unnoticeable the vast majority of the time. I've found that the only part of the item I can really feel on a constant basis is the retrieval cord. If you hold the ball in your hand and move it gently, you can easily feel the weight inside of it rolling around. Unfortunately, I am personally unable to feel that movement when the item is in place.
Experience
(Continued from above...I ran out of space!)

...At first I thought maybe my body just wasn't moving in such a way that would cause the weight was moving in accordance, but...I tried everything. I jumped up and down, I danced, I wiggled, I wore it while grocery shopping, sitting in class, walking and jogging...The Teneo Uno certainly does stay in place after insertion, but it is just not enough to stimulate you with its motion or with the feel of it inside... It seems to vanish once inserted. I feel that if the item was ever so slightly larger, it would be much more noticeable when worn. Perhaps the "outer shell" of the ball is too thick for you to feel the weight moving... I really don't know the mechanics of it, but I desperately wish that I could feel the thrill of that little weight shifting inside of me! I was very disappointed in the lack of stimulation provided by this gorgeous little ball :(

Caring for the Teneo Uno is extremely simple. The material, high-quality medical grade silicone, is non-porous, which means that it can easily be sterilized by boiling it for 3 minutes or by throwing it into the top rack of your dishwasher. Unless you plan to share this item, I find that a wash with anti-bacterial soap and warm water or one of the multitudes of toy cleaners and wipes does the trick. I'm hoping to find a small bag to store this ball in... silicone toys cannot come into contact with other silicone items or they will create a reaction which "melts" the material. Thus, you cannot use silicone based lubricants with this item. To be on the safe side, use water-based lubricants only with this item! Currently, I'm storing this item in the original packaging. It's not the most convenient, so I wish they would include a storage bag with this exerciser!

I want to note, also, that the Teneo Uno is a fairly discreet little item. I forgot mine in the bathroom the other morning and convinced my roommate easily that it was an air freshener! :D

EXPERIENCE:

When I first received the Teneo Uno, I rushed back to my townhouse and dove into bed with a bottle of lubricant. I laid back and proceeded to pass the next half hour before class with a hand between my legs. After enjoying my own touch for a while, I lubed up the Uno and pressed it gently into myself. It slipped in easily and settled comfortably inside of me. While the retrieval cord is noticeable, it is not uncomfortable or irritating. I went to class with it in, went grocery shopping after, and was quite disappointed in the level of sensation provided...I couldn't really feel it inside of me. I did spend much of the day doing my Kegel exercises, which I usually forget to do. So, the fact that it was there did help me remember to do them, but I don't feel that it particularly added any enjoyment to the process.
Follow-up commentary
I have to admit that this thing has absolutely helped me to gain better control of my muscles in just about a week or two of using it. I may not have strengthened them much yet, but I am significantly more aware of them and how to use them. I still find the lack of actual stimulation to be disappointing, but it is a great reminder to work your inner muscles. I feel sexy when I wear it. I feel like I'm doing something to better my body and my sexual health. :) This is a wonderful product, even though it could use some improvements.
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    • Busy women
    • Club/public
    • College students
    • Middle age couples
    • Parents
    • Relaxation/alone time
    • Romantic dinner
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Comments
  • Darklyvan
    Darklyvan  
    Nice review
  • lexical
    lexical  
    Thank you
  • SexyStuff
    SexyStuff  
    Thanks!
  • lexical
    lexical  
    My pleasure.
  • Melissa Smith
    Melissa Smith  
    Nice review!
  • Kitka
    Kitka  
    Great review!
  • lexical
    lexical  
    Thank you!
  • Jimenko
    Jimenko  
    Thanks for the review
  • LuciFaery
    LuciFaery  
    Thank you for the review!
  • sexystuffeve
    sexystuffeve  
    Limited color choices? I though there where a lot.

    Nice review
  • lexical
    lexical  
    You're welcome all.
  • lovebites
    lovebites  
    thanks for the review!
  • Cat E.
    Cat Enderly  
    There were twelve colors to chose from...
  • J5ive
    J5ive  
    thx
  • lexical
    lexical  
    The available colors have changed repeatedly since I wrote this review, Cat Enderly.
  • KinkyNicki92
    KinkyNicki92  
    Thanks for the review..
  • sugar&spikes
    sugar&spikes  
    thanks for the review !
  • Jennifer Lynn Keen (Phillips/Persong)
    Jennifer Lynn Keen (Phillips/Persong)  
    thank u
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