Smartballs Teneo duo - vaginal balls by Fun Factory - review by Pixel

Better than the Doublemint twins!

I own the Teneo Uno and really enjoyed it (until the retrieval cord snapped, that is) and wanted to see how the Duo compared. I really wanted to give these cute vaginal exercisers a second chance to impress me, and I’m glad I did.
silicone, discreet, strengthens kegels, fun to wear out while running errands
Cleaning can be a bit annoying due to texture, may be too large for some
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
The Teneo Duo are a pair of of brightly coloured and textured kegel exercisers. The Teneo Duo come in some fabulous colour choices, including orange, green, turquoise, purple, as well as various pinks and black. I kinda want one in every colour! When used regularly, they’re supposed to improve vaginal muscle tone and make orgasms better/stronger.

The Duo come in the usual Fun Factory packaging, which I like. It’s cute, I love the magnetic closure, and is fairly discreet. The cardboard is sturdy, and while it could definitely be used for long term storage, I found it more convenient to keep the Teneo Duo tucked in a cloth bag in my dresser. The packaging included a sample of Toyfluid, Fun Factory’s water based lube. (Just a warning, Toyfluid does contain glycerin, so be careful using it if you have sensitivities.)

The length of the two balls together is 4 1/2 inches, with the tail taking the total length to 7 1/2 inches. They measure 1 1/2 inches in diameter, so if you’re not used to larger toys, these might be a tight fit. There’s small weighted beads inside, that you can feel when you roll the toy in your hands, or when they’re inside you!

They have an interesting texture to them…it’s criss-crossed raised bands that I imagine are there for your vaginal muscles to get a better grip on. However, this texture can make it a bit of a pain in the arse to clean this toy thoroughly. Come and lube like to hide in the little creases, and I usually end up having to scrub them with an old toothbrush to get them entirely clean. To sterilize your toy, you can use antibacterial soap and water, a 10% bleach solution, or even boil these, as they’re made of silicone.
In use, the Duo are pretty awesome. For me, unless I am turned on beforehand, it is a bit tight to get both balls in. Lube helps! Just make sure to use a water based lube, as silicone or oil may damage your toy. Also, I found that if I use too much lube, it makes it harder to keep the Duo in. There’s a notch on top of the ball closest to the tail to help with insertion (yay ergonomic design!), and it does make things a bit easier. For me, the best positions for getting them in was to either be lying flat on my back, or to be standing with on leg up and resting on the side of the tub. To take them out, make sure you have relaxed your muscles as much as possible, or try ‘pushing’ them out as you pull on the retrieval cord. I learned the hard way that the cord will snap if you are still clenching around the toy when you try to remove it. (It was a sad day for me. Boo.)

Having these inside me was definitely arousing, and I was hyper-aware of them for about the first half hour, but soon relaxed and stopped noticing as much unless I did something that would set the small balls inside moving. (such as running down some stairs or bouncing.) Then I would go back to being very aware of them for a time before relaxing again. This may be because I am used to using a menstrual cup, or just because my brain decided that I didn't need to deal with that much stimulation for an extended period and decided to ignore it. I also produce a lot of extra lubrication while I had the Duo inside me, to the point that wearing a pantyliner was a good idea if I didn't feel like dealing with damp underwear all day.

I’ve been using the Duo for about a month now, and while I haven’t noticed my orgasms getting any stronger (which may be a good thing, to be honest. I occasionally pass out for a few seconds if they’re strong enough already!), I’ve definitely noticed that my body will clench down harder on toys if I’m using them to thrust as I come. I’ll have to see if I can get some feedback from my Master the next time he comes to town. For purely scientific purposes, that is. *grin*
Follow-up commentary
I'm still using these on a semi-regular basis. While my partner doesn't think that they are making a marked difference strength wise in the way my pussy clenches around him, he still enjoys that I have been playing with these for a different reason. The Smartballs made me more aware of new and different muscle groups, I find it's easier to control my muscles and can isolate various ones while doing kegels with him inside. AWESOME.
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My Smartballs Teneo duo tags
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Can be worn during masturbation
    • Can be worn under clothing
    • Foreplay
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Kegels
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  • Miss Anonymous
    Great review! Thanks for sharing!
    I love that green!
  • Pixel
    Thanks for reading! I adore the green as well, but I actually don't have that colour. Mine are a gorgeous shade of turquoise and white. I want to collect the whole set, lol.
  • Antipova
    Ooh, a turquoise set sounds nice. How long did you have the Uno before it snapped? Sad day indeed! I think the texture of these looks cool, but it's what's been keeping me from deciding that these are the exercisers for me, mostly because of cleaning, as you say. Thanks for the review, Pixel.
  • Pixel
    @antipova The turquoise is really lovely. And yeah, cleaning is a bit of a pain in my arse. I tend to boil it, then scrub it with a toothbrush to get it totally clean.

    My Uno lasted a good three months before the tail broke. I'm still not entirely sure why the tail snapped, unless I just had more of a death grip on it with my vagina, lol.
  • Waterfall
    Nice review! I will have to consider these if I decide to get another ball type kegel toy.
  • Pixel
    Thanks, Waterfall! They're definitely worth considering.
  • married with children
    great review, thanks. These are too big for her. She has a pair about this size, and cant get both of them in and be comfortable at the same time.
  • Eva Schwaltz
    Awesome review, I will probably find these to be too large.
  • Drifter86
    Great review
  • Minxy
    Fantastic title Pixel! It made me chuckle.
  • Coralbell
    Did you like the Uno or the Duo better?
  • Pixel
    @Sloppy_Donkey @schwaltze I find that these are a bit too bit for me unless I'm turned on before inserting them. Then they fit much better!

  • Pixel
    @Drifter86, @Minxy Thank you!

    @Coralbell I think I prefer the Uno, just because I don't have to masturbate before I used it. The smaller size makes for easier insertion.
  • Beck
    good review
  • Pixel
    @Beck Thanks!
  • sugar&spikes
    thanks for the review!
  • MamaDivine
    Thanks for the review
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