smartballs
 I first became interested in smart balls only a few months ago.  I didn’t really know what they were for, what the hype was about, nor what different products were out on the market.  I have been doing my research this year, because as a consumer, I want the best product for the price.

Why I want to own (and use) smart balls:  they help to strengthen my PC muscles (otherwise known as Kegels), which in turn helps me have more intense orgasms and more enjoyable pleasure and sensitivity.  Developing stronger PC muscles can also help with pregnancy, continence, and self-lubrication.

What are smart balls and Kegel toys: Smart balls, such as the Teneo Uno and Duo (Duo photographed), created by Fun Factory, are silicone smart balls with slight weights inside.  If you jiggle the smart balls you can feel the movement of the weight inside them.  They are not heavy, but just slightly weighted in order to exercise your Kegels.

I do not own a scale to weigh my Duo, but here are the approximate weights I found online:
Teneo Duo: 3 ounces
Teneo Uno: 1.5 ounces

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The Je Joue Amis are quite different in weight (Duo: far left; Ami 1-3: left to right):
Ami 1: 1.65 ounces
Ami 2: 2.75 ounces
Ami 3: 3.73 ounces

As you can see, the Teneo Duo is larger than the Amis.  This could be a pro/con to different people.  Maybe the Teneo will stay put more easily, or the feeling of its presence will be more noticeable (thereby getting you wetter and more aroused).  On the other hand, your PC muscles might get a more difficult workout if it is harder to keep the Amis in, because they are smaller but still heavy.  It is hard to say, for I think this is a personal preference matter.  I have had enjoyable experiences using both types.

Other popular PC muscle exercisers include: the Kegelcisor, the Njoy Fun Wand, and Luna Beads.  There are plenty of reviews and information on Babeland’s website about these.

How do you use Smart Balls:
Babeland has a great page about how to use smart balls. In order to insert smart balls, I recommend using (water-based) lubricant, especially for the Teneo smart balls, because they have a textured surface which might make it more difficult to stick them in.  The Je Joue Ami balls have a velvety and smooth texture, so those are easier to slip in (plus they are smaller in size).

As you can see, smart balls have silicone strings on them.  This is to help pull on them as a method of exercise and to pull them out when you want to remove them. Very tampon-esque, except for being silicone and a toy.

All you have to do is pop the smart balls in, and then go!  You could wear them for a walk, for a trip to the store, or while you are doing things at home.  You can wear them comfortably during activities, and you will feel your Kegels work to keep the balls in place.  This can also be fairly erotic as well.  You have a sexy secret that can really get you aroused.

I find smart balls to be important and useful to me for the following reasons: I want stronger orgasms and I also want to prevent continence issues. Wearing smart balls in public really helps me indulge my slightly-exhibitionist fetish.  It is a great workout, and also a great turn-on.  Imagine how your lover(s) will react when she/he/they realize you have a toy inside your vagina while you dine out, or go to the theatre.  It can be highly erotic, yet very functional.

Important care & cleaning information: the Teneo Duo is made of silicone.  It is hypo-allergenic, latex-free, phthalates-free, and non-porous.  This toy is able to be boiled, bleached, or popped into the dishwasher.  Note that because it is made of silicone, it is not recommended to use silicone-based lubricant with it.  As is common with Fun Factory products, this toy comes with a sample pack of water-based lubricant.

I provided some links and basic information about other Kegel exercisers that are out on the market.  It’s up to you–if you are interested–to go out and research what might be the best for you.  Thanks Babeland, for allowing me to review the Teneo Duo! Check out other Fun Factory products offered by Babeland.  xoxo