Smartballs Teneo Uno is a single ball design, slightly elliptical in shape, with an internal weight inside the ball. It is made of body-safe phalate-free silicone.
A product of the FunFactory - the source of some of the world's most innovative adult toys - Smartballs were originally designed as pleasure devices for women. With research now showing that vaginal balls can be an effective means of building pelvic floor strength and function, Smartballs' value as an exercise device has been recognised.
Inserted vaginally, the weight within Uno moves silently creating a sensation or vibration which provides stimulation to the pelvic floor muscles as well as proprioceptive feedback that you are using the correct muscles.
Uno features an ergonomically formed finger hollow between the cord attachment points to make insertion simple.
The Smartballs Teneo range offers a wide range of pelvic floor exercise solutions:
- Both Teneo products can be worn discreetly .
- Research has shown that pelvic floor contractions with balls in place are more effective that contractions on an empty vagina (Glavind, Arvonen, ).
- The 36mm diameter of the Teneo Uno designs means that they can also offer a useful starting point for women with a weakened pelvic floor or larger hiatal width, who are unable to hold a narrower cone. Used in sequence, the Teneo range can offer a weight progression from the Uno's 42g to the Duo's 85g.
- Smartballs Teneo Uno and Duo can also both be combined with an external weights set for active pelvic floor weights exercising. Start with a Smartballs Teneo Uno and progress to a Teneo Duo. Combine both with PelviWeights for active weight training, offering a unique challenge to women at every level of pelvic floor strength. Specifically, active pelvic floor weight training allows women whose pelvic floor muscles are already reasonably strong to increase muscle strength to meet greater challenges of high end sport.
Insertion of Smartballs is made easier by the use of a small amount of water-based lubricant such YES WB organic 50ml or 100ml or SYLK Natural Personal Lubricant.
Only water-based lubricant should be used with Smartballs, and it should be washed off immediately after use, to avoid any deterioration of the silicone.
Smartballs Teneo Uno is intended by the manufacturer to be suitable for women with a mild prolapse, although the ability to use Teneo Uno will depend on the exact nature and degree of prolapse. A prolapse that sits at the vaginal opening will prevent the correct postioning of the ball for it to be effective.