Charisma swirly - discreet massager by Cal Exotics - review by js250

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The Bark Is More Powerful Than The Pleasure...

Charisma Swirly is all about the slight curve at the top and the ridges sown the shaft. These stimulating points were very ineffective for me, but ended up being very effective when used on my husband! This is a man's vibrator and a fun teaser but the light vibrations and very small size make the bark far more powerful than the pleasure.
Good for men.
Travel sized.
10 vibration patterns.
Weak surface vibrations.
Very small size.
G-spot target area ineffective.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Charisma Swirly is shaped for G-spot play, but it just does not have the vibration strength to bask it up. Even as a dildo, the targeting area is too rounded, not curved enough and does not function well for specific area teasing.

Sensory play and teasing the penis shaft seems to be the recommended suggestions for using the Swirly. It is too small and has no flare at the base so anal is out! But teasing your partner's erogenous zones is fun and sensual with the lighter vibrations of this vibrator. The penis will definitely benefit when stroked using the curve of the Swirly as a guide. Tuck it under the head for a bit of steady stimulation and use your hand and mouth to complete the job.

For clitoral play, this has lighter and very buzzy vibrations. The vibrations do not travel very well and tend to get lost before you get too turned on. I recommend this only for those who are very sensitive to clitoral stimulation.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Sensory play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Nipples
    • Penis shaft

Material / Texture

Made from PU coated ABS plastic, Swirly earns an 8 on the safety scale. It is non-porous but may harbor bacteria in scratched or marred areas. You can sterilize the material by soaking the lower area in bleach water (10% bleach to water), for about 15 minutes, using a toy cleaner or by placing it upright in boiling water for 15 minutes. Do not submerge!!

The coating adds a soft, velvety feel to the hard, rigid plastic that is somewhat stimulating. There is little drag to the material and the coating is not squishy or plush in any way. Rather than cushioning the plastic, it just removes the cold harshness of the material. A dab of lube really helps to reduce any friction to sensitive areas.

This does have some reasonably prominent ridges on the shaft that can help stimulate the outer labial and vaginal areas. The lack of vibrations keep it from being more of an irritant and does help with feeling the texture. The thin shaft does detract from better stimulation after you get excited, though.
    • Bumpy
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

Comparable to a highlighter in size, the Swirly is 5 1/2" long and is 3/4" diameter. Very thin and with only 4 3/4" of insertable shaft, this is a very small and unobtrusive vibrator. The slight curve at the top is a bit shallow and the thin diameter can make the feeling of the vibrator disappear upon insertion.

This is not discreet in any way, but is small enough to fit in your pocket or be easy to hide. Traveling with this vibrator would be pretty easy, it will tuck away in most zippered pockets and can even fit in your purse. I do suggest removing the battery so you do not get any surprise vibrations on your trip.

This would make a great beginner's vibrator since it is smaller, less obtrusive and non-intimidating in size. It is also easy to use and will go a long ways at building confidence with toys without being too overpowering. On the other hand, it could be too small and the vibrations too light to let the beginning user really experience toy play.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

Unscrew the base, insert 1 AA battery and replace the bottom. Push the button on the very tip of the base and you are already vibrating. There is a memory inside the Swirly, so you will resume where you left off in the vibration patterns next time you use it--unless you remove the battery.

There are 10 functions or vibrations patterns. These are accessed by pressing the button firmly and cycling through. To stop the vibrations, simply press and hold the button in for about 2-3 seconds. The button does light up and blinks with the varying patterns. This makes it easy to see and use in a darkened bedroom.

The vibrations are light, do not penetrate the surface of your skin and are fast and very buzzy. The noise level is louder than I expected, but may not be hears through a closed door. The vibration patterns are: 1. Medium steady vibration - 2. Low steady vibration - 3. Fast pulse - 4. Slower longer pulse - 5. Strong, steady pulse - 6. Strong fast pulse - 7. Medium steady pulse - 8. Medium longer pulse - 9. Low fast pulse - 10. High steady vibration.
Low steady vibration
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings
    • Weak

Care and Maintenance

Wash in warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Dry completely and go back over it with a toys cleaner to sanitize.

You may use any type of lube with this vibrator, but I do suggest using water based lube for easy removal. If you are using this in the shower, you may choose to use silicone lube since it will not dissolve in water.

Swirly can be stored with other plastic items but I would not recommend letting it touch another PU coated item. This material likes to leach colors from each other and make your vibrator very ugly and potentially unsafe for use. You may choose to store this in a toy pouch, make up bag or the original package.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Personal comments

~With the smaller size of the Swirly, it is perfect for tossing in a small make up bag with a cock ring, lube, wipes and a few other smaller items for a ready to go travel kit.

~Place the penis shaft in the curve and stroke using the vibrations to stimulate the sensitive areas. Add a hand job or oral sex to the vibrations for an out of this world climax for him.

~Tease the external taint-area between the testicles and anus-and press gently up to stimulate the P-spot.

~Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and tease the nipples, clitoris and other sensual areas.

~Using a rubber band, attach a bottle of nail polish to the Swirly and place it on the bed with the vibrations on high for about 3 minutes. This mixes the color without adding bubbles.
Follow-up commentary
I have definitely set this one aside and use it for occasional teasing for my husband. He likes the low vibrations and the texture along the shaft of his penis when I perform oral on him.

This one was just a bit too weak for me and I am not as happy with it as I was hoping. However, for those who are super sensitive--this may work for you.
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  • Bleu
    The nail polish advice is SO useful and I had never thought of using a toy for that. I loved that you included that. Amazing review. Thanks
  • Herzer
    Nice review. I love the suggestions on the bottom. I might have to try strapping a vibrator to the wine I make and see if it helps with degassing.
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    Thanks for sharing!
  • edeneve
    great review.
  • libbyv
    thanks for the review
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