Dr. Laura Berman Calypso - discreet massager by Cal Exotics - review by loveya770

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Send this Calypso back to sea!

If you are looking for mild clitoral stimulations with varying types and speeds of vibrations, as well as a unique texture, then this will work for you. But, if you are looking for something super exciting, then keep looking.
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Pros:
Variety of speeds and types of vibrations
Cons:
Battery compartment hard to open
Rating by reviewer:
3
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Use

This vibrator is nothing more than a sub-par clitoral vibrator. I would imagine it could probably be used vaginally, but it would be extremely uncomfortable due to the shape of the head as well as the little fingers that are next to impossible to lubricate up. This toy would probably work for most people who enjoy different speeds/rhythmic patterns of vibrations.
  • 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
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • On a bed only
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris

Material / Texture

This is made of a PU coated plastic with silicone nubs on the head of the vibrator. It has a velvety texture on the rest of the vibrator. Prior to washing the toy there was a slight plastic odor, but once I thoroughly washed it prior to use the odor went away.

The texture does add extra stimulation. The nubs on the head of the vibrator give a rougher texture than most toys, but the main issue is there is quite a bit of "drag" when using it clitorally. I tried to add some water-based lubricant, but due to the crevices between the nubs, it was difficult to fully lubricate the toy.

I believe this texture is for more intermediate users. Beginners might find the texture a little rough if they aren't used to different textures.
    • Bumpy
    • Light odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The design is definitely unique. Shaped much like a hair brush, this toy definitely has a shape unlike no other. It is ergonomic and comfortable to use. It is about the size of a standard hair brush as well, at over 6 inches in length.

This toy has a one-button control, located on the handle which is extremely easy to use.

The main thing with this toy is that the battery compartment is VERY difficult to open. I had to use a set of pliers to open it up.
    • Ergonomic

Functions / Performance / Controls

There is only one button that controls the multiple settings. This button controls the multiple speeds/rhythmic vibrations. In order to turn the vibrator off, you must hold down the button until it shuts off, which can make it take a few seconds for it to completely shut down, which might not be ideal in some situations.

The vibrations are located at the head of the vibrator. As you cycle through the different settings the strength of the vibrations change as well. Also, the noise level changes depending on the rhythmic setting you are using. Some have a lower buzz sound, while others have a louder sound.

There are seven fuctions of vibrations and pulsations. They include a steady vibration, a repeating steady pulsation, a repeating "SOS" morse code pulsation as well as a couple others. They range from a deep pulse to a buzz. The strength of the vibrations range from a moderate to a moderate-high strength.

This toy is not waterproof and should not be submerged at anytime.
    • Multiple settings
    • Strong patterns

Care and Maintenance

This toy can be somewhat difficult to clean, due to the crevices located between the nubs on the head of the vibrator. I used an antibacterial toy cleaner and made sure to rinse it repeatedly to clean all of the cleanser off of the toy. It definitely took some time and diligence.

Since this toy has silicone on the head, you need to use water-based lubricants to prevent breakdown.
    • Hard to clean

Personal comments

The multiple speeds and rhythmic patterns are quite enjoyable, but it is quite difficult to add enough lubricant to decrease the amount of drag caused by the silicone nubs. I definitely don't think this is a top of the line toy, but I could see where some people might like it.
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  • joja
    Great review!
  • Midway through
    Great review, that sucks that the batteries are hard to open. I hate having to struggle with battery compartments.
  • Kayla
    Me and battery compartments never seem to get along too great. Good review.
  • namelesschaos
    Good Review I got a different DR Berman toy and this line have yet to impress me.
  • Airen Wolf
    I have yet to meet anyone truly wow'd by the Dr. Berman line. It could be because we are much harder to impress than your average person.
  • Fruity
    Nice review !
  • ellejay
    Thanks for the review!
  • Solar Ray
    Good review. This looks like one to pass on really. Too many little issues add up to a non-buy for me. Thanks
  • Anjulie
    Great review!
  • lzee
    Appreciate great review!
  • unfulfilled
    The part about the patterns leaving a SOS morse code made me laugh. My brother was in the navy in the 90's and was a radio operator and his job was sending/receiving morse code.
  • MamaDivine
    Great review! Thanks for sharing
  • ginainohio
    thanks
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