Charisma twisty - discreet vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by charmedtomeetyou

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That's So Twisted!

As an all over body teaser, or an addition to couples play, this might be just what you're looking for. But for the main event, this one left me high and dry.
Its petite size allows it to be an addition to couples play without being a distraction.
It's very weak, and won't be enough power for most users.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Charisma Twisty is a discreet vibrator, which basically means it's a smaller, more compact version of a traditional vibrator. The size works in your advantage for some applications, and limits your success in others.

You can use the Charisma Twisty for clitoral stimulation. The tip works well for pinpoint stimulation. You can hold the shaft against your entire clitoral area for a broader sensation. I also enjoy holding the shaft against myself and sliding it up and down or grinding against it. The ridges add just the right amount of stimulation without being too much texture.

Although you could use the Charisma Twisty for vaginal stimulation, it is rather slim and short. If you like a feeling of fullness or a lot of length when it comes to insertables, this one won't be your favorite. If you like a gentle stimulation internally, or being able to pinpoint somewhere just a few inches internally, this might work well for you. If you have a shallow G-spot, and don't need a curve to toys to reach it well, this may work for G-spotting as well. That will depend entirely on your personal G-spot placement.

This is not a toy recommended for anal play. There is no flared base and the toy is quite slim, making it possible for it to be inserted too far and get lost. If you wanted to use the Charisma Twisty for teasing the exterior areas of the anus, I suppose you could do so, as long as you were careful not to insert it.

You could use the Charisma Twisty for stimulating other erogenous zones of your body, or your partner's, as well. It would provide a gentle teasing to nipples, testicles, the shaft of a penis or anywhere you enjoy vibrations.

The petite size of the Charisma Twisty means it can be a great add on to couples play. It won't get in the way if held against your clitoris during sex. It is small and benign looking, and won't intimidate those new to toys.
  • 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
    • Everyone
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • On a bed only
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The Charisma Twisty is made of PU coated plastic, which ranks a 7 out of 10 on the Eden Safety Scale. The surface of the toy has a matte appearance, and a lovely velvety feel. There is only the slightest amount of drag when you slide your finger over the surface. It comes in only one color, basic black. The toy is firm, with no flex or squish to it.

The entire shaft of the Twisty is covered in one long ridge that wraps around it from top to bottom, so it resembles the shaft of a screw. This creates a ridged effect. The ridges are rounded and gentle, and shouldn't scare away even beginner users. When used externally, you don't need to take advantage of the added texture the ridges provide if you don't want to, you simply hold the toy still. If you like texture, you can slide the shaft up and down to get a slightly different sensation. Internally, the ridges can be felt but the sensations aren't overpowering, even with vigorous thrusting. The slimness of the shaft helps to lessen the sensation the ridges provide when you use it vaginally.
    • No odor
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The design of the Charisma Twisty is pretty straightforward. It is a straight shaft with raised ridges that mimic a screw. The size is smaller than a traditional vibrator, with the intent of it being more versatile or discreet. The total length of the toy is 5 3/8", with about 4" of insertable length. This makes it ideal for couples play where you want a little something extra, but you don't want the toy to dominate the experience. The shaft of the Twisty is slender, measuring only 7/8". Obviously, if you like a girthy toy, this won't appeal to you. But if you are looking for something gentle or you don't like a huge diameter, this might be just the ticket.

It isn't realistic looking, as it doesn't resemble a penis much at all, but just the same I suspect anyone seeing it would be able to guess what it is. Regarding travel, this might be an issue as well. If you would rather not deal with this issue face to face, I suggest packing the Charisma Twisty in your checked bags, with the batteries removed.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design

Functions / Performance / Controls

There are 10 distinct vibration functions to the Charisma Twisty, which you cycle through using one button located on the base of the shaft. The button has a ring of white around it, which is lit by an LED light inside the shaft. The ring lights up in time with the pattern you are currently using. To turn the toy off, you press and hold the button for three seconds.

The patterns are:
1--High Steady Vibrations
2--Medium Steady Vibrations
3--Low Steady Vibrations
4--Escalating Wavering Pulse
5--Short Pulse
6--Long Pulse
7--Fast Pulse
8--Slow Pulse
9--Longer Pulse
10--Speedy Lighter Pulse

When you turn the toy off and turn it back on, it returns to the setting you were last using. It remembers the last setting until the battery is removed.

None of the patterns were a 3 Vroom, in my opinion. The best this vibrator can dish out is 2/2.5 Vrooms. It is fairly quiet, at around 2 Bees, and you won't hear it through a closed door. The vibrations are very surface level and buzzy, with not even a hint of penetrating rumble. The vibrations are located fairly evenly throughout the shaft, with no areas more concentrated than others. I found the button easy to press, but not likely to be pressed accidentally.

Surviving through several dips in the bathtub and shower, the Charisma Twisty can certainly handle the water. There was no water inside the battery compartment after being submerged, and the waterproof seal is well designed.

The Charisma Twisty takes one AA battery, which is not included when you purchase the toy. You simply unscrew the end, place the battery inside as indicated and screw the cap back on. After a handful of uses, it is still going strong, so it's fairly easy on batteries.

    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

Cleaning this little guy is simple. As it's waterproof, you can wash the Charisma Twisty in soap and water. Just me sure the battery compartment is closed tightly before you submerge it for cleaning. If you prefer, you can use your favorite toy cleaner. Because it has a motor, you can't run this through the dishwasher or boil it to sterilize it.

Water-based and silicone-based lubes are compatible with the Charisma Twisty, so feel free to use whichever you prefer if you need to. It doesn't tend to collect lint or hair.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


This toy comes resting in a form fitting plastic tray, within a clear plastic box which is covered in text. The outside of the package details the variety of settings and various other features of the toy. It is decent for storage, as it doesn't take up a whole lot more room than the toy itself. Of course, you could just store this in a drawer or place it in your toy box.



    • Good for storage
    • Minimal


Although there is nothing wrong with this toy, and it's made well and functions as expected, it just didn't do it for me. It was way too weak to cause any orgasms. So, as a teaser or as a little extra stimulation during intercourse, it has some value. As a stand alone clitoral or vaginal vibe, it just doesn't have enough oomph for me. If you enjoy a more mild vibe, or like something very mild for teasing, this might be just what you're looking for.
Follow-up commentary
The lack of power is enough of an issue for me. This little guy just doesn't get any use. If the power is enough for you, then this is a solid toy, but if you need more than 2 Vrooms, look elsewhere.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • charmedtomeetyou
    Wow! Thanks for that! I meant can't! And after researching it further, you're absolutely right, plastic toys can be wiped with bleach solution, but not PU coated plastic. I won't put it in any PU coated toy reviews anymore. Learn something new everyday, right?
  • TJtheMadHatter
    Thanks for the great review!
  • charmedtomeetyou
    You're welcome! Thanks for reading!
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