Charisma waterproof mini - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Blonde

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Charisma is a basic traditional-type vibrator that is essential for beginners and is also good for advanced users. It may be used externally or internally during solo play or with a partner, waterproof and is very convenient for traveling. I'd say it's a must-have.
Pleasant texture
Affordable price
No instructions
No batteries included
Silver ribs are starting to peel
Rating by reviewer:
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Charisma waterproof mini is a traditional vibrator that has the form of an extended bullet. Its primary use is for external stimulation - it works very well on your clit, labia and even anal area. It can also be used for a shallow (due to its small size) penetration, which I consider just perfect for beginners. I would not recommend using the Charisma for anal penetration, because it can easily be lost, though it is ok for careful very-very shallow penetration (again good for beginners).

The Charisma can be used during solo play and is also good for couples. It is very compact and will easily fit into your purse so you can take it everywhere with you – just perfect for traveling. Also the Charisma is completely waterproof, so you can use it during a shower or even in the bathtub. But don't forget to twist the cap securely if using the Charisma in water - even though it uses a battery, electricity is still there.
  • 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
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • 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?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris

Material / Texture

The Charisma is made of a firm plastic with "soft rubber cote". Material safety range is 8 out of 10. It is non-porous and phthalate-free. The texture is very smooth and somewhat velvety due to the "soft rubber cote". It feels very pleasant on your skin. I even didn't have to use any lube with it.

The only part of the Charisma that does not have "soft rubber cote" are the ribs on the bottom part of the toy. They feel like regular plastic. The Charisma has no scent or taste right out of the box and I also didn't notice any during further use.
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The Charisma comes in two colors - black and purple, and I have the last one. Only the ribs at the bottom are of silver color. I don't like the quality of this silver plastic, because right from the box I already had a little black spot on mine, like the paint is starting to peel. I hope you can see it on the picture below. It also has a seam on it. The quality of the purple plastic is conversely very good with no seams or any other flaws.


The Charisma has the shape of a traditional vibrator - it is straight with a tapered tip. The surface is completely smooth with no bumps or ridges (except for the silver ribs). The Charisma's length is 4.5 inches. The insertable length (before the silver ribs) is 3.5 inches. Circumference is 1 inch through the whole length except the tapered top, which becomes smaller. The weight is 0.2 lb. As you can see the Charisma is very portable.

    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Charisma is a multi-speed vibrator. In order to change the speed you just need to turn the dial that is located at the bottom of the toy below the silver ribs. To make the vibrations stronger you turn the dial right and to make them less strong you turn it left - very simple. Still you most likely can't do this with one hand. It is possible, but not easy.

The bullet is located in the top of the toy, so the vibrations are most strong there. But there is no big difference in vibration intensity along the whole length of the toy. Vibrations are moderate even on the highest speed. But this "moderate" is a good one. Though I usually prefer strong vibrations the Charisma appeared to be completely enough for me.

The toy is not noisy at all. The stronger the vibrations the louder the sound. Still even on the highest speed the Charisma can't be heard from another room especially if the door is closed even if you have thin walls. It also can't be heard through the sound of running water if you are in the shower for example. And it almost can't be heard from under a blanket.

Charisma is powered from one AA battery, which is not included in the package.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

As I already said, the Charisma is made of plastic which is non-porous, so it can be easily cleaned with hot water and antibacterial soap or you can even wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol. Charisma is very easy to clean, except the area with the ribs - you need to make an effort to clean between them. Water tightness also helps a lot.

You can use different types of lubricants with the Charisma - water-based, silicone-based, even oil-based. The Charisma doesn't require any special storage conditions. I store it right in the package, but you can use whatever place you want. As it is stated on the package "wash before and after each use". Also "remove battery when not in use".
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The Charisma comes in a flimsy plastic box with some information about the toy on it. The front part of the box is party clear so you can see the vibrator through it. There is the name of the toy, name of the company and such properties as multi-speed, ribbed design grip, compact, discreet, powerful, phthalate free, waterproof and soft rubber cote. On the back part of the box there are the same properties plus seamless, soft, smooth. There is also web site of the product registration. And there is a picture of the Charisma.

On the right and left parts of the box there are just pictures of the Charisma. The bottom part though being the smallest part is probably the most informative one. There is a copyright, the country of production (China) and some properties (sold as novelty only, uses 1 AA battery, not included) and some "instructions" (twist cap securely before use, always use a lubricant for maximum pleasure).

Inside of the box there is another plastic container, which holds the vibrator itself. No instructions included.

    • Minimal
    • Not discreet


In my opinion this toy is a must-have. This is just what I needed being a beginner and is also really helpful for me as a more advanced user now. The Charisma is just perfect for girls with tight vaginas. I really enjoyed it during masturbation in bed and even more in the shower and bathtub. It is also perfect as a first sex-toy for partner playing. And I really like the size - I can take it anywhere! And I don't need to be nervous that someone can hear it. I didn't regret for a second having the Charisma.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Apirka
    Great review and photos, thanks for sharing!
  • Blonde
    Apirka, thank you!
  • Lioncub
    Thank you for the review.
  • Blonde
    Lioncub, thank you!
  • Dawnwill
    Good review
  • Blonde
    Dawnwill, thank you!
  • MK434
    Great review!
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