I’m going to level with you: I did not expect to like the Doxy Wand massger-style vibrator as much as I do.
Doxy Wand and Mona 2, for size comparison.
My first experience with a wand – also known as a “massager” – was when Vibratex graciously sent me their Mystic Wand. The Mystic Wand is widely regarded as one of the greatest wand vibes on the market. It did not get me off. No matter how hard I tried, how many positions I attempted, with or without the attachment. I think I managed one weak orgasm. I thought wands just wouldn’t work for me. (Clitorally, that is. Wands work magic on my perma-knotted shoulder muscles.)
So when Doxy offered to send me their über-huge, mains-powered Doxy Wand, I was skeptical. But, I thought, why not? Maybe this time would be different.
When the Doxy Wand arrived, I genuinely had no idea what it was. It came in an enormous brown box, covered with black plastic wrap. I was afraid someone had sent me the biggest dildo known to man. Luckily, the packaging is a bit oversized. Make no mistake – the Doxy Wand is huge, but it’s not as huge as the packaging would lead you to believe. How huge is it? It’s about 13 inches long, which is exactly as long as my thigh.
I expected the power cord to be inconvenient, because I’ve so often heard that complaint from Hitachi and Wahl users. Doxy’s cord, however, is ample and I didn’t feel tethered at all. Furthermore, it erases the concern that you may run out of battery power mid-wank.
When I turned the Doxy Wand on for the first time, I was impressed. It’s strong and rumbly. So strong and rumbly, in fact, that Daphne was deeply startled and fell off the bed. (I guess that’s why they include the “not for use on animals” warning?) I didn’t realize this until Lilly pointed it out, but the Doxy actually starts on about 75% power. When I first plugged it in, I wasn’t intending to get down to business immediately, so I just messed with the power settings a bit. The noise range goes from just above whisper quiet at settings 1-3 to “sweet Jesus, what is that!?” at settings 7-10.
In use, I can barely distinguish among settings 6-10. They’re insanely strong. So strong, in fact, that they made my vulva go numb almost immediately. They might be absolutely perfect for someone who craves power, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. However, I really loved settings 1-3, and sometimes 4. The buttons are huge, easy to find, and easy to press, even under the covers with the lights off.
Because the Doxy Wand head is made of PVC, I elected to not bring it into direct contact with my vulva. Their PVC is phthalate-free, but because PVC can be porous, I like to be extra safe. This is where underwear comes in handy. If I had a Tenga Egg lying around, I would have busted that out to try inside out, stretched over the head of the Doxy.
UPDATE: I received an email from one of the awesome people responsible for the Doxy with some wonderful news: The material of the Doxy’s head is not porous!
“I wanted to let you know that we use a hypoallergenic medical grade 1 standard material that is not porous. It is molded in the UK by a company called Runfold Plastics that sourced the material from a company called PolyBlend UK Ltd.
PolyBlend UK Ltd has now written stating categorically that the material is not porous and I have attached their letter.”
Hooray for companies with standards! Thanks for reaching out, William!
Finally, was I able to orgasm with the Doxy Wand? YES. Yes, I was! It wasn’t as quick as an orgasm with the WeVibe Touch, Mona 2, or even Mia 1.5, but dammit, it was good. Deep, strong, everything I want in my orgasms.
I do, however, feel that there are some drawbacks to the Doxy Wand. Cleaning is a bit of a mission. I could use toy cleaning wipes, but I prefer – in general – to get down with good old fashioned dish soap and warm water. However, you have to be careful not to get water into/onto parts of the Doxy that are mechanically delicate. Also, because of its size, I wouldn’t consider it easy to travel with. It’s probably the most conspicuous toy I own, and I have a couple of neon dildos. Also, it’s on the pricey side: over $130, 89£, or 119€. If you already have wand attachments that will fit (Hitachi ones should) or if you really, really wand an ultra-powerful mains-powered wand, it would be worth it. (Side Note: I can see the Doxy Wand being perfect for cam shows, now that I think about it.) But, if you want something versatile and ready for travel, I would recommend you pick up a Mona 2.
Overall, I would have to say that the Doxy Wand pleasantly surprised me. It will definitely continue to get use in my bedroom, and my shoulder kinks are disappearing already.
If you want to purchase the Doxy Wand, be sure you choose the right retailer for your country, since the power cord is specific. If you’re in the US, you can click any of the above links (except the first one, which links to DoxyMassager.com) and it will take you to Lovehoney.com. If you’re in the UK, click here for Lovehoney.co.uk. And, finally, if you’re in the EU, you can get a Doxy Wand from Lovehoney.de, a brand-spankin’-new outpost of Lovehoney right in my new home country.