Wand vibrators are my jam. I adore them. While I’m not the person to suggest that your first vibrator should be a knock-your-socks-off powerhouse, I personally love powerful and broad vibes like the Doxy Wand. It may seem like once you’ve tried one wand vibrator, you’ve tried them all, but that’s not true. There’s a lot of factors other than just raw power, like head shape, vibration quality, material, mains powered or rechargeable, whether it’s waterproof, and so on. I haven’t had the luxury of trying many wand vibrators other than the Doxy and the Vibratex Magic and Mystic Wands, but even considering the other vibrators in my collection, the Doxy Wand comes out on top.
There are two categories of reasons as to why I love the Doxy: why I love it as a sex toy user, and why I love it as an Australian. First of all, the vibrations on the Doxy are seriously rumbly, and I can feel them vibrating the whole of my internal clitoris, without buzzing against my pubic bone. I can feel my whole genital area light up when I initially press the Doxy against it. It makes thrusting a dildo even more intense than if I was using a different vibe, because the vibrations reach that far. The head is sufficiently broad, and has a bit of squish so I can jam it up against my cock without bruising either my cock or my mons. As I’ve said in my bio, I prefer this stronger kind of vibration to come through my hood rather than directly onto the exposed portion of my cock. I find that the Doxy doesn’t force orgasms out of me in the way that the Magic Wand does, but that I have some control over when I orgasm through the use of my kegel muscles. This allows the build up to be much more pleasurable, and I can hold onto the lovely, toe-curling portion just before orgasm for a much longer period. The controls are easy to understand, with large buttons spaced a reasonable distance apart, so I don’t accidentally turn it off when I meant to turn it up. There is also a pattern on the Doxy, which is an escalating vibration that goes from the lowest intensity to the highest intensity. You can change the speed of the escalation with the up and down buttons. This is my favourite type of pattern, because it is variable and has negligible gaps between each portion. However, I find it a bit difficult to turn the wand over to the pattern, which requires you to press the power button in quick succession. I find it difficult to work out exactly how close together or far apart the presses are meant to be in order to start the vibration pattern. Even so, I really enjoyed this vibration pattern, and I was able to orgasm from it alone.
The Doxy Wand really pulls through for me when nothing else will. At the beginning of 2017, I was incredibly anxious because of some feelings I had for a friend, centring around my fear of rejection, and this made my orgasms difficult to reach. The build up wasn’t pleasurable and the actual orgasm was weak, because I had to strain so much to even get close. I couldn’t orgasm with gentler vibes like the Iroha Midori, and the usually powerful suction of the Satisfyer Pro 2 wasn’t doing anything for me. They didn’t even feel good. I was scared, especially since I had just ventured into the world of sex toy reviewing, that my ability to orgasm would be gone forever. This made me more anxious, which made orgasming hard even after I had opened up about my feelings. I looked to my wand vibrators in my time of need. The Magic Wand made me orgasm, but the build up was still bland and the orgasm hard to reach. However, when I used the Doxy Wand, I really relaxed into it, and the orgasm that came with it was something close to normal. I think it has something to do with the rumbliness, but whatever the reason, the Doxy will forever be my first choice when I need a quick, easy orgasm, whatever the circumstances.
As for the reasons why I like the Doxy as an Australian, it all comes down to the AU plug. Most mains powered vibrators come from the US, and often aren’t made with an Australian power plug. For my Neon Wand, Eroscillator, and Magic Wand, I have to use a step down transformer, which turns the higher Australian voltage into something US appliances can deal with. It’s heavy, takes up a lot of space in my drawers, and is just a general inconvenience. If I want to take something to someone else’s house, or even a play party, I have to cart both the actual toy and the transformer. It’s so exciting to have something equivalent to the Magic Wand in power that I can plug right into mains power. While the Magic Wand is about AUD 80, if you include shipping from the US and the price of the step down transformer (about AUD 50), it starts getting pretty close to the AUD 200 that the Doxy Wand retails for. If you’re in the US, I’m not sure if I would recommend buying the Doxy Wand, because it retails for USD 140, and that seems a bit steep. I would recommend opting for something non-porous instead, like the Magic Wand Rechargeable. (I am still yet to try the MWR but I had heard good reviews from people I trust.)
However, it’s not all sunshine and roses with the Doxy. Primarily, the head of the Doxy is porous, so can’t be fully disinfected. It’s not safe for use between non-fluid bonded partners, and can harbour bacteria. While I don’t use the Doxy Wand with partners, I would still appreciate the peace of mind that comes with a non-porous vibrator. There is another (more expensive) model with a silicone head, the Doxy Die Cast, but that is more expensive and not as readily available in Australia. Another downside, which is true of most wand vibrators, is that the Doxy is pretty heavy. I have a chronic joint condition, which means that sometimes the Doxy is hard on my elbows and wrists. It’s also loud, but with a low rumble rather than a high-pitched whir. This is not a stealthy toy but any means. And, perhaps most infuriatingly, the Doxy starts on the middle setting, meaning if you want to start on the lower vibration settings, you have to turn it down before using it. This seems non-sensical – why put a whole heap of vibration intensities below, where someone might not realise they are? I don’t generally use a gentler vibrator before using the Doxy, so I want to start on the lowest settings, and it just means that there’s a few extra moments of frustration before I get to put the vibe on my genitals.
In my opinion, given how often I use the Doxy, the convenience of an AU plug, and the situations in which it has saved me from abject fear, it is worth the AUD 200 I spent on it. In the question that every sex toy reviewer eventually gets asked, “If you could only use one toy for the rest of your life, what would it be?”, my answer is, hands down, the Doxy Wand. It is not just among my favourites, it is my favourite. However, if you don’t adore wand vibrators, are happy with your Magic Wand, or need a non-porous surface for your vibrator, I don’t think that the Doxy Wand is for you. For the rest of you though, have at it!