The toys that made the grade in 2017

I’ve tried some new and wonderful stuff this year. I’d like to share with you readers the top five highlights that have entered my toy box during 2017.

  1. Doxy; (best overall vibrator)
  2. Satisfyer Next Generation Pro 2; (my favourite clitoral stimulator)
  3. Lovehoney Desire Rabbit; (the dual stimulator that ticks all my boxes)
  4. We-vibe Tango; (most powerful bullet/small vibrator).
  5. Dominix Deluxe Wooden Dildo with leather flogger; (most versatile toy and bondage must-have).

Why have I placed these toys in this list? Simply because they all make me orgasm, and usually within a relatively quick time.

A wand with more power than Harry Potter’s

The Doxy is a powerful wand, that blows me away with its ability to induce toe-curling climaxes at a pace that outlaps Seabiscuit. It’s probably just as well, as my poor achey wrists just won’t bear long sessions anymore. (Said achiness is not from wanking I will add, but from hefting my adorable toddler around and originally sustained through expressing breast milk for her after her premature birth).

As the Doxy’s head is so broad, it really is excellent for massaging general body pains as well as achieving masturbatory relief. The controls are easy to use and I like the fact that the buttons are so large. The ramping function is also useful as a tease. The only thing I’m not so keen on with the Doxy is it’s size and weight. Should I get the chance to try Doxy’s 3, then I think I will have found my original Doxy replacement!

Get your Doxy in the UK from Lovehoney for £89.99.

Included in the ‘Save 20% when you buy two vibrators’ offer!

In the USA / Canada, Betty’s Toy Box currently have the Doxy on offer for $109.99. To get yours in purple, click here!

If you don’t fancy purple, there’s black, pink or white!

Betty's Toy Box

Even Pro 2s can be improved

Satisfyer’s Pro 2 was pretty good, when I bought and reviewed it back in February. I was new to clitoral suction toys. I cannot justify regularly spending in excess of £60+ on a single toy. However, I was taken in by Satisfyer’s value in comparison to the expense of Womanizer’s range of toys.

Though the original Satisfyer Pro 2 did have its flaws, the Next Generation Pro 2 gave an already decent toy an amazing overhaul. The main improvements are the noise levels being reduced to about a tenth of the original volume, and the suction aperture being wider. Not only that but the intensity ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons mean you can actually edge play if you want to, rather than having the frustration of reaching climax too soon, before you really wish to. If you only try one clitoral suction toy, it may as well be the Next Generation Pro 2 from Satisfyer!

 

A rabbit named Desire

Lovehoney launched their Desire range in November 2015, with six luxury silicone rechargeable toys, each with it’s own storage case. I took the plunge earlier this year back in March and purchased the Desire Rabbit.

Many vibrator users complain that rabbits can be rather hit or miss. I’ve certainly found this to be true with some of the rabbits I’ve tried that either just feel too short in the shaft, or the ears are uncomfortable. Patterns can also be infuriating! With the Desire Rabbit, I feel like I’ve found the best compromise I’ve encountered so far in terms of the feel of the smooth silicone ears and the length of the shaft. The fact that it comes with its own storage case means it really does represent much better value than many of its rivals.

 

Current offer when you buy any two Desire luxury toys is the Fifty Shades Darker Couples kit worth £39.99!

 

 

Dances to it’s own tune

We-vibe’s Tango is the first rechargeable bullet I’ve had the joy of owning, and it is so much better than all the battery-powered bullets I’ve tried. The design of it’s flattened tip (like a lipstick) means that there is more direct contact with your vulva, which in my opinion can only be a good thing. The vibrations of the Tango are far more deep and rumbly than the shallow buzzier counterparts.

If you know you need clitoral stimulation to orgasm (which let’s face it, most people with a clitoris will say that climax via clitoral stimulation is the best way for them to cum) why bother wasting money on several cheaper bullets when you can just go straight for the best one?! If you’re not keen on patterns, then this bullet will suit you, as it has three continuous vibration settings in increasing speeds.

 

Twice the fun with one toy!

My final choice for the top five toys of this year is the stunning and dual functioning Dominix Deluxe Wooden Dildo with leather flogger. It’s so lightweight, and the dildo is satisfyingly girthy.

As a bondage toy, it really does hold its own, as you can deliver some sweet stings to your partner before giving them even more pleasure from the bulbed smooth wooden dildo. It’s a great value option as it is only £24.99 from Lovehoney, which is hard to beat (pun intended)!

 

So there you have my top five toys for the year. I hope 2018 brings as much fun and pleasure as this year has done!

 

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Doxy Plug-in Vibrating Wand Massager

My new Doxy box of delight

Since owning my Lovehoney Plug-in wand and hearing about other people’s experience with the Doxy Plug-in vibrating wand massager, I’ve lusted after the UK-built ‘power toy.’ It is available in black, white, pink and purple, and usually retails at about £89.99. I got mine whilst on offer at Forbidden Pleasures (the first time I had used said retailer). Dispatch was prompt and the package was discreetly plain.

My first impression on opening the box is that the Doxy is a sizeable pleasure instrument, by comparison to the Lovehoney Mains Powered Classic wand.

The Purple Doxy and the Black Lovehoney mains powered wands, go head to head.
  • Doxy has a length of 14.5 inches from head to the end of the flex surrounding the power cord. Its body is ABS plastic and aluminium, with three silicone buttons (power, ‘+’ and ‘-‘) and a hypoallergenic medical-grade PVC head.
Doxy is ‘a head above the rest’
  • By contrast the Lovehoney wand is about 2 inches shorter, and is constructed from plastic (latex-free and phthalate-free). It operates using a scrolling click wheel.
  • Instructions for the Doxy say that either water-based or silicone-based lubricants are possible to use. Meanwhile, the Lovehoney wand’s leaflet advises to only use water-based lubricant.

Cleaning either of these wands will require a soft damp cloth and toy cleaner.  The head of the Lovehoney wand does have concentric circling ridges (5 in total) around its circumference, so this makes for more rigorous cleaning to ensure all gunk is removed. The Doxy’s head is completely smooth, and so is far easier to clean.

Giving the wands a whirr

Speed settings of the Lovehoney wand range from approximately 5000 RPM up to 6500 RPM. Doxy’s settings cover a wider range of intensities, from 3000 RPM – 9000 RPM. Now that’s impressive! Another feature the Doxy boasts is a plug top power supply unit (PSU), which means a low DC voltage travels into the massager. With a simple plug adaptor, you can use your Doxy all over the world!

The power adaptor is…ta-dah… adaptable!

Powering on the Doxy, it rumbles into life. Going from slowest to fastest vibrations there are approximately 8 levels.  There is a ‘Pulse’ setting; to operate simply switch off the Doxy then press and hold the power button for 2 seconds. Releasing the power button will enable the pulse, whereby vibrations ramp up from lowest intensity to highest, on a looping cycle. It’s also possible to vary the time it takes for the ascending vibrations to build, by pressing the (+) and (-) buttons.

This function seems a useful feature for a Dominant partner to use on a submissive for edge play, or for a solo session where you want to delay reaching climax.

 

Simple and large push buttons, makes play seamless
Good Vibrations

The large head on the Doxy Plug-in vibrating wand massager means it transmits its rumbling vibrations all over the vulva. This ensures clitoral and labial coverage is maximised. I like to use the Doxy on a lower intensity to start with, as it is powerful enough even at lower speeds to arouse the erogenous areas. Within mere minutes I can cum from the deep core-gasm rumbles of it’s wide head. I’d love to get some attachments for it, to put it to use against my g-spot too.

The Doxy is good at displacing lubricant at higher speeds though, so it is wise to start off at low intensities. Using it on my forearm to try and relieve some tension from a repetitive strain injury (not obtained from dildo diddling- honest!), I could see the silicone lubricant I was using being centrifugally forced out from under the head of the Doxy.

The Doxy Plug-in vibrating wand can be enjoyed by men as well as women. Social media discussions about its versatility at enhancing male masturbation highlight its use at stimulating the frenulum, perineum and scrotum. Besides, loads of guys like power tools, amiright? The Doxy is essentially a power tool!

 

Crank up the volume, whether it’s The Beach Boys or the Beastie Boys 

The Doxy plug-in vibrating wand is a loud toy, and can be heard through doors and walls. For this reason, it is not going to be the best to use if you prefer to masturbate stealthily. As an indicator of it’s audibility, at the lowest speed, it is not quite audible through a closed door. This was with some good ol’ Classic FM blasting up from the hallway. I swear Mr Bunny cranks the volume up to a higher than ‘normal’ level for listening to in the kitchen! At the highest speed, the Doxy plug-in vibrating wand can be discernibly heard through the door (despite the background music). Moreover, I plugged it in our spare room, leaving it lying on the floor. Switched on at full intensity, it was heard through the wall adjoining my daughter’s room.

And I had a giggle when I went back to the spare room, and found the beast had propelled itself along the floor almost to the end of it’s power lead. The lead is 3m long too, so this highlights the force of the vibrations on the Doxy!

Final thoughts

I like the Doxy for it’s aesthetic looks, its power and ability to induce toe-curling orgasms in minutes. I’d rate it 9/10, with the deduction in marks from 10 purely for its noise levels. Although I’ve only compared it with the Lovehoney wand here, a fellow blogger agreed that it’s the best mains-powered wand in its price-range (personal communication with the host at TheBrunetteReviews.com).

 

Buying Options

In North America

  • Tantus sell the original Doxy for $139.99 in the four colours stated.

In the UK

Included in the ‘20% off and free gift when you purchase 2 vibes’ offer at Lovehoney.

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