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Doxy Original Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

8.0

What is it:

How generally good the wand is. It’s a weighted average of the wand’s performance in various areas.

Scoring Factors:

9.3

18%

8.8

14%

7.5

15%

7.0

13%

6.1

11%

7.7

13%

7.4

8%

Build Quality

10.0

4%

8.8

1%

3%

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Performance Ratings

9.3
8.8
6.1
7.5
7.1
7.7
10.0
8.8
7.4

MAX VIBRATION POWER

POWER RANGE

RUMBLINESS

COMFORT & EASE OF USE

USE DURING SEX

NOISE

ATTACHMENT COMPATIBILITY

MOUNT COMPATIBILITY

BUILD QUALITY

Our Verdict

The Doxy Original packs the extreme power you’d expect from a full-sized wand vibrator. 

It has 6 power levels with the first 2 offering a bit of a warm-up before reaching the extreme strength of the top 4 settings. But only the Doxy Original’s lowest level feels rumbly. Whereas other full-sized wands like the Fun Factory Vim and Magic Wand Rechargeable offer deeper rumbliness. So this wand is best if you enjoy buzzier vibrations.

Apart from being buzzy on its higher powers (which is somewhat of a personal preference), it has good performance across the board. If you enjoy buzzy vibrations, it’s worth considering. Otherwise, see more rumbly options here.

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Pros

  • Very strong vibrations
  • Wide power range
  • Solid build

Cons

  • Buzzy vibrations

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Compare Wand Vibrators

The Doxy Original is a good wand vibrator with generally great performance – but you have to enjoy buzzy vibrations (a personal preference). If you don’t, there are better options. The BMS PalmPower Extreme is more powerful with better rumbliness. Or if you’d rather trade off some power for exceptional rumbliness, the Fun Factory Vim is best. Lastly, you may be considering the Doxy Original because of this brand’s exceptional power. While the Doxy Original is extremely strong, the Doxy Die Cast is the most powerful wand, but it costs more. 

See all our recommendations for the best wand vibrators here.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

9.3

What is it:

How strong the wand vibrator’s highest power level feels.

When does it matter:

If you prefer the extreme power some wands offer or want to make sure your wand at least reaches a certain strength.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Power Range Rating:

8.8

What is it:

How wide the range is between the highest and lowest power levels, and whether it has enough power levels that steps between levels aren’t too large.

When does it matter:

A broad power range is usually important because it enables more versatile stimulation. You can start on softer levels when your body isn’t ready for crazy strong power. But when you want more strength, you can turn it up high.

Scoring Factors:

8.8

100%

Adjusted Power Range Width

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

How Strong Is Each Power?

  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to … 

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  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to the vibration strength of mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like the Lelo Mona 2, Lovense Hyphy, Lovense Lush 3, We-Vibe Nova 2, etc.
  • Power between 4.5 and 7: Slightly to moderately more powerful than mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like those mentioned above. 
  • Power ≥ 7: Substantially stronger than other kinds of vibrators. These levels feel extremely powerful.

The Vibration Power scale is defined with a 10.0 given to the most powerful wand vibrator’s highest strength (Currently the Doxy Die Cast). So a vibration power of 8.0 feels 80% as strong as the Doxy Die Cast. A 5.0 feels 50% as strong, and so on.

The Doxy Original is an extremely powerful wand massager. The majority of its levels are significantly stronger than any of my other non-wand vibrators. Only a few wands reach higher powers than the Doxy Original (one of these is the Doxy Die Cast).

I use this wand over my underwear and sometimes leggings too. And even then – I typically stick to the first two power levels.

The Doxy Original’s first level is softer (but still impactful), which I enjoy during my warm-up stage. Some wands skip straight to high-power. But I think it’s important to have softer levels to prevent immediate overstimulation.

After warming up on power level 1, I’ll switch to level 2 for the rest of my time – rarely venturing beyond the second setting. Power 2 jumps up to 6.6 out of 10, so you’ll want to be fully warm by then. 

I personally don’t find the jump overwhelming. And most extremely powerful wands like the Doxy Die Cast and Magic Wand Plus have a similar gap between the first and second settings. But if you typically prefer mild stimulation, you’ll want to consider a wand with more settings in the low power range like the Dame Com.

Dame Com vs Doxy Original Vibration Power vs Frequency Graph
The Dame Com’s (red) multiple lower power levels compared to only one lower-level power of the Doxy Original (blue)

The last four levels are very close together, and each is immensely powerful. It tops out at 8.5 (85% as strong as the Doxy Die Cast – the most powerful wand vibrator). Though it’s less powerful than the Die Cast, most people will not need any more strength.

Learn more about vibration power and range


Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

6.1

What is it:

How “rumbly” (low frequency) or “buzzy” (high frequency) a wand vibrator feels at each of its power levels. And whether a wand can deliver strong vibrations while remaining reasonably rumbly. Higher scores indicate a “more rumbly” (lower-frequency) wand, since the majority of people prefer rumbliness. But ultimately vibration frequency is a personal preference.

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a specific area along the rumbly-to-buzzy spectrum.

Scoring Factors:

5.2

50%

6.9

50%

0%

Power vs Frequency Graphs

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

Frequency on Low Power:

48 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

102 Hz

(Moderately Buzzy)

What is it:

What part of the frequency spectrum a wand vibrator’s power levels are centered around. It’s the vibration frequency of the wand’s middle power level (the average of the two middle levels if there is an even number of settings).

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a particular part of the frequency spectrum. This is a fast way to see whether one wand’s vibration levels are generally more rumbly or buzzy than another wand’s vibration settings. Since most people prefer rumbly toys, a higher performance score implies a lower-frequency (more rumbly) wand. 

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Frequency on High Power:

119 Hz

(Extremely Buzzy)

Ave Power Per Frequency:

6.9

What is it:

A measure that rewards wand vibrators that remain rumbly (low-frequency) while packing good vibration strength. Calculated for a wand using the normalized power / normalized frequency at each power level and taking the median.

When does it matter:

If you want a wand with a good balance of power and rumbliness.

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