Comfort relates to how enjoyable a wand is to hold and press against your body. Ease of use is related to comfort, but also includes how simple a wand is to operate and how versatile it is.
A wand that is comfortable and easy to use allows you to fully enjoy the vibrations without distraction from an awkward grip, vibrations in your hand, difficulty hitting your favorite spot and applying the right amount of pressure, or anything else that may sidetrack your pleasure.
Both comfort and ease of use are subjective, so wand preferences will vary from person to person. But there are several factors that generally contribute to a better experience.
These include a soft and comfortable head, intuitive controls, and a handle with a manageable size, weight, and pleasant texture. In addition, the overall length and head size will influence how easy the wand is to use in particular situations.
These factors and many others are taken into consideration when scoring Comfort and Ease of Use. In our results table we provide you with the objective specs that affect comfort, like weight and size. But ultimately a wand’s comfort is best determined subjectively during actual use. So all of the final comfort scores are based on my experiences using each wand.
I try to incorporate both what I find comfortable and what others may enjoy. But the final scores are subjective, so pay attention when your own preferences differ.
This page covers general comfort and ease of use. We specifically cover Use During Sex here.
When It Matters
A wand vibrator’s comfort and ease of use is important if you’re easily taken out of the mood by distractions. And even generally comfortable wands can become more noticeable during long sessions – so a high score is especially important for extended play.
But while optimizing comfort will matter to some, it’s important to note that most wands I tested were generally comfortable. Most wands scored above a 7.5. None of the wands I tested are actually painful. And none are really that difficult to control. So the overall scores are fairly close to one another.
So if comfort isn’t a top priority to you, it’s best to focus on other aspects like the vibrations. But some wands do feel more comfortable in the hand than others or tire you out less during certain uses.
Wands rated 9.2 and above are exceptionally comfortable and easy to use. Those rated 7.2 or below are the only ones that gave me some slight discomfort during use. So it’s best to avoid these if you need minimal distractions.
Our Tests and Recommendations
Each of these tests was performed with the solo user in mind. I tested each wand on my own by lying in bed, using the wand, and paying attention to the relevant aspects of comfort and ease of use.
While using each wand, I paid attention to the handle’s comfort, the head’s comfort on my vulva, how easy it was to position the wand where I needed it, apply the amount of pressure I enjoy, and operate the controls. I also cleaned each wand after use and noted any difficulties.
I subjectively rated each of these aspects, and the final score takes into account the sum of my experiences to award an overall Comfort & Ease of Use score to each wand.
I also make sure to test several wands back to back, so their relative scores are more consistent and meaningful when comparing them to each other. But before I write any wand’s full review I use the wand much more extensively and update any of these comfort scores if my opinions change with more use.
My testing here does not specifically account for use with another person. Of course, the features I assessed such as handle comfort and head comfort apply to use during partnered sex as well. But for a more thorough discussion of partnered play, head to my wand vibrator Use During Sex testing page.
I evaluated the handle comfort of each wand by lying in bed, holding the wand, and applying comfortable pressure and stimulation.
I based my assessment on any discomfort that occurred immediately or after an extended time, including wrist strain, awkwardness, or discomfort from vibrations in the handle. Additionally, I considered which toys had an even weight distribution in my hand and were easy to grip based on their weight, material, and circumference.
Most wands did a great job of minimizing vibrations in your hands, but a few were more noticeable including the Doxy 3R, Lovense Domi, and Bellesa Demi.
I found handles with a smaller circumference are easier to hold for longer periods of time. And they’re easier to grip tightly when you want to apply firm pressure. So these fatigued my hands less and scored higher. The Viben Sultry is a full-sized wand with a lovely, slim handle.
Others with really wide handles like the Satisfyer Wand-er Woman require me to use two hands and make the experience less comfy.
Some have curved handles, angled heads, or helpful contouring that make it easier to support the wand’s weight. These also score higher. The Viben Sultry and BMS PalmPower Extreme are great examples.
But some attempts at contouring fell short. For instance, the O-wand’s special handle made it more difficult to hold and limited how you could grip the wand vibrator.
The handle’s material also affects its comfort. Smooth, soft, easy-to-grip silicone handles like those on the FemmeFunn Ultra Wand or Viben Sultry scored best. They’re easier to hold even if lube gets on the handle. Whereas slick materials like plastic scored lower because they became slippery if they got wet.
Button placement along the handle also affects its comfort. Scores are lower if I have to grip the toy in an awkward way to avoid accidentally pressing the buttons.
The handle’s length does not directly contribute to the scores, though it does affect the experience. A slightly longer handle may benefit someone with limited mobility or flexibility. More length may enable you to position the wand further down without having to bend your body or reach as much.
But a longer handle can also be more tiring on your wrists if the wand is heavier. Most of my top recommendations for handle comfort are small to medium in length. Simply because these tend to have a smaller circumference and are lighter weight.
The Viben Sultry is an exception to this – it has a long handle that may benefit those I mentioned above while still being especially comfortable to hold.
Similarly, a heavier wand can be less comfortable on your hands when you need to hold the weight up. But when you’re lying on your back and letting the weight of the wand rest against you, a heavy wand adds some easy, lovely pressure.
My recommendations for comfortable handles include the top-scoring Viben Sultry and FemmeFunn Ultra Wand.
I tested the head comfort of each wand vibrator by lying in bed and pressing the wand against my vulva in various ways to get different kinds of clit stimulation.
I evaluated the toy’s ability to provide stimulation without hitting too hard against my pubic bone or vulva. I considered how the squishiness or firmness of the head and the flexibility of the neck affected the wand’s comfort.
Additionally, I assessed the toy’s performance by considering the shape, size, and height of the head. I used a wide range of angles and varying pressure to rate the overall comfort level the head provides during different kinds of stimulation.
Heads with a smaller circumference like the FemmeFunn Ultra Wand and Bellesa Nirvana are easier to press into a specific spot without bumping against my leg or stimulating other areas where I do not want to feel the vibrations. So the top scorers have primarily small to medium-width heads.
I also found heads that are taller (but not wider) like the Viben Sultry and FemmeFunn Ultra were comfortable for both broad and more focused stimulation. I could comfortably use the top part of the head for less broad stimulation. But I could use the long side of the head for very broad stimulation.
I found how squishy or firm the head was didn’t directly affect my experience of how comfortable the wand’s head felt. For instance, I found wands with a firm head and a slightly flexible neck felt just as comfortable as a head with a squishy texture.
But if you prefer extra squish to your head, the Magic Wand Plus, Rechargeable, and Mini each have good, soft heads.
Easy Positioning and Pressure
The previous two metrics focused on how comfortable the handle and head of the wand vibrator felt once positioned during use on your vulva. This metric focuses on how easy it is to actually get the wand into a position that feels good – and into a variety of enjoyable placements. It also considers how easy it is to apply good pressure to feel the vibes more deeply.
Again, I used each wand in a variety of ways and rated them comparatively.
Toys with smaller heads and shorter, thinner handles are easier to maneuver. So many of these score higher.
Smaller heads like that of the Lovense Domi 2 take up less space and fit more easily between your legs. You can more easily keep the pressure on your lips for more indirect stimulation. Whereas large heads will always spread the stimulation over a broad area and stimulate everything.
If you want broad stimulation, a large head is great. But if you want to move your wand around more easily and get more indirect clit stimulation a smaller head is better.
The weight of the wand is not directly scored. But toys that are both heavy and difficult to hold scored lower since it was hard to maneuver them. But heavy toys with a good grip still scored well since the extra weight helps to provide firmer pressure and push the vibes into you.
A great example of this is the Doxy Die Cast. The aluminum-titanium alloy handle makes this one of the heaviest wands. But the extra weight means that you don’t need to press as hard with this toy, so it’s a nice low-effort option for people who still like firm pressure.
Using this toy on my back is a breeze even with its heavy weight. But using it in positions where you’re holding the weight up is tiring.
Wands with a slightly flexible neck allow you to apply the pressure at a more comfortable angle than a stiff neck. Because the neck has some give to it your hands don’t need to be at as extreme of an angle to apply pressure. The Viben Sultry and FemmeFunn Ultra Wand struck a great balance of flexibility.