Never ones to rest on our laurels, we have gone all out to update our previous Best Mains-Powered Wands (MPW) review, with the result that there are two new Wands sitting pretty in the top two spots.
Of course, since our previous number one The Eroscillator is unusual in both approach and experience, for the purposes of fairness Cliterati is merely going to mention its superlative success rate (as well as its unattainable price for many!) and move on to exploring the more standard mains-powered wands available on t’interweb that are actually comparable to one another.
In first place we have without question the most exciting and ethical sex toy to hit the market in recent years: the Doxy Wand Massager. Flush from winning the coveted ‘Editors Choice’ ETO industry award, this remarkable bit of kit may be designed, engineered and assembled in the UK, yet thanks to its plug top supply unit it can be used all over the world (so, no dangerous Hitachi Wand-style voltage vagaries here!).
The Doxy is also the only Wand to pulse rather than vibrate which, along with the ‘rolling and rumbling’ effect from the metal mechanism inside its head, gives it the edge over its buzzing competitors . As such it’s the only UK MPW to employ an internal system similar to that of the Hitatchi, Yes it’s loud, fairly heavy and occasionally unwieldy, but no more than any other mains-powered Wand. It’s also available in glossy black, white, pink and purple colours (though not all at once!).
In fact, in nearly ever aspect the Doxy Massager sits extremely comfortably over and above its peers: in Cliterati’s opinion you won’t find a better quality mains-powered Wand on the market in Britain, if not the world. Here’s hoping that one day they’ll offer us a lighter travel version so we never have to be without it…
Speaking of a lightweight MPW, luxury line Swan is proudly in second place with the ultimate in handbag-friendly fun: the Palm Power. Perfectly named and powerfully driven, somehow this toy sits happily in your hand whilst ably taking you places you’ve never been before – without your arm aching under its weight. This is why it’s our number two: it manages to combine impressive strength despite being a smaller size than its peers.
There are two packs of additional wand head attachments (comprising four different heads in total) available to purchase alongside the initial Wand should you want to expand your Swan collection, but you’ll do just fine with the Palm Power in its original boxed form. Read our full review here.
In third place we have a tie: two MPWs as equally favoured amongst the discerning British sex toy shopper as they are in the Cliterati office. So in alphabetical order let’s begin with the Bodywand, which is a classic MPW with a very simple yet extremely effective approach: power = pleasure! We look into this toy and its various accessories in more depth here.
Sharing third place is Lovehoney’s own brand Deluxe Magic Wand. The ‘Magic Wand’ here is important, since apparently Lovehoney have trademarked that particular two-word combination so that only their company can use it. Thankfully, Lovehoney’s Deluxe MPW is ‘magic’ enough to warrant such a term, enabling it to remain a UK bestseller all year round.
So now you know Cliterati’s favourite few, to get the most out of your chosen Mains Powered Wand all you need to do is add some water-based lube and antibacterial toy cleaner to your virtual shopping basket and you’re good to go!
Oh – and just a reminder that in our previous Best Three Mains Powered Wand list of 2013 we shared our thoughts on Wands in general, including the potential repercussions of over-use of such a fierce personal massage toy. Your thoughts as ever, are welcome.