I got Lovehoney’s Desire Luxury Rechargeable Magic Wand on sale, which I was really freakin’ excited about. It was actually a birthday present to myself as what else could a toy reviewer possibly need? I was honed in on the promise of a sleek, attractive toy that housed a whole lotta power and the bargain price tag was just a bonus. I’m a power queen through and through so I was looking forward to giving this wand a go and testing its limits. To date, I’ve tried a handful of other rechargeable wands like the Adrien Lastic Symphony, Fifty Shades of Grey Holy Cow and the Lelo Smart Wand Large, but this beats out all of those options.
This wand arrives in a purple and black box with an image of it on the front and traditional Lovehoney heart on the back. Inside, I found a leather storage bag housing the wand in some plastic casing. There was also the charger and an instruction booklet alongside it. This is different to the sturdy storage cases that are usually found with Desire products, but I rather like it. I was half expecting it to not have the feature I love most about the cases but to my surprise, it did. A charging hole leads out of the top of the bag allowing you to charge the wand whilst it’s stored away safely. This is both practical and smart for those of us who have kids and/or pets.
Charging is done via the mains. It comes with a three-pin plug (if you purchase the UK version) which is plugged into a socket and an attached connector that goes into a port on the bottom of the wand. A light will flash to indicate that the charge has begun and this turns solid once complete. A full charge takes approximately 180 minutes and provides the same amount of use time. This is pretty good in my opinion. The power does not lessen as the battery begins to die, which is a common feature on the cheaper rechargeable wands I have, so again, this is good. When the battery is starting to run low, the light will give you some warning flashes to avoid being caught off-guard by an abrupt stop when you’re five seconds away from orgasm.
Made from a gorgeously soft silicone, the Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Wand feels delightful to touch and hold. It’s free from phthalates, non-toxic, odourless and of course body-safe, which is an important requirement for me. It does not attract much lint as the silicone is rather matte in texture. Lovehoney advise using a coating of water-based lubricant with this wand and I’d have to agree as it makes the vibrations feel more comfortable against bare skin. My only issue with this wand in terms of build quality is the fact that it’s not waterproof. Most of my other wands, including the more expensive and less powerful Smart Wand Large are waterproof, so this was a bit of a let down. Cue the need for a pack or two of these.
In terms of weight, the Desire Wand is quite heavy for a rechargeable. I don’t think I have any others that have this much weight to them, nor do I have any that are as large as this one both in length (13.5 inches) and width (8 inches). I wouldn’t say that it’s as heavy as my beloved Doxy Die Cast, but it does feel heavier than the Lovehoney Deluxe Mains Powered Wand. I have weak wrists/joints so I can’t use this toy for long periods of time, so that’s something to keep in mind if you’re in a similar situation. I suppose you could always get a Liberator Wanda to solve that though.
To start the vibrations, press the plus button. You can hold it down to increase the strength. To cycle through the functions tap the central button. You can change the intensity for each of the functions by using the plus and minus buttons accordingly. To stop the vibrations, press and hold the minus button. There’s also a travel lock – activate by pressing the plus and minus buttons simultaneously for five seconds. The light will flash twice to indicate that the process was successful. Repeat to unlock.
This wand has an astonishing twenty functions on offer with five varying intensities. I am usually not fond of patterns and avoid them at all costs, but when I cycled through the settings on this vibrator I was surprised. I didn’t hate all of them. I think there a total of six settings that I liked, five being patterns. My settings of choice all seemed to be faster patterns. I don’t like stop and start type pulsations, but fast buzzing that’s not too high-pitched and stays fairly close to a constant mode is my cup of tea. Those settings were three, seven, sixteen, seventeen and eighteen.
Power wise, this beats wands like the Smart Wand Large easily. From the moment I turned on it was apparent that the power was on a whole new level. It doesn’t really have a gentle intensity at all, it just goes straight in with the mega vibes. For me as a power ranger, I’m completely satisfied with that. I wouldn’t recommend it as a first wand because of this though. I also wouldn’t recommend it to people who are very sensitive externally as I think it may be way too intense even on the lowest setting. If you don’t like constant external contact and/or find powerful vibrations painful, the Desire Wand is not for you.
If you like broad stimulation, then this could be great for you. I personally like both direct and broad stimulation although my preference is precision. I found the Desire Wand to be extremely satisfying despite this preference and I feel comfortable stating that this toy is a reliable orgasm provider for me.
It’s not as strong as a mains powered Doxy, but I think it’s one of the closest rechargeable options currently on the market. Only one worthy competitor comes to my mind and that’s the O Wand. The major differences between them is that the O Wand is double the price, comes with an attachment and is waterproof.
I can orgasm with my Die Cast in about thirty seconds as it literally just rips orgasms from me and the Desire Wand has a similar sort of effect. It takes a little longer, say two to three minutes, but feels equally as good. I feel that it’s great for solo masturbation sessions, foreplay with my partner and certain penetrative sex positions. It’s a bit heavy and bulky for constant use during close contact sex positions but it can great for the last-minute of missionary when blasted on full power. It has a firm head with little flexibility so it’s hard to get to those tough to reach places, so I wouldn’t use this one for massages. I’d opt for something lighter and compromise on the power.
My partner adores this wand almost as much as I do. It doesn’t particularly matter where I place it on his body. If it’s an erogenous zone, it works for him. He did mention that it was too intense against his nipples as he’s quite sensitive there, but he loves it against his glans, shaft and balls. It can force an orgasm out of him pretty quickly. I was surprised that he enjoyed this so much as he usually prefers mid-range vibrators with buzzy vibrations and this is the complete opposite. Most of the settings are rumbly with some depth to them. This ticks the final box for me as rumbles are what I desire.
Overall, I would not hesitate to point power-loving, rumble fans in the direction of the Desire Wand. It might be more expensive than some mains-powered wands, but it’s cheaper than a Die Cast and has a similar level of strength and weight. This is one of the best, if not the best, rechargeable wand in our collection to date. We both love it. The only drawback for us is the amount of noise it makes. I couldn’t call it quiet or discreet as we can’t use this with others in the house.
You can purchase the Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Magic Wand (£99.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used in this post.