I bet your first thought when you read Don was: what the hell is this? Don is many things, and a lot of it doesn’t fit in the short “Ultra Powerful Plug-In Anal Vibrator” title. If I have to pick one word that describes it best it would be “rumbly”.
Don, which used to be called Skittle, is made by the same company that gave us the Doxy Massager and Doxy Die Cast. All of Doxy’s creations are made in the United Kingdom, with high-quality production standards and medical grade silicone. I freaking love their vibrators. They’re so strong, so rumbly, so mind-blowingly awesome, that I wish I could have Doxy giveaways for each and every month of the year. Scratch that, I want to go Oprah with Doxies and give one to every reader.
What is Doxy Don not?
Don is not waterproof. It’s not rechargeable. It’s not super small, nor travel friendly. It looks weird. And yet I absolutely love it. When a toy is made that well, all the rest of the fru fru stuff doesn’t matter. Because what matters is whether it works, whether it feels good, whether it delivers pleasure. And it so does!
What is Doxy Don?
It’s a silicone, body-safe corded vibrator. The silicone isn’t as soft and smooth as the one on the head of the Die Cast wand. Don comes in a stylish black box (and Don itself is offered only in black color). It has 5 power settings and one vibration pattern. The cord is 12 feet (4 m) which definitely doesn’t have you glued to a power outlet. The controls are big, easy top press and operate, and light up (dimly) in the dark. It has “+” and “-” buttons, making going back and forth through different speeds a breeze. If you want to enter the pulsating pattern, you just need to press the on/off button slightly longer. The controls are located separately from the vibrator, which has it’s pros and cons. If you’re among those of us who like using a dildo AND an external vibrator, reaching for the buttons can be a little bit of an obstacle. But at least there’s no pressing by mistake, and not fishing for tiny controls.
Don is very quiet and is certainly a discreet vibrator to use. Other bloggers have even reported using it in bed while their partner is asleep and not waking them up. Don is really, really powerful. Not Die Cast powerful, but keep in mind that this one is much more pinpoint and you actually don’t need that much power on a smaller area. I would say it’s very gender neutral and has a number of applications.
One can use it as an external vibrator and apply it to any erogenous zone: breasts, nipples, balls, dicks, around the butt-hole. But it can also be used internally as a vaginal or anal vibrator. To quote Doxy‘s website, it’s dimensions are: “Overall height 7.5 inches, including 2 inch insertable portion. Maximum circumference of the handle is 7.5 inches; maximum circumference of the insertable portion is 3.75 inches.” Which means that the bulb is 1.2 inches in diameter. In my opinion, 2″ by 1.2″ (3 cm by 5.5 cm) is a great size even for beginners anal toys.
How does it behave as a clitoral toy?
Don is literally the rumbliest vibe I own. It’s delicious, deep, life-changing. It doesn’t numb your clit, it’s not painful, it doesn’t have any buzz to it. The lowest settings of the vibe are really subtle and nuanced and I think even people very sensitive to vibration can use it. The big body makes it somewhat weirdly easy to hold when used as a clit toy. It also doesn’t hog one’s vulva, so there’s plenty of space for a dildo while you’re using Don externally.
How does it behave as a vaginal toy?
In this scenario holding it can be a little more difficult and awkward. Don might not provide the length and girth a lot of us are looking for in an internal vibrator, but it’s just a different sensation, it’s not your regular vibrator with which you can also thrust. Also, because of the shape and the flat part right around the end of the little bulb, it is a good vulva and clit vibrator too while you have the bulb internally. Pretty cool if you ask me. The same feature provides excellent perineum stimulation during anal use on penis-owners. Speaking of which…
How does it behave as an anal toy?
Vibrations that strong and deep can feel nothing but good in my butt. I think Don is a great toy for people new to anal play, new to pegging, that are looking for a small insertable toy. It’s great for both solo or partnered anal explorations. The big base of the toy makes it easy to use it on yourself. Unfortunately it’s not a plug, it’s not a hands-free, stay in toy. One has to constantly hold it in place. The only way of using it hands-free was to have Don standing up on a flat stable chair, and to squat over it. With a little bit of holding the base at first, for the initial penetration, the rest can be achieved hands free. It’s not a position in which you can stay in for a lot of time because your quads and legs will get insanely tired with squatting over the toy. But it’s sustainable enough for a few orgasms if you get off anal vibration.
I love combining anal vibration and clitoral vibration and that almost always makes me orgasm. It’s a lot of toys to hold and your hands will be full, but try a small clitoral vibe while having Don in your ass, or a wand vibe. Same applies to penis owners. Try adding some vibration or stroking on the penis. Don’t just be focused on the anal stimulation. Solo or partnered, work the cock; at the same time, hand jobs, blow jobs, or vibration on the balls and the shaft are all welcome, depending on personal preferences.
Things to consider
The only real issue I have with Don is that the vibrations travel a lot and the whole body of the toy vibrates. Especially when used as an insertable. Overall Don is light and ergonomic to hold, but after a while my hands are numbed by the vibration.
And in terms of personal preference of size and shape, to me Don is a little too short and small for my taste in insertable vibes (both anally and vaginally). I wish Doxy will create Don 2 with a longer and thicker internal portion.
Doxy Don is nothing like any other vibrator out there. Both with its unusual shape and specifications, and with its rumbly, strong vibrations. If you don’t mind your toy being corded, or having to hold something that is a bit larger, I would say, by all means, Don is a great buy. At the price of $89.99 and free shipping from SheVibe, with its amazing motor, multiple applications and several speeds, I think this is a steal. So much better than disappointing buzzy external vibes. But bear in mind that if you are looking for a hand-held small clitoral vibrator, you’ll need to consider something different.
Disclaimer: Don was generously provided to me by Doxy North America in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.