The design of the 3R follows other massagers with a long, tapering shaft and a small head. Though with an overall length of 265mm and a maximum diameter of 45mm it is considerably smaller than other wands. Another nifty design feature is the bulge at the bottom for a more secure and comfortable grip. The wand is controlled through three rubber buttons for power, more or less intensity.
The case it made out of an aluminum die cast giving the massager a solid feeling. Yet at 370g it is not too heavy. Except for a silver sleeve at the top and far bottom the aluminum is colored in dark blue with luscious sparkles. The color does not look camp, it looks fancy in a good way and produces great effects under (playroom) LED lights. If you prefer a sleeker look, the 3R also comes in an all matt black version.
A 17mm shaft connects the body with the head. On top of a silver aluminum sleeve sits a silicone covered metal half-dome. This is the part which vibrates! The half-dome can be easily screwed off and replaced with accessories like a cock sleeve, prostate massager or g-spot vibrators. Because these accessories are tightly connected to the body, they won’t fall off like on standard sized massagers.
To charge the 3R you have to use a provided USB-coaxial connector lead. On a 10W USB power unit it took about 45min to fully charge the massager. Sadly you cannot use the 3R while charging. So when after about an hour of full power (and about 85min on the lowest setting) usage, you have to wait 45min until the scene can continue. So esp. for edging scenes in public playrooms, I always carry a powerbank with me.
When you get the 3R, it’s packed in a black cardboard box with a blue glossy paper sleeve. While the exterior is sleek, the inside is as fancy as the “blue flame” color of the body: The massager and the charging cable is housed in a brushed aluminum cylinder. Screw-on caps give access to the massager compartment and at the bottom to a compartment for the charging cable. Since (almost) everybody has a USB power unit now, it doesn’t come with one to reduce electronic waste.
Playing with the Doxy 3R
The most often question I get asked about the 3R is “How powerful is it?” According to the package the Doxy 3R manages 9,000 RPM which is the same number as his cable bound twin Doxy No 3 and his big brother the Doxy Die Cast. Sadly, I do not have a No 3 in my collection so I could only compare it to the Die Cast. Gathering a small panel of testees and doing some simple quantitative tests, I have to admit: Yes, the Die Cast is a little bit more powerful and oscillates a little bit wider than the 3R.
But, in a blind test the testees could not tell the difference. In the long run, the testees I sent both wands to compare each other, the 3R made them cum quicker. This is due to the stimulation being more focused. Instead of distribution the vibration power over a big, chunky head, only the top tip of the 3R vibrates.
If you play with the attachments manufactured by Nexus for Doxy, the power transmission should be better since the accessory is screwed directly onto the body and thus it cannot come off during the session. If have only played with the cock sleeve, because it is probably the most often used accessory by men. It is made out of a very soft sparkling dark blue silicone which stretches easily over the dick – if it stretches. The internal diameter without texture is 38.1mm which is the minimum dick diameter to really feel the texture and the vibration. So you need an at least medium sized, better large dick, to enjoy this attachment. The attachment has two different textures: One side, there are little pyramids and bumps, on the other six lines of ridges. As fun as the different textures are – when you can feel them -, the masturbator is not really worth its money: The connecting shaft between the socket and the sleeve is almost comically thin and wobbly. So most of the kinetic energy is lost in this small shaft. I could compensate this short-coming a bit with using Oxballs cocking as reinforcements but still: In the end traditional slip-over sleeves on the Die Cast provide stronger stimulation than the 3R with the designated cock sleeve.
But this does not make the 3R the inferior toy. It is the unanimous opinion of my testees and me that compared to his big brother, the 3R is the better massager. Being smaller and considerably lighter, it is easier to hold, especially in long scenes. Being wireless, it is an easy to grab toy for spontaneous scenes in the bedroom, a nimble travel companion for camping and business trips and of course for out of playroom sessions. While dedicated BDSM clubs like Quälgeist in Berlin or the Chicago Hellfire Club’s club house have sockets close to the play areas, most “kinky” clubs like LAB in Berlin or Underground in Munich do not. So you have to rely on battery powered toys. So far, the 3R is the most powerful and longest lasting massager I have come across.
Another advantage of the small form factor (which to be honest, does also apply to the cable-fettered No 3) is allowing for new, fun stimulation on the taint, single balls, just the glans, dildos and butt plugs with a small base or – for a non-sexual purpose – more focused tense muscle relaxation and vibration-enhanced acupressure (or use the bottom for it without vibration). Since the head can be screwed off and cleaned easily, the “therapeutic” purpose in combination with lube or ointments is easier than with the big Die Cast. The head of the 3R is covered in silicone so best only used water or oil-based lubes. Silicone lube with destroy the surface over time.
A word of warning though from a top friend of mine: He stuffed his 3R into his sub’s rubber catsuit, close and locked the zipper and put mitts onto the sub so he could not turn the vibrator off. The 3R is not water-proof! So the sweat killed the device for good!
|Conclusion: Nimble, portable and powerful massager with disappointing accessories.|
|Pros||Cons||Where to get||Price|
|Powerful stimulations||… but the masturbator attachment is useless||Regulation||£147.99
|Small, light, ergonomically shaped and portable|
|Cannot be used during charging|
|Very well made|
|Innovative, strong accessory port…|