The wand is made of a smooth plastic that is food-grade, hypo-allergenic, latex and Phthalates free. There is no smell. Around the middle of the wand, there is a blue matte rubber coating that encircles the want and control dial where you would grip the wand. This rubber is also on the tip of the wand where the cord comes out of it. The head of the toy is smooth with 5 grooves that go around the sides. You can feel the grooves during massaging, but they aren't overstimulating. This wand would be good for anybody.
The wand is 13" in length, 7 1/2" in circumference and weights 18.5 oz. Its cord is a little over 6' long. It is bulky and it has some weight to it. It will take up some room, I stuck mine in the back of a drawer. Given the toy's size and noise, I would not say this is the best toy to travel with. The large head is rounded and moves over the body well. It has 5 grooves around the sides of the head and a bendable neck covered with a ridged rubber sleeve. The body of the wand massager has a blue, smooth rubber coating around the center where you would hold onto the wand. On the front of the wand, there is a dial control you turn to turn the toy on and off, or up and down. The tip where the body of the wand ends also has the blue rubber on it and the cord extends out of it. On the back of the body, there are holes to help with overheating.
You feel the strong, rumbly vibrations in the head of the wand and you control the vibration strength by turning the dial on the front of the wand's body. The dial glides easy; just roll the dial downward, away from the head of the wand, to hear it click on and keep rolling down to increase the strength of the continuous vibrations. To decrease the strength, roll the dial up towards the head. To turn it off, roll up till you hear the click. Even on the lowest strengths, this wand is strong. On the highest, I wouldn't doubt it could chip paint off a car. The wand isn't that quiet on the lower settings and on the higher ones it is pretty noisy. It can be heard throughout my house when in use. The wand is not waterproof, so keep it out of the water and be careful when you're cleaning it up. It is corded and runs by A/C power, so you don't have to worry about batteries running out. But after you have been using it for a while, it does start to get a little warm. I would let it cool off when it gets to that point so it does not overheat.
Use a washcloth with soap and water on it or you can use toy cleaner to clean the head of the toy. There are grooves around the head of the toy that fluids can get caught in, you will want to pay attention to these. The toy isn't waterproof. To clean the body of the wand, I would use a wet rag to wipe it down. If you choose to use lube with the wand, you can use any type on it you prefer. It does take up a little room, I just put it in the back of a drawer and rolled up the cord.
It arrives in a cardboard box with a plastic slide out tray that the toy sits in. The box has pictures of the toy all over it. There are no instructions in or on the box. The box has some of the wand's features printed on the back. I don't use this box for storage. The toy already takes up enough room without the box it arrived in.