low and high.
As I said in my previous post the orginal magic wands were originally designed in the late 1960s as a muscle relaxer for those hard to reach spots. Once revealed as a masturbatory aid – providing clitoral stimulation and orgasm – many similar devices have expanded and defined the market over the past half a century.
But a concerned Hitachi felt it had to ensure that the device wasn't mis-sold and it's own reputation confused with a sex toy. In the early noughties it changed the name from Hitachi Wand to Original Magic Wand after a revealing episode of Sex and the City created an explosion of interest and demand. Since 2014 the famous 'massager' has been renamed again and is now 'Magic Wand Original'.
Getting hold of a branded Hitachi isn’t as easy as it sounds.
However, as most UK retailers don’t stock them they are mostly imported (into the UK) from the States. Whether it is due to only having two settings, being an established brand or a definitive piece of engineering is arguable, but it definitely has more power than any others I have tried.
As I have previously mentioned surge protection is a bit of an issue and as far as I am aware the original wands aren’t manufactured in or for the UK market. Using a US plug with an RCD attached holding the thing is incredibly weighty and abit cumbersome when connected to the socket. I personally get around this by using an extension cord with a built in RCD.
Nowadays if you go to any sex shop or fetish market there are often a number of different multispeed wands available all with UK fitted plugs. They tend to vary with a number of options from 7 to twenty speed settings so that you can find the best most orgasmic setting for your personal requirements.
One other improvement that has been made over the past few years is that a number of companies have created smaller, battery operated, or rechargeable wands. Though this is great if you travel or need to be a little more discreet with your toy collection they don’t always have the same power capacity that you would expect from their wired-up counterparts.
Lelo seems to be at the forefront of this more 'portable' market.
Many of the Lelo wand devices are ergonomically designed, rechargeable and often retail between £60 and £80 – this is great value for a truly quality product.
You can also pick up magic wands on eBay, Amazon or from fetish market retailers for anything between £15 and £50. But, buying from a shop is always a better option. The risks involved with plugging in a device bought for £12 on a site such as eBay for example , are higher than when bought from a more accountable and dedicated adult toy retailer. Plus they also often have wands on display that you can try out and test... well, on your nose is usually best, as it’s one of the most sensitive places on the body besides you know where...
In the unlikely event that there is a problem, there are staff available to assist you. Moreover, legal protection afforded you as well when you make purchases this way.
In addition there are now a wide variety of attachments for magic wands. Often made from silicone they are relatively easy to clean and usually range in price between £10 and £20 fitting most of the corded wands on the market. These attachments allow you to use the wand as an insertable toy or as a penis massager. I personally have a his and hers pair in my toy box that I purchased online from extremerestraints.com and I suspect that at some point in the future I will add a couple more attachments to my collection as they are a great way to make a simple and fun toy more... perversatile.
Enjoy your toys!
Artistic use of magic wands
NYC-based photographer and filmmaker Clayton Cubbitt's project Hysterical Literature attempts to explore feminism, mind versus body, distraction portraiture, and the contrast between culture and sexuality. No, it's not porn, having passed the Miller Test. Since August of 2012, the video series has been watched over 30 million times in 200 countries. The performers were consensually subjected to magic wand play under the table by the artist's assistants. More answers to your questions about this here.