The saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is one we wish sex toy manufactures would take to heart. In an effort to be innovative, we’ve seen a lot of companies take a great toy and make it worse. Case in point, the recently updated “scented” Lily vibrator by Lelo. We’re pretty sure customers weren’t lying around thinking, “you know what would make this toy better? If it smelled like roses.”
Fortunately, when Vibratex decided to revamp the classic Magic Wand – a toy that’s been a bestseller for over four decades – they actually made it better.
As you know, we’re all about making sure the toys we carry are as eco-friendly and body-safe as possible. As much as we loved the original wand for it’s power and unique ability to help women who have difficulty reaching orgasm, we didn’t love that the head was made of latex. Latex toys are porous which makes them hard to clean and they’re not suitable for those with latex allergies.
The other drawbacks of the original wand include the fact it's a plug-in (you won't be taking it on your camping trip) and the limitation of only having two settings. We always say the Hitachi has two settings – high and higher.
All of the above have been addressed with the new Rechargeable Magic Wand. This updated version includes:
- Four speeds
- Four vibrational patterns
- Silicone head (a non-poruous, phthalate-free material)
- A rechargeable battery (can be precharged prior to use, or you can have it plugged in while using it)
For those who still find the Magic Wand too intense, we suggest trying Betty Dodson's tip of using a towel or piece of clothing to dull the sensation (history tidbit: Betty Dodson is largely to thank for the popularity of the Magic Wand. It was originally marketed as a back massager but in 1973 she wrote an article for Ms. Magazine called “Getting to Know Me: A Primer on Masturbation,” where she recommended the Magic Wand as the best sex toy on the market).
Speaking of dulling the sensation, we’ve been asked before if vibrators can “ruin” other types of sexual experiences - especially when the vibration is as intense as the Magic Wand. When it comes to sexual pleasure it’s true that our bodies can become accustomed to particular types of stimulation, which can then make it more difficult to orgasm if that specific sensation is missing. If you’re concerned about becoming too reliant on the Magic Wand we suggest varying your masturbation/partner play repertoire (using your hands instead of the vibe, using the vibe on a lower setting, or switching up the positioning). That said, we also think the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” motto works here too. We figure, if the Magic Wand (or whatever vibe might be your toy of choice) is giving you pleasure and helping you relax, why mess with a good thing?
Want to give the Magic Wand a try? Use the coupon code "BLOG REVIEW" for $15 off your order.
Looking for more tips to enhance pleasure in the bedroom? Check out our free one-page guide to improving sexual communication, entitled The only question you or your partner needs to ask to get what you want in bed (without hurting anyone’s feelings).
Have a friend who might benefit from this info? Click the "Share" button at the bottom left of this post to share this article on your favourite social media channel.
Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters and ecosex.ca, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for women seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.