Today I’d like to spend some time talking about my favorite toy: the Magic Wand Original, formerly known as the Hitachi.
When I tell my partner to “Grab the vibrator” or my partner asks me if I’d like them to “grab the vibrator,” we’re both referring to the Magic Wand. In my household, the Magic Wand is the vibrator. It’s reliable, efficient, and cuts to the chase—providing quick intense orgasms.
I understand why some do not love the Hitachi as much as I do. It’s LOUD, it’s powerful, and unrelenting. It’s not for those of us who have delicate vulvas. It sounds like a power sander and vibes like one too.
And I love it.
I like pressure, lots of it, covering most of my vulva with the most pressure firmly on my clitoral hood. The Magic Wand delivers, covering a lot of surface with intensely powerful vibes. I can have a number of orgasms in rapid succession. This is good for me because my vagina can be cranky about penetration and I like to have at least one orgasm before putting anything inside of me. With the Hitachi, I can have usually 3 to 4 hard intense orgasms and then, I can move on quickly to other types of stimulation.
Now, a lot of folks, and myself included, often find that using the Magic Wand can often leave you with an itchy, numb vulva. Adding a little water based lube to the end generally eliminates the dryness, and prolongs the numbing process but doesn’t nix it completely.
It’s important to note that numbness is not forever. At the shop, I hear a lot of women share their concerns about numbness. A lot of it is mythology. Yes, you can go numb after using a vibrator for an extended period of time. Yes, the Magic Wand can do this a little faster than others. But, it is not going to cause you any permanent damage. Like with all sex toys (and sex acts for that matter) you can grow to be dependent on it after a while and make it hard to come any other way. This is an easy fix, start using something else, let the Wand rest for a bit, and you’ll be good to go.
Another way to avoid numbness is layering. Even the lower of the Magic Wand’s 2 settings is intense and can be overwhelming to bare skin right away. Start over underwear, or blanket and move on from there. I prefer it to my bare skin but many find that the primary way they use it is over something else.
The Magic Wand plugs into the wall, which for me means no scrambling fits through the living room hunting down batteries from TV remotes. It can be a problem for folks who live in homes with weird outlet situations, like I do. To this I’ll say that spending a couple bucks on an extension chord is well worth it.
Wielding the Hitachi takes a bit of time, especially if a person wants to use it during sex. The easiest way to use it during intercourse, for me at least, is for the person using the Wand to be on top. This gives you more space to position as you choose. The trickiest part of using the Magic Wand during sex is the chord. It’s easy to get tangled. Make sure the chord is free of tangles and out from underneath you and your partner.
Here’s the thing, the Magic Wand Original has been around for a while and with good reason: its dependability, efficiency, and crazy good power. Though I don’t think its for everyone (particularly, folks who have never used a vibe before, folks with extra delicate parts, folks who need something quiet and/or discrete), I highly recommend it to those looking for a whole lot of power over a larger surface area.
A Note on Buying: Buy the Magic Wand Original at a reputable dealer, there are many imitations out there. You can support women-centered shops and get the actual Magic Wand Original at the same time: seriously, go get one at Good Vibrations