Discreetly indiscreet wand vibrators that are actually back massagers, have been around since the 1960s and are considered the forefront of women’s sex toys.
Thanks to Betty Dodson, the Christopher Columbus in the world of sex toys, I now get to share my experiences on the subject – but it wouldn’t have been possible without her back massager repurposing – into a clitoral vibrator!
Another ‘thank you’ goes to Samantha from Sex and the City – for making it popular in that iconic scene. Nine times out of ten, when you started searching for this article, so curious about the wonders of the magical wand vibrators – your interest has been piqued by her moans. Without these two powerful women, we wouldn’t have experienced such earth-shattering orgasms – something I can’t imagine my life without!
Who doesn’t want mind-blowing orgasms and a damn good back massage, right?
If you’re like me, you’re probably already trembling at the thought of powerful vibrations and waves of pleasure to your clitoris, racking up your body as the intensity grows and the orgasm hits…
Today I’m going to make you tremble in excitement too: we’re going to compare two powerhouses in the wand vibrator category: the sleek and sexy We-Vibe wand and the Cadillac of vibrators, the Rechargeable Hitachi Magic Wand.
Take Lady Devine’s hand – and let me walk you through the essentials!
The We-Vibe Wand
Wands, in general, are bigger than your average vibrator simply because they weren’t trying to make back massagers discreet back in the day. Why are we saying this? Expect to receive a big box when ordering the We-Vibe wand.
Despite its size, the box is actually relatively discrete and extremely stylish, covered with the gorgeous ombre effect from turquoise to purple, contrasting with the navy backdrop. Let’s not pretend that we’re not visual creatures and that we don’t appreciate a sexy packaging!
The box has instructions printed on the side, in what I considered to be a rather tasteful representation of its possibilities. It comes with a magnetic USB cable (adapter not included) and two custom attachments: a ribbed stroker for him and a focused flutterer for her – both offering loads of pleasure when placed on the right spots!
The Magic Wand Rechargeable
The Magic Wand is considered the epitome of high-functioning vibrators, and over the years it’s amassed an almost cult-like following. I personally love the simplicity of the packaging design and how there’s not a hint of its potential to be used as a vibrator. The inscription says it ‘offers a smooth and stimulating massage nearly everywhere.’
But there’s a caveat:
It’s not ‘nearly’… It’s everywhere!
The Magic Wand Rechargeable is a cordless upgrade to the classic wand, so it comes with a universal charger and an adapter.
Design and Features
The We-Vibe Wand
The We-Vibe wand is entirely covered in body-safe silicone that gives a smooth, velvety feel when touched. It has an ergonomic design that takes the pressure off your hands and wrists, so I found it very easy to maneuver in various positions – especially for its primary function: a back massage!
The We-Vibe’s design along with its flexible head come in handy when you want to use the attachments, specifically the stroker. It’s designed so that a man can use it on you, while you’re using the vibrating head!
A Rocking App
In true We-Vibe fashion, it also comes with an app where you can relinquish control to your partner – wherever they may be! It’s something that you wouldn’t expect with a wand vibrator, but it certainly comes into handy with couples exercising BDSM as well as people in long-distance relationships.
Let’s be fair: distance shouldn’t matter in sexual matters in the 21st century!
What I really liked about the app was that when you find that mind-numbing, bliss-inducing combination, you can save the pattern and the duration and use it anytime you want. The vibration can also be song-synced, meaning you can orgasm to any beat: yes, including Bohemian Rhapsody. The We-Vibe wand is completely waterproof, so I had a lot of fun trying it out in the shower. It’s a nice touch to spice things up if you’re feeling adventurous and would like to experiment underwater.
An amazing feature that caught me off guard (and made me think I broke my wand!) was the Smart Silence option. When this setting is on, the wand will not work unless you touch it to your skin, so in case your nosey aunt wanders in the room she won’t hear you going to town on yourself! Only one Sheriff in this town Aunty!
The Magic Wand Rechargeable
The Magic Wand retained its recognizable simple look over the years, but the rechargeable option comes with a few upgrades. The head of the wand is now made of body-safe silicone which makes it 100% safe for direct use on your clit.
The design is a bit sleeker than the classic, but it’s still as sturdy and durable as you’d expect. I love the new cordless upgrade that allows you to use it anywhere you want for a very long time with just one charge. Whenever you deplete the battery but still need a good O or two, the wand now comes with a plug-and-play option so you can continue where you left off.
It has 4 different intensity levels and 4 vibration patterns. Now, in comparison to the We-Vibe wand, it sounds a bit disappointing but it compensates in pure power, with its incredibly strong and intense vibrations! A piece of advice from Betty Dodson for all you looking for a softer ride: use a towel or a cloth instead of putting the head directly on your body – the cloth will absorb some of the vibrations and lessen the intensity.
The Magic Wand Rechargeable massager has perhaps less fancy options than the We-Vibe Wand, but it’s the original vibrator of this type. Precisely because of its cult status in the women’s sex toys department, the magic wand is easily incorporated with all different toys and even furniture, so it won’t look out of place in any room – and you’ll never get bored of it!
How to Take Proper Care
The We-Vibe Wand
The general rules of thumb for sex toy maintenance are:
- Don’t submerge it in water if it’s made of electronics and;
- Don’t clean it with hand sanitizer, bleach, or any other harmful substance.
However, the We-Vibe Wand is entirely made of body-safe silicone and is entirely waterproof, so apart from being able to use it underwater, it’s also safe to wash with water. Silicone is nonporous, so I like to use a mild antibacterial soap and warm water after every use and storing it in a clean place. We-Vibe also has a pleasure product cleaner so that’s another option to consider. Either way, don’t use hand sanitizer or bleach!
The Magic Wand Rechargeable
The Magic Wand, unlike the We-Vibe wand, is not waterproof so don’t include it into your water-world sexploits. That being said, the only thing you could technically wash with water is the silicone head. What I like to do is put the tiniest amount of mild soap on the head and then go over it with a damp cloth – well wrung out – and clean off the excess. Remember: you don’t want to get the electronics wet!
It goes without saying, but before using a toy for the first time you should always clean it properly and continue to clean it after each and every use!
Hygiene is important, people!
The wand vibrator is no longer exclusive to women or long-distance partners, and that’s the beauty of it. Both the We-Vibe Wand and the Magic Wand have their wonderful upsides so it all boils down to your personal preference.
After trying them out, I can’t say that I’ve got a clear favorite and if I should choose a fighter to help me fight sexual frustrations I wouldn’t be able to do it!
The We-Vibe wand has a sleek silicone body with an ergonomic handle to reach even the most unreachable places without risking carpal tunnel or a bad wrist. It’s entirely customizable, couple friendly and it can also be controlled remotely. A revolutionary idea is the Smart Silence option so you’ll never be caught in the act again!
The Magic Wand Rechargeable on the other hand is the OG vibrator wand and personally hit me with a wave of nostalgia. It’s a very simple but immensely powerful vibrator that’s not for the faint of heart. The rechargeable version also allows you to take your trusty Magic Wand anywhere you want.
Whichever way you go about it you certainly won’t make a mistake – and I do say this in a nirvana-like state, achieved after testing out both toys. Perhaps two polar opposites, one sleek and modern, the other sturdy and classic, but both have left me breathless and both will certainly make you pant as you chase those O’s.
Hope you find what your body needs and hope I helped you make an educated choice. Now If you’ll excuse me… I have a wand spell to cast!