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Back when I was married and living in Tampa, one of my favorite sex toys in the sex toy
Well, it's kinda hard to describe what it's like. A lot of folks (like me!) who don't like electrical play still like violet wands, because they don't really feel like electric shocks. It's more like little teensy hot needles caressing your skin. There are lots of different shapes of electrodes, that all make different sensations, but that's the basic theme.
They're amazing toys. They're also very spendy. The violet wand I used to have cost me about $700, so when I lost it, I couldn't afford to replace it, and I've been missing it ever since.
Recently, JT's Stockroom sent me a neon wand as part of a promotion. And, to be honest, I've been waiting for someone to realize the market for cheap, reliable violet wands for rather a long time.
This is the Kinklab Neon Wand. If you really want to get technical, it's not a violet wand, though the reasons that's true are largely academic.
But, since I've never been afraid to venture forth into the academic, I'll explain why.
The Neon Wand comes with four glass attachments. They're similar to the attachments on a violet wand, though I'm told they're not interchangeable with violet wand attachments, as the neon wand generates significantly less power.
A few nights back, one of my friends came over to meet our new puppies, and saw the wand sitting on my desk. Her first question is "What is that, some kind of Apple accessory?"--which will give you some idea of the design aesthetics and build quality of the wand. I asked her if she'd help me take pictures of the attachments, and she said yes, primarily I think because there's a part of her that really rather likes mad science. There was this one time...but again, I digress.
Anyway, I set up a tripod and had her hold the wand against a wooden frame so it wouldn't move while I did time lapse photos of the glowy bits.
Aren't they pretty?
The neon wand isn't as powerful as my old violet wand. Even at full power, it has only a moderately strong zap. The sensation varies with the surface area of the contact, so the mushroom electrode at the top provides a very mild to mild sensation, dependong on the power setting. The electrode second from the top, which Kinklabs calls the "tongue," is a bit stronger; it's about as strong as a mushroom electrode from an old-fashioned violet wand.
The comb electrode is my favorite. It can create quite a wide variety of sensations, from gentle warmth to a sharp sting, depending on where and how you touch with it; pass it back and forth over your partner's body and the sensation changes quite rapidly.
The bottom probe is the stingiest of the lot. Since the neon wand isn't as powerful as a violet wand, Kinklabs gives you the bottom electrode, with a very small surface area, to provide for folks who like stronger sensation.
The one thing I was disappointed about is the absence of a body contact probe. With a conventional violet wand, one of the more fun attachments is just a long beaded chain that ends in a metal pad. You tuck the pad into your waistband, and then your entire body becomes the electrode; when you touch your partner with your fingertips, little sparks jump from your fingers and your partner feels a tingle. It's a lot of fun, especially if your sensibilities run toward mad science, which mine do.
I own a massive cast-iron recreation of a Medieval battle axe, which I like to hold when I use a body contact electrode. When I touch my partner with the axe, the edges glow blue and little sparks jump from the axe to her skin. It's dramatic and it's fun and it gets a lot of attention at play parties...ahem.
The omission of a body contact probe can be forgiven, I think, when one considers that the total price of this kit is lower than what one might pay for a single accessory for an old-fashioned violet wand.
So anyway, I've been playing with this gizmo, and it's really just about the perfect introduction to violet wand play for folks who haven't tried it before, don't have a ton of dough to blow on a sex toy, or both. Seriously, there are vibrators that cost more than this. I've played with vibrators that cost more than this, truth be told.
And if your kink is mad science (and whose isn't, really?), this thing is absolutely an essential part of your toy box. "Now just lie back and relax. With the power of lightning, I will..." BZZT! "Oh, Doctor!"
So, if this sort of thing interests you, you can find them here. And if, God help you, you're anything like me, it will become one of your favorite toys ever.