• How to Use a Violet Wand

    A violet wand is an electrosex device used to enhance physical awareness, create a sexy tickling sensation or to induce pain when used on higher settings.

    On the lower settings the electricity causes a ticklish tingling that heightens physical awareness and feels incredibly erotic, helping to build sexual anticipation and turn both partners on. Higher settings create more pain and can leave temporary marks on the skin similar to candle wax burns.

    Violet wands found their way into bedrooms via the BDSM and fetish communities but more and more vanilla couples are discovering the pleasures of using violet wands as an enhancement to foreplay.



    How Do You Use a Violet Wand?

    Violet wands have a plastic wand handle which contains the electronic components and several tempered glass attachments with metal contacts that slot into the wand. The glass attachments (known as electrodes) conduct electricity from the wand to your body, creating a vivid purple/blue glow and transmitting sparks of electric when touched or held close to the body. Modern violet wands are easy to operate and come with an instruction book which should be read prior to use as models will differ.

    Kinklab Neon Wand Electrosex Violet Wand KitTo get started, ensure that the power dial is turned off. You then need to choose an electrode to insert it into the end of the wand. Once the electrode is in place you can switch the wand on. When choosing an electrode for the first time opt for the one with the largest surface area. Electrical charge is spread across the surface area of the electrode so the bigger the surface area, the more subtle the shock.

    Turn the power dial ever so slightly to find the lowest power setting. You can then test this against your skin to acclimatise yourself to the sensations. The wand will make a crackling noise which signifies that the wand is operating. The noise can be quite loud even on the lowest setting and will lead you to think that the sensation you are about to experience will be quite intense. So long as the wand is on its lowest setting you won’t receive any nasty shocks.

    Once you’ve found a setting you find pleasurable you can get to grips with play. Run the electrode across the skin and focus on your sexy spots. Holding the electrode against the skin will create a warm and mild sensation whereas holding it slightly away from the skin will create a more tingly sensation and create a more visual display with sparks.

    The neck, collar bones, nipples, back, torso, backs of the knees and inner arms are particularly sensitive to electro stimulation and running the electrodes over these areas will cause you to squirm and wriggle in the sexiest of ways, heightening sexual excitement. For a more intense stimulation you can use the electrodes on more sensitive areas or a higher power setting.

    Violet wands are best used as part of foreplay to increase sensitivity and excitement or as part of BDSM play to give short, sharp shocks.


    The History of the Violet Wand

    Violet wands lend their existence to electrotherapy devices that were developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These devices were marketed as a cure for a variety of ailments and grand claims were made about their potential uses. Popularity was beginning to wane by World War II and in 1951 a libel suit against The Master Electrical Company concluded with an order for these devices to be handed over as contraband and for sale of them to cease.

    Following the court order, violet rays ceased to be manufactured as medical devices and the technology was tweaked with higher frequencies and lower outputs to create beauty therapy devices and violet wands, both of which were used for cosmetic purposes. There is still some speculation that violet wands can improve skin ailments including acne and encourage hair growth.

    In the 60s and 70s violet wands had a bit of a comeback thanks to the increased interest in homeopathy and alternative medicine. Perhaps it was the free-loving vibe of this era that sparked a change, but by the 1980s kinksters were raving about the sexual benefits of violet wands as an enhancement to foreplay and BDSM play.

    Until recently, violet wands were an expensive commodity acquired from a select few restorers who rewired antique devices and offered them for private sale. Donnie Rice changed that when he manufactured the first violet wand made specifically for bedroom use. Since then many other at-home models have been produced, bringing this colourful form of electroplay into the bedrooms of thousands of customers at an affordable price.


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