Guest written by Rain Andersen (@wearenotfriends_) a veteran sworker with eight years in adult entertainment and four years working for Lovers.
Trends come and go, but the Magic Wand is the 53-year-old vibrator that comes again, and again, and again.
- The Origin Story of the Magic Wand
- The Anatomy of a Wand Vibrator
- The Best Wands for Solo Masturbation
- The Best Wands for Couples
- The Best Accessories for Your Wand Vibrator
On a summer day in 1968, Hitachi filed the first trademark for the ‘Hitachi,’ an at-home massager that would take on the company’s namesake. The Japanese conglomerate responsible for the development of cutting-edge automotive systems, construction machinery, and military defense systems would unveil their latest invention: a powerful, at-home body massager for sore and aching house wives.
The Hitachi body massager was capable of working out the deepest kinks and knots (a compelling selling point, to be sure) but this large and deceivingly un-sexy hunk of plastic had a secondary, off-label use! The powerful, vibrating pad could be held between your legs to produce a clitoral orgasm that would turn your thighs into the same consistency as the Jello setting in your Kelvinator electric fridge. The Hitachi wand had an ambiguous, appliance-inspired design that blended perfectly into the landscape of the 1960’s home. It was then that Hitachi began to rebrand their look, in fear of the phantom impact this product would have on their brand.
New models with softer, quilted heads began to appear on the market with names like The Workout (click to see the cringy Goodwill listing for this relic) and The Magic Wand. It’s widespread availability to the female consumer helped to position the Magic Wand as the cultural icon it is today. Betty Dodson, an artist, sex educator, and activist, has also been credited as a contributor to the Magic Wands success. Her renowned BodySex workshops, designed to help women become more sexually literate, always included a demonstration segment with the Magic Wand. It is Dodson’s efforts, and the unsolicited comments of a Sears salesman that inspired Dell Williams to open the first feminist sex toy store in 1974, Eve’s Garden. Eve’s Garden would become the first adult retailer to advertise the Magic Wand as a vibrator. 53 years later, the Magic Wand maintains its status as a favorite amongst its peers. A 2010 rebrand with Vibratex revealed that the Magic Wand accounted for nearly 75% of their sales, outranking both the rabbit vibrator and the corded egg! The Magic Wand’s timeless design, relentless power, and feminist backstory are sure to cement this massagers place in our history for many years to come.
A stealthy marketing campaign is not the only reason for the Magic Wand’s success. The Magic Wand’s 120-volt, 10-watt motor offers the same level of power as a high-end appliance, making it one of the most powerful sex toys available for resale. Before we introduce you to the best wand vibrators, let’s familiarize ourselves with design elements that contributed to the Magic Wands success.
A traditional wand vibrator measures approximately 12 inches in length. A generously sized handle is what allows these wands to house its powerful inner motor (though modern brands have made great progress with scaling the size of these motors). Power junkies should look to larger sized wands as an indicator of their strength. In addition to its motor size, larger wands feature larger stimulation pads. The larger the size of the head, the greater coverage the wand can provide. People looking to stimulate a broader network of nerve endings will enjoy larger sized wand heads and attachments.
Smaller sized wands do not offer the same coverage or power but can be easier to hold and position between bodies. Mini wands can be an excellent alternative to the direct and pinpoint shape of a bullet vibrator, with a longer and more ergonomic handle. Smaller sized wands do not meet the industry standard for universal wand attachments, so if you’re considering upgrading your wand make sure that the head size is a minimum of 2.25” inches in diameter.
Traditional wands feature a built-in power cord, praised by users for its reliability and consistency compared to battery operated and rechargeable versions. Many loyalists will contest that the corded version of this sex toy is the strongest, pulling power directly from the walls of your home! Keep in mind that full sized wands are some of the loudest on the market. Not to worry, Magic Wands have been blamed on vacuum cleaners and washing machines for decades!
Unyielding power without restriction
. The Rechargeable Magic Wand
is a third-generation wand vibrator
from the 2015 Magic Wand
rebrand. The Rechargeable Wand
takes inspiration from its prototypes, keeping the same popular dimensions and design. Its upgrades include a rechargeable motor, a 6,300 RPM, and a body-safe stimulation pad. Moving away from rubber heads and towards more sanitary materials like silicone can keep your wand
in great condition for years to come. This universally sized wand
is an excellent option for independent body massage
, masturbation, edging
, and more. Loyalists will say that “the knock-offs don’t compare.”
Reach your heart pounding finish with the award-winning Le Wand massager
. This 10 speed, 20 pattern vibrator
is said to be the most powerful wand
on the market, dethroning even the Original Magic Wand
. Though their voltage remains a mystery to consumers, the Le Wand
has an impressive 2000 mAh (millamp hours) which translates to one, long, and sweat-inducing session. 200 combinations of vibration, a waterproof motor, and 360 degrees of swiveling pressure offer plenty of variety to consumers. If you’re still craving more, you’ll love Le Wands growing suite of textured wand attachments
, designed to fit wands
with a head diameter of 2.25” inches.
POWER RANK: 8 BATTERY: 1050 mAh
The LELO Smart Wand
is a luxury, 10-speed vibrator crafted for extended play. With a mAh output of 1,050, the LELO Smart Wand
falls somewhere between the timeless rumble of the Magic Wand
and the glass shattering frequency of the Le Wand Massager
. The Smart Wand’s
ergonomic grip handle is designed to stabilize and improve control so that weight is concentrated on your hot zones. Users love the LELO Smart Wand
for its whisper quiet motor and range of intensities. While it may not be the strongest wand
on the market, the LELO Smart Wand
is celebrated for having the broadest range in power level, a travel lock, and waterproof motor. Everyone can find something to love about this intelligently design vibrator
POWER RANK: 5 BATTERY: 850 mAh
Variety is the spice of life with The Evolved Wanderlust
dual stimulation vibrator
. This mid-size wand
is wrapped in creamy, smooth silicone so that users can rub, bump, and grind against the surface. Choose from internal or external stimulation using the Wanderlust’s
soft, padded penetrative arm. The dual motor, 3-watt, 3.7-volt vibrator
is gentler (but a bit more adaptable) than a full-size wand
. If you are looking to keep stimulation external but are reluctant to take on extra power, the Evolved Wanderlust
is the ideal wand
for you. What the Wanderlust
lacks in power, it makes up for in versatility. Seven settings in each motor will keep users busy, offering over 49 different combinations of vibration.
POWER RANK: 9 BATTERY: Unlisted
The We-Vibe Wand
is one of the most advanced cordless massagers on the market! Crafted for long distance connectivity, the We-Vibe Wand
is the award-winning couple’s massager that can be controlled from your phone. Choose from 10 pre-set vibration modes, or create your own custom vibrations with the We-Connect™ app. SmartSilence and TouchSense Technology adds an additional layer of fun to this wand
, designed to activate vibration when making contact with your skin. Perfect for forced orgasm scenes
, and body massage
, The We-Vibe couples wand
is engineered for your pleasure. A soft swivel head withstands any pressure, with two, interchangeable body-safe attachments to choose from. Enjoy seamless intensity levels using the built-in dimmer switch, allowing for smooth transitions between each setting. Though We-Vibe does not publicly advertise their wattage, its safe to assume that the We-Vibe Wand
is one of the strongest available, voted the winner of the 2021 XBiz Product Awards
POWER RANK: 6 BATTERY: Unlisted
Looking for improved control without sacrificing power? The Lovers Wonder Wand
is a powerful but petite massager, perfect for holding between bodies. 50% smaller than a full-size wand
, the Lovers Wonder Wand
can fit into the smallest nooks and pockets of the body! The Wonder Wand
has a unique, pear shaped handle that provides improved grip and a space to house its powerful motor. Finally, shoppers can find a dynamic and light-weight wand vibrator
that offers direct and concentrated power. 15 combinations of vibration and a 100% submersible motor are just a few of the features that contribute to this wand’s popularity. One reviewer endorses the Lovers Wonder Wand
, saying “It's not bulky or big, but it's way stronger than I expected. It's got a nice flexible head, and it fits really well in my hand. I like that the vibration is strong enough that I can use the bottom tip to get more focused vibration.”
POWER RANK: 5 BATTERY: Unlisted
Double your pleasure with the Adam & Eve Dual End Thrusting Wand
! This sleek and multifunctional vibrator is the ultimate device for couples play. Provide consistent and focused vibration with this wand’s diamond-textured stimulation pad. Eight settings and an uncharacteristically buzzy motor are ready to guide you to a dramatic finish! The fun doesn’t end there- the Dual Ended Thrusting Wand
is equipped with eight vibration modes and three thrusting speeds. The handles, robust 3-inch strokes are perfectly measured to target the G-spot
. Find your perfect pleasure combination with this popular, mid-size wand
POWER RANK: 6 BATTERY: Unlisted
The Petite Private Pleasure Wand
is the perfect mini vibe for holding between bodies! With a height of 5.83” inches, the Petite Pleasure Wand
ranks as one of the smallest wands
in our inventory. Its textured head offers two, unique modes of stimulation. Massage the wand
into your hot zones to feel the textured ridges come to life, or position the inner channel around your clitoris and nipples for more intense, focused stimulation. Add a water-based lubricant
to the head of this sex toy
to enhance sensation- each textured seam will hold and dispense lubricant
throughout play. “Don’t let the size fool you,” one customer warns, “this wand
has plenty of power. I use it on my lady and it pushes her over the edge every time. Multiple settings add to the fun, and the charge lasts beyond several play sessions. We’re both very happy with this new toy!”
The Magic Wand doesn’t just have cultural significance, it has a reputation. This powerful, motorized sex toy has become synonymous with the BDSM community because of its ability to produce involuntary (and rapidly intensifying) orgasms. It was not long after the Magic Wand’s debut that attachments and accessories started to appear in underground dungeons and private collections. People began to adapt their wands to capitalize on its power. In 2021, you don’t need to be a craftsman to elevate your Magic Wand experience. We’ve curated four of our favorite accessories for leveling up your wand purchase!
Introducing: The Orgasm Torture Belt
, a harness designed to stabilize a wand
against the body and restrict movement. Watch your partner wiggle with delight, unable to escape the waves of pleasure enveloping their body! This fully adjustable harness is lined with metal O-rings so that you can customize your partners level of restraint
. Couples can attach handcuffs
, and leashes
to three points along the waistline, with an optional anal
sleeve for double penetration play. PU leather straps provide strength and support, designed to fit and hold the weight of a full-size wand
but have the arm strength of a prepubescent teenager? There’s an accessory for that! The Wanda Liberator
is a sex pillow
designed to hold a full-sized wand
. This mid-sized positioning pillow
can be straddled to provide hands-free stimulation, with or without a partner’s assistance. Soft and supportive champagne foam is wrapped in a machine washable cover that is resistant to fluids; perfect for squirters
The Hummingbird Attachment
is a textured sleeve made specifically for stroking. Slide this sheath over any universal wand
head and watch the textures come to life! A super snug, body hugging fit accommodates a variety of penis girths thanks to its pliable, PVC material. Jelly products should be assessed for microtears and discoloration before each use. Toss and replace this product if you notice any changes in color, texture, or scent.