Kink Lab Neon Wand Electro Sex Kit - xx
The Kink Lab Neon Wand Electro Sex Kit is amazing - and economical to buy. Back when I was married and living in Tampa, one of my favorite sex toys in the sex toy drawer box closet was a violet wand. It's a gadget that you plug glass electrodes into and then plug into the wall. The violet wand kit 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. When you turn the Neon Wand on, it makes a buzzing noise and the glass electrodes turn purple, and when you touch someone’s skin with the electrodes you get a sensation that is … Well, it's hard to describe what it's like. A lot of people who don't like electrical sex 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.
Kink Lab Neon Wand Electro Sex Kit - xx
I've been waiting for someone to exploit the market for cheap, reliable violet wands for rather a long time, and here we have the answer - the Kink Lab Neon Wand Electro Sex Kit. If you really want to get technical, it's not a violet wand, for reasons that are largely academic.
The violet wand was invented at the turn of the last century as a quack medical device. The warming tingle was said to cure everything from arthritis to tuberculosis to consumption.
Many people say that a violet wand is really a Tesla coil. That's not actually true. A Tesla coil is an air-cored resonant coil in which the primary and secondary windings share the same air core. You vary the output of a Tesla coil by varying the primary winding.
A violet wand is actually an Oudin coil - an iron-core resonant coil where the primary and secondary winding share the same iron core, and the primary winding is attached to a mechanical interrupter. You vary the output of an Oudin coil by changing the interrupter. In a violet wand, the interrupter is a magnet that vibrates very quickly; you change how strong the output is by turning a knob connected to a screw that actually changes the height of the vibrating magnet. That's why violet wands always make that characteristic buzzing noise; you're hearing the magnet vibrating.
The Neon Wand from KinkLab doesn't use an old-fashioned Oudin coil at all; it's entirely solid state. It uses a circuit board with electronics that are more similar to a camera strobe than they are to a resonating coil, though that's an oversimplification. Basically, they're an entirely different technology that does pretty much the same thing. These differences mean that the Neon Wand is considerably cheaper than a violet wand.
The Neon Wand Electro Sex Kit 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 for a drinks, and saw the Neon Wand Kit 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 some pictures of the Kit for my online blog, and she said agreed.
Anyway, I set up a tripod and had her hold the Neon Wand against a wooden frame so it wouldn't move while I did time lapse photos of the glowing electrodes.
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, depending on the power setting. The tongue electrodeis 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 users who like stronger e-stim 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.
The omission of a body contact probe can be forgiven, I think, when one considers that the total price of this Neon Wand Electro Sex 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 electro sex play for people who haven't tried it before, don't have a ton of money to blow on a sex toy, or both. There are vibrators that cost more than this, truth be told.
And if your kink is mad science, the Kink Lab Neon Wand Electro Sex Kit is now absolutely an essential part of my toy box.