Hello my lovely readers,
As this is my first review I thought I’d start with something popular—something that most people delving into the world of sex toys have at least seen in passing. That’s it, the wand vibrator.
A bit of background for those new to sex toys. The popularity of the magic wand vibrator started with the Hitachi Magic Wand, a Japanese product originally made and branded as a massager. As with most things with vague sexual potential, people eventually tried it on their genitals and found out it felt good. Like, really good.
It doesn’t look like a device for pleasure, but looks can be deceiving…
Due to its shape and mains powered strength the Hitachi soon became massively popular. People were praising it as the best sex toy on the market, even going so far as to claim that it was the only sex toy one would ever need. A variety of attachments and accessories were released, and the Hitachi became a stable in the porn industry, as well as in happy homes everywhere.
But as of 2013 Hitachi decided that they didn’t really want to be associated with people’s sex lives(heaven forbid they gain their success through sex!) and decided to stop manufacturing the vibrator. However the US distributor of the Magic Wand, Vibratex, did all of us perverts a massive favour by convincing Hitachi to keep on producing it under a new name—the Magic Wand.
Hitachi’s lack of sex positivity does leave a bit of a downer on the situation though, and since Hitachi’s success many other, more sex friendly companies have jumped on the bandwagon and tried their own hand at a magic wand.
Unfortunately I have yet to have the pleasure of owning the legendary Hitachi, but I can give you some insights into some of the alternatives on the market. Namely, Lovehoney’s own line of Magic Wand Vibrators.
Size comparison of Lovehoney’s own wand line.
For this review I’ll be looking at their line of smallest wand—the Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Magic Wand Vibrator—before moving onto the Lovehoney Mini Magic Wand Vibrator and Lovehoney’s version of a mains powered wand, the Lovehoney Mains Powered Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator, in my upcoming reviews.
So, without further ado, let’s get stuck in.
Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Magic Wand Vibrator
My, my, that’s a title and a half for such a small sex toy.
Seriously though, this toy is very small. I don’t know why I was expecting anything else from something titled ‘micro’ but, having brought the Mini Magic Wand first I had expected it to be a slightly more compact Mini. Instead the micro is almost a different toy altogether, save for its ‘wand’ status.
The Lovehoney Micro Magic Wand in all its teeny-tiny glory.
The Micro wand is 4.5 inches in length and has a circumference of 3.5 inches. If you’re not too sure if that’s the right size for you then I’d suggest getting a measuring device and checking it out for yourself. The useable section is about 1 inch in length, which might be a bit jarring if you’re previous experiences with sex toys has been primarily bullet vibes.
That being said, if you have primarily played around with bullet vibes before then this toy might just be for you. The toy has 3 speeds, which up the strength of the vibrations, and the top speed is markedly stronger than your average bullet vibrator. This toy certainly does pack a punch for its size but the vibrations are very, very buzzy. If you’re a fan of deeper, more rumbling vibrators then this toy is not for you.
The mini is mainly used for clitoral stimulation, but I see no reason why it can’t be used on a penis, or to tease other erogenous zones as part of foreplay. As with most wands, this little vibrator has a flexible neck, which gives some nice wiggle room and generally makes you feel like you have a greater amount of control over its usage.
That being said, the actual control (described as a ‘user-friendly slide’ by Lovehoney) is quite fiddly when you’re in the heat of the moment and your hand is slippery from a healthy dose of lubricant. This might not be a problem for everyone, but those with short finger nails and those who enjoy lots of lube might find changing the settings on this device a bit off a turn-off at times.
The only other issue to keep in mind with this toy is that it isn’t the quietest of vibrators. Expect a high-pitched buzzing which is louder than an electric toothbrush. If you put some music on and went under the sheets then I don’t think the sound would be too much of a problem, but if you live with roommates and don’t want them to know about your toy box then this is something to keep in mind.
Personally I bought this toy for foreplay with my partner. One of my favourite things to do is have him on top of me kissing while I take a vibrator to my clitoris, but a lot of powerful vibrators are a bit too cumbersome to comfortably do this. Subsequently I was left looking for something with some oomph that can still be used comfortably with my partner of top of me.
While the Micro wand is definitely small enough to fit the bill I find its vibrations to be very buzzy, and buzzy in the worst way. They’re quite superficial. Shallow to the point where I wondered why I was even bothering with keeping it down there. As both a lube queen and a chronic nail-biter I also found the controls frustrating to no end.
Both of these things combined meant that I couldn’t find any personal pleasure in this tiny vibrator, but that doesn’t mean I’d strike it out for everyone.
As I said before, if your previous experiences with clitoral vibrators have been mostly bullet-related then this toy could be the perfect upgrade for you. If you’re a fan of buzzy vibrations and want something compact and travel-sized then this could also be just the device you’re looking for. Make no mistakes, this toy does give impressive power considering it runs off 2 x AAA batteries, but the way it utilizes this power isn’t for everyone.
The Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Magic Wand Vibrator sells at £14.99, but Lovehoney often has sales, so keep an eye out and you might get yourself a bargain (I got mine for£10).
People taking the next step up from bullet vibes.
People who are looking for a compact, powerful toy.
People who like buzzy vibrators.
Do not recommend to:
People who are used to strong toys.
People who dislike buzzy toys.
People who want an insertable toy.