What is a Violet Wand?

 

 

electrical wandA  Violet Wand is a modified  ‘Telsa’ coil-type electrical transformer, one that is engineered specifically as a safe sexualaid or kinktoy.  The wand delivers a stream of safe low current, high-frequency electricity to provide the physical sensation to stimulate the skin.  This stream is like a continuous stream of static electrical sparks.
The violet wand itself is actually just the handheld electrical transformer which supplies the electricity. The transformer is missile-shaped, and the end of the wand where the sparks emanate out of, is similarly called the nosecone.  The wand is held in the hand by gripping it around the widest part at the base, and is about a foot in length.

The device has a wide range of sensation, and these sensations are what people play with.   With the adjustment knob, the output of a violetwand can go from tiny sensual fizzing that feels like sexy champagne bubbles against your skin, all the way up to signficant painful shocks.  This very wide range of physical sensation is part of the reason they are very popular high-end erotical toys, as they can be be gently sensuous or shockingly intense.

When they are set to mid-range, they can feel like holding a fireworks sparkler when the sparks nip at your skin.  At low settings, they are gentle tingles.  At the highest settings, they can feel like cutting or burning.

In the photo above, are shown two different brands of violetwands.  Violet wands are high-end toys, because they are just the base transformer.  While they provide the electricity by themselves, they don’t provide the electrical stimulation to the skin by themselves.  They require accessories.

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Assortment of violet wand electrodes

The stimulation to the skin comes from the electrodes which plug into the wand, attaching into the transformer’s nosecone.  Each electrode can have a different feel and different properties depending upon what level of sensation you desire.

There are many different electrodes that do different things. Most of them are glass tubes that work like neon signs and plasma balls, lighting up and glowing when the violet wand electricity passes through them.  Like plasma balls, the sparks inside the glass tube will follow your touch.  Glass tube electrodes use similar technology and the same gases inside them as plasma balls.  This way, the electrical stream from the violet wand passes through the glass tube electrode and is refined by the properties of the gas tube, causing the sparks to become larger or smaller, spreading out the sensation to dilute it, or concentrating it.    Thus all the different electrodes provide refined sensations, depending upon the type of sensation you desire.

The most common color of violet wand glass tube is purple, thus giving the violet wand its name, but one North American manufacturer makes them in several colors.  The visual appeal of the beautiful neon colors glowing in the artistic glass tubes is another reason for their popularity.

For example, the electrode on the far bottom right, with the teeth, is called a rake electrode.  It spreads the electrical sensation out across all its teeth, thus allowing the physical sensation to spread out over a larger area.  The phallic-shaped electrode is made for insertion, and makes the output a very fine spray of warming fizzing.  The long slim tube concentrates the sensation into larger single sparks.  Thus every electrode does something different.

Direct technique with a violetwand

There are electrodes that have a gentle tingling, like the tingles going up your spine, very pleasurable and sensuous.  Using the violet wand’s adjustment, plus the different electrodes, is part of their art, and provides all the levels of sensation possible. This makes them a very popular toy since they offer something for everyone, from tingling pleasure to endorphin-releasing intensity.

There is one more factor in getting what you want from a violet wand in addition to the adjustment knob and the electrodes.  And this factor is the techniques.  There are three basic violet wand techniques; Direct, Indirect and Reverse. Direct Techniques are done by using the electrode directly on your partner as shown in the photo.

a violetwands sparks jump

Because of the fact that electricity travels, there are two very creative Basic Techniques.  With Violetwand electricity, it is possible to ‘transfer’ the electrical output. Think of a static spark jumping from a doorknob to your hand, and then imagine if you touch someone else and the static charge now travels to the other person. Violet wand electricity does this also, but it does it continously rather than with just a single spark, you have a steady stream of sparks jumping from your fingers to your partner.

Indirect techniques are done when you electrify your own touch then transfer the charge to your partner, just as if you were controlling and transferring that single static spark you got from walking across a rug. Imagine a stream of tiny static sparks jumping from your fingertips to your partner as you stroke their skin. When you pick up a violet wand toy or accessory in your hand, you electrify the accessory yourself.  With this technique, violet wand enhanced techniques like electrified flogging and caning are possible.  Now you know what people see in these marvelous toys! You can use many, many conductive toys and accessories with your violet wand with these techniques.

Showing violent wand reverse techniques

Finally, there is Reverse technique.  With these techniques, instead of electrifying yourself, you electrify your playpartner. Then you ‘draw’ the sparks from them, by using your own touch or by using the same conductive violet wand accessories.

Does this sound like a lot of techniques? There are almost an unlimited number of accessories that can be used with a violet wand to achieve different sensations. Most people only know the tip of the iceberg about violet wands. You can be using a violet wand safely in 5 minutes, but you can spend a lifetime learning all the ways to use them.

It is outdated usage to lump these two techniques into an old term known as ‘Lightning Hands’.  That term was used before Reverse techniques were ‘discovered’.  Once Reverse techniques were known to be possible, there were then two separate terms for the two separate techniques.
In addition to the three basic techniques, there are many advanced violet wand techniques. Some of them are for the kinkier crowd, but there are advanced techniques for the sensual sensation lovers as well.  Some of the heavier advanced techniques include fireplay, needles and piercings, cupping and branding.  Yes, they all can be done with a violetwand.

People enjoy violet wands for different reasons; because they are exotic and beautiful, because of their ability to set their output from as intense as you want to as gentle as you want, because of the fact that you can plugin a wide variety of different electrodes for different sensations, or use so many different accessories, or even because of the fact that violet wands are truly an art to master. Some people can achieve orgasm through using them, but not everyone does nor do they have to. The sheer bliss of an electrified kiss where you meet your partner’s lips and the electricity REALLY tingles between them is incredible.

its incorrect to call them ultra violet wands

Violet wands can sound scary.  After all, electric play is in itself, an advanced technique.   They can look a scary, too. But they are actually the safest kinklectrical toy available today.  Violet wands are not edge toys, as other electrical toys are, as they are such a low amperage that they can not harm you. You do have to take some precautions, mostly the same precautions that you have to take when using other electrical appliances…don’t play with frayed wires, don’t drop in the bathtub, etc. But there are some other safety concerns also that you have to be aware of, such as not letting the sparks hit the same spot on the skin for very long (it can leave redness or even burn if you have it set high enough to hurt). Statistical injuries are very, very low, and usually only unintentional redness is reported. (You can intentionally cause redness with a wand, thus intentional redness is not an ‘injury’, but is the desired result.) But don’t let that scare you. You can set a violet wand as high…or as low…as you wish.

The lower settings and ero-techniques are an exciting and sensual addition to your sex life. If you can imagine tiny champagne-bubbles fizzing from your lover’s fingertips or lips… the tiniest of tingles to tease and tantalize your tidbits…its no wonder that violetwands are so popular.

There are a number of similar-looking devices that are often confused with violet wands.   But they are quite different, as violet wands are engineered specifically for lengthy continuous eroticplay with intense sensations.  The similar looking devices are engineered for different uses entirely and have different electrical components in them.   You can read more about these Related Devices HERE.

a large violetwand kit

 

Because violet wands can use so many accessories, it is not unusual to see people with very large violet wand kits consisting of several cases, holding all their tools for both pleasure and pain. Since each glass electrode is designed to be used differently and is designed to feel differently, violet wand kits with an astonishing array of beautiful, glistening glass tubes are common, as well as those containing ‘found’ metal items that can be used with a violet wand; everything from steel wool pads to swords and daggers.  After using a violet wand for a while, many people find they are digging through their kitchen drawers and their tool boxes to find anything metal that they can use with a violet wand. You can even use household lightbulbs as violet wand electrodes, by using a specially made adaptor.

Anyone can begin using a violetwand within just a few minutes.  They can also take years to discover  and work with all of the possible techniques.  When someone knows how to make use of all the different techniques and all the different accessories, they truly begin to master the art of the violet wand.  A Master of the art will be able to coax fine variations in sensations by using the different tools and techniques in different combinations.

There are often classes through local groups that you can attend to learn how to use a violet wand safely.  SAFETY is the #1 consideration in scene play and a great deal of trial, experience, study and research has gone into developing safer violet wand techniques and tools over the years. Of course there are also a lot of myths and misinformation as well, but learning from a well-known source with references is not hard to do; since there are so many established and long-standing organizations throughout the country who strive to present knowledgable teachers, there could very well be one near you.

At www.violetwand.com, we are a summary website, providing basic information.  We are a starting point.  In your search for violet wand information, we recommend The International Violet Wand Guild at http://www.violetwands.org to serve as your in-depth encyclopedia.

Photos and article reprinted and used by permission of the original author.

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10 Comments

  1. Lela Donatella April 18, 2017 at 12:29 am

    You should add the new types the solid state ones

     
  2. Goddess Adorae April 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I have used your site for research. I have a violet wand from http://www.violetwands.com. Look up my clips for all the evil I can do with it!

     
    • Medford August 10, 2016 at 5:14 am

      Link please 

       
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  5. LeatherVlad December 3, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    FYI I have printed this article out for my group. I gave full credit by making sure the URL and site name was on the printout as you indicate in the policies, but this article says its a reprint. Should I credit the original author? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your
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    • Emf Fan December 16, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      That’s fine. The information is so people can learn, but I do ask you give credit. If you want, you can also give Violetwanda credit for that original violet wand ‘primer’ article which is pretty old but still valid.

       
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