Basic Violet Wand Techniques

 

There are three Basic Violet Wand techniques, and many more ‘sub’ techniques once you learn the three basics.   The first basic technique is Direct.

Direct violet wand Techniques

For Direct Techniques you’ll need:

A violet wand

 

A violetwand electrode manufactured by Violetwanda

A violet wand                             A violet wand electrode


Direct Violetwand Technique: Applying current DIRECT from the wandDirect Techniques are the techniques that most people think of when they think of violet wands.  Its the most common of the violet wand techniques, and you see it used almost all the time, because most people think that is all there is!  

Direct Techniques are called Direct because you apply the violet wand current to your bottom partner DIRECT from the violet wand.

Of course, many people are happy with just Direct Technique, and because its the most familiar violetwand technique, they’ve likely seen it before and aren’t afraid of it.

Simply insert your chosen electrode into your violet wand.  Each electrode has different properties and can cause widely differing sensations.  You can read more about electrodes and how to achieve different sensations with them in our articles.

Maintain a small gap between the electrode and the skin for the violet wand current to jump across.  The wider the gap, the stronger the bite, while resting the electrode directly on the skin produces a warming sensation.  Experiment with varying the width of the gap.

Direct technique:  Applying the current DIRECT from the wand to your bottom partner.  Just the tip of the technique iceberg, so don’t stop here!

Indirect violet wand Techniques

For Indirect violet wand Techniques you’ll need:

A violent wandA violet wand body contact probeA violetwand flogger

A violet wand                  A body contact probe        A violet wand Indirect toy

Indirect techniques allow you to electrify your own touch!

Direct techniques applied the current directly to your bottom partner.  But with Indirect techniques the current is applied to the bottom partner through the top partner.  Yes, the current first goes from the wand, through the top partner, to exit somewhere on the top partner to the bottom partner.  This is probably the most fun basic technique even though very few people know about it or how to do it.  Yet its not hard.  It can be a little tricky to master, but it is well worth it.

First get your wand and make sure its off, as in unplugged.  Insert one end of the body contact probe or pad into the wand.

Body contact probes or pads come in some different styles and materials (we’ve even seen people selling lengths of ball chain with aluminum foil-wrapped cardboard as the contacts! )  You can always jury rig something like that yourself if you want to try Indirect techniques, though an artist is only as good as their tools.  Just like floggers can vary in quality, there is no excuse for shoddy or poor quality tools, because your techniques suffer in quality as well.  Besides, ball chain loses a lot of the current along the length and gives you quite a spark kickback.  The best body contact probes are made from high-voltage rated cable so you keep your current at full strength along its length, delivering it where you want it.  For the best output (and thus the best sensation for your bottom partner) invest in a professional quality contact probe–kick it up and get the real deal when you want to master this set of techniques. 

Once you’ve got the probe cable inserted into the wand, the top partner then tucks the other end of the contact probe against his or her skin.  You can hold it too, as long as it makes good contact with your bare skin.  Now, when the wand is turned on, the top partner is electrified!!  Each and every inch of the top partner is now a violet wand electrode, pulsing with electrical current.  Have you ever wanted electrical super powers, to shoot sparks from your fingertips?  Here it is!

You are now electrified, and there are almost limitless ways to use that electrical power coursing through you.

Try using parts of your body.  ANY part of your body, and touch your bottom partner to send sparks at them.  The sparks will feel like a static spark jumping between you, but instead of just one spark, it will be a continous stream.  Run your electrified fingers over their erogenous zones.  Experiment with the width of the gap between your touch and their skin, just like you did with the gap between the electrode and their skin with Direct Technique.   Now, use other parts of your body to apply the current.  Electrified kissing and even electrified oral sex are possible!

Its not just your own body that is electric, but anything conductive that you pick up.  Turn off the wand with a footswitch, and pick up that violet wand accessory, like the mylar flogger shown above.  Turn your wand back on.  Now the electricity is traveling through you and into the flogger. Use the flogger on your bottom partner, and the electrical sparks will jump from each one of the tails!

Don’t stop there, anything conductive that you can hold in your hand, you can use as an Indirect Violet Wand accessory.  Every thing that you find will have a different ‘feel’ to it, and will have different electrical properties.  This is one reason that violet wands can take a lifetime to Master, as you discover what the different tools can do and will feel like.

Indirect Violet Wand AccessoryVarying the different toys with settings of the wand and other variables, provides such a range of differing techniques and sensations, that you will never reach the end of playing with your violet wand.  You’ll have lush erotic tingles, all the way to up the rough stuff.  Violet wand companies have done the homework on some of the best accessories, and you’ll be able to pick up a wide range in any kits or sold separately.  But there is a great deal of fun in using found objects, pervertables, and anything else you can pick up to use with your violet wand.

The current travels through the hand, through the metal wheel, and sparks to your skin.  A Wartenberg wheel at high power feels like it is cutting the skin.  Blindfold your bottom and they will swear they are being cut.

 Reverse violet wand Techniques

Probably the least familiar of the three basic violet wand techniques is reverse.  This set of techniques makes it very easy on the top partner.  Instead of using the Body Contact Probe with the Top partner, the Body Contact Probe is placed in contact with the Bottom partner.  This draws the current through the bottom to receive the spark. Now your bottom partner is electrified, and anything you use on them will cause a spark which they will feel.

Turn off the wand with a power strip, footswitch, or unplug it.  Insert one end of the body contact probe into the wand.  When you’re rigging up your bottom partner, attach the other end of the body contact probe to them; tuck it in an ankle cuff,  or wrap it to their flesh anywhere.  This is one time that the ball chain really works when you clip it to a piercing.  You can’t really clip a weighty body contact probe to a piercing, but a ball chain ‘Dancing Chain’ with alligator clicks is made for it.

Now, turn on the wand.  The bottom partner will not feel the electricity entering or in their body.  So  when you use any metal tools on them, they will have no idea how or why it feels the way it does, why there are sparks, or what is hitting them.

The beauty of Reverse Techniques, is that the Top partner’s hands are totally free.  The top has total freedom of movement.  As a top, pick up anything you like that is conductive: knives, forks, spoons, shrimp forks, mylar floggers, chain mail floggers, coins, jewelry, metal clips and bindings, hooks and spreader bars and cuffs…anything metal…corrupted DVDs you didn’t throw away, keys, wires and cables…anything conductive, and…

…enjoy total freedom of movement as you  work with your toys.

reverse violet wand techniques

 

Pavel demonstrates how Reverse violet wand techniques work, though he is holding onto the wand as well as the end of the Body Contact probe where it enters the wand.  Now the top (hand in picture) can pull the charge from him and cause the sensations that way, while he is totally HANDS-FREE.  Pavel’s head sparks to the lightbulb, causing it to light.  And yes, Pavel feels it the same as if it were the other techniques; there is no loss in strength of the current with this technique, except through natural dissipation to the air.

Make your bottom partner do the work, maintaining contact with the wand.

Thanks Pavel!

There are many, many variations on the three Basic Violet Wand Techniques, some of which are presented in the Enhanced Techniques articles.  Most advanced and enhanced techniques were invented by members of the International Violet Wand Guild. 

Prior to 2000, there were no names for these technique categories and it was very difficult to describe them to others.  At one time, there was an OLD term, ‘lightning hands’ that referred to all Indirect and Reverse techniques, but the two categories of techniques are so different, that OLD term is no longer used among the knowledgeable.  If you’ve started the habit of using that one term to describe both sets of techniques, try to break yourself of it.  Limiting both categories to one term has kept people from knowing about, or using Reverse techniques.

Among their other work, we can be grateful to the International Violet Wand Guild for standardizing the names of these technique categories so that wand users can understand what each other is talking about, and spread knowledge of the three different techniques to a wider demographic.

 

Violetwand techniques

After reading about basic techniques, move on to  Enhanced techniques -the article goes into how to expand your play, and Advanced techniques for getting into more exciting ways to play.

*UPDATED for 9/1/2010: There are new violet wand techniques in 2010.  This is due to totally new products at www.violet-wands.com.  The development of these new products have spawned the new violet wand techniques.  More updates to come.  UPDATE: 12/2010 The new techniques are called Extension Techniques.

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One Comment

  1. The One Tremayne February 8, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    This is a good article and covers the basic techniques well, but it needs updated. You could use fresh content and some video how to. Would you be interested in having me write some violet wand articles for your site and doing some video?

     
 
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