We Need To Talk About This Giant Vibrator

Magic Wand vibrator
The Magic Wand, formerly called Hitachi. Image from Goodvibes.com.

A while back, I wrote about the Wide World of Sex Toys. In the post on vibrators, I mentioned the Hitachi Magic Wand vibrator, now just called the Magic Wand. Known as the “Cadillac of vibrators,” its mind-numbing intensity combined with its “I could be a back massager” near-respectability have made it famous.

I get a lot of questions about this vibrator from people who know my familiarity with sex toys. “Is it really that strong?” and “Should I get one?” are the two questions that go back to back. That’s why I feel like I needed to devote an entire post to this clitoral battering ram.

Before we start, please note that I use the term “Hitachi” and “magic wand” interchangeably, but technically this device is no longer called a Hitachi. It’s marketed as the “Original Magic Wand” now, but referring exclusively to it as a magic wand makes me feel like I’m writing Harry Potter erotic fanfiction. (Again.)

Vibrator Sounds and Sensations

If you’re thinking about investing in a magic wand, you need to know one thing right off the bat: this is not a quiet toy. It’s not as loud as a vacuum or a hairdryer, but it’s louder than you probably want if you live with other people and feel shy about your sexual adventures. If you’re living with roommates, I say just go for it anyway. Chances are, you all masturbate. Be up front with them: “Hey! I got a new vibrator, and it’s hella loud. I’ll try not to be.” If that’s too honest for you, just use it when they aren’t home.

As for sensations, the Hitachi has two settings: strong and jackhammer. I’ve never used it on jackhammer. Strong is more than enough for me. Because of the broadness of its head and the intensity of its vibrations, it will stimulate an entire area rather than a pinpoint location. Great not only for muscle aches, but for your sexy parts, too. It’s possible this is too much stimulation for you, especially when you’re first getting warmed up. A towel between you and the vibrator is a good way to get accustomed to the sensation if direct contact is more terrifying than invigorating.

Hitachi! What Is It Good For? (Absolutely Many Things)

For many people, the magic wand is a reliable way to orgasm. If you’re someone for whom orgasm is difficult to achieve, the magic wand might be what you need to get past the point of no return. It’s not hard to aim, since it’s got a giant head and you can pretty much slap it anywhere in the general area and get what you need. If your partner has a difficult time getting you off, then the Hitachi is equally beneficial.

If you’re into kink, as – spoiler alert – I totally am, then the magic wand is great for forced orgasm play. A quick google search will show you how to tie a Hitachi harness (warning: nekkidness in that link!), and I’m sure you can figure out why that would be a good time. Combined with bondage, it’s a wicked combination. I’m not going to give you more details, but I’ll let you know that I probably owe my neighbors some fruit baskets.

What if you’re not a pervert like me? First off, thanks for visiting the site, you brave trailblazer. Second, the Hitachi makes a great back massager. Seriously, that’s how it’s marketed. That means it’s good if you’re sore OR horny. This is great if you hate unitaskers. I’m sure there are people out there who own one of these things and only use it when they have muscle aches, but I’m fairly sure they’re the exception rather than the rule. The rest of us can stick it between our legs for a rollicking good time.

Accessories

Listen, if you want accessories, you can find them for the magic wand. There are different “tops” to go over the head of the vibrator, some to provide more focused stimulation, others to allow for insertion. If you’re investing in the Hitachi, you might as well invest in some accessories to go with it.

Drawbacks and Cautions

Because the Hitachi is one of the strongest vibrators on the market, it’s going to deliver a wallop of sensation. This thing has all the subtlety of a Mack truck and the same impact on your genitals. There are short and longer term repercussions for this toy. In the short term, it’s likely to make your bits go numb after fifteen or twenty minutes of continuous stimulations. Your nerves can only take so much of this, Captain! In the longer term, your body can become accustomed to heavy stimulation. If you start to rely too heavily on the Hitachi for your masturbatory needs, it’s going to become more difficult to get off without it.

So what if you’ve been riding the sex jackhammer too hard for a while? Never fear! You haven’t damaged yourself. You aren’t going to do permanent nerve damage to yourself with a Hitachi without actual effort. Temporarily, though, you might find your orgasms more difficult to reach by gentler means. Give it a few days, and in the meantime, switch up the stimulation: vaginal or anal penetration, nipple play, etc. Within a week or less, you’ll be back to normal. The Hitachi is good to switch up with other toys.

There are other more basic drawbacks. This vibrator is a beast. It’s called the Cadillac of vibrators because it’s an indulgence, but it’s also the Cadillac of vibrators because it seats 8 people and won’t fit in an average garage. Expect it to take up a fair chunk of real estate in your sex toy kit. You could always just keep it out, though, and lie to your friends about using it for back massages. (No one’s going to believe you, by the way. Just saying.)

The Hitachi is also fairly expensive, although not nearly as expensive as other high-end vibrators. I believe that sex toys are a worthy investment, so I’ll always advocate saving up and buying quality rather than some jelly rubber monstrosity from the joke shop in the mall.

Getting More Info

The thing about buying vibrators from the internet is that you don’t know what you’re getting until it arrives in its requisite unmarked cardboard box with a vague return address. Before you make this kind of commitment, go see what the damn thing looks and sounds like in person. You could ask around in your friend group if anyone has a Hitachi you can examine, but aside from a very effective icebreaker, I’m not sure how much luck you’ll have, especially if your friends are the pearl-clutching type rather than the pearl-rubbing type.

Instead, go visit a local sex shop. Is there a women-friendly sex shop in your area? I’ll bet they have the Magic Wand and a bunch of accessories. Go in, turn it on, hold it in your hands. Touch it to the tip of your nose, which is a great way to determine the strength of the vibrations without dropping trou and getting kicked out of a sex shop. If you don’t have a local sex shop that feels friendly and welcoming, you might have to go with the internet “buy online and hope for the best” route. I’ve used Good Vibrations for my links in this post because they have great customer service and they’re a women-first sex shop.

The Final Word (other than “Oh!”)

I think the Hitachi Magic Wand is a device worth owning. If you enjoy strong sensations, have trouble orgasming, like kinky play, or are just plain curious, it’s a good investment, if purely for knowing what the damn thing feels like where it counts. After all, if you don’t like it as a sex toy, you can always use it on your back.

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