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August 30th, 2014 -- by Bacchus

An Early Violet Wand Competitor

Ever wonder what a violet wand might have looked like back in the days when it was still being sold as a medical device instead of a sex toy? Well, this Malchrist High Frequency Coil from a 1910 surgical catalog may give you a notion:

violet-wand-ancestor

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November 7th, 2011 -- by Bacchus

Classy Violet Wand Set

When the control panel for your violet wand set is made of solid marble, you know you’ve found one of the good ones. As if the explicit penis-shaped probe (see highlighted area) wasn’t a pretty clear hint!

vintage wand set with penis probe

Thanks to @FranklinVeaux for snapping the photo in a Portland antique shop.

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September 20th, 2011 -- by Bacchus

Vintage Violet Wand

Given the recent discussion of violet wands of various vintages, I thought you all might enjoy seeing this ancient version:

ancient violet wand found in an antique shop

Adele Haze posted it to Twitpic.

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August 18th, 2011 -- by Bacchus

Neon Wand Electrosex Toy

If you’ve spent much time at all on the kinky web, you’ve seen the Violet Wand in use — a early-20th-century quack medical device that gets more action these days as a kinky sex toy. (Even here on ErosBlog!) However, even the modernly-manufactured versions seem to be based on ancient designs — they’re large and clunky and very expensive.

Thus was I amused and entertained to get my latest email flier from The Stockroom, in which was advertised the Neon Wand. It’s the 21st century glowing-glass-electrode sex-toy device, with solid state electronics, a lighter-weight wand, and your choice of different glow-colors. Better yet, at $150, it’s a tiny fraction of the cost of the traditional wand kits:

neon wand electrosex toy

Obviously I haven’t played with these new Neon Wand devices, but I have been “zapped” with a traditional violet wand and I can understand why people made sex toys out of them. The glass electrodes glow, and if you put a finger (or whatever) near them, an arc will flow that pulses and buzzes, as electricity will. The intensity is variable; it can be painful if you want it to be, but it’s usually just a sharp, strong, unique sensation. The combination of something that is visually stunning, sensationally intense, and just a little bit frightening? Instant sex toy.

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February 3rd, 2015 -- by Bacchus

Valentine’s Day Sex Toys

stockroom valentines sex toy sale banner

As promised, today is my day for blogging about the best bargains in the 2015 Valentine’s Day Sale at the Stockroom. What’s good this year? My eye falls first on that perennial favorite, the $99 (normally $150) Neon Wand, with discounted accessories too.

neon wand

I really like the Neon Wand as a sex toy gift because it’s said to be much less intense than its much larger and more expensive Violet Wand spiritual predecessor. Certainly the Neon Wand can be used in BDSM if you’re so inclined, but it’s first and foremost a sensation toy, with just enough snappy electrics to be edgy and exciting as well as pleasurable (should you choose to use it that way).

If you’re not into the kinky stuff so much, but your partner is fifty shades of curious because of that new movie coming out, this might also be an excellent time to buy the Bondage 101 kit:

bondage 101 kit for kinky beginners 50Sog fifty shades of grey

It’s marked way down for the sale ($46 off!) and it’s packed with basic BDSM utility and trademark Stockroom quality in a way that sex-store novelty-shop junk never can hope to be.

But as I never tire of reminding people, the Stockroom is ever-so-much more than “just” a kinky-sex BDSM and fetish toy store. Would Violet Blue’s The Adventurous Couple’s Guide To Sex Toys help make your hearts-and-candy day more memorable? I don’t see how not. Or maybe a book on how to have painless anal sex? (I’m informed that anal isn’t even considered kinky these days, though it surely was when I was a whippersnapper. But then, in that benighted era that didn’t have lube on every nightstand, it was considered inevitably-painful, too.) There’s even luscious and sexy jewelry at the Stockroom, like this enamel and pewter sacred heart pendant.

If you’re still at a loss for ideas, they even have handy gift guides for any budget: frugal, modest, or “Christian Grey”. (Please try not to laugh at putting a skeevy fictional billionaire’s name on the “$75 and up” gift guide.) Happy shopping!

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March 13th, 2014 -- by Bacchus

She Has Ways Of Making You Talk

Making you talk, making you orgasm, making you do whatever she wants, really.

I refer, of course, to the sexy spy-interrogator modeling The Stockroom’s deluxe new Agent Noir Neon Wand Kit, as seen on Bondage Blog:

woman with new agent noir neon wand deluxe kit violet wand toy

Those of you who persist in the fetish of buying and owning all your clothing and gear exclusively in the color black will be delighted to learn that with the release of this deluxe set, the Neon Wand is finally and for the first time available in black.

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July 11th, 2012 -- by Bacchus

Deep In The Coils

Last year when I first noticed and mentioned the then-new-to-the-market Neon Wand electrical sex toy device that competes with the venerable violet wand at a much cheaper price point, I had a few people in meatspace ask me “So, what’s the difference?” And I was all “Umh, well, ya, it’s like, cheaper y’know, and solid state, no moving parts, and, um, maybe a little less powerful they tell me…” I’m good at interfaces and software, but I’m not the sort of guy who has to know how stuff works at the hardware level. (I own several screwdrivers, but when I’ve got one in my hand, something has gone seriously wrong, and odds are, some new shit is getting purchased real soon.)

Fortunately, mad scientists who do understand that tricky hardware stuff abound. One of them is Franklin Veaux, whose review of the Neon Wand contains the essential electronics/hardware discussion you’d never get out of me:

A lot of folks say that a violet wand is 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 interruptor 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 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 a bit of an oversimplification. Basically, they’re an entirely different technology that does pretty much the same thing. These differences mean that the neon wand is way, way cheaper than a violet wand.

The more you know, right?

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