Since I briefly mentioned the Mighty Hitachi when I announced that I would be doing these Follow-Up Friday posts, and since it was the first vibrator I owned (apart from a slimline classic-style vibe that was given to me as a gift, but I never had the courage to try it because at the time I was such a frigid cow, and then it was subsequently stolen).
Hmm, maybe I should clarify that the Hitachi Magic Wand was the first vibrator I ever USED. So, I guess I started my journey in sex toy exploration with a powerhouse.
Anyway, I never really posted a proper review of it, did I? In looking back at some of my earlier posts, I realize that I had no clue how to write about sex toys. Some may argue that I still don’t, but at least I’m improving. My original Hitachi Magic Wand post is really more of a sales pitch. That’s probably because I was trying to get started selling sex toys via home romance parties at the time. I’ve pretty much given up on that venture and stick to reviewing now, but this isn’t meant to be about me, so…
The Hitachi Magic Wand is legendary. It’s the quintessential sex toy that’s not a sex toy, and I ordered it based on the recommendations from the Sex is Fun gang. I started listening to that podcast way back in 2006, so I’ve had my Hitachi for several years now, and it’s still going strong. There are only two speeds (low and high), but for a vibrator this powerful that’s really all you need, as I rarely use the high setting.
It did take me a several tries to get used to vibrations on my clit. In fact, the first few times I used my Magic Wand it scared me. I’ve never had any problems climaxing from clitoral stimulation, but the Hitachi produced such intense sensations, I was afraid it would buzz away my nerve endings. Wrapping a soft cloth around the head or using it outside my clothes took the edge off to where I could finally really play with it, and soon I could put that sucker right up against me and come in seconds. So that’s pretty much how all this got started. Getting a Hitachi Magic Wand made me realize that I had been missing out on something incredible all these years, which quickly lead to my desire for more sex toys.
As I’ve acquired more vibrators and pleasure objects over time, my poor Hitachi has been left to sit in the drawer, rarely used these days. Not because I don’t like it anymore, because it’s still an extremely effective piece of equipment that will always be a part of my collection (until it breaks, and then I’ll get another), but because it’s just not very convenient to use. Here’s why:
- It has to be plugged in, which requires a power outlet, and the cord isn’t long enough. Unless I want to stand close enough to the wall (which I’ve been known to do at times), I have to use an extension cord. I bought the Hitachi its own dedicated extension cord, because who wants to spend time searching for one when you need to orgasm NOW, but it just makes it a nightmare to store with all that extra cord.
- It’s big and bulky. Seriously. It’s one unwieldy vibe. That doesn’t matter so much for solo play, but trying to squeeze this thing in between bodies during sex is just too awkward.
- It’s loud. I live in a small house, with paper-thin walls and family members with very sensitive ears. I need my vibes to be quiet.
I wouldn’t have even considered the above disadvantages 5 years ago, but now that I’ve tried other wand-style massagers that are more compact, battery operated (therefore cordless), waterproof, and just overall more practical and easy to use when it comes to spur-of-the-moment need, I understand the Hitachi Magic Wand‘s limitations. But it’s still worth having one around.