by Chrystal Bougon on November 22, 2009

How about BOTH? Remember that infamous episode of “Sex & The City” when Kim Catrell’s character “Samantha” tried to return her VIBRATOR to The Sharper Image and she got into a big debate with the Sharper Image sales guy about it being a back massager and not a sex toy. Turns out they were both right!    
Samantha & Sex and the City

Samantha & Sex and the City

For decades, women have been buying “back massagers” from the Sears & Roebuck catalog! Mommy’s little helper came in the form of a valium and the “Oster” massagers as pictured here. Check out these awesome VINTAGE VIBRATORS  by Oster, Electrolux and the other vibrators women used to buy from the Sears or JCPenney’s mail order catalog! (Remember mail order? For that matter, who remembers The Sharper Image?)

Modern women can buy a “back massager” at Walgreens, CVS and pretty much any other local neighborhood drug store. I remember buying my Hitachi Magic Wand at my local Walgreens about 20 years ago and it’s still going strong. I bought it at the drug store thinking I was being discreet. (I was 21 at the time… so naive.)  I didn’t realize that the entire FREE WORLD used their back massagers for other areas and not just their tense neck or back. What can I say, I was a late bloomer.

The Hitachi Magic Wand is likely the most INFAMOUS back massager. Every lesbian I have ever met and talked about sex toys with has mentioned the magical electric wand from Hitachi –  often referred to as the “magic wand.”  I always joke that lesbians KNOW THEIR TOYS! And, here in the Bay Area where we do our Bliss Pleasure Parties, we meet lots of gay women who are not too shy to share their favorite sex toys with us!    

Magic Wand

Magic Wand

The Magic Wand is a beautiful toy and it is also a FAB back massager. It plugs into the wall so it’s very reliable. No batteries to wear down or that die on you at that oh so important moment! Seriously, if you have a kink in your neck or your back is bothering you a bit, plug in your Magic Wand and it will work out any tension or pain that you have going on. It’s a great massager that also works very well for masturbation and partner sex. It’s not the sexiest vibrator nor is it the prettiest, but I can tell you it’s VERY reliable and will get the job done EVERY TIME.

But, here is some really good news I am so excited to share with all of you. The company that makes the Hitach Magic Wand now ships a new cordless and waterproof wand called the Mystic Wand. I think it’s PERFECTION and am so excited that my customers seem to agree. I have been showing it for about a month now at our home parties and everyone who touches it falls in love, too. 

The new Mystic Wand has this yummy skin on the wand/bulb that is called “skin safe silicone” so this vibrator can be used all over the body, even on sensitive skin! Massage aching shoulders and soothe sore necks, then guide the rounded head to more intimate areas of your body for some truly stunning sensations! The flexible neck allows this massager to be used at any angle, hitting sweet spots you never even knew you had!  

Mystic Wand

Mystic Wand

This new “back massager” is like the Hitachi Magic Wand’s sweeter, sexier and more portable version. It takes 4 double aa batteries and has PLENTY of power for those of you who like the stronger toys. It has 6 speeds, so something for everyone! And, it’s CORDLESS so much easier to share with your partner and use together. It’s much easier to move around and change things up now that it’s wireless. (And, no more humping the wall ladies!)

Both wands are made by one of my favorite sex toy manufacturers, Vibratex. Vibratex is the manufacturer of the Original Rabbit Pearl – the “rabbit” that Charlotte from “Sex & The City” became addicted to.  Vibratex makes great quality toys and this new cordless BACK MASSAGER is at the top of their TOP 3 Sex TOys in my opinion. They have a knack for making toys that endure, are made with women in mind and they also give lots of thought to the ergonomics of their sex toys. (Plus their sex toys have a 1 year warranty!)

Want one of your own? Tell Santa what a good girl you’ve been! Add it to your wish list and tell Santa he can use the coupon code WAND for a FREE bullet with your purchase of your own “Back Massager!”

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Chrystal Bougon

Sex Expert, Sex Toy Expert & Romance Coach


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Hercules November 23, 2009 at 12:04 am

This is a fantastic topic to talk about. It is one I discuss with people I work with often, so thank you as always Chrystal for discussing it. My experience with the Hitachi in particular has been like many. As a massage therapist I became aware of it as actually a massage tool that was being use for every day home use and for sports massage. It was not until one day listening to a talk show that I even heard of it being used as a sex toy, but if you know the history of vibrators they have always seem to have an alternative motive.
I remember once in one of ad fillers your find in better homes and gardens, they had this ad 2 neck vibrators for the price of one. The funny thing is that the picture was of a woman who was rubbing her neck with a vibrator that you would find in any adult store.
Also I can my goddess and I can a test to the favorbility of the Hitachi. I ended up buying one for her as a present and it soon became one of her favorite toys which we like to use. However remember if you are feeling sore it can come in handy as well. One morning I woke up with the worst charlie horse in my calf. To help sooth the pain, we used the wand to massage out the pain.
Now I have tried the other wands that were mentioned and they are good, however the Hitachi does seem to stand above the rest largely because it plugs into the wall (an extension cord may be needed) and does not need batteries, so you do not have to worry about replacing them or low vibration. The one down side to the Hitachi can be that it really has two speeds, fast and faster. Note: there is a control unit that you can plug into that adjusts the power of the Hitachi.
Additionally for all the wands another great thing is that you now can get attachments for them that will focus on the G-spot or other areas as well. So if you are putting together an array of toys then a wand is a good one to have in it. Enjoy!

Chrystal Bougon November 23, 2009 at 12:17 am

Thanks so much, Hercules. Your goddess is a lucky woman for sure! Yes, I also love the G Spot attachment for the Hitachi Wand, too.

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