I hope you’ll pardon a crass commercial message, but I really am excited about this new product in a way I haven’t been in a while, and I can’t wait for mine to get here. I’m talking about the Neon Wand from The Stockroom:
Bethie and I own a Violet Wand, which is the 19th century quack medical plasma device much loved by kinksters everywhere for its unique tingly-zappy sensations that range from faint tickling all the way up to “ouch-goddammit” pain depending on how you use it and which attachments you put where. Ours is of more modern construction, but it’s to the venerable design — which means it’s big and heavy and clunky and very, very expensive, plus it comes in a bulky plastic clamshell equipment case like an early-1980s video camera. Where are we gonna put that in a small place? Ours wound up in deep storage, sadly, and I haven’t seen it in several years.
The nifty thing about the new Neon Wand is it’s a 21st century redesign, smaller, lighter, with solid-state electronics. And it’s enormously cheaper! The reviews also suggest it’s slightly more mild in the sensations it puts out, which should be a feature for all but the most sensation-seeking of players.
Electricity play isn’t for everyone, but plasma wands are actually quite a lot of fun. It’s a real treat to see a modern one finally come on the market.