The VB List: favorites, improved

by Violet Blue on April 12, 2010

This week’s VB List answers a few of your requests in high style at decent prices — and shows that the Hitachi Magic Wand has had some recent updates. What’s so great about the Hitachi? If you’re unfamiliar with this orgasmic powerhouse, it’s a staple of women’s sex toy boutiques because it’s extremely powerful and has a wide, flat tennis-ball shaped head that is perfect for stimulating the vulva (clitoris!) and squeezing between the thighs in blissful rapture. Some women find that the power of the Hitachi is exactly what they need for strong orgasms, or to ejaculate. The thing is, some women also find that the Hitachi is too strong, and many wish it had more than two (intense) speeds — or that the vibe wasn’t limited by its cord, forever keeping pleasure seekers tethered to a wall and forsaking a good time when the power is out.

Hence the new school of Hitachi, in this week’s list. I’ve also got the trendiest male masturbation toy, the most stylish clit vibe, a superb prostate therapy device (ahem), and more. Have better sex with:

The Japanese Tenga Egg is currently one of the most popular boy toys in the world: Amazon / Babeland

Everyone wants a small, powerful version of the Hitachi for partnered sex — say hello to the Acuvibe Mini: Amazon / Babeland

New and powerful, the Trinity Rechargeable has seven speeds and goes cordless (everywhere the Hitachi can’t): Amazon / Babeland

So many men want an Aneros that vibrates, but without the huge price tag, just like the New Ultimate Prostate Massager 4.0: Amazon

I can’t recommend massage candles like the Fun Factory Allume enough, for the silky warm oil they create of the capacity for the most mind-blowing handjob on earth: Amazon / Fun Factory

Lelo’s gorgeous white ceramic work of art Nea is a gentle, beautiful pleasure: Amazon / Lelo

Update: Reader Jason asked if there were any comparisons between the new Hitachi style vibes; I pointed him to the outstanding comparison review by Dangerous Lilly (via Pleasurists) plus Beautiful Dreamer’s in-depth review of the Mystic Wand and Darling Dove’s stand alone review of the Mystic Vibe. Talk about Consumer Reports style sex toy reviews; these are essential.

Last week’s VB List:

My favorite lube is Liquid Silk: Amazon / Babeland

The hottest sex game is this funny, naughty version of Truth or Dare: Amazon / Thrusti Kicki Grabbi

A sexy little blindfold is Wink by Jimmyjane: Amazon / Jimmyjane

Seduction toy – Kama Sutra’s raspberry chocolate body topping: Amazon / Kama Sutra

Slip the Fukuoku on your finger and get those hard to reach places, when you need it most: Amazon / Babeland

A clean, safe and very effective silicone G-spot dildo — use with the Fukuoku for interesting results: Amazon / Tantus

VB notes: The VB List is for your sex life, and vetted by me: good, safe, hygienic products, solutions to sensual needs, exciting ideas to spice up sex for couples, singles, and even triples. The kind of things I keep in my bedside drawer. The objects d’lust I employ to make a night unforgettable. The things I recommend to my best friends. I hope you like it.

Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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{ 5 comments }

1 Dangerous Lilly April 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Wow, thanks for the mention! I felt it was necessary to do these reviews, both the plug in style and the rechargables. Soon though I’m going to have to re-do it because I now own the Wahl and it totally de-throned the Hitachi for me. 100% without-a-doubt Wahl over Hitachi hands down, and I didn’t think any vibe would ever get that distinction.

2 taylor lancaster April 15, 2010 at 7:32 am

I was wondering if this was purely a masturbation tool, or if it could be used as a contraceptive?

3 Jason April 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Thank you! Dangerous Lilly’s is amazing.

4 violet April 13, 2010 at 11:36 am

Jason, here is an incredibly thorough comparative review by Lilly (Dangerous Lilly) on the new wand vibes:

http://dangerouslilly.com/2009/08/a-comparative-review-top-electric-massager-vibrators-%E2%80%93-part-2/

there is a stand alone review of the Mystic but it only compares to the Hitachi:

http://darlingdove.blogspot.com/2010/01/vibratex-mystic-wand-review.html

I am going to have to update this post with these reviews, I think….

5 Jason April 13, 2010 at 5:51 am

Know of any comparisons between this new Acuvibe, the Rechargeable Power Wand, and the Mystic Wand? I’m looking into them for a gift… The Acuvibe likely is out for its single speed, but I’m not sure between the others.

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