October 3, 2021 at 3:00pm PM EDT
Wand vibrators are one of the most superior sex toys out there — especially if you’re looking for the best type of vibrator for external stimulation. They’re available at varying price points and have powerful, rumbly settings for folks seeking pleasure from something different than a penetrative dildo or bullet vibrator.
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Although wands are mainly used for clitoral stimulation, that’s not all they’re good for. Lisa Finn, sex educator and brand manager at Babeland, tells SheKnows she suggests using a powerful wand against a perineum for external prostate stimulation, along the shaft or against the head of a penis, against the rim of the booty or on other erogenous zones like nipples. The opportunities for external stimulation with these toys are basically limitless — just don’t try to vaginally or anally insert them (unless they explicitly say they work that way).
So what are the perks of using a wand vibrator as opposed to other types of vibes? They tend to offer stronger, deeper vibrations, tackle a larger surface area, and have flexible necks so you can ease up or add on the pressure accordingly. If you want to masturbate without internal penetration, then wands are the ideal beginner’s vibrating toy for you.
If you you’re new to using sex toys, or wand vibrators in general, Carol Queen, PhD, Good Vibrations staff sexologist and curator of the Antique Vibrator Museum, suggests choosing a wand with a range of speeds and modes so you can explore varying possibilities.
“Some users will never take their wand off ‘low,’ while others will crank it way up,” she tells SheKnows. “People really are different in terms of how they respond and what they like, so equip yourself with options! Some wand users like their stimulation to be direct on the clit; others use it more indirectly, or start indirect and move it to a more direct position as they get more highly aroused and closer to orgasm.”
Convinced and ready to buy your first-ever wand vibrator? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our personal favorites and best-sellers from some of the most popular brands in the biz, so you can find the one that perfectly meets your needs.
I’m willing to bet you’ll fall in love with your new wand, but no worries if you don’t. “I always like to remind folks that wand-style vibrators were originally marketed as “back massagers,” and so if it doesn’t work for you in bed, these are certainly helpful for working out other, well, kinks,” says Finn. Whether you use your wand to stimulate your clit or soothe your aching back, it’ll be sure to hit the spot.
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A version of this story was published in October 2019.
Photo : We-Vibe
A sleek and high-tech wand that’s durable, quiet, waterproof, this one from We-Vibe is great for solo and partner play. Pick from a range of different sensations to rumble you through just about any mood you’re in.
Photo : Le Wand.
Le Wand’s classic wand is one of founder and CEO Alicia Sinclair’s personal favorites, as well as my own.
“I love the deep rumble and wide range of vibrations. It’s my go-to sex toy. Plus, I personally find the long handle a great tool for reaching pleasure zones in a variety of positions,” Sinclair says.
There are different attachments available for incredible internal stimulation, too.
Photo : Babeland.
The Mystic Wand makes for an awesome entry-level wand vibrator because it’s cordless, water-resistant and small — yet powerful. For a smaller toy, it packs a punch with 3 pulse intensities and 6 different modes that range from mild to strong to even stronger. Keep in mind that this wand takes batteries, so you’ll have to refresh those double AAs every so often to keep it in tip-top shape. If you’re seeking extra pleasure, try attaching the Mystic Wand G-spot attachment.
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Lovehoney’s premium happy rabbit wand combines their iconic rabbit ears with one of their most powerful wand vibrators for intense external stimulation. It comes with 10 vibration patterns, each with 3 powerful speeds, and an easy-grip tapered handle, making this the perfect option to help you take control of your pleasure.
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If good looks, low volume and multiple options are what you’re looking for, then purchase the rose gold Le Wand Petite. Sinclair says that this is one of the brand’s best-sellers since it’s got a travel-friendly size but still has the strength that folks love in classic-style wands.
“This chic version of the hailed wand-style toy boasts 10 different vibration speeds and 20 different patterns. Plus, the rose gold or sleek gunmetal exterior of the Le Wand is so cute,” Finn adds.
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Shibari’s mini wand was the first wand vibrator that I ever tried, and it does not disappoint. It’s small, water-resistant and super affordable at under $30 with a bendy neck, strong motor, and 20 (yes, 20!) different vibration patterns. No matter what you’re looking for in your first wand, you’ll find it in this product.
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Desire is one of Lovehoney’s luxury wands that offers next-level external stimulation. Made of silicone, Desire offers 8 patterns of waves and pulses and 12 levels of adjustable intensity. The broad head and pleasurable nub have been expertly crafted to introduce your clitoris — or wherever you choose to massage — to maximum pleasure.
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“Minimalist in its seamless silicone design and not as bulky as some other wands, the Mystique Wand is perfect for those who want the power without the size,” says Finn.
The Mystique is rechargeable and waterproof (yay, shower play), fits perfectly in your hand, and has 3 speeds and 7 vibe patterns. This wand can also be controlled by one-touch, easy-to-reach buttons that are conveniently located on the side of the toy.
Photo : Hitachi Magic.
Finn calls the Magic Wand Original the “Cadillac” of all vibrators, not just wands.
“Hailed as the most iconic sex toy of all time, the Magic Wand Original gets the job done with a super powerful motor with two settings — high, and even higher,” Finn says. “The Magic Wand has been at the top of Babeland’s best sellers list since they opened over 25 years ago, so you know this toy is doing something right.”
Keep in mind that this one isn’t cordless, though. (There’s a solution for that coming up next.)
Photo : Hitachi Magic.
According to Finn, the newer, more modern version of the well-loved Magic Wand gives all the power folks were obsessed with from the original, but with an upgrade of a smooth silicone head, 4 speeds, 4 pulsation patterns and most importantly the ability to unplug for cord-free “me time.” Plus, it’s much quieter than the OG.
Photo : Unbound.
Unbound’s Ollie wand vibrator features eight different speeds, five patterns, is completely waterproof and is covered in a beautiful light-blue-colored medical grade silicone. This wand is great for beginners since it’s versatile, powerful and rechargeable with tons of five star reviews on the website.
It’s also one of the best wands I’ve personally tried (and I’ve tried a bunch — it’s literally my job).