Review: Bodywand Midnight Original
The Bodywand Midnight was graciously sent to me by YourBFF.ca in exchange for a review, giving me a chance to try out a toy I otherwise would have been intimidated by. Wand-style vibrators are designed for power, meaning that while I was curious about them, there was an off chance that maybe power just wasn’t for me. I can now say that I recommend the Bodywand Midnight as a first wand, for people who are considering collecting wands but unsure.
Would I buy it with my own money though? Probably not. It’s not for me. I rarely use it and only keep it around to let other people play with.
The only other vibrator I’ve tried with remotely comparable power is the We-Vibe Tango, whose main drawbacks in my eyes were the wide increments between settings and the inability to turn the power down. The Bodywand Midnight’s dial control solves these two problems by allowing the user to choose from a continuous power range, turning the power up and down as needed, while still maintaining simplicity.
The Bodywand’s highest setting, according to Peep’s Scoop Toys, is has about the same power as the lower of the two speeds on the Hitachi Magic Wand Original. However, even the bottom end of the range is super powerful compared to other types of vibrators. The bad news is that I was wrong when I thought that this toy would have settings with low speeds with high rumble– the Bodywand’s settings are moderate to high frequency.
The good news is that the powerful vibrations are broad enough for me to still enjoy by putting wand’s the head on my inner thigh and letting the stimulation travel to my vulva. For comparison, the Tango is rumbly enough to get indirect clitoral stimulation from pressing it against my outer labia, but it’s stiff and pinpoint and by nature not meant for that purpose. Some vulvas really like the pinchy feeling of a pointy-tipped vibe, but that’s not me.
The continuous range and difference in breadth means that if you passed the Bodywand around among a group of people the way college kids pass a bong, there’s a really good chance that everyone would find some way to enjoy it, everyone’s turns would be quick, and nobody would have to take their pants off.
If you’re using it directly on your genitals, however, keep in mind that the Bodywand’s head is made of thermoplastic rubber, meaning that the surface can be washed, but the porous material is impossible to fully sanitize. I suggest getting a silicone cover for sanitation purposes. It’s not too hard to find because any attachment that fits on the Magic Wand Original also fits on the Bodywand.
Lastly, it would be foolish to believe it every sex toy package declaring, “whisper quiet,” especially for wands. The Bodywand is quiet enough that it can’t be heard from under the covers through a closed door. It’s quiet compared to other wands, but that’s not saying much, and it does get louder as you turn the power up. It’s a reasonable volume, but if discretion is a must, it’s not for you.
The Magic Wand Original generally costs $60, and the Bodywand costs $70 at YourBFF.ca. For that $10 in difference, you sacrifice some power, but you get far, far more versatility. If you know you’re a power queen or that you’re picky about vibrations, you may have to do some digging to find just the right wand for you. If you’re looking for a first wand, though? I’d recommend the Bodywand to a wide variety of people.
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