Violet Wand Techniques- How To

Violet Wand Techniques

What makes violet wands such a highly desirable toy? All the different Violet Wand techniques! They are numerous and varied, and they are what make them so popular. Violet wands are a high end sensation toy, used as a sexual aid or a fetish toy by many people. They were not common just a few years ago, but word of mouth as well as movies and books featuring violet wands have made them increasingly popular.

Violet wands feel like tiny champagne bubbles fizzing on your skin when used as a sensual toy. But they also can make very painful shocks. They have glass applicators that make the sparks, and while this feels wonderful and can certainly provoke your moans, one of the most amazing things about a violet wand is that it can electrify your own touch! This means that those little fizzing bubbles jump from your fingertips. Or your tongue or your tongue ring. They definitely can initiate an orgasm when used in this way. No wonder they are so popular!

Soft to Intense

As much sensuous fun as they are for erotic explorers, there are people that use them for more intensity in sensation play as part of BDSM. Like you may have read in the book ’50 Shades’, BDSM is a deep relationship that provides room and structure to explore fantasies. Violet wands have an incredible versatility and provide many types of sensation. The levels of intensity and the different sensations depend upon the accessories and techniques. This variety and versatility makes them very popular with more adventurous types

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You should not be afraid of a violet wand. The sparks coming from it are not dangerous, and they can feel like a spark hopping off a doorknob. They are very beautiful and visual to watch as they are used, with their glass tubes that glow with different colors and provide the different sensations. If you are on the giving end, you’re going to get shocked but as you practice you’ll learn better how to manage where the spark goes so it doesn’t get you accidentally.

What most people know about using violet wands is merely the tip of the iceberg! Not only can you use them to touch directly to someone (Direct Application), but there is also Indirect Application as well as Reverse application.  And there are an infinite number of effects that you can achieve by combining those three basics.

Then there are the advanced techniques. Did you know that you can electrify handcuffs, chain, or chainmail? Wire someone’s piercings? Create an electrified pony rather than a wooden pony? You can do brandings with violet wands..you can even set the permanence of a violet wand brand from temporary to semi-permanent or permanent! And how about violet wand fireplay? or breathplay? These are advanced techniques for the adventurous.


Direct Application.

Direct Application is the best known of the three base violet wand techniques. As with all toys, test its effects on yourself before you begin. You want to become accustomed to its ranges and effects and comfortable with controlling it. Violet wands can create sensations that range from gentle tingles and barely felt vibrations, to sharp shocks. Remember that with many models, you should not operate them for more than 10-15 minutes at a time, so plan your play accordingly. There are other violet wands that will run for as long as you want them to.

Unless you want the violet charge to arc to certain areas of the body, remove all metal jewelry in contact with the skin of your subject. Leave metal where you desire a more intense sensation to occur. Nipple clamps, piercing rings, chains and anything metal will draw the charge to it, and conduct the charge more intensely into the skin.

How to

Insert the desired electrode into the unit, make sure it is seated securely and the wand’s cord into an outlet. Take care not to twist the electrode as you insert it, for this might loosen the wand’s contacts over time. If the wand has a separate power control, turn it on and begin with the lowest setting.

Apply the charge directly to your subject, experimenting with control settings. Experiment with different electrodes and distance from the skin to achieve different sensations. The farther you hold the electrode from your partner’s skin, the sharper the shock will be felt. You can also experiment with different attachments to insert directly into the violet wand.

To increase resistance, and thus spark ‘bite’, dust a little talcum powder onto the area(s) you will be playing with. Anything that inserts directly into the wand AND uses the spark applied directly to your partner, is a violet wand electrode and made for Direct application.

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Glass electrodes are used with DIRECT application, one of the main three base violet wand techniques

Indirect Application.

One of the wonderful characteristics of violetwands is their ability to conduct their charge through one person to another. This property makes for an INCREDIBLE variety of techniques and sensations. The charge can pass entirely through a human body, even more than one, because humans are primarily made of water which is 3-4% salt. So the human body is highly conductive to electricity.

Indirect Application is the second of the main violet wand techniques. Applying the violet wand directly to someone, have them touch someone else. The charge is transmitted through the first person and to the second. Play a lovely diffusion of neon purple rays over someone’s reddened skin, and have them rake their fingers to transmit the charge over a second person’s skin.  Any body contact, from touching, spanking, or stroking will transmit the charge to the second person. Tongues get a bit numb when they are used in this way, but the sensations of being on the receiving end of an electrically charged tongue can be incredible.

Expand your play 1

Create a violet wand chain of people! The spark will continue to travel from person to person until the tingle eventually peters out while it goes from person to person.

The best part is this fascinating way of employing this trait of violetwands while playing. You become the conductor of the charge yourself. If you hold the wand’s electrode firmly in one hand, you can use your other hand to touch your play partner to transmit the charge to them. Your fingertips will emanate sparks as you contact your subject (though not in the same strength as they come directly from the wand).

Expand your play 2

Interestingly, when you are part of the circuit, the charge passes through you and you will not feel it. Your play partner will definitely feel it, however, as your fingertips, your tongue, even your toes, can be used to transmit the violetwand rays. If you have metal on your body however, such as a watch, piercings, or rings, you may feel the charge being attracted to the metal where it comes in contact with you. This depends upon the settings you choose.

To take this effect another step further, if you pick up a conductive toy such as a mylar flogger or a Wartenberg pinwheel while you are holding to the violetwand’s electrode. You can then use the toy as an extension of yourself and transmit the charge of violet rays. You become part of the circuit and any backlash of flogger tails will not effect you. The possibilities here are limitless..aluminum combs, knives, metal slappers, ball chain, chain mail..etc. You can pick up and hold anything conductive in your hand to transmit the charge to your play partner through you.

Graduate from holding on to the electrode

If you want to use both hands instead of just one, you can purchase a body contact probe. These give you much more freedom of motion and a more intense spark when using Indirect.

body contact cable
A Body Contact cable is necessary for the best Reverse and Indirect Violet Wand techniques. Dralion invented the Body Contact cable in 2001. Since then it has become one of the ‘must have’ accessories.

Cautionary note:

Yes, you can make violet wand accessories!  HOWEVER, the safest violet wand accessories have a ‘safety gap’ built into them. Manufacturers do this to make a fail safe that keeps household line current from passing through the wand in case of a catastrophic failure.  So when you are making homemade toys, the condition of your wand you use them with is IMPORTANT. Never use homemade toys with an antique, only with a new violet wand in good condition.


Reverse Application.

The third of the main violet wand techniques is Reverse. Use a body contact pad and attach it to your SUBJECT person rather than yourself. Either have them lie down, stand, or sit on the body contact pad, or duct tape it to their body. Be sure to get a good contact between the pad and their skin. You can also duct tape the mushroom electrode into your subject’s hand if you don’t want to bother with a body contact probe. Then turn on the wand. Your subject person will be electrified from the inside out! When you touch your subject with a metal object such as a mylar flogger or wartenberg wheel, the charge of the violet wand will arc THROUGH their body and shock them from the..inside... This method gives you the best freedom of movement with a violet wand.

Reverse technique makes a very good Fail Safe in place of a safe word. Have your bottom partner hold onto the end of the Body Contact.  If they ever feel the sensation is too much, they can just let go.

Wire the body contact pad into your metal rack, cross, or the chains that your subject is bound with. This takes your play into the next level! You will be able to torment them with electricity from ALL directions, when you play with our mylar floggers, fingernail talons or pinwheels!


Extras.

A fascinating way of employing the violet wand with a body contact pad is during knifeplay. Hold the electrode in one hand or use a body contact pad to become part of the circuit. Pick up a knife or a metal letter opener in your other hand. When used on a partner, the sensation will feel like cutting.

Chill your chain mail, ball chain flogger, or shock whip. Use it with Indirect application for cold metal PLUS hot sparks!

ORAL SEX! Wire yourself with Indirect Application and let the sparks fly!!!!

These are only some of the violet wand techniques you can use.  With a little imagination, the possibilities are nearly limitless. You will find you get much enjoyment from your violetwand. When you are ready for advanced and edge techniques, you can download them from the link below.


Advanced Violet Wand Techniques.

Our copyrighted advanced violet wand techniques shown below have only been available to our wand customers. We helped pioneer these advanced violet wand techniques, working with members of the Violet Wand Guild in the early 2000s to. They are more detailed than those you’ll find anywhere else. Our violet wand techniques documents are complete with risk assessment, safety information and expansive variations for each set of techniques. The documents are in .pdf format. We have now made them publicly available.
NOTE: We have moved our downloads to a central location- click here.

  • Violetwand Branding
  • VW Fireplay
  • Electrified Cutting
  • Electric Pony
  • Breathplay for violet wands
  • Internal violet wand play
  • Using your violet wand with Piercings and Needles
  • Miscellaneous Uses