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O-Wand for O-rgasms

Every so often a toy comes along that has the entire sex toy community talking – we’d read & heard lots of exciting things about O-Wand. We knew that O-Wand won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award earlier this year, and we’d heard sex bloggers rave about the amazing power and banging orgasms it offers.

It was clear we needed to take a closer look at this magic wand.

The kind peeps at O-Wand sent one over to Sh! HQ, and we assembled around Ops Manager Aphra as she opened the box  The box, by the way, was way bigger than we’d imagined…

WOWZERS!

The first thing that struck us was the sheer size of it! This is a serious piece of orgasm kit – measuring a whopping 13.25 inches in length and weighing in at 688g. (For comparison, this best-selling vibe measures 6 inches and weighs 70g.)

It boasts 11 settings and is fully waterproof (as long as you remove the charging cord).

O-Wand is made from platinum-grade silicone, making it body-safe and free from harmful chemicals.

Free Cap For Extra Pleasure

O-BurstThe head of the O-Wand is as smooth as a baby’s bottom – it’s made of silicone, after all – but for those who like to switch it up with a li’l bit of texture, each box includes a free attachment covered in soft bobbles, O-Burst.

Pop O-Burst on to the O-Wand, add a drizzle of your favourite water-based lube to the nodules and let the wand work its magic all over your body.

We’ve heard that the O-Burst cap is particularly good for working into aching muscles, but we have yet to try out that for ourselves.

Ease of Use

To make wielding easier, O-Wand features an ergonomically curved handle. This does make it easier to hold, for sure, but due to its heftiness we imagine it could be difficult to maneuver for someone who lacks strength in their wrists. If this is you, you could try straddling it instead.

O-Wand offers 12,000RPM at its highest setting so even if it is not directly on or by your clit, you’ll still feel the vibrations in all places that matter. This makes it an excellent choice for women who find it difficult to orgasm, as the extra power is likely to push you over into climax. Just saying.

Internal Pleasure with O-Wand

The designers have thought of everything with this massager; not only do you get an additional cap for extra stimulation with your initial purchase, but you can buy extra tops depending on what kind of stimulation you fancy.

  • O-Spot

You can easily turn O-Wand body massager into a vibe for internal pleasure. Purchased separately, the O-Spot delivers targeted pleasure to G-spot & P-spots. Shaped like a large-sized finger, it curves over and stimulates your sweet spot with deep vibrations.

  • O-La-La

You’ll be forgiven for asking of O-La-La is an exotic relative of the Teletubbies, but this sleek cup delivers much more than tubby-toast. The spherical form sensually surrounds the clitoral area, concentrating intense vibrations against the 8000 nerve-endings nestling there… Tubby-toast indeed!

  • O-Gasm

An attachment for penis-owners, O-Gasm turns O-Wand into a masturbator. Molding itself around the shaft, O-Gasm helps the user create the perfect pressure whilst the silky ribbing teases & pleases… Of course, adding a drizzle of water-based lube will only enhance the experience (this goes for the above-mentioned tops too).

O-Wand attachments

Thanks to their universal size, the attachments work on a number of wands including the Sh! Magic Wand.

Take O-Wand Travelling

Again, the designers of O-Wand has thought about everything – including what you might need if you want to take your buzzin’ bud on holibobs.

O-Wand comes with a plug-in multi-pin recharging adaptor, making it easy for you to take your wand on travels. Your chosen pin clicks securely into its place on the plug, and can then be plugged into a suitable wall socket.

All we have to do now is try it out for ourselves…

 

 

 

How to use a g-Spot Vibrator

How to Use a Wand Massager Vibrator

Popular for everything from deep-tissue massages to clitoral stimulation, Wand Vibrators are enjoyed by women and men alike.

They’re great for relieving tension, building tension and causing great explosions of tension too!

 

 

Wand Vibrators for Relieving Tension

Doxy Wand Massager £90
Doxy Wand Massager £90

Massage has long been used to relax sore muscles, relieve tension and accompany physical rehabilitation.

Massage is soothing both physically and mentally, and a great way to shake off daily stresses and minor aches and pains: Sore neck? Check. Period pain? Check. Tired feet? Check.

Versatile and multi-purpose,  a Wand Vibrator will take you from ‘tired’ to ‘aroused’ in a short amount of time – getting you ready for even more fun!

 


 

 

Wand Vibrators for Erotic Massage

Lelo Smart Wand £99
Lelo Smart Wand £99

Erotic massage takes stress-relieving elements of traditional massage and applies them in sensual ways.

Smooth strokes and relaxing vibrations from a Wand can be a sexy way to arouse your partner and gently easing them into whatever you have planned next…

 


 

 

 

Wand Vibrators as Sex Toys

Cordless Wand Massager
Cordless Wand Massager £50

Wands  offer incredibly powerful vibrations and deliver deep, vibrating throbs.

Their shape is designed for external stimulation, not  penetration – though you can buy wand attachments for this.

The large ball head can be laid against your vulva –  the strong vibrations will resonate throughout the whole area.

They are very popular with sexuality educators the world over, who regularly recommend them for women who find it difficult to become aroused or experience orgasms.

From light, skimming touches to deep-tissue massages, your Wand  delivers it all…

Wands are also very popular with those who play on the harder end of the scale, often being used for ‘scenes’ in kink-play.

 

Wand Fun Tips and Tricks

  • Lay your vibrating Wand on a flat surface and sit yourself on top so you can grind against the buzzing head – this offers great stimulation from a different angle!
  • Too strong? Place some fabric or a small pillow between yourself and the Wand, thus diffusing the vibrations across a larger area
  • Place your palm over the vibrating Wand, curve your thumb around the head of the Wand and use your splayed-out fingers as several small vibrators for sensual stroking…

 

You can read more about our  Most Popular Wand Massagers and remember – if you’d like any tailored advice or recommendations, please feel free to drop us a line at advice@sh-womenstore.com.

We’ll answer you privately. We may also share your question and our response on our blog, so others may benefit, but we promise it will always be anonymous, with nothing left it to identify you.

 

 

clitoris advice

How to Choose a Clitoral Vibrator

The size and shape of a clitoral vibrator is less important than the sensations it delivers.

Any vibrator can be used for clitoral pleasure and most women use their vibrator solely on or around their clitoris and vulva during masturbation. But we all have different sensitivities and responses, so getting the right kind of stimulation is key; A vibrator that is too powerful for one woman and desensitizes her might be just the thing for the next women, who needs strong intensity to get off.

So, when choosing a clitoral vibrator, it’s good to think about how much clitoral stimulation you need to become aroused or to orgasm.

If orgasms come easily to you through clitoral stimulation and you know the level of stimulation you enjoy; mild, medium, strong or wowser! – Use the ‘intensity’ filters (on the left hand side of our category pages) to take your pick of any  vibrator that takes your fancy.

If you are new to the whole idea of dedicated clitoral pleasure and have little idea of the kind of stimulation you might like, then we recommend exploring with your fingers and some lubricant first.

This way you can get some idea of the sensations you enjoy and how firmly or fluttery you might enjoy them.

If you are unsure of the kind of clitoral stimulation you enjoy, use your fingers and lube to explore and discover...
If you are unsure of the kind of clitoral stimulation you enjoy, use your fingers and lube to explore and discover…

 

It may seem like the most obvious statement in the book, but you will only achieve orgasm through clitoral stimulation if that stimulation is pleasing to you!

In the same way that a milder vibe might be too subtle for some, a super powerful vibe can be a turn-off for for others. The wrong-type can lead to frustration or  even ( horrors!) vibrator-rejection but the thing to remember is, like women themselves, vibrators come in all sorts of intensities.

In general, vibrators with a ”higher pitched” vibration make for better clitoral toys and those with a lower, heavier, deeper vibration are better for penetration.

We have rated all our vibrators for these two types of intensity: High Intense  &   Deep Throbby.

DO YOU LIKE INTENSE CLITORAL STIMULATION?

For those who enjoy full-blast power, feel they need strong, firm clitoral stimulation or have reduced sensation ‘down there’, a vibrator with a ‘high intense’ rating is likely to be the best choice.

Vibrators with a ‘Strong’ or ‘Wowser’ rating are some of the most powerful vibes know to woman, and most likely to bring about a spontaneous clitoral orgasm.

Sh! Bullet Vibrator - £10 - Afordable, powerful and perfect for extra strong clitoral stimulation during sex
Sh! Bullet Vibrator – £10 – Afordable, powerful and perfect for extra strong clitoral stimulation during sex
Ultra 7 Egg Vibrator £30 Extreemly Powerful Vibrating Bullet: 7 Settings
Ultra 7 Egg Vibrator £30 – Extremely Powerful Vibrating Bullet: 7 Settings
Love Bullet Silver Lipstick £25
Love Bullet Silver Lipstick £25 – Discreet, Rechargeable Mini Vibe: 8 Vibrating Settings

 

 

Remember, whilst our clitoral vibrators have all been chosen because they are shaped or particularly recommended for external pleasure, ANY vibrator can be pressed into clit-pleasing service, so you may wish to browse our full range.

Filtering results on our main vibrator pages to show all toys with a ‘Strong’ or ‘Wowser’ rating, will give you the most choice, whilst doing the same on the sub categories ( clitoral vibrators/rabbit/wands etc) will whittle them down…

 

DO YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY IN ACHIEVING ORGASM?

Cordless Wand Massager £50 Rechargeable Magic Wand Vibrator with Soft Flexible head: 10 Settings
Cordless Wand Massager £50 Rechargeable Magic Wand Vibrator with Soft Flexible head: 10 Settings

If you are one of the many, many women who sometimes find their mind or body unresponsive to sex, keeping a really high-powered vibe buzzing away on your clitoris can be a good way of awakening your body’s response

And where the body leads, the mind will often follow…

Many Sexologists recommend a Wand Massager for women who find orgasm tricky or illusive because they offer so much more power and intensity than a battery-operated vibe.

 

 

 

 

IS YOUR CLITORIS SENSITIVE?

Sh! Rabbit Vibrator £25 - Slim Dual Pleasure Bunny Vibe: 12 Vibrating Settings
Sh! Rabbit Vibrator £25 – Slim Dual Pleasure Bunny Vibe: 12 Vibrating Settings

If you know that you are sensitive ‘down there’ and prefer a soft, subtle touch to caress your clitoris, try a soft-feel vibe that has the variety to offer gentler vibrations.

Many women swear by the clit-pleasing bunny ears of Rabbit Vibrator as they stimulate the sides of the clitoris, rather  rather directly on it.

This is better if you prefer a more diffused clitoral touch or find direct clitoral stimulation actually turns your clit off…

Cute Rabbit Ears Massager £35 - Vibrating Pink Silicone Clitoral Bunny: 10 Settings
Cute Rabbit Ears Massager £35 – Vibrating Pink Silicone Clitoral Bunny: 10 Settings

Many women have told us they use their regular bunny vibrator purely for clitoral stimulation ( ‘I don’t even bother with the shaft thingy!’) so for a dedicated bunny-ear clit vibrator, there’s the Rabbit Ears Vibrator.

For advice on how to choose, use  and enjoy rabbit vibes, check out our rabbit vibrator advice.

If you find a vibe too intense, simply wrap it in a piece of fabric to soften the vibrations.

You can filter for ‘Gentle’ or ‘Medium’ intensity rating on our vibrator pages.

 

 

DO YOU LIKE VARIED CLITORAL STIMULATION?

Secret Vibrator £35 - - Small Vibrating Silicone Clitoral Egg: 20 Powerful Settings
Secret Vibrator £35 – Small Vibrating Silicone Clitoral Egg: 20 Powerful Settings

In general, most women need sustained clitoral stimulation to orgasm and on average, for 20 minutes or more.

A vibrator can certainly speed things up ( if you want it to!) but the other variant among women is the kind of consistency they need to orgasm.

Some need stimulation to consistent and changing the stimulation can, like a snakes and ladders game, take them back to square one.

Other can find they become too accustomed, or even bored, by lots of samey clit stimulation.

Thankfully, these days most vibrators offer different patterns of vibration, as well as a steady, regular buzz, as standard.

For women who want to be taken on a journey  of different sensations, a high-tech clitoral vibrator like Secret Vibrator offers 20 ( yes -20!) pulsating and escalating settings to keep you, and your clitoris, surprised and, we hope, delighted!

 

Lily Remote Control Bullet £34 - Vibrator Small, Slim Vibe Controlled by Wireless Handset: 7 Vibrating Patterns
Lily Remote Control Bullet £34 – Vibrator Small, Slim Vibe Controlled by Wireless Handset: 7 Vibrating Patterns

Or you could really rev up the anticipation by playing with a remote controlled vibe with your partner controlling the vibrator’s buzz – that will certainly keep your clitoris alert!

 

 


 

We hope this has helped you choose the best clitoral vibrator for you and be sure to read how to use a clitoral vibrator to get more ideas on how to play. 

If you would like any more advice, fee free to get in touch for individual advice and recommendations advice@sh-womenstore.com

 

 

Lelo Feather Review

How to do Sensual Erotic Massage

The skin is the body’s largest erogenous zone  with millions of sensory receptors,  all of which deliver amazing pleasure especially when your skin is overloaded with sensations.

Skin is  receptive to a whole range of erotic touches from fingertip light to full-on sensation.

There are extra sensitive receptors in genitals and nipples, but just diving straight for the usual erotic zones misses out large areas of our bodies that are receptive the sensual pleasure of erotic touch – feet, shoulders, neck, inner thighs – anywhere you care to name! 

Prepping for Sensual Massage

Massage, erotic or otherwise, is not something to be rushed; it’s important to ensure you are both comfortable.

  • Prepare the area – gather towels, cushions, omassage oils, lubricants and any toys you may want to hand, as once started it’s a real mood-killer to rush off and start rummaging in drawers.
  • Dim the lights or better still, light candles. Creating a sensual, relaxing  environment  is key.
  • You’ll need full access to their body so lay them down diagonally on the bed or on cushions on the floor.
  • Only warm bodies can bask in the erotic glow of massage so take a hot bath, light a fire/crank up the heat before stripping off.
  • Turn phones off

 

On to the Massage…

  • It can be incredibly sexy for your lover to be totally nude for an erotic massage…
  • But exposing only the area about to be massaged, just like a professional masseuse, is also hot – the effect of air on skin can really ignite the senses and flashing certain small areas can feel vulnerably naughty, especially when you get to the “erotic” bits!
  • massage candle
    Massage Candle £12

    Candles for massages are a great way to deliver warm  oil directly to your lover’s body.

    Massage candles are not like household candles as they burn at a much  lower temperature. It’s recommended that you blow out the candle and wait a few minutes before dripping the oil or test the temperature on your own skin first.

  • Once you start massaging, don’t break contact between your skin and theirs – it’s this continuous rhythm allows your lover to really relish in the erotic sensations.
  • Don’t rush! An sensual massage is not something to do speedily.  Set aside at least an hour for your massage session and try not to get to the main dish (the erotic portion of the massage) until half an hour in.
  • Start with your lover lying on the their front so you can work on their back, starting at their shoulders and working your way down to their feet.
  • In this position the erotic hot spot is the bum and what access you can get to between their legs.
  • Turn them over and start again at their shoulders, working down to their feet, by way of breasts, and then onto the pubic area.
  • Whether you are massaging bum or balls, legs or labia, go slowly and repeat each stroke 10 times: use fluid, continuous and circular strokes.
Lush Silicone Lube £10
Lush Silicone Lube £10
  • For intimate areas use silicone-based lubricant, rather than (potentially irritating ) massage oil. Silicone lubricant has the oily-feel, staying power that’s necessary for massage and it’s safe to use with condoms, should your massage turn into sex.
Cordless Wand
Cordless Wand £50
  • Vibration relaxes muscles, so a wand massager is great for erotic massage. Massagers can be used externally all over the body to stimulate the senses – they offer powerful vibration so keep a towel handy in case you need to ‘dampen down’ the buzz on genital areas…
  • Pay close attention to your lover. In sensual massage, the stiffening of the body can mean that the massage is too hard or that they’re close to orgasm. The same goes for a moan – it’s your job as the erotic masseur/se to know the difference!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Popular Wand Massagers

Most Popular Wand Massagers

World-renowned sexologist Betty Dodson swear by Wand Massagers as the go-to tool for women who find it difficult to orgasm. Having conducted female-focused workshops for more than 30 years, in which groups of women talk, explore their own bodies and masturbate together, Dodson knows what she’s talking about. Deep and throbbing, vibrations can be felt through the whole vulval area, without directly touching the clitoris.

Most of the continued popularity of wand massagers is down to the matchless power they deliver and we meet many women instore, for whom a battery-operated vibrator simply isn’t strong enough.

Wand massagers are also popular because of the multi-purpose nature, or at least image, of these toys. They can/could (and sometimes are 😉 be used for sore backs, achy necks or tired feet as well as for sexual stimulation.

Wand massagers are the height of discretion; something you can buy for yourself, your friends (or even your mum!) a toy you can travel with or leave hanging around your room, without having to go into details about what it’s used for…

So, lets run through our most popular wand massagers and what they offer:

Cordless Rechargeable Wand Massager

Cordless Wand is perfect for those who don’t want play to be limited to

Cordless Wand
Cordless Wand £50

to how far the cord will stretch.  (unlike an electric Wand Massager which remains plugged in to a wall socket during play)

Fully rechargeable, once charged up the Cordless wand can be enjoyed anywhere  you like.

An easy to use interface offering 10 different vibrating settings, it packs the same ‘Wowser!’ power as a regular wand – hold the large ball massager to the vulva to feel intense stimulation resonating throughout the whole area.

The downside of a cordless, rechargeable wand is that when it needs a re-charge, it will let you know by starting to wind down in intensity, so fully charge it up before a super-long session.


 

 

 

Electric Plug-In Wand Massager

Doxy Wand Massager £90
Doxy Wand Massager £90

However, if you prefer your Wand to deliver 100% power at all times and are looking for that power to be uber, super-charged, we recommend opting for the Doxy Wand Massager instead.

This British-made massager can reach up to 9,000 RPM. Most vibes are around 2000, which still a LOT, but whoa! You can imagine just how super-powered is the Doxy to reach this kind of intensity…

Slightly larger and certainly heavier than the Cordless, Doxy also offers 10 different vibrating settings and we advise you start out on the lowest setting possible so you are not blown into orbit by its deep, earth-shaking intensity.

TIP: If you’re just starting out, try placing a pillow or piece of fabric between your vulva and the Wand to ensure your clitoris gets the benefit of the buzz without fear of over-stimulation..


 

 

 

Stylish, Modern & Hi-Tech Wand Massager

Lelo Smart Wand £99
Lelo Smart Wand Medium £99

Lelo Smart Wand is THE most stylish wand massager you can buy.

A stunning, ergonomic shape, it’s different from other wand massagers, in that, rather than hard plastic, its seamless design covered in sensual, strokable silicone.

The differences don’t stop there. Apart from its matchless good-looks, Smart Wand uses Lelo’s ‘SenseTouch’ technology  to bring you a different kind of massage sensation altogether. This setting responds to the pressure – brush the wand delicately across skin and it responds with a low, gentle purr… As you apply more pressure, the Smart Wand responds by gradually working up to deliver a strong, deeply throbby and satisfying vibration.

 


 

Portable, Mini Wand Massager

Hebe Body Wand Massager £39
Hebe Body Wand Massager £39

Don’t be put off by the incredible intensity offered by Wand Massagers: as with anything else, just start off small.

So, if you lke the styling of a wand massager, but not the socks-off power?

Or think you would enjoy the diffused sensations of a ball-shaped head, pressed against your vulva, but want something smaller and easier to handle…

Or are simply looking for an innocuous  toy for travelling and passing through airport security…

We’d recommend  Hebe Body Wand Massager – a cute intro to wand massagers;  7 inches long , fully USB rechargeable and offering 7 stimulating settings to explore


If you’d like any tailored advice or recommendations, please feel free to drop us a line at advice@sh-womenstore.com.

We’ll answer you privately. We may also share your question and our response on our blog, so others may benefit, but we promise it will always be anonymous, with nothing left it to identify you.

 

 

 

Lelo Smart Wand Differernce

Lelo Smart Wands

We all love a little bit of luxury when it comes to our toys. Often, during quieter moments in store, you’ll find at least one of us stood in the corner stroking and whispering sweet nothings to the latest sleek and shiny toy to come through in our eagerly anticipated deliveries.

Like magpies, we’re all drawn to stunning, shiny things and in terms of wand vibrators, they don’t come more beautiful and elegant than the Lelo Smart Wand.

For decades, Wand massagers have been recommended by sexologists as brilliant providers of orgasmic power for everyone and especially for women who need a lot of stimulation to climax.

The most famous is the Hitachi Magic Wand, an innocuous back massager, according to Hitachi, but, like many an electric toothbrush before and since, a fabulous clitoral massager, for the many ingenious women who pressed such ‘household appliances’ into a very different and much more pleasurable service than for which they were originally invented.

Despite google search throwing up lots of results, the truth is that original Hitachi Magic Wand is a US powered massager and is NOT available in the UK or Europe, because of the different voltage.

But there are lots of wannabe Hitachi Wands, some as powerful and well-built as the original…some not. And of course there is the Doxy Wand, a British-made wand massager which, ( in our opinion, rightly) claims to be the most powerful wand massager in the world.

Lelo Smart Wand
Lelo Smart Wand £85

You’re probably wondering what makes Smart Wand so different from other Wand Vibes?

Well, the Smart Wand is a sleek and innovative take on the classic wand design.

Gone is the somewhat ‘medicalized’ styling of old, better suited to a doctors office than the bedroom. Here is a wand massager with a sensuality better suited for the bedroom or intimate moments in front of the fire…

It’s crafted from silky smooth silicone with an ergonomic handle for maximum comfort during use and, rather than having just a few different vibration speeds, the Smart Wand is fully variable which allows you to go from feathery light strokes all the way to intense power.

Our favourite feature of this stunning wand vibrator is Lelo’s clever SenseTouch™ technology. When switched to this setting, the Smart Wand responds to the pressure of your touch. Slide the head of the wand delicately across the skin and it’ll purr gently; apply more pressure and the wand will respond with a much stronger, deeply satisfying buzz.

The Lelo Smart Wand comes in two sizes;

 Medium Smart Wand (£99) in a deep plum colour is perfect for strong clitoral sensations.

Large Smart Wand (£129) in sensuous black, is a fantastic size and shape to not only stimulate your hot-spots but also to provide a deep and relaxing body massage too.