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Violet Wand Rope!

by Sir Sparkalot on Jun.22, 2010, under Violet Wand

It isn’t often that I see something so new that I’m at a loss for words! Well our friends at the Violet Wand Store have manged to do just that!  They have just introduced Violet Wand Rope!  Black and Copper in color this is the softest stuff that packs just an evil little punch.  Tie your best rope harnesss and run the violet wand over the rope and it leaves the best rope burns ever!  It even leaves mark where the knots were!  The rope is made from bamboo and comes in 15 or 30 foot lengths.  You can find it here .  They are working on getting picturea, but you can order from the link.  Check it out along with the other specials for the month.  I had a wonderful time with my sample.  Let me know how this worked for you.  It’s always fun to compare notes when truly new items come onto the market.

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Shopping for a Violet Wand

by admin on Jun.01, 2010, under Violet Wand

You’ve decided to buy a violet wand.  Now what?.

Violet wands are usually sold in kits. Which kit to purchase in part depends on your style of play, see article elsewhere on Direct, Indirect and Reverse styles of violetwand use.

  1. Your kit should meet your needs.  Violetwand kits come in a wide variety of configurations. Kits range from case, violet wand with one electrode to kits that have more than 50 pieces.  Remember that you can ALWAYS add to a basic kit.  Stock Violet Wand kits are configured with an eye towards providing you with the widest range of options for the best price.  However, best price may not be the best value for you.  If your style of play is primarily Indirect then you may not be interested in a kit that has several electrodes or the Edison Adapter.  Some manufacturers have moved to a model where you can custom configure a kit, based on your individual desires and budget.
  2.  Look at the materials that are used to make the various accessories that are offered with the violet wand.  Are they well made from durable materials?  Do they rattle? Are they “spark gapped” for your safety.  What is the companies return policy and warranty on it’s accessories?
  3.  What’s the warranty?  Violet wands are an investment!  What is the warranty for the violet wand itself? Some manufacturers are happy to “tell” you their warranty, but is it in writing?  Understand the warranty terms and conditions.
  4.  Does your kit come with some instructions?  Is there a manual of some sort to answer your basic questions?
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So What is a Violet Wand?

by Sir Sparkalot on May.27, 2010, under Electro Sex, Safety, Violet Wand

From the early humble roots of a device labeled as “quack” by the FDA, the violet wand was born.  A violet wand is based on a Tesla coil.  Avoiding the technical terms, this incredible device transforms household current into sustainable, controllable (and we are ALL about control!) high frequency, high voltage and low amperage electrical energy. The wondrous thing about the frequency output range of a violet wand is that it occurs between 400 – 500KHZ.  This range of frequencies isn’t felt by human nerves ONCE IT HAS ENTERED the body.  Violet wands, like their violet ray counter parts emit small amounts of Ultraviolet light only at the point of the spark.  Another by product of your violet wand is ozone. 

 Perhaps the number one question that all prospective Violet Wand buyers ask concerns the “wax” vs “ceramic” core question.  Like others before me, let me assist in ending this enduring urban myth.  Violet wands don’t have a “core”.  The innards of your violet wand consist of electrical coil(s), a rheostat and a capacitor.  It is the “capacitor” that is commonly referred to as a “core”.  Wand capacitors have been made out of a wide variety of materials, glass, mylar, ceramic, wax and polymers are a few of the materials that have been used.  All wands, regardless of their composition will wear out eventually.  Violet wands have a great deal of voltage and high frequency passing through their components, which will weaken them over time.  Wands with either a mylar or wax only capacitor are generally only recommended for 10-15 minutes of use before being allowed to cool.  This is based on how high a setting you are using.  As in so many things, your mileage may vary.

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So what exactly is a “Violet Ray” Anyway?

by Sir Sparkalot on Apr.08, 2010, under Violet Wand, Violet Wand Medical

A basic Violet Ray machine is a portable form of a Tesla Coil.  Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a world-renowned inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer. Although not as well known as Thomas Edison, it was the work of Tesla that forms the basis of modern alternating current electric power (AC) systems. Unfortunately, because of bad business deals, being a bit too trusting  and never paying much attention to his own finances, Tesla died forgotten and broke in 1943 at the age of 86. 

Violet rays are devices used in the application of low current, high frequency electricity to the body. Violet ray devices first became popular in the early 1900s. These instruments were originally sold as medical devices that claimed to be useful in treating virtually everything that could possibly ail you!   A partial list of cures includes insomnia, asthma, catarrh, gout, baldness and even female hysteria.  In spite of the depression of the 1930’s these devices caught on for general home use.  A typical home version of a violet ray consisted of the violet ray, the case and 3 glass electrodes.  The common shapes are a Mushroom, a Comb and a Straight Probe.  A more elaborate set was available to physicians, which contained up to 24 different electrodes. 

Many early sets made using the finest materials available.  Some cases were made from mahogany or even marble with engraved brass plates, gold leaf and joined boxes with leather handles and high carbon steel fittings.  The linings might be either real silk or silk velvet linings. Dozens of different types of glass electrodes were manufactured for different uses, and built into the violet ray device sets.  Glass electrodes are annealed glass tubes constructed under low vacuum and filled with different noble gasses.  When the gas is excited by the electrical output, it glows.  Different gasses create different colors.  Argon, which glows a brilliant purple was among the most popular.  It is the color of the glow that gave the name to the violet ray.  Later Neon was used in some tubes to create a red/orange color glow.  This was more popular in Europe. 

In 1951, the Food and Drug Administration banned violet ray manufacturers from making claims of medical cures.  The FDA continues to approve violet rays for dermatological use.   There are no longer any US companies that manufacture violet rays, even for dermatological use. 

Was there any truth to any of the claims made about violet rays?  Actually, yes the FDA approves the use of violet rays for the treatment of minor skin conditions.  A byproduct of the violet ray is Ozone.  Glass electrodes generate ozone and nitrogen oxides, giving your skin that peculiar ozone smell. Ozone is a germicidal and the high frequency currents can dehydrate the skin.  Caution should be exercised as people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma,  will have an increased sensitivity to allergens which may trigger an asthma attack.  Violet Rays, with the proper electrode can also be used for removing warts.  Lastly, as violet ray electrodes heat the body from the ‘inside out” they may provide relief for muscle aches or arthritis beyond what is attainable from a heating pad.  It is worth noting that no current treatment using a violet ray consists of electrical sparks being applied to the skin.  It is the glass electrode that is applied directly to the skin.

One of the enduring misconceptions concerning Violet Rays is that they emit ultraviolet radiation.  If sparks are generated there is a small amount of ultraviolet radiation produced.  All electric sparks produce ultraviolet radiation.  Quartz Glass is the only glass that can transmit Ultraviolet Radiation.  The vast majority of violet ray electrodes are made from borcelicate glass (which is the scientific name for the trademark Pyrex) or Soda Lime Glass (fragile glass similar to what is used to make incandescent light bulbs.).

Of special note, no person with a pacemaker, insulin pump or other electrical implant should be allowed near a violet ray machine.  Violet Ray devices can and will interfere with nearby electronics, which include cell phones, watches and ipods.   Worth repeating is to exercise caution when using this around someone with a respiratory ailment.

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Before You Begin

by Sir Sparkalot on Jan.31, 2010, under BDSM Basic Info, Electro Sex, Electro Torture, Safety, Uncategorized, Violet Wand, Violet Wand Medical

It was a cold weekend and I thought to warm up my favorite subject with some wand play.  Hot sparks plus cold nights equal fun times.

But before anyone would start playing, be sure that you check out a few items with your favorite (or new) subject.  Violet wands discharge electricity and therefore, most reasonable people know that electrical appliances like a pacemaker are not a good mix.  Electrical appliances would also include insulin pumps, cochlear implants and hearing aids. 

Appliances would include items such as dentures, braces and retainers.  Yes, that is right, dentures although one could argue that  would only be necessary if you are planning on doing oral play with your electrical wand.   Other items that should be discussed are silicone breast implants and yes, possibly even adjustable lap bands with external ports.  The external ports are connected to a tube filled with saline that the doctor uses to adjust the size of the band.  Wand contact there could  cause an internal arc up the saline.   I have put questions out to friends in the medical field and came back with a possible but would need more testing to be sure.  The safest option is to ask if they have one and then avoid the area.

An EMS I know told me about how they have to determine if an unconscious subject has anything in any orifice.  Be safe, do the same through interview instead of having to poke your fingers in all places.  Cover the bases by asking about: Eyes (a no play area), Ears, Nose, Mouth, Vaginal and Anal.  Piercings can be fun to play with using the wand but better to have disclosure before you play than finding out mid-session about a clit ring or Prince Albert.  Granted, finding something like that after asking for disclosure is like putting a target on the area to me. 

You are responsible for the safe play.  If your subject is “too bashful” about answering the questions, tell them you can do it the easy way or the EMS way.

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