Castle Megastore Mighty Wand – Sex Toy Review
My collection of vibrating wands just keeps expanding! I’m totally cool with this. Wands are right there at the top of my sex toy favorites list. I am a wand girl… a wandette? No, that’s lame, forget I said that. But I do love wands, big wands, little wands, the more powerful the better! My love affair with wands began when I purchased my Original Magic Wand and after that I was hooked… (lazy masturbation I can do with my pants on? Sign me up!). So, when Castle Megastore added a “bonus” vibrating Mighty Wand along with the Stronic Eins, I was pretty excited!
Sadly, my excitement waned a bit after opening up the cardboard packaging. Something didn’t smell right. There was a rubbery-sweet odor wafting from the open box, it was pretty nauseating. Castle Megastore immediately offered to replace the Mighty Wand for me, concerned that is shouldn’t smell that way. I happily took them up on their offer of a replacement and they shipped out a brand new one with lightning speed (great customer service!). When the new Mighty Wand arrived I was relieved that I was not overpowered by a nasty stink upon opening. Whew!
Strong odors throw up all kinds of red flags in my brain. If a toy has a lingering bad smell, that is often a sure sign that unsafe chemicals are present within the toys materials. Ick. Boo. Nooooo!
Concerned that the Mighty Wands packaging did not list the materials the toy was constructed from, I took to twitter to find some answers. Thanks to a quick call to the Smitten Kitten, some amazing sex toy bloggers and Castle Megastore themselves, I was able to sort out what exactly the Mighty Wand is made of and whether or not it was safe to use.
— Castle Megastore (@castlemegastore) May 21, 2016
TPE, thermoplastic elastomers, now we know what the Mighty Wand is made from, and it’s not as bad as I was expecting (sigh of relief)! But still not a material that I am particularly found of for a sex toy, it is on the “approach with caution” list. TPE toys are usually non-toxic, but they are definitely porous and porous toys can harbor mold and bacteria over time – gross. I am, however, happy that it doesn’t feel greasy (meaning it could be blended with toxic materials), it seems to be a stable material (it looks and feels like a hard silicone – I just wish it actually was silicone!), so I’m going to guess that it is safe to use, but porous. Porous toys won’t last forever, just keep an eye on it, and if it starts to smell or look weird/change colors, discard it.
Much like the Original Magic Wand (head made from vinyl), the Mighty Wand can not be completely sterilized. The best you can do is clean well with soap and water after every use (the Mighty Wand is not waterproof, so wipe with damp cloth – do not submerge!), Even using anti-bacterial toy cleaners will only clean the surface of the toy while the mold and bacteria make a home down in the toy’s pores. Also, make sure the wand is 100% dry before storing it away, no point in encouraging microbes to grow.
To make a long story short, because it is porous I am going to recommend that you don’t share this wand with multiple partners, put a layer of cloth between your skin and the toy, cover it with a condom, or find a silicone attachment to cover the head with (if one exists in a size small enough to fit the Mighty Wands head).
Thankfully, the Mighty Wand is not an insertable toy, which makes me feel a bit better about it. The head never has to come in contact with skin if you don’t want it too, the vibration are strong enough to carry through a layer of clothing. I used mine over panties and it worked out great. Like I said, if I can masturbate with my clothes still on, I’m all for it and the Mighty Wand was capable of sending vibrations through my jeans (not on the same level as my Hitachi, but it still worked.).
EDIT: I was given further clarification about the Mighty Wand’s TPE material! Castle Mega Store says – “TPE is hypoallergenic and phthalate free and no solvents or latex are used in the production process; making it an excellent material for people with chemical sensitivities and or have allergic reactions to other materials.” Excellent to hear!
That being said…beyond the TPE head material, the rest of the wand does seem very well made. It is heavy, solid, the buttons are easy to access and operate while in use and it is rechargeable (yay for cordless wands!).
The Mighty Wand is controlled with a rolling wheel, kind of like what you find in the middle of a computer mouse. I found this to be terribly misleading, I thought this meant I could fine tune my vibration settings by rolling the wheel, but for all the rolling it does, I can only find two speeds (correct me if I’m wrong, but its all I’m feeling!). These two speeds are pretty adequate though, albeit pretty buzzy. The slower speed is a nice warm up speed, and the higher pace brought me to orgasm no problem. If you are a real power hog, the Mighty Wand might leave you wanting more, but it should be plenty strong for the average wand user. If you prefer deep, rumbling vibrations, you aren’t going to like the Mighty Wand, this vibrator buzzes like a busy little bee and gave my vulva vibrator-numbness after use. But sometimes I like buzzy, its really a preference thing, nothing really wrong with it.
(I just had my Stunt Cock give the Mighty Wand a go and he thinks he can feel at least three or four speeds. I still only feel two. So I guess the number of speeds is currently up for interpretation! The Mighty Wand does advertise having “multi-speed.”)
Along with the rolling wheel, there is also a button on the side of the body which when held down causes the vibrator to start pulsating. While I don’t usually care much for rhythmic vibration patterns, I do love that I can jump in and out of the patterned vibration without cycling through various other settings. Just hold down the button, it pulsates, let go and it returns to a steady vibration. I also like that the pattern doesn’t leave a lot of dead air between the vibration blips, I hate patterns that work me up, then leave me hanging with dead air. I can’t handle that kind of frustrating tease.
The Mighty Wand is fairly discreet, while I wouldn’t call it “whisper quiet” (as advertised), it is quieter than my Hitachi and Doxy, and is not likely to be heard through a closed door. But, there is still a definite audible low pitched hum when in use.
Another thing I really like about the Mighty Wand is that it is rechargeable! Rechargeable, cordless wands are the gods’ gift to us all. The Mighty Wand is super easy to charge. It comes with a charging cable that plugs into a standard two pronged wall outlet. When plugged in there are little lights to indicate that it is charging or fully charged.
The smaller head size is great, at first I thought there was no way that the Mighty Wand’s tiny head was going to cover enough area for me to reach an orgasm, but its small size never became an issue for me. In fact, the small head makes the Mighty Wand much easier to wield during partner sex, for example, my Hitachi becomes awkward and uncomfortable during me on the bottom sex, it just rams into my pubic bone, vibrates my partners stomach in a weird way, and just kind of makes a nuisance of itself until I’m forced to roll over onto all fours to get the job done. The Mighty Wand is small enough to slip between my partner and I without having to remind us its there with every thrust. It works, I like that.
Do I recommend the Mighty Wand? At this point, yes. I’m going to keep my eye on my Mighty Wand to see just how stable the TPE is, but the wand itself isn’t bad. Just know that you are buying a porous toy. The vibrations are strong, however I wish I could feel more variation between the speeds (assuming there really is more than two), they are also buzzy (but some people like that!). Over all, I am pretty happy with the quality of the Mighty Wand, the shape and the size work out just right for me and my grip strength, I was able to use it both laying on my back and on all fours doggy style without it becoming too heavy or awkward to maneuver around. The buttons were easily accessible while in use and the roller wheel moves without much effort. With just a small change in materials (cough silicone cough) I would be 99.9% happy with this wand.
The Mighty Wand was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. A small fee was paid for an expedited review, but in no way affects my opinion of the product.