A couple days ago I decided to break the Hitachi Magic Wand out of the confines of my closet to use it again. I was expecting mind blowing orgasms since it had been a month and a half since it’s last use. But that just didn’t happen. Sure, arousal came about a LOT faster, but the orgasms left something to be desired. I had two before I decided to go to the Inspire. I honestly just absolutely love the shape of the two pronged attachment of the Inspire. It works really really well for me. I never thought I’d say this, but in a pinch I think I’ll use my Hitachi as my warm up vibe and the Inspire to cross the finish line … multiple times.
It really all boils down to shape. I love the large head of the Hitachi. I close my legs around it and receive all over genital vibration. It offers a really quick way to get enough blood into my genitals in order to orgasm, but the two pronged attachment on the Inspire surrounds my clit in vibration that is more direct than the Hitachi can offer with it’s giant head. The two pronged attachment fits my body and stimulates me in a totally different way that I’d never experienced before and I just don’t think any other toy on the market right now can replicate.
I thought the Form 2 would be a shoe-in because it has the same kind of idea with two prongs that vibrate on both sides, but the prongs are too close together/not flexible enough and have that weird issue where it feels like they’re pulsing even when the toy is set to straight vibration.
I didn’t expect to come out of this challenge with a new favorite vibrator and had you told me a couple of years ago that CalEx would make a vibrator I love more than my Hitachi I would have scoffed at you. My views towards CalEx have changed leaps and bounds since actually working in this industry, but I’m not sure I would’ve even thought that they’d be able to beat out my beloved Hitachi until May.
A long time ago I gave up on buying/acquiring new vibrators because I thought nothing could beat the Hitachi, but this challenge showed me that we should always continue to try new sex toys while keeping in mind what we like and what we haven’t tried. In other words, keep an open mind, but know what kinds of things get you off.
On the last day of the 31 Day No Hitachi Challenge I decided I would try something I hadn’t in very very long while: a battery operated toy. All of the toys used in the challenge thus far had either been rechargeable or plugged directly into the wall for their power source.
CalEx has been coming out with a whole bunch of super rumbly battery operated vibes lately and they really peaked my curiosity. The way they rumble makes the vibrator shake in such a way that it kind of acts like the Eroscillator and since I’d had such good luck with the Eroscillator I thought I’d give one of these types of toys a go. I tried the Clitoral Hummer which was by far the cheapest of the options I’ve used in this contest and goes to show that you don’t need to drop a ton of cash in order to get something good.
The wife helped out on this one again. Biggest success of this challenge = more sex, higher libido.
My arthritis got in the way of any orgasms that could’ve happened with the Clitoral Hummer. The vibrations felt good and I think eventually I would’ve gotten there, but the shaking of the entire toy really hurt my arthritic wrists. If I continue to use this toy I’ll probably just use it as a warm up for about 5 minutes and then move on so I don’t injure myself. This has however turned me off of this line of toys. While the vibrations feel great on my clit, they don’t feel good on my hands and wrists.
I switched toys towards the end to the Inspire, which I’ve deemed the winner of my challenge.
And here it is June 3rd and I actually still haven’t used my Hitachi. I’m surprised as you. I think I’m going to keep this going a bit longer because I feel like I’m not done experimenting. My libido has definitely increased, but I’m not sure if that’s because I’ve been masturbating way more often than usual or if it’s because I have been using different toys and having to fantasize more. Maybe I should do a 31 all Hitachi Challenge to see which it was.
When I finally do break the Hitachi out from the confines of my closet I am sure it will be amazing, but for now I’m content to keep having fun with other toys.
The 23rd day marked the first time I used a new toy during this challenge.
Because of my love for the two pronged attachment on the Inspire I thought that I would love the Jimmyjane Form 2. I don’t hate it; it did give me 2 orgasms. But it’s not love. Its really a toy that is best for those who love pulsation – because even on straight vibration it often creates a pulsation.
I really just let my mind wander through sexy images of genitals, oral sex, and all kinds of fucking. It really worked rather well since I was already kind of revved up from a higher libido than normal and sexy dreams.
My orgasms seem to be coming more easily now. I think it’s time to try the Siri again. Also, I cannot wait until this challenge is over so I can have really strong orgasms from my Hitachi. The strength of those might make me want to take more time off from it just so I can have a repeat.
Sometimes you need to try a new tactic and that’s what I did for days 6 through 10 of the 31 Day No Hitachi Challenge. I slacked for 2 out of the 5 days of this challenge because sometimes there are just other things in life that need your attention. And sometimes you just need to friggin sleep. But I still consider this quite the success.
Out of all of the toys I’ve tried that had not yet given me an orgasm I felt like the Eroscillator was coming the closest. So I decided to focus specifically on it for a few days and kept it plugged in next to my bed. One of the things I really like about this toy, and what makes it a bit more discreet, is that you can remove the attachment and just clean that. No hauling giant vibrators to the bathroom, just a small attachment that can easily fit in a pocket or sleeve. Plus, cleaning a small attachment is SO easy! Those of you who take a toothbrush to your Hitachi know what I’m talking about!
I’ve had a lot of non-success coming up with sexy things to think about. I’ve been distracted with my sore, achey body. But I will try to redouble my efforts here. Part of the problem is waiting too long to masturbate and not getting to it until the end of the day.
I had an orgasm with the Eroscillator! Granted that was with the help of my wife, but that was not something that could be achieved before with the Wahl. But this is a double success because we’ve had sex more often than usual. Masturbating at bedtime is tricky because it’s harder to focus, but it also means we’re more likely to have sex. So I must admit I’m torn.
When did masturbation become a chore? When I was 9 I could spend entire days masturbating. It was pretty much my favorite thing to do ever. And here we are at day four of the 31 Day No Hitachi Challenge and it already feels like a chore.
For day four I left it too late again. Not because I didn’t have the time, but because I was procrastinating. As if it was a test I needed to study for or something else not enjoyable.
I only had one option left in my arsenal (this will change soon), the Eroscillator. This was another toy that when I acquired it I felt like the Hitachi was spoiling me for all other toys. This one, even in the midst of Hitachi abundance, could get me so close to orgasm, but could never quite push me over the edge. It has a different feeling than most other vibrators because it oscillates instead of vibrates and it’s also pretty much the ugliest vibrator ever made. I’m really not sure why they couldn’t have made it look much nicer.
By the time I used it last night I just didn’t have much hope of getting off, nor was I even able to come up with any sort of fantasy. I tried a few, but I just didn’t have it in me. So in other words, last night I masturbated because I HAD to. That’s a sad statement.
But it did not have a sad effect, in fact it was quite the opposite. I used the Eroscillator for 8 minutes and then gave up. However, I noticed a marked increase in my libido afterwards. Had I had any energy I would’ve wanted to start again. Had my wife and I both had the energy I definitely would’ve wanted to have sex. I had that tingling feeling in my genitals that so rarely happens any more and is just one of the many symptoms to my loss of libido. The Eroscillator seems to be a great kick starter. Also, it just feels really good in general so I will definitely continue to use it throughout this 31 day challenge.
I love my Hitachi Magic Wand. It always gets the job done whether I’m in the mood or not. In fact, I can be thinking about all the things I need to do the next day and still have an orgasm if it’s between my thighs. This is actually a problem. I can see how many would not think it so. Especially since there are so many women who have such a difficult time cumming. But my libido has nose dived and I can no longer have an orgasm without a Hitachi. I need to stop focusing on my day and start focusing on sex. Plus, there are so many other fantastic sex toys out there that I really feel like I’m missing out. I mean I buy sex toys for a living, shouldn’t I be enjoying more than just one vibrator?
I’ve toyed with the idea for awhile … a long while. But now I finally have the motivation to do something about it. I’m going to go 31 days – all of May – without using my Hitachi. But that’s just the first part of the challenge because without much of a libido I could easily go 31 days without masturbating. That wouldn’t really do anyone any good. May is Masturbation Month so in honor of said month I will be masturbating EVERY DAY but WITHOUT my beloved Hitachi. I expect it will be frustrating at first, but I must trek on. And even if I’m having sex I will not allow myself the use of my Hitachi. My goal is to retrain both my brain and my cunt. It won’t be easy, but with a supply of excellent toys I think I can do it. And heck, if it goes well I hope to use these toys continuously even after the 31 days are over.
The toys I will be using that are in my arsenal include:
- The Wahl – a favorite amongst people in the know. I actually started out with this kind of vibrator which probably explains my love for power.
- The Eroscillator – one of the ugliest sex toys ever made unless you love steam punk, but also one of the most beloved. Unfortunately, mine is not as powerful as the one linked to, but I’m hoping it will still be able to get the job done.
- Lelo Siri – Lelo’s most powerful vibrator is also oddly enough their most affordable.
- Pink Inspire – a powerful CalEx wand with some intriguing silicone attachments. A shout out to my roomie, Lucid Obsession, from the Momentum Convention last month for sending one my way.
I would like to add one or two more toys to the mix and I have some contenders in mind, but I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments. Let me know what toys you love. The requirements: they MUST be both powerful and rumbly and it would be nice if they weren’t super heavy since I do have arthritis in my wrists.
Once I have all of the toys I will draw up a schedule of which days I will be using each one so that I don’t just start substituting one for my Hitachi and give them all an equal and fair shot. I’ll be sharing my thoughts, frustrations, and triumphs on my experience of going Hitachi-less and also a bit about the toys themselves.
And heck even if this challenge doesn’t work it’ll at least give me an even deeper love for my Hitachi.