Indirect charging question

One of the best things about this job is some of the wonderful questions that we get. Here is a great one that I recently received. I am posting this so that the community can be involved in providing an answer.

Office Wes if there aren’t useful answers in the next few days, I will add my two cents here and in a direct email reply to you.

Dear IVWG,
My name is Officer Wes and I’ve been presenting on electrical for 26 years https://www.officerwes.com/electrical/
Many years ago, I was using my Donnie Rice violet wand with his Lightning Hands attachment in San Francisco at a leathermen’s party.  I began a “daisy chain” of guys experiencing the violet wand, me touching the person next to me and him touching the person next to him, and so on — what we now call indirect application.
Wednesday I was presenting on electrical play in general — violet wands and e-stim.  For e-stim, I gave the usual precaution about avoiding creating any path that could cross the heart as it had the potential (!) to interfere with the heart’s rhythm — the “not above the waist” general-speak.
Later on I had a body contact pad on and began a daisy chain of these new guys experiencing a violet wand for the first time and one of them asked:  “Hey, what about that thing where you said ‘Not above the waist’?  It looks like the charge is going from one arm and crossing the chest to the other arm” (which was connected to the next person in the chain).
I didn’t have an answer but told them I’d try to find out.
I looked around and the closest reference I have found is just the general talk about indirect application at https://www.violetwanda.com/about-violetwanda/violet-wand-techniques/

“Indirect Application.
One of the wonderful characteristics of violetwands is their ability to conduct their charge through one person to another…” But it doesn’t say why the apparent path is okay. Do you know? Thank you for your time!

Officer Wes San Diego, CA www.officerwes.com 

Author: Papa-Bear-Tony

Papa-Bear, electric meanie, skills presenter, kink educator, and coffee fiend often found in the presence of freaks. Feed at your own risk.

1 thought on “Indirect charging question

  1. I could be wrong and readily defer to an electrical expert. I am not an electrical expert. My reply is not legal or safety information and cannot be construed to be advice in any realm, nor relied upon in any circumstances. Do your own research. Contact an expert. Ensure your own safety. Electricity it potentially deadly.

    That said: I believe the “do not cross the heart” rule does not apply with Violet Wands because the amperage output of the Wand is in the 0.3-1 milliamp range. The Violet Wand transforms AC electricity arriving from a (US) outlet at 110V / 60Hz and a current of 15 Amps, to an output of 45 kV / 500kHz and a 1 MilliAmp current (1000th of 1 Amp). Even as low as 0.3 MilliAmps. This is in the range of static electricity. Electricity at this low of an amperage does not penetrate into the body at any real depth, but will travel over the skin surface allowing conductivity from person to person, while not affecting internal organs. It is Current that kills people: “The higher the current, the more lethal because it can cause the heart to fibrillate. Since current is proportional to voltage when resistance is fixed, high voltage does not necessarily mean there is a high current.” The Wand transforms the electricity coming from the outlet, changing the balance between its characteristics. It raises the voltage while lowering the current to safe levels.

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