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F*cking (Sensory) Magnets, How Do They Work?

In terms of biohacking magnets, there are two categories - sensory and lifting. Lifting magnets, like the Dangerous Things xG3 , allow, as the name implies, the ability to lift small  ferromagnetic objects. Useful for picking up staples, holding screwdriver bits, and impressing people at the bar. With the xG3 being encased in biocompatible glass and syringe-loaded, the installation is comparably easier than sensing magnets. This makes it a strong option for anyone looking to try out implantable magnets but isn't yet dedicated to tracking down and installing a sensory magnet.  Figure 1: Dangerous Things xG3 Lifting Magnet With lifting magnets being easier to both purchase and install, why would anyone opt for a sensory magnet? Well, how do you describe gaining a new sense? It's like imagining what it's like to be synesthetic— or trying to imagine a new color. Anecdotally, I've heard it's  similar  to an itch, vibration, or tickle from the fingertip and magnet. From a