Introduction to E-Stim & the Electrastim Electro Sex Toys Range
Guest guide to e-stim & overview of Electrastim electro sex toys
You may or may or may not have heard the term e-stim or electrosex before. It’s something that can inspire all sorts of emotions, from curiosity to nervous apprehension.
It involves using specialised equipment to stimulate our genitals using electricity. It is a gender-free masturbatory activity that is fun on your own or with a partner.
“But electricity is dangerous!”, I hear you cry – and yes, you are right. So, I wouldn’t recommend attaching your genitals to the national grid, perish the thought.
You need to remember though that our bodies use electricity internally all the time. Our nervous system passes electrical signals to our brain, which interprets these signals as sensations. It is how we perceive pleasure when having sex or masturbating.
This is where e-stim comes in. The idea is to tap into your nervous system and introduce some very clever electrical impulses that your brain can then interpret as pleasure. It is that easy, but putting it into practice requires some specialist equipment and some safety knowledge. Hopefully, this guide will fill in the blanks in your understanding of this fantastic way to experience hands-free orgasms.
E-stim is growing in popularity as more and more people find out about it and start enjoying it. Once only practised by hardened BDSM enthusiasts and kinky folk in the shadows, it is now very much a mainstream activity.
Because of its roots in the BDSM scene, it is still often perceived as pain play, but that is far from the truth. Yes, you can crank up the power and experience painful sensations, but most people don’t use it that way.
Most prefer the pursuit of hands-free orgasms where the unique sensations that can be enjoyed feel fantastic. It can deliver sensations that are as light as a feather through to thumping muscle clenching.
What electrosex equipment do you need?
E-stim is a fantastic way to achieve hands-free orgasms. Before I go on to talk about some specific equipment suggestions, let me describe a simple e-stim circuit to you.
Think of a battery, two wires, and a bulb holder with a light bulb fitted. You are the light bulb in this analogy, and the light bulb holder is two electrodes. These electrodes are used to pass the current into and then out of your body. The other parts are wires to attach to the electrodes, and the other ends of the wires go to an e-stim control box. This box is the heart of the system; it generates the electrical signals that you will use on your body.
Now, let me quickly cover some fundamental safety aspects.
You would be surprised by how few safety rules there are but here are the main ones:
- Only stim below the waistline. Our heart uses tiny electrical currents and stimming below the waist, precludes the possibility of us interfering with those signals. Touching live electrodes with bare hands could create a current path through the chest, so wear rubber gloves.
- Don’t do e-stim if you have an internal electrical medical implant such as a pacemaker, indeed don’t do it if you have any heart problems at all. If in doubt, consult your doctor before embarking on an e-stim session.
- Don’t stim if you are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant, the reasons for that are pretty obvious, but it does need saying.
- Never attach or remove electrodes from your body with the control box switched on as it could result in a mild zap.
That’s it, e-stim is very pleasurable and highly enjoyable. So, bearing those safety points in mind, let’s talk about equipment. There is a myriad of manufacturers producing e-stim equipment, but in this guide, I am going to stick with Electrastim for simplicity. They are a UK based company with an excellent reputation.
As this is the heart of the e-stim circuit as you would imagine, it is also the most expensive piece of equipment. I can recommend their single channel (two electrodes) starter control box, which is called the EM60-E. It is a very capable control box with some very nice features. It is available in two packs, one with just skin electrodes and the excellent value EM60-M multipack which also includes a nice conductive rubber butt plug and cock loops.
For anyone who fancies trying two channels (four electrodes) then the EM80-E which is a basic kit, Electrastim also does the value pack called the EM80-M, and again this includes the cock loops and butt plug. Two channels give you more play options; for instance, you could use a pair of surface skin electrodes and an internal bipolar electrode at the same time.
If you want to jump in and get one of the best control boxes available with a host of amazing features, then check out the AXIS. This is the Electrastim flagship model, and it is fantastic, to be honest. Lots of power and some incredible features that will keep you entertained for a very long time; this one is another two-channel control box.
All of these control boxes come with the cables needed to attach them to your electrodes. Each also comes with a set of self-adhesive Square Electrapad Electrodes that you can stick to your skin so you can start playing as soon as you open the box.
The value sets also include other electrodes and is a great way to jump right into some tremendous e-stim play sessions. They will save you lots of money on buying the electrodes individually.
Cock Play Electrodes
Penis owners looking for some fun e-stim options often turn to cock rings for enjoyment. These are available in metal like the Prestige Cock Ring or more often in the form of conductive rubber cock loops, like the Prestige ElectraLoops Cock Rings. You can also get conductive cloth Adjustable ElectraBands, and these make for a very comfortable fit.
This style of electrode is fitted around the shaft of the penis just under the glans, and two are used to form a circuit. The second one often goes around the base of the penis or around the penis and testicles.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can even get a Urethral Uni-Polar Sound that is inserted into the penis for internal stimulation.
One of Electrastim’s most recognised products for penis owners is the Electrastim Jack Socket. Think of a Fleshlight masturbator fused with two electrodes and you won’t be far off the truth. This is a masturbator sleeve that as well as providing regular sensations also acts as a bi-polar electrode so you can enjoy e-stim at the same time.
Butt and Vaginal Electrodes
Insertable electrodes are where the real fun is though, and these electrodes can be used vaginally or anally. However, once an electrode is used anally then consider it for anal use only, as you don’t want to be transferring bacteria to a vagina. This type of electrode is often Bi-polar (meaning they contain two electrodes) and as such is easy to use, connect two cables, add some Electro-Conductive Electrode Gel Lube and insert before switching on your control box.
For penis owners, one amazing ride would be the Electrastim Quadri-Polar Silicone Prostate Massager. This one contains four electrodes, and if you have a two-channel control box, you can have some fun as it delivers deep throbbing sensations right up against your prostate.
Another excellent choice for anal fun is the Bi-Polar Silicone Noir Rocker Butt Plug. Looking like a fruit juicer, it delivers deep sensations that feel divine, and you can even use it as a regular butt plug when not enjoying e-stim play.
For G-Spot owners, check out the Silicone Noir Nona G-Spot Probe and target that pleasure spot. This one delivers delightful sensations deep inside you, tapping into the nerves of the g-spot area. Another excellent vaginal option is the Lula Noir Silicone Kegel Balls, and these give your Kegels a unique workout that you will enjoy. It’s also much more fun than hitting the gym I have to say.
You can even get a Bi-Polar Electrosex Metal Wave Dildo; this is a fantastic toy for thrusting and depending on how much of it is inside you the sensations change as you move it.
BDSM and Skin Play
Some of the most versatile electrodes are the simple mono-pole self-adhesive pad electrodes. They stick to bare skin (shaven areas are best). It’s their versatility that makes them a mainstay of any e-stim system though. Placing one on each ankle delivers some incredible sensations in your groin as the current passes up one leg then through your sensitive bits and back down the other leg. Placing them closer or even on your genitals delivers fantastic sensations.
As well as the regular square self-adhesive pad electrodes, you can try the Uni-Polar Long Electrapads. They are ideal for attaching to the outer labia due to their long length and the current passing through the clitoris is divine.
Did you know that you can even get a Bi-polar Leather Spanking Paddle? With this toy, you get the delicious sensations of regular paddle play. But, as you lift the paddle, you get little zaps too, which adds to the fun. It’s a fantastic way to add some extra spice to any spanking session.
E-stim or Electrosex is a fantastic way to experience new sensations that can lead to actual hands-free orgasms. With a myriad of electrodes and styles of play to choose from, there is something for everyone.
The Multipack sets are a fantastic way to get into the activity and to save some money too. Why not consider giving the gift of hands-free orgasms to a loved one on a special occasion such as Christmas or a birthday. Better yet, treat yourself and your genitals to some shockingly good fun.
This fantastic guide to e-stim and the ElectraStim electro sex toys range was guest written for the Cara Sutra sex blog by Joanne of sexmachinereviews.co.uk.
While much of her blog is devoted to sex machine reviews, Joanne is also an electro sex play enthusiast and expert, even designing her very own electrosex accessories which you can buy directly from her website.
Joanne has also contributed many sex toy reviews to the Cara Sutra sex blog; find her dedicated author page right here.
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