Electrical stimulation (e-stim) has become increasingly popular in the past few years. This erotic sexual play involves applying electrical stimulation to the nerves in the erogenous zone for sexual pleasure.
What are Electrostimulation Toys
Electrostimulation toys deliver electrical pulses to intimate areas of the body, including the penis, scrotum, clitoris, and vagina. There are several different types of toys to choose from, including vaginal plugs, vibrators, anal plugs, and clamps. E-stim sex toys provide a broad range of sensations, from mild tingling to an intense jolt. Though e-stim toys are newly popular, electrostimulation is not a new concept, as it has been used in the medical field for years to treat various conditions and ailments.
Who can Experiment with E-Stim
Any healthy, consenting adult can add some excitement to their lives with electrical stimulation. Electrostimulation has been a popular practice in the BDSM community; however, it is not just for BDSM lovers. Singles, monogamous couples, swingers, and anyone in between can find enjoyment in experimentation with something different. E-stim is for anyone seeking pleasure and willing to try something new. If you want to spice up your intimate playtime, one of these sex toys could be just what you need. Like any unfamiliar sexual activity, using e-stim toys may take time and experimentation to figure out what is pleasurable.
Tips for Beginners
Before applying any type of electrical current to your body (or a partner’s body), practice on a less sensitive part of the body, like a thigh or forearm. It is important to get accustomed to the device and its power settings; a low setting will result in a mild pulse and a tickling sensation whereas a high setting will deliver a more intense zap. Before playing, ensure that you and your partner have removed all jewelry and anything electronic. Avoid all piercings during playtime, or remove them before starting- remember, anything metal, including pant zippers, will conduct electricity.
Do Not Use
People with certain health conditions should not experiment with these toys. E-stim can be dangerous and even deadly with anyone who has heart problems or an implanted device like a pacemaker. Additionally, using electrical stimulation above the waist can cause heart disruptions even in healthy individuals. You can accidentally cause injury if you play with electricity near someone with metal bone replacement. Make sure you only use e-stim devices made for erotic stimulation, as using other electrical devices could result in injury.