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What Is Electro Sex?
Electro-stimulation (electro sex, e-stim, erotic electro stimulation or EES) is a totally unique type of sexual stimulation as unlike normal sex toys that vibrate or rotate, ElectraStim directly stimulates your nerve endings using carefully produced electrical signals that generate a highly stimulating sensation. When using ElectraStim stimulators and electrodes you’ll feel tingling and contractions that complement sexual contact, improve the pleasure you feel and can even bring you to orgasm with no additional stimulation required.
On higher levels electrostimulation can feel uncomfortable and even tortuous, which is why e-stim has such a close association with BDSM. The sensations you experience are entirely dependent on you, increase power slowly for a more sensual and erotic electro-sex experience. If you’ve never tried erotic electro stimulation before then why not take a look at our electro sex starter packs which are an out of the box experience – all items included!
If you are looking for a high-specification dual channel stimulator then look no further than our ElectraStim SensaVox set which also allows you to control stimulation using voice commands or music.
For even more information (and diagrams!) please visit our What Is Electro Sex? page.
How Does Electro Stimulation Work?
When you use an ElectraStim stimulator with any of our electrodes, sensations are transmitted to your brain via electrical impulses that travel along your nerve pathways. When the impulses reach your brain, you interpret them as pleasant tingling and contracting sensations that can invoke an erotic response.
If I Buy A Stimulator, What Else Will I Need?
All you need to get started in most cases is an ElectraStim stimulator. Most of our stimulators come with a set of electrodes, so you won’t need to buy anything else. The only stimulator which does not include electrodes is our SensaVox unit.
You need at least 1 bi-polar or 2 uni-polar electrodes to feel sensation when using our stimulators. Read our electrode product descriptions to find out if they are uni-polar or bi-polar to help you choose the right accessories.
Which Accessories Are Compatible?
Once you own an ElectraStim stimulator you can use any electrodes you like- including toys from other brands. All of our stimulators and electrodes have universal 2mm pin connectors, so you can expand any kit you already own with both our current and future electro sex toy attachments. For all our adapter plugs and cables visit this catalogue page.
Do All Electrodes Provide The Same Level Of Stimulation?
Generally speaking, the larger the conductive area on the electrode the weaker the stimulation becomes due to the distribution of the electrical current. You can still obtain strong stimulation with larger metal electrodes but you will need to push the intensity up a little higher. For the very largest of our metal toys, you will require a Flux, AXIS or SensaVox stimulator which are our most powerful units.
Can I Have Sex While Using Electro-Stim Devices?
You can wear any ElectraStim cock ring, band or loop during sex. Simply place the electrode around the very base of your penis or around your penis and testicles. So long as the cock ring is positioned so that it doesn’t inhibit penetration, you can enjoy wear during intercourse.
All of our ElectraStim cock rings are uni-polar, so you will need to wear one alongside another uni-polar electrode. You can either give your partner a uni-polar electrode to play with so you share sensations wherever you touch, or use another electrode like an ElectraPad so only you feel stimulation.
How Safe Are ElectraStim Products?
Although the ElectraStim products are not medical devices, we have designed them in accordance with the European General Requirements for Safety of Medical Electrical Equipment (EN60601-1 and section 2.10 for nerve and muscle stimulators). All of our stimulators and accessories carry the mandatory CE mark.
To mitigate any potential problems you should always read the stimulator and electrode instructions carefully before use. If you do not understand the instructions, you should contact us for further advice before play.
Are There Any Limits To Who Should Use E-Stim And How?
Stimulation should not be applied above the waist. You should also ensure that your chosen electrodes are fit for purpose (ie: don’t use a probe for anal stimulation unless it is stated as being suitable for anal play). If you have skin inflammation or irritation, you should not use electrodes on those areas.
You should not use ElectraStim if:
– You are pregnant
– You have epilepsy
– You have any sort of heart condition
– You are in ill health
– You are suffering from any sort of penile or vaginal disorder
– You are currently menstruating (internal electrodes only)
How are ElectraStim products different from a TENS machine or abdominal muscle stimulator?
ElectraStim products are not medical devices with some imaginative accessories. Each ElectraStim stimulator and electrode has been designed in the UK especially for intimate erotic stimulation.
From the patterns and functions programmed into our various stimulation units to the specialist shapes, sizes and styles of electrodes, our products are specialist sex toys. It is not recommended you use a TENS unit or similar for erotic stimulation. Likewise, we do not recommend ElectraStim for medical use.