Have you ever accidentally shocked yourself by touching something random? Maybe a static-y sweater you just pulled out of the dryer? Maybe the arm rest on a metal chair? Maybe even someone's skin?
Especially in cold weather, electrons get condensed and tend to build up on surfaces. When you touch that surface, you get shocked—it can be pretty frightening! And…exciting?
That feeling, that momentary jump and jolt, is something thrill-seekers are looking to add to sex. And certainly not by touching a metal banister, but rather with electrosex toys. We’re talking prods, amped up metal toys, and electro-hand pods to send sparks through the body. People love it because it’s sexy, it gets the blood flowing, and there’s just something plain old wrong about electrocuting yourself, isn’t there?
We know it might sounds a wee bit terrifying, but it’s fun, totally safe, and BDSM-enthusiasts are all over it. So, the short answer: Electricity is kinky and exciting. No, you will not turn into Frankenstein’s monster or pass out from the pain.
Bear with us here. We promise it will make sense. Don’t we love everything supercharged? Why not add such an element to our sex toys? Here’s how to try e-stim for an orgasmically electrified sex life.
When added to the right hot spots on the body, electricity can add a spark of feeling to those nerve endings. It adds a deeper, more intense sensation that you might not be able to get with fingers, a vibrator, or a tongue. Electricity is its own animal. It’s intense and different than any other sexual touch.
For example, if you like to have your nipples played with, adding electricity can up the sensation. Have your partner kiss and suck on them. Then, have them shock your nipples. It sounds a little like torture, but it’s super hot.
E-stim can add a jolt (pun definitely intended) to take your orgasms to the next level. If you add intense stimulation like electric shock during other, more traditional stimulation, the combination can cause explosive orgasms. Your circuits get overloaded!
Do not, and we repeat, do not, make your own electric toys. This is highly dangerous.
Buy a few toys made by respected sex toy companies. Always ask your doctor before trying e-stim toys to make sure you’re healthy enough to sustain electricity (however minor). If you have a heart condition of any kind, e-stim is a no-go.
A few good choices for beginners
If you’re giving electricity a go, you want to start with body safe toys that aren’t going to cause (much) pain. We’re looking for more of a “Snap, Crackle, Pop” situation over sticking your hand in an electrical socket, ya know?
As we’ve noted above (and tbh, cannot say enough), you do NOT make your own e-stim toys. That is a one-ticket to the emergency room or even death. Not OK.
Two toys we like are the Stinger from Doc Johnson and the Hello Touch X from JimmyJane. The Stinger looks like a cattle prod. Yes, we know that might sound scary, but it has more bark than bite. It makes a loud crack when it touches skin, but the sting is minimal. The loud noise really makes it feel kinky and dangerous, but you won’t feel more than a light sting. Sometimes all you really need is the illusion that you’re doing something dangerous.
The Hello Touch X essentially turns your hands into electrodes. It has a deeper, more intense electric feeling. Remember that scene(s) in the Terminator where Arnold Schwarzenegger's arms/legs/body gets blown up and he's basically just made of wires and steel? That’s kind of what your hand looks like wearing the Hello Touch X. You place electrodes on your fingertips and where a connected strap on your wrist. The whole thing is connected with wires, and it’s strangely erotic.
If you want to get advanced with e-stim, take a class, and read a book. One of our favorite leaning-pro toys is the Electro Sex Pinwhell, which combines a sharp prodded wheel with electricity. Be gentle to avoid breaking skin. If you do break skin, disinfect everything immediately.
Give these toys a try. It they feel too intense, try putting a cloth between your skin and the toy to deaden the electricity. You can always work up to direct contact. If you don’t love e-stim, that’s OK. As always, we’re here on the front lines to improve your sex life in any way we can.
If electricity isn’t your thing, might we suggest a stainless steel dildo?