This page contains in-depth information
on e-stimming. This area can serve as a reference point for you!
Let's Talk About Electricity.
Most of us know
electricity as something that can knock you on your butt, if you fool around with it in an electrical outlet, a light switch
or other electrical fixture. Especially if you don't hit the circuit breaker first!! This type of electricity
is referred to as 110 AC and has enough AMPS that it can and will hurt you badly if you get enough of it.
For safety reasons, if you want to practice electro-stimulation, never use anything on your body that you plug directly into an electrical outlet.
As mentioned in
the Power Unit Section, most sexual electro-stimulation units run on a 9-volt battery. The most basic type of power
unit is a TENS unit. A TENS unit is designed to amplify the current of the 9 volt battery, using
technology within the unit to produce electrical flow to two or more electrodes. The Amp’s are very, very low
and will not hurt you. Some TENS and other power units do have a/c adaptors and these are fine to use as they have been
The user is always in complete control of the amount of power being sent from the unit to the electrodes. However,
turning the power level up quickly, can cause a quick and discomforting jolt! When using any type of e-stim (electro-stimulation)
device, ALWAYS begin by making sure it is OFF and all dials set to their lowest setting. Failure to do so can, and will almost certainly cause a very uncomfortable
jolt. This is supposed to be a pleasurable experience, so be sure to think about SAFETY before turning on any power unit.
Let's assume that you are using a pulse type device, say a TENS unit. The current must flow between two places (points)
on the body. The two items that are placed on the body where current is exchanged are called electrodes. Most TENS units have two lead wires (Channels) and a control dial for each set of leads. It is advisable
to use both leads of the TENS unit and four (4) electrodes. The current passing between all of these electrodes is what causes the waves of
erotic sexual feelings when applied to the genital areas.
Dry skin will have a
fairly low resistance to current. Most electrodes
do not work well on dry skin.
The effect on dry skin will usually be rather sharp and painful. It's best to wet the skin first. In a pinch, plain tap water is usually sufficient although electrode gel such as TacGel is
often much better as it is specifically made to last longer and is very conductive to current. Remember, the better
the conductivity, the more deeply the current will usually be felt (which is generally much more pleasurable!!).
Another important thing to remember is that the current is generally spread out over the surface area of the electrode. Small electrodes tend to concentrate the current making the feeling much more intense. Larger
ones usually distrubute the current over more skin area. If one of the electrodes is larger than the other, sometimes
most or all of the sensation will be felt in the area where the smaller electrode is placed. Electrodes from one of the lead
wires can be wired together (chained) to distribute the current and/or help balance out the laraer ones. As an example, if a large steel ring or conductive electrical tubing
is used around the base of a male's genitals, two rings or tubes connected together on the shaft of the penis might form the
other electrode(s). This configuration will most likely result in the current being felt at all three locations instead of concentrated
in just the area of a single, smaller, electrode on the shaft.
The most important thing to remember
is to NEVER create a path for the current anywhere near the heart
DOES IT HURT !!!
This is probably the most asked and misunderstood
question received. Once you begin a discussion with someone about Sexual Electro-Stimulation at first they may blush or just
say nothing. However, they will tend to either be appalled or cover their real fears and misgivings on the subject by just
laughing it off and making electro play out as a joke. Another statement heard frequently is, “I don’t want to get shocked or electrocuted,
and that really hurts”!! Of course
it can hurt if you want it to. You are completely in control of the settings and dials. On the other hand, it can also be one of the most erotic
and pleasurable sexual experiences you have ever encountered. All of which again, is at your choosing, as you are in complete
I believe that a majority of people automatically
get the preconceived notion that you are going to be “plugged in” to some sort of electrical outlet where live
are going to be taped
to their genitals or something to that effect. Charred smoking skin and bright red burn marks and terrible pain might
even flow through those imaginations when mentioning sexual electro stimulation as a means of sex play. Some may even get
this wild picture of being strapped into some sort of an electric chair or other such contraption. This of course, is NOT
the case. Once the joking and horrific notions have been dispelled and the thought that hey, maybe this could actually be
a pleasant, erotic and different kind of sexual play, a more serious, down to earth conversation about the subject can discussed. After all, how many other ways could they
experience a Hands Free Orgasm (HFO)!!
toys, once the principals of how they work are understood, and when used properly, are really nothing to be afraid of at all.
In fact, because of our instinctive fear of electricity, electro play and knowing that a small amount of current is coming
at the turn of a dial, tends to raise the sexual excitement in many folks. The fact that we have to face and overcome something that instinctively
scares us, or that has been associated with sudden pain, can actually add that extra edge of excitability to erotic sexual
electro play. So,
erotic electro-stimulation toys - most of which are not actually painful - can be overwhelming to a person simply because
of this fear of electricity.
It is really
difficult to explain in words the erotic and pleasant sensations that electro-stimulation toys can provide. Contrary to most
folks thinking, when used correctly and safely, this method of sexual stimulation is quite pleasurable. Electrodes used for
Electro-sex toys could be described as vibrators but, instead of actually vibrating, give out an intense tingle, or a series
of pulsating currents which are very pleasurable and often orgasmic. The electrodes, some of which can be inserted, are usually made of
stainless steel; feel like warm bulbs inside you. The power unit can even be set to electronically pulsate that can lead to
explosive orgasms (HFO's).
For those who
might want a totally different experience, they may take the next step, and think about trying anal toys of the electrical
variety. Once inserted and the exact adjustments to the power unit are made, the sensation of your muscles contracting and
releasing around a warm, pulsing plug can feel like you are actually having sex. And for those women who like a little more control over their partner,
the cock and ball attachments, if placed in the right spots and set to pulsate, are particularly effective at milking men.
But it's not just the cock and ball rings that are capable of stimulating male genitalia; an anal plug for instance, passes
current through the prostate gland (the male G-spot) , and this stimulation can cause the male orgasm to be greatly intensified
and also can increase the volume of semen ejaculated.
I hope that the above explanations will ease your mind about the big question “WILL IT HURT!!” If you are ready
to get more information and take the next step to see what sexual electro-stimulation is really all about, please go to the
tab on the left side of the page and click on the tab marked, how it Works. The information contained there will give you
a very good, in depth idea of exactly what happens in the process.
How Does This Erotic Electro-Stimulation Thing Work?
The human body is a very complex, unique and sensual piece
of equipment. Our senses
are very keen to stimulation whether it is in the form of heat, cold, light, taste or touch. Sexual electro-stimulation is actually the application
of a small amount of electrical current between two points on the body by using various types of electrodes to allow
current to flow between them. These electrodes are placed (BELOW THE WAIST) in or on the genital areas of the body.
The most common method for producing these small electrical currents is usually by using a TENS or other made-for-play power
unit. When fine-tuned
by the user, these devices cause the nerves and muscles in and around the genitals to: slightly heat up, vibrate, pulsate,
buzz or tingle depending on the individual’s preference setting. These erotic sensations usually cause immediate erections in a male and extremely pleasurable
sensation to a female.
SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD SO FAR, HUH?? There’s more.
These sensations when set up properly ("tuned in") to an individual’s personal choice,
can produce orgasms that are very powerful and are by far; much different than anything you have ever felt before.
Women usually have multiple orgasms vs. a single large orgasm for men.
The effects and feelings produced by these units vary depending
on the made-for-play power unit a person is using. Generally speaking, an individual new to this type of play, can use
a simple TENS unit that usually
has two pairs of lead wires connected to it and accommodates four (4) electrodes. Most units have separate lead wire power settings, a couple of dials
for setting fine-tuning wave length and pulse width, while others may have a couple of other mode choices
There are many other and much more expensive power units available on the market. For purpose
of learning the basics and affordability, we are going to stick with the simple TENS unit.
Common Misunderstandings about Sexual Electro-Stimulation
There are a lot
of untrue myths among people about sexual electro play. First, the sort of play we are talking about is very different
than being jolted by household current or an electric fence. Unfortunately, these experiences are often the only point of
mental reference a lot of people have when it comes to "feeling" electricity. Proper Sexual Electro-Stimulation
is administered with devices made specifically for use on the human body and feels entirely different than what a beginner
Another common misunderstanding is that electro play can force someone to have an orgasm. It may certainly help in having one, but an orgasm cannot be induced against someone's will. It's true some people can orgasm from mere
electro-stimulation. However, most require some sort of additional form of stimulation or at least electro-stimulation
might be part of an erotic situation or combined with a movie or pictures.
Another myth is that the nipples
or other areas above the waist are good areas for erotic electro-stimulation. Nothing could be further from the truth!
PLEASE REFER TO THE TAB ON
When used properly, the
electro-stimulation process can be quite pleasurable and is like no other sexual experience you will ever encounter.
Why Would You Play Around With
Variety is the spice of life!! Generally speaking, most people have probably played
around with some kind of battery or electric powered vibrator or stimulator. It was sexually something unique,
new and different that had not been felt before. Sexual Electro-Stimulation is even more unique. It's a wonderful
way to add some new fun and sexual experiences to your sex life!! The correct electrical current causes; stimulation
of nerve endings, involuntary muscle stimulation and contractions. When combined, both of these effects can produce
a very erotic sexual experience. Electro-stimulation is an excellent way to explore the boundaries of pleasure and if one
chooses pain without the usual risks of nerve damage or lasting pain to your body. It can be precisely controlled and when
it's over, a good number of people will have enjoyed this new exciting experience. This cannot be said in all cases
of S&M play.
Let's Review What We Have Learned So Far:
Now that you have had a chance to read over the
information and browse the site, it is now time for you to understand some basic connections
regarding lead wires and connecting them to the TENS Power Unit as well as electrode placement. At the bottom of this page you will
have the opportunity to look at several types of electrode arrangements. These are only suggested placements. You may also
consider using soft
or other electrode
material in, on or
around the genital area: For more information regarding conductive rubber you can visit: www.HappyStim-USA.com.
Remember, each person will have his or her own personal
placement preferences to experience that "just right" feeling. Don't get frustrated if you do not find the right spot(s) in the beginning. Be Patient, once you get the hang of it and do a little experimenting you will no doubt, find a placement location satisfying to you. Remember, what works for one individual, may not
necessarily work for another. Don't be afraid to experiment and arrange and re-arrange electrodes in different configurations. Be sure to
use the power, pulse and pulse width dials to see what settings suit your needs. REMEMBER TO TURN THE POWER OFF before re-arranging electrodes. Failure to do so might produce some very unsatisfactory
results!! After experimenting awhile, you will certainly find a few "good" spots where electrode placement gives
you the best pleasure. Remember however, always play BELOW THE WAIST. You do not want to have a bad experience!! Take your time and have fun. As you will discover, it's an entirely different way of adding variety to
sexual arousal and hopefully, achieving mind blowing hands free orgasms (HFO's).
thing you need to do is “choose your delivery system ". For our purposes, a regular TENS
unit is going to be our beginner's
simple and inexpensive delivery system. A detailed description of a TENS unit and illustrations of all the controls, lead wires and what they do can be found on the tab to the left in our illustrations section. It could very well
be any other type of made-for-play product available on the market. Whatever your choice, they all have single or multiple
lead wires that are plugged into the unit. A lead wire going into the unit itself usually has a male plug similar to a set
of headphones or microphone that you plug into a CD player or stereo equipment. This single plug, which is inserted into the TENS unit, most likely
has two wires wrapped into a single cable, which at the other end becomes two separate wires. These two wires are the (+) positive and (-) hook ups. In order to complete an electro-stimulation circuit, they each must be connected to some
type of electrode and securely fastened to the body at two locations (BELOW THE WAIST!!). Click on the Icon or revisit the tab on the left labeled TENS Power Unit
to get an exploded view of just what was described.
shown in the picture above, electrodes are generally made commercially by the manufacturers of TENS units for medical
use and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These pads may or may not contain a sticky tack substance on one side to attach to the skin. They
are re-usable a few times and after a few uses must be discarded. Although they serve a purpose, they are not recommended for durability and long-term
wear life. This type
of electrode is basically made up of a small or medium sized pad that has a lead wire projecting from it connected to the
pad itself. The end
of this wire usually has a (female) TENS pin socket. A male TENS pin from a lead wire carries the current
to the pads from the TENS unit. The lead wire that plugs into the TENS (power) unit itself, actually has two wires wrapped together to give the
appearance of a single wire and then splits off at the other end into separate male plugs, a (+) and a (-) . To get a better understanding of what was just said See our illustrations page for different types
of “hook ups”
Other types of conductive rubber electrodes you may wish to consider using can be viewed and ordered at: http://www.happystim-usa.com/.
Once electrodes are secured to the skin surface, either with a tack gel substance or in the case of males, choosing to use the soft, comfortable conductive silicone flat strap
or tubing secured with a rubber strap or Velcro, you are ready to begin. As you turn on and GRADUALLY turn up the power source dial on the TENS unit, the low voltage current will begin to pass between these electrodes
generating warm, pulsating, buzzing or constant intense feelings to the genital area.
At first this may feel really strange, take a deep breath and just relax and get the feel of what is happening and allow a small amount of current to penetrate
the nerves and muscles for a bit before proceeding. This felling is normal and can be totally controlled by the user.
These feelings can be fine tuned using the various dial settings to suit each person’s individual pleasure levels. Remember
to GRADUALLY adjust the dials for fine tuning, as it does not
take much of a twist of the dial to experience a totally different feeling. For those who want to experience a totally different
experience there are
electrodes available and designed
to be inserted safely
into the woman’s vagina or into the male’s urethra. Others can be inserted into the rectum for an entirely different
feeling. To each ones own. The level of "play" that you choose to experience is entirely up to you, the user.
OK, now that you have some basic principals under
your belt, it is time to go the Illustration Pages of the site. As you view the various setup diagrams and descriptions contained therein, please note that these are only
SUGGESTED BASIC wiring diagrams. Actually, the possibilities are endless if you really think about it. However, most people
will tend to enjoy a basic, uncomplicated setup that they have found pleasing to them. Depending on your mood and desire to
try other things, the illustrations found here should be enough to "do the trick". Remember too, you can always send us an e-mail with any questions related to configurations and we
will be happy to try to help.
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