This may shock you, but electrostimulation can be quite erotic. While we usually focus on new technology like Teledildonics, we thought electro stim was just too interesting to pass up. For centuries, people have been using electrical current for both medical and entertainment purposes. It’s no wonder, then, that eventually, we took to electrical current as sexual stimulation. So, how can you play safely? Let’s break it down.

Electro stim Safety

In order to keep electrical play safe, you should always use low current. Even a high voltage on a low current is considered reasonably safe, except for people who are pregnant or have heart conditions. You can use a TENS unit, a Violet Wand, or another specially-made electrostimulation toy. Each of these works in a different way, but the end goal is the same: To deliver a jolt that perks you up and stimulates you in a whole new way. It’s also important to use the right lubricant. A water-based lube will conduct electricity but still protect your skin. Olive oil is another good choice, but a bit more difficult to wash off and generally not considered safe for the vulva or vagina.

If you’re new to electro stim, try it on less sensitive parts of your body first. You want to be sure you enjoy the sensation before exposing your body to anything harsher. If you find you like it, move on to more erogenous zones, like the nipples, vulva, or penis.

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Electro stim for Beginners

For the average electro stim beginner, a wand kit is perfect. They’re a bit of an investment, but a good one (like the Violet Wand or Neon Wand) is made to last and designed to be safely used for pleasure. A wand kit usually includes the wand itself, of course, as well as a few glass wand attachments (frequently called electrodes), and sometimes a body pad conductor (like the kind a TENS unit uses).

Overall, it’s important to keep safety in mind when you’re doing any kind of BDSM play. Make sure your devices are safe, your partner is comfortable, and you have plenty of lube and a backup plan in case of an emergency. With so many great electro stim toys on the market today, from beginner’s wands with low voltage to units suitable for an EMS team, you should be able to find just the right shock for you.