I hate to admit this, but I was one of the skeptics who thought electrostimulation was a bad idea for male sex toys. Having always assumed that simple vibrations and/or targeted stroking motions were enough, I thought e-stim was a sham that would fade as quickly as the blow-up doll. Boy was I wrong. Today’s sex toy market is bursting at the seams with viable options and now even old skeptics like me have joined the ranks as top fans and experts. What was once a misconception of mine has ultimately turned out to be an obsession, but that’s what you get when you find a device that you love I suppose.
Getting here hasn’t always been easy or filled with satisfying O-faces. Indeed, I’ve encountered my fair share of heartache and blue balls throughout the years but there’s one thing I haven’t experienced yet and that’s disappointment with a well-placed, high-quality electrostimulation sex toy. Who would have guessed I’d be sitting here today – e-stim cock ring wrapped snugly around my dick – talking about the advantages of and methods involved in picking out the right device? It’s about growth, people. Our mothers would be so proud. Let’s not disappoint her by selecting something shitty just because we don’t know where to start.
Prostate play is one of the most popular pastimes for sexually active men, which is why devices like the ElectraStim ElectroSex Prostate Massager are so important. This impressively designed sex toy is marketed towards males but it can be used by females for vaginal stimulation as well. Moreover it’s ideal for both internal and external stimulation, with four e-stim contact points and a silky-smooth silicone finish. The bad news is that the covering has a big seam going down the middle which may be off-putting to some users. However, the posable shaft more than makes up for any discomfort that may experienced by the inexperienced.
This toy measures 5 inches in insertable length and offers a 4.5-inch total girth, making it perfect for everyone from newbies to professionals. There are conveniently placed conductive strips inside the shaft and base which work in unison to pleasure the anus and perineum (or clitoris) simultaneously. Various electrostimulation speeds and intensity levels are available through the built-in control interface that allows users to gradually adjust the settings for a customizable, satisfying orgasm - perfect for erotic experimentation.
Who says girls just wanna have fun? Boys are looking for a good time too. The makers of the ElectraStim ElectroSex Jack Socket Stroker understand this, providing men everywhere with an entirely new way to masturbate thanks to their philanthropic innovation. Their penis stroking device is the epitome of electrifying, with a skin-like canal insert that’s both simple to clean and easy to enjoy. It’s lined with a series of raised nubs for maximum stimulation, plus the dimensions are generous enough to accommodate most penis sizes. When combined with the pleasure settings of a good bi-polar electro-sex power unit, this already sensational sex toy becomes a dynamic duo of deliciousness.
The jolly Jack Socket measures 4.5 inches in total insertable length, with a somewhat restrictive 1.25-inch girth allowance. The dimensions may be not be ideal for all men but the size does allow for more pinpointed masturbation techniques like direct frenulum stimulation (or “just the tip” as I like to call it). It is, therefore, a great option for guys who want to improve their sexual stamina or increase the intensity of foreplay. By the way, your conductive gel gets inserted through specialized ports which keep the device safe and satisfying the entire time without a manual override.
Okay, so the ElectraStim ElectroSex Noir Nona may be advertised as a G-spot probe but hear me out because it’s actually a lot more than that and you’ll want to know what I mean when I say that. First of all, it’s a top-heavy, insertable sex toy that’s designed for targeted glandular stimulation. You see where I’m going with this? The g-spot is a lot like the p-spot: It rests somewhere deep inside the body and it reacts the same way to direct massages and electrical currents. With that said, this bad boy is likely one of the best options for prostate play there is, with expertly crafted dimensions, body-friendly ergonomics and conductive strips running up and down it to ensure maximum pleasure.
By the way, this bi-polar (and/or bi-sexual) toy is also gently curved just like your favorite prostate massager. That means it feels just as good for you as it does for her – perfect for couple’s kink and role playing exchanges. It measures a comfortable 4 inches in total insertable length and has a 4.3-inch girth allowance for a fulfilling stretch. The rounded tip isn’t tapered at all and the flared base isn’t very big, which begs the question about the safety of this toy for newcomers, but it does offer a variety of different positioning opportunities and the top of the shaft features a little extra texturization just for good measure.
Did you know that using a urethral sound produces the same extremely pleasurable sensations for a man as does using a dildo on a woman? It’s true. That’s why these toys are favored by guys who enjoy dense ejaculations and the partners who get to help coax them out. The ElectraStim Urethral Sound Probe expertly combines the sensations of a good penis hole excavation with the deep, nerve-racking pulsations of tailored electrical currents. Does it get any better than that, my friends? Why, yes. It does and I’m glad you asked.
This thing measures 5.5 beautiful inches, reaching the bottom of the average man’s erect penis with no trouble at all. It also has a 5mm width which is perfect for first or second-stage urethral dilation. To top it all off, the ergonomic, insulated handle is slightly wider to prevent unintended slippage and the e-stim currents can be controlled easily with the right power source, meaning it’s ideal for both beginners and long-term fans of this ancient orgasmic practice.
Tired of your partner trying to dig deep before the right time? Looking for some experimental foreplay options that you haven’t tried 386 times before? Then you’re in luck because things like the Stringer Electro Play Wand exists and it’s available without a prescription despite being just what the doctor ordered for horny men, curious couples and struggling performers worldwide. This magic wand by the reputable Doc Johnson brand acts like a gentle, customizable cattle prod for your favorite erogenous zones. And while it shouldn’t be used on the head, chest or face, it can be swiped across virtually any other part of the body for multisensory fun.
Ideal for close-range contact sports and lovers who appreciate high-tech simplicity, the Stinger uses 2 AA batteries instead of a detached power source like so many other e-stim toys. With the press of a single button, the dual metal contact pins on the top of the wand begin to charge up for some serious shockage, offering only one degree of intensity but having the perfect balance between jolting and invigorating regardless of that little design flaw. Did I mention that it makes this cute little “zap” sound when it touches the skin? I don’t know about you, but the ASMR crowd is gonna think that’s pretty neat.
Get all the kink without all the crazy this time, meaning choose an e-stim dong that actually gets the job done like this one: The ElectraStim ElectroSex Wave Metal Dildo. It’s a smooth, rounded, insertable sex toy for both men and women, plus it features a cool wavy design that increases stimulation when used as an anal and/or vaginal thruster. It’s shaped for precision p-spot and g-spot pleasure and can be used with or without an ElectroSex power unit because of that fact. However, when used with a compatible electricity source it can delivery waves of joy at the touch of a button.
Perhaps best of all is the fact that this little guy can be used for temperature play as well, with a polished metal exterior that’s compatible with most lube formulations and all skin types. It features 7 insulating rings which pull double duty as hand protectors and pulsation messengers – sending reliable currents from one end of the toy to the other without interruption or need for charge. So while this 2mm pin-connected electrostimulation device for men is most ideal for internal play, it can also be used for external massages given the user appreciates the somewhat regulation dimensions.
At first glance, the ElectraStim EM60 ElectroSex Stimulator Mulitpack Set might look like little more than a small gathering of plugs and wires but I assure you it’s much more than that. First of all, it can perform three different roles in the bedroom, if not more – one as a set of cock rings, another as a vaginal stimulator, and yet another as an anal probe. Talk about getting your money’s worth; this thing comes with its own power unit plus a bunch of extra accessories, including a three-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. So, when you’re exploring the 24 different pleasure settings and 7 distinct pulse patters, you can rest assured that you’re doing it risk free.
As the cherry on top, both cock rings are adjustable so you can slide one around the base of your penis and the other around your balls. The included Aura probe is just another bonus, although it may not be the size that some guys are looking for. Either way, the availability of both internal and external stimulation in such varied ways combined with the self-contained, remote-controlled functionality makes this device one of the best options for e-stim loving couples and curious individuals alike. It even comes with a set of conductive adhesive pads so you can send waves of pleasure to virtually any part of the body.
Who says your partner gets all the pleasure when you wear a cock ring? And who’s the bastard that stopped innovations at simple vibrations and texturizations. I’d ask to see the mayor but we have stuff like the ElectraStim Prestige now so I’m content (for the moment). This little ElectraLoop Cock Rings are super special and here’s why: They deliver yummy shock waves up and down your dick and, here’s the kicker, your partner can feel them too. The direct and perfectly balanced cock-to-ball-to-coochie ratio is otherworldly, taking these simple contraptions to the league of legends when wielded by the right individual or couple.
The hyper-conductive rubber material that’s used to create this fully adjustable, zip-tie looking little thing is flexible to fit any sized dick. In fact, this device offers a convenient size adjuster tool right on the loop to provide easy, almost effortless customization options. Go from super tight to sort of loose, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you don’t let the fact that both loops need to be worn simultaneously for the device to work properly get you down. Nothing is perfect except for the orgasms for you’ll achieve when you use this bad boy as intended by the manufacturer.
Clamping: It’s what all the cool BDSM kids are doing and you’re missing out if you haven’t tried it yet. The processing of pinching various parts of the body at different degrees of pressure may sound like a nightmare to some, but to others it’s the ideal situation to cum. In fact, science proves that using devices like the ElectraStim Bi-Polar Body Clamp can increase the intensity of surface sensations by drawing blood flow out and awakening dulled senses. With that said, you shouldn’t be surprised that people have started adding e-stim into the mix.
The clamp in question offers a gentle vibe-like tingle that’s ideal for electrostimulation and/or bondage beginners. It features connectivity to a separate power unit, however, which means the word “gentle” could get thrown out the window at any given moment depending on the user’s preferences. With insulated, plastic-covered handles for a firmer, safer grip plus a 50 mm maximum width, it suits almost all body types and provides continual pleasure without transferring electrical pulses to the user’s hands. Best of all, this self-standing little number has both negative and positive contact points which means you can enjoy it sans any other sex toys or accessories (if you want).
Plug it in and then plug it up your ass the way nature intended with the ElectraStim ElectroSex Noir (which is French for “black”) Rocker. It’s a butt plug of epic proportions and that’s not because it’s enormous in size or uncommon in shape. It still features the telltale characteristics of a good anal stimulation device but it has one glaring difference: It uses e-stim to deliver its powerful punches to the p-spot, meaning the sensations produced are about 592 times more intense than standard vibrations. And while it may have the wrong dimensions for some guys or not feature the built-in power source they like, what it does have is enough to keep most men’s libido at bay.
With a 4-inch insertable length and a 3.7-inch girth, this slightly tapered and textured fool gets cray-cray in with the right pleasure settings in place. The unique T-bar design makes it easy to insert and remove, plus its long neck means it can be worn for several hours because it naturally adjusts to the contours of your body. It even has 90-degree plug-in points so you can sit your ass down and feel the party rage on in your pants whether onlookers know about it or not. The vertical groves are made for maximum p-spot stimulation while the user engages in a gentle rocking motion (hence the name).
Before you head out on your search for the world’s best electrostimulation device, let’s make one thing crystal clear: This stuff is not for the faint of heart. We should also begin by understanding what it is we’re talking about and why it’s so popular among sexually active adults today. Electrostimulation, sometimes called electrical stimulation, e-stim or TENS, is defined as the direct application of currents to a specific part of the body. Those currents can be sent at varying intensity levels depending on the application method. In sex toys, stimulation is generally concentrated on the user’s erogenous zones. However, the good thing about these kinds of devices is that they can be applied to almost anywhere, meaning sensation exploration is much easier and more exciting for everyone involved.
The bad news is that there are now more e-stim sex toys on the market than ever before, so the average consumer usually has no idea what the hell they’re doing when they head out the door to find one. It’s a sick, sad world when men can’t take advantage of all that modern-day science has provided, which is I why I aim to change that by walking you through the process one step at a time. First things first, let’s find out what an electrostimulation sex toy is (and isn’t) and then explore all the ways we can narrow down your search for the best option.
Put as simply as humanly possible, a pleasure product equipped with electrostimulation is one that’s most commonly used to intensify orgasms with or without penetration. Designed to be used by both males and females, these toys are made to create involuntary muscle spasms and other musculoskeletal reactions based on the device’s unique settings. They’re not dangerous if they’re used as directed and, in fact, can help tremendously with things like erectile dysfunction and/or orgasmic disorder. In some cases, customizable e-stim machines are even used by post-op prostate surgery patients and by people wanting to restore normal functionality of their sphincter muscle after trauma.
It’s not all serious business, though. Once upon a time, electrostimulation was discovered to be extremely effective at both pinpointing and optimizing nervous system function all over the body. It created sensations that had really never been experienced before. It made us think, and the first thing we thought about was sex (of course). When the first e-stim sex toy was invented, the world went wild and skeptics were born. However, these specialty devices are now favored by people from all walks of life, including those who might have considered themselves skeptical at first.
Electrostimulation toys come in a very wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles and designs, with more variety than the average Joe can shake his stick at. My first impression of the selection was overwhelming but then I realized that I wasn’t alone in my confusion. As it turns out, there are several groups of people who enjoy using things like this in the bedroom, which meant the industry had to specialize to suit the needs of its target demographic. The struggle between supply and demand rages on like the boner in my pants, but here’s who I found to be most compatible with this type of pleasure:
It looks like you might be the only one left standing without a good electrostimulation sex toy in your stash. What a sad way to live, my friend. It’s not good to continually deny yourself pleasure and joy, especially not when that pleasure and joy can bring you good health and happiness. For example, did you know that doctors have discovered more than a dozen health benefits associated with having frequent orgasms? If you didn’t, that’s ok because you only need to know a handful of important things to change your sexual destiny for the better.
Step One - Understand that some of today’s top sex toy manufacturers are bold-faced liars who use clever advertising schemes to get your loyalty and money. The fucked-up part is that you usually don’t even find out until it’s too late. There’s always some fine print to miss and nobody’s giving shit away for free. So, it’s up to you as a responsible consumer to tell the difference between the jackasses and the geniuses. Do you think you know what to look for? Well, if it’s not one of the following things then you do not, my horny homie. Check this out:
Knowing what to look for when shopping for a new device is only half the battle. Truth be told, brand ambassadors already understand what the average consumer is trying to find. That’s why they’re advertising campaigns are so effective. To beat them at their own game, you have to hit them where it hurts. Make them work for your money by proving that you know yourself better than they think they do.
Knowledge is power, my friends. Sex toy makers know a few important things about your but they don’t know it all. Research the right things about yourself and make unscrupulous merchants disappear from our view. Don’t allow anyone to talk you into something you’re not comfortable with just because it looks like fun. It is fun, but that’s not the point. Sex is supposed to be subjective, so let’s keep it that way. These are the four most important things to know or else we’ll never get that done:
Responsible and effective sex toy shopping can be a lot of fun despite the amount of research it takes to find the right product. This quest gives you the opportunity to see what’s out there and predict the coming trends with an improved level of accuracy. I, for one, enjoy browsing the marketplace from time to time just to check out the latest and greatest inventions, not necessarily to buy anything. It’s that continual immersion in the industry that keeps me sexy, spry and suited to select an electrostimulation device that fit the bill each and every time. Can you say the same? You should be able to by now.
Buying any new pleasure product is stressful, especially when time is of the essence or money is tight. The last thing anyone wants to do is waste their cash on yet another hunk of junk, so that’s why due diligence matters. You don’t get good orgasms by denying the facts and figures. You get good orgasms by exploiting the market for your benefit like a good capitalist that cares about the future of innovation. So, if that requires paying more attention to yourself and inspecting devices more closely before you buy them, then so be it.
Q: How do I properly clean a sex toy that has electricity running through it?
A: Sometimes, e-stim devices can be cleaned just like any other kind of sex toy – with warm water and a non-porous, hypoallergenic soap. However, users are urged to read their owner’s manuals very carefully for more detailed instructions on how to properly maintain their device. For best results, invest in a self-drying sex toy cleaning solution or one that’s advertised as compatible with electrostimulation components. Do not, under any circumstances, wash your device without ensuring that the power source has been disconnected or turned off.
Q: Can I get hurt by playing with an electrostimulation device?
A: Honestly, yes. You can get hurt by playing with one of these things if you don’t follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer in the included owner’s manual. Also, you risk injury if you play with an e-stim sex toy around water and/or extreme temperatures. To err on the side of safety, never use an electrical device for pleasure if you’re not ready to follow precautionary and/or preventative measures ahead of time.
Q: Is there a special way to store something like this when I get done using it?
A: The storage requirements for an electrostimulation device depends on the overall design and functionality. Check your owner’s manual for more detailed information on how to properly store your toy. For the most part, you’ll be required to keep all components away from moisture and extreme hot/cold temperatures as well as dangerous environmental debris and peeping eyes. Therefore, specialized carrying cases are either recommended or included with your initial purchase. See the manufacturer’s website for specific options and add-ons.
Q: If I have a heart condition, can I still use an e-stim toy?
A: Electrostimulation is not always recommended for people with heart conditions, so talk to your doctor before using one for sexual pleasure. There may be a way to enjoy the stimulation without interfering with your health, but there may not be. It’s crucial to play it smart and consult with a medical professional about the limitations you should abide by when experimenting with electricity. This is especially important for people who wear a pacemaker.
Q: Will using electrostimulation for pleasure desensitize my genitals in any way?
A: Just like any other type of sexual stimulation to the genitals, incessant behaviors can have tragic results. Masturbation and frequent orgasm attainment are great for your health, but irresponsible use of e-stim can (and most likely will) desensitize your nerve endings to the point of numbness. This is nothing to be scared about though, because you know how to pleasure yourself in moderation like a grown-ass man.
Q: Are there any special skills or equipment needed to use these toys for sex?
A: The short answer: Yes. The long answer: The amount of equipment and skill required to use an e-stim toy for sex varies widely from one device to another. Generally speaking, consumers will need to stock up on the conductive gels and lubes as well as invest in power boxes, replacement adhesives and personal lubrication. Some devices come with wireless remote controls which take commercial batteries that aren’t always included, plus you’ll need a basic knowledge of the human body and possess skills to wield electricity responsibly.
About Blake Parker
Blake Parker makes Ron Jeremy look like Mother Theresa. His honest take on allthings pertaining to pleasure and relationships has made him a household name that’s synonymous with sexuality. Blake’s unique perspective on toys and techniques prepares the mind and body for more than just an incredible orgasm. Hisentertaining sex toy reviews, buyer’s guides, and How-To articles inform consumers of what nobody else will say. His readers demolish emotional/physical strongholds, tear down social taboos, and become more comfortable in their own skin as he and his partner enlighten the world one sex toy at a time. Notoriety isn’t the goal with Blake; satisfaction is.