While there are many types of BDSM situations, ranging from whips and chains to feathers and water torture, a tricky but popular form is known as electric stimulation or elektrosex. Though other types of BDSM play are often used in conjunction with e-stim, in itself, it is a viable sexual tool if used safely and properly. E-stim is implemented in many of the same ways as more traditional BDSM tools, and can be used with role-playing scenes and many of the tools associated with “kinky sex”. In fact, many of the accessories utilized in more widely practiced BDSM situations can be easily adapted to e-stim with a minimal amount of effort and a little imagination. Likewise, there are many toys available on the market that are created with e-stim specifically in mind.
Electric stimulation can be painful and even deadly if performed in an inappropriate or unsafe manner. Many people may wonder why partners or a group of partners would want to practice such a risky procedure in the first place. To begin with, the idea that a live electrical current will cause terrible pain has been instilled in most people since they were young. This deep seeded fear is one of the factors that makes e-stimulation so intriguing, since adrenaline levels will automatically raise in anticipation of the shock. Like any thrill-seeking activity, such as skydiving or bungee jumping, the inherent fear and possibility of pain makes the activity exciting. However, with e-stim, there is a physiological factor aside from the endorphin release that can make it pleasurable. Electricity has been often used in medicine to excite the nerves in the body, causing them to react in ways that people in the medical profession find beneficial. For example, electric stimulation may relax the muscles of a chiropractic patient so that pain is lessened or a technician is better able to perform an adjustment. This same theory applies to the nerves in the genital area, and the messages they send to the brain can create intense pleasure if applied appropriately.
When using electricity in sexual settings, there are many ways that it can be introduced. Role playing scenes involving torture are a common way to bring electricity into the bedroom. In this case, the electric stimulation will be seen as a form of punishment for the “criminal” or whatever subject is invented to fulfill the scene. How the electricity is introduced is another matter. An inventive person or one with a basic background in electricity can make a conductor of electrical current. However, it is easier and likely safer to purchase a “toy” that has been built for this purpose.
There are multitudes of toys featuring an electric current available on the market, but they come in two very basic forms. The first type of toy makes use of continuous current and is usually powered by a battery. These units are referred to as TENS units, which is merely a blanket term that describes toys with this specific power source, though there are many models available. The other basic blanket term for units that are powered by static electricity is the violet wand. Because they are weaker, violet wands tend to be used more commonly.
The TENS (Trancutaneous Electro-Neural Stimulation, as they are termed in the medical field) units are usually homemade and have been crafted to utilize a standard wall outlet as a power source. Occasionally, a medical version of a TENS device may be prescribed to a patient who uses electric stimulation for a muscle relaxant, but usually these are acquired through unverified sources and can be as suspect during use as a homemade model. They also tend to be more expensive than homemade toys or violet wands. An alternative to the TENS device is the EMS, which can be purchased at many fitness sites or home gyms.
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DEVICES AND KITS
E-Stim (electro stimulation)
TENS Trancutaneous Electro-Neural Stimulation,
Electro starter kit $395 (also specific for anal as well)
homedepot.com if youdo your research and know how to use and create your own kit
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