Erotic electrostimulation for beginners

Erotic electrostimulation (or electrosex) consists in the use of electrical currents to stimulate your erogenous zones. When done properly, this popular BDSM practice delivers unique and electrifying sensations!

In this handy how-to guide, you'll learn all about how to get started, so you’ll soon be enjoying the incredible stimulation in the safest, most comfortable conditions possible.

What is electrosex?

Electrosex, or erotic stim, is a popular act in the BDSM world. Estim involves the use of electrical currents of varying intensity to stimulate your sensitive erogenous zones. The pain mixed with pleasure you feel will be delicious, and as gentle or intense as you’d like, depending on the settings you use.

Consisting mainly of water, the human body is an excellent conductor of electricity. You can use your electosex toy on any part of the body you’d like, placing the electrodes on your penis, anus, breasts or vagina. You’ll experience a level of pleasure far beyond anything you've ever known.

Electrosex is a unique alternative to more conventional sexual activities. As such, you should make every effort to protect your safety and that of your partner. By taking a few basic precautions, you'll be able to enjoy this new experience to the fullest.

Is erotic electrostimulation dangerous?

Whatever new sexual activity you’re exploring, you should always take a number of steps beforehand to ensure that both you and your partner feel completely safe. The LOVE Team has drawn up a list of important steps to take before starting an electrosex session.

  • Is your partner on board with sharing this experience with you? Set some boundaries together and make sure that you are both completely open to this new experience.
  • Make sure that you can trust your partner and that you can count on them if there is a problem. Mutual trust is the foundation of electrosex.
  • If you’re using an insertable toy, use a water-based lubricant to avoid irritation. If you’re using an external toy, use an electrically conductive gel to increase the skin's conductivity.
  • When you’re using an estim device, make sure that the electrodes are completely dry to prevent the risk of electric shock.
  • Do not wear jewellery, as this may interfere with the conductivity of the skin.
  • Do not apply the pads to broken or irritated skin, as the current may worsen existing damage.
  • If you are pregnant or have heart problems, ask your doctor about the risks of electrosex.

How should you approach your first electrosex session?

About to embark on your first electrosex session and need some advice? Read on!

  • For your first session, it's best to start with the least intense mode possible. This will allow you to see if electrostimulation is right for you.
  • Adjust the intensity to suit your mood. You may feel some numbness when the more powerful modes are turned on. Listen to your body and don't push your limits if you don't want to.
  • Communicate with your partner! Tell them if you enjoy what you are feeling and ask them to stop the stimulation if the sensations become uncomfortable or painful.
  • Don't agree to go beyond your limits. It's always up to you to decide whether your partner should continue to increase stimulation (or not). You should always tell your partner if you don't like something, regardless of their expectations or opinions.

How do I clean my toys after an estim session?

Clean your toys after every session. This will prevent the spread of bacteria and prolong the life of your equipment.

  • Clean your toys with warm water and a sex toy cleaner. Avoid abrasive cleaners containing alcohol, as they may cause permanent damage to your toys irreparably.
  • Allow your toys to air dry and store them in a clean, cool place away from sunlight and dust.
  • Keep your toys out of sight and in a safe place out of the reach of children.

We hope this how-to guide has answered any questions you may have.

Ready to take the plunge but still need some advice? The LOVE Team is always here to help you: feel free to contact us for more personalised advice!
Remember, it's important to take your time. By taking things one step at a time and following basic safety rules, you'll soon be enjoying an unforgettable experience.