I don't photograph much in the way of E-Stim (or electrical stimulation / electical play) because, frankly, it's just not that visual. It'd be a photo of a person with some electrodes attached to their skin or wearing a butt plug with wires coming out of it. But in reality, I really love E-Stim play. If you've ever been to a chiropractor and had them use a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) unit on you, or if you were silly enough to purchase one of those electronic ab-working belts several years ago, you'll know what the general idea is - electrical pulses that cause one's muscles to contract.

Like everything else, there are a wide range of products to choose from when delving into electrical play. We perverts repurpose everything, don't we? One of my favorite TENS-type toys is this gorgeous vintage contraption called a Relax-a-cisor. I purchased it at a kinky craft fair and, like my first violet wand, I just HAD to have it! It came in a metal pelican-type case and was decked out like some 50s version of the future with blinky lights and pink bake-a-lite knobs. The pulses are transferred through big baby pink pads that are held onto your body by pink latex belts. It's simply dreamy.

As a side note, when I did a little web search for the Relax-a-cisor, I found this FDA notice banning the sale of second-hand units back in the early 70s. Oops. Well, maybe they repealed it later. LOL

Nowadays, E-Stim units are sold legally through medical channels and higher-end BDSM and sex shops. There are a bunch of reputable manufacturers and if you start to explore electrical play, you'll become familiar with them. They range from beginner units to state-of-the-art computerized equipment. In order from low-fi to high-fi:

Eros Tek

When you're ready to shop, you'll first be choosing a power unit.

Beginner: The basic Rimba is a little battery-operated box, about the size of a cel phone, and has a couple of knobs for controlling pulse frequency and duration. The Folsom box has twice as many channels so you can use more attachments at once.

Intermediate: The P.E.S. is a slightly more advanced box that plugs into the wall and is therefore more powerful, but the real beauty of it is the awesome proprietary attachments that you can buy (more on that later).

Advanced: The mother of all E-Stim units is the Eros Tek. BUY ME ONE! (Sorry, I get a little bit overzealous when I think about it. They have a couple different units you can buy including a portable unit and their unbelievable Digital Power Unit. The advanced electronics of the Eros Tek allow you to download programs and save your favorite settings. I've been told (I don't have the parts so I can't vouch for it myself) that when using the Eros Tek with a sound (inserted in the penis) and the program set to "stroke", it feels like you're being jacked off from inside your cock. Kinda makes me wish I had one just so I could try that out.

Once you have your power unit, then you need to consider attachments (please be careful when choosing as different units have different leads, but adapters are available). You can use simple electrode pads that just stick to your skin (like an EKG), or gloves you can wear to deliver the sensations to your partner. Maybe I'm just a whore for expensive toys, but I think the real fun lies in the more, shall we say..., "advanced" accessories. Take a look at these toys and just imagine - EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY THAT IS IN CONTACT WITH THE TOY WILL BE TWITCHING AND CONVULSING AS THE ELECTRODE CAUSES YOUR MUSCLES TO CONTRACT. It's like nothing you've ever experienced before. And for you BDSM enthusiasts, just imagine being tied down with one of these electrodes inserted, or being immobilized in a VacBed while your top controls the sensations you're receiving. Get the idea? How about an electrode that has your prostate or g-spot thumping? Try it! It's spectacular!

Insertables (for men and women):

P.E.S. Samurai!!

Large Chrome Electro-Plug

Electric Anal Plug

Electro Flex-Probe

P.E.S. G-Spot Electrode

Dual Contact Vaginal Dildo

Dual Contact Ridged Anal Dildo


Electric Bondage Board

The Humbler

Electro Bands

Electric Cock Rings

P.E.S. Corona Stimulator

P.E.S. Urethral Deep Throat

Catheter Electrodes

This is really just the tip of the iceberg as far as E-Stim accessories goes. There's just too much fun to be had, too many options to explore to list them all here. Go forth and enjoy the wonderfully wicked world of electrical play!!

**SPECIAL CONCERNS: Anyone deciding to play with electricity must educate themselves about the risks. Some toys must not be used on the torso as they can damage the heart. Some people with heart trouble should never play with electricity. Read up on the type of play you intend to do, and check with your doctor if you have any questions!!

Christine Kessler 
Yeah, it's a tough call. Believe me when I say that I know what you're going through. =) The ultimate goal would be to get both (everything!). E-Stim + VacBed = GOOD TIMES!!

It's a rough call as to where to invest my pervy bucks. I'm weighing a vacbed (which pet and I LOVE) or one of the Erostek boxes. Both I've decided are things I absolutely have to have. I'm so torn between the big 312, super delux, programable unit and the remote - how cool it'd be to have a remote control girl-bot ...in public even. *sigh* oh the big decisions in life!

Christine Kessler 
The Eros-Tek is on my wishlist. Haven't been able to justify the price yet, but I will have one someday. Oh, yes I will! LOL It's my understanding that the non-remote unit is the way to go, if you're only going to buy one, as it has so many more functions/options. Let me know how it goes if you get one, though!

Great article! Very informative. Have you ever bought the remote Erostek unit? I'm thinking about buying that one.


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