The 8 Best Electro Sex Toys for Shockingly Good Times

Ben Barton
by Ben Barton
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If you want to add a bit of a spark into your sex life, then an electro sex toy might be just the thing to get you buzzing! Sometimes manual stimulation just won’t do, and you need something a bit more electric and automatic. That’s why we’ve looked at 8 of the best electro toys available! It’s only right that you get all the facts presented to you! We even point you in the right direction of where you can buy these toys, too! This is absolutely a one-stop review of the best electro sex toys out there, and we hope you find exactly what you’re looking for and what safety precautions to take!

Our reviews of electro sex toys explained

There are many e stim toys out there, and we were more than happy to test them all! We looked at all aspects of these toys. We wanted to know how effective they were when you used them. We wanted to know what the materials felt like. We even wanted to know about the price and the affordability. No stone was left unturned in our search for not only every positive but also every negative. Because if you’re on the hunt for an electro sex toy then you want true and honest thoughts and opinions! And that’s exactly what we hope to present you with in this unbiased and well-balanced review!

Our reviews of electro sex toys explained

Popular types of electro sex toys

There are all kinds of electro sex toys that you can buy, but let’s take a look at some of the most popular and well-loved options! Including some fairly new, that give new sensations.

  • Stimulation pads – Stick these stimulation pads to your body and feel the electric current running through them. Lose control as you feel the volts buzzing through your body, teasing and pleasing in equal parts!
  • Wands – For direct stimulation wherever you put it, wands are great and magical electric sex toys. They are brilliant and supremely exciting for specific stimulation, no matter where you need it!
  • Dildos – Long, short, big, small, straight, curved…dildos can and will please! These phallic-shaped pleasers can be slid in and out however hard, deep, and fast you want! Electric dildos add that extra bit of spice!
  • Butt plugs – Fill your butt with a butt plug! Coming in all shapes and sizes, they fill your back passage up and offer a nice stretch that is a real treat! Add some vibrations, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for pleasure!
  • Prostate massagers – The male prostate is a part of the body that loves massages! When directly stimulated it will really help pump up those orgasms from deep within the body! Magic! Find some of the best electric prostate stimulation devices here.
  • Cock rings – Wrapping around your cock and holding it nice and firm, cock rings help you get stronger and harder erections that last for longer. They can even incorporate buzzy vibrations that really takes it to the next level!
  • Nipple clamps – An often overlooked part of the body when it comes to sex toys are the nipples. But they deserve some fun too! You can get electric nipple clamps that clip on and send a buzz directly to that erogenous zone!

Electro sex safety

This should kind of go without saying, but any play involving electric is inherently risky! You need to make sure that your toys are in perfect working condition BEFORE you start to use them, and if there are any signs that they are running less than perfectly then you need to stop! After all, it’s about being in ecstasy, not being in danger!

You should not use electro safety if you have heart condition or pacemaker or if you are pregnant.

FAQ

What is an external power pack?
Many electro sex toys do not come with their own power source built-in. These toys require an external power pack. ElectraStim, Kinklab, and Mystim accessories typically require a compatible pack. Make sure to check whether you're new toy is ready to use straight out of the box or if you need an additional power source.
What is e-stim?
e-stim is an abbreviation of electric stimulation and incorporates any device or method that uses electricity as a mode of arousal.
What is the difference between e-stim and vibrations?
Vibrations externally stimulate sensitive areas through movement and contact. e-stimulation directly targets nerve-endings with an electrical current, emulating the natural bodily functions of passing a charge through muscles to make them contract. This is the same process your body goes through while orgasming.
Are electro sex toys safe for anyone to use?
Certified electro sex toys have been designed and tested to be safe for human use. However, there is a long list of people who should not use these types of toys, for example, if you are pregnant or have a heart condition. Many electro sex toys are also only suitable for use on specific areas of the body. Consult the manufacturer's guidelines closely before using any toy and if unsure, we recommend erring on the side of caution.
Can I make my own electro sex toys?
No. We strongly recommend not attempting any form of DIY when it comes to electro sex toys. Commercial e-stim products go through rigorous health and safety protocols. The risks of permanent and serious damage from DIY toys is high.
What is sounding?
Sounding is the process of stimulating the urethra via the use of a sounding rod. This rod is inserted internally to target the urethra. This form of play is most commonly used with penises, though it can also be used with vaginas.

What are electro sex toys?

Sometimes manual stimulation just won't do, and you need something a little more electric to put a buzz in your step! Electro sex toys are a wide range of devices that use electricity as a means of stimulation. Unlike traditional vibrations, e-stim mimics the electro currents that naturally pass through your nerves and muscles, causing them to contract. This is intended to 'trick' your body into orgasming sooner and more intensely. And we're happy to confirm that more often than not that's exactly what they do! Electro sex toys really are incredible!

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The 8 Best electro sex toys in Test

1 Test Winner

ElectraStim Komodo

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The creme de la creme of electro sex toys, the Komodo Dildo is here to change your life forever. Simply attach to your compatible ElectraStim Stimulator unit and experience unparalleled levels of electrifying pleasure.

The dildo measures 6 inches in insertable length with a width of 1.43 inches, complimented by deep ridges running the length of the shaft and a slightly bulbous head, perfectly designed for G-spot or P-spot stimulation.

The wide-flared base can be used with the included suction cup cradle for the best hands-free ride of your life. Combine with electro-conductive gel for the best possible results.

ElectraStim Komodo test
ElectraStim Komodo features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the ElectraStim Komodo if you...
are interested in owning one of the best electro sex toys available
want targeted P-spot or G-spot stimulation
enjoy slightly larger dildos
already own a compatible power pack
You should NOT buy the ElectraStim Komodo if you...
aren't sure if estim sex toys are for you
would prefer the prostate massager model
don't own a compatible power pack (not included)
ElectraStim Komodo features
Features
Diameter1.43 inches
Length6.5 inches
Insertable length6 inches
FlexibilityFirm 
MaterialsSilicone 
Pros
Perfect quality
Included suction cup cradle
Ridged and bulbous shaft
Compatible with O-ring harnesses
Cons
Needs a power pack
Costly
Conclusion

You’ve tried standard dildos, but now it’s time to ditch the rest and get with the best. Hands down our favorite electro sex toy, the Komodo is an experience unparalleled in this realm.

Feel the orgasm-inducing current pass from the dildo to your most sensitive areas and back again with deranged intensity. The Komodo has been designed for two things: The finest P-Spot / G-Spot stimulation possible, and completely hands-free climaxing. The included suction cup cradle is a testament to the fact that hands aren’t necessary. Whether you’re just starting your journey into electrosex stimulators or you’re a certified pro, this is a must-own.

For the Prostate Massager model, check out The Habanero.

2 Cheapest

Doc Johnson The Stinger Wand

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Put a little added spark into your play with one of the cheapest and best beginner electro sex toys you can get your eager mitts on. Designed to look intimidating in danger red, cattle prod styling, and with a loud ‘crack’ when in contact with skin. Functionally built as a great introduction to e-stim with a moderate shock and small impact area. The Stinger is as much about the mental as it is the physical.

Battery-powered, there’s no need for expensive and scary-looking power packs. Titillate your partner right out of the box, with toe-curling nerve-jolting zaps. Perfect for introducing a sub to e-stim play, The Stinger would be a great addition to any BDSM box of tricks.

Doc Johnson The Stinger Wand test
Doc Johnson The Stinger Wand features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Doc Johnson The Stinger Wand if you...
want a straightforward way to get into electro sex toys
want a cattle prod style shocker for BDSM play
would like something with a more moderate shock
don't want to invest in power packs and wires at this point
You should NOT buy the Doc Johnson The Stinger Wand if you...
are experienced and prefer a more intense shock
want sustained e-stimulation
would prefer a higher, non plastic build quality
Doc Johnson The Stinger Wand features
Features
Length15 inches
MaterialsHard plastic 
RechargeableNo 
Pros
Beginner friendly
Battery powered
Audible crack and visible spark
Aesthetically impressive
Cons
Cheap feeling plastic
Non-Rechargable
No on/off button
Conclusion

Start your soon-to-be extensive collection of e stim toys with the delightfully fun Stinger. Experience a little taste of what’s on offer from this new realm of delights in a safe and thrilling way.

Put your submissive’s hairs on end with this aesthetically thrilling cattle prod, then zap them rigid with a satisfyingly audible crack of current. This is all about setting the tone. The current is more than enough to get those nerve-endings all tingly and receptive. However, raw power is not the aim of the game – for experienced players, the Lightning Rod attachment may be more your speed.

If you are looking for an inexpensive, straightforward, safe way to begin exploring electro sex toys, look no further.

3 Beginner

Impulse Intimate E-Stimulator Vibrator

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Ready to take the leap into the heady heights of electro sex toys? The impulse Intimate collection is here to make the transition seamless. Designed to look and feel just like your favorite rabbit vibrator, complete with 7 vibration powerful functions.

Then, when you’re ready, 5 entirely independently operable electro-stimulation functions await you. Combine vibrations and e-stim, or use on their own, the choice is entirely yours. With a contoured clitoral tickler and curved shaft, this is the perfect intro to a whole new type of pleasure.

Other top-tier toys in the range include the petite wand vibrator and kegel exerciser.

Impulse Intimate E-Stimulator Vibrator test
Impulse Intimate E-Stimulator Vibrator features
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What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
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What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).
You should buy the Impulse Intimate E-Stimulator if you...
already enjoy rabbit style vibrators
want vibrating and electrical stimulation
want the most beginner-friendly e-stim introduction
want to work on your Kegel muscle strength
You should NOT buy the Impulse Intimate E-Stimulator if you...
prefer powerful electro sex toys
want something larger
want more conductive points
Impulse Intimate E-Stimulator Vibrator features
Features
Insertable length4.75 inches
Width1.25 inches
Vibration modes7 
Charging Time180 minutes
Battery Life90 minutes
MaterialsSilicone 
Travel LockYes 
RechargeableYes 
Pros
Perfect estim for beginners
Dual vibration and electric stimulation
Quality silicone build
Independently operable functions
Cons
May be too small for some
Long charge time
Conclusion

E stim toys represent the next logical step in your love affair with vibrating toys. Unfortunately, many of them can be more than a little intimidating to newcomers. That’s what makes the Impulse Intimate range so great. These toys appear and operate in pretty much the exact same way as toys you likely already own.

Without touching the e-stim controls this is a fantastic rabbit-style vibrator. But you know, when you’re ready to take the bull by its horns, a whole new world of stimulation lurks under the premium grade silicone.

It’s time to upgrade your favorite vibrator for a sleek, new multiple orgasm inducer.

4 Kit

Kinklab Obsidian Neon Wand Intensity Kit

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An electro toy kit with everything you need to seriously ramp the voltage up on your life. The Kinklab Neon Wand is widely accepted as the most user-friendly, sleek, and safe wands available. Open the doors to a staggering array of compatible and functionally unique toys, all of which can be effortlessly manipulated by this handheld wand.

The Electro-Whip is an e-stim tour-de-force. A total of ten heavy strips of hyper-conductive silicone allow you to crack this supercharged whip with truly awesome results. Finally, when you need a little more precision, The Flex Capacitor channels a surge of electricity through its small, forked tongue. Warning: this may be one of Kinklab’s most intense electric sex toys yet.

Kinklab Obsidian Neon Wand Intensity Kit test
Kinklab Obsidian Neon Wand Intensity Kit features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Kinklab Obsidian Intensity Kit if you...
want a wide range of compatible electric sex toys
want the safest and most respected electric wand
have enjoyed flogging in the past
are serious about e-stim
You should NOT buy the Kinklab Obsidian Intensity Kit if you...
haven't tried any electrosex toys yet
don't want something that's mains powered
don't like the attachments (there are other bundles)
Kinklab Obsidian Neon Wand Intensity Kit features
Features
MaterialsSilicone, glass, copper, leather 
RechargeableMains-powered 
Pros
The safest electric wand available
Quality accessories included
Huge range of compatible attachments
Everything you need to start
Cons
May be too much for beginners
Big investment
Mains powered only
Conclusion

The Neon Wand is one of them must-own electro sex toys for anyone serious about exploring everything e-stim has to offer. The kit comes with everything you need to get started; including the wand itself, the hugely popular flogger, as well as one of Kinklab’s most extreme electro sex devices to date.

Though that really is just the beginning. Once you own the Neon Wand, a whole host of additional attachments become available to you. Think conductive paddles, probe electrodes, electrified rollers, and so so much more.

For an even more comprehensive Neon Wand electro sex toy kit, check out the Agent Noir, complete with a custom combination lock briefcase.

5 Anal

Volt Electro-Flare Plug by CalExotics

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Just like the Impulse Intimate vibrator, this is another great introduction into electro toys, blurring the lines between vibration and e-stim. Only this time, this is for the anal lovers. 7 vibration patterns operate independently of 5 electro-stimulation intensities. All can be accessed wireless thanks to the simple remote control.

The Flare is heavily tapered and crafted from silky silicone for easy insertion, though with a hefty insertable length of 5.25 inches, it’s sure to leave you feeling satisfied. The plug is fully waterproof while using the vibrations (not when the e-stim is on).

If anal beads are more your style, check out the Volt Electro Beads.

Volt Electro-Flare Plug by CalExotics test
Volt Electro-Flare Plug by CalExotics features
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Buzzy
What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
Rumbly
What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).
You should buy the Volt Electro-Flare Plug if you...
want vibrations and e-stimulation
prefer larger, tapered butt plugs
are new to electro sex toys
want something with a remote control
You should NOT buy the Volt Electro-Flare Plug if you...
prefer smaller butt plugs
don't like vibration stimulation
want something mains powered and more powerful
Volt Electro-Flare Plug by CalExotics features
Features
MaterialsSilicone, nickle-free alloy 
Length5.75 inches
Insertable length5.25 inches
Diameter1.5 inches
Vibration modes7 
Charging Time120 minutes
Battery Life100 minutes
RechargeableYes 
WaterproofYes (E-Stim turned off) 
Pros
Vibrations and e-stimulation
Remote control
Easy to insert
Quality materials
Cons
Quite large
Conclusion

The smaller model, the Volt Electro Fury, ranked as one of our favorite e-stim prostate stimulators. Now the Flare is here to provide that same quality blend of vibrations and electro-stimulation in a longer, thicker body. Although we liked the Volt Electro for its explosive p-spot capabilities, it is just as at home as a g-spot stimulator.

The larger size provides a bit more of a challenge. However, the fact that the electro and vibration modes can be used separately is a great boon for those looking to explore and find the types of stimulation that suit them best.

The remote is simple and functional. The vibrations are deep and rumbly. The e-stim sensibly increases in intensity. A great addition to your electro sex toys.

6 Prostate

E-Stim Noir Sirius Prostate Massager

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The Noir Sirius is another of our favorite e-stim prostate massagers. Shaped perfectly for targetted p-spot stimulation, with a fully posable body for pinpoint precision. Four conductive points spread throughout the toy, channel electrical currents directly to the prostate and the sensitive perineum, for a butt-clenching experience like no other.

Prepare yourself for climactic muscle contractions as the Noir effortlessly milks you to completion. With an orgasmically bulbous tip, swollen shaft, and curved design, this toy is as at home targeting the prostate as it is the g-spot.

Even for electro toys, this is one of the most intense experiences available.

E-Stim Noir Sirius Prostate Massager test
E-Stim Noir Sirius Prostate Massager features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the E-Stim Noir Sirius Prostate Massager if you...
want dual internal and external stimulation
own a compatible power pack
want a size and shape specifically designed for the prostate
are experienced with electro sex toys and want the best
You should NOT buy the E-Stim Noir Sirius Prostate Massager if you...
like to sit while using a prostate massager
would prefer to buy the redesigned model
want everything you need right out of the box
E-Stim Noir Sirius Prostate Massager features
Features
MaterialsSilicone 
Length6 inches
Insertable length5 inches
Diameter1.45 inches
FlexibilityFlexible 
WaterproofNo 
Pros
Prostate and perineum stimulation
4 contact points
Flexible, posable body
Comfortable to insert
Cons
Awkward wire placement
Can't use while sitting
Requires external power pack
Conclusion

For top-shelf prostate fun, the Noir is one of the most popular E stim toys money can buy. The four conductive points are perfectly placed for targetted stimulation. Trick your body into orgasming again and again as the electrical current effortlessly replicates climactic bodily contractions. Simply plug into a compatible ElectraStim power pack and you’re away.

The main issue with this prostate massager is the awkward placement of the connecting wires, which can be knocked during play and prevent the user from comfortably sitting. Fear not, ElectraStim has attentively listened to their customer base and built a redesigned model with ‘stealth connector cables’ – The Habanero.

7 Stroker

ElectraStim 'Jack Socket' Electro Stroker

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There’s no denying it, we all love fleshlights. Once you’ve tried a quality stroker it’s almost impossible to imagine your life without them. But, where do you turn when you want to take the next step? The answer is the award-winning ‘Jack Stroker’, one of the most innovative electro sex toys we’ve seen to date.

Combining the real-feel texture and stimulating ribs and nubs we all know and love, with a bipolar electrical current for the most memorable stroking experience of your life. With a double-ended design and squeezable outer shell for variable tightness, this toy can be thoroughly enjoyed solo or with a partner.

It even includes conductive gel and lubricant!

ElectraStim 'Jack Socket' Electro Stroker test
ElectraStim 'Jack Socket' Electro Stroker features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the ElectraStim 'Jack Socket' Electro Stroker if you...
want an award winning e-stim stroker
are a fan of Electrastim's other toys
like to squeeze your stroker for increased tightness
want a versatile toy for solo and partnered play
You should NOT buy the ElectraStim 'Jack Socket' Electro Stroker if you...
don't know if electro sex toys are for you
prefer full-length strokers
don't have or want to invest in a power pack
ElectraStim 'Jack Socket' Electro Stroker features
Features
MaterialsSilicone 
Insertable length4 inches
Diameter1 inches
OpeningsNeutral 
FlexibilityFlexible 
WaterproofNo 
Pros
Innovative e-stim stroker
Flexible case for varied tightness
Realistic feeling material
Double-ended design
Cons
Requires external power pack
Short insertable length
Conclusion

The Jack Socket is an award-winning sex toy for a reason. As a stroker, it is exemplary, with perfectly realistic material, a double-ended design and a squeezable case – important as many strokers feature a hard-shell and lack variable tightness.

The inner sleeve is ribbed and nubbed, though not as significantly as other fleshlights. That’s because the intensity comes from that bipolar current surging through the platinum-cured, hyper conductive silicone. If you’re looking to feed that insatiable thirst for next-level orgasms, this Electro Stroker is your next step.

Compatible with any ElectraStim power pack. Specialist renewal powder and replacement sleeves are also available.

8 Sounding

E-stim Plunging Pete Electro Dilator

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From the electro sex toys specialists at Mystim, welcome the Plunging Pete. An adjustable harness secures firmly to the underside of the head, while a 24K gold-plated sounding rod plunges over one inch into your urethra.

Two positionable golden balls conduct a serious charge for external stimulation, while the urethra sound stimulates internally. The silicone loop harness can be adjusted to fit any penis head size, while the moveable balls put the contact area firmly in your hands. Once you’ve found the best fit for you, get ready for the most electric ride of your life.

An external power source is required, such as the Mystim Tension Lover or Pure Vibes pack.

E-stim Plunging Pete Electro Dilator test
E-stim Plunging Pete Electro Dilator features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the E-stim Plunging Pete Electro Dilator if you...
are new to urethral sound and want a beginner-friendly size
want a quality gold plated urethral sound
want internal and external stimulation
would like an adjustable harness for hands-free fun
You should NOT buy the E-stim Plunging Pete Electro Dilator if you...
aren't familiar with the risks associated with sounding
aren't sure about e stim toys
don't have a compatible power pack
E-stim Plunging Pete Electro Dilator features
Features
MaterialsSilicone, gold 
Insertable length1.375 inches
Diameter0.125 inches
AdjustableYes 
WaterproofNo 
Pros
Gold plated conductors
Adjustable harness
Sensible urethra sound
Comfortable to wear
Cons
Sound may be too small
Needs external power source
Conclusion

The 24Kgold-plated sound, as well as the external conductive balls, represent the finest material available in terms of both quality and conductivity.

The sound is a very sensible 1.375-inch in length. If you’re a sounding aficionado you may be used to longer rods, however, with the level of power this thing can conduct, trust us this is more than enough for the ride of your life. Of course, if you would prefer something larger, Mystim has you covered with the Slim Finn.

You will need a compatible external power source, though the Mystim power packs pave the way to a whole host of exciting electro sex toys.

Transform Your Hand into an Electrosex Tool

What’s the most fun you can have with electrical sex toys? What if you didn’t need a toy at all? What if instead, you could channel the surging power of Thor through your own body? Now that sounds pretty fun to us.

The Full Electro Sex Kit

Not sure where to start? below is one of the best electro sex kits for beginners. Including an innovative and widely used power pack, three exciting attachments to explore, and all the added little bits to help you get on your way.

How Do Electro Sex Toys Work?

Electro sex toys can seem a little intimidating to the uninitiated. Here we will go through how they work, as well as the advantages, and any risks associated with their use.

How do they work?

How do they work?

How do they work?

E-stim passes low levels of electrical current through the muscles and nerve endings. This mimics the same signals your body uses to naturally get muscles to contract and relax.

 

Most e-stim toys use TENS power units, to send an electrical charge to conductive points on the toy. When these points come into contact with skin, a low level charge is passed through the nerve fibers. This is the same process used for physical e-stim therapy and pain relief.

What are the risks?

What are the risks?

What are the risks?

Electric stimulation is safe for the body and has been employed for a long time in physiotherapy to build muscle strength and help people recover from injury.

However, there are risks and these should be taken seriously. Electro sex toys are absolutely not suitable for people with heart conditions, pacemakers or pregnant women. They should also only be used on the specific area of body highlighted in the manufacturer’s instructions.

Finally, as with vibrating toys, there is some evidence that such stimulation can cause desensitization of sensitive areas over time. The validity of this concern is contested, however, if you do experience any numbness or lack of feeling, stop using the e-stim toy immediately.

Are there any benefits?

Are there any benefits?

Are there any benefits?

As e-stim has traditionally been used medically as a way to strengthen muscle and recover from injury, there are arguably benefits associated with the use of electro sex toys.

For example, CalExotics has designed their Impulse Intimate range to strengthen Kegel muscles and intensify orgasms. E-stim users have also reported firmer erections, and stronger sphincters.

We don’t personally attest that these results are guaranteed or even likely, though evidence would suggest that it is possible.

How to use electro sex toys

Electro sex toys represent a whole new realm of life-changing stimulation. However, there are a few extra precautions that need to be taken in order to use these toys safely and effectively. Below are some of our top tips for practicing e-stim in the best way.

How to use electro sex toys

Check the manufacturer guidelines

Check the manufacturer guidelines

Many electro sex toys are designed to only be used in a specific way or on a certain area of the body. E-stim is also only safe for certain people, for example you should never use an e-stim toy if you have a heart condition or are pregnant.

Before you do anything, familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure you are playing safely.

Prepare the toy

How to use electro sex toys

As with most toys, you should use a quality water-based lubricant. You can also apply a conductive gel to get the most out of your electro sex toys.

Before turning the device on, check the toy and any connecting wires for condition. If there is any wear and tear, particularly to the cables or power pack, do not proceed.

Finally, if you are still inexperienced with e-stim, we recommend trying the toy out in your hand first to get a sense of intensity and how it is going to feel.

How to use electro sex toys
How to use electro sex toys

Experiment and enjoy

Experiment and enjoy

It is likely going to take some time before you find the right combination of settings and placement for you.

Relax, experiment, and most importantly, have fun! Play with the level of intensity, regularity of shocks, and placement of conductive points.

It may feel a little uncomfortable at first as you grow accustomed to the sensation. However, if it ever becomes painful, stop immediately and ensure you are using e-stim safely.

How to clean electro sex toys

Extra care must be taken when washing electro sex toys as they are typically not waterproof (or at least the e-stim aspect is unsuitable for use around water). If your toy uses an external power pack, this should be nowhere near the cleaning process. If it uses batteries we recommend removing these before washing. A cloth, warm water, and toy cleaner should be used to wash the applicable areas, taking care to avoid the electrical components. Always refer to the manufacturer's specific instructions to be safe.

Porous
materials

Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.

Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.

Non-propous
materials

Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.

Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.

The toys with electrical
components

If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.