How to Use Electro Toys: A Beginner’s Guide

By Cassie Mørch / June 29, 2023

Ever felt a spark of interest when it comes to electro sex toys or e-stim toys? In this exciting chapter of our guide to better (kinky) sex, I’ll be going over the basics of how to use electro toys! We’re going to delve into the electrifying world of these unique sex toys and learn more about the science behind all the pleasure. I will also give you my top recommendations for some of the best e-stim toys for you to begin your journey with.

So, have I sparked your interest? Feeling a little jolt of excitement? You’re in the right place. Let’s get down to it.

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Introduction to Electro Toys

Electro sex toys, also known as e-stim toys, use electrical currents to stimulate nerve endings in the body. They can add a unique sensation to your intimate moments. They offer a different kind of pleasure that you might not have experienced before. You might think that electro toys mostly feel painful or stingy, kind of like the small stings you can get from static electricity. However, the sensations from electro toys can feel as gentle or as intense as you want them to! Some enjoy the painful stings where others may enjoy the thrilling pulsating or throbbing. Either way, these toys are designed to be safe and enjoyable, not to give you an electric shock!

The history of electro toys is as fascinating as the toys themselves. They use the same mechanisms as certain medical devices used for electrotherapy, which uses electrical signals to stimulate muscles and nerves for therapeutic purposes. In the mid-20th century, some adventurous souls started experimenting with these devices for sexual stimulation, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, electro sex toys specifically made for sexual pleasure, come in many different shapes and sizes. From electric dildos, electric butt plugs, electric prostate massages to electric nipple clamps, and even electric chastity cages! Each type of toy offers its own unique sensations and experiences, so there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a curious beginner or an experienced e-stim enthusiast.

Despite their growing popularity there are still many misconceptions about electro toys. Some people think they’re dangerous or painful, while others dismiss them as a niche fetish. But the truth is, electro toys can be a fun and exciting addition to anyone’s sex life, as long as they’re used correctly and safely.

How to Use Electro Toys: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Choose Your Electro Toy

Electro sex kits come with two types of outputs: monopolar and bipolar.

In a monopolar output, the current flows unidirectionally between two points. This means you’ll need to attach two electrodes to your body to complete the circuit.

On the other hand, a bipolar output comes with two conductive surfaces built into it, creating a self-contained circuit. The current flows between the positive and negative electrodes within the attachment itself. You’re good to use it on the skin from the get-go!

I suggest starting your electrifying journey with a mono-polar kit that has electrode pads. Attach these to the skin on either side of your sensitive spots (say 2-3 inches away from the clitorism penis, or anus) and brace yourself for an extraordinary symphony of pulsations, throbs, and strokes.

While some thrill-seekers might use a TENS unit or EMS machine for their electro play, we recommend choosing a kit specifically designed for this kind of electrifying adventure. After all, when it comes to sparking joy, it’s best to use tools crafted with that purpose in mind!

The Right Kind of Electro Toy

Choosing the right electro toy can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re new to e-stim. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Type of toy: As mentioned earlier, there are many different types of electro toys, each offering its own unique sensations. Consider the kind of sensations you’re interested in exploring. Something insertable, something that can provide sharp stings, or gentle electrodes that pulsate through a specific area?
  • Size and design: Like any adult toy, the size and design of the electro toy can greatly affect your experience. Choose a toy that you feel comfortable with and that suits your body and preferences. Be partcularly aware of this when it comes to insertable toys. The added sensations from the electrical currents may also feel more intense than your regular old dildo or butt plug. Consider a size that’s not too overwhelming for you!

Step 2: Prepare Your Toy

Before you start, make sure your toy is clean and in good working order. Most electro toys can be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, but always check the manufacturer’s instructions to be sure.

Some electro toys require conductive gel to work effectively. This gel helps the electrical current flow more smoothly and can enhance the sensations. If your toy requires conductive gel, apply a thin layer to the toy and your skin before you start.

Your electro toy will obviously only be able to conduct the electricity if it’s connected to a power unit or power box that provides the electricity. Make sure you’ve set your separate power unit beforehand. Make sure you have the right kind of connectors or adaptors to make your toy compatible with the power unit.

Step 3: Start Slow

When you’re ready to start, begin with the lowest setting. This will allow you to get used to the sensations and figure out what you like. As you become more comfortable, you can gradually increase the intensity.

Remember, the goal is pleasure, not pain. If it feels uncomfortable or painful, turn it down or stop. It’s also a good idea to take breaks every now and then to prevent overstimulation.

How to use electro toys with a gradual increase of intensity.

Step 4: Experiment

Once you’re comfortable with the basics, don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different settings, positions, and techniques. You might find that certain settings or positions enhance the sensations, or that certain techniques add an extra level of excitement.

Try using your electro toy in combination with other toys or activities. Explore different patterns on different areas of the body. The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild!

Experimenting is a great way to figure out how to use electro toys so they feel good for yuo!

The Science Behind Electrical Stimulation

Okay, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of why electro toys can feel like this.

The Basics of Electrical Stimulation

Our bodies naturally use electricity. Nerve impulses are essentially electrical charges that travel along the nerve fibers. These impulses cause muscles to contract and relax, which is how we move and feel sensations. Electro toys create their own electrical signals that stimulate these nerve endings, leading to unique sensations that can be incredibly pleasurable.

When you touch a hot stove, for example, the heat stimulates the nerve endings in your skin, which send an electrical signal to your brain. Your brain interprets this signal as the sensation of heat, and you quickly pull your hand away. Electro toys work in a similar way, but instead of heat, they use electrical currents to stimulate the nerve endings.

The unique sensations caused by electro toys can be difficult to describe, as they’re unlike anything most people have experienced before. Some people describe it as a tingling or buzzing sensation, while others compare it to the feeling of deep vibrations or even muscle contractions. The intensity and quality of these sensations can be adjusted by changing the settings on the power box, allowing you to customize your experience to your liking.

How to Use Electro Toys Safely

While the idea of using electricity for pleasure might sound a bit scary, electro toys are designed with safety in mind. They use very low voltage and current levels, much lower than anything that could cause harm. In fact, the electrical currents used by most electro toys are similar to those used by TENS units. TENS units are usually used as medical devices to relieve pain.

However, like any adult toy, electro toys should be used responsibly and as directed by the manufacturer. Here are some basic safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Never use an electro toy if you have a pacemaker, other electronic medical device, or heart conditions.
  • Always start with the lowest setting, and gradually increase the intensity.
  • Avoid using electro toys above the waist or on the chest area. The electrical current could interfere with your heart’s natural electrical signals.
  • Do not use electro toys on irritated or broken skin, as this could cause further discomfort and injury.
  • Always clean your electro toys before and after use to prevent the spread of bacteria. However, most of them are not 100% waterproof, so be sure to clean them safely. Generally, avoid using electro toys near water. Those two things don’t mix well.

Common mistakes to avoid when using electro toys include using them at too high a setting, using them for too long, or using them in unsafe areas. Remember, the goal is pleasure, not pain. If it feels uncomfortable or painful, stop immediately and adjust the settings or position of the toy.

Product Recommendations: The Best Electro Toys

Here are some of my top picks for electro toys for beginners:


ElectraStim Flick Duo Stimulator Pack:

This versatile device is designed to cater to your adventurous spirit, capable of powering up to 4 uni-polar or 2 bi-polar electrodes simultaneously. What sets the Flick Duo apart is its independent channel control, offering users the freedom to mix and match different sensations and intensities all at once.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. It boasts over 25 different intensity levels and 8 pattern settings, inviting you to explore a wide spectrum of sensory experiences. And for a truly unique touch, it has a unique ‘flick’ feature that lets you control the intensity of the stimulation with a simple flick of the wrist.

Mystim Tension Lover Nervstimulator

Mystim Tension Lover:

This device has two individually adjustable channels and seven unique programs, offering a world of possibilities for your sensory play. The Tension Lover also has a timer function, allowing you to preset your desired rhythm and intensity for uninterrupted play. The large digital display is easy to read, ensuring you’re always in control of your experience. So whether you’re exploring solo or sharing the spark with a partner, the Mystim Tension Lover invites you to experiment and discover new heights of sensory delight.

ElectraStim Bi-Polar ElectraPaddle Leather Spanking Paddle for how to use electro toys

ElectraStim Bi-Polar ElectraPaddle Leather Spanking Paddle:

While it can certainly hold its own as a traditional spanker, this paddle truly shines when paired with the ElectraStim power unit. This dynamic duo works together to stimulate nerve endings with electrical currents that can be as subtle or as bold as you desire. Use the paddel for light sensations dragging it across the skin, or with harder, more intense spanks.

Once connected to the power pack, the paddle’s metal conductors spring into action, eager to electrify any body part within reach. Whether you’re looking for a gentle tingle or a more intense zap, this spanking paddle is ready to deliver an electrifying experience like no other.

Conclusion: Go Explore the Exciting Electricity!

Electro toys offer a unique and exciting way to enhance your sexual pleasure. By understanding the science behind them and following our step-by-step guide, you can safely explore these electrifying sensations.

Remember, the key to a great experience is communication, consent, and comfort. So, whether you’re a curious beginner or already know a thing or two about e-stim pleasure, I hope this guide can spark a new level of excitement in your intimate moments.

Electro toys can add a whole new dimension to your sex life, opening up a world of sensations that you might never have imagined. So why not give it a try? You might just find that it’s exactly what you’ve been looking for.