Typically, the use of electricity for erotic pleasure is called electro-sex. The electricity component of the electro sex is generally, the involvement of devices specifically designed for this type of sexual intercourse. The electricity, hence the electro sex stimulates the nervous system of the body, therefore produces forceful sensations.
As a sexual practice, the electro-sex finds its roots within the BDSM community, more specifically in the pain and medical play scenes. Today, however, the electro sex is not popular among BDSM couples only, as many vanilla couples seek to spice up their sex life by engaging in electro sex.
Sometimes, this practice is called electro play or electrostimulation, in short e-stim.
Unlike other ordinary battery-powered sex toys, like vibrators, the electro sex gives the partners distinctive tickly and tingly sensations. Because the human's body is mostly composed of water, the electrical signals course through the nervous system very quickly, so this type of stimulation creates intense sensory reactions in a short time.
When it comes to sex toys that can be used for electro-sex, there are plenty of them. The most common devices are masturbatory sleeves, electrified butt plugs, Kegel balls, nipple clamps, cock rings, eggs, and G-spot probes. Among the more extreme electro-sex toys are the electrified urethral sounds, which transmit an electrical flow inside the penis.
Due to manufacturers shift from complex and daunting metal toys to more user-friendly and less intimidating silicon toys, the electro sex-toys are becoming really trendy. Along with the electric toys comes the use of lubricants as a way of preventing discomfort and tendering the skin. The softer the skin is, the better it is for achieving sensitive electro-play. For internal attachments, it is best to use water-based lubricants, and for external toys, and electro-conductive gel would be the right choice. Silicone lubricant is not recommended for use as it may decrease the conductivity by degrading the purpose of the toy.
Although electro sex may sound risky to some people when the right precautions are taken, it is proven to be safe and enjoyable. Needless to say, because it involves electricity, it is always best to play with caution. Starting off slow and properly managing the electrical stimulation as you go may be the right thing to do. The use of electro-sex toys is not advised during pregnancy, while experiencing fatigue, or when having a pacemaker or heart problems.