What Counts As 'Advanced' Electro Play?

Double Electro Wartenberg Pinwheel

Everyone's definition of what 'advanced' is for them differs, but generally speaking Advanced Electro is any sort of play that pushes the boundaries of comfort to deliver a more intense and satisfying experience for the more adventurous user.

ElectraPaddle Leather Electro Spanking Paddle

Large anal toys, spankers and pinwheels are just some of the toys that can be combined with electro stimulation to test that boundary between intensity and pain. In fact, just the idea of introducing an electrical current to erotic play is an advanced idea in itself; let's just say you're unlikely to see electro-sex in your local pharmacy next to the bullet vibrators.

As we say to beginners, the beauty of electro sex is how controllable it is and what a wide spectrum of sensations it can deliver. This is especially true for Advanced Electro Players who really want highly intense sensations without causing harm or leaving marks in the process. Electro can ignite your nerve endings in an intense (and even painful) way that stops the second you choose to end the session. No bruises, no bite marks; electro is the perfect way to push your sexual limits safely and in an endlessly customisable way.

Ultimately the only limits with Advanced Electro Play is your imagination. A favourite of professional Dom/mes, electro can enhance sensations to incredible heights and can be incorporated into a limitless range of fetish scenes and role play scenarios.

"Virtual Spanking"

Our ElectraStim Flick Stimulators revolutionised erotic electro-stimulation play with an exciting motion-activated feature- 'Flick Mode'. This allows you to customise stimulation using your own movements; by flicking the stimulator with different speeds and intensities you’re able to create your own patterns that match your hand movements. We called this Virtual Spanking.

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It was so popular that our Flick, Flick Duo, Flux and AXIS units all have this mode included!

Spanking is a popular bedroom activity to experiment with but if you’re a singleton it’s not quite as easy to get your kicks. Flick mode allows you to enjoy electro-spanking without the need for a partner, although it is just as fun to enjoy with your lover. Plus, the addition of the electro stimulation makes everything just that little bit more intense.

How To Spank Yourself With ElectraStim Flick Mode

To enjoy a good solo spanking session you need any of our stimulators that have 'Flick Mode'. Believe it or not, that’s all you’ll need to try a little electro BDSM.

Connect two of the pads to your stimulator and adhere them to your favourite spanking spot. For some people this is on each buttock, whereas others prefer the fleshier parts of the thighs or the sweet spot just on the inside of the buttocks, grazing the genitals. Try different parts of your bottom and thighs to find the combination that pushes your buttons.

Once the pads are in place, it’s time to activate Flick. Switch on your stimulator and use the continuous stimulation setting to find your upper limit for intensity. When you find that point that feels mildly prickly and makes you squirm, switch your stimulator to the Flick mode and select the same intensity level. You’ll feel stimulation drop off completely until you start to move the stimulator. By flicking the stimulator up and down, you’ll create waves of stimulation that give you a virtual spank!

Start off gently with slow, steady motions that create soft waves of stimulation that feel similar to a pleasurable massage. You can build up intensity by gradually increasing the speed and force behind your motions or choose to use intermittent bursts of firm stimulation – let your body be your guide.

Because you only need one hand to flick, you’re able to use your other to pleasure yourself for an even more erotic experience. You can even opt to have a one-pad spanking and team it with another uni-polar electrode like a dildo, cock ring or anal sex toy. When you use another electro sex toy you’ll experience pleasurable contractions in your most sensitive pleasure zones alongside every spank.

How To Spank Your Partner With Flick

electro spank BDSM fetishYou can spank your partner in exactly the same way as you’d spank yourself or up the ante by using a classic spanking paddle alongside the pads. Attach Flick to the handle of your paddle and use it to spank the fleshiest parts of your lover’s bottom and thighs. To intensify the afterglow of each hit, gently shake the paddle after you pull away. The pads will transmit a prickly tingle that emphasises the warming post-spank sensations and prolongs the rush they feel.

Want to take things even further? Try our ElectraStim ElectraPaddle. It’s our first electro spanking paddle made for purpose and it can be used as a bi-polar electrode or a uni-polar electrode alongside your favourite electro sex toys for a spanking session to remember.

How To Use The ElectraPaddle

If you’ve experimented with bedroom bondage before then the chances are that you’ve tried spanking, either with a paddle hair brush or with a specialised spanking paddle or spanker. Spanking is part of a practice known as sensory play, where you use different techniques to excite the nerve endings beneath the skin to create an erotic response.

Spanking feels good because it creates a mild biochemical rush of adrenaline and dopamine as your body responds to the lightly painful sensation of being spanked. This cocktail or neuro-chemicals creates an exhilarating feeling that can cause a giddying high, enhancing other sexual contact such as kissing, stroking or foreplay.

Erotic electro-stimulation also works by stimulating nerve endings, so it stands to reason that by combining the thrill of spanking with the intense tingles of erotic stimulation you’ll create a whole new sensory thrill that can enhance and even escalate the effects of your spanking play.

What Is The ElectraPaddle?

The ElectraStim ElectraPaddle is a leather spanking paddle that features a trio of metal contacts to the face. You can use it exactly as you would a normal spanking paddle, using the smooth face for a lighter spank and the metal face for an intensified experience. When you connect our electro spanking paddle to one of our Stimulators, your spanking session is completely transformed.

ElectraPaddle has bi-polar inputs that transmit sensation to the metal contacts on the surface. When both inputs are connected, all three contact will be live. You can also use ElectraPaddle as a uni-polar electrode with the top and bottom contact live or just the middle contact live. When using ElectraPaddle as a uni-polar electrode you’ll need to use it alongside another uni-polar electrode such as an ElectraPad.

How To Use The Paddle For Spanking?

First thing’s first, you’re going to need a tube of conductive gel to lubricate the contacts. Because the paddle is an external electrode you’ll need to use this special gel to ensure that the sensation can be felt. Without the gel you may find that you only feel mild sensation or none at all!

Once you’ve lubricated the contacts it’s time for the fun to begin. The sensations transmitted by the paddle can be very intense, so we recommend that you start off slowly and gently. Everyone has different sensitivity to stimulation levels, so what feels light and ticklish to some will feel intense to others.

Warm up by using the smooth leather side of the spanker to awaken your lover’s skin, gently patting their bottom and thighs with the surface, building up to sharper spanks. Always listen to your partner’s desires and build up sensation accordingly.

When they’re ready, you can bring electro-stimulation into play. Use the continuous stimulation setting to find your partner’s limits and use a low intensity, asking your partner to let you know when they’re aware of stimulation. Once you reach that level, it’s time to start play.

Use the electrified contacts to tease your partner’s bottom and thighs, stroking the surface over the fleshiest parts of their body so that they become familiar with the sensations. Once you’re certain they’re comfortable with the sensations you can begin lightly spanking them, holding the paddle down against their skin after each spank so that the tingling sensations enhance the spanking afterglow.

As they acclimatise to the sensations you can begin to increase intensity. Climb no more than 2 levels at a time and maintain good communication with your lover throughout play. If the sensation feels too intense, hold the paddle against the skin for a shorter period of time or step down the intensity.

Once you’re both feeling confident, it’s time to switch things up. Switch the stimulator to the highest setting your partner is comfortable with and use the leather side to spank and tease them, aiming for their sweet spot between the thighs so each hit makes light contact with their genitals. Every few spanks, twist the paddle around and make contact with the electrodes, pressing them firmly against the skin for a sharp shock that escalates their response and heightens their biochemical rush.

How To Use The Flick With Our ElectraPaddle

The ElectraStim Flick is the perfect stimulator to team with our ElectraPaddle as it has a motion-sympathetic mode that translates the pattern and intensity of your spanks into stimulation. You can attach Flick to the handle of your spanking paddle using an elastic band so that stimulation precisely matches the style of your swing or you can use it to follow up each spank with a second electro spank.

To do this, hold Flick in one hand and the paddle in the other. Swing with the paddle and then hold it against the contact point, you then ‘flick’ to create a secondary wave of stimulation that rises and falls with the intensity of your Flick.

The quicker and harder you flick, the faster and more intense stimulation will feel. Try flicking with a slow, soft sensation and then following up with several quick bursts of more intense sensations so that the sensation of every spank lasts for longer.

Urethral Sounding

Urethral Sounding can be one of the most intense experiences and is intensified even further with electro stimulation. Before trying any advanced Sounding, it's always best to brush up on the basics...

1. One of the most important steps with Urethral Sounding is ensuring that your toys are clean to avoid introducing bacteria to your urethra.

We advise using our sterile alcohol wipes on your sound before use.

Don't forget to let it completely dry before use!

2. Once your sound is clean and dry, you're going to need to apply a liberal coating of sterile lubricant to the length.

Pay particular attention to the tip of the sound and also apply more lube to the opening to your urethra.

Urethral Sounding can be done with or without an erection but a lot of men prefer to be at least semi-erect for ease of insertion.

At this point your electro stimulator should not be turned on.


3. Once your sound is clean, lubricated and you're ready to play then it's time to try inserting the sound.

Place the tip at the entrance to your urethra and gently push downwards. Most men tend to hold their penis in the other hand during this process for stability. If you're a first-time sound user then always start with the smallest available size (5mm in our case).

DO NOT force the sound into your urethra, you may feel a little resistance but if you're using enough lube then it should start to slide inside. Reapply lube if you need it- you can never use too much!


4. Slowly and carefully insert the sound into the length of your penis. Insert as much or as little as is comfortable*- the inch measurement notches on our silicone sounds will show how deep you're playing.

* bear in mind that for comfortable electro play we recommend fully inserting the sound. The smaller the surface area of the toy used, the more intense it will feel!

Gravity should do most of the work of inserting the sound, but if a small amount of pressure is needed, make sure to slide it in very gently.


5. Now that your sound is fully inserted, it's time to play with the electro. The reason we don't connect it straight away is to make sure that the sensation isn't too intense to begin with.

Connect the two pins from your stimulator (sold separately- all models are compatible with our electro sounds) to the base of the sound and turn the power on. Select your favourite mode and intensity and enjoy this completely unique sensation!

Once you're used to the sensation, some users may find that gently moving the sound up and down is pleasurable. Others masturbate with their hands during play and others will just enjoy the electro sensations without touching.

It's really up to you how you play at this point!



When you're finished playing you MUST turn off your stimulator before withdrawing the sound. Slowly and gently pull the sound out from your urethra.

After play (especially if you're new to sounding) you may notice some slight discomfort especially when you pee for the first time afterwards. We recommend drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated and this sensation will pass in a few hours.

The more you play, the less you'll notice this discomfort but the key is to take it slow!


7. It's the boring step, particularly when you've just had an epic play session, but cleanliness is vital for safe and sanitary urethral sounding.

After use, spray the entire toy with our sex toy cleaner and wipe all residue off with a damp cloth.

A final rinse in warm water is advised before letting the toy air-dry before storing.


That's it!

You're now a bone fide sounding expert.

Take things slow and at your own pace; sounding is a very intense experience (especially with electro!) but there's nothing else like it.

If you have any questions, please email us directly on info@electrastim.com




What Are Electro Pinwheels?

Our pinwheels receive a lot of attention for being a scary sex toy, especially from those who are unfamiliar with the Wartenberg Wheel and its use in the bedroom. On the face of it, a metal instrument covered in sharp spikes is quite an unnerving thing to behold. It could be used to some terrible effect if it’s misunderstood, but generally speaking it’s not a torture device and isn’t designed to break the skin or inflict pain. This guide on how to use ElectraStim pinwheels will hopefully calm some nerves and tickle some fancies!

The Wartenberg Wheel, also known as the Wartenberg Neurowheel was invented as a neurological device to test nerve reactions. The wheel is rolled across the skin to excite the nerve endings and create a physical response, usually in the form of goose bumps. Suddenly not so scary, is it? Because the spikes are sharp, only light force is applied and the pinwheel points should never break the skin.

What's Different About ElectraStim Pinwheels?

Our pinwheels take those teasing sensations further by bringing electro-stimulation into play. Because our bodies become accustomed to the sensation of being tickled by the wheel, you need to do something different to maintain the erotic effects. Because it’s not advisable to press harder (and this is unlikely to have an erotic effect), we’ve designed a duo of pinwheels that transmit electrical signals to get your nerve endings excited again.

Our Uni-Polar Pinwheel is a reimagining of the traditional Wartenberg Wheel design. It has a small wheel with equally-spaces spikes that glide effortlessly across the skin to wake-up your nerve endings and increase your sensitivity to other physical contact such as stroking, kissing and fondling.

For double the fun try our Bi-Polar Pinwheel, Instead of a single wheel it has two, so you can stimulate a wider surface area with one stroke.

How To Use Electro Pinwheels

Pinwheels are best used as a teasing toy to form part of foreplay. They can be used on any part of the body before the stimulator is switched on and below the waist once you bring e-stim sensations into play.

Using pinwheels has a similar effect to erotic massage and can even form part of your couple’s massage. You start off using the wheels to glide over the back, teasing your way toward more responsive erogenous zones like the neck, insides of elbows, the backs of the knees, the sides of the breast, the groin and between the thighs. Your movements should be slow and lingering and can be interchanged with stroking and kissing to increase the effects. The more spontaneous and less predictable stimulation is, the more powerful the effects.

When your lover becomes accustomed to the sensations it’s time to bring in the electro sensations. Use some conductive gel to lubricant the points on the wheel. Because pinwheels are external electrodes they need some of this gel to ensure good conductivity.

Switch on your stimulator and select a slow wave pattern setting to complement your slow, teasing motions. Pick an intensity level that creates plenty of tingling but doesn’t feel too intense to start with, you can increase sensation as your lover becomes accustomed to the sensations. As you continue to tease, move toward their more responsive pleasure zones. Tease the pinwheel over the insides of their thighs, edging slowly toward their genitals and occasionally grazing their most intimate areas. As they become more excited, bring your hands into play and move the teasing onto foreplay.

When using any external electrode it's important that you use a good layer of conductive gel in order to achieve the kind of sensations you want.