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ELECTRICAL PLAY: Any of a variety of different practices involving the use of electrical current or electricity to stimulate a person. Some common forms of electrical play include using high-voltage, low-current devices such as violet wands or the use of controlled pulses of electricity to induce muscle contractions as with a TENS unit. Commentary: Many forms of electrical play are not safe to use above the waist, as even small amounts of electrical current across the chest may induce heart arrythmia or heart attack.

 

Erotic electrostimulation (also known as electrophilia or electrosex) is a human sexual practice involving the application of low-frequency electrical stimulation to the nerves of the body, with particular emphasis on the genitals, using a power source (such as a TENS, EMS, Violet wand, or made-for-play units) for purposes of sexual stimulation. Electrostimulation has been associated with BDSM activities, and erotic electrostimulation is an evolution of that practice. Erotic electrostimulation is the use of electrostimulation in an erotic or sexual manner versus the more sadistic or painful applications in BDSM.

Safety

Electrostimulation can cause tissue damage or even death if misused. The most common problems arising from electrostimulation tend to be burns from lack of lubrication or bad contact between the electrode and the skin's surface. Even at relatively low current and voltage, there is also risk of interference with normal heart function (potentially including cardiac arrest), and this risk is higher for those who use an artificial pacemaker or similar device or who have heart conditions. Because of this, it is not advisable to place the electrical contacts in such a way that current passes through the chest cavity. Newcomers are encouraged to research the hazards, limitations, and techniques of electrostimulation and the devices used.

History

The use of electricity for entertainment purposes dates back at least as early as the 1740s. In the 1830s, insertable electrode attachments for small magnetos could be purchased. Later in the 1800s, various electric belts (some complete with "suspensory sack") were advertised as cures for impotence.

Modern electrostimulation first became recognized during the 1950s with the introduction of a device called the Relaxacisor, which was originally designed to stimulate the muscles of a relaxing subject using electric currents as a means of "passive exercise." Such power sources are still in medical use today and are known as EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) units.

 

Some people soon found alternative uses for the Relaxacisors by placing the contacts on sexual parts of the body. By the 1970s, medical TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) units were also being used for electrostimulation. However, neither the EMS nor medical TENS units were ideal for erotic purposes, and in the 1980s the first devices manufactured specifically for erotic electrostimulation became available, in particular the Titillator and the Pleasure Box, later known as the PES Power Box.

 

Erotic electrostimulation power sources are specifically designed and manufactured for erotic use on the human body. The first analog devices became popular during the mid-1980s, and during the late 1990s digital devices also became available. Both types usually allow for adjustments of frequency and power output levels, some with complex preset "programs" and computer controls. The setups usually consist of a "box" and electrodes connected by wiring. Many of the boxes are portable and can be powered by batteries or come with built-in rechargeable batteries. Some units can be connected to remote operators via an Internet-connected computer or controled via radio frequency key fobs.

There are other medical methods that have led to patent filings, such as the discovery that placing electrodes in the spinal cord can induce pleasurable feelings leading to orgasm. There are also various apparatuses, with external or internal stimulation.

An electrode is used to deliver the actual electrostimulation to the body.

 

 

For erotic electrostimulation, these are typically items designed to be applied to the genitals such as vaginal plugs and shields, anal plugs, probes to directly stimulate the prostate, testicle rings, CBT boards, cock rings, urethral probes, and other items for penile application. The pads used with TENS units are also used in the sexual application of electrostimulation. There are also electrified nipple and breast electrodes available, but there is disagreement within the e-stim community about their safety.

 

 

 

Lubrication

Lubrication plays an important role in the success of erotic electrostimulation since without it, there is a greater risk of high-frequency epidermal burning. Water-based lubricants are generally recommended, although olive oil is popular because it does not dry out as water-based lubricants can. Typically it is recommended to avoid any lubricant that contains silicone since it is an insulator and hence reduces conductivity. Practitioners of electrostimulation select lubricants for compatibility with the material of the electrodes, as well as for desirable conductive properties, which can maximize the strength and quality of the signal.

 

 

Resources

To check pricing or purchase electrical play equipment please visit these quality vendors:

www.stockroom.com

www.extremerestraints.com

 

 

 
Enema PDF Print E-mail

ENEMA: The act of introducing water or other liquid into the bowel or lower intestine, often by means of a nozzle inserted into the anus and connected to a liquid-filled bag or bulb. Commentary: In a BDSM context, enemas may be given for pleasure (some people find the sensations enjoyable or arousing), as a form of humiliation play, or simply as a precursor to anal sex.

An enema (plural enemata or enemas) is the procedure of introducing liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus. The increasing volume of the liquid causes rapid expansion of the lower intestinal tract, often resulting in very uncomfortable bloating, cramping, powerful peristalsis, a feeling of extreme urgency and complete evacuation of the lower intestinal tract.

Enemas can be carried out as treatment for medical conditions, such as constipation and encopresis, and as part of some alternative health therapies. They are also used to administer certain medical or recreational drugs. Enemas are also used for erotic purposes, particularly to prepare for anal sex, and as part of BDSM activities.

 

The paraphilia directed towards enemas is known as klismaphilia, the enjoyment of enemas.

Enemas may be used as part of BDSM activities, or as a regular sexual activity for an individual or between partners. In many cities, enemas are available as a service from practitioners in the sex industry to cater to human sexual desires. Enemas can be pleasurable to either sex, and in males, enemas can stimulate the prostate gland. Unexpected erections are common in medical settings, even if the person would otherwise consider it an unpleasant procedure.

An enema may also be used prior to anal sex or anilingus in order to enhance the sensation of intercourse, or to remove feces prior to sex, possibly reducing bacterial transmission and risk of infection, or just to reduce the possibility of fecal material adhering to the genitals or sex toys used during the subsequent activity.

 
Femdom PDF Print E-mail

FEMDOM: A power exchange relationship in which the dominant is female. Often (but not always) used to refer to a relationship between a female dominant and a male submissive.

Female dominance (or Femdom) refers to the BDSM relationships or BDSM scenes where the dominant partner is female. Where both the dominant and submissive who take part in a relationship or scene are female, the scene can be referred to as a lesbian scene, which may not necessarily reflect on the sex orientation of either participant.

A dominant woman is sometimes called a domme (pronounced /ˈdɒm/), femdomme, domina, or dominatrix. A female dominant in a master/slave relationship is called a mistress.

Associated activities and gender role reversal

Many activities frequently associated with female dominance share a common theme of gender role reversal, especially when practiced with a male submissive partner. Such activities can include strap-on dildo penetration (also known as pegging), in which the dominant partner performs anal sex on the submissive partner, facesitting or smothering, which both tend to focus on the submissive partner giving the dominant partner cunnilingus, and "forced" feminization of a male partner. Another example of a role reversal variation are rape fantasies in which the rapist is fantasized to be a woman, or wrestling or fighting in which the female partner is stronger than the male.

Beardsley: Flagellation club in London, 1895

Gender-neutral practices of domination common to many BDSM and other various sexual relationships are also prevalent, such as boot worship, various forms of orgasm denial, such as tease and denial and tie and tease, as well as ageplay, erotic spanking, cunnilingus, body worship, foot worship, ass worship, face slapping, hair pulling, caning, dripping hot wax on the genitals, heavy whipping, spitting domination, watersports, forced chastity and forced homosexuality.

It is also common for sexually dominant females to attack or cause pain to a submissive male's testicles. This both causes a great pain that is uniquely male and plays upon Freudian castration anxiety. Because the testicles are the very core of male sexuality harm to them provides a clear portrayal of female superiority, especially if coupled with teasing and taunting. Because females can never know the exact sensation of an attack on the testicles this places them at an advantage during this kind of sexual play and reinforces the male subordination due to their physical vulnerability.

Despite the similarities to other forms of sexual relationships and the diversity present within many relationships that self-identify as female dominant, there is nevertheless a strong gendered focus to the portrayal of female dominance (particularly in heterosexual pairings where there is an emphasis on emasculation of the male partner) in the majority of its media sources, such as mainstream pornography. Such pornography and other media often focuses on the supposed or fantasized inadequacy of the submissive male partner, due either to various behavioral or physical traits. These include certain forms of erotic humiliation, such as cuckolding, ballbusting, small penis humiliation, and forced homosexuality in which a dominant woman forces a heterosexual man to engage in homosexual acts for her amusement, or as part of feminization; a literary example can be found at the climax of the novel Venus in Furs.

 

Female dominance can also refer to a belief system of gender discrimination based on female supremacy. Female supremacy is based on concepts such as the female being biologically or spiritually of a higher form or incarnation than the male. This practice usually involves some form of religious worship of the women as an incarnate God figure, the Goddess, and ranges from servitude to more intimate practices such as exchange of bodily fluids, sometimes including the dominant women being served orally during their menstrual periods, a practice that is known as having a sub earn his "red wings".

Many participants in this lifestyle conform to the safe, sane and consensual and RACK models prevalent in the BDSM community.

For these purposes, note the issue of legal consent which may or may not represent a defense to criminal liability for any injuries caused.

 
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