Our Definition

The practice of using electrical stimulation to the nerves of the body using a power source for sensation play, body modification, or to inflict pain.

Common Practices & Experiences 

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences involving electro play include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Procuring equipment either from a sex toy vendor or medical supplier, such as a violet wand or a TENS unit
  • Doing research and watching people use the equipment (either on video or in person) before using the equipment on a partner
  • Communicating with partner(s) about what types of sensation and/or pain are the goal of this play.
  • Incorporating electro-play into various role-play, especially medical 
Taylor likes to feel a “zap” along with the sting of impact play. 
Noah engages with very light electro stimulation to add sensation to full body massages.

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Real Life Examples

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If you'd like to be quoted in our glossary, please email us a single paragraph describing the practices you'd like to share, along with whatever name you'd like to be credited with.
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