Electrosex And E-stim Electrode Position Guide
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Electrosex And E-stim Electrode Position Guide

Some Inspirational E-stim Masturbation Techniques

This article is not safe for workFirst of all this article is a little bit naughtier than my usual ones and it depicts explicit visual demonstrations of electrode positioning on both men and women so before you scroll down please make sure it is safe and wise to do so where you are.

If you don't know what e-stim or electrosex is then check out my beginners guide to e-stim.

I am often asked where is the best positions to place electrode pads as well as insertable electrodes and so in this article I will explain some of the ways that I have discovered to give yourself hands free orgasms for both men and women. Yes it is possible to achieve true hands free orgasms whilst stimming but it does take a bit to trial and error to find out what works best for you and lets face it just doing that is a good excuse to dust off the e-stim control box and to start experimenting.

Safety First

Think safety, always use equipment designed for the jobThese positions and masturbation techniques listed should only be done using equipment designed for the job. Remember that you shouldn't be passing an e-stim current any higher than your waist unless using specialised equipment designed to do just that.

Make sure that your e-stim equipment is serviceable and has passed any relevant standards such as the CE mark in Europe. Examine cables for damage especially near to the plugs and remember to attach electrodes with the control unit switched off in order to prevent any nasty surprise shocks.

Always think safety when you play with electrosex equipment as lets face it you want to be achieving hands free orgasms for a long time to come.

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E-Stim FAQ

I often get asked general e-stim questions and I have put them together into an E-stim FAQ section so if you have a general question about e-stim then check out my E-Stim FAQ page.

Electrode Positioning

As men and women are differen't physiologically in our genital regions, some options work best for women and others for men, for instance as women do not have a prostate they feel anal stimming in a different way to men. Now I am not saying that women don't enjoy anal estim action, perish the thought, I love a little backdoor estim action. All I am saying is that sensations can widely differ from sex to sex and also from person to person. With that in mind check out all of the positions highlighted here and try whichever ones you fancy, you may find that some don't work well for you but you may just manage to find the position that sends you into a state of orgasmic bliss in no time at all.

To that end I have broken down the electrode positions into three areas - Male and Female (no surprises there I guess) but there is a good deal of cross over between the two together with a seperate section for Tri-Phase electrode positions. So without further ado, here are my recommended estim electrode positions.

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Female Electrode Positions

Position 1 - Two Monopole Adhesive Pad Electrodes - Vulva

Two monopole adhesive pads either side of your clitorisThis is a great starter position and one that I still enjoy to this day. Most e-stim kits contains adhesive pad electrodes or you can buy them very cheaply from a good chemists (ask for TENS machine pad electrodes).

Place one either side of your vulva about inline with your clitoris for the best sensations. This setup requires a single channel so it is again good for entry level kits with only one output channel.

The current flows from one pad to the other through your clitoris and the surrounding tissue and this can feel incredible on low power settings and also at higher settings.

It has the benefit of leaving good access to your clitoris and vagina so that you free to use a finger, a dildo or a vibrator for added stimulation.

If you are really feeling adventurous try asking your partner to stimulate you orally whilst in this position.

Experiment with the positions of the pads to see what works best for you. You can even move them further apart and place them on the inside of your thighs for different sensations.


Position 2 - Two Monopole Adhesive Pad Electrodes - Buttocks

Two monopole adhesive pads either side of your butt cheeksThis is a another great starter position and one that can be used to please or punish as well. Most e-stim kits contains adhesive pad electrodes or you can buy them very cheaply from a good chemists (ask for TENS machine pad electrodes).

Place one either side of your bum cheeks, this setup requires a single channel so it is again good for entry level kits with only one output channel.

The current flows from one pad to the other through your bum cheeks causing your muscles to tighten in time with the current pulses. It can be a lot of fun when having sex as it tightens everything up and your partner will definitely appreciate the added sensations.

Again it leaves you with good access so that you can play with yourself with your fingers or a toy whilst enjoying the pulses.

Experiment with the positions of the pads to see what works best for you. You can even more the pads closer to your anus for more pronounced sensations.


Position 3 - Two Monopole Adhesive Pad Electrodes - Vulva To Buttocks

Two monopole adhesive pads one above your clitoris and one between your butt cheeksAnother good starter position. Most e-stim kits contains adhesive pad electrodes or you can buy them very cheaply from a good chemists (ask for TENS machine pad electrodes).

Place one adhesive pad electrode above your clitoris on your vulva and the second one between your butt cheeks close to your anus. This setup requires a single channel so it is again good for entry level kits with only one output channel.

The current flows from one pad to the other through your vulva and clitoris as well as your anus causing your muscles to tighten in time with the current pulses. Again this one can be a lot of fun when having sex as it tightens everything up and your partner will definitely appreciate the added sensations.

This positions also leaves you with good access so that you can play with yourself with your fingers or a toy whilst enjoying the pulses.


Position 4 - One Bipolar Electrode - Inserted Into The Vagina

One Bipolar electrode inserted into the vaginaThis is probably the first way that you will enjoy a Bipolar electrode when you get one. Inserted into the vagina the current flows from one electrode to the other causing your kegel muscles to get a workout.

This setup still only uses one channel so it's good for any control box. It feels incredible and can also be used for kegel muscle training which can aid in bladder control and sexual performance.

Depending on the design of the electrode the current will either flow from side to side or up and down the vaginal tract producing some incredible sensations I like to term the phrase "ghost fucking" when I do this as it does feel like you are getting a good seeing to on higher power levels.

This positions means that you can't insert anything else vaginally but there is always your anus if you are feeling adventurous and of course your fingers or a vibrator can also be used on your clitoris for added stimulation.


Position 5 - One Bipolar Electrode - Inserted Into The Rectum

One Bipolar electrode inserted into the anusThis is a very kinky way to enjoy a bipolar electrode and it feels great.

This setup still only uses one channel so it's good for any control box. It feels very nice and the current flow will cause your muscles to tighten and this can be incredible if you are riding your partner as they will benefit from it as well.

Depending on the design of the electrode the current will either flow from side to side or up and down the rectum producing some incredible sensation.

This positions means that you can't insert anything else anally but you can of course use your fingers a dildo or a vibrator on your pussy for added stimulation.

An anal electrode is often associated with BDSM play and indeed electrosex can make for an amazing scene for those who practice that sort of play.


Position 6 - Two Bipolar Electrodes - Inserted Into The Vagina & Rectum

Two Bipolar electrodes inserted into the vagina & anusNow we are getting kinky, for this you will need two bipolar insertable electrodes and a dual channel control box such as the 2B Control Box.

With this you get the benefit of being very full and a top of the range control box can do miracles with their pulsations bouncing from one electrode to the other.

Depending on the design of the electrode the current will either flow from side to side or up and down the rectum and vagina producing some incredible sensations.

This positions means that you can't insert anything else but you can of course use your fingers a dildo or a vibrator on your clitoris for added stimulation.

This sort of electrode configuration is for people who are used to multiple penetrations as it can take some practice to be able to take both electrodes.


Position 7 - One Bipolar Electrode & Two Adhesive Pads - Inserted Into The Vagina & Pads On Vulva

One Bipolar electrode inserted into the vagina & two electro pads either side of the clitorisNow we are getting our kink on, for this you will need a bipolar insertable electrode, two adhesive pad electrodes and a dual channel control box such as the 2B. The bipolar electrode is inserted into the vagina and the pads are stuck either side of the clitoris and each is on a seperate channel.

A dual channel control box really ups the game and they can produce amazing sensations in different parts of your body at the same time.

Depending on the design of the electrode the current will either flow from side to side or up and down the vaginal cannal producing some incredible sensations whilst the current from the pads pass through and around the clitoris.

This positions will have you shuddering and really enjoying yourself, you could of course take the bipolar electrode anally instead of vaginally.

This sort of electrode configuration is very intense and ideal for any BDSM scene or simply when pleasuring yourself.


Male Electrode Positions

Position 1 - Two Monopole Cock Loops - Cock and/or Balls

Two monopole cock loops on the cock or cock and ballsThis is a very common electrode set and placement for guys. A set of cock loops or bands is placed around the cock with one just under the head and one next to your body or around the testicles.

Great sensations can be had, if using cock loops make sure that you use plenty of electrolube to make sure that you don't get hot spots and you can a good electrical connection.

You should experiment with the position of the loops in order to find what works best for you. This set up also forms the basis of a number of very interesting electrode combinations such as using a cock loop and an anal electrode to send the current deep inside yourself through your prostate.

This set up only requires one channel and so it can be enjoyed with any e-stim control box.


Position 2 - One Monopole Cock Loop & One Adhesive Pad - Cock and Perinium

One monopole cock loop on the cock and a pad on the periniumThis is another common electrode set and placement for guys. One cock loops or band is placed around the cock just under the head and an adhesive pad electrode is then stuck on the perinium (the area between your balls and anus).

Use plenty of electrolube on the cock loops but don't put any on the adhesive pad as if you do it will not stick. It's a good idea to shave the area that you are sticking the pad to as the adhesive is strong on a good quality pad - ouchie.

You should experiment with the position of the loop in order to find what works best for you. You can move the cock loop down the penis or even exchange it for a penis plug.

This set up only requires one channel and so it can be enjoyed with any e-stim control box and the electrical pulses travel all the way up your penis with this set up.


Position 3 - One Bipolar Electrode - Inserted Into The Rectum

One Bipolar electrode inserted into the anusThis is a very enjoyable way to enjoy a bipolar electrode and it feels great.

This setup still only uses one channel so it's good for any control box. It feels very nice and the current flow will cause your muscles to tighten and this can be incredible especially on higher settings.

Depending on the design of the electrode the current will either flow from side to side or up and down the rectum producing some incredible sensations.

This positions means that you can't insert anything else anally but you can of course still masturbate as usual whilst enjoying the pulses.

Using an insertable bipolar electrode is pretty much a no brainer as its obviously going to go up your butt but check out the next positions for some twists on this fun use of an electrode.


Position 4 - One Bipolar Electrode & One Cock Loop - Inserted Anally With A Cock Loop Around The Testicles

One Bipolar electrode inserted into the anus and a cock loop around the testiclesThis nice little set up was suggeted by Mick at E-Stim Systems (Thank you Mick). His recommendation for the insert is the Flange Bipolar Electrode.

This setup still only uses one channel so it's good for any control box. You insert a bipolar electrode anally and attach one cable to the center socket (for the head of the electrode) and then place a cock loop around the testicles tightly.

The current will flow from the head of the bipolar electrode through your prostate and on to your testicles and this can be a very intense feeling.

This positions means that you are free to masturbate as usual whilst enjoying the pulses and you also get the added pleasure of having your testicles bound.

Try using a wand style vibrator on your frenulum (banjo string) to really kick things into high gear.


Position 5 - One Bipolar Electrode & Two Cock Loops

One Bipolar electrode inserted into the anus and two cock loopsThis is another excellent way to enjoy a bipolar electrode but this time with a pair of cock loops as well.

This setup uses two channels so it will only work with a control box that has dual channels. You get to enjoy the best of the two most common male masturbation configurations together for some amazing sensations.

Depending on the design of the bipolar electrode the current will either flow from side to side or up and down the rectum producing some incredible sensations whilst the current on the second channel will pass from one cock loop through your penis to the other.

This positions means that you can't insert anything else anally but you can of course still masturbate as usual if you are careful not to dislodge the loops, throw in a vibrator for an incredible combination.

This set up is very good for hands free orgasms and is often used by professional Dominatrix's on their submissive for pain or pleasure.


Position 6 - Two Pad Electrodes On Inner Thighs & Two Cock Loops

One set of cock loops and two pads on the inner thighsThis is great way of enjoying two channels if you are male or have a male submissive.

This setup uses two channels so it will only work with a control box that has dual channels. Simply set up one channel through a set of adhesive pad electrodes stuck to the inner things and the second channel goes to a pair of cock loops (guess where they go).

This will result in lots of twitching and the inner thigh electrodes can be turned up quite high.

This positions means that you are still able to enjoy anal penetration or plugs.

This set up was suggested to me over twitter by BLUF Webmaster @BLUFclub. I love his suggestion - "Can be particularly useful if male subject is in chastity".


Position 7 - One Pad Electrode On Lower Back & One Cock Loop

One cock loop around glans and one pad in small of the backThis is an interesting set up for a single channel control box.

This setup uses one channel so it will work with any e-stim control box.

Simply attach an adhesive pad electrode to the small of the back and then fit a cock loop just under the head of the penis. One end of the cable from your control box goes to each.

This will cause the current to travel much further than normal so you may need a higher setting than you are used to.

This positions means that you are still able to enjoy anal penetration or plugs.

This set up was suggested to me through e-mail by Quido. Thank you for sharing this set up with us all.


Position 8 - Two Cock Loops, Pad At Base Of Balls & Butt Plug

Two cock loops, one pad at the base of the balls and a butt plugThis is a four electrode setup suggested by strimmmer on Smartstim.com.

As you can see from the picture, this set up uses two channels with the first going from the cock loop around just under the glans to the adhesive pad electrode at the base of the balls.

The second channel runs from the cock loop which has the top half insulated at the base of the penis to the monopole butt plug.

You can of course use a bi-polar butt plug just attache one cable to it.

This set up requires two channels. A1/A2 stims the dorsal (glans) and perineal nerves while B1/B2 drives current straight through the prostate. Move the pad at A2 around until you find your personal sweet-spot


Position 9 - Four Adhesive Pad Electrodes, Glans, Balls, Bum Cheeks & Perineum

Four Adhesive Pad Electrodes, Glans, Balls and Bum cheeks and perineumThis is an interesting set up for a dual channel control box and is another four electrode setup suggested by strimmmer on Smartstim.com.

The first pad is placed on or just under the glans on the top of the penis. The second pad from that channel goes to a pad fixed at the base of the balls.

The second channel goes from a pad on the perineum to a pad between the bum cheeks between the anus and base of the spine.

A1/A2 stims the dorsal (glans) and perineal nerves while B1/B2 applies comfortable, indirect prostate stimulation.


Position 10 - Two Adhesive Pad Electrodes, Perinium & Above Penis Plus Bipolar Butt Plug

Two Adhesive Pad Electrodes, Perinium & Above Penis Plus Bipolar Butt PlugThis is an interesting set up that can be used if you are wearing a male chastity device (don't tell your Dominatrix).

It was suggested by piggie who will be in trouble if his keyholder reads this.

The first pad is placed on the perinium area under the balls with the second placed above the cock this sends current through the base of the penis and the balls.

The Bipolar butt plug is used on the second channel in the anus.

He uses microfoam tape to hold the pads in place as he finds the tape has much better glue. It's also meant to peal off easily so it doesn't hurt coming off - bonus.


Tri-Phase Suggested Positions

Adhesive Pad Recommendations

Thank you x65125 on Smartstim.com for these recommended pad specifications for the following two positions:

  1. Glans pad: 3/4"/1.9cm square with rounded corners.
  2. Bottom side of shaft pad: 1.5"/3.8cm x 1/2"/1.3cm with rounded corners. The 1.5"/3.8cm dimension should be parallel to the wire entry (this does not apply to the uncommon 4 mm snap pads, which actually are better for cutting down because there is no worry about cutting all the wire strands coming from the TENS jack). The 1.5"/3.8cm dimension is applied perpendicular to penis shaft.
He also recommends Axelgaard®­­­ ValuTrode® cloth pads for cutting down; shop carefully online for best price. Axelgaard PALS® electrodes come in a 1"/2.5cm circle, which could be used without cutting down on bottom side of shaft, but they are more expensive than ValueTrode products.

Position 1 - Monopole Cock Loop Around Balls, With Pad or Loop Around Cock & Monopole Butt Plug

One cock loop around balls, one pad on cock and monopole buttplugThis is a Tri-Phase setup suggested by x65125 on Smartstim.com.

As you can see from the picture cables are joined at the loop of conductive rubber around the balls and base of the penis. This may require you to hack your e-stim electrode cable or you can buy adaptors to link the cables for you. At the glans end of the penis you can use a TENS pad cut to 3/4" square with rounded corners placed on the top face of the glans or just under it, a conductive rubber (CR) loop, metal ring or a urethral electrode 1.5" or less in the urethra. This stimulates the Dorsal Nerve.

The top half of the conductive loop around the balls and penis is insulated so that you get full contact through the perinial area. You can use masking tape or a strip of card to insulte the top half of the loop.

This set up requires two channels that don't share a common base so you will need to check the specifications of your control box.


Position 2 - Monopole Cock Loop Around Balls, With Two Pads - The MAX-GLANS

One cock loop around balls, one pad on base cock and another on or under glansThis is a Tri-Phase setup suggested by strimmmer on Smartstim.com.

As you can see from the picture, cables are joined at the adhesive pad placed on or just under the glans on the upper face (TENS pad cut to 3/4" square with rounded corners placed on the top face of the glans or just under it). This stimulates the Dorsal Nerve. This may require you to hack your e-stim electrode cable or you can buy adaptors to link the cables for you. At the base of the penis you can use a TENS pad cut to 3/4" square with rounded corners placed on the underside face just above the balls.

The top half of the conductive loop around the balls and penis is insulated so that you get full contact through the perinial area. You can use masking tape or a strip of card to insulte the top half of the loop. The CR ball loop at A1 can also be exchanged for a TENS pad if preferred, positioned at the back of the ball sack (the same area where the CR ball loop would stim). This alternative makes for a quick n' easy 3-pad setup.

This set up requires two channels that don't share a common base so you will need to check the specifications of your control box.


Work In Progress

I'm slowly working on adding to these positions to create a great guide for anyone interested in e-stim. To that end, if you want your favourite electrosex masturbation set-up shown here for everyone to see and benefit from then please let me know how you like to masturbate using estim equipment. You can either use the Disqus comments form below or by using the contact form on this site. I will then add your advice on here and of course give credit to you.


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I am always being asked what the best positions are for placing electrodes for hands free orgasms. So here is a list of the ways that I like to masturbate using e-stim equipment together with some good advice for the guys reading this.
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