Electrosex Penis Play Guide For Hands Free Orgasms

Feb 06, 2019

Or, Joanne's guide to zapping your cock

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 men so before you scroll down please make sure it is safe and wise to do so where you are.

I have been using electricity to get myself off now for a number of years. As a vagina owner, I have spent a lot of time reading and educating myself about its effect on penis owners, as I like a bit of cock and enjoy playing with them so much LOL.

I am qualified to whittle on about how to get good orgasms for vagina owners, but I wanted to understand why some guys find it so hard to achieve an orgasm through e-stim. It doesn't seem fair that I can get off pretty much every time I e-stim myself when lots of penis owners can't.

I started to wonder if it could be down to a lack of knowledge about how e-stim interacts with the male nervous system as it is laid out differently to my own as we differ biologically. I set about collating as much information about penis play as I could to hopefully condense lots of good advice into this guide.

I want all penis owners to be able to achieve an e-stim hands-free orgasm, and hopefully, some of the information that I am about to impart may indeed help you to achieve one if you don't already enjoy them.

For lots of guys though some of the information contained in this article will be quite interesting as I am going to delve inside the penis to show you why certain things work very well and why others don't.

I am going to give everyone a crash course in the nerves of the penis and ballsack; these are the Dorsal Nerve and the Perineal Nerve and why they are crucial to a fantastic cock stimming session.

So without further ado, here we go. Cock stimming 101.


Firstly, remember that an estim orgasm isn't generated in our sex organs it is generated within the brain, so the first thing to think about is getting into the right mindset. Focussing on that elusive hands-free orgasm (HFO) is probably not going to help. You need to relax and enjoy the journey, get stimming right and the orgasm should follow.

If you masturbate watching a certain kind of porn or with certain songs playing in the background then makes sure you replicate that for your e-stim sessions. You need to be as relaxed as possible so that you can enjoy yourself more.

Our brains interpret signals that we receive through our nervous system and this leads to arousal and eventually orgasm. We use e-stim to directly stimulate the nerves in our genitals, and these signals are processed by the brain just as if you were masturbating or having sex. This can lead to enjoyable and powerful orgasms. It sounds so easy, doesn't it? But in practice, lots of things can get in the way.


I can orgasm readily using external pad style electrodes or my prefered method which is using an internal bi-polar electrode.

This second type of electrode is a fantastic choice for penis owners as well becasue we all have somewhere to accommodate them. Penis owners, of course, have a prostate gland which I do not possess (I wouldn't trade my g-spot for one though) which I may devote another article to, but in this one, I intend to cover electrostimulation of the penis using cock rings and self-adhesive pad style electrodes.

Nerves of the penis

Now, I hope that these images don't upset anyone, but it is important to know how your nervous system works especially with the two nerves that I will be talking about.

Pudendal nerve

This simplified drawing shows the two nerves that we are interested in for cock play when it comes to e-stim. These are the Dorsal Nerve and the Perineal Nerve.

Dorsal Nerve

The dorsal nerve runs along the top of the penis on the outer sides of the dorsal arteries and dorsal vein. This nerve serves to transmit sensations from the glans of the penis to the brain. It is how the sweet sensations of masturbation and the friction of fucking are felt and enjoyed.

Stimulating this nerve will cause sensations that feel like they are focussed in the glans of the penis.

Dorsal Nerve Of The Penis

Perineal Nerve

The superficial and deep perineal nerves run behind your ballsack basically between your anus and up into your scrotum. This is another nerve that you will want to focus on as it produces very nice sensations.

E-stim Cock Play

If you try to stimulate both of these nerves at the same time, you will often see the sensation will be focussed in the glans of the penis. But your perineal nerve will also be sending signals to your brain, and while they may be drowned out by the dorsal nerve message, your mind will interpret them to help you along the way to an orgasm.

There are a number of ways to wire up your penis in an e-stim circuit; you could use self-adhesive sticky mono-pole electrodes, a penis plug which goes into your pee tube (the urethra) or cock rings. These cock rings are usually made out of metal or conductive rubber.

A conventional method of stimming a cock is to use two adhesive pads or cock loops. One placed at the tip of the penis just under the glans and one placed at the base of the penis or around the penis and testicles.

Image showing two cock rings stimulating the Dorsal Nerve
This image shows a standard two cock ring set up for stimultaing the Dorsal Nerve

This method only stims the dorsal nerve ignoring the perineal nerve completely as the current will pass along the top of the penis from one electrode to the other.

It is far better to have the current stimulate both nerves. This can be achieved by movng one self-adhesive pad electrode to over the perineal nerve or if using two cock rings insulate the top half of the one that goes around the cock and balls. This top insulation of the lower cock ring will cause the current to flow down and through the perineal nerves to the lower side of the cock ring at the base of your scrotum.

You can get away with just insulating the top quarter of the lower cock ring as you just want to insulate the dorsal nerve, however my Stunt Cock prefers half insulated, so try both.

Why stimulate both nerves? Well, why not, you get twice the level of stimulation and both of these nerves are wired into the pleasure centre of the brain. Stimming both at the same time gives much better results than just focusing on the dorsal nerve.

Image showing two cock rings stimulating both the Dorsal & Perineal Nerves
This image shows how modifying one cock ring can allow you to stimulate both Dorsal and Perineal Nerves

So the best way, in my opinion, is to have one electrode over the dorsal nerve at the top of the penis and one electrode over the perineal nerve. Try it and see what I mean.

If you find that you get a stinging sensation under the tip of your cock where the top cock ring sits you can insulate the underside of this ring. It can happen if you have a very sensitive urethra (pee tube). Insulating the bottom of this cock ring isolates this part of the penis from the circuit while still applying current through your dorsal nerve.

Always remember to use a good quality electrogel on your cock rings to aid their ability to spread the e-stim signals and this helps to prevent any hot spots.

Image showing the current path when using a modified loop at the base opf the penis behind the testicles
This image shows the current path when using a modified loop at the base of the penis just behind the testicles

3D Printable Cockring Insulator

New ArticleI have designed some 3D printable insulators and guides for 4mm and 6mm Conductive Rubber Cock Loops (the ones that take 4mm banana plugs or 2mm tens plugs). The designs are done and tested with great results.

I am offering the 3D designs for free for anyone who wants to print them out at home to make insulating the top of a cock loop easy. Another benefit of it is that you get no pinching when tightening the loop. I have so far produced two designs.

Image showing Joanne's design for a 3D printable cock ring insulator

They are available to download from here for free or if you prefer I can print one out for you and these are available in my shop. If you like the idea or use one then you can always buy me a coffee.

Check out my DIY electrodes in my shop

Tri-Phase Penis Play

Everyone talks about tri-phase and again these two electrode positions work like a dream for anyone enjoying tri-phase fun in conjunction with a third electrode which is often an anal plug style electrode.

In essence tri-phase play is using two channels through three electrodes. One electrode takes two cables and this is where the sensations are likely to be felt the most. It is useful as the two channels work to interact and create unique sensations caused by the interference between the 2 channel signals

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

Tri-Phase Method 1

This image shows a Tri-phase set up using a modified cock ringThis is a Tri-Phase setup suggested by x65125 on Smartstim.com (thank you for sharing it with us).

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.

Tri-Phase Method 2

This image shows a Tri-phase set up using a modified cock ringThis 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.

Other Tips

There are so many variables that can affect your e-stim play, here are a few pointers and tips for you to think about.

  1. Make sure that you hydrate, as being well hydrated makes electricity flow much easier through your tissue and nerves. This makes e-stim that much more pleasurable.
  2. Remember to use conductive lube on cock rings no matter what material they are made out of.
  3. Relax and take your time, with e-stim the journey is as much fun as the destination.
  4. Keep a session diary to note down settings and electrode positions. It will help you recreate amazing ones even months or years later and help you to avoid mistakes you made in the past. I have one you can download for free here. - E-Stim Session Diary
  5. Ensure self-adhesive pad electrodes are firmly fixed in place. I often shave areas I am going to attach them to and sometimes tape them in place.
  6. Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to e-stim. Big electrodes may feel great stretching you open, but their large surface area means they will make the e-stim signal much weaker. Smaller electrodes provide more power because of their small surface area.
  7. If something didn't work for you, try it again on another day as stress, hydration and other things can affect play.
  8. Don't fixate on the hands-free orgasm, e-stim can be a fantastic way to give and receive pleasure even if it doesn't result in an orgasm.
  9. Don't get upset if you don't reach a hands-free orgasm the first time that you stim. These things take experimentation and time, but when you eventually get there, you will be hooked.
  10. Remember that you can always increase stimulation with other toys. I can recommend a wand style vibrator if you are having problems getting over the edge.

Further Reading

If you enjoyed this article then here are some others that I suggest you may find interesting:


I hope that this article fills in any blanks you have about the nerves in the penis and how they can be effectively stimmed to lead to satisfying orgasms.

Thank you for taking the time to read it.

I hope it helps you on your e-stim journey and please feel free to leave comments using the form below. I would be interested to hear if you have any suggestions for adding to this article to help others out.

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  • Anon
    Comment Link Anon Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:14

    Awesome article! As a 'stimmer' this brings electrode placement to a new level. Thanks!!!

  • Hung Stallion
    Comment Link Hung Stallion Friday, 19 April 2019 20:45

    Thanks for this post, it blew me away and I understand what I am doing much more now. This is a really informative post and I wish I had found it a long time ago. Thanks again. Coffee tip on its way.

  • Michael landry
    Comment Link Michael landry Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:37

    Thank you so much for all the valuable info, I was desperately searching for something like this. A nice guide . Got a PES Power Box arriving tomorrow, upgrading from a tens unit. I’m hooked on estimating,but I know it can be better and that’s my quest,my nirvana.

  • Joanne Summers
    Comment Link Joanne Summers Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:03

    @Hung Stallion - Thank you for the coffee tip, it is very much appeciated. I am glad that you found this information helpful, happy stimming.

  • Joanne Summers
    Comment Link Joanne Summers Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:05

    @Michael landry - Thank you for the nice comments about this post. You should feel a big difference moving to a PES unit from a TENS and I hope you have lots of fun with it. Check out my electrode position guide for some ideas - https://www.sexmachinereviews.co.uk/advice/electrosex-and-estim-electrode-positions.html

  • Mike
    Comment Link Mike Tuesday, 30 April 2019 06:57

    The tri-phase max glans is awesome. Very pleasurable for my Penis, milked my balls of precum. I really like this setup

  • Joanne Summers
    Comment Link Joanne Summers Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:55

    The Tri-phase Max Glans set-up is a fantastic one and I am glad that you enjoyed it. Try insulating the bottom ring with only about an inch of conductive rubber showing for amazing results.

  • Bob Mielke
    Comment Link Bob Mielke Wednesday, 02 October 2019 06:12

    Try using regular Playdough as an electrode. You won't regret it! Enjoy!

  • Paul D
    Comment Link Paul D Wednesday, 04 March 2020 23:11

    Dear Joanne, I’ve just discovered your website and want to say thank you for creating such a great resource. I’ve been regularly playing with and enjoying estim for about a year. I have great pleasure using both cock straps and anal plugs. I’d really like to try some of the trip phase arrangements too but am wondering about my electro pebble unit. Is it capable of being configured in this way. Also, related, should I upgrade to a 2b unit. I’m interested in the erotic possibilities of remote control. Once again thanks for a great site. Paul

  • Joanne Summers
    Comment Link Joanne Summers Monday, 09 March 2020 23:12

    Hi Paul, thank you for the kind comments. Your Pebble can be used in a Tri-phase configuration so give it a go. Upgrading to a 2B is expensive but well worth it as it is a fantastic e-stim controls box and the one I play with most. It also gives you the opportunity to enjoy some remote play options too. Happy Stimming. Jo x

  • Kirk
    Comment Link Kirk Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:10

    Great timing hands free love it kept up. The good work

  • William
    Comment Link William Wednesday, 01 December 2021 13:34

    I have recently purchased an Estim machine, but find the sensations it gives me are to harsh and quite uncomfortable. Any suggestions would be welcome

  • Joanne Summers
    Comment Link Joanne Summers Tuesday, 07 December 2021 08:27

    @Kirk - thanks

    @William - What machine and what electrodes are you using. As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the surface skin content area the harsher it till feel, larger electrodes feel smoother. Also if you are using loops or pads on your skin, then ensure you have good skin contact, consider shaving the area and for loops use lots of conductive gel to ensure a good contact.

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