SensaVox and Lula Noir Kegel Balls reviewed by David Pittle

ElectraStim SensaVox and Lula Noir Kegel Balls:
 Electro-Stimulation Sex Toys
Guest post by David M. Pittle, Ph.D., M.Div

Erotic Electro-stimulation is the new wave of sex toy. It
takes the TENs unit that physicians, chiropractors,  and physical therapists have used for many
years and with some modification, applies that to the exquisite nerve-endings
of our erogenous areas.
This is new territory for many people. If you’re new to
Electro-stimulation, read my earlier post — “EroticElectro-Stimulation—Reviews of ElectraStim Flick and Erostek ET232” — for some background information.
Recently, Hella Walkington from ElectraStim, one of the premier providers of electro-stimulation, contacted me about doing
an independent review of two new products: the Silicone Noir probes and the SensaVox
Stimulator/Power Bo
x. I enlisted my loyal cadre of testers, three men and
three women, and we went into action.

 The SensaVox (pictured above) was
a source of pleasure for all my testers. For male bodies, it can be used with
penis bands and prostate stimulators. Each man tried the box with the
penis rings, anal probe and sticky electrodes. Each woman used both probes and
electrodes.

The results were amazing. All my testers praised the new
Sensavox. Here’s what they loved:
  • The box has a wide variety of pulse patterns and
    intensities.
  • It has several new features like the Boost
    button which gives an extra burst of energy.
  • There are
    two channels so you can have one set of electrodes stimulating one location and
    a second set stimulating another. For example, an anal probe can be plugged
    into one channel while two electrodes can be attached to send pulses through
    the penis and perineum.
Aura probe

The SensaVox has a much greater range than the previously
reviewed EM60. It begins with very gentle stimulation but goes up from there
slowly until it enters the stratosphere. Even at its highest intense settings,
it’s still a pleasurable kind of pulse form and pattern.

The probes are aesthetically pleasing, Matte black with
unobtrusive holes for the small pin plugs, they are gentle and soft to the touch, perfect for the sensitive skin of the vulva or anus. The Aura Multi-Probe felt comfortable
entering. It took a higher level of stimulation for the tester to experience
pleasure. Reinserting with the leads perpendicular to the g-spot location
afforded more sensation for the female-bodied testers.

The Silicone Noir Lula Electro Kegel Balls probe provided the peak of pleasure for the women
who tested them. Lula consists of two small balls, one of which is tightly
captured in an upper sphere of black silicone. There is a short neck and at the
other end another enveloping sphere with another ball. The second ball is loose
inside and it reacts to the pulses and patterns from the stimulator. With the moving balls providing vibrations, each of the women reported the absolute
pleasure of this probe.
Lula is being used as a Kegel exerciser by many women. With
the proper depth of insertion and combination of e-stim, Lula can aid in
developing the pelvic floor muscles. 
These are just two of the five Silicone Noir probes
available. In retrospect I wish I had requested the Silicone Noir Sirius Prostate Massager and the Silicone Noir Ovid G-Spot Dildo as well. They look like they are
designed with pleasure in mind!
There is much to like in the ElectraStim line of products. They are user friendly in small ways:
  • They use the standard connector for cables to
    plug into the Stimulator/Power box. This connector has advantages over the less
    expensive but often used 3.5mm plug.
  • They
    use pin plugs at the electrode ends of the cable. This is less messy and, in
    the midst of passion, simpler than banana plugs or snap connectors. Sticky
    electrodes are less expensive if they come with pin plug connectors.
     
  • I
    have found ElectraStim customer service to be very responsive.
     
If you haven’t yet decided to try e-stim, you are missing a delightful
option in your sex life. E-stim should be as ubiquitous as the vibrator. It
provides a level of sexual stimulation that is hard to match in a simpler sex
toy. While the cost of entry can be daunting, ElectraStim and others
provide an entry level power unit for a reasonable price. The probes, penis
bands, and sticky electrodes are comparable to other dildo prices.  If you have a little income to spare, you probably can’t do better than the SensaVox. But, if you need to watch the finances more closely, the EM-80 dual-channel or the EM-60 are also good options.
If you are loving yourself, give yourself a gift of the Sensavox. If you also have a partner to love, find the e-stim toys that will bring you together “magnetically.”

ElectraStim is offering our readers a 10% discount by using the code “BTIEE” at ElectraStim’s website.


David M. Pittle, Ph.D., M.Div., is a therapist in San Rafael, CA, who has been helping people
with sexual issues for over thirty years. Many of his clients are age 50-80,
when good sex is important, and dissatisfaction may lead to loss of shared
intimacy that can threaten the total relationship. David specializes in helping
women who are not experiencing sexual satisfaction and men with non-medical and
medically-related erectile dysfunction or other issues. Visit his website 
here.
(I am sad to tell you that my friend, sex therapist David Pittle died December 2017. We value his sex toy reviews. Read his other reviews here.)

Erotic Electro-Stimulation—Reviews of ElectraStim “Flick” and Erostek ET232

Thank you, David Pittle, for continuing to review sex toys for men here. My readers and I are grateful! Readers: your comments are always welcome. — Joan Price

Electro-Stimulation—E-Stim
Guest post by David M. Pittle, Ph.D., M.Div

Erotic Electro-Stimulation — what a charge! Attach electrodes to your genitals and get stimulated through electrical energy. Eugh! But if it could be a shockingly great form of sexual stimulation, why not?Although I consider myself sexually sophisticated, Electro-Stimulation – known as E-Stim — was beyond my experience or knowledge. I wanted to try it myself. Two of the leading vendors were kind enough to send me their units: ElectraStim from Cyrex, an English company, and Erostek, an American firm.

My first action was to try them on myself and then to enlist another man and two women to volunteer to experiment. These are not just men’s or women’s products, they are great for both. (I had fantasies of finding a couple to try it together, but that got too complicated.)

ElectraStim “Flick” EM60

electrastim packageThe ElectraStim “Flick” EM60 is a small device, 2.2 x 3.5 inches and only ¾ inch thick. Nicely styled, it has a soft, flocked back and a well-designed control panel. It felt good to hold and use. It came with two penis rings as well as a vaginal probe and several stick-on electrode pads like your physician uses for an EKG. The EM60 has 24 intensity levels and seven different patterns, which you can set to your liking. Like all E-Stim devices, the stimulation is not necessarily steady. And when you hold it and “flick” your hand, it provides an extra jolt of power. The EM60 is a good choice for a first experience because it comes on slowly, but you can build it up to almost full strength with levels of pleasure all along the way.

Erostek ET232

erostekThis is a very different device from the ElectraStim. The Erostek ET232 looks a lot less sophisticated in packaging, but it packs many more functions and much more power. There are 15 patterns including one that responds to voice command. The Erostek ET232 arrived with conductive penis bands, and a ball shaped insert for use in the vagina or anus. Enough variation to please almost anyone.

Testing the Devices

To get the best idea of what worked, we began with the EM60. We placed electrode pads near the base of the penis. Our second test was with the penis rings or bands. For the women, we used the pads on either side of the clitoris and then the vaginal probe. After testing the first unit—and some well-deserved rest–we repeated the test with the Erostek ET232.

The results were amazing. The women had orgasms with both devices with the pads. With the vaginal probe, the results were even more spectacular. One of the women had exquisite feelings leading up to each of several orgasms. Changing the orientation of the probe to be either next to her G-spot or side to side made a difference in the feeling, not less or more, but pleasantly different.

For the men too, the results were spectacular. The penis rings or bands produced the greatest pleasure. This increased with one band just below the glans and the other around the scrotum. One man said that he had two full orgasms in a row before “finishing.”

All volunteer testers liked both devices. They praised the EM60 for being easy to get into and providing a soft and comfortable feeling that could be taken to a high level. They liked the Erostek as more aggressive and stronger with a different feeling to it.

Is E-Stim safe? You must use it correctly, which includes using lubricant and keeping the electrodes below the waist. Never use it if you have an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator. Read the instructions and follow the cautions. It should be as safe as your masturbation sleeve or vibrator if you follow the rules. In our testing, we measured blood pressure and heart rate before and after each test. Both heart rate and blood pressure do rise in any sexual activity, but there were no instances of anything out of the ordinary.

(Note from Joan: Of course, we do not give medical advice here, so consult your doctor to be sure. But be prepared: your doctor may have no idea what you’re talking about. Educating doctors is a good thing.)

I can say confidently that these “beginner” models from ElectraStim and Erostek are great products that will keep working for years. They are an investment for long term sexual pleasure. Which to choose? You won’t be disappointed with either.

– David M. Pittle, Ph.D., M.Div., is a therapist in San Rafael, CA, who has been helping people with sexual issues for over thirty years. Many of his clients are age 50-80, when good sex is important, and dissatisfaction may lead to loss of shared intimacy that can threaten the total relationship. David specializes in helping women who are not experiencing sexual satisfaction and men with non-medical and medically-related erectile dysfunction or other issues.

(I am sad to tell you that my friend, sex therapist David Pittle died December 2017. We value his sex toy reviews. Read more reviews by David Pittle)