I got 3 emails this week asking about the same thing, which means it’s time to post something for those of you who didn’t ask. The question this week: “Should I shave before I stim?”
Shaving has always seemed optional and I’ve never given it much thought. I shaved my balls and butt in the shower a few weeks ago and noticed a big improvement in the e-stim session I had later that evening. Shaving started innocently enough — I wanted my cock to look a bit bigger by shaving some excess hair from my sac — but wound up making my stim session one of the best ever.
Shave Your Balls!
Do you need to shave your balls before you stim? I depends on how much hair you’ve got on your sack and how you stim.
If you’ve got a dense matt of fur down there and never use a gel pad or E-Cup when stimming, you get a pass. If you’re using the E-Cup which is held nice and tight via it’s neoprene jockstrap, the hairs won’t interfere as much, but they might impede current flow enough to cause you to turn up the levels higher than you’d need with shaved skin.
Higher levels tend to cause numbing and require more frequent rest intervals — which is something I do during longer sessions (1 hour or more) — but when starting out, it’s nice to feel every little sensation.
Shaving your balls when using the E-Cup is optional but I can definitely feel an improvement after I shave.
I can start at a lower level and feel more of the signal through my cock. I almost always pair the E-Cup with a CockCap XL and even though the cup diffuses the current enough to make is “silent” in terms of sensation, the improved conductivity with a shaved ball sac is noticeable and an overall improvement.
Those Sticky Gels
With gel electrodes, shaving is more important since the gel surface needs bare skin to adhere properly and hair simply gets in the way. You’ll notice a big improvement in adhesion and conductivity if you shave, wash and dry your skin before applying gel electrodes on your balls.
My Butt Too?
With the MJ and Moaner butt plugs, we enter the area of shaving the skin adjacent to the anus. Yes, I’m suggesting that you shave your butt if you use the MJ and Moaner type plugs, simply because they use a top-bottom electrode arrangement, placing one of the electrodes on the outside of the anus which is impeded by too much hair. I personally love these two plugs and didn’t realize the difference a little shaving in the shower can make. If you’re using the ElectraStim plugs, shaving your butt isn’t as important as these plugs have a side-to-side electrode arrangement and are mostly conducting inside rather than outside.
How to Shave?
I recommend taking your time in a warm shower, with lots of shaving cream and a fresh disposable razor blade securely clipped into your shaving handle. Warm water tends to relax the scrotum, making it easy to grab a bit and pull it taut while shaving it free of hair. To free the hair you’ve just cut, simply move the shaver along your leg going the opposite way, thereby transferring the cut hairs to your leg where they can be easily collected with a piece of toilet tissue after you’re done. You can flush them down the drain of course, but depending on your plumbing, this might not be a great idea.
Shaving your butt can be challenging to do all by yourself. I do it all the time, but I’ve had some practice. If you have a willing shower buddy, this is a great way to bond over something that requires a moderate amount of trust. Either way: go slowly, enjoy the process and imagine how great your stim session will feel when you’re done.
We have been receiving a few emails lately asking if we ship to countries outside the USA.
Yes – we ship most anywhere in the world via United Postal Service and United Parcel Service (UPS) – including:
- United States and territories
- APO/FPO addresses via US Postal Service
- EU member countries
Shipping rates are calculated during checkout based on the weight of your purchase and type of delivery service you choose. UPS Ground is very inexpensive and allows next day delivery if you’re in our local area – within 150 miles to zip code 94903 – including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Oakland, and Santa Cruz. We’ve also enabled Next-Day Air, 2-Day and 3-Day service so you can decide the shipping speed you want. US Postal Service options include First Class, Priority Mail and Express Mail. And we ship all orders received by Noon the same business day. So you’ll get your order quickly, and discreetly in plain packages with no mention of the ErosTek brand.
I just went to www.sextek.com and ended up at the ErosTek Online Store. What happened?
— We’ve made some changes to make shopping easier.
Web traffic directed to SexTek.com is now automatically redirected to our new ErosTek Shop.
In 1997, we registered the domain name SexTek.com and began developing innovative electrostim accessories to sell to dealers and from the website. Our first products included the first-generation of the ElectroCup, the unique FlexProbe and a new adjustable cockring – the ElectroBand or “E-Band.”
When we partnerned with and later acquired ErosTek, we saw the need to develop and deploy a more modern e-commerce site that would allow us to add products, show videos and enable new features to make buying faster and easier. This new site runs on its own secure (SSL protected) domain, with room to grow.
The final step is now complete – Welcome to the new ErosTek Shop!
Our new ErosTek Shop has been performing well since going live on 30-April-2011. Today I fine-tuned our email server so that your online order will send you email updates as it moves through our warehouse and a tracking number once it ships. If you registered during checkout, you can also log in and check your order status for any order you’ve placed in real-time. Cool!
[BTW: This is the same warranty text included with every ErosTek User’s Guide.]
USA Limited Warranty
ErosTek products purchased by customers residing in the USA are warranted against manufacturing defects for One Year from the date of purchase by SexTek/ErosTek or an authorized dealer. This warranty does not cover misuse, abuse, wear and tear, batteries or products which have been disassembled or tampered with. There are no express warranties other than those listed here and no warranties whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No other warranty of any kind, verbal or written, shall bind ErosTek, SexTek and their related companies, members, agents, employees, affiliates and consultants (collectively the “Manufacture”).
Further, the Manufacture shall not be liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages caused by the use, misuse or inability to use the product regardless of the legal theory on which the claim is based. Without limiting the foregoing, Purchaser assumes all risk and liability for loss, damage or injury to Purchaser, others and property arising out of the use, misuse or inability to use the product. Recovery of any kind against the Manufacture shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Any claim or dispute arising out of, or related to, use of ErosTek products shall be submitted to an independent and objective arbitrator for binding arbitration. Binding arbitration shall be the sole remedy for any warranty dispute or claim and, by acceptance of the Use Agreement, the Purchaser expressly waives their right to file a lawsuit in any civil court seeking remedies from the Manufacture except to enforce a legally binding arbitration decision.
SexTek/ErosTek will repair or replace defective products at no charge as stipulated herein with new or reconditioned parts or products during the warranty period. Contact SexTek/ErosTek for more information on obtaining service. A copy of the dated sales receipt is required for warranty repairs. The customer is responsible for shipping costs and properly packing the unit. Warranty rights vary from state to state. This Limited Warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser, is nontransferable and states your exclusive remedy.
Click on the file below to download the ErosLink 1.1A Updater. Running the Updater will upgrade your ErosLink 1.0 or 1.1 installation to the latest availble.
Please note the following:
The new user submitted routines are installed in the Designer directory. Only the original factory routines are contained in the Routines directory. To access the new routines from within ErosLink, open the Designer folder.
If you used the default directory when you originally installed ErosLink, you only need run the Updater and click through the prompts. If you have ErosLink installed in a different directory, you must specify that directory when running the Updater.
When the upgrade is correctly installed, the Help window should display ErosLink 1.1A in the upper left corner.
The Updater includes updated help documentation (UserGuide.htm).
If you have any problems with this upgrade, please contact SexTek for support.
NOTE: If you have any problems, uninstall ErosLink and start over with your ErosLink CD and then install the updater to the same folder.
Download ErosLink 1.1A Updater (1632k)
This collection of ErosLink routines has been around for awhile, but it’s worth posting just in case you never got it the first time. The following ZIP file contains 96 ErosLink routines written for the ET-312 by various our customers. We do not provide any support for these routines and they are provided “as-is” with the customer assuming all liability for their use.
Download ET-312 Shared Routine Zip File
I’ve been very happy with the efforts of one SmartStim contributor lately. Very happy.
He goes by the name of “Mr. Terminator” on SmartStim and “naughtyelectrons” on mediafire.com and has produced some of the smoothest audio files made for the ET312B that I’ve stimmed with so far. I know that by saying this, I risk offending other erotic sound designers. It’s just that I haven’t tried every single file out there, but I have found a suite that I like very much. (Yes, my cock, balls and ass like them a lot too. 🙂
If you already have an ET312B and know how to feed audio from iTunes or some other mp3 player into it, here’s the link to his files:
I especially like the Pulsinator Suite.
If you want to know more about using your stereo, computer, or iPod to make electrical waves you can shoot your load to, check out my post: stereo-stimming-with-your-erostek-et312b
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