Being a fan of bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism is one thing, but having the equipment to experiment with those things safely is another. Back in the day, I might have said otherwise, but I’ve learned from my mistakes. At this point, I’ve become a big fan of nipple clamps especially, which means I’ve seen my fair share of them over the years. I don’t like the ones that are cheaply made and I’m very picky about the features as well. To me, the quality of the clamp on myself and/or my partner’s body is just as important as the quality of the orgasm that comes after it’s been installed. In fact, low-quality clamps have had a tendency to make that subsequent climax damn near impossible in my line of work, but I digress.
Fortunately, I found something that was both impressive in its construction and intelligent in its design. A fellow kinkster told me all about it at one of the local BDSM gatherings I attend and the rest is history. I went home, ordered a set of my own from an online merchant, and then waited patiently for it to arrive in the mail alongside the stash of lube and toy cleaner I also purchased. Fast-forward about a week later and there I was, trying out the ElectaStim Bi-Polar Electrode Body Clamp for the first time. So, was it as amazing as I thought it would be or did someone give me bad advice (yet again)? Well, let me start out by explaining exactly what it is I’m talking about first.
What Is the ElectraStim Bi-Polar Electrode Body Clamp?
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First of all, this thing is not for the faint of heart. It’s a high-powered, high-quality, high-etiquette piece of BDSM equipment with the power to shock your sub into sexy submission through electrostimulation pulses that get pushed through its highly-conductive components and into your victim’s chosen body part. Exceeding the expectations of a simple nipple clamp, the ElectraStim Bi-Polar Electrode pincher is ideal for extreme fetishists who want to pump up the jam just a tad by exploring the boundaries of pain all over their or their partners’ bodies – from cocks and balls to clits and tongues (and everything in between).
The Main Features
These finely-tuned pleasure clamps have numerous features that make them ideal for all sorts of users and purposes. They’re more than just a simple body pinching device, first of all. They have electrostimulation capabilities and they open up to a generous 50mm to provide a firm grip on whatever body part the Master/Mistress chooses. Each side of the high-grade metal clamp can transmit waves of e-stim to the targeted area, plus the pair is spring-loaded for optimal sensation delivery and power. To top it off, the ElectraStim Bi-Polar Body Clamp features an ergonomic handle coated in skin-safe plastic so you can really “get a grip” on the situation no matter what your kinks require.
Furthermore, the e-stim sensations can be customized to range in intensity, from gentle and stimulating to firm and punitive. The 2mm pin connections make the clamps compatible with nearly all electro-sex power box, including the one you probably own already. And because the clamp is bi-polar it provides stimulation between the ends of the clamp (as opposed to between two separate devices). Perfect for intense nipple, cock, and/or clitoral pleasures, the E-Stim Electrode Clamp turns tired, boring BDSM into a much more electrifying experience (literally).
What Comes in the Box?
A lot of modern-day sex toys and accessories are packaged without a bunch of freebies, but that’s usually for two good reasons: A) the manufacturer wants to spend their production money solely on the device, and 2) the device doesn’t need anything from the maker to be enjoyed fully by the consumer. As for the ElectraStim Body Clamp, it’s one of those items that requires little more than a power box to reach its full potential (and even without it, the product can still be used for pain play and bondage games). You won’t find any storage containers, toy cleaner or e-stim enhancing lubricants so you’re on your own there. Just remember that the power box is sold separately and the 2mm pin connectors are rather delicate (so be careful when you’re unboxing the toy).
When testing out a brand new sex toy or accessory, I always try to be as objective as possible. And although that’s not always easy and certainly not realistic in the middle of an intense orgasm, the practice definitely helps. I make things a little easier on myself by having a few pre-set criterium upon which I base my final opinions of each product. It keeps things on an even playing field and helps me remember why I keep searching for better things in the first place. So without further ado, here’s how the Bi-Polar Body Clamp by ElectraStim measured up against the competition that came before (and after) it:
- The Dimensions
I could appreciate the fact that this clamp opened up so large to accommodate a wide variety of body parts, but I can see how they’re still somewhat limited by the springs that hold the arms together. You can’t pinch the thighs, the arms or the buttocks which reduces the versatility but the dimensions are favorable overall for stimulating the average person’s erogenous zones nonetheless.
- The Materials
You can’t go wrong when you’re using industry-standard steel to make your nipple clamping pleasure products because that material is both hypoallergenic and more durable than others. It also provides a cool sensation to the touch and can be used for various temperature play games if utilized correctly. These clamps are compatible with all water-based lubes too, including the brand’s patented e-stim lubricant that enhances the intensity of the electrostimulation pulses in the toy’s bi-polar arms.
- The Sensations
I don’t know about you, but I think e-stim is some of the sexiest stuff to come out of the modern-day sex toy industry since the world’s very first dildo. It’s gentle enough for beginners yet strong enough for pros, especially if you have the right power box. And that leads me to my final conclusion about this thing: It’s terrific if you have a compatible power unit but it’s also sensation when you don’t because of the overall construction of the clamps and that’s what I can pulling double duty.
- The Functionality
Because it’s so versatile in its functionality, features and intensity levels, the ElectraStim Bi-Polar Electrode Clamp is ideal for all sorts of sexy activities (not just intense BDSM). It can serve as an experimental tool between couples, a masturbation enhancer and an erection supporter as well. So far, I’ve used mine for torture, pleasure, and just about everything else you can imagine because it’s travel-friendly, easy to use, simple to maintain and it looks good on my partner’s body too. My only disappointment is that it doesn’t have an O-ring for a lead or a weights, but I think the electrostimulation capabilities more than make up for that little flaw if you know how to use them right.
The Ups and Downs
You will never find a pleasure product that has zero flaws, so think again. Because the human body is so diverse and because the word “pleasure” itself is a very subjective term, it’s virtually impossible for anything to be perfect for all users. Finding out whether a sex toy or accessory is right for you requires more than an opinion, unfortunately. It takes a keen understanding of how imperfections can work in a consumer’s benefit. In other words, what works for you doesn’t always work for someone else, and vice versa. Instead of being lead by emotion, carefully consider and ups and downs of each product like I do. For example, here are the things I think you need to know about the ElectaStim Bi-Polar Body Clamp before you spend any money on it:
- Range of electrostimulation intensities to choose from
- Tight pinch on the targeted area
- Ergonomic handle for improved control
- Works with any power box that has a 2mm pin connection
- Ideal for extreme BDSM and pain play
- Made from skin-safe materials
- Consumer must buy two for complete nipple stimulation
- May be too intense for some users
- Cannot be used with weights or leads
As an expert in BDSM and pain play, the ElectraStim Bi-Polar Body Clamp is one of my favorite toys to play with. It provides a smooth and sturdy pinch to the target area and it seldom slips because of the durable construction and perfectly positioned components. And while it doesn’t have a set of silicone covers for the arms, each one opens up to accommodate nearly any body part while transmitting a wide range of pulses through the skin-safe, metallic hardware. I can be used with almost all electrostimulation power units, plus it’s made out of skin-safe materials and is appropriate for use anywhere on the body (including the cock, the clit and everywhere in between).