Cattle prods and S&M
Sting like a bee or jolt like a thunderbolt?
This is a follow up to an earlier entry about buying a cattle prod as an S&M toy">shock prod.
Reading that the transformer in the cattle prod (which is what it turns out to be) can jack up the output of the 4 C batteries to 10,000 volts almost uncurled my hair. But as I dimly remembered and is pointed out below the danger is in the current not the voltage.
This left me wondering if we really wouldn’t be better off with a Rimba Tens Unit or the 9-volt slave goad I saw.
For Alexandra I think it is the iconic power of a cattle prod more than the electricity that draws her to it. The other devices wouldn’t be as enjoyable.
Though after looking around I see there’s a prod attachment (and many other devices) for the Rimba.
Wanted to get the advice of more experienced people on soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm I started this thread - cattle prods and BDSM">Shock Prod - and got a large number of responses. Well worth reading.
Someone who shares my interest in radio controlled shock toys also started a discussion.
And a few people offered their advice on Electrical Safety In BDSM Play.
Web Pages that Discuss Electricity & S&M
Electro-torment on sexuality.org:
Physically, electricity can produce a complex variety of sensations, and every Sub who has thought about the subject has their own idea of what it “should” feel like. If your subject enjoys the psychological trip, setting up a scene with all of the trappings of a torture session and applying mild stimulation while letting the subject’s mind do the rest can result in a very intense experience. Of course, if you and your subject are into more intense pain, electricity can provide more pain than most subs can tolerate, without leaving marks, scars, or (if done carefully) damage.
From a 1994 electricity play demonstration:
Among the most important places is the chest, for electricity should not interfere with the electrical impulses that affect the heart. … Another principle was that of voltage versus amperage. The thing which causes danger is the level of amperes. The lower the amperage the less danger there is of causing damage.
He may not claim to be an expert but he does have lots of experience behind him:
I don’t claim to be an expert, nor do I put forth this article as ‘the final word’ on this topic. However, I’ve already done the stupid things before I knew they were stupid, and just might let somebody skip this phase. As suggested in the title, this article is an introduction to electrical play, and new adventurers should explore other available resources for a more complete view of the topic.
From an interview with “Uncle Abdul”:
Like I said, I’m a techno-sadist. In all my play, electrical or not, I go for the intense intimacy and emotional sharing with my partner as I top/dominate/torture/whatever them. I want their mind, body, and spirit, and I give the same in equal fashion.
His Greenery Press book, Juice: Electricity for Pleasure and Pain is out of print but can be found if you are willing to pay for it.
Greenery Press has just published John Warren’s The Toybag Guide To High-Tech Toys.