For many people the words sex and electricity don’t go hand in hand. However, this week we’re talking about ankle zapping, which is a form of electrical stimulation. Before we begin a few quick safety rules about electro-sex of any kind.
Ankle zapping is meant to be done by a professional only, it is not something to try at home on your own. If you do incorporate electricity into your sex life here are some safety tips to keep in mind.
Do not use an electrostimulation unit if you have heart problems or have a pacemaker fitted. Do not use electrostimulation devices while pregnant. Do not use electrostimulation devices above the waist – electricity should never pass your heart so DO NOT put devices anywhere near your nipples. Do not use electro-sex kits when feeling fatigued, dehydrated, undernourished, unwell or not at your best. Do not use electro-sex toys on broken or irritated skin. Use a water-based lubricant (with internal attachments) or electro-conductive gel (with external attachments) to increase sensitivity and avoid any skin tenderness. Always ensure that the power is off whilst you’re applying a device to your body (that includes while you’re inserting a dildo or butt plug). Remove all jewelry before you begin experimenting.
What is Ankle Zapping?
It is exactly what it sounds like. The application of electricity to a woman’s ankles. The procedure began as a treatment for bladder incontinence, however a recent study by the University of Michigan found that it influences woman’s libido as well.
The research claims women who have their ankles zapped experience sexual arousal within 30 minutes of the procedure. One of the women involved in the study, an unnamed 53-year-old, described the experience as a ‘bizarre, pressure vibration sensation’. She also says that ‘you get used to it’. She added that she eventually brought a book to read during her 30-minute sessions.
The future of Ankle Zapping
Ankle Zapping could be the female equivalent of the little blue pill that has helped men around the world. The same researchers led by Tim Bruns, a biomedical engineering expert, are running a trial on 30 women with so-called arousal disorder.
The results are expected to be released later this year. Professor Bruns said: If the stimulation is repeated multiple times, it could lead to better blood flow and stronger nerve connections to the genitalia. This would improve the symptoms of genital arousal disorder.’ Up to 45 % of women are believed to have a dysfunction that lowers their sex drive.
Has ankle zapping put the spark back in your love life? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.