Over four years ago I reviewed the original ElectraStim Bi-Polar Soft Genital Clamp. Back then it was the only (yes, I am ignoring just stingy and painful one E-Stim Systems used to make for a good reason) bi-polar clamp on the market. For liability and design reasons it was marketed as a “genital clamp”. The large opening and low spring power made it hard to attach to nipples. This in combination with the domed clamp tips made the grip on firm surfaces like a hard dick or glans was mediocre. But as stated, there were not bi-polar clamps so I gave them a pass. Until now!
As the name already implies, the ElectraClamp is a (nipple) clamp for e-stim play. It is made out of a black shiny polymer. The wings have a bit of an asymmetrical design with the oval grip side being large at 30x20mm. This side is textured with ridges for a secure grip even with sweaty and a bit lubey hands. At the back of these areas you can find sockets the 2mm pin leads.
The clamp’s two wings are connected by a polymer screw. This prevents unwanted connection of the two channels. It also enables the usage of a cloth pin metal spring which is both sturdy, durable and delivers a strong enough spring power.
The most important part of the clamp is of course the grip surface. On this one it is an oval 15x10mm piece of firm conductive silicone. For added grip it is textured with small grooves. Unlike other manufacturers who only use conductive silicone in sheet form, the contact area is 2mm thick so it has some mass.
The ElectraClamp comes in a small cloth bag for storage.
Playing with the ElectraClamp
The clamp opens 22mm wide, making it wide enough for nipples, the frenulum or the perineum skin (which is not like direct prostate stimulation!). On this model, the spring power in combination with the larger, flat and textured contact area make the grip secure enough even for small, sweaty male nipples. In the unlikely case that the nipple slips anyway, simply tug a bit more skin between the wings.
Of course, for liability reasons ElectraStim has to say that this clamp is only for usage below the waist. If you use this clamp in a single channel e-stim power box, you can safely attach the clamp to a nipple because the currency only flows between the two conductive areas. If you use more than one clamp on a body or attach electrodes that use the second channel of a power box, make sure that:
- Both channels of the power box are completely isolated! Otherwise currency can flow between the electrodes and if placed above the waist can lethally effect the organs!
- Make sure that both poles of a channel go into the same electrode! Otherwise currency will flow between the electrodes.
Naturally, compared to other electrodes clamps have relatively small and low-mass poles. Despite this physical limitation the ElectraClamps manages to produce a relatively smooth and pleasurable stimulation, depending on the power box. Of course, they can also sting as hell if you crank up the box!
ElectraStim recommends putting conductive lube on the contact area. For this review I used conductive lube from ElectraStim, E-Stim Systems and MyStim as well as Swiss Navy water-based lube (my go-to lube for anal electrodes). All of my testees agreed that the conductivity only improved minimal at best. The skin especially in combination with sweat is conductive enough for a pleasurable stimulation.
Coming back to the beginning of this review: When ElectraStim introduced the ElectraClamp they phased out the Bi-Polar Genital Clamp. For good reason, because the ElectraClamp is clearly the superior clamp – if you don’t want to put it on a dick or the balls. But frankly, there are better electrodes for this use scenario.
|Conclusion: Best e-stim clamp available today.|
|Pros||Cons||Where to get||Price|
|Large and thick conductive area for smooth stimulation||ElectraStim||£49|
|Secure grip on body parts|
|Good grip on wings to operate even with slippery hands|