Disclaimer: I was provided with a free Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy Kit by UberKinky in exchange for my honest review. For more pictures and a video of the toy in action, read my original review on Being Blacksilk.
The Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy Kit is an e-stim (electric stimulation) kit for beginners, sold by UberKinky, which sends small shocks through your body to ease muscle pain and provide sexual pleasure. I’d never tried one before and (aside from a violet wand which is a different sensation altogether) I’m also new to electro sex.
But it turns out that that is one of the things this device is handy for. Electro sex can be an expensive fetish and the Shock Therapy Kit costs only £29.99, so it’s a brilliant way to try a new experience on the cheap and work out if you’d want something more “professional” down the road.
The packaging is typical Fetish Fantasy fare, i.e. another contender for the title of World’s Porniest Toy Package Woman. A convenient box, but super unsubtle and tacky. Inside is a plastic insert holding the Shock Therapy Kit itself and – Oh, sweet, free mask! (Please, please, stop packaging all your stuff with awful masks) The kit itself consists of a control unit, four adhesive pads, one bi-polar lead wire and the instruction manual.
The instruction manual covers things that should be obvious to anyone alive in this decade, such as the troubleshooting (make sure the wires are, in fact, attached to things). On the other hand, it has minimal safety advice and absolutely NO advice whatsoever on different places to attach the pads. Considering that I feel most people who use this kit will have no experience with electro sex, the instructions should have been a far more comprehensive guide.
The manual explains the three main modes of the Shock Therapy Kit too. Tap feels like the shock from a gentle-ish electric fence: a short throb that feels like a mini-thump on the body. Modulation feels like a mobile phone on vibrate and Kneading is the same, but for longer periods with bigger gaps. It fails to mention the good half dozen location modes after this that correspond to where you’ve put the pads (so there’s a “knees” mode or an “arms” mode). These are pretty incomprehensible even in use.
Onto the device itself. There are four buttons on the control unit: one turns the kit ON and increases the settings, one turns it OFF and decreases them, one is marked “S/P” and switches what you are increasing or decreasing between speed (rapidity of pulses) and power (intensity of pulses) and one cycles through the modes.
The control unit connects to the bi-polar wire via a jack and the wire then splits into two Ys, each with a popper on the end that attaches to one of the pads (covered in a plastic film to keep them sticky). Once you’ve removed those, you place each pad on the body.
The pads are very sticky (but leave no residue), but quickly lose their stick, unless you’re very careful, under attack from oils, lint, sweat or dirt. Mine have gone from super sticky to ish sticky in about half a dozen uses, but I’m hardly the most careful owner. If you want yours to last ages, be extra clean and extra careful. I royally mucked my pads up with just the trimmed hair of my vulva. Smooth body parts work best.
I couldn’t use it the pads on my nipples (as seen on the box) as the pads really need flat contact with the skin to conduct electricity, so the Shock Therapy Kit wouldn’t even start up. Too bumpy. I settled for a pad either side, but that just shocked my breasts and left the nipples well alone.
It did feel very good, though, in an odd way, especially when coming, even if I couldn’t turn it up much past power two or three. It seems that even though it runs on two AAAs, it has a heck of a kick. I’d offered to review it expecting it to be pretty pathetic with just that powering it, but I was seriously impressed. Not only was I impressed, but my kinkster housemate Alt was very impressed too and he’s tried a “real” electro sex kit, that is to say one that costs significantly more and doesn’t run off triple As. We both feel that, in terms of power, this kit will certainly satisfy all but the more experienced electro-experts.
The Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy Kit is a troubled beast. On the one hand it’s perplexing with its lack of info on suggested electrode pad locations, its sometimes-confusing LCD and the fact that I often don’t know quite what it’s up to. But all of these problems could just be solved with a longer and more detailed instruction guide.
On the other hand, it’s simple to actually operate and attach, cheap and capable of delivering very strong electronic pulses. Not only that, but it’s dual use: the kit can be used sexually, but also therapeutically.
Poor instructions aside, it’s a great little kit. It’s cheap and powerful and probably the best way to get an entry level start in e-stimulation and electro sex. You’ll soon know if you like it or want something more involved, especially if you couple it with freely available information on the Net to make up for what the instructions don’t provide. So, if you’re curious about electro sex, I’d say give the Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy Kit from UberKinky a whirl.
For a little more detail, more pictures and a video of the toy in action, read my original review on Being Blacksilk.