BDSM Cattle Prod Explained

A cattle prod in the “kink-verse” is used as a toy meant for electro-play. It is an electrically powered device with electrode tips that discharge electricity upon touch –  giving you a shock-worthy experience.

The prods come in a wide range of voltages, and people looking into using them for erotic stimulation should be aware that a less intense option is almost always the best. The stronger cattle prods may cause severe damage to the skin, so it’s important to find the sweet spot of not too gentle and not too dangerous.

The current is usually discharged onto the genitals, and causes a variety of sensations, even leading to a one-zap orgasm in some cases. It can amplify the sensitivity of the affected area, and result in quite an intense experience.

The cattle prod can be used on many parts of the body, but should never be used near the heart and head (especially not near the eyes). So, anything below the waist is on the menu!

Make sure to keep the exciting shocks at a nice and safe voltage, and always use trustworthy products.

Another thing to note is that even the milder voltages may cause some scratches and burns. These marks do eventually go away, but to prevent them altogether, water-based conductive lube is recommended. You need to make sure that you’re choosing a lubricant that doesn’t contain any silicone in its formula, since this may cause skin injuries when paired with the cattle prod’s discharge.

Using a Cattle Prod in BDSM

Erotic electrostimulation with a cattle prod finds its spot in the BDSM repertoire because it exudes an animalistic power play. Unlike some other devices used for electro-stimulation, this one usually isn’t used for masturbation and requires a dominant and submissive partner. As with all things related to BDSM, people who like a bit of electro-shock danger set up a safe environment before engaging in their painfully pleasurable activities. 

This means that they follow the safety precautions mentioned before (getting a safe device, using the right lube, etc.), and they utilize a safe word which the submissive partner uses in case they feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable. When all the safety measures are taken care of, the fun may begin.

The cattle prod can be used as a foreplay tool with which the dominant teases the submissive partner, and it can also work as one of the main acts. The latter mostly applies to certain submissive partners who get off on the electric charges, and since their body may have a thing for the sparks, it’s almost always a safe bet they will have the time of their life by incorporating a cattle prod into their sex life. For others, it’s often just the good old BDSM fear factor that gets them aroused and open to experimentation.

It’s a very popular toy in porn too. And quite the versatile one at that! It can be used on women and men alike, and aside from being popular in straight porn, it’s quite the hit in lesbian and gay porn too. Usually, in these videos, the person (or persons) that will be tasting the “wrath” of the cattle prod is bound up. From this, we can see that the cattle prod makes a nice tie-in with bondage, and is becoming quite a BDSM porn staple.

Another thing worth mentioning is that there are cattle prods specifically designed for sexual activities. They usually have a lower power output and are much safer to use. They may, however, be somewhat underwhelming for electro-sex veterans since they won’t cause a high level of pain.

Still, they are the best option for people who don’t want to worry about potential side effects (some toys guarantee that they won’t even leave any marks on the skin). The discharge of electricity, albeit weaker, will still be sufficient and pleasurable, and most importantly – these kinds of cattle prods still retain a shock factor. 

Some of them may even have added sound effect options and a visible spark. An important thing to note is that even with this safer option, “kinksters” should be taking the same precautions regarding what body parts they’ll be zapping. 

Remember – the head and the heart are off-limits!

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