Toy Review: The Electrastim Jack Socket E-Stim Stroker

Electrastim have been sending waves through the adult community recently. And not just the ones that shock. Still, I have to admit I was definitely stunned by their newest product, which jolted male masturbators in an electrifying new direction.

…Okay, I’ll stop now.

But, seriously, Electrastim have broken new ground when it comes to their latest release, the Jack Socket: The world’s very first E-Stim stroker. This product has won two awards and there’s a damned good reason for it too, there really is nothing else like this on the market.

For those daring enough to try it the Electrastim Jack Socket E-Stim Stroker can provide some truly unique sensations and I couldn’t wait to put it to the test on Mr. Peaches.

The Electrastim Jack Socket E-Stim Stroker

The Electrastim Jack Socket E-Stim Stroker is a sex toy innovation which takes modern technology and uses it for the true greater good: Shocking one’s shaft into a state of pure bliss.

Bringing the wonderful world of electrostimulation to male strokers, this product breaks new ground and sets a solid precedent.
Bringing the wonderful world of electrostimulation to male strokers, this product breaks new ground and sets a solid precedent.

For those unacquainted with electrostimulation the sensation of being erotic electrocution is nothing like the harsh jolts that you might be envisioning. Electrostimulation can actually provide a very enjoyable tingly sensation—like a more forgiving more of pins and needles with some pleasurable muscles contractions thrown in for good measure.

At its gentlest electrostimulation is nothing more than a tickle, at its harshest…well, that’s up to you really, but all of this is controlled through a estim stimulator which, admittedly, is sold separately from the Jack Socket. However Electrastim also offer a Jack Socket Bundle, meaning you can (if you wish) get everything you need in one neat package (subscribe to ElectraStim and you’ll save 10% too).

The ElectraStim Jack Socket itself is a non-representational stroker with two caps that leave it looking rather inconspicuous upon first glance. Its platinum-cured, medical grade silicone casing keeps it nice and secure while also having enough flexibility to allow the user to squeeze its edges and adjust the sensations they feel during use. This sleeve has a matter surface to it, in addition to ridges, which make it incredibly easy to grip too, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the design of this device.

The external sleeve for this toy is relatively discreet (save for the logo).
The external sleeve for this toy is relatively discreet (save for the logo).

Silicone is non-porous, phthalate-free, and completely body safe. Sadly the inner sleeve is made from TPE (which is porous) but this sleeve can be easily removed for a thorough clean with antibacterial toy wash. TPE is best kept fresh with cornflour too, meaning the material does have a certain amount of maintenance and upkeep, but the trade-off is a brilliantly soft, squishy inner chamber which lubes up well and hugs up intuitively against the skin.

Inside this inner sleeve are ridges and raised nodules which mimic the sensation of many other male strokers on the market. If I’m being honest this chamber’s texture is pretty standard, but that’s for a reason—it works. Besides, we all know that there’s more to this toy than just its sleeve. The real draw is the electrostimulation and that requires its own form of preparation.

The Jack Socket takes some time to assemble but once you get the hang of it the process is fairly straight forward. Removing both the top and bottom case you’ll find that one end has two holes into which two 2mm prongs can be inserted. These are hooked up to your estim stimulator and the cord can be neatly places around some loops at the other end of the stroker.

The internal sleeve is sadly porous but with the right TLC this shouldn't be a big issue.
The internal sleeve is sadly porous but with the right TLC this shouldn’t be a big issue.

The Jack Socket comes with a free sample of lubricant and a tube of conductive gel. Both of these items are essential. On either side of the Jack Socket there is a little hole which you’ll need to open before use and squeeze some conductive gel into. Be generous here as this is what helps conduct that much-desired electrostimulation that this toy provides.

This gel is incredibly thick and goopy, which may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s an essential part of the Jack Socket’s function. You’ll also want to lube up the inner chamber with water-based lubricant, again not being shy. The more lube the better.

Once you’ve got all of this set up then simply place the Jack Socket on your shaft, turn it on and enjoy the various sensations and patterns that ElectraStim’s stimulators provide.

As a word of warning always turn the electricity off before removing the sleeve from your shaft. Mr. Peaches and I didn’t test what happened if you didn’t do this but, needless to say, it probably wouldn’t be pleasant.

The prongs for this device plug in nice and secure ready for some shocking action.
The prongs for this device plug in nice and secure ready for some shocking action.

When using this toy Mr. Peaches and I had an absolute blast as we navigated the different patterns and intensities that were on display. Electrostimulation isn’t Mr. Peaches’ preferred form of stimulation but even he admitted that there was a certain amount of fun to be had in taking the tried-and-tested success of a stroker and giving it a spark of inspiration.

The internal sleeve felt very nice to him and the texture, while standard, was very enjoyable. In what can be considered a success story Mr. Peaches said that the sensation of the stroker and the stimulation from the electrostimulation never really clashed. Instead they seemed to complement each other while also providing their own distinct forms of stimulation. This is, in my mind, exactly what the Jack Socket needed to achieve which makes it a great success in my books.

Because the Jack Socket can be squeezed and moved up and down like a normal soft-sleeved stroker there is a lot of fun that can be had with this toy, and the three dimensions of motion, electricity and texture all seem to mesh together incredibly well. If I had one personal complaint it would be that the Jack Socket did feel a bit cumbersome for me at times, but that is a personal gripe.

Orgasms with the Jack Socket always seemed to be prolonged and strong, and Mr. Peaches described them as thoroughly enjoyable. He mainly felt the stimulation from the electricity around his coronal ridge and frenulum, which is to be expected and which is exactly what I had hoped for.

Thanks to this toys open ended design it’s also even easier to clean it, which is another added bonus.

So, with all of this being said you’d think the Jack Socket was our new favourite stroker, right? Well not exactly.

While Mr. Peaches did find this toy enjoyable he now has personal confirmation that electrostimulation simply isn’t for him, and this will be the case for others too. If you’re worried about whether or not you’d like the sensation then I recommend trying to find a local adult retailer which has a tester pack and seeing what it feels like for you. In general most people really enjoy the unique sensation that electrostimulation has to offer (I know I do!) but it’s not for everyone.

There’s also quite a few small add-on costs to the Jack Socket if you want to use this toy long term: the conductive gel being the most notable of the bunch. However if you enjoy this toy then it’s arguably worth the investment, especially as most toys need some form of add-on (such as lubricant or a good toy cleaner).

As a final bit of advice we sometimes found that the conductive gel would cause uneven shocks and sensation changes if you hadn’t applied enough or spread it evenly, so do make sure you are sensible with how you apply the gel itself.

The external case is also a bit of a dust magnet. Just a nitpick there.

Final Thoughts

The Jack Socket is a truly distinct sex toy which, while not for everyone, does succeed at doing everything that it set out to do and, in that, it is a complete and utter success.

I absolutely love what it toy stands for and the possibilities that it provides. The sheer potential for expansion alone has me excited and, although it wasn’t Mr. Peaches’ preference, ever he was quivering in delight from the sensations it provides on more than one occasions.

If you’re a fan of electrostimulation, or have the sudden urge to dive right in, then I wholeheartedly recommend the Jack Socket. A toy like this definitely deserves support and I can’t wait to see what ElectraStim have up their sleeve next.

Recommend to:

People who like electrostimulation.

People looking for unique stimulation.

People who like soft-case strokers.

Do Not Recommend to:

People that dislike electrostimulation.

People that like firm-cased or suction based strokers.

People with a pacemaker or similar medical concerns (check the health warnings first).

The ElectraStim Jack Socket was provided to me by ElectraStim in exchange for an honest review.