Updated: JANUARY 23, 2022

Electrophilia is a sexual fetish that revolves around electricity and electrical stimulation. People with electrophilia, known as electrophiles, enjoy fantasizing about or receiving electrical shocks to their body, especially to their genital region, anus, and nipples. Some people believe this paraphilia is more common in females than males.

Electrophilia is also sometimes known as Electrocutophilia.

More About Electrophilia

People with electrophilia typically have different preferences and limits in regards to the electrosex shocks they receive. Some electrophiles may enjoy a gentle shock that’s like a slight tickle, while others like a much stronger, even painful shock.

Electrophiles may shock themselves or their partners, or have their partners administer the electrical shocks to them. Because many electrophiles enjoy such intense shocks, electrophilia is closely linked to BDSM.

Some electrophiles use TENS machines to receive electric shocks while others make their own purpose-built systems. People with a preference for weak electric shocks may use a violet wand, like the Kinklab Neon Wand, for sexual gratification. Electrical cables can also be repurposed for an electrophile’s erotic pleasure.

People may explore electricity play to spice up their sex lives or simply because they’re curious. However, if someone regularly engages in electricity play and spends a lot of time thinking about it, they may be an electrophile.

Acting on electrophilic impulses may increase one's risk of burns, paralysis, and electrocution. Some people have even died from injuries associated with electrophilia. For this reason, extreme caution is advised. People who engage in risky activities due to their electrophilia may require therapy, hypnosis, psychoanalysis, or other treatment.


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