I contacted a few of my fellow sex toy professionals and enthusiasts to see what they thought of the new Intensity vibrator. Below is an especially great review that came via email from a friend who wishes to remain anonymous. She was scared to use the Intensity electro-stim at first, too, but found it to be quite the experience in the end!
I was afraid to use the electro-stim, but I turned it on to the first setting, and couldn’t feel a thing. I ended up going up to the seventh or eighth level by the time I was into using it, much more than I could take on my hand.
I’m guessing that because the inner 2/3 of your vag has way less nerve endings than your hand, you don’t feel the shock. Instead I felt a powerful clenching. It was an interesting orgasm. Instead of the involuntary clench I generally feel when I come, I was forced to clench more and harder by the electro-stim. Not sure if that’s exactly my preferred orgasm, but it’s definitely an interesting sensation.
I think the Intensity is a great tool for Kegels. It feels more like I’m clenching all the parts of my pelvic floor, whereas before I was maybe only clenching the bottom half, or not clenching as hard. It definitely shows you where to squeeze, and makes it easier and pleasurable, for us lazy Kegel girls.
My friend’s review of the Intensity makes me feel a little better…at least I know the electro-stim function doesn’t hurt. I am also very intrigued by the distinction she makes between orgasms being involuntary or forced. Subtle differentiations like this remind me how important it is to pay attention to the experience of orgasm…the more we reflect on the experience, the better we can communicate it and help fill in all of the information gaps in women’s health.
I still need more scientific evidence about the safety of electrostimulation before I use the Intensity on myself, but I’ve been reading and researching and look forward to summarizing the information for you soon!