Braxton's quickie for the day...
Email question: I've been stimming about three months with great success, but something odd happened on my last attempt. I could feel my erection get really firm and I thought the orgasm was near, but then the good feelings would totally disappear. I assumed it was just a wave and I boosted the intensity. I finally gave up after repeating this performance a couple more times. Any suggestions?
Congratulations on making a smart decision! It might have been the last thing you wanted to do at that time, but you were wise to end the session. After you reach a certain level of frustration, it's pointless to continue because that frustration is a distraction.
I can think of three things to try. First, replace your lead wire to eliminate the possibility that it's not delivering the full signal.
The second thing carries the assumption you are lying down. Insulate your penis from your body by letting it rest against something other than your stomach. The insulation can be a washcloth, a t-shirt, or even one of the gloves we include in our kits. In case you're wondering, the underlying theory is that the insulation reduces the electrical resistance in the penis which is created by contact with the stomach.
Lastly, try drinking a sports drink to increase your electrolytes.