ok i'm just gonna ask it.....

this is totally embarassing but i'm curious so i'm just gonna go ahead and ask it. i'm sorry in advance if i offended anyone, that is not my intention....
ok so is it ok to use a "vibrator" while having sex if you have an icd?
crazy question...i know but i am serious when asking. i feel weird asking my doctor and i figured if i was gonna ask that this would be the place to do it.
thank you in advance to whoever responds!!!!



by rdelvis07 - 2008-10-16 01:10:25

I mean I sell pure romance! lol not see.

yes, it's ok

by Tracey_E - 2008-10-16 06:10:19

just don't put it on top of the icd ;o)


by 60bpm - 2008-10-16 08:10:02

I'm busy right now, I'll get back to you later :)

Good Vibrations....

by pacergirl - 2008-10-16 08:10:58

If it is a battery operated one, as long as the battery isn't next to the ICD or within say... 6 inches I think you should be fine. Also, If it were a problem I think the Docs would have mention it specifically. I don't think the actual vibration should be a problem either, but you probably should ask your dr. Many people with PM and ICDs use electronics devices for different reasons. It is just that some could interfere with our electronics. Good question. Of course there will be more comments on this. It will be interesting to see what people have to say.


no problem

by lb151 - 2008-10-16 09:10:46

Its no problem at all,,I was gonna say more but the lady in me took over!!

Things that go buzzzz!

by Loopy Lou - 2008-10-16 12:10:12

You are amazing! Thanks so much for asking your question!!!!!!!!!!

It has prompted me to ask mine....... when I see my pacing tech guy he checks to see what my heart has been up to since my last check...... and he noticed that on a few ocassions my heart went very fast..... I was wondering if it was the same time I was having sex/ climax etc!!! but didnt dare ask him he is younger than me and very cute!!!!. So I am currently awaiting various comments from the gang on here!!!! Hadn't thought about the vibrator though!! Good one!!!!

Well, lovely to chat and will look out for you again!

Take care, Love and hugs, Loopy Lou xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


by SMITTY - 2008-10-16 12:10:40

Unlike the members that have or have not made comments on your question, I ain't no refined person so I'll comment. But first let me say thank you for the chuckle and I hope you are not offended by that.

But now for your question, let me start by giving my definition of ICD. To me an ICD is a defibrillator and the other implantable device is a pacemaker. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying your use of ICD was wrong, but I want to make clear why I'll use defibrillator and pacemaker in my comment.

If you have a defibrillator, I could visualize how a the D-Fib unit could interpret the vibrations from a vibrator as V-Fib and send an electrical shock to bring that under control. But come to think of it I really don't know what sets off a D-Fib unit, if it is the motion of the ventricle or very fast electrical impulses from the hearts natural pacemaker to the ventricle.

I am guessing the vibration motion in a vibrator is created by a magnet. So If you have a pacemaker one concern could be as described by Tracey. Another thought is that if the rate response is on it could possibly interpret the vibrations as physical activity and increase your heart rate up to the maximum set point.

Now, I'll have to tell you what my wife said when she saw your post. That was this web site gets more like a doctors office every day. She worked for doctors more than 40 years.

We have three boys and they and I always looked forward to seeing her come in and say "you won't believe what a patient asked the doctor about today." But she was wrong, we had long since learned to believe anything was possible.

Examples of the stories that I recall was the day that the young lady came in limping with a badly swollen big toe. An X-ray showed it was broken and when asked how she broke it she looked at the floor and replied "I guess it was when I got mad at my husband and kicked him in the rump." Or the time (I must add here she didn't tell this one in front of the boys) the poor fellow came in and when my wife asked him what he needed to see the doctor for, his first reply was "do I have to tell you?" She convinced him that he would have to tell her so she could write it up for the doctor to know, his reply was "Miss I done lost my manhood." In case you haven't guessed, his problem was ED and this was a bunch of years before the little blue pill. No, before someone asks, I have no idea what treatment he received.

Now one last thing, since I cut, paste and file all postings that I read on this site under various categories, I am undecided what category this one should be filed under. I'm thinking of Different Strokes for Different Folks.


Go for it!!!

by rdelvis07 - 2008-10-16 12:10:43

Hey girl!! Im glad someone could ask!! I actually see Pure Romance!!! (sex toys) lol Use away!! Im sure you not going to be putting it on the ICD site!! Have fun lol!! Let me know if I can send you a catalog!!

thanks =0)

by mnm61275 - 2008-10-17 03:10:03

hi! just wanted to say thank you to everyone who responded & made me laugh & feel not so embarrassed! i seriously had a hard time sleeping last night because i kept thinking "holy crap! what did i just ask?" (hands covering my face, shaking my head..) hahahahahaha =)


by mad trapper - 2008-10-23 11:10:21

Unless the vibrator buzzes as much as a chainsaw you'll have no problem.

sexual beings

by joy1 - 2008-10-27 09:10:56

Vibrators are not a problem unless it's one of those industrial machines. What potentially can be a problem are the orgasms. I'm limited to one day now :-(
My second date with my husband resulted in a night in the ER because we were getting to know each other ;-) He asked the doctor what if it happened again and the doctor just said "bring her back in and we'll fix her up again"; felt like a used car. He married me anyway.


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