Parazapper is right. I'm not bashing you Steve888, I just want to let others to know that electricity is looking for the shortest distance to complete the circuit. So if there is just ONE wet paper towel to use to cover both contact points on the Terminator than most of the frequency is not going into the body. I lend my zapper to my father and when he was holding the copper pipes on his lap watching TV, I noticed that his hands were touching. This will cause some of the frequency to cross over to each hand and not into the body.