Sex Chip is to stir up the libido – the latest technology with implanted medical devices?
Posted Dec 24 2008 9:26am
First thought here, is Viagra in trouble? There are more implanted devices appearing on the market and a chip for sex? What next? According to the article this is still very much in the research stage and of course no word on clinical trials, but gee, hopefully we won’t someday be dependent on a chip for goodness sakes.
As mentioned, it is using the same technology presently in clinical trials for treatment of Parkinson’s disease as well. The one woman who tried it out though didn’t like it, well I guess there’s more work to be done here. BD
In an attempt to boost the decelerating sex life of today and tomorrow's stressed out generation, a group of scientists are coming up with an electronic 'sex chip'. Based on the same technology that is used to treat the Parkinson's disease in U.S., this chip can create tiny shocks deep in the brain which in turn triggers the pleasure buttons in the brain. The orbitofrontal cortex, which is associated with feelings of pleasure caused by eating and sex, is targeted.
Daily mail reports that a few years ago a scientist implanted such a device into the brain of a woman with a low sex drive and turned her into a very sexually active woman. She didn't like the sudden change, so the wiring in her head was removed.
An electronic machine that creates sexual feelings is already being developed in America by Dr Stuart Meloy. He calls his device, which is a modified spinal cord stimulator, the Orgasmatron. The name is taken from the 1973 Woody Allen film Sleeper.