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Monday, February 07, 2005

Orgasmatron, the instant ‘O’

Today my mind has jumped to serious mode:

Tonight at 9pm Channel 4s Bodyshock series looks at ‘Orgasmatron’ a device that can generate spontaneous female orgasms at the touch of a button. Dr Stuart Meloy, a pain relief surgeon at Piedmont Anesthesia and Pain Consultants in North Carolina, said his discovery had been a complete chance.

Dr Meloy was performing a pain-relief operation on a woman's spine when he made the discovery. “We implant electrodes into the spine and use electrical pulses to modify the pain signals passing along the nerves.” Patients remained conscious throughout the process to help the surgeons determine where best to place the electrodes to maximize pain relief.

During such a procedure with a particular female patient, as Dr Meloy was placing the electrodes the patient exclaimed “You're going to have to teach my husband to do that.”

It is estimated that up to forty percent of women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction. About five to ten percent of women never have an orgasm through any type of sexual activity - a condition called anorgasmia.

In certain cases the inability to achieve orgasm is the result of some physical, medical, or hormonal problem. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Eros system to be sold with a doctor's prescription only to treat female sexual arousal disorder – FSAD, (no prescription is required outside the United States).

However, research indicates that anorgasmia is most often the result of sexual inexperience, performance anxiety, or past experiences, such as sexual trauma or a strict upbringing, that have led to an inhibition of sexual response.

So is the invasive procedure Orgasmatron the answer? Will women who suffer from anorgasmia be truly satisfied by an orgasm generated by the push of a button? Taking in to consideration an underlying psychological problem is likely to already exist for sufferers of anorgasmia, what sort of long-term emotional and psychological effects would this type of orgasm have, not just for the women but also for their partners?

Whilst I believe that every woman has the right to be orgasmic, I also believe that every woman has the right to heal her sexual self and experience a natural orgasm, or as near to natural as is possible. In my opinion this is the only way a woman can truly share and experience her sexuality, by opening up to herself and her partner, on a physical, emotional, and mental level.

posted by Opus at 12:42

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