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February 7, 2001 4:02 PM   Subscribe

Orgasmatronic! A medical implant in the works could offer women a chance to experience orgasms with the press of a button.
posted by ritualdevice (21 comments total)

 
"...could you please pass the pepper?"

Has anyone involved read Niven's "Death by Ecstacy"?
posted by baylink at 4:23 PM on February 7, 2001


Apparently this came about by accident:

"I was treating a chronic pain condition and generated a response I was not anticipating." :-)
posted by gi_wrighty at 4:55 PM on February 7, 2001


Meloy has not tested the device on men, but said it should work the same way for them as for women.

Where do I sign up to test?
posted by kindall at 5:57 PM on February 7, 2001


That's what I'm sayin'! Fuck Dean Kamen and Ginger, this is the real IT!
posted by ritualdevice at 6:08 PM on February 7, 2001


"...thinks it could allow women with orgasmic dysfunction to resume normal sex lives."

How is having devices implanted in your back and butt and having to push a button to have an orgasm going to help you resume a normal sex life?

And for that matter...if you can have an orgasm at the click of a button...why worry about a sex life? You've got your electrodes whenever you want them.
posted by crushed at 7:04 PM on February 7, 2001


Anyone here read the book Terminal Man by Michael Chricton? The addiction implications are immense.
posted by yangwar at 7:20 PM on February 7, 2001


Dude, already addicted-This would just save time.
posted by black8 at 7:22 PM on February 7, 2001


Make it wireless and the possibilities really start to open up. Who needs instant messaging when you can send someone an instant orgasm? And what better complement to a webcam could there be than a button on your site reading "Click here to make me scream with ecstasy!"
posted by jjg at 10:33 PM on February 7, 2001


Better yet, make it creepy and personalized like that Amazon Honor System button.

But wireheads indeed.
posted by dhartung at 11:05 PM on February 7, 2001


Does anybody remember the Orgasmatron, from Woody Allen's movie Sleeper? It looked like a giant white porta-potty, but Woody still got addicted.
posted by JParker at 11:51 PM on February 7, 2001


I wonder what Christopher Reeve thinks of this.
posted by aaron at 12:08 AM on February 8, 2001


this wondrous little device even has practical political applications. in negotiations who could say no to the person with the shiny red button. captain orgasmo has arrived at last. theres really no more need for handguns, when you can debilitate your foe with an orgasm. of course this is all future speculation, but i'm beggining to see a light.
posted by fiery at 2:51 AM on February 8, 2001


I'm thinking about Barbarella...
Seriously, isn't getting there half the fun?

posted by ooklah at 5:10 AM on February 8, 2001


jjg wrote : Who needs instant messaging when you can send someone an instant orgasm?

Life imitating art. The Italian comic book artist Milo Manara started a series of books called Click! , 15 -20 years ago, devoted to this very idea.
posted by aaronofmontreal at 6:32 AM on February 8, 2001


This will be the end of humanity.
oh wait, nevermind. They're cloning folks now.
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:39 AM on February 8, 2001


crushed asked:

How is having devices implanted in your back and butt and having to push a button to have an orgasm going to help you resume a normal sex life?

Well, if you had the great misfortune of being born intersex and were thus subjected to damaging yet well-meaning genital surgery as an infant or small child, you might have had your ability to have orgasms removed with a surgeon's knife.

This happened to Cheryl Chase, one of the most visible and vocal activists in the intersex movement. Her enlarged clitoris was completely removed, and surgeons she has consulted have told her that they can't help her - there is no tissue left that they can use to try to reconstruct a semblance of a working clitoris.

So I say, give this thing to the unfortunate folks who've had their genitals messed with without their consent - let them try to live a normal life, eh.
posted by beth at 11:03 AM on February 8, 2001



I can't wait.... after all, it's so much hassle trying to hide a vibrator in one's pants at work. this would make it so much easier!
posted by elf_baby at 12:36 PM on February 8, 2001


I just realized that instead of calling these people wireheads (Niven term), we should call the end result "wire head". Ya wanna cyber then give me some wire head?
posted by dhartung at 12:47 PM on February 8, 2001


You know, I wasn't even thinking of this thread... when I discovered that Orgazmo was on HBO last night.

Now it's even *funnier*.
posted by baylink at 2:46 PM on February 8, 2001


"Who needs instant messaging when you can send someone an instant orgasm?"

Taking electronic greetings to a whole new level, too. Happy Birthday, indeed!
posted by jennyb at 8:32 AM on February 9, 2001


Make it wireless and the possibilities really start to open up. Who needs instant messaging when you can send someone an instant orgasm? And what better complement to a webcam could there be than a button on your site reading "Click here to make me scream with ecstasy!"

It's called the MetaFilter POST button.
posted by mikewas at 1:20 PM on February 9, 2001


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