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Wednesday, 11 November 2009


Browsing through Scientific American, I found something amusing to read amongst the load of mentally taxing stuff and I thought, oh what the heck, let me share it with you.

Here, read this interesting article, originated from HERE, and of course, as usual, my crap will follow suit ...heh..heh..

A Sex Chip? Targeting the Brain's Pleasure Center with Electrodes
Could growing clinical use of brain electrodes lead to a chip for sexual stimulation?

By Gary Stix

A fundamental goal of neuroscience has always been to deduce the brain systems that underlie such basic drives as hunger, thirst and sex. In 1956 the well-known physiologist James Olds wrote an article for Scientific American, called “Pleasure Centers in the Brain,” that described how a rat kept without food for a day was lured down a platform by a tasty meal. En route to dinner, it received a pleasurable electric shock. The rat never showed up for mealtime, instead choosing to delight in the arousal. With the optimism characteristic of that era, Olds concluded that stimulation experiments would lead to an understanding of neural functioning that would allow “one drug that will raise or lower thresholds in the hunger system, another for the sex-drive system, and so forth.”

Fifty years later the promise of Olds’s vision has yet to fully materialize. Better drugs are needed to suppress appetite and spark sexual desire. But fascination has grown in recent years with taking Olds’s more direct route of stimulating the central nervous system.

So far no one has created anything like the Orgasmatron, first seen in Woody Allen’s 1973 comedy Sleeper. Undaunted, one clinician—who has trademarked the name Orgasmatron—ran a small, FDA-reviewed pilot trial to test the possibility of applying electric current to the spine to reverse sexual dysfunction. Stuart Meloy, a North Carolina physician who specializes in implanting spinal electrodes to alleviate pain, found by chance that a slightly off-kilter placement in the lower spine caused one woman to exclaim: “You’re going to have to teach my husband to do that.”

In 2006 Meloy reported that 10 of 11 women who stopped having or never had orgasms experienced sexual arousal with the temporary implant and, of that group, four had their ability to experience orgasm restored. Meloy is seeking a medical device manufacturer to bring the costs down to $12,000 for a permanent implant, about the charge for breast enlargement.

Neural electrodes may eventually move up the spinal cord to what is often characterized as the body’s primary erogenous zone. Deep-brain stimulation, the placing of electrodes at strategic spots far underneath the skull, now treats a variety of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease and dystonia (uncontrollable twisting of a body part caused by involuntary muscle contractions). An occasional side effect is spontaneous sexual stimulation.

Tipu Aziz, a neurosurgeon at the University of Oxford, speculates that better knowledge of the brain’s pleasure centers—combined with improved surgical procedures and control of electrical pulses—may make a sex chip in the brain a reality. “Lack of sexual pleasure is a huge loss in one’s life, and if one could restore that, that would enhance someone’s quality of life enormously,” Aziz remarks.

Some neuroscientists are not so sure. Morten L. Kringelbach, a researcher at Oxford who sometimes collaborates with Aziz and wrote the book The Pleasure Center (Oxford University Press, 2008), cautions that hedonic experience may consist of an impulse corresponding to “wanting” and another that represents “liking.” To succeed as a therapy, a sex chip would have to address the challenge of switching on neural circuits that activate both impulses. In a 2008 paper in Psycho­phar­ma­col­ogy with University of Michigan at Ann Arbor psychologist Kent Berridge, Kringelbach illustrated the distinction between the two by citing an infamous case from the 1960s, in which psychiatrist Robert Heath placed “pleasure electrodes” in the brain of a gay man code-named B-19, in part, as an attempt to “cure” his homosexuality.

The patient pressed a button compulsively to turn on an electrode that induced a desire for sex, but whether he actually enjoyed the sensation was unclear. The stimulation alone did not induce orgasm, and B-19 never expressed any real contentment while hitting the button. Kringelbach warns against similar misuses of contemporary deep-brain stimulation. “It’s important that we not get carried away by this technology,” he says. “It’s important that we not end up in another era of psychosurgeries,” referring to the mid-20th century popularity of lobotomies to treat psychiatric disorders.

In the end, a sex chip may serve as a prop for moviemakers, but turning on the current may never become a truly practical means of adding the buzz back in your love life.

Wow!! Finally the scientists are able to turn that line, "Turn me on NOW" or "Let's get it aaawwwwnnnn yawwllll" into, well, almost into a reality. That's how innovation comes by. We imagine something, and kabaaam, we work into making it a reality....for example, flying, landing on the moon, having politicians in parliament (well, we did imagine sometime back that we'd put clowns into suits...didn't we?), etc, etc, etc....

I thought I'd call it what Woody imagined it in his movie, "The sleeper", the "Orgasmatron". Of course we all now know how Woody is capable of making his imaginations come true, after all, he did marry his adopted child, talk about turning forbidden fantasies into real life. Let's call that but another story shall we?

So, apart from those who have lost their mojo due to medical reasons, who do you think would benefit from an Orgasmatron eh?

Here's some ideas:

1. Workaholic men who need a trophy wife, but may not have the time to satisfy the wife in bed can get this fantastic gadget as a Christmas gift. She needs it for the orgasm, while he needs it to get her out of the way of his work, his mistresses.

2. Busy people who only have time for sex at the time they can only have time for sex but are not horny at the time when they can have time for sex. If you're confused, you probably need one of this Orgasmatron too, or probably just a simple orgasm achieve by any means in order to clear your mind for you to be able to think sharply.

3. Singletons out there who wants to practice abstinence, unless you're a Muslim who actually believe that fellatio and masturbation are prohibited. (you are really screwed then, with or without the sex). With all that sexually transmittable diseases out there, the safest sex is to not have sex at all. (Hmm....and that is why sex is safest amongst married couples...because married couples hardly have sex anyway). But when one decides to get one of those Orgasmatron, be sure you be quick in getting these gadgets before JAIS or JAKIM or even PAS finds out and starts cumming....oops...sorry, I mean coming with oneeeeeeee fart...sorry...I mean fatwa..

4. Women married to PAS and Arqam members or any fundaMENTALists who have 4 wives and believe in the “sunat malam jumaat”. Each wife gets to get laid only on malam jumaat and you need to wait a month until your turn comes, that is of course, if your menses don’t fall on that day. So this Orgasmatron may come in handy while waiting in line.

5. People who just got bored with dildos and need to get turned on looking at those dildos.

6. People who due to medical problems or allergies, cannot tolerate viagra, chialis etc. But Viagra by no means can be compared the power of Orgasmatron, because viagra's function is just to get it up, or orchestrate a standing ovation, at the slightest thought of sex (which basically is an exacerbation of how the penis works anyway), minus the pleasure of the stimulation. So, for those who have invested heavily in viagra, both in the pills as well as the stock market, I suggest you keep an eye on the cumming...I mean the coming of Orgasmatron.

7. Women married to ugly but filthy rich men for their money and fear going to bed every night or just tired of faking orgasms. You can then experience how true orgasm feels like.

8. Married couples too long in a marriage, (or perhaps that it just feels long) and have lost physical attraction with each other

9. Just old married couples.

And last but certainly not least;

10. Samy Vello. We just need to get his mind off politics so that he'll become like "The rat never showed up for mealtime, instead choosing to delight in the arousal". That may be the only way to get him to retire.


Planet of the Monyets said...

oh.. you forgot Najib and Rosmah, who both need it real bad too.

PahNur said...

hmmh...those two need couples therapy.