Photo courtesy of S. Nicole Lane. The Science of Sex is a new column from Broadly exploring the tech behind the complicated and fantastic ways we get off—b ecause sex is sexy, but science is sexier. This week, sex writer S. Nicole Lane plunges deep into the electrifying world of electro-play sex toys. But I, a brunette, am full of suspicion.
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Skip navigation! Story from Sex. For decades, society has marveled over the elusive female orgasm, mostly in the form of questions. How does it work? Why does it happen? Does it even exist? Thankfully, it does.
What Happened When I Tried to Electro-Shock Myself to Orgasm
This month, news outlets worldwide issued breathless reports of a wondrous implant that causes orgasms at the touch of a button. The Orgasmatron, patented by Dr Stuart Meloy, is a small box wired to the spine that can send out waves of pleasure signals whenever the user desires. Dig a little deeper though, and it turns out this technology has a strange and fascinating backstory. His confusion is justifiable. Recent news reports about the device are based exclusively on a year-old story in New Scientist magazine which recently appeared on web powerhouse Reddit, a user-curated repository of interesting things.
A few months ago I read about a new sex toy technology called electro stimulation, or e-stim, which delivers electrical shocks that allegedly make your muscles contract, tricking your body into thinking it's climaxing before bringing on a real, super-intense orgasm. Yes, you read correctly: real electric shocks. As I opened the package and wielded the somewhat menacing But for the sake of vaginas everywhere, I embraced my role as guinea pig and gave it a spin.