New Device May Stimulate Brain Sexually
People having trouble enjoying sex will soon have reason to celebrate. A new brain chip may be used one day to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain and deliver orgasms.
Researchers at Oxford University have come up with a device nicknamed the “sex chip”, which may be able to stimulate orgasms in people. By being implanted in the brain, it works by activating the orbitofrontal cortex part of the brain by delivering small shocks. This device is similar to the technology used to treat Parkinson’s disease.
“When the technology is improved, we can use deep brain stimulation in many new areas,” said researcher Tipu Aziz of Oxford. “It will be more subtle, with more control over the power so you may be able to turn the chip on and off when needed.”
This device would target people with a condition known as anhedonia, which is an inability to experience pleasure from certain activities.
“There is evidence that this chip will work,” says Aziz. “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.”
Researchers are still in the development stage of this device and state that since the surgery is too “crude and intrusive”, they may need about 10 more years of work in order to perfect this technology.
Ten more years? And here I was hoping I could get one in time for Christmas.
Does this new chip mean that Viagra will go out of business? What do you think?