Mastering the female orgasm is considered to be the Holy Grail of female pleasuring for both men and women in the bedroom. While achieving the female “O” can sometimes be a hit or miss for couples, several women with orgasmic dysfunction, are plagued due to their inability to achieve an orgasm naturally. However, a surgeon in Winston-Salem, N.C., Stuart Meloy, has devised an implant — smaller than a pack of cigarettes — to help deliver an orgasm to these women with just the push of a button: the E-spot implant.
"I was placing the electrodes and suddenly the woman started exclaiming emphatically," Meloy told New Scientist about accidentally coming up with the idea. "I asked her what was up and she said, “You're going to have to teach my husband to do that,” he added.
During surgery for the device implant, the patient would remain conscious throughout the operation to fit the implant, in which the surgeon will locate the correct nerves that best fit the electrodes — a conductor through which electric current is passed — in the patient’s spinal cord. This would all connect to a signal generator that may be implanted under the skin of the patient’s buttocks.
Once the E-spot device is implanted, the stimulation could be done through the use of a hand-held remote control that delivers these orgasms at the push of a button. Patients can even program the number of orgasms they receive per week, or even per day. Meloy explains that the device will be programmed to limit its use, "but whether it's once a day, four times a week — who am I to say?" he said.
The device could help couples overcome bedroom woes caused by orgasmic dysfunction. The Piedmont Anaesthesia and Pain Consultants surgeon also warns the device is as invasive as a pacemaker and should only be used for “extreme cases.” However, Dr. Jim Pfaus, who studies the neurobiology of sexual behavior at Concordia University in Montreal, believes this won’t stop several young women to undergo the invasive surgery, as many have gone under the knife for breast augmentation, the Daily Mail reported.
Ladies, before you book an appointment with a surgeon, the E-spot implant will still have to undergo several clinical trials. Medtronic, a company based in Minneapolis, will conduct these trials that will begin later this year. If successful in its medical trials, the device could provide a breakthrough treatment by providing a manual and direct way for stimulation. Currently, psychotherapy is the most common treatment for orgasmic dysfunction.
The condition falls under female sexual dysfunction and is characterized by the inability to achieve an orgasm with a partner, even after the partner sexually stimulates the woman for a long time. According to the Mayo Clinic, orgasmic dysfunction can occur all throughout life, or once in a while due to physical complications, mental, or emotional issues. Problems with sexual function are common, but it is important to see a health care provider if it lasts more than a few months or causes distress for one or both of the sexual partners.