:::: UPDATE :::: Medtronic spokesperson Justin Ihle got in touch with us Monday morning and said his company never had any involvement in the orgasm machine testing. Ihle said he had no idea where the New Scientist's information came from. We talked to one of the New Scientist digital editor Flora Graham on Tuesday, and she stood by the original report, maintaining the bit about Medtronic testing the orgasm machine came from Dr. Meloy himself.
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Original post -- A remote-controlled orgasm machine developed by a North Carolina surgeon named Stuart Meloy
will be tested later this year by Fridley-based Medtronic
, according to a report in the New Scientist.SEE ALSO: Male birth control pill being developed at University of Minnesota
The device uses electrodes along the spinal cord and a signal generator installed under the buttocks to trigger orgasm. It's designed for women who have orgasm dysfunction, but Meloy says there's no reason it shouldn't work for men as well.