A man who claims that an experiment in 2001 led to the discovery of a "orgasm button" that could trigger sex-like levels of joy in women is still looking for investment, with the £3.5m or so needed to run a full clinical trial proving appropriately difficult to obtain.
Stuart Meloy, from Piedmont Anesthesia and Pain Consultants in the US, claims that an experiment with pain therapy led to his discovery. Speaking at the time, Meloy said: "We implant electrodes into the spine and use electrical pulses to modify the pain signals passing along the nerves ... I was placing the electrodes and suddenly the woman started exclaiming emphatically."
Despite the fact that you might expect this to set the world on fire, he's still looking for backers. Might we suggest Kickstarter? The proof-of-concept video would at least be entertaining. [New Scientist]
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