FEMALE ORGASM BY REMOTE CONTROL A newly patented electronic implant could deliver orgasms at the push of a button, a device that could help women who are otherwise unable to achieve orgasms. Stuart Meloy, a surgeon at Piedmont Anesthesia and Pain Consultants in Winston-Salem, N.C., got the idea for the orgasmic electronics while performing a routine pain-relief operation on a woman's spine. The surgery uses electrical pulses delivered through implanted electrodes in the spine to modify pain signals passing along the nerves. "I was placing the electrodes and suddenly the woman started exclaiming emphatically," Meloy says in the journal New Scientist. The stimulating device would be implanted in one of the buttocks and operated by remote control. Though the implant is almost as large as a pack of cigarettes, "If young women of 15 or so are having painful operations to enlarge their breasts when they don't have to, are you kidding? Of course it'll be used," says Jim Pfaus at Concordia University in Montreal. Meloy expects clinical trials to begin later this year. Though he has yet to test the device on men, Meloy says there's no reason it shouldn't work the same way.