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(The Atlantic)   Electroshock therapy could be used for positive, pleasurable brain stimuli   (theatlantic.com) divider line 38
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2014-08-17 10:02:58 AM
excellent use of plug tag.
 
2014-08-17 10:34:31 AM
I'm not falling for that trick again.
 
2014-08-17 11:00:55 AM
I know it would be positive and pleasurable to me to see a few select individuals subjected to it
 
2014-08-17 12:48:47 PM
Just a bit of harmless brain alteration, that's all.
 
2014-08-17 12:54:03 PM
Louis Wu approves
 
2014-08-17 12:58:29 PM

StrikitRich: Louis Wu approves


Yup. It's called a 'droud', Farkers. The remote projector version is a 'Tasp'.
 
2014-08-17 01:02:58 PM

StrikitRich: Louis Wu approves


Dammit, I was too slow.
 
2014-08-17 01:04:31 PM

flucto: excellent use of plug tag.


Yes and no, it almost kept me from clicking. You just can't trust Fark plugs anymore.
 
2014-08-17 01:12:09 PM

LazarusLong42: StrikitRich: Louis Wu approves

Dammit, I was too slow.


Me too, but here's a direct link explaining the context for those who may wondering WFT we're talking about: Wirehead.
 
2014-08-17 01:27:33 PM
I accidentally shocked myself doing home electrical work. It actually did make me feel better after the initial shock.
 
2014-08-17 01:32:53 PM

Snarfangel: I'm not falling for that trick again.


Of course some people will be resistors.
 
2014-08-17 01:47:22 PM
Don't some fetishists already find it pleasureable?
 
2014-08-17 01:53:28 PM

dangelder: Snarfangel: I'm not falling for that trick again.

Of course some people will be resistors.


They may have been insulated in their youth
 
2014-08-17 01:54:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I know it would be positive and pleasurable to me to see a few select individuals subjected to it


They actually still do electroshock today for people with severe, uncontrollable bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. However, it's done in a surgical setting, with the person fully anesthetized and chemically paralyzed.

llortcM_yllort: Don't some fetishists already find it pleasureable?


Electrostimulation is similar to using a TENS unit for muscle pain. It's neither high amperage or high voltage.
 
2014-08-17 02:00:09 PM

hardinparamedic: They actually still do electroshock today for people with severe, uncontrollable bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. However, it's done in a surgical setting, with the person fully anesthetized and chemically paralyzed.


I'm aware of that, thank you

/But that wasn't my point
 
2014-08-17 02:00:11 PM
freethoughtblogs.com


bgilmore5: I accidentally shocked myself doing home electrical work. It actually did make me feel better after the initial shock.


How did your next steak taste?
 
2014-08-17 02:18:15 PM
I'm already practicing daily DIY electrical, as well as manual stimulation on my brain and I have to say that the results are highly effective and pleasing.

/I should mention that, for all intents and purposes, my penis has assumed the role of "brain" in my body
 
2014-08-17 02:19:16 PM
so, the author has never heard of electric shocks as a fetish? poor guy.
 
2014-08-17 02:25:40 PM
i was gonna do a 'watt' one, but this is funnier to me.

funnyphotodump.com

/not mine
 
2014-08-17 02:29:36 PM
Does this involve three sea shells?
 
2014-08-17 02:49:47 PM
i.imgur.com
/sign me up!
 
2014-08-17 03:03:30 PM
Why do you all assume the shock is to the head?

We all know where Farkers' brains are located.

Yes, there. Also there. The pleasure works either way.
 
2014-08-17 03:04:22 PM

hammettman: I'm already practicing daily DIY electrical, as well as manual stimulation on my brain and I have to say that the results are highly effective and pleasing.

/I should mention that, for all intents and purposes, my penis has assumed the role of "brain" in my body


Ok, he got there first
 
2014-08-17 03:40:25 PM

StrikitRich: Louis Wu approves


i41.tinypic.com
Could be worse.
 
2014-08-17 04:03:01 PM
Phaedrus approves.
 
2014-08-17 04:39:56 PM
cdn.themis-media.com
 
2014-08-17 04:47:01 PM
www.midseasonreplacements.com

Why, yes, the Relax-A-Cizer research is coming along just swimmingly.
 
2014-08-17 05:59:29 PM
Came in for Tasp, left satisfied.
 
2014-08-17 06:23:41 PM

bgilmore5: I accidentally shocked myself doing home electrical work. It actually did make me feel better after the initial shock.


Was it 220?
 
2014-08-17 08:00:42 PM
I always wondered how orgazmo's gun worked.
 
2014-08-17 09:14:42 PM

ReverendJynxed: Yes and no, it almost kept me from clicking. You just can't trust Fark plugs anymore.


You clicked? Wow, brave.
 
2014-08-17 10:24:24 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

/agrees
 
2014-08-17 11:39:54 PM
I wonder if Larry has another installment in the works.
 
2014-08-18 01:17:33 AM
funny...i will be making one of these pretty soon. I'll keep Fark updated on its performance.
/not joking
 
2014-08-18 03:55:44 AM
I have this kind of thing permanently installed.  It's called Deep Brain Stimulation.

It's been approved for treatment of Parkinson's and other neuromotor disorders for many years.  However, mine was implanted for a study of DBS for treatment-resistant major depression.  The linked article describes the DBS experience of one of my cohorts in this study.

It does nothing to make me feel pleasure, but, as long as the battery doesn't run down, it keeps me from sinking to suicidal levels of pain. (Well, plus a balance of serious meds, talk therapy, and physical exercise.)

Based on earlier imaging studies, the Drs. think that the electrical stimulation disrupts the neuronal flow of depression-related brain activity that passes through a single nexus.

/fwiw, am farking pissed at depression for what it did to Robin Williams
//among others
 
2014-08-18 10:40:51 AM
Excellent use of the Plug tag.

I experienced 17 ECT treatments. Other than not being knocked out completely for the first one and losing big chunks of my memory, it worked; I'm still here...
 
2014-08-18 01:18:25 PM
According to Harley Quinn, it's like shiatsu for the brain.
 
2014-08-18 02:40:46 PM

dryknife: bgilmore5: I accidentally shocked myself doing home electrical work. It actually did make me feel better after the initial shock.

Was it 220?


220..221...Whatever it takes...
 
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