Unclear Description: Electric Instant Gratification get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 15th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM
- 1. "Something good happens when you get shocked". The name and related tropes contradict that.
- 2. "Torture via electricity." If the result is good, then it's unlikely to be torture. Also article is too narrow for this.
edited 4th Oct '12 10:10:58 AM by Willbyr
edited 4th Oct '12 11:00:19 AM by AnotherDuck
edited 9th Oct '12 10:42:56 AM by AnotherDuck
Electricity is versatile stuff. While it can burn you, it can also be used to stimulate nerve cells to give feelings of actual pleasure. One common form, especially in Science-Fiction, involves using small amounts of current applied directly to the "pleasure centers" of the brain. The concept of the "pleasure center" was based on research on rats done in the 1950's, and those studies have been partially discredited since, but there is still some Truth in Television here. Scientists developed an orgasm device for women by accident when the doctor inserted a spinal cord electrode he was using to relieve the woman's chronic pain into the wrong place and got an unexpected reaction. Although further tests showed that less than 2% of women would actually get that effect from it. Although the effect may happen by accident, this is not the same as Too Kinky to Torture. This is about electricity causing actual, physical pleasure, not just pain that someone happens to enjoy. May be used to try to brainwash someone, as direct brain stimulation was found to be extremely addictive—at least in rats. In such cases, it's closely related to Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul.
edited 13th Dec '12 7:09:23 PM by Xtifr
edited 13th Dec '12 7:10:02 PM by Xtifr