In this fascinating TED Talk, medical inventor and a fellow of TED Joe Landolina, explains his amazing innovation, which is a gel that can instantly stop bleeding. And we’re not talking about knee grazes and cat scratches. We’re talking about life-threatening arterial wounds that could cause certain death unless stopped within minutes. Blood pumping out of an open wound at TWICE the normal arterial pressure can be instantly staunched with the application of this gel, which is surely an incredible breakthrough in modern medical science. What this means, particularly for soldiers in battle, is a much better chance of survival for the otherwise mortally wounded. And also, no stitches!
By the way, the bleeding wound in question was merely a sliced side of pork with a tube feeding blood into it, so don’t worry about being disturbed by any imagery.
Video Source: TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) at YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-5wqwp64MM
It’s an officially recognised medical disorder known as “Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder” (PGAD) and as titillating as it may sound to those of us who have to work hard for our orgasms, it’s a condition that has ruined the lives of several people around the globe.
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What is Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder?
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder is a condition whereby the sufferer experiences unpredictable, overwhelming and powerful orgasms or feelings of sexual arousal that are totally uncontrollable. The frequent recurrence of these sensations can actually become quite painful and, as you’ll see in this video, sufferers are brought to their knees as their bodies are wracked by painful, intense orgasms. In another YouTube video, a man with PGAD experiences 9 powerful orgasms in the space of only a few seconds…
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It’s difficult for most of us to truly appreciate just what a terrible disorder this is. Orgasms and sexual arousal typically hold very positive associations for us. But, imagine being at the mercy of your genitals all day every day. In this video, the interviewees with PGAD explain how their lives have had to change as a consequence of being constantly sexually aroused and in a state of orgasm. Ironically, normal intercourse with a partner is painful and going out in public is just a terrible embarrassment.
Treatment for PGAD is in its infancy, but is showing a promising start.