While some Baby Boomers go to extreme lengths to keep things spicy in the bedroom when they get older, the Studio 10 panel was gobsmacked by a raunchy new technique that is now promising to get women more excited about sex.
On Friday’s episode of the hit show, Denise Scott, Angela Bishop, Sarah Harris, Dave Hughes and Joe Hildebrand talked about how things like chocolates, a glass of bubbles or oysters can often get people in the mood. However, it then led on to new claims that electric shock therapy can also boost a woman’s libido.
A study by researchers at the University of Michigan claimed older women suffered from something called “female sexual dysfunction”. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Neuromodulation and claimed that women could enhance their libido by getting electric shocks on their ankles.
Dave joked that he would take a cattle prod into the bedroom, but Denise was less than impressed with the term.
“See this is crap,” she hissed. “Really? Female sexual dysfunction is you’re getting old and you don’t want it.”
Her statement was met with cheers from the live studio audience before she continued.
“C’mon, you hear that audience,” she added. “I’ve gone all Oprah [Winfrey].”
Dave told her that she should push through it, but Denise wasn’t having any of it.
“For who’s sake, Dave?” she asked. “Dysfunction! Isn’t that just about getting older? I don’t want to be prodded with a cattle prod.”
At this point in the conversation, Angela chimed in and said the study wasn’t just talking about the ankle.
“It said also electric shocks to the business part of proceedings,” she informed her curious co-stars. “That’s what it said. I read further in the study.”
Meanwhile, Sarah thought being an older lady made it even easier to get saucy in the sheets.
“I thought, Denise, once you’re 40 to 60, you start re-entering your sexual prime later on in life,” she said. “What happened there?”
According to the findings of the study, up to 50 per cent of women experience female sexual dysfunction when they grow older, meaning they lack a sex drive and struggle to experience an orgasm. Testing initially began on mice, before a small number of women volunteered to take part in human trials
Following a trial, some female participants found it easier to become aroused following the zaps on their ankles and private parts. The zaps last for around 30 minutes each session. There are now calls for bigger trials to ensure the results are as conclusive as possible. It comes after millions of older men have reignited their sex lives with the help of Viagra.