PES Patent 6,246,915 B1

Apparatus for stimulating living tissue


Electrodes for stimulating living tissue such as penile, scrotal, anal, vaginal, and clitoral tissue are shown. Electrical stimulation to such areas is intended to induce penile erection, or to induce excitation and orgasm in either males or females, particularly where impotence or frigidity is a problem. Four embodiments of the electrode apparatus include a flexible base and an electrode removably coupled to the base. The electrode is formed from elastomeric material and can be optionally formed into a loop for use around penile or scrotal tissue and against vaginal or anal issue. In addition, two embodiments include a penile sheath for secure placement and retention of the electrode on the penis. An electrical contact at one end of the electrode allows the electrode to be connected to an electrical source.