Swallow this vibrator to relieve constipation


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/08/swallow-this-vibrator-to-relie.html


#2

Thanks, but I’ll just stick with Mexican jumping beans.


#3

Is the capsule disposable, or does it have to be retrieved every time?


#4

That’s an interesting point. My yucky alarms are going off…


#5

unfortunately the only place i’ve seen those sold is toys r us, so i guess we’ll all be constipated forever now


#6

I’d try Miralax or the like first.


#7

Have you considered antimony?


#8

I do not understand the appeal of this sex toy.


#9

So it’s an everlasting gob unstopper?


#10

This is intended for people with IBSC or a similar condition, not for people with run-of-the-mill throughput issues.

Chronic constipation is a thing, and as I understand it, can make life really unpleasant. If it works, a non-pharmacologic intervention would be very welcome to those afflicted.

It’s hard to tell from the company’s website if this is a going concern. They completed a safety study in 2014, but posted no results to clinicaltrials.gov. They appear to be recruiting for a second trial now if anyone out there wants to try it out.

This write-up would make me think twice though:

https://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/motility/news/online/{8ad53f04-60db-4856-ac0b-f207ff6725ed}/vibrating-capsule-relieves-chronic-idiopathic-constipation

“Overall, there did not appear to be any significant difference between active … and sham … over the 8-week period of the study,” Quigley said.


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#12

“Disposable” as in, “able to enter the water supply system?” No thanks!


#13

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#14

How good is their security? This could be a memorable entry in the annals of IoS.


#15

I try to avoid taking anything, but opiods combined with a cheese binge means some help is prudent…

I, uh, will stick to the less fuss generic Mirilax. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I will just file that away for later…


#16

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#17

“…the truth is, there is no pooh.”


#18

I’m sure Ann is OK, but I prefer Mary:


#19

“Pooh, or pooh not. There is no try.”


#20

There is no Pooh?!!
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