Apparently Ben Franklin, that prolific inventor and notorious dirty old man, came awfully damned close (at least) to inventing electrostim technology while he was experimenting with electricity. (We shouldn’t discount the possibility that he made inventions he never publicized for fear of moralistic reprisal.) But according to the Electrosex Blog, he did put on electric kissing demonstrations with a special machine for the purpose “so when their lips approach, they will be struck and shockt”:

ben franklin and his amazing electric kissing shock machine

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