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Last Updated: Friday, 25 April, 2003, 16:22 GMT 17:22 UK
Mother invents 'orgasm machine'
Inventor Liz Paul 'models' the Vielle
Liz Paul believes some woman need help to enhance their sex life
A mother-of-three has been nominated for an award after she invented a device which she claims will help women achieve orgasms easier.

Liz Paul's stimulator - for women suffering sexual difficulties - picked up the most attention at the British Female Inventor of the Year Awards on Friday.

The device has already sold well on the internet and is likely to reach high streets by August.

Among the other inventions at the central London show were an anti-allergy perfume "partner" and a lightweight ergonomic fork, which took the top prize.

Women are not told how to have an orgasm and it needs explaining to them
Liz Paul
Mrs Paul, from Ilkley, West Yorkshire, came up with the clitoral stimulator in a bid to benefit the estimated five million women in Britain who have trouble reaching orgasm.

Time reduction

Called Vielle, the device is a small plastic stimulator with eight nodules which fits over the finger.

Speaking at the ceremony at London's Café Royal, Mrs Paul, 49, said clinical tests had proved the device could halve the time it takes for a woman to climax and intensify the orgasm.

She said: "Women are not told how to have an orgasm and it needs explaining to them.

"I wanted to break through this barrier and help women with their sexual needs.

The Vielle
The device is designed to enhance female orgasms

"I hope my invention will help all those women who have sexual problems."

The device is disposable and is sold in packs of three at £9.95.


Mrs Paul aims to sell 300,000 devices by the end of the year.

Winner of the British Female Inventor of the Year Awards was Tish Fearn for her Lite-Life Shaving Fork, to be used for mucking out stables.

She received a trophy and resources from the event's sponsors to market the invention.

Runner-up in the competition was Rachel Quayle whose Perfume Partner invention prevents irritations and allergic reactions to perfume, as well as making the scent last longer.

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