The Wii Balance Board was meant to get gamers off their couches and experiencing the Wii in a new way, and it's since been tested for hunting terrorists, but I don't think a story out of the U.K. about a young woman developing a sex addiction was quite what Nintendo had in mind. A doctor reportedly diagnosed the Manchester resident with "persistent sexual arousal syndrome due to a damaged nerve" after she fell from her Balance Board and began experiencing cravings 10 times a day.
"It began as a twinge down below before surging through my body," 24-year-old Randy Amanda Flowers told the Daily Star. "Sometimes it built up into a trembling orgasm."
I have absolutely no medical expertise to refute the doctor's diagnosis or back up my immediate reaction that this story sounds absolutely ridiculous. I also don't know how credible the Daily Star is, even in the highly reputable British tabloid scene. But watch out when you're playing "Wii Fit" next time. One wrong move and your life could change forever, just as Flowers' did.
"With no cure I just have to try to control my passion by breathing deeply," she said. "Hopefully one day I’ll find a superstud who can satisfy me."
Do you think Flowers' Balance Board accident could have caused such a condition? What's the worst accident you've witnessed involving a Wii?