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The Vibrator Gets Smartphone Savvy

Recently I bought my girlfriend (yes I got approval for writing this blog post) a sex toy (thanks for the good service SEXTOYS247.NET.AU Online) – as alarming as that might sound, we had a discussion about it and that conversation is the basis for this post.

This is the toy we bought:

There’s no shortage of reasons why a gal, or guy, should masturbate; not only does it feel good but it has a host of other benefits that include relieving stress, alleviating PMS, and even inducting sleep. And though masturbation is a totally natural process, it’s one that like most in this technology laden society, can always be enhanced with a good gadget.

The prevalence of sex toys in the last century has changed the way we masturbate and it continues to evolve as technology advances and our gadgets do so along with it. Since the first electronic vibrator was patented in 1902 by Hamilton Beach it’s undergone a lot of changes, adding softer more flexible new age materials like silicone and thermoplastics while adding ever more powerful motors, waterproof capabilities, and even remote control.

But the latest in technology, Smartphone adaptability, is only now starting to make an appearance on the sex toy market. Creating all sorts of possibilities from remote control use to help for long distance lovers through Smartphone connectivity, the incorporation of Bluetooth and Smartphone technology has allowed for users to operate their toys in some interesting ways.

Take Picobong’s latest collection, the Remoji. When Picobong designers decided to incorporate Bluetooth and Smartphone technology into their latest series they turned to their users to help imagine what these new vibes could do. Using the crowd funding site indiegogo.com they invited users to help come up with ideas in return for being among the first to purchase. (Don’t worry, the Remoji toys are now available in stores). The result of this unusual collaborative effort was a line of four toys that eschew traditional vibration patterns and instead relies of music to form the beat. Rumbling vibrations come from different genres of music and users have their choice of hip-hop, jazzy, punk, dubstep, techno, and indie. The Remoji line aims to set itself apart from the competition not only through Smartphone capability but also with a user interface that relies on a fun little emoji styled character rather than graphs and numbers.

For those that aren’t enamoured with the cute factor present in the Remoji’s controls collections like LELO’s Vive offer an interesting alternative. This innovative app goes along with the high end level toys uses those graphs and numbers that the Remoji line was anxious to avoid, but in doing so allows users to customise intensity levels and even design their own vibration patterns. And all without a hand anywhere near the toy, providing the opportunity for some unique hands free play.

With technology ever evolving we can expect our sex toys to evolve right along with it. There’s even a course taught at the University of Melbourne on making and designing sex toys, teaching students how to utilise new materials and technology while encouraging forward thinking designs that we’re sure will lead to some truly ground breaking sex toys in the near future.

The list of the Remoji toys!
https://www.sextoys247.net.au/lelo.html

http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/guide-sex-toys

http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/handouts/masturbation.html

http://www.smh.com.au/national/melbournes-rmit-university-runs-design-course-on-how-to-make-sex-toys-20151224-glulcj.html