Back in the day, the only bit of tech that hooked us up was a landline. Today, gadgets and orgasms are intertwined as intimately as legs in missionary: you meet on an app, send sexts as foreplay, incorporate vibrators into the main act and don’t just use Skype to talk about your day. But sex tech as we know it is about to undergo a facelift that’ll make the above methods look as old-hat as MySpace. Think dildos swapped for teledildonics (internet-enabled vibrators that can be activated by someone else, in another state) and sex toys whose distinctive buzz patterns can even be personally coded (yes, really).
In the next 20 years, futurologists predict the sex market will be three times bigger than it is today. In fact, by the time you’re in your 40s, you’ll most likely be having sex wearing a virtual-reality headset – which means that fantasy about opening our eyes and seeing Channing Tatum above us is right on track. Here’s more on that, and other tech stuff you can’t call your office IT helpline about.
1. PORN VIA PODCAST
In the late ‘90s, the only way to glimpse some hot lovin’ was to rewind that one Buffy the Vampire Slayer sex scene until the VHS wore out. Today, search ‘porn video’ and Google will give you 238 million outlets. A similar sexpansion is happening as erotic text moves from hardback to headphones. The best ones? Guys We F***d, a 608,000 follower anti slut-shaming podcast of two cool NYC comediennes interviewing guys that they’ve slept with. Sex Nerd Sandra –- The NSFW call-in show that hears presenter Dan Savage sell things like how to stop your dog from barking when you’re spanked, and what lesbians would do following a one-night stand with a man.
Want content that’s more turn-on than tune-in? Next-level aural pleasure comes from Vibease, a vibrator that connects to an X—rated bookstore on your phone, then syncs vibrations with all the naughty bits in the story.
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