“Sex tech gets better and more mind-blowing every year, and 2017 has been no exception. Companies founded by and geared toward women are receiving more funding and support than ever, and machines like sex robots and long-distance, touch-transmitting gloves—previously only seen in sci-fi movies—are now seeing the light of day. Some of them are a double-edged sword: On the one hand, being in a long-distance relationship is more feasible than ever, thanks to couple apps and remote- and app-controlled vibrators. On the other hand, the more intimate data you supply to technologies like these, the worse the potential impact of a hack could be on your personal info. Like most things, the impact of sex tech will depend on how we use it. For better or for worse (hopefully better!), we’ve seen some major sex tech inventions pop up so far this year. Here are some of the biggest.”
This vibrator—a revamped, rechargeable version of an existing toy—buzzes along with whatever sounds it picks up from your surroundings, from footsteps to music. Wear it to a club and there’ll be a party going on in your pants. Fair warning, though: If your goal is to get off, you’re probably better off using it in “wireless remote control mode” than “club mode,” which tends to make the vibrations pretty inconsistent.
This new Clandestine Devices toy has a shape unlike any other sex toy, ergonomically designed to fit in your hand or over your vulva. All the intricate bends, folds, and tips also let it buzz on a super-localized spot or a more diffuse area, depending on what you’re in the mood for. Plus, it looks like a cute little stingray!
Imagine having your vibrator’s movements match whatever porn you were watching with no effort on your part. Well Pornhub is one step closer to making that futuristic premise a reality, thanks to its new set of videos in which the action controls the movements of sex toys. Unfortunately, it currently only works with Fleshlight Launch or Kiiroo Onyx—both toys for penises—but Pornhub plans to add videos that connect to vibrators toys in the future. We hope they get on that soon, for the sake of the quarter of Pornhub users who are women.
The Womanizer is famous for its suction technology, which creates air waves around the clit that lead many women to orgasm within a minute. Its latest iteration is lipstick-shaped, so you can toss it right in your purse or your carry-on.