Towards a better sex toy - Anyone interested ?
2014-07-29 18:53:55 GMT
Towards a better sex toy – Anyone interested.
There are millions of powered sex toys. Most are crap and often not very safe. For example, some sex toy designers think running music through a fast Fourier transform to do a frequency analysis which is then used to drive the vibration is what woman want. Maybe it isn't. For most people, toys only need two settings - On and High. They also need to focus more on the clitoris.
So let’s make a better toy. Let’s find out what is wanted and then let’s see how we can hack a solution together.
To kick this project off we are running a chatroom / salon about the following topics.
1. A little history
Victorian male doctors invented the electric vibrator to prevent carpel tunnel syndrome.
They were treating woman for hysteria by masturbating them with their hands all day.
Whoever said necessity isn't the driver of invention. There is lots more of fascinating history.
It’s hard not to add another teaser fact - Did you know woman didn't officially have a clitoris until about the 16th century?
2. What do the stats and research say about who is doing what ? how ? and how often ?
Did you know - based on sales stats, on average each household in Japan has two Hitachi Wands ? Maybe one is used for backache ?
3. What do you want from a sex toy.
What would make a better toy?
Both men and women can benefit from using a vibrator.
How do their needs differ ?
4. Ideas and Inventions ?
It should be fun. Maybe something silly will come of it - an app and sensor based device. Maybe it isn't so silly. Let’s think way outside the box!!
Leading the sessions are Jane Langton an expert masturbator (I know because she said so in her TED talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvSJE9n0GfA&feature=kp). Here’s her female condom demo too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKnbMjVxQ8Y. Actually Jane is a Sexual Health Professional. Working with her Is Clayton Bowler a Sex Educator and Sexual Health Professional . Their pet mission is to make the world a better place by facilitating better and healthier sexual activities and relationships and knowledge. They and others also collaborate in a project called the YVRChatRoom - a salon where almost inevitably the conversation turns to, and is always refreshingly frank and open about an aspect sexuality.
My past experiences with Jane and Clayton allow me to say, the conversation will flow, it will be fascinating and fun and you will feel comfortable even if we are talking about sexuality in front of other people! Join us won’t you?
Thanks for reading this.