Tech meets sex at big Vegas show

Jan 11, 2013

Can technology improve sex? The makers of one device unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show are banking on it.

A vibrator designed for couples called We-Vibe is pushing the envelope at the world's biggest tech gathering in Las Vegas, which is warming to the notion of technology and sex.

Tristan Weedmark, "sexology relations coordinator for" the Canadian-based maker of the device, Standard Innovation, said millions of people have already tried the device, which is based on research from the University of Guelph.

"It's the only vibrator which can be worn while making love," she told AFP. "It stimulates the G-spot, the clitoris and the penis simultaneously."

This enables both a male and a female to get the benefit of the stimulator, she said: "It enhances instead of detracting from it."

Weedmark said that, even though the device was designed for : "It has been used in the gay community with lots of success. You're really limited by your own imagination."

She said some two million people have purchased the couples vibrator from online retailers in the US and Europe and in Canada, where it is sold in pharmacies.

The device comes with a remote control, which raises the question of who is in control of the love act. Weedmark said this does not usually pose a problem: "You can take turns."

The introduction coincides with a new focus on sex at the world's biggest technology trade event.

The gathering featured three panel discussions including "Sex Never Gets Old," "Science Meets Sexuality," and "Sex in Digital Times."

Standard Innovation's product development chief Grant Bechthold said it is appropriate for the tech gathering to think about products for , which can appeal to who are finding their sexual experiences changing.

"There's a lot of science that goes into our products," Bechthold said. "We use the same principles of design and engineering as all the other firms here."

Company chief executive Danny Osadca said the firm's goal "is to apply the same high-level thinking and processes found in traditional consumer electronics to advance the future of sexual health."

Explore further: EA tests subscription video game service for Xbox One

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Sexual orientation has 'in between' groups, study shows

May 09, 2012

Sexual orientation is best represented as a continuum that has two new categories -- "mostly heterosexual" and "mostly gay/lesbian" -- in addition to heterosexual, bisexual or gay/lesbian, according to a new Cornell study.

Gay couples could benefit from testing together

Mar 24, 2011

A number of American men who have sex with men are supportive of couples-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT), in which couples receive counseling and their HIV test results together, according to a new study ...

Marriage's effect on lesbian and gay couples studied

Mar 17, 2009

Legal recognition of same-sex relationships, including marriage, influences how gay and lesbian baby boomers prepare for late life and end of life issues. Unmarried same-sex couples may suffer greater fear and anxiety around ...

Recommended for you

A smart wristband for nocturnal cyclists

18 hours ago

Five EPFL PhD students have developed a wristband that flashes when the rider reaches out to indicate a turn. Their invention was recognized at a European competition.

Lenovo's smart glasses prototype has battery at neck

Jul 28, 2014

China's PC giant Lenovo last week offered a peek at its Google Glass-competing smart glass prototype, further details of which are to be announced in October. Lenovo's glasses prototype is not an extreme ...

Sapphire talk enlivens guesswork over iPhone 6

Jul 27, 2014

Sapphire screens for the next iPhone? Sapphire is second only to diamond in hardness scratch-proof properties, used in making LEDs, missiles sensors, and on screens for luxury-tier phones. Last year, the ...

Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links

Jul 27, 2014

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a French-Romanian startup to develop an application and service to help the elderly stay in touch with their relatives through the Internet.

User comments : 6

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

MIBO
5 / 5 (2) Jan 11, 2013
Nintendo will soon be bringing out a version for virtual sex called the Wii-Vibe
Lex Talonis
2.3 / 5 (3) Jan 11, 2013
And the link to the fuck toys is where?
DavidW
2.3 / 5 (3) Jan 11, 2013
http://openvibe.i...wnloads/

OpenViBE source code is freely available and you can use it to build the software on Linux and Windows.

gwrede
5 / 5 (1) Jan 12, 2013
I can see where all this is going. And it ain't pretty.

Wanna bet people three generations down the line don't even know that you could make love "organic style". Or as they probably would call it, "like animals". They'd probably think such would be barbaric, messy, too hard work, takes too much time and way too much mental effort. And you'd end up with unwanted offspring.

Even thinking of such would gross them out totally. (To get the same kind of feel, search YouTube for harvesting the semen from a stallion. Totally disgusting.)
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.7 / 5 (6) Jan 16, 2013
RitchieGuy01
1 / 5 (1) Jan 16, 2013
This is old tech
http://www.youtub...Jo1I4XXc

Otto

This vibrator is perfect for our lovemaking, Otto

"It has been used in the gay community with lots of success. You're really limited by your own imagination."

If you don't feel like suck suck, and U are too tired, darling. . . .we can still enjoy each others bodies and I will even let U take control.

mmmm kiss kiss from Ritchie to Otto