A lot can happen in 30 minutes. For starters, a porn flick is made every half hour. The insatiable demand for adult entertainment never seems to die out. Although the age old practice of sex has been around since the dawn of mankind, sex has gone under the microscope and has been brought into the workshops of tech companies around the world since then.
Sex tech is the pinnacle of sex from a science and technology perspective. Recording a sex tech is, in fact, a form of sex tech so in a way the first porn movie/clip ever recorded and distributed was the birth of adult video sex tech.
Teledildonics is a newer word. It was first used in 1975 in Ted Nelson’s book Computer Lib/Dream Machines but didn’t really catch on up until the last 5-10 years. Teledildonics has been a powerful catalyst in the never ending journey of technological innovation. The innovation that comes form sex shows its face in many forms…
A recent example would be haptic technology, currently being used by adult entertainment companies, which recreates the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user. An older example? In the 1950’s prostitutes were the early adopters of the answer machine for better client management, after all, in that line of work a new client can call anytime.
Sex tech isn’t just a buzzword or a fad. It is very real and, in it’s current amount of use, is a keyhole viewpoint to the future of sex. A survey conducted by the Center for Generational Kinetics and Wearables found that a quarter of millennials were utilizing wearable technology during sex.
Despite all manner of new sex tech, the vibrating dildo is still number one in the eyes of the general consumer market. 18% of all sex tech purchases are one, after all.
3D printing has put a new spin on sex tech for the DIY crowd. MakerLove.com is a website offering all types of free sex toy designs for downloading. Yes, printable dildos are here.
Then there is the Oculus Rift. The first true harbinger of virtual sex in the comfort of one’s own living room at reasonable price (around $350). Although not available to the public yet (slated for a Q1 2016 release date), the Oculus Rift is shaping up to be a forerunner in the world of VR sex with 3rd party software companies already working on a plethora of adult entertainment titles for the wearable VR machine.
Talking about the “future of sex tech” at this point is a tad unnecessary because, quite frankly, sex tech’s future sits on the edge of the present.