“Sex tech” is a fairly new term that combines sex and technology so that sexual expression can be “emphasized” one way or another with the application of new functioning technology.
Examples of sex tech:
A science fiction sex story about robots hooking up.
2 lovers sexting each other.
Pretty much all of the information on this site is sex tech related, in fact, the site name “Sex Work 101” is not about learning how to sell sex but rather a play on words about CREATING sex using technology. For example, a engineer’s state-of-the-art sexbot is a form of “sex work” or a work created for the purpose of sex. Understand? Good, because now it gets a bit more complicated…
Sex tech can branch out into many different categories:
From sex tech comes Virtual Sex which is a parent term for a variety of sex enhancing devices. Virtual sex has it’s own sub-categories. Within virtual sex are concepts and applications like Cyber Sex, VR devices (Oculus Rift), and teledildonics like Love Palz.
Sex Simulators, although frequently grouped in this category, are separate from virtual sex. The main reason? Virtual sex can involve one or more people. Sex simulators are created for ONE person and incorporate both the act of sex with some form of A.I. Usually, sex simulators take the form of digital games like this one.
Sex Toys is another category. A familiar example of this category is a dildo or a vibrator. Sex toys can be used with a partner or alone.
Finally, there are Sex Apps. Not necessarily specific to Android phones, an “app” in this case can refer to any kind of application whether it be on a desktop computer, smartphone, or on some other device. A lot of sex apps are games but some of them can be pretty useful tools.
As new forms of sex tech come about so must new terminology.