Holy Hormones Journal: Not sure how this one got by me – but was made aware of this article through a group of ‘New View” feminist colleagues challenging the medicalization of sex by asking whether ‘sex is for our pleasure or their profit’? Think about it.
Are teledildonics a trend toward safe and effective cybersex birth control? Technoglasm vs orgasm? Getting off through a computer device? May work for partners who travel – but what is this new technology doing for real time sex? Does this further objectify women and men so that intimacy and relationship is reduced to technoglasms?
What does this do for the porn industry? Gives it full reign? Is this a device you would buy your partner?
Is this what our world is being reduced to – cyber-relationships and cybersex? Technoglasms? Personally, teledildonics sounds too much like dildos to me…(as I am sure it is intended).
On the other hand – there are no side effects from synthetic hormones and no transmission of STD’s and unplanned pregnancies become a thing of the past (well, nothing wrong there). Welcome to a Brave New World. At least you will know what a teledildonic is when you open a gift box one day.
Technologasm?! The Rise of Teledildonics and Adult Haptic Devices
Enabling real-time, remote sex with unprecedented realism, if teledildonics are the future of cybersex, the future looks awesome.
The Kinsey Institute
Posted May 15, 2012
The term “teledildonics” is used to describe any sexual devices either controlled by or through a computer. Teledildonic devices remotely translate digital input into physical sensation with motorized devices that resemble traditional sex toys. This enables people to have real-time cybersex with a partner, and control the functions of each other’s toys. Folks can also sync certain toys with the action in a movie, or program preset function patterns for later enjoyment.
Think of it this way—Amelie, in Paris, can use software to manipulate a vibrator being used by Leticia, her lover in Rio de Janeiro. In real time. This all happens over the internet, and they can be combined with webcams, too. Suddenly that week-long business trip doesn’t seem so cold and lonely, huh?
Teledildonics, both as a concept and as a reality, has been around for quite a while. The term was first coined in 1975 by information technology pioneer Ted Nelson, and has been steadily growing in both raw exposure and technological finesse over the intervening years. Originally, the concept of teledildonics was meant to describe devices that were meant to be used for remote sex, including full-body suits that enabled wearers to engage in tactile, sexual stimulation from remote locations.
As time went on, the ambitious concept of virtual reality that thrived in the 80’s burned away in the face of technological limitations. Teledildonics would have to hibernate until the adult toy industry had expanded so that such a feat would be feasible in the mainstream market, reemerging in the mid-2000’s with a slew of imaginative (and occasionally ill-conceived) devices.