2017 was stressful, to say the least. There is, however, some good news on the horizon: 2018 promises to offer some exciting technological advances for your sex life. Who said tech wasn’t sexy? We reached out to the hottest sex tech companies to share what they have up their sleeve for 2018. From better options for male sex toys to more realistic-looking sex dolls, here’s what you can expect from sex tech in the new year.
BETTER SEX TOYS FOR MEN.
REMOTE-CONTROLLED TECHNOLOGY FOR COUPLES IN LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS.
The Gala, a vibrator brought to you by the sex toy company We-Vibe, allows you to control your partner’s pleasure remotely via its We-Connect app. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, or simply out of town on a business trip, you can control the vibrator from afar. You can tease her by playing with various speeds, and even set vibrations to the beat of your favourite song. Expect more sex toy companies to jump on board with such technology in 2018.
Not in an LDR? The sex tech company also makes dope partner toys, such as the Sync, which your partner can wear during penetrative sex. It’s shaped like a “C” and goes inside the vagina, stimulating the G-spot, while wrapping externally to hit the clitoris as well. Not only does it feel good for her, but it turns her vagina into a delightful vibrating orifice, so you both get to enjoy the sensations.
THE RISE OF HOMEMADE PORN.
There’s nothing wrong with masturbating to your favorite porn star, but sometimes, you just want to see normal, average couples getting it on. Enter websites like MakeLoveNotPorn, where real-life couples upload videos of themselves having sex for you to enjoy. The founder of the website, Cindy Gallop, told Men's Health that as taboos about sex and sexuality fall away, she expects to see filmed sex breaking away from mainstream porn sites and more amateur couples uploading their own content
“I'm looking forward to 2018 being the year of the Social Sex Revolution,” Gallop told Men's Health. “We can no longer go on behaving around sex the way we always have — consigning it to the shadows, refusing to talk about it openly and honestly.” Even if you're too shy to get on camera in the buff, that's a sentiment we can hopefully all get behind.
BUTT STUFF, BUTT STUFF, AND MORE BUTT STUFF.
CUSTOMIZABLE SEX TOYS.
ULTRA-REALISTIC SEX DOLLS.
Yes, sex robots are right around the corner (in fact, the creator of the sex doll Samantha says that she's even capable of simulating orgasm). But before we start seeing them pop up on our shelves, the company Real Doll is producing sex dolls that look so realistic they border on creepy. The company says it's aiming to integrate AI technology into their products by the end of this year, sort of like if Alexa was combined with a sex doll.