Because I love talking about the future of male sex toys and their interactive long distance applications, this time I asked Andy from goodvibes.com to share with us some of his knowledge about interactive sex toys.
But before that…
A little about the evolution of sex toys
The infographic you’ll find here below details some interesting statistics and data such as how much the sex and adult toy industry are worth worldwide and the numbers are simply astounding. It also explains the location of the majority amount of sex toy manufacturers who design, create and distribute toys to satisfy the world appetite for adult pleasure toys. The infographic details some interesting statistics in relation to masturbation, women and their interaction with their sex toys and the findings are eye-opening!
Technological advancement has also found its way to the sex toy industry and this is detailed in the final section of the infographic where we learn how things like VR are infiltrating the industry but there’s also a place for eco and environmentally friendly elements too.
The sex toy niche has for a long time been associated with women because it all really started for the industry with the introduction of the vibrator. As we now know, that “mechanism” was developed by physicians in order to give them a break from manually stimulating women as a method of relieving something which they referred to as “hysteria” back in the day.
Women felt a high degree of frustration and anxiety and physicians of the time found that providing women with this stimulation and release resulted in them feeling a lot better. The only thing was that physicians found themselves worn out from prescribing this type of treatment and thus the first mechanical “vibrator” was created.
Obviously, this initial prototype wasn’t very sophisticated and female vibrators have since come (pardon the pun) a long way in terms of design, styles, and choice. We have also seen a massive uptake in the adoption of sex toys by men in the last number of years.
Previously men had to make do with using their partner’s vibes if they wanted stimulation from a toy but today there are so many amazing sex toys specifically for men on the market. Cock rings, prostate massagers, male masturbators to name but a few. It really is fantastic to see because for so long we have seen how women could find so many tools to target their pleasure points i.e. their G- Spot, their clit’ and so on.
Little did the guys know that they had their own little G-Spot except it’s the P-Spot (the prostate) and when stimulated as we know can deliver sensational pleasure. Anal sex for men and women has entered more mainstream conversation too and so many straight men now openly enjoy the anal stimulation of all kinds and there is an abundance of toys out there to focus on the pleasure points.
Looking at the infographic from Carvaka Adult Toys here, the trend for expansive growth in the male toy sector looks set to continue and so it’s likely we will continue to witness many new advances in the male sex toy market. This means we’re in for an exciting future as technology and materials science advances to produce even more delectable toys for men to explore!
We also learn where sex toys are prohibited around the world and some of those locations might surprise you; it seems acceptance of the use of sex toys as a pleasure device is not as widespread as we may have realized. A number of large countries prohibit their sale and use which prevents their citizens from experiencing the immense delight those adult toys can bring to one’s life.
Overall, we find that the graphic indicates the top trends driving the rapid growth of the sex toy market and with those reasons isolated, it’s easy to see why this niche is so healthy in its popularity.
What are Interactive Sex Toys?
Typically when people are referring to interactive sex toys they mean something that can be used and shared between partners together. Sometimes they are also referred to as Couples Toys or Partner Toys. Some examples of these would be the We-Vibe, blueMotion vibes, and other remote operated toys.
Many examples of couple’s toys either are controlled by a remote or even an App. This way one partner can stimulate another from across the room or even the Country!
Though it’s important to remember that all toys can be used together with a partner and made into an interactive experience. Whether it’s a harness, vibrator, or restraints; the more users can often be the merrier!
What do most people use them for?
Many different people use interactive toys in various ways but the most common would be long distance relationships. With the new App enabled products they can be used together from any distance across the world just as long as you have data or wifi.
With the new App enabled products they can be used together from any distance across the world just as long as you have data or wifi.
I’ve sold them to military families, students traveling abroad, or just a couple going into town together and want to spice up the experience. Another way these can be applied is in Adult Cam Videos where many cam models will record themselves using these toys and safely receive tips.
Today one girl (usually a webcam girl) can use this technology to have interactive sex over the internet with over 10,000 men at once.
Do you think this technology it will transform human sexuality?
Human sexuality is as diverse now as ever before. Just recently I gave a talk at the Asian Art Museum about ancient artifacts found in tombs from the Han dynasty; including several 2000-year-old bronze strap-ons!
Sex toys are not new but as our technology evolves sex will always be one of the first applications.
How to introduce this kind of toys to the relationship?
People tend to think that sex toys are only used by people who are single, but that’s simply not true.
Sex toys can be used by anyone regardless of gender, relationship status, or sexual orientation. Think about it! Most guys still masturbate even when they are in a relationship (sometimes maybe more!) so why wouldn’t you allow yourself to do so with products to enhance your pleasure?
Sex toys aren’t out to replace a partner, it’s about stimulation, not simulation. Besides, maybe your partner might want to watch or even join in!
That’s a great place to introduce couple’s/interactive toys in, and one of the best tips for this is to shop together. It’s a great way to get those creative juices flowing.
How to keep the love you make online privet and protected?
Safer sex isn’t just about STD prevention, but how you can make any and all sex acts as safe as possible. When playing online with strangers, there are a few things you always want to do to protect yourself.
1) Don’t give out your personal information online – That means be careful about sharing your address, any financial info, passwords, and more.
2) Remember that what you give could be shared – If you send nudes online, be careful that it’s not something that might be shared on a blog or recorded on another device. If you find your photos have been shared, report it.
3) Practice good communication – This isn’t just important for in-person encounters. Even when online with someone you need to be clear and direct and consent. Ask someone if you can send a picture before sending one. Let someone know what you’re looking for because you don’t want to rub someone the wrong way while you’re trying to rub yourself off.
And if you want to dive into this world, I would recommend checking out the We-Vibe app line, as well the blueMotion products as great starter Interactive Toys.
And remember that there are also other cool toys that you should check out such as the LAUNCH, Kiiroo, Lovense, Vibease, and others.
Finally, I want to thank Andy from goodvibes.com for helping me write this article and sharing their knowledge and experience with me, I couldn’t write this article without their help.