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The Company Whose New Sex Toy Helps You Hook Up With Strangers

January 22, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Eric Markowitz / Vocativ

What if you could physically touch the random people you meet on Chatroulette? Kiiroo lets you do that

"Honey, check your Wi-Fi connection--I'm not feeling anything."

That may be the future of "intimate" conversations, especially if Toon Timmermans' company takes off.

Timmermans, a Dutch entrepreneur, is launching Kiiroo, a company that sells digital sex toys for the modern age. The Kiiroo is made of plastic and rubber, and conforms to male and female body parts. What makes Kiiroo different from other sex toys--dare I say "innovative"--is that the two devices are tethered together via the web, on the Kiiroo platform. When one partner makes a motion with his Kiiroo device, his partner feels it through her Kiiroo device, no matter how far away she is.

"Normally, people on the Internet see and hear each other--it's two-dimensional," Timmermans says, speaking with me in a recent Skype chat. "But now you can feel each other. That's the third dimension."

Timmermans thinks the device will appeal to couples in long-distance relationships, but he is also launching a Chatroulette-esque social network for people to meet online, strap on their Kiiroos and have at it. Imagine Tinder, with the sex toys included.

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