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'LovePalz' Social Network Lets You Control Strangers' Sex Toys from Afar
It's safer than a one-night stand, I guess?
I've written before about teledildonics, the fancy name for computer-controlled sex toys capable of being operated over large geographical distances. It was this past summer, when I tested out OhMiBod's blueMotion, the bluetooth-enabled vibrator designed with long-distance couples in mind.
"For us, its about keeping a connection or making a connection with somebody who might be not physically standing next to you," OhMiBod cofounder Suki Dunham said at the time.
But while OhMiBod is gearing their teledildonic products toward couples, another company, LovePalz, wants to help you have long-distance cybersex with total strangers. The Taiwan-based company is currently beta testing a new social network, called LovePalz Club, that'll let users set up profiles, connect with new friends they find attractive, and then control those new friends' sex toys. In other words, it's a combination of Facebook, OkCupid, Tinder... and actual sex.
When LovePalz launched in 2012, their first teledildonic products, the Zeus and Hera, allowed couples to have long-distance sex with web-controlled sex toys. Soon after, customers started asking if LovePalz could develop a social function, LovePalz spokesperson Viv Lu explained to me over email [all sic].
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