The Future of Safe Sex
When you think about words that are inherently sexy, “safe” might not be one that immediately springs to mind. But think again. Safe sex, safe word… Ok, now we’re talking!
Safe sex has been a concern dating back thousands of years, and in ancient civilizations, it was considered primarily the woman’s responsibility. Usually, women used rudimentary cervical caps and sometimes relied on odd concoctions of herbs. The world’s first condom may date back to the Renaissance or earlier, and Casanova definitely used a prophylactic to avoid impregnating all those mistresses!
Anyone who’s gotten it on recently knows that there is now a bevy of safe sex accouterments to choose from, including both innovative and classic condom designs. A walk down the family planning aisle at your local drugstore or grocery store shows just how randy and particular we all are! You can now buy condoms ribbed for your pleasure, extra large condoms for the prodigious among us, or even ultra-ultra-thin condoms that feel like nothing at all.
But all of this relies on two people being in the same place at the same time in order to have sex. And although condoms reduce the risk of transmitting STIs and STDs, there is still a slight risk.
Enter: The new generation of smart, safe, sexy adult toys.
While sex toys are nothing new, these certainly aren’t the pleasure products of years past! For so long, using a sex toy with a partner has meant being together, in person, manually using a female vibrator, a male masturbator, or a couples toy. It’s exciting, and it can be an amazing addition to your bedroom repertoire, but it’s still limiting.
Interactive adult toys are the latest chapter in the innovation of safe sex, and they’re highly flexible. A sex toy that you can use remotely allows you to interact with people across the world, be it your long distance relationship partner or a one night stand in Monaco. And with cyberdildonics, the only things you’re transmitting are data and pleasure.
Finally, you can connect with your lover no matter where they are, and experience their intimate touch. It might sound futuristic, but it’s a reality in 2015.
What will the next few years bring?
At this point, sex can only get safer as we educate the younger generations, speak freely about intimacy, and learn more about how to prevent infections and disease. We’re also learning more about how to create realistic sensations to make virtual reality ever more convincing. Part of this involves researching and developing technology to simulate human presence and trick your senses into thinking the virtual experience is a real scenario. We’re getting better at it all the time.
Think of your wildest sexual fantasies. Sex with Mr. Grey? Connect with your own Dom on a BDSM lifestyle site and play out your fantasies in VR. Starring in a virtual porno made for your personal consumption? You may be able to safely have a virtual gangbang from the comfort of your own bedroom in the next few years. All of this without any physical risk.
Cosmo Scharf, a young genius behind one of the most successful tech conferences in the US, believes that VR is the future.
“With virtual reality, you’ll be able to go inside the Internet. The Internet will become a place.”
Better living through science, eh?