Too many gadgets in the bedroom can kill a couple's sex life, but technology is also changing and, in some cases, improving the way people relate to each other sexually. Below are 10 ways in which technology is transforming the way we think about—or have—sex.
- Lab-grown vaginas are helping women born with a rare genetic condition called vaginal aplasia have normal sex lives, and scientists are closing in on lab-grown penises.
- No partner? No problem. You can 3D-print your own sex toys (at UPS, apparently).
- If you're worried about your sexual prowess, Italian researchers have created a gadget that tracks your movements in bed. The wearable huMOVE device monitors how many thrusts you take before you orgasm—and could help doctors help those with sexual dysfunction.
- Setting up a video camera was so 1999. In late 2013, some participants at a hackathon in London created Sex With Glass, a Google Glass sex app that promised to "let you see what your partner sees" and allowed you to record a video—which would be deleted after 5 hours.
- If you prefer your sex tape to resemble a NatGeo documentary, these filmmakers made outdoor porn via drones.
- On the subject of porn, virtual reality porn does exist, and it "looks a lot like actual sex."
- As for actual sex, attitudes are changing: A 2014 survey found 17% of us are willing to have sex with a robot.
- An app called Lick This was created to help people "train" their tongues, and thereby improve their oral sex technique.
- Georgia Tech students last year created a condom prototype called the "Electric Eel" that delivers electric stimulation.
- Or if you do want to get pregnant, robot-sperm could soon do the job.
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