privacy
If Your Vibrator Is Hacked, Is It a Sex Crime?

On a recent trip to Berlin, Alex Lomas’ acquaintance posed him a challenge: Can you find a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug in the wild, and can you turn it on without its owner’s help? Lomas, a penetration tester with the British cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners, pulled out his phone, consulted the detection app LightBlue, and quickly identified a Lovense Hush, purportedly “the most powerful vibrating buttplug on the market,” that Lomas says was nestled in the rear end of a stranger. What’s more, that Hush was vulnerable, open to hacking by anyone who knew how. Read More >>

sex
Hands On With the Vibrator That Wants to be the Smartest Sex Toy in the World

Liz Klinger admits that the Lioness isn’t the world’s greatest vibrator. It won’t work perfectly for every person who uses it. “No vibrator is for everybody. You’d have to have, like, a Play-Doh thing that has a motor in it,” she told me in a crowded coffee house at lunch hour. Read More >>

sex
Smart Sex Toy Maker Sued for Sneakily Collecting ‘Intimate’ Data

When it comes to gadgets, few bonds are more sacred than the one shared by a sex toy and its user. Sadly, one woman claims her smartphone-connected vibrator betrayed that love, sending (extremely) personal data to Canadian dildo maker Standard Innovation. Read More >>

sex
“Smart” Vibrator Could be Hacked and Remotely Activated

Today's connected world horror story from the Def Con 24 event concerns the security of sex toys, with a team of researchers suggesting that the internet-enabled We-Vibe 4 Plus sends data home when it's being used -- and could even potentially be turned on remotely by someone not connected to the sexy Skype chat. Read More >>

sex
Woman Does Lord’s Work, Makes Smart Vibrator

The vagina and clitoris are a mysterious things. No, seriously they are. Scientists make big bucks studying the penis, but the vagina and clitoris often languish in official research circles. They languish in the bedroom too. Read More >>

wtf
If This Product is Real, We’ve Passed Peak Vibrator

Someone please tell me this is a hoax. Announced yesterday with a tweet, the IziVibe claims to be a vibrating dildo you attach to your phone. Read More >>

gadgets
There’s Already an Apple Watch-Compatible Sex Toy

If you're still on the fence about getting yourself one of Apple's wrist-computers, there's one new accessory that'll either have you sold or put you off for life. It's the world's first Apple Watch-controlled vibrator. Read More >>

design
Vibrators Don’t Have to Look Like Giant Dicks Anymore

A vibrator’s basic job is really quite simple, so long as you’re using it as a sex toy instead of unclenching a charley horse or working out some lower back pain. Vibrators are supposed to rapidly stimulate sexually sensitive sensory neurons. That’s it. They could look like anything. But until recently, they often looked like a garish dick. Read More >>

gadgets
Minna Limon, a Fucking Adorable, and Versatile, Vibrator

If Crave’s Flex is the Linux of vibrators, with its long menu of settings and programmable waveforms, Minna Life’s Limon is more like a slimmed down iPhone app. It lets you change just one variable – the strength of the buzz – with an equally simple and intuitive method: how hard you squeeze. Read More >>

sex
Your Sex Life is an Engineering Project

Everything is hackable — you can jailbreak your phone to get better apps, but you can also mod your own eyeballs to have night vision. Where do we go from there? Your libido, of course. Programmable vibrators are the new frontier in customisable gadgets, and we got a taste of what they’re like. Read More >>

sex
Crave Vesper Review: A Stealth Vibrator That’s Also a Necklace

Let's face it. There are two reasons you'd want to use a vibrator: because you are a gadget-lover who can't imagine anything, including sex, without a little technology involved; or because you just want to have an orgasm, and fast. But with the Crave Vesper, there is a third possibility. Read More >>

apps
Vibrator App Installers Beg for its Removal From iTunes History

Users of app iVibe that's described as a "massager" for your feet and "personal areas" are now begging to have it removed from their download list, as morning-after shame and realisation dawns. Read More >>

sex
Go Deep Inside This Vibrator Factory

For all the mystique surrounding the female orgasm, vibrators are a surefire way for lots of ladies to get their kicks. I recently took a tour of Crave, a sex toy company that prototypes and fabricates its products in San Francisco. Here's a peek inside. Read More >>

wtf
This Toothbrush is a Vibrator You Stick in Your Mouth

Swedish company Foreo's got a silicon toothbrush called Issa. It vibrates like your Sonicare, and comes in woozy pastel colors. Let's not kid ourselves: this is a sex toy disguised as a dental revolution. Read More >>

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Would You Slide Your Manhood Inside the Pulse “Guybrator” Sex Toy?

For any bloke who has ever surfed YouPorn while setting his phone to vibrate underneath his dick (it's a thing, seriously), your hairy palms should be reaching for your credit cards right now. Introducing Pulse, the world's first "guybrator". Read More >>