1. Is This The Future of Sex? Plus: Win a Hello Touch!

    jimmyjane hello touch

    One of Lovehoney's 13 Sex Predictions for 2013 was that technology would give us new ways to stimulate - and only a month into the year, we're already seeing sex toys get more high tech.

    The Hello Touch by Jimmyjane debuted at the XBIZ Pleasure Products conference in Los Angeles (where Lovehoney won International Pleasure Products Company of the Year, by the way).

    This futuristic sex toy features two vibrating pads that slip over the wearer fingers to be used anywhere on the body.

    The novel sex toy has gone down a storm in the tech and sex world - it's been called "the best sex toy ever invented" by Gizmodo and "vibrator of the future" by Slate.

    Don't believe the hype? We're giving away one Hello Touch vibrator to a lucky reader. Just comment below before 8 February to be in with a chance to win.

    Read on for the best sex tech news from across the web.

    • Female Orgasm in Brodmann Brain Regions - The Visual MDNeed help with your sex life? There's an app for that. This past year has seen dozens of sex-related apps for smartphones and tablets emerge on the market. From the not-so-discreetly-named Bang With Friends, a programme that hooks you up with Facebook friends, to the penis-measuring Condom Size, there are a wealth of new apps hitting the headlines recently which seem to split opinion. Would you ever use an app to improve your sex life?
    • One massive advantage of tecnological development when it comes to sex is that we're learning more and more about the science of sex every day. We can now actually see what happens to the brain during orgasm. Over the course of this video, we see a female participant approach climax, orgasm and enter a rest period. [Female Orgasm in Brodmann Brain Regions - The Visual MD]

    Our video of the week shows what happens when a gadget-obsessed boyfriend gets his hands on the latest vibrator. Maybe a flying vibrator isn't such a good idea, then..

    The winners of the Awakening by Elene Sallinger from last week are Daveo Taylor and SexyGeek. Remember to comment below for your chance to win a Jimmyjane Hello Touch vibrator! The winner will be contacted by email.

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    Comments (87)

    • Silverdrop: February 03, 2013 10:00
      So the entire brain lights up during orgasm. Fascinating! To me it feels like my entire brain shuts down.
    • Liz Best: February 03, 2013 10:07
      Oh, oh oh, oh God YES PLEASE! I WANT ONE! GIVE IT TO ME NOW!
    • Pixie-Murree: February 03, 2013 10:30
      How very interesting!
    • mick: February 03, 2013 10:40
      Sounds very interesting and I like the fact it can be used all over the body.
    • gemma hill: February 03, 2013 11:07
      Well, my whole body feels like it lights up like that, I feel like millions of little fireworks are going off all over my skin, every touch from my partner after makes me tense in a really good way, I cannot imagine how it would feel to feel his hands vibrating on me at climax, but I bet it would be exquisite!
    • boobaloo: February 03, 2013 11:31
      This looks amazing and the facts are really interesting to
    • Clare: February 03, 2013 11:34
      I always love reading your blogs, they are always so informative and this one didn't disappoint, totally fascinating I never would of guessed the brain would light up like that, keep the posts coming guys, nothing better on a Sunday morning then being educated about one of the best things in the world x
    • Paul Tucker: February 03, 2013 11:38
      My partner would love this.
    • kelly: February 03, 2013 11:38
      I want to find out if this is actually what it's built up to be! Intrigued!
    • darren: February 03, 2013 12:00
      hmmm, seems there's an app for everything these days! Whether or not they actually work or are just there to make money is the question. still, interesting article!
    • Laura Dower: February 03, 2013 12:18
      I would love to try out the Hello Touch vibrator! It looks very sensual and intriguing!
      P.S - Well done for winning the 'International Pleasure Products Company of the Year' award x
    • ady: February 03, 2013 12:45
      would seem that sex is all the brain can think about,But we all know that
    • Miranda: February 03, 2013 12:47
      Sounds like a must have gadget ;)
    • Belzander: February 03, 2013 12:49
      Lots to look forward to in the future!
    • alan: February 03, 2013 13:24
      Well WOW !!!! i can see this product having endless possibllities , with the brain and skin being the most sensertive organs imagin what it would be like if you combined the pleasure and stimulation it gives with the "Lovehoney Tease Me Beginner's Bondage Kit" ;o)
      The not knowing where or whats coming next will only highten the exprience !!
    • Sophie Grayling: February 03, 2013 13:33
      If my boyfriend could do that from the video with vibrators hed be the happiest guy in the world
    • rag doll: February 03, 2013 13:40
      wow that hello touch looks amazing...and its my birthday soon. do they do an electrosex version too? that would be amazing.

      As for sex aps i haven't used any but me and my partner have played fruit ninja whilst having sex and that was fun.

    • Mark Rowland Lloyd: February 03, 2013 14:18
      Think more designers should consider waterproofing their products.
    • delphidarling: February 03, 2013 14:25
      The hello touch looks absolutely amazing, I'd love to try it out with my partner (:
    • SubReiSkyeM: February 03, 2013 14:35
      Congratulations to Daveo Taylor and SexyGeek! I really enjoyed reading Awakening so I hope you do too!

      On a different note, it'd be really awesome to win that Hello Touch; there are so many ways you can use it ;)

    • Kate: February 03, 2013 14:35
      Interesting, My husband is a little intimidated by sex toys - he feels that it the toy giving my pleasure rather than him (even if he's the one wielding it!) so would be interesting to see if this one would change that perception...
    • Imogen: February 03, 2013 14:38
      Wow, the Hello Touch looks amazing!
    • sarah: February 03, 2013 14:48
      The HELLO TOUCH looks and sounds amazing, less awkward than some toys , the possibilties are endless and fun could be more spontaneous ;o) .
    • AliMc: February 03, 2013 14:53
      The brains response to orgasm is amazing. I sometimes get strange images going through my head during sex, I wonder if its because of all that brain activity.
    • LandC: February 03, 2013 14:57
      Congratulations on winning international pleasure products company of the year - well deserved I must say. Wow, it's incredible that the brain becomes so active during orgasm, except the very front hmmm.. I can certainly see how that happens. Jimmyjane has such beautiful product, unfortunately as a student they are often out of budget. Would love to win this, gives so much more flexibility and options. I find it very difficult to experience an orgasm and this looks like it would do the job! Can't wait to save up for it when it comes out if I don't win - no eating for a year probably! Xxx
    • Heather: February 03, 2013 15:08
      Wow that looks awesome, so many possibilities!
    • Jazzy: February 03, 2013 15:28
      I'd like to see more integration with mobile phones, maybe via Bluetooth. This would allow long distance remote control of toys that could really spice things up. There was something like this available a while ago (it linked to the phone via Bluetooth and was triggered by an SMS containing a special code) but it doesn't seem to have taken off...

      Bizarrely, the remote controlled flying dildo already exists, search YouTube for "Russian press conference invaded by flying dildo"

    • dan: February 03, 2013 15:40
      Now that looks impressive, gimmie gimmie gimme, need more shineys :)
    • rach74: February 03, 2013 15:51
      different, looks good
    • Kellymichelle: February 03, 2013 17:12
      Wow, what will they think if next? But does it really work? Or will it be the sort of toy you'd use once or twice but then it gets relegated to the bottom of the drawer?
    • Tina Gross: February 03, 2013 17:40
      The Hello Touch is so innovative, What a wonderful idea and a great giveaway!!
    • RedKitsune: February 03, 2013 20:24
      Must have!!!!!!!
    • Fluffbags: February 03, 2013 22:09
      That looks interesting. Putting my name forwards to hopefully be chosen to try this new toy!
    • Purring Tiger: February 04, 2013 00:01
      I've been waiting anxiously to see if LH would stock this since Jimmy Jane announced the Hello Touch a while back. Would love to get the chance to try it out! Hope you are stocking it soon!
    • Cat Lady: February 04, 2013 00:01
      wow looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!
    • Hnut: February 04, 2013 00:06
      This thing creates a whole world of possibilities, It'll be an interesting toy for sure.
    • Kasumi: February 04, 2013 00:06
      The Hello Touch is definitely going on my wishlist :)
    • Nymeria: February 04, 2013 00:16
      Ooh, looks nice. :)
    • Jodhi: February 04, 2013 00:16
      Ooohhhh... Hello, Hello touch :-) That is an amazing looking toy!
    • Hazy: February 04, 2013 00:38
      Wow, The hello touch sounds fantastic!
    • Jason t: February 04, 2013 00:57
      I've always wanted buzzing robotic fingertips! Hopefully this is the future of sex at our place! Thanks!
    • lori quesinberry: February 04, 2013 06:53
      This is a great article. I love it!!! I would also love to win.

      thank you for the give away

    • InsatiablyTaken: February 04, 2013 07:21
      Dying to play with one of these.
    • Liz G Smith: February 04, 2013 11:22
      Sounds great !
    • James-Dean Summerfield: February 04, 2013 12:20
      Hahaha I never knew such Apps existed, I may have to see what i can find lol
    • Georgina Mayfield: February 04, 2013 13:19
      wow so much more interesting than my work :) My partner and i have been through it all and struggle to be intimate but this looks like it could help a lot, no need to struggle to get aroused it can be done with the simplest touch, will have to get one for our sex lives' sake x
    • Mick: February 04, 2013 16:12
      Would love to give this a try. See how new technology can be integrated.
    • Nick: February 04, 2013 16:50
      Today's post was pretty epic! Love the idea of the Hello Touch, though it'll be interesting to see how much power it actually packs. Having said that, it does kind of pale in comparison to the thought of the remote control flying rabbit. And bang with friends.... genius!
    • triso: February 04, 2013 18:43
      This looks amazing and could be good valentines item.
    • Hooch: February 04, 2013 20:21
      Heard so much about this toy, really want to try one out!
    • WildThing: February 04, 2013 21:34
      Hmmmm.... She'd be begging for some finger puppet action!
    • deadleg: February 04, 2013 23:52
      well i'd like to win the future :)
    • Kirstie Vaughan: February 04, 2013 23:57
      OMG OMG OMG OMG words can not explain how much I want to win this .... pplllleeeeaaaaasssseeeee :)
    • Paulie: February 04, 2013 23:59
      I just know how much fun the wife and I can have with this!! Awesome stuff. :)
    • CeliaSR: February 05, 2013 00:03
      Hello Touch seems like a great idea, sex toys are getting more technologically advanced and interactive at the same time!
      Can't wait to see what they think of, and you bring to our attention, next!
      Genius blog :)
    • Channelle: February 05, 2013 05:44
      My inner geek is sqwee-ing.
      I need this! :U
    • Mark: February 05, 2013 08:11
      That looks fun!
    • Phillip: February 05, 2013 11:34
      Personally I'd give any tech advance a shot although what more do you really need than your loving partner...
    • Kim: February 05, 2013 13:27
      Gimme gimme gimme this toy after midnight!
    • Blacksilk: February 05, 2013 13:27
      Hello Touch: Not sure if win or fail.... I suspect more fail than win, but I so want to find out for sure.
    • christine taylor: February 05, 2013 13:32
      Ooooooh HELLO ;)
    • Ms_HKM: February 05, 2013 13:33
      All hail technology! This looks very interesting and practical! How is that possible? Sex toys are never practical!
    • Amelie: February 05, 2013 13:34
      My gosh, the Hello Touch looks so futuristic and sexy! I'll be thinking about the fMRI of the brain in orgasm next time I'm getting there, I love that your brain goes crazy at climax.
    • Tracey: February 05, 2013 16:26
      Wow!!! What an awesome competition and prize!! Thank you lovehoney for all you do xx
    • LA Pi: February 05, 2013 18:45
      Would love to try this with the wife
    • TheBigGee: February 05, 2013 18:53
      This looks great! I love the way 'tech' is be coming part of all aspects of life.
    • ghostgirl: February 05, 2013 21:11
      looks like a high tech way of letting your fingers do the walking

      going on the wishlist xGGx

    • Olivia: February 06, 2013 05:01
      Would love to try!!!!
    • barry: February 06, 2013 06:57
      This could be the toy to help rekick start my partner and I love life ,here,s hoping :D
    • Martin: February 06, 2013 11:01
      Looks an interesting product that I would love to try out.
    • SelectZen: February 06, 2013 15:45
      Wow, seems like an interesting one. Would love to see how it works
    • Rose Rouge: February 06, 2013 16:59
      It does look like a great product for couple and solo use. Great giveaway :)
    • Jayjay: February 06, 2013 17:37
      Haha always wanted to know if we are truly going to have "sexrobots" in the future, because this would be a start to it!
    • SophieM: February 06, 2013 17:54
      The new Hello Touch looks and sounds amazing!
      Wouldn't half love to touch someone and suprise them with this...don't think they'd know what to do or where to put themselves.
      I'm loving just imagining all the fun you could get up to with this nifty little gem!
    • ttlsmith: February 06, 2013 19:33
      This does look like a particularly cool vibrator. Very intriguing.
    • Al Doc: February 06, 2013 22:50
      Once again interesting stuff and a unique offer from LH.
      How did i ever survive before finding this site!?
    • Johnny: February 07, 2013 00:10
      Nice! =)
    • Henry: February 07, 2013 02:01
      This is one cool technology I would love to have
    • Miss-Nomer: February 07, 2013 13:22
      Interesting! The Hello Touch looks very intriguing (and well done on your award!), although I can't help but think white wasn't the sexiest colour of choice, ha.
      Really not surprised at that video; just about all the brain lighting up except for the part associated with higher mental functioning? Sounds about right.
    • claire turner: February 07, 2013 20:08
      like the look of this ;)
    • Rita: February 07, 2013 22:06
    • hanni121: February 07, 2013 22:07
      sounds so amazing!
    • InsatiablyTaken: February 08, 2013 00:32
      Not horribly innovative, but it has a lot of potential. Definitely worth a try.
    • RedCheeks: February 08, 2013 08:27
      Such an unusual looking toy, I'm curious now :)
    • Sailor's Lady: February 08, 2013 19:53
      Ooh, I've only just seen this, but it looks great!
    • maltedmilk: February 08, 2013 20:58
      Hmmm I'm sceptical..
    • CharliePringle: February 12, 2013 17:37
      Sci-fi sex! Sounds awesome.