1. Is Sex Going Virtual? Plus, Win A Lovehoney Flash Vibrator!

    Lovehoney Flash USB Rechargeable Mini Vibrator

    It's no secret that virtual sex has become massively more popular in recent years.

    Whether it's phone sex, cybersex or even sexting, it's never been easier to use technology for sexual satisfaction.

    More people have access to an internet connection and a webcam than ever before, and dating websites have become the new normal.

    The past year has seen sex toys get much more high-tech, too. From the Hello Touch to our very own Flash Vibrator, we've noticed a new wave of futuristic pleasure objects.

    We're giving away a Lovehoney Flash USB Rechargeable Mini Vibrator (£29.99) to one lucky winner. Simply comment below before May 3rd to be in with a chance to win.

    This high-tech, ultra-discreet vibrator looks just like a flash drive when it's charging on your computer.

    As usual, we've scoured the best of the web for your Sunday morning viewing pleasure. Read on to find out more about virtual sex…

    • Vstroker Fleshlight Virtual Sex Attachment CapWhen it comes to sex toys, it doesn't get much more high-tech than the Vstroker (£54.99). This clever "Virtual Sex Fleshlight Attachment" connects to your male sex toy and allows your computer to pick up your movements. Downloadable content means you can watch a porn star on your computer responding to each of your movements. Talk about the porn star experience!
    • The video game industry has grown wildly in the past few decades to eclipse even the movie industry…and it's finally gotten a sexy twist. Online communities like Second Life not only let your avatar have sex with another player, they even have systems in place allowing you to hire a prostitute - all without touching another human being. Would you ever join a virtual sex community? [Sex and Mature Adult Content in MMOs - Altered Gamer]
    1. Speaking of sex toy advancements, the promo for the new Durex Fundawear has caught out attention for all the right reasons… Would you ever wear vibrating knickers that could be controlled by your partner?

    The winner of the Lovehoney Voucher from last week is John. The five lucky runners up who each receive a Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator are The Outsider, Rogue, Ash, Dean and Pad. Remember to comment below for your chance to win a Lovehoney Flash USB Rechargeable Mini Vibrator (worth £29.99)! The winner will be contacted by email.

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    Comments (59)

    • WildThing: April 28, 2013 08:53
      Mmmmm, what a naughty flash drive that is...... Bet it packs a mean gigabyte too ;)
    • Amber: April 28, 2013 09:10
      I don't think I'd have sex with someone I met exclusively online; I would with someone I met irl but then got to know online. I am very excited about the future of cybersex, it's a godsend for anyone who can't see their partner on a regular basis. I can't wait to see what happens, I imagine it could have a significant impact on the hookup society as well as rates of disease transmission once the technology is sufficiently advanced (and cheap).
    • Hayley: April 28, 2013 10:30
      Whilst I have dated people I've met online I'm not sure I'd solely meet them for sex. That's a bit... Odd. I thought shagbook was a joke. It's not! I've never heard of Second Life (part of me wants to log on out of curiosity) but I'm no gamer. Every days a school day!
    • Sinead: April 28, 2013 11:16
      When your other half is gone for 3 months at a time..virtual sex is a must!! And hell yes i WILL be wearing a pair of Durex's Fundawear x
    • Joanne: April 28, 2013 11:23
      I have had sex with people I met online (well two) one I now live with and have a baby with :) but that was not just sex. Also he lived 300 miles away so virtual sex was a must :)
    • tre: April 28, 2013 11:32
      virtual sex is a must
    • Mehitabel: April 28, 2013 12:02
      I have - started bantering with someone on a mutual friend's facebook statuses, he added me, we started chatting, met up and became friends with benefits for a few months. She worked with him so was a character reference, he wasn't a total randomer out of the blue.
    • Tracey: April 28, 2013 12:13
      With seeing people that are unfortunately further away from me than i'd like i find most of my 'interaction' with them is virtual whether it be Webcam, Phone or Email when i am unable to see them.
      For some people - for various reasons - virtual communication is their main source of intimacy and being one of those people i am grateful for such choices!
      Using these kinds of toys on such occasions does enhance the experience for both parties i feel and i personally wouldn't play virtually without toys like these
      The sensations themselves make your imagination that much easier to tap into as well as your partners input and in my opinion it wouldn't be half as exciting playing this way without being able to let your mind run wild with ideas!
      I can't wait to see what new gadgets they come up with to help enhance peoples virtual play
    • Helena: April 28, 2013 12:59
      I think these sorts of toys are a great idea for those who cannot physically be with one another for whatever reason! I can't wait for more of these sorts of toys to be released, so exciting!
    • Roxy: April 28, 2013 13:32
      While stuff that that is great for those who can't be together for whatever reason nothing will ever beat actually physical tough
    • Jason Walling: April 28, 2013 13:32
      Nice little toy might come in handy for those rainy night's ;-)
    • ppd: April 28, 2013 13:49
      I think a lot of people are more confident online which is probably why cybersex is so popular. I know I'd rather sext thatn talk dirty! (unless I've had a drink)
    • Hannah: April 28, 2013 13:56
      As a newbie to virtual sex I can see why it's so appealing. It's the new 'no strings attached' sex which whilst fun it sometimes becomes too serious and feelings get in the way. Nothing gives you a boost like a virtual quikie with some random person off the internet. No need to hold back, you can both say what the hell you want to say.
    • AliMc: April 28, 2013 14:13
      A few of my past boyfriends are people I had initially met online, whether on websites or by being introduced in IM by a friend. I have never met someone with the sole intention of having sex tho.

      I'm in a long distance relationship with someone I met online now, we quite enjoy masturbating at the same time and texting about what we're each doing to help us feel close to one another.

    • h: April 28, 2013 14:40
      Ahh i first met my boyfriend online and we spoke for a while, then we were friends with benefits for a year and after me cutting it off over and over cause i liked him and he liked me but we couldnt say, he asked me and now weve been together for 4 years :)
    • h: April 28, 2013 14:44
      Ahh i first met my boyfriend online and we spoke for a while, then we were friends with benefits for a year and after me cutting it off over and over cause i liked him and he liked me but we couldnt say, he asked me and now weve been together for 4 years :)
    • Soph: April 28, 2013 14:45
      Rechargeable vibes are beautiful things
    • RedCheeks: April 28, 2013 16:32
      I'm not in a LDR but still am quite intrigued by Fundawear, when word of them first hit the web around April first I remember thinking they were and Aprils fools joke but still a good idea for a product!

      I've met people off the internet for sex, the most recent being my now husband :)

    • johnny: April 28, 2013 17:55
    • Lindsay: April 28, 2013 19:07
      While I haven't hooked up with people via the Internet I definitely have found love online! I consider her my soul mate and vice-versa. We have always just meshed together so well. I met her online almost five years ago and she's the most important person in my life. <3 We live on opposite sides of Canada, making meeting extremely difficult. But we've managed and been able to meet!
    • SelectZen: April 28, 2013 19:38
      I would love to try this with my partner some time. :-)
    • chris kivell: April 28, 2013 20:14
      would love to win this :)
    • nige: April 28, 2013 20:53
      I know a special lady who would enjoy this on her USB port. .lol
    • Charlie Pringle: April 28, 2013 23:18
      My first vibrator was usb rechargable, which was beautifully convenient. Unfortunately I then misread "splashproof" as "waterproof" and had to wave goodbye to that one. It was very deeply mourned.
    • JP: April 29, 2013 08:37
      As long as this doesn't make me virtually redundant I'm all for it! ..... But then again I could be in charge of recharging .
    • Darren: April 29, 2013 11:01
      The Durex Fundawear is an excellent idea, especially for long-distance relationships or couples looking to be naughty!
    • Loz: April 29, 2013 14:39
      I've never had sex with someone I've met online but I have had sex with someone from talking online where I've met them and communicated through facebook to sort out hook-ups. My partner and I probably wouldn't be together without it because he was too shy to ask me out in person and had to do it online! I don't think there's a problem with it as long as people stay safe when going to meet a stranger. The internet is the source of everything nowadays and people use it for porn so why not to meet someone? .. On the Durex Fundawear, I can't wait until they become ready for consumer use! It looks exciting and although my partner and I never really spend any time apart - it could be good if you could control the underwear when the others at work or something just to be extra naughty ;)
    • Hazy: April 29, 2013 14:47
      Remember the days when people responded to an ad in the personals bit of the newspaper? Is online dating really any different. I have met a guy online in the past, things didn't work out but whats wrong with getting to know someone before you meet them?
    • Sugar + Spice: April 29, 2013 15:50
      I can't help but wonder if this would be included in my College's ICT fair useage policy ;-)
      Definitely think I should find out!
    • EstherHarshom: April 29, 2013 17:47
      I have enough trouble rationalising online dating to my friends. I think if I had to explain a USB vibrator my brain might explode.
    • KinkyFuckery: April 29, 2013 18:10
      I meet my current boyfriend online & I love it , online is the new way to get a date or start a friendship that may lead to more . We started off as friends and one thing lead to another I wouldnt change anything . We are in a LDR & very much looking forward to Fundawear coming out .
    • Iliana: April 29, 2013 19:11
      If sex goes all virtual I don't want to live on this planet anymore
    • Jason: April 29, 2013 20:02
      Technology is the future of E-gasm's
    • alex bayes: April 29, 2013 22:43
      I guess you can said you have usb organism
      love win one
    • Natalie: April 30, 2013 06:15
      I have met and had sex with someone i met online, but it didnt last. The thought of sex turning virtual, well, i can see some plus sides. I've used a well know cam site for a bit of fun and it can be exciting, was a little addicted for a while, but nothing can beat real sex.
    • Tahlia: April 30, 2013 07:28
      With technology aide, this could become possible, with the help of new technologies being invented like those durex underwear could be possible. But like all people above, real satisfying sex still rocks ;)
    • nicky: April 30, 2013 13:27
      is there anything left that can't be stuck into a usb port? lol actually scrap that lmao
    • Naih: April 30, 2013 13:33
      Toys like this are amazing! We're living in the future!
    • jo: April 30, 2013 14:04
      sounds fun the future is exciting
    • Martin: April 30, 2013 21:15
      I got to try the Vstroker a while ago and it isn't too bad, it has a way to go but it is quite innovative.
    • NymphetamineKiss: April 30, 2013 23:04
      I don't really see the online-meetings as significant especially, because these days a lot of my friends, play partners and lovers have been met online. After all, where are you really going to get to know what makes a person tick - in a noisy club or where you can actually communicate?

      NK x

    • Tracy: May 01, 2013 01:36
      Wouldn't mind one of these at all! :)
    • Emma: May 01, 2013 07:47
      I've been with my girlfriend four years now. We're LDR, and online to boot -- does that change the fact that we've been together so long? No. We talk every day. We share so much.

      I'll soon see her in person for the first time, and will it make a difference to how much I love her? No. It will mean I can hug her with my physical arms and tell her I love her with my voice. Which means something, but it doesn't mean everything. I love her because I know her, and I know her because we've talked almost every day for four years. I know my amazing, glorious girlfriend, and I'm so glad and proud to be with her.

      So, the people who say it doesn't count? Okay. But we count to each other, and that's what makes a relationship.

    • Noëlle Steegs: May 01, 2013 08:46
      Interesting blog post, and yes, who wouldn't want a USB rechargeable vibrator..?
    • Rich: May 01, 2013 11:04
      The amount the girlfriend would save on batteries alone is astonishing.

      ... I'm not sure if that reflects badly on me or not.

    • Nymeria: May 01, 2013 14:33
      Met my partner coincidentally online.. :P

      I already have a USB rechargeable vibe and I'm a huge fan! Would love to try lovehoney's version. :)

    • Yummybunny: May 01, 2013 19:38
      The best sex I've ever had has actually been with men I met through dating sites! Sadly no long term relationships came out of it, but the experiences were certainly memorable!
    • Maria: May 01, 2013 20:24
      Being a terrible person, I used to have an ongoing competition with a friend about who could sleep with the most people from our online mental health support group we were members of. I both managed to win the competition, and remain friends with all the people I'd slept with (except for the original friend I was competing against!).

      From this in-depth research I can confirm that being mentally ill means you're likely friendlier, more fuckable and all-round kinkier than the average person. :D

    • SophieM: May 01, 2013 23:22
      With the rate technology is advancing nowadays, it's going to be like people communicating only through phones and internet...it won't be long until people only have cybersex and the likes, instead of physical sexual activites, haha.
    • Ness: May 03, 2013 13:02
      During my diet I have come to realise that I need more small USB bullets and such. I must get one of these at some point.

      Loved your article as always too =)

    • Silverdrop: May 03, 2013 13:19
      I had sex with and married the man I met online. :)
    • Phillip: May 03, 2013 13:22
      That is just what my MacBook needs!
    • Alice: May 03, 2013 13:31
      I had sex with several people I met online and its always been very, very good. I got the I've been with for the past year from the Internet too and jolly good he is too.
      Oh and rechargeable vibes...forget the wheel, or fire, or sliced bread. Hands down, mankinds greatest invention ;)
    • Nick: May 03, 2013 14:05
      If I could use it as a thumb drive as well, I think it'd be perfect.
    • lou: May 03, 2013 14:16
      i want one i want one i want one
    • Stuart Peet: May 03, 2013 18:13
      Have to make sure I pick up the memory stick and not take this to work instead
    • Laura: May 03, 2013 20:16
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A rechargeable vibrator after midnight!
      Take me through the darkness to the break of the day!
    • lori quesinberry: May 04, 2013 00:42
      This looks amazing. thanks for the great giveaway
    • shane weir: May 05, 2013 19:12
      virtual sex is a must
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