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Update #6 on the sex toy you can feel

Whew! Lots of things going on in the world of high-tech sex.

I've been hard at work on the second-generation prototype of the sex toy you can feel. The first-generation prototype was intended as a proof of concept rather than a usable sex toy; the sensors I was using were large and bulky, and made the strapon impractical to have sex with.

The second-stage prototype features a new and more powerful wearable computer, a larger number of much smaller sensors (each about as thick as a sheet of paper), and a completely redesigned vaginal insert. The new prototype took a while to assemble--mad science is hard!

Today, we reached a milestone. For the first time, one person (we will call her "Experimental Volunteer A") had sex with another person (who we will call "Experimental Volunteer B") with the prototype. Aside from a few minor design glitches which will be solved with the third-generation prototype, the sex went smoothly and was a great success. Experimental Volunteer A was able to feel the dildo moving inside Experimental Volunteer B, and there was much screaming, giggling, and moaning. A great time was had by all involved.

One of the areas of focus for the near to mid term future will be doing some research on the neural density of the inside of the vagina. I haven't been able to locate anything in the literature that talks about this. It's going to be one of the design factors in how many neurostim electrodes the final device will have, as there's little point in having a number of outputs that exceeds the wearer's ability to differentiate between them. We may end up having to do some research to find this out.

We've also received word that the patent application is in the hands of the US Patent Office, so at this point we're able to say "Patent Applied For." Patent applied for! When the PTO publishes the application, we'll be able to say Patent Pending.

I've already started to take the things I've learned from today's experiment to make some design changes to the third-stage prototype.

Want to keep up with developments? Here's a handy list of blog posts about it:
First post
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3
Update 4
Update 5
Update 6
Update 7
Update 8
Update 9


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Mar. 23rd, 2016 06:16 pm (UTC)
Experiments involving speculums, tweezers, and wartenburg wheels?
I believe measuring nerve density involves measuring the minimum distance between two points before they can no longer be individually distinguished... and I totally had a date like that.

Fun for when you visit? :)
Mar. 23rd, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
*Also calipers
Mar. 24th, 2016 05:26 am (UTC)
How is the internal bit shaped? How securely does it stay in place?

Have you tried the InJoyUs? It's a double-ended strapon that tucks behind the pelvic bone. First one I've ever tried that I don't need to worry about falling out, and it transmits sensation pretty well on its own just from the shape. (Plus it's got interchangeable outie bits, which is nice!)

Since you're going with a two parter, maybe take some tips from them on the shape of the innie part, so that it fits nice and snug, and then have it wrap around to the outside to hit the clit, so you can map the inside to the shaft and the outside to the glans? (Though iirc your toy is electrostim, so that might be a delicate thing to figure out...)
Mar. 25th, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)
Try table one and table two in this article for quantitative vaginal innervation data.

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