Pornhub now offers videos that synch up with wireless sex toys

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Pornography has always been at the forefront of technology. The videotape format wars were famously won in part thanks to porn – though that’s a misconception. Videos of people rubbing themselves up against each other were available on Sony’s ill-fated Betamax. The bigger decider there, I’d imagine, is that when it was released Betamax only allowed for 1 hour of video to be stored, so you’d need a second cassette to watch a movie. Many claim that porn was the decider between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray too, but that’s nonsense.

Porn was too busy being technologically superior, by streaming over the internet. While porn’s influence on video technologies is debatable, there’s no questioning how influential it was in shaping the internet. Anyway, I’m rambling. The point here is that porn has always utilised technology in weird, wonderful, and sometimes frightening ways.

Now Pornhub, a site I’ve never heard of before and have most certainly never used, is offering a range of interactive videos that synchronise with futuristic sex toys. According to the sex-streaming company, the Fleshlight Launch and Kiiroo Onyx will be supported, and the videos will feature “an eclectic mix of content, offering an assortment of themes and appealing to various target audiences.”

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Said target audiences right now only include people with penises though. Pornhub says that that eventually, these devices will work simultaneously with VR – removing the need for human interaction completely. Only specific videos with the extra data will work.

“We have a data layer overlaid on the video that sends synchronized pulses that mimic tactile sensations from [the body] that are transmitted to a user’s synced wireless interactive sex toy,” says Corey Price, VP of Pornhub. “Hand motions would also be replicated.”

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That all sounds nice enough, until you see what these devices look like. The Fleshlight Launch is an aptly named $199 device that looks like it’s set to yank yer bits off and fly in to outer space.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • And my parents laugh at me when I say I am not getting married.

    • miaau

      Well, I can point out that marriage is about a lot of things other than sex.

      Marriage is like going to the pub with your mates. You go to the pub not only to TELL lies to your mates but also to HEAR lies from your mates. About sex and sports, mostly.

      Marriage is like that heady, intoxicating feeling of the 2nd whiskey of the night.

      Or, and this is possible, I am making things up and throwing metaphors around because, well, I feel like it. Who knows? Is any of this stuff remotely relative to anything else? IS Marriage like a trip to the pub? You go into it with high expectations and leave at 05:00 AM, stumbling around in the dark trying to figure out the correct path, way home, not sure about direction or path, but just DAMN glad you are not alone on the dark path.

    • miaau

      And that is a damn amusing comment!

  • This is disgusting… I can’t find my credit card when I need to order something

    • Original Heretic

      So far, IMO, this is comment of the week!

    • miaau

      Well, can you find the wifes card?

      • HvR

        that one has been maxed out on Candy Crush Saga

        • Hammersteyn

          Or so she says?

    • MonsterCheddar

      XD

  • Nikola

    Finally!!!!

  • MonsterCheddar
    • Hammersteyn

      Bah, I bet he’s yet to scratch the surface of VR porn

      • Guild

        I laughed at this line:
        “a site I’ve never heard of before and have most certainly never used”

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

        • MonsterCheddar

          XD

  • HvR
    • Hammersteyn

      I bet BB-8 is rolling around under the sheets?

      • HvR

        Heard he is being played by legendary one ball actor Launch Armstrong

  • Hammersteyn

    But can the fleshlight make coffee and bring it to you in bed? NO!

    • HvR

      For good reason, imagine you mix up the stroke start and pour coffee buttons

      • Hammersteyn

        So that’s why it burns when I pee?

  • HvR

    Any idea if you can charge your Fleshlight Launch with a Wankband?

  • Magoo

    If you can afford all of the expenses to indulge in this then you can probably get plenty IRL.

  • Ross Woofels Mason

    Wonder how long till Dead Or Alive jump on this, the next “sense” pod is going to make trade shows rather awkward =p.

  • miaau

    Just a thought: Should this article be under the Technology banner, where it is, or under the Entertainment section?

  • TwoLiterSoda

    Hah like u never heard of pornhub, even us women know of the site (and frequent it.)

  • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

    Cough!… so who’s doing the fleshlight review?

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