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2010 was a banner year for advancements in the future of...sex. Here's our list of five inventions, from molecular condoms to a topical solution for premature ejaculation.
From robots to spray-on condoms, the year was impressive for its dedication to the act of reproduction.
And we're not just being cheeky, either -- there's some serious science in the list below.
We found five inventions that might someday see the light of day and influence the future of sex.
(And if you're wondering, yes, some of the links in this post are not safe for work.)
Surely, these inventors get an A for effort:
1. Sex robot Roxxxy: The world's first robot girlfriend was designed to engage in conversation. The creator reasoned that, "sex only goes so far – then you want to be able to talk to the person."
She's everything a man could ever want in a woman. (Or maybe not.) But the ultimate artificial partner doesn't include laundry, dishwashing or dog-walking programming to assist you in living life -- so perhaps we'll have to wait until 2011 for a $7,000 robot can satisfy both practical and carnal needs.
(Don't worry, lonely ladies: a male robot is coming soon, too. Yes, Rocky could be the robot of your dreams.)
2. Spray-on condoms: The concept of the spray-on-condom comes from a desire to have a better fitting barrier to accidental pregnancy, and was inspired, oddly enough, by a drive-through car wash. Researchers at the German Institute for Condom Consultancy (how about that!) thought the future of sex involved a man inserting his penis into a device that sprays latex on it.
A good idea -- in theory. But during clinical trials, the spraying contraption made a loud hissing sound and apparently killed the mood. Plus, some trial participants thought the machine was intimidating.
3. Rape-fighting condoms: Rape-aXe is a female condom with teeth. Inserted like a tampon, it's akin to a miniature bear trap, with hooks -- that only a doctor can remove, mind you -- that attach to the perpetrator. (It's designed not to break any skin, however.)
Cringe-worthy for sure, but one tool in the fight against this social problem. One problem: critics say the device doesn't address the trauma of rape. (Not to mention the impracticality of the user wearing one.)
4. Spray-on "Viagra": The pharmaceutical industry wants to play in the bedroom, too. A topical spray called PSD502 is said to "enhance" male performance time, extending it six-fold. It's not for casual use, though -- the spray is a form of treatment for men who have been clinically diagnosed with premature ejaculation.
5. Molecular condom for women: This novel condom releases anti-HIV drugs when the gel comes into contact with semen during sex. The polymer gel blocks viral particles when it reacts to semen and forms a tight mesh. The gel is intended to stop the virus from moving from the semen to the walls of the vaginal tissue. Researchers think molecular condoms could provide a chemical line of defense against HIV -- something a conventional condom isn't capable of.
Dec 22, 2010
Thanks a lot for discussing this matter. I concur with your conclusions. The points that the data stated are all first hand on actual experiences even help more.
Hmm... Roxxxy? Do guys want a female sex robot for conversation?!?! Now with Rocky, on the other hand, maybe women could find a man who will finally listen to them afterwards... Does a spray-on condom leave room for... well you, know... the little resevoir at the end? I mean, besides killing the mood and all. "Wait a minure, baby... here spray this on. Oops, that was the pepper spray." Now Rape-Axe. Ouch! Being only removeable by a doctor it should be popular with some middle eastern dads. However, in that is has teeth, but doesn't break the skin... well... no further comment. Boonsri, are these really "advances"?
Wow! Sex is great and I really enjoy it, but to say it is the ultimate pleasure jor55 - well, I feel sorry for you.
Life is short, sex is a brief interlude in our individual journeys to our individual destinies, in which we can forget our mortality and enjoy the physical and mental contact with another human being, giving and receiving pleasure, all for the moment. Anything that makes these contacts more pleasurable and safer for both sexes is a good thing. I hope they can make the spray on condoms of a texture that provides significant pleasure to my partner. I also hope they can come up with solutions that enable us )male and female) to give pleasure to our partners, regarless of age or physical condition. Sex is for every age and is the ultimate pleasure.
Interesting article. No, I'm not going to make any snide comments (this time), but I did get a hackle or two up when I came to the end of the article and found that it ended with a preposition! Should be "something which a conventional condom isn't capable."