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The High Notes — Libido, Orgies, VR

Last updated September 5, 2018

The High Notes: Issue #11

Virtual Reality; Bi Visibility day; libido; birthday orgy; sexy algorithms.


This week, I sat down for dinner (and copious amounts of wine) with just over a dozen London women who work in or write about sextech. To introduce ourselves and get the conversation flowing, we asked them:

What are you most looking forward to in the future of sextech?

A standout winner was Virtual Reality. Sex is certainly a big driver of this tech — with over 38% of headsets reportedly being bought by people who want adult entertainment. So I decided to drop a few VR articles in this Issue.

What excites you about the future of sextech? We’d love to know – comment on the post below!


STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

In San Francisco, Badoink VR gave passerbys their first VR porn experience. Watch their reactions here!

A new piece of tech revently unveiled in Tokyo is a VR headset which monitors the wearer’s brainwaves. The device shows you a variety of possible partners — before choosing your ideal partner based on your reaction. Would you trust tech to pick your perfect date?

Image: Badoink VR

A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

With so many copies and versions available — it’s easy to forget Kama Sutra is a 2,000 year old text. What’s actually in the original? Refinery29 provides a handy guide.

September 23rd was Bi Visibility day: an annual celebration of bisexuality. With studies showing a sharp increase in people identifying as bisexual, Vice sat down with author Kate Harrad to discuss her new book on the topic. Definitely worth a read if you’re curious about this cultural shift!

Do men have a stronger sex drive than women? Do we desire sex less as we age? This article discusses some of the existing research on the human libido.


ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

Recommended group sex article of the week: “My girlfriend wanted an orgy for her birthday. Here’s how we pulled it off.”

If you open Google, and search for the word “sexy”, what comes up? As Girl on The Net writes, your results are very likely to be quite narrow. How can an algorithm determine what we find attractive?

The rise of Virtual Reality porn is beginning to catch Silicon Valley’s attention, but is it missing something for the female population? Forbes took an in-depth look this week at the growing industry, and some of its key players.

What’s next for VR? This less-sex more-tech article discusses how the technology will be shaped over the next few years. Still interesting for those of us curious about VR porn!

And finally,

The rainbow flag that symbolises gay pride has been sent into space for the first time.

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