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The High Notes — BDSM, Nipple Piercings, Female Bosses

Last updated September 5, 2018

The High Notes: Issue #12

BDSM mind states; customisation; female directors; sex robots; nipple piercings


STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

A new scientific study suggests that BDSM may have the power to elevate your consciousness. Measuring key stress indicators of couples enacting a scene, researchers found they experienced a mental state of flow similar to athletes & musicians.

A street artist is covering walls in Belgium with sexually explicit graffiti. #SauvezLePenis

Want your own 3D printed clitoris? A French educator has made models available to buy. Or, if you have your own printer, follow the links for the data files.

Image: Breathtakingly on Flickr

A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

Fancy covering yourself in paint and getting down on a canvas with your partner? You’re not alone. How customisation and personalisation are coming to sex & tech.

Flex, the company that makes an alternative to tampons that you can wear during sex, just raised a $3m funding round to continue product development.

Ladies! Like making films? The amazing Erika Lust is funding the next generation of female porn directors.


ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

In 2013, China overtook Japan as the biggest consumer of industrial robots in the world. A reporter from Vice visited a shop in the Hunan province to investigate their progress making sex robots.

Researchers at MIT are developing smart homes that respond to your emotions.

Broadly investigates the titillating rise in nipple piercings.

Image: Broadly

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This week I’m speaking about the future of sextech at Apps World in London. We’ll cover design, user experience, VR and hookup apps. I’d be really interested if anyone has opinions on this — are there any apps that you particularly love / use frequently? Comment below and let me know.

Let’s keep elevating the discussion on pleasure.

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