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The High Notes — Threesome Psychology, Intimacy, Consent

Last updated September 5, 2018

The High Notes: Issue #18

Countering work stress; haptic feedback; intimacy; consent; threesome psychology; vulvas not vaginas; best of sextech


STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

Stressed at the office? In a recent survey in New York, 39% of people said they have masturbated at work.

A European startup called PrimaVR is hooking up adult VR videos to haptic feedback, so that a hand-held controller vibrates when you reach out to the performer. It’s early days, but the aim is to also create holograms that respond to your touch.


A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

The future of sextech — and how it’s transforming intimacy. Well worth a read.

Funding for research in sex is still fairly scarce, but we’re still making discoveries. Here’s 10 things scientists learned about sex in 2016.

Our legal understanding of consent is still evolving — in Switzerland a man was recently convicted of rape for removing a condom during sex without his partner’s consent.

Is it ok to watch adult entertainment in public places? The BBC explores this topic in this week’s magazine.


ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

Here’s some of the psychology behind why we find threesomes so alluring.

Mix up your vulvas with vaginas? Sexational has published a great piece discussing how society is still getting it wrong, and why we need to change the language we’re using. Worth reading.

Finally, Medium have collated some of the best articles on sextech that have been published on their platform (including one of ours!).


END NOTE

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I’ll leave you this week with a cheeky reminder to listen to the Future of Sex podcast. It’s the perfect companion for your commute.

Let’s keep elevating the discussion on pleasure.

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