At the 2018 Asian Adult Entertainment Expo, company BBK presented a seminar campaigning upcoming technology that takes disconnected online sex to immersive sex. The proposed sex experience in the metaverse is further embodied by adding smell
, gloves and body captors to increase “realness”. Their technology specifically included virtual reality headsets and wireless masturbators. Additionally, BBK allows users to customise their very own cyber lover – cue NSFW Sims for consenting adults. Female-led companies are currently pioneering the way, with brands like Lioness
, championing innovative award-winning technology described as the “Fitbits of female orgasms”. Additionally, there is the buzz about “teledildonics”,
the intersection between sex toys and the smartphone. This allows greater immersion, for example, for long-distance connections between lovers, Omegle chat meet-ers or sex-cam customers
. However, like all tech industries, the sex tech industry collects data to improve the aforementioned experiences. Which leads me to question, how do we control privacy
in this way? Do I need my orgasm being used on a feedback data loop? Is it selfish to not want better orgasms for all? Or is that our sacred practice that should be patented for our own usage? The sexverse
, an arm of the metaverse, currently seems to have more questions than answers.