Sex

Tinder-connected sex toys: Do you want ‘vibes’ from your matches?

By Kitty Knowles 5 January 2017
Summary

Sex toy company OhMiBod wants you to enjoy dating apps like Tinder and Grindr even more.

Today it’s common for dating app matches to end in a hookup. Soon though, your Tinder fitty could be making you orgasm before you even meet.

That’s because one sex toy company is inviting developers to integrate its internet-connected sex toys with your favourite dating platforms.

Meet OhMiBod

American business OhMiBod has created the first bluetooth vibrator to be open sourced for developers.

The possibilities of what could be created are endless, but OhMiBod founder Suki Dunham has already pinpointed how developers could build on what services like Tinder and Grindr already offer.

“Imagine you’re on a dating app and chatting with a potential partner — and they are ‘OMB enabled’ (e.g. pink dot on the screen that signifies a user is in an ‘active’ state much like Facebook Messenger,” she said. “If they are active, it means that they are connected to one of our BlueMotion vibes.”

“The partner could accept an incoming request to take control of their vibrator while in a chat or video session.”

If created such an app could completely shake up our views on traditional dating.

“It allows for virtual intimate experiences without leaving the privacy of your own home,” adds Dunham.

“This concept reshapes the entire idea of virtual or digital foreplay.”

Do you want Tinder vibes?

We’ve already seen how connected sex toys are reshaping our love lives – helping long-distance lovers retain intimacy, or fans of adult content to actually feel live porn performances.

But would you want to give or get pleasure through a dating app, potentially from someone you’d never met? If this is something that appeals, and you’re a developer, you better sign up.

After all, as the OhMiBod website asks: What’s sexier than open source vibrations?

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