“We’re at the precipice of social change” when it comes to female sex tech says Lora DiCarlo

Sexual health technology for women is finally gaining acceptance according to founder of sextech startup Lora DiCarlo, who returned to CES this year with two new robotic massagers after its Osé product was banned in 2019 for being “immoral”. Consumer robotics company Lora DiCarlo unveiled two new additions to its Osé family of “bio-mimetic pleasure […]

Happy City photography series captures Santo Domingo’s “extravagant love motels”

Love motels in Santo Domingo disguised as grand palacial structures and quiet communities feature in this photo set by American photographer Kurt Hollander. The Happy City series documents a number of motels used for sex, built among car repair shops, gas stations and parks on the outskirts of Santo Domingo – the capital city of […]

Kamila Rudnicka designs at-home insemination kit for use as part of sex

Polish designer Kamila Rudnicka has created an artificial insemination tool that doubles up as a sex toy, in the hopes of restoring pleasure to an often clinical process. Like other self-insemination aids, it allows the intimate process of conception to be carried out in the comfort and privacy of the home. But in place of […]

House installed inside MAAT gallery to draw parallels between queerness and incarceration

Portuguese artists João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira have erected a two-storey building inside the MAAT in Lisbon, filled with references to “dissident forms of sexuality”. Visitors are invited to enter the dark, mysterious structure, where they find a two-storey interior containing what looks like the cells and wash room of a prison, but […]

Approved, Not Approved campaign fights “singular narrative” in advertising

Sex-toy designers Polly Rodriguez and Alexandra Fine have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the bias selection process of adverts, which “plagues” female-focused sexual wellness companies. The Approved Not Approved campaign and online quiz aims to help the public understand how ad guidelines are “selectively enforced” when it comes to sex-related content – particularly […]

Ripple masturbation suit offers sex aid to people with disabilities

Designers Hsin-Jou Huang, Szu-Ying Lai and Chia-Ning Hsu help people with disabilities to fulfil their sexual needs with a three-part masturbation tool that includes a bodysuit, a mask and a remote control. The sex aid kit, called Ripple, is designed for people with moderate to severe functional limitations, who require caregivers to assist them in day-to-day […]

Unbound Babes disguises vibrating sex toy as ring

Palma by Unbound Babes is a waterproof sex toy disguised as piece of jewellery that can twist, tilt and be tapped to produce different vibrations. Made from surgical grade stainless steel, the vibrator is attached to a band so that it can be worn as a ring. The faceted shape of the vibrator tapers at one […]

Wild Flower launches gender-neutral sex toy Enby for “all of life’s transitions”

The first sex toy created by retailer Wild Flower is a genderless object meant to suit a variety of bodies. Named Enby after the acronym NB, short for non-binary, the vibrator is designed to appeal to users across all genders, with an abstracted shape and open-ended functionality. “[We] wanted to create a toy that could […]

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