These days, it probably feels like there’s a smartphone app for just about everything, and you wouldn’t be too far wrong in assuming that’s true. And yes, “everything” absolutely includes vibrators and other sex toys. But don’t write off the idea of app-controlled sex toys as unnecessary just yet.
As with app-based control interfaces for other types of electronics – like your television or home security system – the ability to control your sex toy from an app comes attached to some huge benefits you probably haven’t considered. Here are a few great examples.
1. Apps make up for where flexibility fails
Today’s sex toys have come a long way when it comes to providing an intuitive, user-friendly experience. But even the most thoughtfully placed manual controls can still require a pleasure seeker to be at least somewhat physically flexible. This can make having the experience you really want difficult if you have arthritis or other issues that limit your mobility.
This is no longer the case with an app-controlled sex toy in your corner. Just keep your phone handy in case you want to adjust the intensity or settings of your toy while you’re playing, and you’re all set. So don’t be afraid to consider all the possibilities there.
2. App toys are a must for long-distance relationships
Relationships that start online are no longer unusual. Neither are connections that remain long-distance for a while at the beginning or long-term couples that sometimes need to deal with being physically separated over long periods because of work and other responsibilities. App-based sex toys can be a godsend in long-distance relationships like those.
Sure, you can play together over the phone or on FaceTime, and any type of toy can make the experience more exciting. But you still mostly need to use your imagination, since you can’t physically touch or stimulate each other.
On the other hand, an app-compatible sex toy can be controlled by anyone with the app plus access. That means long-distance couples can participate in their partners’ experiences on an entirely new level. There are pairs of toys for couples that can connect to each other over apps, too, so it’s worth it to explore the possibilities.
3. App-controlled sex toys make public play less risky
Nearly everyone likes the naughty idea of getting a little frisky in public – either by themselves or with a partner – but the idea of getting caught (or arrested) often doesn’t seem worth the thrill. If that sounds like you, then you might want to think about all the ways an app-based sex toy can open up some new possibilities.
Many app-controlled sex toys are designed with discretion in mind, so they have whisper-quiet motors that are next to impossible to detect when they’re running. Quite a few of those toys are also designed to be worn under panties or other foundation wear.
Now imagine what could happen if you were wearing a toy like that and could nonchalantly control it via your smartphone. To the rest of the world, the person with the controls – whether that’s you or a partner – simply looks like they’re checking their social media or the news, like the rest of the free world. But they’re directing a seriously orgasmic pleasure experience.
4. Kick casual encounters up a notch
By now, you’re probably thinking all sorts of naughty things when it comes to how an app-controlled toy can turn up the heat on your sex life. It’s not just solo time or intimate time with your partner that can benefit, either. If you’re one of the many people who are into responsibly enjoying casual encounters, there’s a lot of potential for fun there, too.
Imagine the kind of sparks that would start flying if you hit it off with a stranger at a club or a sex party, disclosed that you’re wearing a vibrator, and invited them to take the reins for a moment. The apps these toys connect to let you grant or revoke access as you please, so it’s a safe way to upgrade just about any encounter, whether online or offline.
5. Spice up your Only Fans
Are you one of the many people who like to earn extra cash via an Only Fans account or a similar option? If you are, app-controlled sex toys can be great ways to incentivize fans and followers to engage more often or be a little more generous as far as thanking you.
In short, apps really are as incredible and useful as they seem. And when you add app-controlled toys to your repertoire, you can start reaping the benefits between the sheets, as well. Shop around for a few options you can see enjoying, experiment a little bit (with or without your partner), and figure out what works for you. You’ll be glad you did!