Been busy coding for some new projects I will hopefully either
announce soon or stop working on and forget to post the code to github
In the mean time, I've been doing more writing for medium. Doing some
"Past-Present-Future" posts lined up with the releases of new toys
Vibease, and probably
LovePalz soon), just to get some knowledge
of history out of interfaces out there.
That right there is a picture of an
for Vibease, the Singapore based vibrator
company that's been making its way through startup competitions for
the past couple of years. They're looking for $15,000 as a pre-order
campaign. As of me typing this, they're already 50% of the way
By way of example, and not limitation, your promise means you will
not use the Service:
To offer, sell or distribute:
Bullying, harassing, obscene or pornographic items, sexually
oriented or explicit materials or services
I suppose sex toys aren't really materials or services, if you want to
be pedantic about it. So Offbeatr is still the place to go for porn,
but Indiegogo is fine for sex toys!
Honestly, Kickstarter may be the same way. Going back through their
terms of service, I only see references to "obscene". The project
No offensive material (hate speech, etc.); pornographic material; or
projects endorsing or opposing a political candidate.
No bath, beauty, and cosmetic products; electronic surveillance
equipment; eyewear (sunglasses, prescription glasses, and others);
firearms, weapons, knives, weapon accessories, and replicas of
weapons; medical, health, safety, and personal care products; or
After some searching, I found a sex toy related project on Kickstarter
that made it all the way through funding. The
ChillDil Sex Toy Sleeve
got the $500 it was looking for to make thermal sleeves for dildos.
That's about all I could find though.
Now we know toys can survive on the larger crowdfunding sites, while
porn is still stuck on Offbeatr. But what's something you can do on
indiegogo that you can't on kickstater?
the Oral Sex Lube that's good for your teeth! Not since a floor
cleaner that's also a dessert topping have we seen innovation like
this! Of course it's a personal care product so this wouldn't see the
light of day on kickstarter, but all it needs is $5000 to make sure
you're keepin' them whites pearly while getting some white pearls!
Backing up a bit. For anyone who can't parse the title,
Custom Maid 3D is a
game where you make your own custom maid in 3D. If you are reading
this site and don't have a prior understanding of japanese maid
culture, well, I guess I'm impressed?
Here's a clip from the game on youtube. Even while staying in content
guidelines, you can, uh, get the idea.
It allows for tracking of stroke speed and depth (not sure on exact
technical details, still need to actually pick one up and write
drivers for it), similar to the interactive fleshlight or vstroker.
This means you can look around while also having immersive control.
the producers of CustomMaid3D have released a beta patch to enable the
"Ju-C VR" experience, allowing use of an
oculus rift along with the Ju-C Air. This means
they beat out Sinful Robot,
VR Sex Kit, and probably others than I'm
forgetting in terms of getting an immersive 3D porn environment out to
the masses (or at least the masses that have one of the oculus dev
units and a japanese sex game).
That's the view the Oculus Rift gets of the game. If you don't own an
Oculus Rift, try masturbating while concentrating on the middle and
crossing your eyes until the images line up. Should "snap" into 3D
once you get it right.
Translation of this whole article: You can spend at least a grand in
cash for the setup, plus many 10's of minutes setting everything up,
in order to get a queasy boner when both your view AND thrusting are
slightly lagged. FUTURE!
The week I wrote [Carpet Rash] I read three Phillip K Dick Books and
I was probably getting high a lot as well. Later on I was at Mikey's
house and he showed me a basic demo of a new song he had and I was
thinking about this weird futuristic sex dream. It was basically
about a guy trying to make it with a robot in all these different
situations. I guess that song is about being really disappointed
with the future. In the 80's there was a show in Australia called
beyond 2000 and every week it would show you what we'd be capable of
doing in the future. It was all crap and I remember being young and
thinking "shits gonna be so fucking cool," but then when we get here
the future is just more terrifying instances of what we have now. In
between the 50's and 2001, American culture was always about how the
future is going to be fucking great. But then 9/11 happened and the
myth of a great future disappeared. At the time I was pretty deep
into utopian and anarchist communist politics, and then when 9/11
happened I just totally lost all sense of the future. So basically
that song is about a guy who got a robot to have sex with but it
turns out he's not enjoying it at all.