Some might even say that this very thing is being encouraged right now, based on how much the web is buzzing about the invention of a "sex selfie stick camera vibrator."
Yes, it's true. An American adult toy company has found a way to combine sex with the self-portraiture tool everyone loves to hate.
It was only a matter of time.
The product shown in the video above, developed by Svakom USA, is offically called the "Gaga Selfie Camera Vibrator" (though it's more commonly being referred to by media outlets right now as the "sex selfie stick.")
Retailing for approximately £119.99 (about $225 CAD) at British adult retailer LoveHoney, the vibrator is 100 per cent waterproof "for shower or bathtub pleasure," holds an eight-hour charge, and is equipped an illuminated HD camera for "a clear view of internal contours and response during stimulation."
Essentially, it allows a woman to film orgasms from the inside of her own vagina — and then upload the footage to a smartphone or computer, if she’s so inclined.
And for those who want to stream live video from their intimate selfie stick, it’s also compatible with Apple’s FaceTime.
"Whether you use it alone or with your partner, get to know your body in its beautiful entirety thanks to the remarkably clear footable this camera captures," reads the product’s description on LoveHoney.co.uk. "Thanks to its FaceTime compatibility, sharing the view with your lover couldn’t be easier, whether you’re sat right next to each other, or miles apart."
The website also mentions that the vibrator is hypoallergenic, ecofriendly, body-safe … and completely sold out.
While not everyone writing about the sex selfie stick seems taken with the idea of erotic "endoscopic exploration" (to borrow Svakom’s words,) it makes sense that this vibrator is flying off the shelves.
LoveHoney’s YouTube video on the product has racked up hundreds of thousands of views since Monday, when The Independent ran a feature on the product, going from just a few thousand clicks to nearly one million by Wednesday afternoon.
Normally we'd show you some examples of how the internet is reacting at this point, but the YouTube comments alone indicate that most of it is rather NSFW.
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