Is This the Future of Sex Toys? Plus, Win a Sqweel 2!
on Sep 10, 2013
It's a very exciting time right now in the world of sex toys.
We're seeing more and more innovation, and new pleasure products are pushing the boundaries of our deepest desires.
This had me wondering, could 3D printing be the future of sex toys?
We use a 3D printer at Lovehoney HQ for product research and development as well as for printing useful items like christmas decorations (pictured here).
Now you have a chance to get your incredible sex toy ideas turned into prototypes printing on our machines and eventually full-blown sex toys for the consumer market, enter the Design a Sex Toy Competition before September 16th. This is your chance to be part of the future of pleasure products!
Read on to find out more about the future of sex toy technology, and enter to win an innovative Sqweel 2 before September 27th, winner of our first design a sex toy competition!
- Did you know Lovehoney has a 3D printer that we use to develop our own brand sex toys? "There's a big difference between seeing sketches of a clitoral vibrator and holding one in your hand. With our 3D printer, we don't have to create lots and lots of prototypes - we can just use the 3D printer to check sizes and angles and when we're happy and have the most ergonomic shape we can ask for a real working model." [Could 3D Printing Be The Future Of Sex Toys? - Lovehoney.co.uk]
- Is this innovation always a good thing or does simplicity still have its benefits? A recent article at vice.com takes a look at sex toy development from some of our favorite manufacturers including Lelo and Aneros, finding that we could be moving away from complex user interfaces to those that are simple and user friendly. Proving that sometimes innovating can mean simplifying. "In fact, too much innovation can sometimes be a problem, too; no one wants to use a toy that requires a master's degree to operate, no matter how high-quality it is." [The Shape of Sex Toys to Come]
- Jay Leno should be the host for this post. He was eager to show off the Sqweel when it first came on the scene, and it turns out he's also a 3D printer power user. I wonder if he's got any sex toy designs in the works? What else is in store for the future of 3D printing? This infographic provides a look at the future of this growing technology. [The future of 3D printing: Infographic]
- 3D printing sex toys could mean the ability to create these intimate objects discreetly in the privacy of your own home. But even if you print out your dream dildo, it won't be body safe straight off the press. To created a body safe version of your printed toy you will need a mould and some silicone. Try the Cloneboy Personal Dildo Mould to create a smooth silicone replica from yourself, or your 3D printed masterpiece.
Would you like to see your sex toy design come to life via 3D printing and for sale on Lovehoney.com? Now's your chance! Enter your sex toy design in our Sex Toy Design Contest before September 16th! Trevor Murphy the designer of the Sqweel (now the Sqweel 2) was our first winner. He's earned over $150,000 in royalities from sales of Sqweel 2 so far. Could you be next?
Here's a video from Nerd Alert, "Will Sex Toys Promote 3D Printing?"
Congratulations to Tess, the winner of the BlueBella Madison Lingerie from our last giveaway. Now's your turn! Comment below for a chance to win a Sqweel 2 before September 27th. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. If you have an idea for a sex toy design submit it right here before the September 16th deadline!
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