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Vagina Tracking Wearables: Devices That Ramp Up Women’s Pleasure and Sexual Health

Tech is starting to focus on female reproductive health. 

A photo of Minna Life's kGoal.

It hasn’t always been this way. The range of mainstream women’s sanitary products available today is largely limited to absorbent pads and tampons, both cotton-based products. When it comes to sexual activity, vibration and a selection of water, oil, and silicone-based lubricants are pretty much the long of the short of it.

However, now a range of vagina tracking wearables and apps are doing a whole lot more than just absorbing and jiggling. They’re integrating with smartphones and tablets so women can communicate with and receive feedback from their vaginas.

They’re giving women the option of increasing access to their vaginas, for themselves and others, in the same room or a different country. And they’re providing important data so women can keep track of, maintain and even improve their sexual health.

The products

Perhaps you’ve turned your mobile phone to vibrate and put it somewhere discreet when expecting a call from a special someone? Maybe you’ve heard someone in the bathroom cubicle next door weeing stop-start at five-second intervals? If you’re completely unaware on both these points, the first is a makeshift teledildonic sex toy, and the second is a lower abdominal sexercise. What follows below is a list of tailor-made vagina tracking wearables making female genitals more interactive than ever before.

OH-DOMETER (OhMiBod)

The OH-DOMETER by OhMiBod is an interactive app for vaginas. It synchronizes with OhMiBod’s line of remote sex products for women, allowing the user to control her vibrator herself, or hand over the controls to someone else with access to the app.

To start this erotic encounter, couples search for each others’ usernames and request to connect within the OH-DOMETER. Once linked, they can also send recorded voice messages, preset or original text messages, and photos.

In addition to the app’s sensation control functions (Touch, Voice, Tap, Wave, and Rhythm), it also records your orgasms on the Oh-Zone Chart. You can graph orgasms over time to see when you’re most likely to climax. You can also set weekly goals for how often you’d like to feel sexual ecstasy, which you define.

Elvie

Elvie is a vaginal exerciser. If you didn’t get the part above about weeing at intervals, you probably don’t know what a kegel exercise is. Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Strengthening these muscles has been shown to reduce incontinence, help with prolapse problems, aid post-pregnancy recovery, correct lower back pain by improving core stability, and most importantly, improve sexual function.

In 1952, Dr. Arnold Henry Kegel conducted a range of tests and concluded that:

“it has been found that dysfunction of the pubococcygeus [a part the pelvic floor muscle] exists in many women complaining of lack of vaginal feeling during coitus and that in these cases sexual appreciation can be increased by restoring function of the pubococcygeus.”

The Elvie vaginal wearable device couples with an app. Using the app, the user can do a five-minute guided kegel exercise, and receive feedback on her ability to properly contract the pelvic floor. It also provides numerical scores and tracks your progress. Styled as “your most personal trainer,” the makers of Elvie claim it will deliver results in as little as two weeks.

kGoal

Minna Life’s kGoal is similar to Elvie. It’s a vaginal insert device that also comes with an app that leads the user through a series of kegel exercises, providing scores and feedback in a progressive training regime.

Minna Life emphasizes kGoal’s cushioned design and adjustable exterior arm. The cushioned section, which goes inside the vagina, has a valve that allows the user to inflate it to a comfortable size. The company claims this feature makes the device a comfortable fit for 95% of women. It also claims that the vagina can change in shape as the user progresses, so an adjustable device will be important at some point.

Vaginal Awareness

The reality of these products is that they are innovations of design. They rely on precision engineering and technologies like pressure sensors, wifi, mobile apps, social networking, statistics, and synchronization. All of these functions have been around for some time, but it’s only recently that they’ve been collected into devices designed to work with and elaborate people’s understandings of their vaginas.

These products are trying to unearth a broader social role for the modern day vagina, which for many is still an uncomfortable subject.

Image source: Minna Life

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