Set aside the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations’ offer to reinvent the condom, condom manufacture Durex is conducting its own research and development — for underwear.
The company unveiled its new “Fundawear” product this week, which is basically a set of undergarments (bras, panties, briefs, etc.) that will vibrate whenever your partner decides you need some sexual attention. Oh, and you can control it from your smartphone — sort of brings new meaning to the definition of phone sex.
According to the demo video, the vibration sensors are supposed to mimic real human touch. You use the smartphone app to specify the portions of your partners body you’d like to stimulate, which are represented through circles on those body parts. When you touch those circles, it activates the underwear’s vibration sensors.
Fundawear isn’t yet available to consumers, so we don’t really know what this kind of tech will set you back. However, the company is running a contest on their Facebook Australia page that offers you a chance to win a set of Fundawear before it goes on sale.
Check out the demo videos below, and please make a slightly inappropriate and witty comment below in our comment section.
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WOW! High-Tech sexual harassment. I would be curious to know if someone other than expensive escorts and onanists will buy it.
Not as raunchy as I expected...but certainly a lot of fun. Would have preferred seeing him/her in a big meeting and getting "touched" remotely. Talk about Power Points...
Why does this sound like a Monty Python episode.
Good grief people how dangerous is this? Maybe when customer service puts you on hold for an hour would it be safe to get a call from 'thriller'.
Now all I need is an app to cool my suit in the summer and an app to WARM my suit in the winter. It will save me a bundle on warm wear and cool wear each season (smile)
This is a harbinger of good news that we have found solutions to all deadly diseases (e.g. Aids, etc.) and so we turn our attention to the most fundamental human need! Please!!!
You need to use vibrating panties before you comment on it.
If someone can invest on reducing pain of people with new drugs and treatments rather than doing funny things like this world may be much beautiful out of tears.
@C_Harkin Very witty :-)
@mbrandizi I agree with Tsel. Sexual harassment on a willing partner? Unless you have some reason how a random woman would come across a vibrating undergarment controlled by some other random man, and then put them on not knowing any difference?
@mbrandizi - Wow spouses and significant others sexual harassing each other you say?! You can't sexually harass the willing... dumbass
@nalin fernando are you saying ALL people should ONLY try to limit pain? I just wonder if the world is more beautiful today because while some people seek to limit pain, others seek to bring joy (two different things). The two combine to make the best world!
@jcagency @nalin fernando I was going to reply something like that. There are many "someone"s working on reducing pain, along with many people working on many other things. I inferred from his statement that this company is wasting resources on something like this rather than something more useful or appropriate. By that logic, I suppose we shouldn't have televisions, movie theaters, bars, or anything else that isn't directed towards some persons perception of a noble cause.
Thus I decided not to reply at all :)