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Yes, people see straight through male displays of bling (they're only after a fling)

If you're male, and splash your cash on fast cars and shiny things, then those around you likely think you're more interested in a short-term fling than something more romantic, according to a new study. The study, published in Evolutionary Psychological Science, took a group of diverse US undergraduate students and presented …
Richard Speed, 8 May 2018
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Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test

Security researchers have found multiple vulnerabilities in smart sex toys that open up the potential for all sorts of mischief by hackers. The Bluetooth and internet-connected Vibratissimo Panty Buster, and its associated online services, made by German gizmo biz Amor Gummiwaren, are riddled with exploitable privacy flaws, …
John Leyden, 2 Feb 2018
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Brit escorts: Without the internet to keep us safe, we'd be totally screwed

A study into the effect of the internet on professional sex workers has shown the online world keeps them safer, happier in their job, and more able to weed out creepy customers. Researchers at the universities of Leicester and Strathclyde in the UK interviewed 641 courtesans – with a roughly 80/20 per cent female to male …
Iain Thomson, 25 Jan 2018
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What do we want? Consensual fun times. How do we get it? Via an app with blockchain...

Comment "Don't ruin the moment. Asking to sign a contract to have sex can be awkward." Of course the simple answer here should be, you're right – I won't. I'll have a respectful conversation with my partner, and if at any point they say no, we'll stop. But it's 2018 now, so obviously that's not what happens next. Instead we get …
Rebecca Hill, 11 Jan 2018
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Meet R2-DILDO: 'Star Wars' sex toys? This is where the fun begins

Purveyor of, er, marital aids Geeky Sex Toys this month released a "Star Toys" range, a series of intimate tools for him and her brought lovingly to life in the shape of characters from the Star Wars franchise. The battery operated devices hit online shelves to coincide with the release of The Last Jedi, the latest instalment …
Richard Priday, 21 Dec 2017
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Meet the woman with a supernatural affinity for stiff lovers

It takes all sorts to make a world and some on the fringes of life often turn up on daytime TV. And so El Reg was fascinated by the story of Amethyst Realm, who dumped a human in the, er, physical realm to become a ghostbuster banger. Realm, a 27-year-old spiritual guidance consultant, told her tale of the lucky stiffs to …
Paul Kunert, 7 Dec 2017
Couple shocked by something on a smartphone

Stop your moaning, says maker of buggy Bluetooth sex toy

Sex-toy maker Lovsense has told its customers to stop moaning about one of its products, which recorded audio of users as they – ahem – played, and stored it on their Android phones. News of the recording emerged on Reddit where an entity by the name of “tydoctor” wrote “control vibrator app (used to control remote control sex …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Nov 2017
Kate Devlin Register Lecture

Love bots lecture thrills room full of Reg readers

If you’ve ever wondered what the development of AI and robotics might mean for your sex life, you should have been with us last month for our Register Lecture on Sex, AI, Robots and You. Kate Devlin, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, took the capacity audience on a whizzbang …
Team Register, 30 May 2017
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FTC urged to probe easily penetrated telly-enabled teledildonic toy

The US Federal Trade Commission has been urged to launch a probe into a hackable sex toy, which is potentially exposing couples' teledildonic frolics to cyberpervs. Earlier this month, the Siime Eye vibrator was discovered to utilise hard-coded credentials making it "trivial" for attackers to gain unauthorised access to the …

Wi-Fi sex toy with built-in camera fails penetration test

Sex toy designer Svakom decided that a vibrator needed a camera on the end, and it also needed a Wi-Fi access point – with the utterly predictable result that the device is hackable. Pen Test Partners – these jokes just write themselves, really – took a look at the device, and the researchers probably wish they hadn’t, because …
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Smart sex toys firm coughs up $3.75m in privacy lawsuit

A US teledildonics company – if you’re wondering whether that means what it looks like it means, yes it does – has settled a privacy infringement lawsuit for $3.75m. The agreement, reached between two anonymous complainants and Standard Innovation Corporation, will ensure that personal information collected from users of SIC’s …
Clodagh Doyle, 13 Mar 2017
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Success in the bedroom breeds success in the boardroom – research

A healthy sex life at home is apparently linked to better performance at work, according to a study by Oregon State University. Researchers found that regular action makes staff more stimulated and satisfied with their day-to-day grind, according to the survey of 159 married employees. Sexual intercourse triggers the release …
Kat Hall, 7 Mar 2017
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Has your spouse stayed on after Mobile World Congress? This sex doll brothel might be why

Is your significant other staying a little longer at Mobile World Congress than you expected? You may want to ask them about the robo sex house recently installed nearby the mobile extravaganza venue in Barcelona. Billed as “the first sex doll agency in Europe”, Lumidolls offers punters a choice of four silicone dolls with …
Clodagh Doyle, 3 Mar 2017
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Well-rested women in danger of bouncing their men into early grave

Older women getting their full quota of kip are far more likely to be getting a full quota of other types of bedroom action too, research by the North American Menopause Society has shown. The news should bring a smile to the face of male partners of more mature women - except that it has already been proven that men who are …
Clodagh Doyle, 1 Feb 2017
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Police pull up van man engaged in dual carriageway sex act

A randy van man faces three points or a driver education course after he and a female passenger were nabbed in flagrante while whizzing down the A3 at Guildford in Surrey, England, yesterday. Surrey police appear to be conducting a crackdown at the moment on drivers using their mobes while driving. However, we presume a …
Clodagh Doyle, 28 Jan 2017

Italian scientists use fluorescent box to arouse sexually indifferent men

Chaps of a certain age who find their libido fading could do worse than stare at a glaring light source – though not the sort you might be thinking of. Scientists at the University of Siena have found the sort of lightbox used to treat sufferers of seasonal affective disorder enjoyed a boost in sexual satisfaction compared to …
Clodagh Doyle, 19 Sep 2016
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Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

Men of a certain age who enjoy frequent sex are putting themselves at higher risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, US researchers have warned. And just to rub salt in the wounds, older ladies who still enjoy a bit of the other reap positive benefits from frequent nookie. The frankly depressing revelation …
Clodagh Doyle, 6 Sep 2016

It's time for humanity to embrace SEX ROBOTS. For, uh, science, of course

Humankind is still considering whether we could create sex robots – but should we, considering the ethical and legal questions arising from the creation of sex data and non-adult sex robots? During August's extraordinarily warm and enjoyable Electromagnetic Field festival, Dr Kate Devlin, a researcher at Goldsmith's department …

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