Durex has developed a new kind of underwear – indeed, Funderwear – that allows you to touch your partner remotely. It’s not just a scene from terrible Gerard Butler Katherine Heigl movies anymore.
In two accompanying videos, a photogenic pair of designers explain the difference between Fundawear and your average pair of vibrating knickers: the specially created bra and underpants have been fitted with miniature actuators to produce something more like the sensation of touch. There are five of these actuators, the technology used to make mobile phones vibrate, in each cup of the bra, and six more in the pants, with corresponding buttons on the smartphone app.
Basically, you touch your partner by touching buttons on your phone. I’m trying to think of people this would be a great idea for. This is what I’ve got.
1) People who are in long distance relationships. This actually makes sense! I mean, it seems sad, and as though it would remind you that you are not actually touching your partner, but it would probably beat skype sex. Or whatever else people are doing now.
2) People who love doing absolutely everything by their smartphones. You know who you are. You people who magically use them to procure food rather than just calling delivery places like the rest of the world. You are special people.
3) The man who wrote that Katherine Heigl/Gerard Butler movie where she wore vibrating remote controlled underwear to a dinner party. I don’t know what that guy is into, but it feels like a pretty safe bet to say that this would be up his alley.
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