The High Notes — Issue #8

21st August | Issue #8

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STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a sex researcher? In this short video, the wonderful Dr Nicole Prause shares her experiences in what is still considered a controversial field.

Researchers from MIT and Microsoft have created a ‘smart’ (and beautiful) gold tattoo that can control your phone. Think of the possibilities…


A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers. Or porn. But can sex help to drive innovation in VR? This blog post looks at wider uses of the technology within sextech and beyond.

Would you ever 3-d print a copy of your genitals? The Memo are suggesting 5 reasons why the concept is a good idea, with examples from French sex education to research on people’s preferences.

Considering the fast pace of change around what is deemed acceptable on the internet, this journalist argues sexters should probably care a little more about porn laws. A thought provoking piece.

This article provides an intriguing look into the lives of dominatrixes who provide submission and humiliation services on Twitter.


ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

Huge thanks to a THN reader for sending us this: one topic we’re always asked about is the future of robotics and sex. Interestingly, this month gaming company Square Enix hosted a conference on the future of human augmentation and bioethics. Check out a review of the event here, and a fascinating ethical framework for human augmentation they came up with. It’s by no means comprehensive but it’s certainly an interesting start.

Finally, as Rio 2016 comes to an end, the media are still asking the question: does sex make you a better athlete? Bustle spoke to a psychological performance coach to try to get to the bottom of the matter. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as you’d think!


END NOTE

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Let’s keep elevating the discussion on pleasure.

Yours,

Stephanie Alys x