This post is about teledildonics, but I’ll get to that in a second. First I’d like to talk about the Mega Man blaster that is the Kiiroo Fleshlight Launch. This four-pound power pumping machine is something to behold; a true and strong testament to the ever-evolving technological mindset to get ourselves fucked proper. This is not a sex toy, this is an extension of reality that wraps its silicone lips around your manhood like a star’s effect on gravity. Neo took the red pill and put his dick in the Kiiroo Fleshlight Launch.
Poetically horny existence of the Kiiroo Fleshlight Launch aside, it could not exist without its purpose. That purpose is to be there when your partner can not, to be an adequate stand-in as your partner – who is not in the room with you – participates in your long-distance sexual pleasure. Using this amalgamation of machine and masturbatory muscle is not just a solo activity (though it very well could be). Rather, it is just part of an experience that fits within the realm of teledildonics.
The rest of that experience, as I found out, is either akin to trying to staple two pieces of paper together with a hammer, or the greatest technological advancement in mutual sexual pleasure since hot wax.
Kiiroo has a partnership with FeelMe.com, which is currently in open beta. FeelMe links connected devices, generally yours to that of a pornstar or cam performer which you’d watch in VR or standard definition. So, you get that, that part is simple. FeelMe also has an app called FeelConnect which allows you to connect your device to your partner’s device. There are instructions for being in the same room, as well as afar. As the instructional video says, you are now connected to each other. But are you?
If you are in the same room, as I and my partner were when we tested this process, that connection is full of laughter and understanding the purpose of these things. She was using the OhMiBod Fuse (powered by Kiiroo) and I was trying to figure out the Launch. It took me way too long to attach the Fleshlight and figure out the controls for the Launch, even though the instructions were right there. There are swipe controls for speed and stroke, a single button to toggle between manual and Bluetooth connect.
The true selling point of all this connectivity is the teledildonics aspect of it all for the purpose of staying sexually connected in a long-distance relationship. We’ve come (pun intended) a long way since phone sex.
The ideal setup involves two connected devices, webcams for watching your partner get off and the ability to control your partner’s device from afar through the app. So, while she was using the Fuse, I was in the other room making dinner and randomly controlling it via the connected app. Conversely, she could control the stroke and speed of the Launch while eating said dinner.
The controls on the Fuse are awesome. There are numerous selections for vibration patterns, from being able to set patterns via touch on your phone’s screen to syncing it with whatever music is playing. This toy is a lot of fun. The Launch is simple, but so are the dicks that slide into it. I was basically a caveman discovering fire with this thing. I get a ton more pleasure out of sex when my partner is having a great time, so I spent more energy messing with the Fuse and focusing on her enjoyment rather than feeling I needed to spend too much time getting pulled off by a machine.
Yet, this enjoyment in each other’s pleasure is what makes teledildonics so important. With the proliferation of social media, connecting us with people all over the globe, many long-distance relationships are springing up from coast to coast, even countries away. That’s a good thing. We are connecting with humans we might not have ever connected with before. When these relationships turn sexual, keeping that connection alive is integral to a healthy, loving relationship. And that is what these devices offer: touch and feel when the real touch and feel is hundreds or thousands of miles away, touch and feel controlled and curated by your partner whom you can see and hear.
There is a deficit in physical personal connection when we enter into a long-distance relationship. Sure, absence makes the heart grow fonder, but touch and sexual connection is extremely important. The Kiiroo Fleshlight Launch in conjunction with the Fuse (or another Launch or a Fuse with Fuse) and the connected apps create a healthy and energetic alternative to denying yourself the pleasures of sex and touch while staying true to the relationship itself. It’s hard (no pun intended this time) enough to maintain a long-distance relationship, even more difficult when the physical interactions are sparse.
These devices work even better for one’s psychological state of mind when there is an openness in the relationship that allows for solo use. While my partner and I are basically horny for each other every waking minute (and some sleeping minutes), that would be difficult to maintain and arrange over long-distance. Hence the ability to connect your device to cam performers using FeelMe and possibly a VR helmet, if you are so inclined. Just remember to communicate with your partner first. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should be asking permission (unless that’s your bag) but it should mean you are having the right conversations about getting off solo. Mutual agreement on these sorts of things only serves to enhance the pleasure received on your own, knowing you have the blessing of your partner.
To put a bow on it all, while the Kiiroo Fleshlight Launch is a massive device that serves one of man’s most primal instincts, it also serves a deeper need that many in long-distance relationships might be edging for. The ability to connect to your partner, the one who truly turns you on, is something that cannot easily be quantified but can be wholly appreciated. Having been in long-distance relationships myself in the past, I can see the moments when having a connected sexual pleasure device would have brought a deeper sense of connection, one that transcends simple texting and late night phone calls. Sure, it probably wouldn’t have helped with the more layered relationship issues, and we’re not proposing that sex toys are the say-all, end-all solution to LDR problems, but they are a step in the right direction.
Which leads into another point about teledildonics: it’s extremely mutual. There is already so much stigma and trepidation attached to self-pleasure through devices, much less connected devices. Many people believe the only way is with each other, skin to skin. Yet, these folks are missing some of the most glaring stress points in their long-distance relationships, most centering around sex. Not getting any from your partner, to be blunt, can be a massive deterrent to the long-term health of a long-distance relationship. The Kiiroo plan of connecting devices and genitals is a very effective way to keep long-distance relationships fresh, interesting and sexually up to par.
Utilizing teledildonics and connected devices creates a higher level of intensity when you do connect in person. Further posts will delve into building stamina, VR masturbation and virtual sex, all part of the teledildonics experience and all building into a greater sexual connection with yourself and your partner that builds a healthy foundation of open and appreciated sexual satisfaction. There is nothing like the touch of your partner, but these are just ways to make that touch even more important and outstanding.
If this article inspired you, and you’re looking for more toys for remote-fun, check out our post about 6 Remote-Control Sex Toys for Long-Distance Fun!