Interactive Sex Toys (Teledildonics/ Smart Vibrator) on Cam
Most major webcam chat sites now support cyber dildonics play such that the viewers can remotely control the “smart sex toy” model wear. With the popularity of smartphones and people are started to be familiar with Bluetooth pairing (especially more and more people like to use selfie-sticks to take pictures), interactive teledildonics aka cyberdildonics sex toys are spreading all over online webcam chat sites.
What is interactive sex toys
It is also called interactive sex toys because it’s not like the classic solo sex toy in which the wearer controls it himself/herself, it’s controlled by someone else.
The viewer tips via the cam site, the tip amount received will trigger the browser extension and the browser extension will turn on the interactive sex toy with pre-set intensity and duration via the Bluetooth connection.
Development of interactive sex toys
We have seen remote-controlled sex toys used in Sakuralive a few years back but it was relying on the cam site’s own software to implement the control. It’s self-contained and it hasn’t attracted competitors to compete in this field.
By 2014, Ohmibod, the sound controlled vibrator which dates back to 2008 when it was working with ipod, has configured it to work with Android phones and iPhones. Since then, many cam girls started to use Ohmibod on webcam to get tips from viewers. The models choose how intense the toy react by responding to the tip sound of the viewers. This was a hugh success at first (as seen on Chaturbate.com) though later on many viewers believe that the models fake their reactions and doesn’t believe that the toy really react to the tip sound accordingly. This became very controversial and has divided the viewer crowd to love-it or hate-it. See my post about the Ohmibod-fake chaos.
Roughly at the same time, Flirt4free has introduced Kiiroo to their site. It wasn’t a hit because to fully enjoy the experience, the viewers are best to own a toy to receive the intimate reactions of the model. It’s not cheap and even the viewer finally bought one for himself, there are not many other cam sites you can use it on, so it has very limited use. Even now, Dec 2016, I can see 90% of the girls in the interactive section of Flirt4free are using Ohmibod while only a few still stuck with Kiiroo.
By 2016, Lovense started to pick up. See trend above. Put your mouse over the chart to see data of different period.
Lovense is better than Ohmibod in the way that it’s not just reacted to sound. The model can use a browser extension to set up the intensity and duration of the toy in response to different tip levels. It’s definitely growing. It just needs the PR of Lovense to work harder and be more innovative to add more features to make it fly.
Just now, I receive a notification from xLoveCam that the top 300 cam models get a sound-reacted sex toy called Doreen. We are surely going to see a lot more remote-controlled sex toys on cam in 2017!
Updated status of interactive sex toys on porn cam in 2021
As Ohmidbod has started early in the cam industry, they are leading for a while. It reached its peak around Christmas in 2017 and continued to lead for another 3 quarters.
In 2019, with the introduction of the USB Bluetooth adapter and Lush 2 by Lovense, Ohmidbod has lost its steam and Lovense has successfully taken over the adult cam models market and has replaced Ohmidbod to be the top commonly used sex toys on cam.
In 2021, Lush 3 by Lovense was born. It boasts about longer battery life, better connection, etc. But it is almost double the price of the Lush(1), $119 vs $69. I believe most camgirls are happy to save $50 and stay with the original Lush. Sex toys are consumables after all. For more stories and history about interactive sex toys, please check out my latest post here.