Wearable devices are becoming a bit saucy. They are not just about keeping you healthy, creatives are thinking outside the box when it comes to get you excited. Imagine erotic wearable jewellery with the ability to mimic the breath of a lover. Sounds too good to be true? Well, let’s explore.
Designed to challenge traditional ideas of eroticism, the out there idea came about via Royal College of Art MA student Wan Tseng. With a background in industrial design, Tseng’s idea is centered around producing a range of sensual wearable technology accessories. Named the Wisp project, it has been designed to focus on women’s sexual desire.
With each device made from silicone, Tseng has designed them to emulate subtle sensations. One of the pieces, a smart bracelet, will not only monitor your arousal levels, but it can also send messages to your partner. Great huh? On this Tseng shared with IBTimes, “Sex is still an unspoken issue in many areas in the UK, sex happens behind closed doors, even though it is really happening all around us. The goal of ‘Wisp’ is to bring up a conversation to shift a taboo to daily topic. Also, it is an education tool for girls to explore their bodies.”
The main objective of her erotic wearable is more about the build up of relaxed sensuality rather than chasing the ultimate orgasm. Tseng believes that women prefer auditory stimulation over visual stimulation. On this she explained, “‘Wisp’ is looking into the new ways of interaction for female sexual arousal. For example, women are easier to arouse by auditory stimulation, atmosphere and environmental condition instead of visual effects.”
Evoking conversation on the role that technology can play when it comes to female sexuality, we can appreciate her sensory pieces with air blowing mechanism and the auditory simulator that will give you the feeling of someone whispering in your ear. The collection was part of Tseng’s final project for the Innovation Design Engineering course, run jointly by the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial, and the Royal College of Art.