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OMGYES (omgyes.com) of­fers sex-ed videos with a difference. Find out what actually turns women on, learn­ing from the women them­selves as they nar­rate and demon­strate. Then try the tech­niques solo or with a part­ner. There are even ‘touch­able videos’, which use new tech to let you touch the screen and prac­tise what you’ve learnt in a tu­to­rial. An hon­est, real look at fe­male sex­u­al­ity that takes your or­gasm se­ri­ously and adds to your plea­sure tool­box. Nice one, ladies. Ac­cess the con­tent for a one-off fee of $49.

A NEW TYPE OF PARTY

The words ‘sex party’ used to con­jure awks ideas of chuck­ing your keys in a bowl. But luxe events have rev­o­lu­tionised the scene – girls-only Skirt Club branched out to Oz in 2016, fol­lowed by Killing Kit­tens

(KK) ear­lier this year. And KK founder Emma Sayle sees a di­verse fu­ture. “Rather than just the classic house party, we’re do­ing more and more ex­pe­ri­en­tial events – cabaret nights and erotic din­ner par­ties, along with work­shops, re­treat week­ends, naked yoga. Events about ex­plor­ing your sex­u­al­ity and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing new things.” In­trigued? At your first party, just watch and get a feel for it all, sug­gests Sayle.

IN (VIR­TUAL) RE­AL­ITY

One rea­son Cole started her pod­cast in 2016 was the emer­gence of vir­tual re­al­ity in sex tech. “There were these two guys in LA who wanted to cre­ate a scent-re­lease at­tach­ment to a VR headset, so you could look around and be in a hot tub with three su­per­mod­els,” she laughs. “I thought, ‘Wow, that’s fucked!’ But also, what hap­pens in a few years’ time when this tech­nol­ogy is in­side ev­ery­one’s homes rather than just on the fringe? It seemed to have so many eth­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal im­pli­ca­tions, and that’s in­ter­est­ing.” The fast-grow­ing vir­tual world is all about es­capism, adds Sayle. “Ex­pe­ri­en­tial and fantasy-world apps/sites will in­crease as the world we live in gets cra­zier and more stress­ful.” Watch this space.

REM-OHHHTE CON­TROL

It’s not just long-dis­tancers who’ll ap­pre­ci­ate teledil­don­ics – that’s a big word for sex toys that use an in­ter­net connection to let you ‘feel’ your part­ner and what they’re do­ing with their own toy in an­other room, city or even country. “Peo­ple see teledil­don­ics as a novelty right now, but it’s gain­ing steam,” says Cole. For now, try Mys­teryvibe’s Crescendo ($225, mys­teryvibe. com). An app lets some­one else con­trol the vibe within a 30m blue­tooth range (the com­pany’s work­ing on a longer-dis­tance update). You could also go re­mote next time you’re out for din­ner – or in Kmart; what­ever turns you on – with vi­brat­ing knick­ers op­er­ated by a re­mote con­trol (from $64.95, love­honey.com.au). Un­der­wear vibes and cou­ple toys are on the rise, says Hall. That’s team­work.

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