All Articles
All Articles

New Sexcessories


New Sexcessories

From vibrators with a memory to the ultimate male masturbation device, a round-up of the latest high-tech sex toys

by Maggie York-Worth
on 03 March 2010

While the vibrator was invented just shortly after Edison created the electric light, it's only recently that adult toys have begun to fully tap the power of technology. From vibrators that sync with iPods to toys purposefully designed for using in water, the industry is challenging both the way sex toys are designed and the way we think about them. Highlighted below, check out some of the latest "sexcessories" that apply a modern approach to stimulation.

Ola Memorable Vibrator

Created by newcomer Minna, the Ola vibrator (pictured at right) reacts to how it's squeezed, remembering the rhythm pattern for the ultimate in personal satisfaction. Officially launching later this year, the Ola will sell online along with a collection of smartly designed products for intimate activity.

ola-toy1.jpg ola-toy2.jpg
We Vibe Couples Vibrator

The unique We Vibe vibrator is designed to maximize both internal and external stimulation. Made of medical-grade silicone, the flexible "zero maintenance" vibrator features a powerful motor on each end and a slim profile that doesn't interfere. It sells online or at Babeland stores in NYC for around $100.

Tenga Flip Hole

Newly introduced to the U.S. market, the Flip Hole (pictured at left) demonstrates Tenga's remarkable capability to remain a front-runner in adult toys for men.

The reusable hole takes male masturbation to the next level, adding a complex interior shape with each centimeter lending a different sensation—check out the video for a detailed description.

Opening up for easy cleaning and a complete air dry, it also improves upon the hard-to-wash sleeve design of the popular Fleshlight. The Flip Hole sells for $110 from Tenga.

Tenga Egg

Tenga also offers the Egg, a smaller, simpler version of the Flip Hole (pictured above). A silicone oval with three different patterns within the soft silicone interior, the Egg stretches and flips inside out for ease of use and cleanliness. It runs $35 for a set of three, sold from Tenga, where you can also check out their new accessories and creams for further control over masturbatory experiences.

Ohmibod Freestyle Wireless Vibrator

Ohmibod's musically-inspired vibes already have quite the following, but 2010 sees the pleasure toy go wireless with their updated version called the Freestyle. Simply connect the wireless transmitter to an iPod or other mp3 player using the mini jack and the Freestyle's high-powered motor vibrates to the rhythm of the music. The vibe retails online for $130.

Sex in the Shower

Designed specifically for use in water, Amazon.

jejoue-1-1.jpg sasi-1-1.jpg
Je Joue

Je Joue offers two varieties of vibrators in four colorways, each with specific purpose. The G-Ki's space-age look matches its adjustable design, which is light years ahead of the average vibrator. With two heads—one long and slender the other wide and curved—the G-Ki changes shape from a hook to a subtle half-moon. Its ergonomic design maximizes all areas of a female's anatomy and is perfect for couples' use. Pre-order it from Je Joue.

"The closest thing to the tip of the tongue," the SaSi ($150) is a hand-held vibrator that memorizes which of its five patterns move you the most. Learn more about the G-Ki and SaSi from the Je Joue website, where you can watch directional videos and find a local retailer.


An original juggernaut of the modern sex toy industry, Swedish label Lelo offers a line of toys boasting clean, minimalist shapes and materials. The Tor ($109), an elegant take on the classic gentleman’s ring (above left), features six stimulation modes that adapt to the user's desires. The Mia ($64), a discreet, lipstick-size travel vibrator, doesn't sacrifice quality with size and conveniently recharges through a USB port. Lelo also offers a "Luxe" version, which casts their favored toys in steel or gold.

Zini_Deux.jpg Zini_Deux_1.jpg
Zini Duex

This two-part toy, designed for use by couples and inspired by yin and yang, vibrates in tandem for a whole new foreplay experience. Both pieces feature 10 modes and five speeds and sells from Liberator for $175.

The CH25 is a showcase of creators and innovators from a broad range of disciplines who are currently working to drive the world forward.

Douglas Riboud + Justin Guilbert

How a mission to create great coconut water led to a whole new way of doing business

Read More
We’ve made a conscious decision to be as transparent and honest as we can, and let people decide for themselves

Joshua Harker

Pushing the boundaries of sculpture with intricate 3D printing

Read More
My intent was to explore and depict the architecture of the imagination, to interpret and share forms evident in the mind’s eye

Sabine Seymour

A future where smart clothes are as ubiquitous as zippers

Read More
In the future you will not buy a piece of 'functional' clothing without SoftSpot

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Documenting the slow, troubling change in Braddock, Pennsylvania

Read More
I am not a journalist, I am a conceptual documentary artist using my visual expression for building narratives that are unseen and unheard

Lulu Mickelson

A civic leader bringing change to NYC through design

Read More
Human-centered design is one of the many tools that we can use to better engage the public

Pauline van Dongen

The Dutch designer blazing the wearable technology path

Read More
I’m fascinated by concepts of change, movement, energy and perception; since they are closely related to the way we experience the world

Tarren Wolfe

The next-generation appliance making kitchens greener—literally

Read More
Our goal is to provide food for everyone in the world, and the best place to start is in our very own community

Kathleen Supové

The NYC performance artist who’s radically reinventing the piano recital

Read More
I like pieces that are virtuosic, that show off the piano and what it can do, and are awe-inspiring

Meredith Perry

How searching the Internet helped a 22-year-old invent wireless electricity

Read More
It’s not about where the information is, it’s about how you use the tools

Tal Danino

The bioengineer who’s programming DNA to fight cancer

Read More
[Manipulating genes] is very new, people are just learning how to program these organisms

Melissa Kushner

Addressing the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi through microenterprise

Read More
Poverty is complicated, there is an increasing temptation and pressure in the development space to oversimplify things

Corinne Joachim Sanon

The chocolatier bringing social change to Haiti and bean-to-bar chocolate to the world

Read More
Seeing the poverty surrounding me and the lack of jobs and opportunity bothered me

Dan Barasch + James Ramsey

A quest to make the future brighter—underground

Read More
We both share a passion for groundbreaking technology and a shared love of New York

Alex Kalman

The tiny museum in Manhattan that’s redefining museums

Read More
The mission is to put this small simple and powerful tool into the hands of as many people as possible

Eelke Plasmeijer

The locally driven restaurant that’s upending Balinese food culture

Read More
We really try to keep things simple and let the produce do the talking

George Arriola and Monohm

An heirloom electronic for the post-smartphone era

Read More
We agonized during the design process as all hyper-obsessed craftspeople should

Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes

The young filmmaker and non-profit founder who just wants people to follow their dreams

Read More
I feel confident and ready to accomplish so much more, the movement is on

Roxie Darling

From un-shampoo to transgender identity, the NYC colorist boldly defining the next chapter of hair

Read More
Hair color is as much a science as it is a craft

Cynthia Breazeal

How an emotional, empathetic robot named Jibo stands to revolutionize communication

Read More
The thing that's so provocative about social robots is that it's fundamentally a community technology

Kegan Schouwenburg

Revolutionizing orthotics through 3D-printed insoles

Read More
What orthotics do is they effectively change the geometry of what your alignment is like

Jonathan Sparks

Reinventing electronic music by inventing multi-disciplinary instruments

Read More
Recorded music is becoming so cheap, so the value of music is now in live performance

Marcus Weller

Using technology to turn motorcycle helmet design on its head

Read More
I was taken aback both by the number of people that doubted it, and by the equally large number of people that got behind it

Vanessa Newman

Redesigning pregnancy for the post-gender generation with Butchbaby & Co.

Read More
I want my customers to feel comfortable and unchanged, in that becoming pregnant didn't take away from or compromise their identity

Sarah Kunst

The entrepreneur single-handedly changing the landscape for women in tech

Read More
People who live on a planet that is half women but can never seem to find any when they need one, I have solved your problem

Matt Kenyon

Fusing art and technology to disrupt concepts of corporate America

Read More
I want the work to live in the world and circulate, so it can generate more dialogue
Loading More...