03 December 2008

Long Distance Sex? This Might Help

Modern long distance romances and marriages are made easier by low cost communications options available. But wouldn't it be nice to be sexually intimate with your distant lover even when 3,000 miles away? 5,000? 10,000? A convincing illusion of long distance sex may be closer than you think.
In the first experiment, the head of a shop dummy was fitted with two cameras connected to two small screens placed in front of the subjects' eyes, so that they saw what the dummy "saw." When the dummy's camera eyes and a subject's head were directed downwards, the subject saw the dummy's body where he/she would normally have seen his/her own.

The illusion of body-swapping was created when the scientist touched the stomach of both with two sticks. The subject could then see that the mannequin's stomach was being touched while feeling (but not seeing) a similar sensation on his/her own stomach. As a result, the subject developed a powerful sensation that the mannequin's body was his/her own. _SD
The subjects reacted with fear when the mannequin was threatened with a knife.

The effect even worked with another person--instead of a mannequin--used as the "host body." It even worked with persons of a different sex than the subject.
The object of the project was to learn more about how the brain constructs an internal image of the body. The knowledge that the sense of corporal identification/self-perception can be manipulated to make people believe that they have a new body is of potential practical use in virtual reality applications and robot technology.
Using the techniques of teledildonics, it is easy to visualize how remotely controlled teledildonic sex dolls or robots could serve as a "host body" for a distant lover, who still feels sexual sensations as if she were the one being touched and caressed.

It is the human mind's ability to suspend reality that gives such pleasure to novels, film, and the campfire story. How else does one explain the election of the narcissist-elect? The human mind is almost always ripe for self-delusion. Persons wanting to take advantage of that wish merely need to tune to the proper frequency. Getting a lot of resonating delusional minds into one auditorium or stadium amplifies the effect.

As for long distance sex, expect the technology which makes it possible to develop a bit more quickly than the actual application. But once it takes off, the only limit will be the speed of light.

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Blogger Bob said...

If I hadn't checked with Google first, I would have thought you made up "teledildonics."


Wednesday, 03 December, 2008  
Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

So why would someone threaten a mannequin with a knife while having sex with it on the Internet? Or did I read that story too fast?

Wednesday, 03 December, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Indeed, Baron, I was rather shocked myself to learn that researchers would possess the unmitigated gall to threaten a store mannequin with a knife while stroking its abdomen with a stick. As to whether the researcher was also attempting sex with the dummy, I cannot attest to it, either way.

Regardless, rest assured, Bob that teledildonics is a most respectable word indeed, and no doubt a word with more of a future than a past.

Wednesday, 03 December, 2008  

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