What feels like an hour to men, is generally a couple of minutes to women, and now we finally have the technology to prove it! That’s right, there’s a new app that tracks your movements in the sack and one things for certain: it’s a far-cry more exciting than smart diapers. So, make sure you take plenty of caution when taking care of business, otherwise your once booming sex-life will be swiftly replaced with Bluetooth nappies!
There are several types of app’s that have sprung into action recently, one of which is a sex-tracking wristband named “Geeksme” by a Spanish mobile phone company, Geeksphone. The company’s director Ángel Sánchez says: “Sex is healthy, and we want to associate that comfort with having a healthier lifestyle.”
It’s a handy little wristband that like most other fitness trackers, monitors your physical movements and tells you how many calories that you’ve burned in the process. So, the app will track how many times per day / week / year (if you’re married) you get down and dirty, and just how well you’re performing. Naturally, this information is entirely private and designed to give you an idea as to how your sex life is impacting your health.
A well “conceived” idea
Apple’s take on the sexual activity app phenomenon is focused less on performance, and more on results. For those of you who are trying to conceive a child, the reproductive health tracking system can be incredibly useful. But, is there a downside to bringing technology into the bedroom? Let’s explore it further.
Pros & cons of sex apps
More sex & for longer
Who doesn’t want more sex? For the most part, it’s a positive, as these applications will certainly encourage couples to have sex more frequently. However, will it change the way that we have sex? For men, it will become more of a game, with a high score that needs beating. That may well have a negative impact on the way that couples are intimate with one another. For one thing: women aren’t all that fussed about how long a sexual encounter lasts, so long as they “get what’s coming to them”. As a rule of thumb, 5 minutes tends to be the optimum time for sexual intercourse to last—any longer than that can become boring and often painful. So, we’re potentially looking at a lot of bored faces and sore private parts while men strive to beat their friends high scores.
The battle against obesity
A huge positive factor in the digi-sexual movement, is the battle against obesity. There’s no denying the benefits of having sex regularly as it does indeed burn more calories.
Sexual intercourse is an instant mood enhancer, so if we can be encouraged to have more sex, then overall, people are going to be happier and healthier. Again, it all depends on the effect that it has on the sex itself. It’s all very well if couples are being more intimate, if they’re doing so for the wrong reasons. Sex should be about connection, intimacy on a deeper level, and the bonding of two souls. Turning sex into a simple health exercise could have potentially negative connotations in terms of making it more of a chore to be ticked off the daily schedule, as opposed to a spontaneous act of mutual desire.
We could benefit from learning more about sex
Provided that our data is kept anonymous, we could certainly benefit a lot from the data collated through such applications. As mentioned in the introduction to this article, women would certainly be pleased with proof of how long their men last! And it would do well to encourage men to hold out that little bit longer for the sake of their other half!
We live in strange and exciting times. Whilst these sex apps are still in their infancy, there is much that can be gained from their introduction. We believe that for the most part, these are positive changes that will bring about a healthy sexual revolution. However, it’s still fair to say that we should tread carefully and do whatever we can to preserve the foundation upon which sexual relationships thrive: trust, safety, and mutual gain.