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Remote Controlled Sex Toys, The pros and cons

As you know at Couple Pleasures we are big fans of remote controlled pleasure toys. But do you know the pros and cons of such couple fun toys?

First of al what is a remote controlled couple accessory?

For those who are new to the concept, a remote controlled couple toy or idividual pleasure toy can be controlled by somebody else or individually without having it "in hand".

Sounds straightforward, right? Let's have a look at the different existing types.

1. With a separate remote

These have been around for quite some time now — just like how you had remote control cars as a kid, you can get a variety of toys LIKE THESES ONES with an included remote that you can use to control your sex toy within a certain radius. This is definitely a must for couples having fun either in the bedroom or outside. Works also well alone when you have the vibrator, for example, in the right place, while you are in a cafe or meeting room and play with the remote :-)

2. Via an app, in-room

Similar to the above, but you can get a vibrator that is compatible with an app to send discrete vibrations within a radius. It gets fun when that app is used by your partner.

3. Via an app, anywhere with an internet connection

These are our favourite ones and many people have fun using such remote controlled vibrators for distant relationships, lockdown situations, webcam fun. Some vibrators can be both controlled locally via bluetooth and remotely from anywhere around the world — as long as you have an internet connection.

What are the pros?

Because of course that's what's the most interesting and why you should get your own remote controlled vibrator! 

1. A definite couple success accessory

One of the best ways to keep a relationship satisfying is to explore new experiences together. New activities could be anything from trying new hobbies together, going somewhere new (like a new restaurant in town or an exotic vacation), or… trying a new sex toy together. Trying a new sex toy together can be a great way to bond and open up to each other.

2. Hand over control to your partner

Does the idea of handing control (or being handed control) sound exciting? If so, a remote control vibrator is a great option to realize this fantasy. And you can push the concept vey far! We once had a couple who told us that during a family event he handed over the remote to the other men around saying that the car remote wasn't working anymore and if they could give it a try! Imagine 4 men pushing like crazy on the button looking at the car while she was wiggling on her chair making noises, her mom asking if everything was ok!

3. Explore new sensations

It’s easy to fall into a routine when masturbating or having sex, whether it includes toys or is au natural. You know what works, you move this way or that, you orgasm,’re done. After a while, it can get boring. By handing over control to someone else, they’ll likely do something different than what you’d usually do. Sometimes it’ll miss the mark, but hey, you might come across something new that feels good. It might be a new sensation, or just the experience of someone else controlling your pleasure could offer new dimensions to experience pleasure together.

What are the cons?

Because like any great tool, there can be some.

1. The signal can drop

You get your remote control vibrator and are stoked to try it, ASAP. But’s not connecting. Or the connection’s dropping. It's like any bluetooth or wireless tech-tool.

There are a variety of reasons for the inconsistencies of this technology, from bluetooth not being capable enough to continuously transfer information from the vibrator without dropping sometimes, to the phone you’re using.

 2. Data/Privacy concerns

Especially since most sex toy companies are not software companies, and even many software companies are not set up in a way to protect themselves from data breaches, this is a very real concern, especially for personal data that many people wish to keep private.

 Basically, you want a product from a company that didn’t set up their software haphazardly. You want to know what data they’re collecting, how they’re using it, and be able to have a say over how your data is used (i.e. enthusiastic consent).

This is why at CouplePleasures we have a very limited selection of remote controlled toys with an app. We got for the best.

3. Finding a sex toy that’s pleasurable in the first place

There are many options! From the clit stimulator you carry under your panties, which is just in surface contact, to the vibrators or balls you can insert inside your vagin or anus for deeper pleasures. You will have to find what works best for you. If you are already a fan of a specific type then you should start with a remote controlled sex toy of the same category. If you are new to sex toys ... well the world is yours to discover.

 Visit our selection of remote controlled vibrators and sex toys HERE.