I’ve got some more sex tech for you. Or, in this case, both sex and love because it’s an app designed for poly families. Unlike swingers or those who practice an open relationship, polyamorous families both date and love multiple people. I interviewed the family behind The Poly Life for VICE, click the link to read the Q&A in its entirety.
They’re still trying to reach their financial goal to make the Android app happen, so calling all poly Droid users, click here!
What advice do you give newcomers to the community, who could benefit from the app?
It’s not easy. If you’re not a good talker, polyamory isn’t for you. It’s a lot of communicating with each other, especially if we start dating someone new. Jealousy and making assumptions were our biggest hurdles —they still creep up. Jealousy is a bitch. When we were swinging, it was purely sexual with little jealousy for either of us because we always went home together at the end of the night. But when you start talking about having feelings for someone else and spending alone time with them, that was a swift kick in the ass. Understanding that we didn’t love each other less, and the other partner more, was our biggest struggle.
For my latest sexy-tech reporting; I made friends, interviewed, and sexting with the creators of Flirtmojis, filthy emojis that encourage safe sext (and have more than one skin tone!) From VICE:
Traditional emojis have been criticized for their race problem. Does Flirtmoji reflect America’s diversity?
Katy: That’s obviously a problem we’ve had with the present emojis. It’s taking an aggressive stance by just having one skin color. It’s not good for people. It’s not good for feeling like you’re represented. You can see that we’re thinking and using a variety of skin tones that we’ve developed. We have a light, a medium, a dark, and then this sort of alien option—this green option. It’s non-identifying; it’s open to everyone.
[Flirtmojis] we’re planning on launching soon are genitals and body parts, each one in every color. So you could go here, you could see [different colored genitals]—we have 20 pussies for example. There are different types of vaginas, there are different labial folds, and they’re in each color. And that’s really important to us—this idea that you could go to the site and you could find your genital that you identify with based on your anatomy and the color of your skin.
After initially speaking with the artist and entrepreneur for VICE about his fashion collaboration with Coca-Cola, Ekocycle, we rejoined forces via Skype to discuss his role in the creation of the world’s first “smartcuff.” Find the entire article at The Style Con.
“With the the launch of i.amPULS, artist and entrepreneur will.i.am has created the first wearable smartwatch that is a phone in of itself rather than simply using bluetooth, and this isn’t something you’d find at Radio Shack. “On a guy it fits snug. On a female it fits the way a Chanel or a Louis Vuitton or a Gucci cuff would fit,” will.i.am told me via Skype hours before the launch of the product during the keynote speech at Dreamforce 2014 in San Fransisco. “A little loose, the way Rihanna rocks her Chanel cuff.” I spoke with will.i.am about the gadget fills a hole in the technology marketplace — with fashion”
I interviewed will.i.am about his new eco-friendly fashion line partnered with Coca-Cola.
“If you are a butt-plugged snob who reads Pitchfork daily or a fratty douche who relies on Spotify’s Billboard Top 100 playlist, will.i.am might only be the guy who made you agree that tonight is going to be a good, good night—whether you fist-pumped it proudly at the club or secretly in your apartment after hitting the slopes. That’s a bummer. It’s unfortunate that “cool kids” have their heads so far up their asses they can’t see how awesome he is because of his unfortunate Fergie association (sorry homegirl, but even I’m still haunted by your girl-scout uniform in the video for “Fergiligious.”).”