Are Your Sex Toys Spying on You?

Sex toys seem like they are pretty safe as far as electronics go, right? You may have to worry about short circuiting your wiring or running out of batteries if you use a toy too much, but it’s not like a computer or smartphone where you would have to worry about covering up the webcam or hiding your activities from other people, that is, most sex toys are like that. New sex toys that have smart and interactive features built into them are causing this worry in many people. It all started with a specific toy that can be connected to the internet to be used by lovers who are far apart. The company who made the toy was actually collecting some information but no one really knew about it. That is the main problem that people are having with the toy. The company collected info such as what setting and how much time the people were using the toys for. That must have been quite embarrassing because it would have shown the data analysts at the sex toy company how long it takes for them to have an orgasm! So, a few months ago, one user of the sex toy filed a lawsuit.

A company spokesperson assured the public that no data had actually been compromised at any point, and that customer security was a high priority for the company. As a result of the lawsuit, the company decided to upgrade their privacy policies to make it so that their customers can use smart toys without fear of being discovered. However, it does bring to light an important issue which is that anything connected to the web does have the possibility of getting hacked eventually. With this particular toy, the app doesn’t identify the data any longer. It is simply sent to the company as general data. However, this isn’t the only sex toy that is connected to the internet or one that uses an app to connect sexy users all across the globe.

Cam performers, who use sex toys that can be controlled through camming platforms, might be particularly vulnerable to sex toy hacking, but really anyone who uses one that can be connected to the “internet of things” is at risk for having some very personal information discovered. That doesn’t mean no one should be using these toys, it simply means that those who want to use these unique toys should do some research and consider the risks before buying one. It seems like a good idea until someone hacks your toy and finds out all about your sexual habits. It’s an unlikely scenario but one that seems more and more possible as things get more and more connected.

And, it’s not as if traditional sex toys are terrible. The wand vibes and bullets will still do their proper job if they are not connected to somewhere online. You can always return to the old classics if you are too paranoid to make something hot happen with the web involved!

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