Rather terrifyingly, like most things connected to the Internet, smart sex toys can be hacked. This probably won’t happen for the vulgar reasons you’re thinking but to steal the sign-up details of users or failing that, blackmail.
Staying on the theme of ‘love’ via the Internet, researchers at City University in London have invented ways to send a loved one a squeeze and kiss across the web. Perfect for everyone in a long distance relationship…
For anyone in extremely close distance relationships and getting inspired by the release of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film, don’t panic. Leading UK hardware retailer B&Q has advised its stores to stock up on cable ties, tape and rope and briefed staff on how to handle ‘potentially sensitive customer questions’.
Finally, if you’re a single gentleman this Valentine’s and feeling bitter about it, you should join the Kakumei-teki himote doumei or the ‘Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women are not Attracted to’. The Japanese group hold several demonstrations a year to protest the holidays associated with romantic love. The release on its website for this year’s anti-Valentine’s parade is as hilarious as expected: ‘the blood-soaked conspiracy of Valentine’s Day, driven by the oppressive chocolate capitalists has arrived once again”. Look out for the guys wearing the infamous ‘sex is useless’ t-shirts this weekend.