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Intimacy Device Helps Long-Distance Couples See the Love

No, not that kind of intimacy device; this one has glimmers of science fiction. But if you're in a long-distance relationship, some British researchers want to help you get more intimate with your partner. A new invention, dubbed Mutsugoto, allows couples to "communicate intimacy" by drawing with lights on each other's bodies. Sounds hot!

The device promises to go beyond phone calls and email by allowing people to "communicate through the language of touch as expressed on the canvas of the human body." But it's not as simple as reaching out and touching someone.

Here's how it works: couples wear touch-activated rings on their bodies, and a camera mounted above the bed reads the rings. When one person moves the rings over her body, the strokes are transmitted and projected as light on the partner's far-away body. When the strokes cross, the lines change color.

This device might be a creative way for long-distance couples to break their routines of communication, but video chats still sound a lot more practical to me. To see a video demonstration,


Mutsugoto from Distance Lab on Vimeo.


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dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
This invention is AWESOME. LOVe IT!!!! I would have loved doing that with my husband when we were skyping everyday. Would have loved it! Also I would have played the music too while we did it. That would have added to the magic of the whole experience. Even when people are traveling apart that would be nice too! I could even see using that as innocent fun for children as well. Can they hurry this up and get the thing stocked at Radio Shack please? I want one.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
teledildonics got here first.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, Oh, I wonder where the hand prints will be.....? :ponder:
Twisted-Elegance Twisted-Elegance 8 years
ehh.. not too crazy about it
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I was in a long distance relationship for a long time and while I don't think anythign compares to face to face contact, this seems sweet and romantic in a way. I guess I'm just a big romantic dork,but I would have loved to have something like this when we were far away it's so poetic
kty kty 8 years
i'm in a long distance relationship but i think i'll stick with phone calls and messages for now....
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 8 years
Fuzzles! :ROTFL:
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
it's like the Pillow Book, but a lot more geeky and a lot less hot
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
ha ha - my boyfriend sent this to me and was laughing about it too. seems silly - why not invent something like remote sex? that would be really useful...
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Adult Etcho-Sketch!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Myeh, seems a little silly to me. I mostly watched the video with my eyebrow raised the whole time.
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