Australia – The Future of Sex Lab's online ‘spin the wheel’ game allows individuals, couples and distanced partners to remain intimate during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Wheel of Foreplay is designed to inspire conversations and activity focused on sex and pleasure, at a time when people are spending long stretches at home. Organised in a way that allows users to choose from categories such as ‘going solo’ and ‘long distance dating’, the platform encourages people to immerse themselves more in their mental and physical responses to sex, with a little help from technology such as video messaging and voice notes.
Bryony Cole, chief executive of The Future of Sex Lab, says: ‘Self isolation is a chance to deepen our relationship... how can we use tech that allows us a better way to connect without disappearing into the screen?’ As people navigate new ways of feeling close and intimate, Wheel of Foreplay is encouraging people to reflect on their bodies and rethink their relationship with pleasure at the centre.
Particularly during this period of isolation, people are exploring the benefits of haptic intimacy, something we examine in our new macrotrend Enlightened States.