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New peripheral promises stronger pelvic floors & "improved orgasm quality"

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Jonathan Lester
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Kickstarter, Mobile games

New peripheral promises stronger pelvic floors & "improved orgasm quality"

"Skea can be comfortably positioned inside body"

We usually spotlight Kickstarter campaigns for the right reasons: having tested the latest prototypes, interviewed the developers and done our damndest to ensure that the project is potentially deserving of your hard-earned cash.

Occasionally, however, we highlight a campaign because it's utterly bizarre or all the cool Outbrain-pimping sites are doing it. So now that a gaming peripheral designed to be inserted directly into the body with the intention of strengthening pelvic floor muscles is seeking funding, it's time to jump on that bandwagon hard.

Pelvis-first, presumably. Let the shameless bid for hits commence.

Skea, billed as a "Smart Kegel Exercise Aid," is positioned inside the user's vagina and allows gamers to squeeze the pressure sensor with their pelvic floor muscles. Bluetooth smartphone/tablet connectivity then converts muscle contractions into a simple input, such as tapping the screen in Temple Run, Canabalt or other endless runners, delivering vibrating "tickle" biofeedback to register successful jumps. It's a novel idea that should make traditional 'kegel' pelvic floor-strengthening exercises more entertaining, promoting extra health benefits, which Inventor Tom Chen lists as a reduced risk of urinary incontinence, easier childbirth and post-partum healing.

Here's the video.

There's also a side benefit in the bedroom, which I'll let Chen explain. "Pelvic muscles contribute to healthy sexual response for women," reads the pitch. "Strong pelvic floor muscles can enhance arousal and improve sensation, orgasm quality, and general sexual experience. Men also prefer his female partner[s] to have stronger pelvic muscles, due to stronger contact forces and grip during the course."

We assume that male gamers can also use the device in obvious some fashion, and that it may also have potential future applications with the upcoming wave of VR headsets.

The flagship title, Alice In Continent (I think there's probably a pun in there somewhere), lets players leap the protagonist over pits in order to "chase Rabbit Leg-pullers, dodge Lava Leaks, and collect Collagen Elixirs."

Chen is currently seeking the lion's share of $38,000 in order to successfully fund the Klea. It's up to you. Do let us know what you make of it!

NB: I'd love to give more exposure to deserving Kickstarter projects, but we're still figuring out the best way to do that. Would you be interested in a weekly/fortnightly roundup or video series? A regular column? More or even less coverage? Let me know!

For now, do check out Radial-G if you have any interest in VR and racing games. - Jonathan

Add a comment7 comments
TungstenShark  Jul. 30, 2014 at 15:16

This brings Mr Garrison's IT Bike from the South Park episode 'The Entity' one step closer to reality!

Last edited by TungstenShark, Jul. 30, 2014 at 15:18
Late  Jul. 30, 2014 at 15:24

lol! (at both the article, and TS's comment)


"So couldn't I just order one that works without going in and out of my ass and mouth?"
"... Well, I guess you could..."

teddy1590  Jul. 30, 2014 at 17:53

I'd imagine there will be a massive pre-owned market for this...
:/

TheChappy  Jul. 31, 2014 at 07:15

Now I totally wish I had a vagina. Imagine using this on the train with your vita. Epic.

MattGardner  Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:38

Now I totally wish I had a vagina. Imagine using this on the train with your vita. Epic.


I wouldn't worry. Someone is bound to Kickstart a "smart" Fleshlight or a Bluetooth c0ck ring if they haven't already.

Last edited by MattGardner, Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:38
JonLester  Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:42

Now I totally wish I had a vagina. Imagine using this on the train with your vita. Epic.


I wouldn't worry. Someone is bound to Kickstart a "smart" Fleshlight or a Bluetooth c0ck ring if they haven't already.


I assume that the Klea can probably be operated by a male user, depending on how flexible the "flexible arm" actually is.

TheChappy  Aug. 2, 2014 at 10:24

Now I totally wish I had a vagina. Imagine using this on the train with your vita. Epic.


I wouldn't worry. Someone is bound to Kickstart a "smart" Fleshlight or a Bluetooth c0ck ring if they haven't already.


I assume that the Klea can probably be operated by a male user, depending on how flexible the "flexible arm" actually is.


I feel sick now.

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