The mainstream interest around sextech, I believe, is because when you put “tech” on the end of “sextech”, you suddenly have permission to talk about sex. Of course, the future and technology, is largely our desire (and simultaneous inability) to talk about sex that drives the whole conversation. So sextech has opened up fantastic conversations around health, education, assault reporting and intimacy. while exploring how emerging technology may help to solve some issues in these categories.
What is the definition of sextech?
Sextech is technology, and technology-driven ventures, designed to enhance, innovate and disrupt in every area of human sexuality and human sexual experience.
Why is it important?
Sextech is important because sex and sexuality lie at the heart of everything we are and everything we do. This fact cannot be overstated. Society’s conflicted attitude toward sex – we all enjoy it but we don’t talk about it – means that sex is defaulted in the public consciousness to an act, a thing we do. But sex is personality. Who we are sexually informs everything to do with how we feel about ourselves and how we feel about others; it informs our relationships, our lives, our happiness. Sextech is also important precisely because of that conflicted attitude. No other area of human existence is hedged around with so much shame, embarrassment, guilt and self-torment. How fundamentally important sexuality is to us, combined with how fundamentally conflicted we are about it, makes it the richest possible territory for advances and breakthroughs using technology to disrupt and enhance our experience of sex. This is important because in a broader context the failure to openly discuss, address, solve for and improve sexual issues lies at the root of many social ills. And ultimately, sextech is important because sex as the universal human usecase makes this the biggest technology market of them all, and therefore potentially far and away the most lucrative.
How is sextech worldchanging?
I like to say that MakeLoveNotPorn operates in the biggest market of them all. Not porn. Not sex. The market of human happiness. That, at its heart, is what makes sextech so crucial as an area where technology can have the most fundamental human impact. Wouldn’t we all like to see world peace? Well, when we’re all comfortable in our sexuality, able to express it healthily and appropriately, have more open conversations about sex, more sex and more better, happier sex – the world will be a happier place, and we’ll be one step closer to world peace.
Think about it.