New device allows users to kiss people anywhere in the world over the internet
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A technology company in China has come up with a rather odd way to send your long-distance lover a kiss.
If you fancy snogging your bae but you’re too far apart to touch lips, this phone attachment - which is equipped with warm and moveable silicon ‘lips’ - should be added to your basket immediately
The kissing device – called Remote Kiss - is marketed and sold to long-distance lovers through China’s online shopping website Taobao.
Global Times, China’s state-run newspaper, has reported that the invention has been patented by the Changzhou Vocational Institute of Mechatronic Technology.
Jiang Zhongli, the leading inventor of the design, said he was in a long-distance relationship and that led the Remote Kiss invention.
“In my university, I was in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend so we only had contact with each other through the phone. That’s where the inspiration of this device originated," Zhongli explained.
The device comes with pressure sensors and actuators to mimic a real smooth kiss by replicating the pressure, movement and temperature of actual human lips.
And in what may be awful news to anyone with misophonia, the kissing device can also copy the noise one makes when planting a peck on someone’s lips.
It works through an app that users need to download on their mobile phones which are plugged into the device via the phone’s charging port.
Partner’s must couple up in the app in order for them to start a video call and transmit replicas of their kiss through cyberspace.
But if you fancy being a little more adventurous and want to swap spit with strangers without actually having to swap spit, users can ‘upload’ their kisses in the app for others to download and experience.
Making out with random folks without leaving the comfort of your sofa has never been easier!
However, social media users have reacted to this odd invention with both horror and intrigue.
One top comment on the Chinese social media app Weibo said: “I don’t understand (the device) but I’m utterly shocked.”
While a Twitter user said: “Remote Kiss device, this seems all sorts of wrong.”
Another social media user made a rather cheeky confession: “My horny ass could not be left alone with a remote kiss.”
Other social media users were very turned off rather than turned on by the contraption. “China has introduced a remote kissing device you attach to the phone,” a Twitter user shared.
“Um, that’s a no for me. I’m into some weird things but I can’t even with the way I kiss. Tonguing and biting some fake ass lips haha. Nope.”
And perhaps saying what a lot of people were thinking, one reaction read: “Ok , let’s be clear about that.. it’s not will used for remote kiss…”
Topics: Technology, Sex and Relationships, China