Slate on the Vibrator of the Future

January 18, 2013

Amanda Hess gazes upon sex toys of the future at Slate.

First, it will not look like a penis. It will be cast in a unique, nonphallic shape. It will be packaged sleekly, with an aesthetic that borrows from fashion, not porn. It will be made of safer, eco-friendly materials. Its motor will be silent. Its clientele will be mainstream. One day, maybe, it won’t be stamped with that winking disclaimer omnipresent on sex toy packages across the United States: “For novelty use only.”

Much of the article profiles Ethan Imboden, founder of Jimmyjane, an innovator in producing this sort of stylish, high-end vibrator.

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