The preceeding and following documentation of this project has just been me recording my random thoughts on to a web page. A more concise essay will come, but I do strongly feel that these posts are an accurate reflection of my process.
Not 'reframed' really, but now I have a vocabularly with which to further investigate my project, a wearable PVC vibrator that is not phallic. Andreas Bastian gave a guest lecture during Antonius Wiriadjaja and Francis Bitonti's 3D Printing Class. He spoke a lot about nano structures of materials and how they effect the use and application of those materials. I would not have had a vocabularly to use in a search about the mechanics of PVC clothing.
I tried on some PVC clothes and interviewed a sales associate at the store.
Whoop Whoop Whoop
Cheaper than latex but still
Whoop Whoop Whoop
Cheaper than rubber
lined with polyester
Makes it soft
Everything is Phallus
In her book, Fetish, Valerie Steele describes the outfit of the dominatrix as a phallus. "Her entire body is transformed into an armored phallus" (p 169) Really?? "...the dominatrix often wears a corset, which is also a phallic symbol, despite being shaped like the female torso, since its boning makes it hard and stiff"
I am troubled by this assertion. Primacy on intercourse, penetrative sex.
Usually mean that a hand does not need to be constantly guiding the vibrator. "hands free" is a term often used.
- From their website: "Discreet. No one will know that you're having a good time." Why would you want your orgasm to be…so subtle?
- Vibease requires another device to activate the vibrator
- Wearable in that it fits inside the vagina, not too too big, probably bigger that an super tampon?
There is the Intimate App which you download to in order to use the phone with the Vibease.
We-Vibe II Plus
wearable in that you can go hands free once the vibrator is inserted into the vagina, the woman or her partner do not need to keep their hand on the vibrator for it to stimulate the clitoris
Babeland Remote Vibe Panty: no longer sold. Will go to Babeland to ask
Vibrator not for penetration but for touch.
(Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton)[http://cwwang.com/2008/04/08/soft-pneumatic-exoskeleton/]: From an ITP Alum!!!! Skewee!
Andreas Bastian talked about the pneumatics being researched and developed in wearables as an alternative to resistors and other small metal components.
- From Dr. Betty Dodson's site:
: has observed four basic categories of orgasm
- The Combination
More Experts to reach out to:
- sex therapists
- assistive technologists
- Marylou Naccarato
- Super-Releaser "soft robots for hard problems" (plionics ==> soft robots )