When someone cheats on a partner with an Internet relationship, one of the usual defenses is “We never even touched each other.” If there is nothing physical going on, the argument goes, then I did not really cheat on you.
However, certain new high-tech sex toys now make it possible for two people to simulate sex – with all its physical feelings and emotions – by using remote controlled devices and the Internet. These toys use the science of haptic technology – with haptic technology defined as the place where technology and touch intersect. For example, if you use a fake gun when you play a video game and the gun vibrates and shakes whenever you shoot it, you are using haptic technology. (more…)