Future of Sex Report: 9 Predictions on How Technology Is Transforming Intimacy [SlideShare]

Featuring state-of-the-art sex tech across five major fields.

In our Future of Sex Report, we shared nine predictions on how technology will offer a cornucopia of new and incredible sexual experiences. Innovations in the domains of robotics, remote sex, virtual sex, immersive entertainment, and human augmentation will open up an array of exciting possibilities.

Everyone who wants to explore and expand their intimate lives stands to gain. Yet perhaps the people who will benefit most will be those who’ve faced difficulty finding sexual fulfillment due to discrimination, isolation, or physical and psychological challenges.

You can read our predictions on the future of sex in the slide above, or you can view our infographic here. Some of you may think the predictions are far-fetched or overly ambitious. However, advances across five technological domains explored in the report are sowing the seeds of their fruition.

One thing that has been holding back sex tech, though, is stigma. Investors often shy away from the industry because of personal reservations about sex or out of fear of what others might think. But can you imagine if the same amount of money was invested into sex tech as military research and development?

Our aim with the Future of Sex Report and its nine predictions is to shine a light on state-of-the-art sexual technologies and encourage advancement across five domains, all in a way that is sex-positive and hopefully sparks discussion on how we can create a future of sex that is both inclusive and free of shame.

Do you agree with our nine predictions on how technology will change human sexuality? Which ones do you think are on track to to come true on our projected dates?

Jenna Owsianik

Jenna Owsianik is a Canadian journalist and sex tech expert. Since 2014 she has been the editor of FutureofSex.net, the world’s leading publication on how technology is changing human sexuality, today and tomorrow.
A trained journalist with a Masters of Journalism from The University of British Columbia, Jenna’s reporting has appeared on Futurism.com, Al Jazeera English, CTV British Columbia online, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS 60 Minutes, Global News, and CKNW Radio in Canada and the United States.