How Swingers Use the Lioness Vibrator

What is the Lioness?

Lioness is a smart vibrator made by former Amazon Lab126 and Google[x] engineers that is able to capture then visualize arousal and orgasm from pelvic floor movements (vaginal contractions or anal contractions in women, and anal contractions in men). If you're looking for a sex toy that does something different than anything else, this definitely checks that box.




Why Does This Guide Even Exist?

Different people use Lioness for a lot of different reasons. Self-discovery, as part of a treatment regimen, expanding couples play... or just as a good vibrator. However, one group we that we found really resonated with the product was swingers. Many approached us at events talking about how they used it and provided suggestions. We got a lot of fun stories on the swing lifestyle, play parties, and most interestingly, how the Lioness vibrator is used in that context—either as just a sex toy, but often as something more.

Swingers tend to have an exploratory, adventurous mindset that fits well with the product. Additionally, relative to the general population swingers tend to be more technically and analytically-inclined—there are a lot of folks in professional services and engineering.

How Have People Used Lioness?

We have gotten a lot of stories of how Lioness has been used in swinger parties, but a few repeated use cases do stand out.

Orgasm and Edging Control

Although the Lioness is synced and displays visualization after use, it does have the ability to visualize real time responses through its "Game" functionality. Individuals have used this to start to recognize when the signs of edging close to orgasm (often heavier contractions with sudden, periodic jerky "relaxation") and modify their play accordingly.

You know the partners who you usually play with well, but I've found it especially useful for doing edging or orgasm control with someone new. It's not something you don't learn over time, but it both speeds up the process and makes it a lot easier to do new stuff and see how it affects things. - Tom

"Live Shows"

Another creative use of the "Game" functionality that we've heard is creating live shows where an individual masturbates with the Lioness with the display projected on-screen from their mobile device. This is able to create an interesting and unique backdrop for larger parties. We'll actually be rolling out (very soon) the ability to apply the realtime data to our Artgasm visualization (as shown below), which also captures motion and motor settings in addition to vaginal contractions.

... it was a bigger event and we had a bunch of couples here. We were still getting to all know each other, but it was really hot to see one woman pleasing herself and us being able to actually see her vag's response. We didn't have the best setup, since it was just on the phone, but it was still pretty hot. I'm looking to have a projector next time. - Liza

artgasm

Play Partner Comparison

People are different. We all know this intuitively, but it's hard to characterize, especially sexually. At Lioness, given how much we're all judged against societal standards and norms, we usually encourage using the Lioness vibrator for self-discovery and understanding vs. comparison. But we have heard from various swingers with multiple sets of play partners that they enjoy celebrating the sexual diversity of different partners and have had fun seeing how different partners differ in their sexual response.

So I have a bunch of different gals I play with. This is great for it, since we can all talk about our experience with the different charts, especially those ones you have in that list. It's really an interesting new dimension to things, and helps lubricate the conversation. - Nick

More to Come!

Lioness as a company is dedicated to destigmatizing and celebrating sexual diversity. As with many innovative products, the creators can't always envision how and where users will take them. And we think that's great and fully support it, especially in the spirit of self-experimentation and discovery that's at the core of our mission.

In the future, we'll continue to improve on a lot of the real time functionality that seems to be especially interesting to this (and other) communities. Additionally, we're interested to keep getting feedback! For example, we've heard from this community that they'd be especially interested in more customization and control of what the Lioness can do and integrate with (e.g. specially-built devices with Arduino controllers) and will be looking to see how we can best provide that and other functionality.

To do all this normally may take thousands of dollars worth of toys and equipment. We want to be customizable to fit self-experimentation of all sorts for a price tag similar to a normal high-end vibrator. Any questions or feedback? Reach out to us by email at info at lioness.io or that little question below any time.

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