The "Lioness", the world's first smart vibrator!

I am entitled to write about this device for women - and I admit that it is a sensitive topic - because of its name "Lioness". This site is about chatting about cats and that justifies my intervention; just about😎. This smart vibrator is described as "essentially a pelvic floor biofeedback instrument". 

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It costs US$229 (£187), which is expensive as I understand it but the cost is justified because it contains an array of sensors which pick up data during use which help to analyse a woman's orgasm which in turn allows women to better understand their orgasm and therefore to maximise their pleasure which further in turn will help to bridge "the orgasm gap". What is the orgasm gap?

This is the fact that in a 2016 study from the Archives of Sexual Behaviour it was found that 95% of heterosexual men report that they usually or always orgasm during sex compared with 65% of heterosexual women. The device has to be inserted for it to work and pick up the data.

Anna Lee and her smart vibrator the Lioness
Anna Lee and her smart vibrator the Lioness. Image: her Instagram account.

It seems to be based on the fact that researchers at Charles University in Prague have identified three key patterns of pelvic floor contractions in the female orgasm, as reported by Jane Mulkerrins in The Times.

The Lioness vibrator was created by Anna Lee, a 31-year-old Buckley educated mechanical engineer. She began her career at Amazon Lab126 which is the concept engineering arm of the tech giant.

She was interested in developing the vibrator because she felt that after eons of orgasms by humans the experts had not got to the bottom of how to maximise the female orgasm and people were left in the dark as to how it worked.

Lee intends to build an orgasm database. The idea is that the Lioness team collate and aggregate the information received from thousands of users to enable them to establish a full and informed understanding of female arousal and orgasm.

Scientists have identified three main types of female orgasm: avalanche, wave and volcano. These are the scientists who work at Charles University in Prague. They state that: 

"The wave looks like undulations or successive contractions of tension and release at orgasm. The avalanche rides on a higher pelvic floor tension, with contractions that lower the tension downward during orgasm. The volcano rides on a lower pelvic floor tension but then explodes into tension and release during orgasm".

The description comes from a man - which may irritate some women - and whose name is James Pfaus, a professor of neuroscience at the University. Their study is reported in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. I expect that you can access it online for a small fee.

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