Male enhancement, men's top sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and sex myths attracted a lot of attention in 2007 from WebMD users interested in men's health.
Here is the list of the 10 most viewed men's health stories on WebMD in 2007.
Male Enhancement: Is It Worth a Try?
Enlarged Prostate: A Complex Problem
Ubersexual: The New Masculine Ideal?
Overcoming Ejaculation Problems
Men's Top 5 Health Concerns
Sex: Fact an...
The Dutch girl wasn’t real. Well, not really real? She was an avatar
in Second Life, the online, 3D, digital world developed by San Francisco
company Linden Labs. But there was a real person on a computer somewhere in the
world making her avatar have sex with my avatar by clicking a pink ball on the
ground. I don’t know where the real user was located, but our virtual meeting
space within Second Life was called “The Netherlands.” Or maybe “she” was
really a he, controlling a female avatar. Impossible to say for
If it’s not clear already, “virtual sex” can be a little complicated.
Virtual sex, teledildonics, and real life
“It’s not sex but it is sex,” says Regina Lynn, author of The Sexual
Revolution 2.0 and a columnist on sex and technology for Wired.com. “I
don’t like the phrase ‘virtual sex,’” Lynn says, “because it trivializes the
experience. There are many ways to share sex with people in virtual spaces, and
you still have to communicate to the other person what you like and don’t like.
It’s such a mental and emotional experience. That’s part of what turns people
From adult video games to instant messaging and chat rooms to web cams to
online interactive worlds to Internet-enabled sex toys, the means for enjoying
erotic experience via a remote connection seem to be multiplying faster than
you can say “teledildonics.”
For the uninitiated, teledildonics (or cyberdildonics) refers to sex toys
that can be controlled with a computer. The “Sinulator,” for example, produced
by Sinulate Entertainment in Sunnyvale, California, is a wireless vibrator that
connects to any computer with an Internet hookup and a Windows operating
The Sinulator’s counterpart is the “Interactive Fleshlight,” a penis sleeve
for men that transmits in-and-out action into vibrations for the Sinulator on
the other end. “Just install the software,” says Sinulate’s web site, “plug in
your Interactive Fleshlight, and pick a partner!”
Technology and long-distance sex
Kyle Machulis, operator of slashdong.org, a Web site about the combination
of sex and technology and a self-described “tinkerer/hacker/pioneer/visionary
in the realm of sex technology,” is a major proponent of open-source
teledildonics. But, he says, the real-world functionality of computer-enabled
sex toys hasn’t really caught up with its potential. “There are some cool ideas
that just don’t work in implementation,” he says. Still, says Machulis,
teledildonics are “changing long-distance relationships for the better,”
allowing couples to “finally be physical over the wire.” And, he argues, we
“haven’t even seen the tip of the iceberg” in the field of virtual sex