A company in Taiwan has introduced a new product designed to help people with limited mobility achieve orgasm regardless of their physical condition.
Ripple Sexperience aims to capitalise on the niche but expanding market for products that help disabled people achieve sexual pleasure.
The masturbation suit, designed by inventors Szu-Ying Lai, Hsin-Jou Huang, and Chia-Ning Hsu, even gives users the option of ‘foreplay’ or a ‘hug’ after they have climaxed.
As people with disabilities’ family members usually play the role of the caregiver, sexual appetites can occasionally be a taboo subject, completely ignored, or a source of embarrassment.
The Ripple Masturbation Suit only requires the caregiver to dress the user before they leave the room, therefore reducing any feelings of self-consciousness and improving privacy. A specially designed receiver will inform the caregiver when the session is over.
Ripple includes a body suit, face mask and remote control and focuses on the simulation of tactile stimulation.
Explaining how it works, the designers said: “Heated, air-inflated cushions are placed at the sensitive areas such as breasts and thighs and the air cushions will gradually inflate along the muscle to simulate the feeling of touching and caressing.
“There are also some stimulations such as vibration for women, and pressure in the men’s crotch area.”
The face mask will also help enhance the user’s pleasure by blocking out ambient light, playing relaxing music, and releasing a pheromone which ‘reduces possible anxiety and increases the user’s sex drive’.
The remote control can either work via a pre-set mode or can be adjusted by the user themselves.
“After every session, ripple will inflate and heat the cushions all over the suit to simulate the feeling of a hug and to make the user feel at ease after orgasm,” continued Ripple’s designers.
“Other cushions that are placed at shoulder and abdominal will inflate simultaneously to create the feeling of being embraced.”
The designers concluded: “Putting on/taking off clothes is part of the caregiver’s daily routine. And this is the main reason why we designed Ripple in the form of clothing.
“By doing so, the caregiver feels less embarrassed when assisting since they’re simply helping the disabled person to put on/ take off the clothes. Meanwhile, the user can also feel more comfortable when being assisted, which raises their willingness to use the product.”
Image credit: Mediadrum/Ripple Sexperience