So you bought the “We-Vibe”… it is a Dystopian Moment.

For a young Person, the greatest privacy risk that came with masturbation was your Mom or Dad walking in on you while you were getting busy with yourself. That brief embarrassment is nothing compared to the “We-Vibe” which collects your masturbatory habits and sends the data back to manufacturers.


Fusion reports that the risk lies within the We-Vibe 4 Plus, a couples’ vibrator that connects to a smartphone app, enabling your partner to control the vibrator remotely — a tool that’s particularly useful if you’re in a long-distance relationship. But that’s precisely what opens you up to the greatest security risk.


August 4-7th 2016, at the DEF CON hacker conference, two security researchers presented on the sex toy’s data-collection capabilities. It turns out, the manufacturer — Standard Innovations Corporation — is informed when you change the vibration level and also gets a read of the toy’s temperature every minute it’s in use. (The company’s privacy policy does not disclose this.)

The president of Standard Innovations Corporation, Frank Ferrari, released a statement explaining that “We-Vibe collects data on the use of its products in terms of vibration intensity and mode for market research purposes so that we can better understand what settings and levels of intensity are most enjoyed.”

Now, if you’d like to continue using a We-Vibe vibrator without sharing your orgasm preferences, you can do so with your device in airplane mode – but doesn’t that kill the long-distance vibe?

Or maybe you prefer to be an Exhibitionist….then its all good!