Intimacy is important in any relationship, none more so than a long-distance one. When you’re not able to regularly spend time together, you miss out on all the little things that happen day to day that define who you are as people. You also miss out on the physical intimacy of kissing each other on your way to work, spontaneous shower nookie, hand holding and snuggling on the couch.
That being said, seeing too much of each other can distance couples just as much as actual distance. It’s good (and healthy) you’re both living life on your own terms and respecting each other’s goals, while making time for each other as much as you can. LDRs used to get a really bad rap, but luckily there are oodles of tech options out there to make the whole missing your guy thing more bearable:
Skype is the easiest way to have a face-to-face hands-free chat. You know, so you can use your hands for other things. Take some time before your chat to slip into something skimpy and get the lighting just right — then grrr, baby.
Use the his and hers sex toys — named Hera and Zeus — through the LovePalz platform, and have your partner control what’s happening with your toy while you drive him wild through his.
There’s Nora the vibrator and Max the male masturbator, both of which can be controlled through Lovense’s software. You also have the option of video-chatting with your sig-o for a full-on cyber-sex experience. Like LovePalz, both sex toys respond to body movements and send feedback to your partner’s toy.
Kiiroo also offers couples the complete cyber-sex experience. Pearl is a G-spot vibrator made of soft silicone with a slight curve to it, while Onyx is a male sex toy that offers him as realistic an experience as possible: It has 10 contracting rings that will make him feel like he’s inside you. Similar to Lovense, there’s a video chat option.
5. Erotic email
Set up sexy email accounts for the two of you to write erotic love notes to each other (otherwise known as the longest foreplay saga in history). It worked for Anastasia and Christian, right?
6. Chat room
You know that role playing game where you meet your guy at the bar and pretend to be strangers who seduce each other? Try the cyber version by meeting in an adult chat room and picking each other up. Get your flirt on, then go into a private chat room for some steamy old-school cyber-sex.
ZipaClip is basically the dirty version of Snapchat. It allows you to send encrypted videos and messages to any other user. Best of all, the app blocks the recipient from saving or forwarding your messages so you can get it on sans an Olivia Pope-sized scandal.
8. Sex selfie vibrator
I wish I was joking: The Svakom Gaga Sex Selfie Stick is a vibrator with a built-in HD camera that captures exactly what’s going on in your vagina during sex. Thanks to its FaceTime-like capabilities, you can share the view with your guy. Ummm… yay?