Long-distance relationships aren’t easy for anyone. When your only form of contact involves a computer, FaceTime and creative late-night texts (if you get my drift), it can become all too easy to lose that lovin’ feeling and to feel like there’s a lot to be desired in the intimacy department.
Whether you’re living apart in the long-term or dealing with work sending you or your partner all over the globe, it’s even more important for couples to find ways to keep the fire burning when one person is in New York and the other is in Thailand or LA or Texas or wherever. These innovative and amazing products and apps for long-distance couples will help you feel more connected to the one you love, even when you’re miles apart.
Pillow Talk’s heartbeat pillow
Here’s how this sweet heartbeat pillow by Little Riot works: You and your partner both wear wristbands that can pick up on your heartbeat and send it to your significant other (in real time, to boot). The wristband then connects to your pillow and, voilà, you get to fall asleep to the sound of your partner’s heartbeat. What could be more romantic?
Not only is the We-Vibe Chorus couple’s vibrator waterproof, but it also comes with a remote control and a smartphone app, so your partner can operate it in real-time. Talk about long-distance traveling.
Lovense Nora Rabbit Vibrator
There’s a time for romance and then there’s a time for hot long-distance sex — and, yes, it’s completely possible to have both. Back in the day, and I’m talking just a few years ago, the only way you could get off with your partner while existing miles apart was by masturbating or using sex toys while connecting via Skype. Not the worst option, but you’re still missing out on your partner’s reactions and movements. Enter Lovense — sex toys that you can control via your smartphone, which puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to how you’ll give your partner pleasure.
Kiiroo’s Onyx is an interactive masturbator that connects to video chat via Bluetooth and then moves in sync with your partner’s actions as they use their sex toy. So, basically, this is the closest you’ll get to real-time sex when you’re apart. Both the Onyx and Pearl toys are sleek and discreet, but at $249 and $149, respectively, they’re also expensive. If you spend a lot of time away from one another, though, they’re also totally worth it.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2016.
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