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Love is complicated enough without the added challenge of living far away from a romantic partner.
But now, thanks to a Chinese invention, couples in long-distance relationships can share real physical intimacy – even when they’re miles apart.
This blog post explores the incredible device that makes it possible: Virtual kisses are now here!
What is the Virtual Kissing Machine?
The virtual kissing machine comes with pressure sensors and moving silicon “lips,” which help mimic the sensation of an actual kiss.
It can also replicate the sound made when someone kisses.
This technology has been creating quite a stir on Chinese social media, with users expressing both intrigue and shock at its capabilities.
The device requires users to download an app before pairing up with their partners.
Once connected, they can video call each other and transmit replicas of their smooches back and forth.
It was created by Jiang Zhongli, a student from Changzhou Vocational Institute of Mechatronic Technology, who got the inspiration when he was in a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend.
The device is also equipped with an anonymous “kissing square” function, allowing strangers to match up and exchange virtual kisses if they like each other.
Those who have already bought it have left positive reviews on China’s largest online shopping site Taobao, claiming that their partner was surprised and delighted at being able to share a kiss over such great distances.
This invention shows how technology can bridge the physical separation between couples and create meaningful connections even over the internet. In essence, it provides a way for couples in long-distance relationships to remain intimate and close to each other even when they’re miles apart.
For this reason, it has already found success among users and may become even more popular in the future.
The Imagineering Institute in Malaysia previously explored the same idea in 2016. But it came in the form of a silicon pad rather than the realistic lips of this Chinese invention. The Malaysian version combined the words “Kiss” and “Messenger” was called the “Kissenger.” I’m sure Henry is rolling in his grave.
Overall, the virtual kissing machine is a fascinating invention that has generated a lot of buzz online.
While it seems silly and a bit creepy to me, if two consenting adults enjoy using it to share intimate moments while in a long-distance relationship, then I say go ahead and enjoy it.
No judgment from me if you want to kiss a machine. 🙂
What are your thoughts? Is it useful? Creepy? Vulgar? Comment below.
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Mike Schuttler says
You never know what your partner is putting up against the sensor. They be writing you a Dear John letter and telling you to kiss their a**, or something else. I’ll pass on this gizmo.