How the new iPhone 3GS will revolutionize iPhone Sex

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(Me with my iPhone 3G, back when it was still cool…)

If, like me, you were eagerly following Gizmodo’s liveblog of Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) – or have nerd friends who were gchatting you throughout the day with updates – you likely have heard about the new iPhone 3GS by now. If you’re a regular reader of MSP or Gizmodo, you may also already know about my take (and Giz’s take) on using the iPhone 3.0 OS’s features for sex-related activities. Surely, then, you can understand how my mind might drift to thinking about the brand new iPhone 3GS that was announced today and how it will certainly change iPhone sex as we now know it. Here are my thoughts:

- Obviously the new video capabilities allow for singles or couples to take video of their masturbation or partnered sex play. You can also share your video via email with others, which could allow for your video to enhance a partner’s masturbation or fantasy life. Or for virtual threesomes.

- Video sharing will also be able to be shared by other means (like MobileMe, MMS – if your provider supports it – and YouTube). No word yet on being able to be shared via Xtube. Perhaps that will one day be easier in one of the many new countries the iPhone will be in, since apparently the US is still sex-shy.

- Although the iPhone will be built of Greener materials, I still do NOT recommend inserting it in a vagina or anus. Seriously, people. Have some respect.

- Enhanced speed. The example Apple gives is that the New York Times site opens 2.9x faster in Safari. The example they don’t give you – but should – is that finding out sex advice from MSP (like when you can’t remember the name of my favorite mint julep flavored body sugar or the name of any number of vibrators) is also likely faster. Loading your favorite porn sites may be, too. What, as if you don’t check out porn on your iPhone? Riiiiiiiight.

- The new compass feature could theoretically help you find a local sex worker if they tell you that their ”massage” parlor or legal brothel is located NW of a certain landmark and you’re not quite sure where you are because you’re in town “on business” and don’t really know your way around…

- The iPhone 3GS camera now has special “low light” modes which should make it easier to take pictures of beautiful night time nature scenes sex in a candle-lit room.

- Voice control will make it easier to call your iPhone sex partner (even if they still have the lowly 3G, since it doesn’t matter what kind they have) – handsfree. Which means you can be stimulating yourself with your hands or vibrator while making your voice-activated call. According to Gizmodo, voice control can also be used to request certain (or similar) songs, which of course can help you to feel like captain of your ship while setting mood music for you and a partner.

- And though not 3GS specific, they did demo the new zipcar app which can help you find and get into a zipcar in a hurry for those last minute but oh-so-worth-it booty calls.

So… who’s upgrading to the 3GS as soon as humanly possible?

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Related MSP Posts:
- Phone Sex: Orgasm and iPhone 3.0 Software Included
- Cock Ring Thrust Counter
- How to Finger a Woman
- Foreplay Tips to Arouse Her: Women and Sex

Check out Gizmodo’s iPhone 3G Feature Guide here. And follow me on Twitter @mysexprofessor.

P.S. This is what phone sex used to look like in the ages before the iPhone. Makes you feel kind of sad for the old school phones, doesn’t it?

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[Above photo by joelogon via Flickr Creative Commons.]

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.