You can’t always trust BOB (Battery Operated Boyfriend)
A friend of mine mentioned to me that she doesn’t need a boyfriend. She already has BOB. BOB it seems, is a battery operated boyfriend. (For those of you who are really slow, this is a vibrator.) I thought that a great play on words. After all, men can let you down, but BOB won’t. Right???
Wrong! It turns out that not only could BOB let you down, but he could severely disappoint you. Make you feel the fool. Use and abuse you! You might wonder how in the world THAT could be possible?
The big story broke in the news mid-March. Evidently, the company who makes a vibrator known as the We-Vibe got caught spying on their buyers’ personal vibrator use! Yep, that’s right people! You could buy this vibrator, and then download an app which allowed it to be turned on through your smart phone remotely or whatever you wanted…..
Let’s recap this. If you haven’t seen this vibrator, it’s a little c-shaped number, that I guess clamps right into the ol’ vagina and on your clit. So, I’m not understanding this. Are women walking around with this thing, and just for shits and giggles the hubby hits the on button from his smart phone while he’s busting it out earning a buck at the office? I’m pretty damn forward thinking sexually, but this whole thing just isn’t making sense to me…..Maybe one of you who read this blog will fill me in, because I’m a bit mystified here. Truly I am….. I just can’t imagine that I’m going to spend my day hooked up to my little We vibrator……… I mean, wouldn’t it just want to fall out? Now THAT could be an embarrassing moment in your day.
Clit-Gate… Someone’s Watching!
So, as the story goes, the folks that be, at We Vibe’s parent company, Standard Innovation, went into the records of all the sexually active users, to determine how long and at what frequency said customers used their little sex toys. You could think of this as “Clit-Gate.” The app was called We-Connect. I guess that people didn’t realize that the WE who would be connecting was going to be the manufacturer, checking in on YOUR vagina! This is worse than the spying Russians! Worse than the spying microwaves! These spys are right in your bedroom, and hooked up to your Va- Jay-Jay! It doesn’t get any more personal than this! The only spy I’ve know who was this intimate was James Bond, and he had to at least don a tuxedo and talk his way into a ladies bedroom before he turned on the “spy mode!”
Interesting Data Research Project…
Now THAT must have been some interesting data research going on there! Can’t you see it? “Hey boss, Mary Smith in Wasco, Illinois uses her vibrator 8 times a day, for an average of 16 minutes each time. Do you think I could google her, and give her a call? I’m all about helping out a girl in need!”
So, however the beans got spilled, the powers that be found out that women’s clits all over the United States were being spied on, without their knowledge, and it resulted in a HUGE settlement from the sex toy manufacturer.
A New Meaning to The Phrase “Your Money-Maker”
In fact, if it turns out that you are one of the people who downloaded this app, it was worth a whopping $10000.00 to you! Holy Shit! I’d have bought one of these puppies had I known I could use the money maker to make this kind of money!
And if it turns out that you bought the We-vibe, but didn’t download the app, so your sweetie could turn you on remotely? Still worth $199.00 buck-a-roos. Not bad. I guess it’s about the amount these things cost when you purchased them, so they are paying you back for their fuck up. Good deal, you can still use the original We-Vibe, and visit the sex store to buy some new sex enhancing items.
Just watch what you download on them, you never know who might be watching! Just in case you think I might make this shit up- here is an article to prove that I am a girl of my word! Google and you will find numerous other articles discussing the lawsuit. Interesting reading, for those nights you don’t have BOB to entertain you……
Meanwhile, I think I’ll just stick with the good ol’ fashioned boyfriend that I have at home, and forget the new fangled, remote controlled BOB!
Afternote on this blog. I looked up to see how you are supposed to use this wonder of sexuality. It turns out, the “spy factory” produced a film. If you want a REAL laugh, I’d suggest you watch the “how to” film. The use of this object is only more mystifying to me at this point. Between the petting the couple are doing to each other, and the hand used to exemplify a woman’s vagina……. I am thoroughly confused. And Amused…….. (We-Vibe How To Video)