Technology has inexorably changed many parts of our daily lives. While a lot of people believe that our work lives have been transformed to the greatest degree, it’s clear that the impact on relationships has been even more profound. As experts said, relationships have had to endure a lot of changes in the last few decades including our sextual lives
Looking at ways technology has affected our lives as humans, we will be considering different aspect in life:
Out on dates
Maybe you’re too young to remember when people went on dates and actually talked to each-other, without the intrusion of technology. Maybe you can’t remember a time when people just hung out together and connected. I can, and I have to say, I miss those days. It used to be that people could really get to know each-other by spending time together. We will talk about all sorts of things — our hopes, dreams and fears — until we began to feel that ineffable thing known as a “connection.”
Technology is impacting almost every aspect of our lives including how we experience and perceive the world. “I think it is important to reflect on the impact of technologies on love and on other values” said Dr Sven Nyholm. Today, technology is ubiquitous. We bring our phones everywhere and look at them dozens, if not hundreds, of times a day. We spend more time interacting with our technology than we do with the people in our lives.
And all the time we spend with technology is making it harder to connect with others. Recent studies bear out this notion.
From personal ads that began appearing in publications around the 1700s to videocassette dating services that sprang up decades ago, the platforms people use to seek out romantic partners have evolved throughout history. This evolution has continued with the rise of online dating sites and mobile apps.
For one thing, people now have the opportunity to meet people from around the world. In the past, you were mostly limited in your love life. You had to find someone at school, at work, or through mutual friends. Now, anyone can download an app or use a website to meet single people from just about any country or culture that are willing to engage in a romance. Another interesting way to consider the impact on the love lives of modern people is the speed with which relationships develop. Instead of taking weeks and months to build up the courage to have a date, some people find them instantly through technology. Also, people are more connected now than ever before- they can chat day or night across the globe without delay!
Technology in sexual life
most other areas of our lives, including work and relationships, are going virtual. And although this technology is being designed with financial gain in mind, it has the potential to benefit us. For example, we know that novelty is essential in both our sexual and romantic lives — research shows that the happiest couples are ones that try new things in and out of the bedroom. Human beings crave novelty, and it’s a bonding experience when you share something new with your partner.
Some toys will be about intimacy, not just sex. Robots will be able to hold your hand or provide other comforting behaviors. Already, there are devices like the Kissenger, which allows you to send a long-distance kiss to your partner. You put your lips against an artificial mouth and kiss it and the property of that kiss gets transferred to your partner’s device. There’s a pillow that people are working on that will transmit your partner’s heartbeat to it. So if they’re sleeping in a different place, you can still be deeply connected to them because you can hear and feel their heartbeat. Also, we have the usual dildos which has been improved with straps on for easier mounting.
When you’re looking at the different ways that technology has changed relationships, you might fall into the trap of thinking that it’s all good or all bad. The truth is a mixture. Some people benefit from the tech, and others suffer from it. All you can do is try to make technology work within the framework of your lifestyle and hope for the best!