Would You Let Reply Guys On Twitter Control Your Buttplug?

Well, would you? That’s the question on everyone’s lips after this horny Twitter user designed a vibrating buttplug that’s powered by the very likes and retweets you get on Twitter. Just imagine the power fantasy of pleasuring yourself to angry nerds hashing it out in the comments? Idk, much to think about. Or maybe not much at all. You do you, boo. 

Anyway, Space Buck, as he’s known online, is the 31-year-old engineering wiz behind the sexy invention, casually called the ‘Double-Oh’. In a conversation with Dazed, he explained that his Twitter-equipped-sex-toy is a “Wi-Fi-enabled battery which allows any device that takes AA batteries to be controlled via the internet. It was created using an e-cigarette battery and “some additional circuitry””.

While the project has the potential to be used for a variety of PG safe-for-work activities, the v horny engineer demonstrated its ability to communicate wirelessly by, well, debuting his invention as a vibrating buttplug. Specifically, inserting it into his anus and asking people on Twitter to stimulate his pleasure.

“Here we go,” he tweeted with an attached poll with the answers, “less intense” or “MORE INTENSE,” on the 11th of September, “my open-source Wi-Fi vibrator is in my butt again. Instead of running a guestbook, it’s reading the status of this tweet.”

As he explained, the vibration’s intensity was controlled by a poll embedded in the tweet—with the options “less intense” or “MORE INTENSE.” How long the device vibrated was determined by people liking (ten more seconds of vibration) and retweeting (30 more seconds) the tweet. 

Truly, we are living in a dystopian cyberpunk future: the skies are orange and dusty, people are uprising, a virus has infected the world, our planet is dying and the sex toys are digital.

The vibrator really said: one like or RT and I’ll 🤖🤖.

So, did this lil experiment actually work? Could you actually transform all those itty-bitty dopamine hits into sexual pleasure? Well, kindaaa.

Speaking with Dazed, Space Buck admitted that at first, he felt “relief and excitement that the device was actually working as intended.” But, “each individual like and retweet didn’t turn the vibrator on for very long, so there were plenty of times when it shut off and then jumped back to life.”

 “It gave me the same dopamine rush that checking my phone for Twitter likes would have given,” he continued. “Not knowing when it would turn on next was frustrating, but in a good way. It created a playful, teasing sexual tension that I really enjoyed.”

I v much agree with this one Twitter user’s take that “this is the cyberpunk future I wanted instead of megacorporations ushering global hyperfascism in the middle of environmental collapse and a pandemic.” Too real? Maybe! 

Nevertheless, you know where to find me: posting v dumb takes on Twitter in hopes they’ll go off and vibrate my problems away. Y’know, to, uh, help me get off. What? It’s self-care.

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.