Foundry alum Lioness leads NYT roundup of smart sex toys

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Can you optimize an orgasm?

As reported in The New York Times, Lioness, a startup from the 2014 cohort of the CITRIS Foundry, is one of a wave of smart sex toys that collects data to help users address that question.

The Lioness smart vibrator measures arousal using sensors built into the toy to track pelvic floor movements and uploads the data to the company’s app, enabling users to identify patterns in their responses. With a “live view” option, users can see their orgasm chart develop in real time. By allowing for experimentation, the tool has the potential to help women have more satisfying orgasms and better understand their bodies. 

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