Sounds like a... sticky situation.
A sex startup says it's created a VR-enabled masturbation pod for companies that want to make their employees very uncomfortable, very quickly.
Stripchat, a porn site, announced in a blog post that it's developed something it's dubbed a "Wank Pod" to give company employees a place to engage in a little office onanism. The company even installed one in their own workplace, and plans a commercial roll out in the future.
"Each 'Wank Pod' is planned to come fully equipped with masturbatory accessories, including a 4K LED screen to watch VR cams boosted by Dreamcam’s technology, an Oculus Quest VR headset, lotion, tissues, and more," the startup wrote in the announcement.
There’s no word yet on whether Stripchat will have any takers on the idea. Most likely, this is a bit of shameless self promotion and PR grab — but it does raise some interesting questions about the future of the workplace.
Could we envision a future where companies shed conservative ideas surrounding sex? Would a Wank Pod actually help boost employee morale? Or would the risk of making some workers feel uncomfortable just be too high? And who the hell is supposed to clean this thing, anyway?
Regardless, it’s a provocative idea — though we wouldn't hold our breath to see it catch on the way the way that, say, remote work has been normalized over the past few years.
READ MORE: “Wank pods” to become a new work perk for Stripchat employees [Stripchat]
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