I remember hearing way back in the day about a woman named “Cynthia P. Caster” who took casts of famous dude’s penises. We’re talking rock stars on the level of Jimi Hendrix (NSFW) who were (apparently, according to Cynthia) willing and able to maintain an erection long enough to have it cast in plaster. Keep in mind: this is all pre-Viagra, so that’s an impressive feat.(Seriously, have you ever done a plaster cast?? It takes forever.)
I’m not sure if Cynthia is still immortalizing famous dongs, but if she is, she’s either really pumped or really disappointed by the latest craze in 3D printing: DIY sex toys.
Let’s be real for a second, shall we? Who didn’t think that dildos and vibrators and anal beads shaped like Hello Kitty would soon be popping out of 3D printers? Whether we’re talking about the ubiquity of porn on the internet, the use of haptic technology to facilitate virtual sex, or the popularity of hookup apps, new technology almost always gets turned toward our private parts as soon as all the techy perverts out there get their hands on it.
If you’re not design or sex toy-savvy enough to come up with your own creation, you can still enjoy the discretion and novelty of your own 3D printed toy. Here are a couple of sites that have popped into the 3D printer sex toy scene, ready to turn your sexiest, silliest, perviest dreams into reality.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect standard vibe, a size-customized dildo, or a vibrator shaped like Justin Bieber’s head (!!!!), MakerLove has you covered.
These guys are currently a leader in the industry, with years of providing discrete services before they hit on the 3D printed scene. Their designs are sleek, well thought out, and they all fit the standard rocket vibrator. They’re also holding a contest for 3D printed sex toy designs. Head on over to their site for details and a chance to make a lot of people very, very happy.
Dongiverse originally started as a place to point out all of the supposedly non-sexual phallic objects uploaded to filesharing site Thingiverse every day. Three years later, they’ve decided that it’s time to stop making it a joke and start providing a space for 3D printed dildo designs.
Their new site isn’t up yet, but keep an eye on them, because this space is about to blow up and they’re one of the few places that’s on it already.
There’s just one (nasty) problem…
And that’s the fact that 3D printers can’t yet print in anything that’s considered safe for use around all of those very sensitive membranes. Sex toys today are made of materials that can be easily cleaned (silicone, plastic, glass, metal, etc.) and that usually includes having a smooth surface that’s washable with soap.
3D printers, on the other hand, create objects with rough surfaces. A sex toy that gets gook all stuck in the crevices? Ew, no thanks, never, no way. Luckily for you, MakerLove has an awesomely DIY solution in the form of surface finishes and complete instructions on how to make your homemade sex toy totally body safe.
So, Cynthia P. Caster, maybe it’s time to re-purpose those famous cocks of yours. I’m sure I could find more than one taker for that Hendrix mold…