Sex toys and designing for sexual wellness

Anna Eaglin, Shaowen Bardzell

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    Sexual health encompasses physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. In this paper, we argue that designing for sexual health is an important aspect of the Wellness Informatics agenda, and that research on sex toys, which is underdeveloped in HCI, has the potential to contribute to this agenda substantively. We summarize our user research and present a set of design principles to further the agenda of designing for sexual wellness.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
    Pages1837-1842
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Duration: May 7 2011May 12 2011

    Publication series

    NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

    Other

    Other29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver, BC
    Period5/7/115/12/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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