As developers are keen to remind us, there's an app for everything. You can run your finances from an app, and invest in the stock market; you can find your wife, plan your wedding and book your honeymoon all from the comfort of your couch. As app culture spreads, we're also beginning to see apps that help you in other, more private areas of your life.
There's a whole range of apps out there to enhance your sex life. So many, in fact, that it can be difficult to know where to start. We've compiled a short list for you here, but you should see this as a jump-off point rather than a comprehensive list – especially if you're into kink.
There's a whole world of them out there, and you're bound to like some more than others. Without further ado, here are 10 apps that you should have right now if you want to boost your bedroom performance:
Kindu is an app for couples that allows you to explore fantasies, open up lines of communication about sex, and get new ideas for the bedroom. Ideal for couples who are a little shy but would like to start trying new things, Kindu allows both partners to flick through over 600 ideas, and chooses the ones that you both find interesting. Got a specific kink you'd like to know about? You can submit it as a wildcard, which anonymously adds the kink to the list, looking like any other Kindu-submitted idea. It's a fun way of finding out which road you could try next.
9 Dirty Games Truth Or Dare
There are countless 'truth or dare' style games available on all app stores – but try Dirty Games Truth or Dare if you're spoiled for choice. The app helps eliminate all those long, awkward silences when nobody can think of a sexy dare to give. It's a conversation starter, and playing games like this one can definitely put the fun back into a stagnant relationship, or spark up the interest in a new one.
8 Sex Drive
This app is a little weird, but science says it works. Sex Drive lets you play a tested binaural tone through your headphones, which supposedly replicates the effects of libido-increasing pills to let you improve your sex drive - chemical-free. It works by playing uneven tones in each ear, stimulating the brain by forcing it to 'correct' the difference. The developers suggest listening to the sound for 10 to 20 minutes a day to see noticeable improvements, and warn that you may get a 'tingling feeling.' Sounds have been shown to have an effect on the body before, so it's well worth having a go to see if this works for you.
7 69 Places
Are you one of the many people who's into getting it on in public? Well, here's a corker for you. 69 Places is a checklist of – er, 69 different places. As you and your partner work through them, you can check them off. Separated into different categories, such as 'In the Home', 'Sporting Venues' and 'Public Places,' to the more risky, like 'Elevator' or 'Family Reunion.' Get competitive with your partner and see how many of these you can check off. Besides, you might surprise yourself with a new location...
6 Sexy Vibes
There are a number of different apps that do this – but if you're stuck, try Sexy Vibes. Essentially, this does exactly what you're thinking. It taps into the phone's vibrating technology, and turns it into a vibrator for your partner. Some apps even have a remote control feature. Cover your phone with something to protect it, and away she goes! The spontaneity of being able to keep this little tool in your pocket could add spice into your relationship.
People complain about Tinder a lot, so here's an app you may like. Pure is a hookup app that focuses on two main things – speed, and discretion. Users get to fill out a detailed profile. Then, when you're looking for a hookup, you can make your profile go live with your location, your interests and what you're seeking. It highlights you for an hour, and hopefully that helps you match up with someone who's interested in the exact same thing. Avoid the mess of trying to work out whether it is just Netflix or if there'll be sex with this app.
4 Cosmo Sex Position Of The Day
Cosmo's app, which highlights one sex position every day, gives you and your partner an opportunity to talk about sex, and talk about the different ways you could be having it. If you're bored, but aren't entirely sure how to bring it up, this could be a great way to introduce the subject. It's non-threatening and fun. Plus, each position comes with a difficulty rating, which will tug at your competitive nature.
This Emma Watson-approved app is designed specifically to teach you about female sexuality. Now, before you run for the hills, it's not just necessarily designed for your girlfriend. If you're not entirely sure how to please a woman, or you've found a few of your girlfriend's orgasms a little bit less than real, then you can use this app to educate yourself with expert instruction. They're exaggerated at best, and wildly inaccurate at worst. It's a subscription-based app, but why not try it out for a while?
This app is exactly what it looks like. Tinder – for threesomes! Done right, threesomes absolutely deserve the reputation they have in society. This app gives you a shot at making your way into the world of sex with multiple people, and it does it in a really easy way. You can sign up as a single or as a couple, and the app will then match you with appropriate people - just like Tinder. It's also really focused on discretion, and no real names are used on the app. Unlike Tinder, you can also see who matched you, even before you match with them.
1 Pillow Plaw
Not to be confused with the many other sleep assistance apps boasting similar names, Pillow is described as the 'Intimacy App'. It includes activities you can do together, and even contains audio guided 'Adventures' so that you can switch the app on and go through their guidelines – hands-free. It also contains lots of different features to boost your communication with your partner. If you have a long-term partner, or even if your sex life is already great, this is definitely something you need to check out.