It looked like a wetsuit and boasted 36 electronic sensors that transmitted sensations all over the body. But, it wasn’t long for this world: The suit couldn’t get FDA approval because of this pesky concern that it might give people with pacemakers a heart attack.

Next up, in 2004, was the Sinulator, which allowed people to connect sex toys to their computers for online play.

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Thing is, "fuck me" feels a whole lot like "duck tea." The sensations are entirely detached from the meaning of your partner's words and the unique sound of his or her voice.

In general, the vibration patterns seem crude at worst and random at best.

David Levy, author of Love and Sex with Robots, told Daily Star online: “Sex robots are really coming."Once the technology and the whole system of ordering and manufacturing these products becomes sophisticated you won’t be able to stop your ex-boyfriend if he wants to order a robot that looks like you, same size as you, with the same voice as you.“There won’t be anything you can do to stop it.“You just have to accept it.“This is something that will come with the advances in technology.”Sex-bot specialists have claimed that copies could be so life like they would have the same weight, height, eye colour and personality traits as their human dopplegangers.

Mr Levy added: “As the technology improves, the electronic voice will sound more and more like any particular person.“Not only specify the characteristics of your robot, what they’re interested in, what they know about, colour of their eyes, various dimensions.“You’ll also be able to specify exactly how they will look.”It comes after claims future versions of the androids will offer men bespoke sexual stimuli which are just not available in real life women.

Then there are settings that allow the app-controller to get creative: The way you touch or tap the screen, or the way you tilt your i Phone, create corresponding changes in the blue Motion's intensity or pattern.

The "voice" option allows your partner to record audio that is then converted into vibrations.

It’s safe to say there have been more teledildonic disappointments than innovations.

As onetime “telediddler” optimist Mike Mosher wrote in 1998 about Rheingold’s vision, "Nearly a decade later, the speed and processing power required by sensors in responsive body gloves still don't exist." A year later, Vivid Entertainment -- this was prior to its fame as a purveyor of celebrity sex tapes -- created the Cyber Sex Suit.

Just a couple of weeks ago I "made" my husband try out a brand-new "blow job robot." Then last week Oh Mi Bod premiered the blue Motion, an external vibrator that can be remotely controlled by an app, and which Beta Beat announced might "bring us close to computer-engineered orgasms." Obviously, it was my turn.