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Paying with Your Penis

 

PayPhal is the innovation from CamSoda that gives a whole new meaning to tipping with one’s penis.

Launching in Beta, PayPhal will enable men to pay cam models in real-time during a private cam session based upon their level of arousal Click To Tweet

CamSoda, a leading adult entertainment webcam platform, has developed a novel way to add further interactivity to their adult web cam sessions. By using PayPhal described as ‘a technology solution that acts as a digital wallet’ CamSoda claims that users will be able to pay for their adult entertainment with their erections.

“Erections are synonymous with the adult entertainment industry. It only makes sense that here at CamSoda we cater to our users and provide them with a seamless payment method that aligns with their horniness. All things considered, the last thing someone wants to do when fully aroused is pull out…their wallet and enter their payment details and wait for everything to process,” said Daryn Parker, VP, CamSoda. “PayPhal will go a long way towards significantly expediting things, freeing guys up to enjoy the experience without interruption. Now, not only will guys be able to pay hands free, but models on CamSoda and in strip clubs will be provided a definitive barometer of their performance. If a model isn’t putting any effort into their show, and the viewer is left flaccid, PayPhal will tip accordingly.”

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Launching in Beta on CamSoda, PayPhal will initially enable men to pay cam models in real-time during a private cam session based upon their level of arousal, as their penis progresses from “flaccid” to “half-chub” to “erection.” In the coming months, CamSoda will look to partner with strip clubs to replace the use of dollar bills and digitize the industry.

What payment method will be developed in the future for women in a similar fashion - the contactless clit? Click To Tweet

To make payments via PayPhal, users attach a teledildonic penis ring around the shaft of their penis, which will take into account the girth of a user’s penis via the Girth Detector ocated on the ring itself, and establish a baseline size. A user then enters into a private cam session with a model, and, depending on how aroused they get during the session – progressing from “flaccid” to “half-chub” to “erection” – PayPhal will send the model an electronic payment in the form of a tip. So, if a user enters into a private session and their penis grows four inches, the model is paid for the four inches the user’s penis grew.

 

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This all looks remarkably like the internet of things are taking possession of your genitals. The datafication of arousal is remarkably like an innovative and updated version of the penile plethysmograph,  a technology used by some sexologists to measure the ‘tumescence’ of a penis. PayPhal appears to convert this tumescent process into a financial transaction between the user and the sex worker. The ‘Girth Detector’ also appears to standardise penis sizes which could cause some difficulty in erectile confidence for some, and have the ability to enhance experience for others, particularly if there is a preference for genital bondage or restriction by the user. The sizes start at LARGE rising to MONSTER, inspiring confidence and anticipating penis performance – and the size of the financial tip.

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The datafication of arousal is remarkably like an innovative and updated version of the penile plethysmograph, a technology used by some sexologists to measure the tumescence of a penis Click To Tweet

In the coming months, CamSoda will look to partner with strip clubs to replace the use of dollar bills and completely digitize the industry. Ideally, patrons will be able to walk into a strip club with the penis ring on and tip performers as their penis grows while they receive a lap dance.

The difficulty with part of the concept is the overall aim to digitize payment for both live and online sex workers. Sex workers will also have their own chip and pin readers if a client does not have PayPhal, and this could lead to a social split between those sex workers who are fully digital, and those who are not. This could also lead to differences in financial control between worker and sex trade business owner.

Ideally, patrons will be able to walk into a strip club with the penis ring on and tip performers as their penis grows while they receive a lap dance Click To Tweet

PayPhal could also lead to payment disputes as clients could possibly find that they are accused of lying about their Girth Detector, and are then not paying the right amount of tip. Potentially this could lead to abuse of the system with the possibility of fake erections, and those who think that they are MONSTER size when they are not and vice versa. There may also be a time factor that may have an effect, tumescence may well come and go during the time spent at a strip club, so when is the best time for the penis to pay the tip to the sex worker or stripper? Who has control over payment – the person or the penis?

Overall this is a novel approach, and CamSoda is being adventurous here, as this could be a new wave of payment control that may well support sex workers if the technology is not abused. But what payment method will be developed in the future for women in a similar fashion – the contactless clit?

Trudy Barber is an expert in Cyber/techno/robot sexuality and SexTech correspondent at Tech Trends. Give her a poke on LinkedIn or Twitter @TrudyBarber