A new device will allow couples to be intimate with each other without even being in the same country. The Remote Kiss – a pair of silicone lips studded with pressure sensors and tiny motors – promises to recreate the pressure and movement of a lover’s snog.

The invention has been patented by the Changzou Vocational Institute of Mechatronic Technology, where its creator’s own relationship issues provided the inspiration for its design. Inventor Jiang Zhnogli said: “In my university, I was in a long distance relationship with my girlfriend so we only contact with each other through phone. That’s where the inspiration of this device originated”. The cutting-edge device links to the user’s phone via Bluetooth through an app. The user then makes a call through the app, but can opt to give the person at the other end of the line a full-on smooch. Its creators also envision the product allowing people suffering with contagious diseases to enjoy a kiss. One thrilled customer said: “My partner didn’t believe that kissing could be achieved at first.


“So her jaw dropped when she used it … This is the best surprise I have given her during our long-distance relationship. Thank you technology!” The device also comes with an in-app “kissing square” where users can select a stranger to kiss at random. The Remote Kiss is the most-recent in a surge of new devices designed to transmit the physical sensations of sex and intimacy via the web. One such invention is the Diamo – the world’s “first ever” wearable teledildonic sex toy for men. Adult webcam site CamSoda launched the device which will allow men to sync it to their favourite camgirl’s compatible vibrator, so both can feel the sensation at the same time, in real time. CamSoda also released the “Ep-Coc” which simulates a range of different oral sex techniques.