Old Nokia phones find new life as sex toys

A survey on masturbation finds women have found a smart new use for those old Nokia "dumb" phones.

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Watch this: Old Nokia phones double as adult toys, says survey

Nokia phones ... not just for sexting anymore.


Why invest in an expensive vibrator when you might have one sitting on your pile of old gadgets?

Because of their strong vibration function, old Nokia "dumb" phones are getting new life as vibrators, according to a survey on female masturbation in India.

One hundred woman responded to the poll by Agents of Ishq, a project focused on sex, love and desire in India. And they had some surprising answers about how they achieve maximum satisfaction.

"The old Nokia vibrating phone made several appearances on this survey," Agents of Ishq wrote earlier this month in a post about the survey, which was originally brought to our attention by Vocativ. "We have no idea why that company is not the market leader after this."

While a survey of just 100 women hardly suggests old Nokia phones are going to show up in sex shops anytime soon, it's nonetheless, well, buzz-worthy that women are getting smart about dumb phones.

Nokia did not respond immediately to a request for a comment regarding the secret sensual lives of its phones.

While using a phone's vibrate function for sexual gratification might sound bizarre, keep in mind that sex toys like vibrators aren't as readily available to women in some countries as they are in others.

Nokia phones aren't the only products to offer sexual satisfaction. According to the Homemade Sex Toys website, there are ways to use any cell phone as a vibrator.

The best option seems to be the alarm method. Just program your alarm to go off every minute on vibrate for as long as you think you'll need to get the job done.

The website suggests keeping your old cell phone when you upgrade to a new one. That way you can have a device just for your sexy-time needs.

"Having a sex-only cell phone vibrator also means you can keep your everyday cell phone pristine," Homemade Sex Toys website suggests. "You won't have to worry that it smells funky, or feel weird if you let a friend talk on it."

And a bonus for those who care about the environment: by using your old cell phone as a vibrator instead of throwing it in a trash bin headed for the landfill, you'll help save the environment one orgasm at a time.

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