Regina Lynn (born May 17, 1971) is a columnist, blogger, author, and self-described sex-tech expert. Her work discusses the convergence of sex and technology, touching on subjects ranging from teledildonics and online dating to social media, video games, and cybersex.
She wrote the Wired magazine “Sex Drive” column weekly from 2003–2007 and biweekly in 2008. Sex Drive was an opinion column that attempted to use humor and a personal voice to make sex-tech more accessible to a mainstream audience. In her chapter of the anthology Naked Ambition: Women Who Are Changing Porn, she described her mission to provide a counterpoint to the fear of sex and technology emphasized in the mainstream media:
The mainstream media seems to focus on the fear. I’ve seen so much written about Internet infidelity, pedophiles using chat rooms to lure kids out to piers, CEOs and priests with porn on their hard drives. I don’t ignore this, nor do I pretend it’s not happening. People do bad stuff with sex-tech. Yet we have so many ways in which technology enhances our relationships. That’s where I go with Sex Drive. I like to focus on the individual even if I’m writing about society-wide implications. Here’s how I use a particular technology, or here’s how so-and-so uses it. And here’s how you can use it, too
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“For all that I have broadened my horizons since the first Sex Drive column more than four years ago, I have yet to encounter anything that challenges my core belief: Relationships are real wherever they form. That’s why we’re so desperate to pretend it’s all fantasy if it’s online, so we can make the hard, painful, life-crushing parts go away. And that’s why I get my panties in a bunch when people try to dismiss the reality of sex in virtual spaces. I’m all for cybersex, of course, but let’s not pretend it doesn’t have real consequences.”
What is Sex Drive in Your life?
Libido, colloquially known as sex drive, is a person’s overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. Sex drive is influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. Biologically, the sex hormones and associated neurotransmitters that act upon the nucleus accumbens (primarily testosterone and dopamine, respectively) regulate libido in humans. Social factors, such as work and family, and internal psychological factors, such as personality and stress, can affect libido. Sex drive can also be affected by medical conditions, medications, lifestyle and relationship issues, and age (e.g., puberty). A person who has extremely frequent or a suddenly increased sex drive may be experiencing hypersexuality, while the opposite condition is hypersexuality.
In addition to writing the Sex Drive column, Regina blogged about sex and technology for almost two years for Wired Blogs Sex Drive Daily and briefly recorded a weekly Sex Drive podcast for Wired podcasts. In 2008, she appeared weekly on Playboy Radio’s Afternoon Advice with Tiffany Granath, discussing current sex-tech news with host Tiffany Granath.
Regina’s first published erotica short story, “A Game of Passion”, was published in an e-book anthology called Tentacle Dreams. This story continues the sex-tech theme by portraying two people who became lovers via motion-capture suits and an online role-playing game, who are now meeting in person for the first time.
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