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ASMR, Intimacy and Audio - Navigating Romantic Fantasy with Your Ears

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ASMR, Intimacy and Audio - Navigating Romantic Fantasy with Your Ears

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Take a deep dive into the sensory world of ASMR, audio romance fiction, and online intimacy experiences. Join Christine “Kix” Mwaturura (Private Affairs - podcast), Kate Armstrong Smith (Othelia and Love Generator - AI storytelling platforms) and Jess Hamilton (Pillow Talk and Flirties - podcasts), creators who bring fantasy, fiction, technology and real life experiences together to explore sex, romance and intimacy through audio and AI storytelling.

Audio stories often invite listeners to be active participants, bringing their own dreams, desires and preferences into the narrative. It’s therefore no surprise then that more listeners are turning to intimate podcasts & audio erotica as a safe haven for sexual exploration. It’s reported that 90% of women use “mental framing” (or imagining scenarios and stories) to get turned on, rather than visual stimuli.

The “sextech” industry has experienced 30% growth YoY since the pandemic, and the sexual wellness industry is forecast to exceed US$125 billion by 2026. Women are leading the multi-million dollar “erotica tech” boom, with content that forefronts female pleasure, sexual diversity, and well-being. There’s a huge opportunity for creators in this space, but does it reflect a diversity of sexual expression? And does technology enhance bias or create spaces for authentic expression?

Hear from 3 women creators who are ready to equip you with the tools and tricks to explore this space in ways that are safe, inclusive and joyful. This is a creator’s guide to the future of intimacy and pleasure through the deeply immersive medium of storytelling with sound.

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