Lovense Max 2

Lovense Max 2

Lovense $99
Bluetooth

Review date: 02/07/2021

In a world where a pandemic means long distance relationships are common, long distance toys for intimacy are keeping up. The Max 2 male masturbator, which partners with the Lovense Nora vibrator, connects to the Lovense Remote app via Bluetooth. Once connected, couples can sync with each other's toys, for a two-way interactive experience. When the Nora moves, the Max responds. When the Max moves, the Nora responds. The speed of your movements is felt on the other end by your partner, and vise versa. And to be inclusive of all couples, two Noras can sync together, two Maxes can sync together, as well a Nora and a Max syncing together. Couples can also control each other's toys with a smartphone or tablet. You can even record an interactive two-way session and play it back for those times when your partner isn't able to join in.

What could happen if something goes wrong

Lovense seems to do a pretty good job protecting users privacy and security. We love that they don't sell any user data they collect. They do collect and use personal information for things like third party analytics service providers and advertising partners if users chose to share that data, which is a fairly common practice so it doesn't worry us too much. Their privacy policy and privacy FAQ are written in fairly easy to understand language so users can know what types of data they collect, how they use it, and how long they keep it which is great. And everything you do over the app is encrypted, so you're sexy time chats and pictures can't easily be seen by random people. The Max is a sex toy that connects. to an app over Bluetooth and that app can be controlled over the internet, so it's not completely risk free. There's always a chance someone--a jilted lover, a kid who learns their parent's password--could gain access to the app and see some pretty personal information or worse, jack your mastubator up to its highest setting and give you a jolt you weren't expecting.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

User can request their data to be deleted by emailing [email protected]

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

Lovense has previously acknowledged recording and storing users' remote sex sessions in 2017, and that one of their Bluetooth butt plugs was able to be hacked in 2017. There have been no known incidences of data breaches or leaks in the past two years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

User-friendly and accessible

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Yes

Passwords for Lovense accounts currently use 8-99 characters with a required mix of letters, numbers & symbols.

Security updates

Yes

From our email exchange: "We routinely update not only the apps but also device firmware to provide a better and more secure experience. Automatic updates are in place where possible or updates can be initiated by the user. If there is a particularly important security update, we can force the upgrade by requiring the user to update before continuing to use the device or app."

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

From our email exchange: "Yes. We participate in a private bug bounty program where our website, servers, all toys, and all apps are in scope. We're a member of the Internet of Dongs (IoD) project as well - which is a project aimed at improving the security of teledildonic products and services. We're also very grateful to other independent researchers, security professionals, and our very own users who have reached out to us directly with their own findings and concerns. We actively work with them as well to address any vulnerabilities they find and aggregate user feedback to determine additional privacy or security changes we can implement."

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

No

Company contact info

Phone Number

No

Live Chat

No

Twitter

@lovense

Updates

Hacking a sex toy is possible — and it could have dangerous results
Mic
Internet-connected sex devices (such as the commonly used We-Vibe, KIIROO, and Lovense toys) that let you connect with a lover remotely so they can control the device while video or audio chatting with you. Your data may not be secure, and potentially, a third party could control your toy without your consent — and control of both your body and information could theoretically lead to everything from blackmail to rape.
Sex toy company admits to recording users' remote sex sessions, calls it a 'minor bug'
The Verge
Today, a Reddit user pointed out that Hong Kong-based sex toy company Lovense's remote control vibrator app (Lovense Remote) recorded a use session without their knowledge. An audio file lasting six minutes was stored in the app's local folder. The users says he or she gave the app access to the mic and camera but only to use with the in-app chat function and to send voice clips on command — not constant recording when in use. Other users confirmed this app behavior, too.
Lovense Class Action Says Sex Toys Secretly Collect User Information
Top Class Actions
A Georgia woman is accusing the makers of Lovense sex toys of collecting data about customers’ use of those products without their knowledge or consent. The class action was filed by an anonymous Lovense customer, identified in the complaint as plaintiff S.D. She alleges Lovense fails to notify its customers that its smartphone app-controlled vibrators collect and transmit information about how they are used.

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