Lovense Max 2
Review date: Feb. 7, 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?
Can it snoop on me?
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
User content, including text, pictures, audio, and video messages (optional); friends list (optional); any other information users' provide Lovense with (optional).
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
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?
User-friendly privacy information?
User-friendly and accessible
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Passwords for Lovense accounts currently use 8-99 characters with a required mix of letters, numbers & symbols.
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."
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."
Hacking a sex toy is possible — and it could have dangerous resultsMic
Sex toy company admits to recording users' remote sex sessions, calls it a 'minor bug'The Verge
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