Gadgets & Toys, Lifestyle

Bad Idea: Vibrating Bicycle Seat Cover – Tan Lili

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I’m a sucker for cool inventions, especially those that hold the promise of bettering our lives in ways we’d never thought possible. So many times, I’d find myself looking at a new product in the marketing and wondering, “Wow, why didn’t I think of that?”

This isn’t one of those moments.

Named the Happy Ride, this vibrating bicycle seat cover comes with a small vibrator in the middle. All you have to do is slip it over the seat of your trusty two-wheeler, and you are set for an epic joyride! Oh, and you can adjust the intensity of the vibrations via a control that’s neatly tucked in the back pocket of the cover.

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The buzzworthy Happy Ride

According to the UK-based sex toy shop behind the Happy Ride, their latest invention is in popular demand thanks to the country’s cycling boom and the growing, erm, buzz surrounding the film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.

Come on, a vibrating bicycle seat cover? I can think of many reasons why it’s a bad idea; for starters, it could kill you. As it is, cycling isn’t exactly the safest mode of transport on the Singapore roads. With the Happy Ride, you’d be further endangering your life – and the lives of those in your vicinity – since it would likely leave you twitching, howling, convulsing and, most importantly, momentarily blinded.

If, for some reason, you feel an overwhelming desire to sexually connect with a bicycle, try it on a stationary one. Not too long ago, a study found that 40 percent of its female participants had experienced orgasms while engaging in physical exercises like biking and spinning. There’s even a name for this exercise-induced high; it’s called coregasm. I’m not going to go into detail but, trust me, this phenomenon is real – and it’s infinitely safer than getting off on the road.

About The Author: A founder of Material World, Tan Lili has previously worked in magazines The Singapore Women’s Weekly and Cosmopolitan Singapore, as well as herworld.com (now herworldplus.com, the online counterpart of Her World). She is now a freelance writer who works on this website full-time. Lili hopes to travel the world, work with wild animals, and discover more awesome Twilight fan-fiction. Follow her on Twitter @TanLiliTweets.

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