A porn company is selling a $30 bike seat with a hidden pocket for your vibrator, but a sex educator said it’s risky

The O-Seat (not pictured) is a bike seat attachment meant to give users sexual pleasure while they ride.

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The O-Seat (not pictured) is a bike seat attachment meant to give users sexual pleasure while they ride.
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  • Porn company CamSoda invented a vibrating bike seat called the “O-Seat” where users can insert their vibrators into its hidden pocket and attach it to a spin or commuter bike for sexual stimulation.
  • According to CamSoda, hundreds of the devices have been sold and one user told Insider that vibrating seat motivates her to go to the gym regularly.
  • Therapist and sex educator Janis Rozsler told Insider the seat is a fun novelty, but using it could come with safety and health risks.
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If you’re looking to spice up your self-pleasure, the free live sex website CamSoda has created a unique way to do just that thanks to its new vibrating bike seat attachment, the “O-Seat.”

The O-Seat, which will officially launch sometime this winter, is a detachable bike seat that looks like any run-of-the-mill saddle you’d see on a spin or commuter bike, with one important addition: A special pocket underneath the seat that lets users insert their vibrating sex toy of choice so they can be sexually stimulated during spin class or on the road.

For spin pros and avid bike commuters, a vibrating bike seat may seem contrived or impractical, but CamSoda Vice President Daryn Parker told Insider that the company has received hundreds of orders since the beta version became available to customers in December. And, one O-Seat customer told Insider she’s enjoyed using the seat during her spin classes.

That viral Peloton commercial inspired the O-Seat

According to Parker, CamSoda was interested in selling a fitness-focused sexual pleasure device for some time. But it wasn’t until a now-infamous Peloton commercial, during which a man gifts his already-fit wife a Peloton-brand bike that she documents using for a year, went viral that the porn company went through with the idea.

“We figured now would be an opportune time to capitalize on the relevancy of spinning,” Parker said.

To use the O-Seat, users place a vibrator (CamSoda recommends its Lovense device) in the seat’s secret pocket on its underside. Then, they can replace their spin bike seat or commuter bike seat with the O-Seat, turn their vibrator on, and get riding.

Porn company CamSoda created the O-Seat, which people can buy on the CamSoda website for $29.99.

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Porn company CamSoda created the O-Seat, which people can buy on the CamSoda website for $29.99.
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People are actually using the device

Nicole, a 25-year-old in New York City, said she came across the O-Seat when her friend jokingly sent her an article about it, and decided to actually buy it because of her passion for spinning.

“She was surprised to learn I actually bought it,” Nicole, who asked to omit her last for privacy reasons, told Insider. “I’ve been spinning for a couple of years now, so I thought it would be fun to try the product and change up my typical experience on the bike,” she said.

So far, Nicole has used the O-Seat in five spin classes and said that although the first time bringing her own seat to class was awkward, she’s now a big fan.

“I was worried about what the people sitting around me would think. Ultimately, I decided that if I was asked about it, I could explain to the other riders and studio staff that I bring my own seat cover for hygiene purposes,” Nicole said. No one except her close friends have asked about the bike seat so far.

Since her first ride, Nicole’s been comfortable replacing the studio’s bike seats with her own and said the O-Seat “gives off just the right amount of stimulation that it complements my ride.”

While Nicole hasn’t actually orgasmed in class, and she said it’s likely because her instructors have the class moving between standing and sitting positions so frequently. “I could see it happening sometime soon, though,” she said.

Nicole added that the device has made her more motivated to stick to her workout regimen, especially in cold and dark winter months.

A spin class.

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A spin class.
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The O-Seat could come with risks

Janis Roszler, a licensed therapist and sex educator, said O-Seat, although fun-sounding, could lead to distracted driving if a person is headed toward climax due to its stimulating vibrations.

Even if you turn the vibrator off to focus, you’re not home free, she added. “Just because you turn the vibrator off, it doesn’t mean your body stops responding,” Roszler told Insider. “You’ve already sent something into motion and could have an intense response when you don’t want it,” like if you’re attempting to cross a busy street on your bike while orgasming.

Roszler said tissue injury could also be a concern because genital tissue compresses when a person sits on a bike seat.

“You may feel tissue in the vulva area getting more stimulation than you want because of your position while riding, or you may be missing signs that your body is saying, ‘Stop, this enough,'” Roszler said. Ignoring or missing those body cues could lead to temporary genital soreness or numbness.

On the other hand, some people may get no sexual stimulation from the O-Seat, according to Roszler. “Some people can’t orgasm sitting up and may just get an irritation from this,” she said.

Lastly, someone who enjoys their O-Seat a little too much could potentially become so accustomed to that type of touch or vibration that they impeded other sexual experiences, Roszler said.

To prevent this, Roszler suggested switching it up with various toys as well as hand stimulation from yourself or a partner.