A little bit beyond C2C, fully interactive cyber coming to a system near you soon. Well, soonish. OK, after they invent the damn stuff. The basics are already here, such as the devices mentioned by Wired, but I guess the rest will follow.
“What is very likely to be present before 2016 would be a multi-sensual experience of virtual sex,” said Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, Bloomington.
“There is a possibility of developing erotic materials for yourself that would allow you to create a partner of certain dimensions and qualities, the partner saying certain things in that interaction, certain things happening in that interaction.”
A field dubbed “teledildonics” already allows people at two remote computers to manipulate electronic devices such as a vibrator at the other end for sexual purposes.
For a sci-fi story I had to come up with a futuristic sex toy, and the one that I came up with that could do anything required of it was something that closely resembled an Octopus. The Japanese are so far ahead of us on this one.