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Bond. Bond Touch.

Uploaded: Oct 18, 2019
All joking about James aside, the Bond Touch is a pretty fun and nifty gadget. The overview is that it’s a wrist-worn device that you tap and your partner (whether near or far) gets buzzed by his/her Bond Touch. It’s designed to help long-distance couples feel closer.

At first I had trouble setting it up, but eventually prevailed (you have to leave the app open all the time). They have good tech support. Then I thought it was kinda hokey; why not just text my beloved? But when my husband went to San Juan Island in Washington for eight days, I changed my tune. I knew he was busy and I didn’t necessarily want to text him since I didn’t need a reply. I just wanted to let him know I was thinking of him.

Then there was the laughter over using it as a vibrating sex toy (no, we didn’t try that, but it was a fun conversation).

If you travel or have a long distance relationship, it’s a great way to reach out and touch her/him. You can even set up what the vibrations mean: long, short, number of them, etc., can stand for things like “I love you” or “I miss you” or “I’m hot for you” or “Come home soon”.

I’m a huge proponent of being together and talking face-to-face (we regulate one another that way. Video or FaceTime or Google Hangouts would be next. Phone calls. Text would be my last choice. When people say they are talking, I have to clarify if they mean actual talk, not text. But if you’re far away (and have time zones to deal with), even James might like the Bond Touch.
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Posted by rick, a resident of Midtown,
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I still send postcards.


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