Because shape was so important, I started designing from the outside in. I quickly hit a wall, however and realized that the stimulation should guide the first design. Form would follow function. I experimented with materials and sensations that I wanted the garment to produce.

Following this experimentation and research, I distilled the functions into three circuits: Warmth, Breath, and Touch. My placement of the circuits were based on the work of Dr. Betty Dodson and the first ever study on erogenous zones Reports of Intimate Touch (conducted in 2013!) by Turnbull, Lovett, Chaldecott, and Lucas.

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Warmth      Touch      Breath




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