Amir Vatan, the CEO, retreated to his office so he could be on the other end of my virgin High Joy chat.
Derek Bacon, the CFO, handed me a masturbation sleeve cast from a porn star's pudenda.
Would you go on a date with someone you met through a cybersex chat room? High Joy melds a dating database, a proprietary chat client and teledildonics to form what the founders call "the complete High Joy experience." It launched a few weeks ago, and because its offices are in Southern California, I was able to stop by for a demo. Lynn Borne, the director of marketing, asked me to hold the Doc Johnson i Vibe Rabbit while he walked me through the chat client and the online control panel for the toy.
Now that we're used to the idea of meeting people through personal profiles and internet communities, "people are looking for an increased level of interaction," he says."With us, you can do everything you would expect at an online dating site," says Lynn.
Members fill out profiles, in varying degrees of detail.
Cyber sex means any sexy chat, pictures or films that are exchanged by email, instant message or social networking sites like Facebook or a chat room.
Cyber sex may seem safer than real sex in some ways, because there is no risk of sexually transmitted infections or unplanned pregnancy.