Chinese mobile kissing device that helps long-distance lovers
By Guardian Exclusive
01 April 2023 | 12:48 pm
This device is named MUA - after the sound people commonly make when blowing a kiss. It was invented by a Beijing startup, Siweifushe, to stimulate long-distance kissing. Zhao Jianbo, the inventor, said he was inspired to create the device because he couldn’t meet his girlfriend during the lockdown.
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