At first glance, it seems like a home exercise bench — and in a way, that’s what it is.
The HarmonySystem promises to restore the pleasure of lovemaking to ageing bodies, by providing adjustable postures for those with arthritic joints or breathing problems. There’s so much material to work with here, from the personalized seat covers (scroll down) to the company slogan (“Making Love Should Not Hurt!” — we’ve all heard that before).
But perhaps this quote reveals the most about the designers and users:
The HarmonySystem takes less than one minute to set up and about 20 seconds to take apart. When taken apart, the tallest piece of the HarmonySystem is low enough to slide under most beds or put into a closet. Couples who are more adventurous with their sexuality may want to leave the HarmonySystem set up. The interesting lines, glossy finish and fine workmanship make it an attractive and interesting conversation piece.
Yep, all over this land, kids are starting conversations about the strange new device in their grandparents’ living room. But somehow I doubt they’re talking about the fine workmanship.
An alert reader sent this in, noting it was endorsed by physicians from my alma mater. So that’s what went on, on the fifth floor…
More from HarmonySystem… including a blunt FAQ…