Braces hold a certain cringe factor when it comes to blowjobs, but where some imagine metal scraping skin, others see an opportunity for sexual pleasure. Kuang-Yi, a multidisciplinary researcher, earned his degree as a doctor of dental surgery in 2009, but decided to go back to school for master’s degrees in communications design and dental science. While Kuang-Yi’s peers were dredging up thesis chestnuts like “Studies in Dietary Fluoride Intake” and “School Nurses and Their Role in Oral Health of School-Aged Children,” his was far more original: “The Fellatio Modification Project.”
“Based on my previous training, I wanted to research dentistry in an artistic way,” Kuang-Yi told HUSTLER. “I discovered that in the field of dentistry, the oral cavity is commonly described as having only three functions: aesthetics, pronunciation and mastication. There is the fourth function, sex, which is left unspoken and undiscussed in dentistry textbooks.” So Kuang-Yi used his knowledge of dental technology and tissue engineering to develop a retainer that could be worn to give better blowjobs. Recently exhibited in Taiwan and London, the retainers have received positive press from the likes of Vice and New York magazine. Custom-made to fit an individual’s mouth and sexual preference, the retainers are not yet available for mass market. However, Kuang- Yi says he’s currently working a Taiwanese sex toy company to remedy that.