I’m assuming that you actually meant “Ayva Remote” release (not “Ayana”).
I will preface this response by saying that I’m the inventor of Ayva Remote, so I suppose you could say I am “biased”. However, I invented the software because I wanted to use it, so I think my opinion here is still valuable as a user.
I don’t think this is an either or sort of thing. It’s a different experience, and it will probably be an entirely different experience based on the type of toy and the type of control available. Some of what people have said in this thread is simply not applicable to the way that I’ve used Ayva Remote.
For example, a toy being “on the same setting for 15 min+” like @Dock said doesn’t even apply to Ayva Remote, because Ayva Remote is true live control. The person isn’t merely changing settings and patterns, they’re actually moving their finger(s) to make the motions themselves. So essentially every stroke is different and it approaches the experience you’d have in an actual in-person encounter; given that you feel the nuance of their touch. This was the one thing I vowed to do when I designed this software: no automated patterns; only true live control no matter what. I find the whole concept of simply changing patterns fantastically boring. I want to feel the other person stroking me and know that each movement is generated by their body. That’s dramatically different than someone simply pressing a button to change how fast or slow something automated is going.
As far as communication, I’ve had sessions that were chat only. Yes, it’s a little inconvenient, but surprisingly not that much. Sometimes you don’t need to give that much instruction. Some of the people I’ve been with respond well to simple emojis just to indicate that what they’re doing feels good. It’s not ideal, but it gets the job done. There can also be something thrilling about not being seen or heard. If you’re shy and/or introverted like I am, sometimes not being observed is desirable and can enhance the experience. Its kind of nice to be able to have what I call introverted sex. To get the pleasure of sexual engagement with a human without having to interact all that much. It’s actually kind of magical and something that wasn’t really possible before.
But I have also had sessions where I was on audio and the other person was on audio and video, and sessions where we were both on video and audio (cam-to-cam). With something like Ayva Remote it basically ends up feeling like you’re having sex with the person due to the live control and them responding to you.
Even when I was only chat and they were on audio and video, it still wasn’t the same as a script because I could see them. There is something about the interactivity and knowing that a real person is there to respond and is trying to get you off that is really hot. Even when I’d just send emojis and/or text it was fun to see their reactions to my excitement and desire and have them change up what they were doing (with the toy or with their body to excite me).
Re: Cam girls. Every time I’ve used Ayva Remote with a cam girl it was a 1x1 session with her live controlling my device. So I’m not sure about this “1 girl trying to please many” scenario mentioned by @SomeoneRandom. It just literally never happens with Ayva Remote.
Re: anonymity. Someone mentioned usernames giving away information. In Ayva you create a username for each session so it truly is anonymous. I suppose if you met on a cam site though they might see your username there. But there’s no reason your camsite username needs to give away any info about you.
Re: VR. I’m releasing a plugin pretty soon that will allow Ayva Remote to stream to Virt-a-mate (a popular advanced VR sex simulator if you haven’t heard of it). So folx who want to remotely control VR scenes will be able to do that.
Bottom line, every remote control scheme is going to be a different experience and it will vary based on how and who you’re using it with. And it will continue to get more and more advanced. I have a lot of plans for Ayva Remote for example that will make the experience even more intense (syncing the live control of a penetrative device on her end for example).
There will always be folx who want to use scripts and folx who want to use AI though. I mean, I’m one of those people. (I’m also the inventor of one of the most advanced random strokers for OSR2/SR6, Ayva Stroker Lite, and will continue to make advancements on the AI front in the future as well. In fact, one of the reasons I want to get people using Ayva Remote is that captured motion data (anonymized) will potentially help me train an AI).
But ultimately it’s just another way to enjoy your sex toy. You don’t have to choose one or the other. You can try remote control sometimes; use scripts at others.
Hell sometimes I still prefer to just use my hand while watching porn .
There’s room for all of it. But I’ll say that it feels important for more people to start using remote services so that we can make them better and better. More feedback. More ideas. More pleasure.