Human beings have been experimenting on themselves since the advent of empirical research. Who knows whether self-reporting can be truly objective, but one thing’s for certain: it’s highly entertaining. Check out this piece to read six New York Magazine writers’ first-person accounts of trying various tips and technologies, from ‘smart' Kegel trainers and workout pants, to text-message psychotherapy and brain-wave monitoring headbands. Perhaps the most useful bit of data collected was this one: that Kegel wearable doubles as the ultimate, ahem, personal pleasuring device. Have you ever been a human guinea pig? Were you able to remain objective about your experiences and observations? What were the 'breakthroughs' of your 'research?' Share your field notes in the comments.