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Porn app comes to Google Glass — are you surprised?

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Let's be honest for a moment — completely honest: At some point after Google Glass was announced, many of us briefly considered how the futuristic headgear could be used in the bedroom. Well, no need to wonder any longer, because the first Google Glass porn app is now available — and its creators really thought it through.

"When we first announced that we were developing this app, there were knee-jerk reactions suggesting that people will watch porn on the bus and everywhere," Jennifer McEwen — co-founder of MiKandi, the adult software company behind the T**s and Glass app — tells NBC News. "We see this more for notifications than for consuming content," Jesse Adams, her fellow co-founder adds.

At this point, the app allows Glass users to share and view photos. They can even vote and comment on images. (Yes, that means dictating out loud.) While writing this article, I received a notification that some images were delivered to my Glass. I tapped my temple and suddenly I was staring at a woman's bare chest. I'm sitting in the middle of a newsroom so my immediate reaction was to blush and turn my head away ... but the naughty bits followed. That's a bit awkward.

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This is what Glass users see when new content is delivered by the T**s and Glass app.

I asked McEwen and Adams how this sort of thing would be handled in sensitive environments. What if I'm in a meeting and porn is delivered to my Glass? "I think you might need to practice a poker face," Adams responded with a chuckle. The company is considering adding some sort of way to pause notifications directly from the device. (You can also disable the app on the Web.)

Naturally there's some concern about associating your porn habit with your Google account when you enable the T**s and Glass app, but Adams tells NBC News that MiKandi is taking steps to keep users safe. "Everything is anonymous by default," he says. "We will assign you a default user ID, a randomized one, and nothing is automatically shared."

While Glass users can get the T**s and Glass app right now by enabling it on the company's website, it isn't exactly green-lit by Google. When you activate it, its entry in the control panel is emblazoned with a suspicion-inducing phrase: "This Glassware has not been reviewed by Google." Chances are, that won't go away, and Google may even clean house once Glass, now in development, launches as a consumer product.

A Google spokesperson pointed NBC News to a section of the Glass developer guidelines which states that Google does not "allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts or sexually explicit material." There's no telling if and when this law will be enforced.

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