Sex Toy Wins Award At CES But Taken Back Deeming It Immoral

Sex Toy Wins Award At CES But Taken Back Deeming It Immoral

Sex Toy Wins Award At CES But Taken Back Deeming It Immoral

It's this mostly woman-led company's debut product, and yeah, we're looking forward to trying it too.

Needless to say, the women behind this startup are not happy.

But the award was rescinded weeks later by the CES organizer, the Consumer Technology Association, TechCrunch reported.

Douglas Layman, a general partner for the partnership backing Lora DiCarlo, said in a statement the startup was taking aim at a market that is poised to boom.

But the award was taken back just a few weeks later.

The Osé, a sex toy for women that combines robotics and 3D printing to provide hands-free vaginal and clitoral stimulation, was named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Robotics and Drone product category. The prize, she said, made the years of research and engineering even more worthwhile.

Haddock claims they have been cagey on the reasons why, claiming they have cited "immorality" and "obscenity" and that "anything not in keeping with CTA's image will be disqualified".

"Unfortunately, [Osé] does not fit into any of our existing product categories and should not have been accepted for the Innovation Awards Program", it reads. It was then judged by an independent panel, which deemed the product a victor.

But it had the honor stripped and found itself controversially banned from the exhibition floor after it was deemed to have broken the rules. "CES does not have a category for sex toys".

Sex toys and sex tech, for the record, have always been staples of CES.

"From the exclusion of female founders and executives to the lack of female-focused products allowed to exhibit on the floor - there are demonstrable issues with diversity". The new device is aimed at apartment dwellers or college students who want a video doorbell, but may not be allowed to install one next to their doors. "Clearly CTA has no issue allowing explicit male sexuality and pleasure to be ostentatiously on display", Haddock writes. However, the organisers later backtracked and mentioned the product didn't fit in any category, be it robotics or drones. Below the message is a link to Apple's website wherein the company talks in length about the privacy features that its devices- iPhone and the Apple watch- offer.

"You never know how technology can be used, the future of healthcare might well be in the patent for a sex toy".

It certainly seems like a case of double standards.

Shacknews talks with members of the Lora DiCarlo team at CES.

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