One would think that the forward-thinking minds behind the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will be well beyond cowing to outdated double standards when it comes to sex. Butunfortunately, they’re not.
Lora DiCarlo, a woman-run startup”determined to change the face of enjoyment products” was chosen as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Robotics and Drone product group for the Osé personal massager.Based on Lora DiCarlo, CEO and creator Lora Haddock, this revolutionary hands-free sex toy for females utilizes”new micro-robotic technologies that imitates all the sensations of a mouth, tongue, and fingers, such as an experience that feels just like a true partner.”The item also claims to help women achieve a blended orgasm that occurs when clitoral and vaginal orgasms occur simultaneously.No small feat.The Osé personal massager was created almost entirely by a female team of engineers. “A month later our excitement and trainings were cut short.”
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Haddock reacted by phoning the CTA outside for gender bias saying,”a literal sex doll for guys started on the floor at CES in 2018 and a VR porn provider exhibits there every year, permitting men to watch pornography in public as customers walk by.”<informative article class=”MediaCardMediaCard–mediaForwardSo that is ok? But a Osé personal massager for women is” immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA’s image”?”Men’s sexuality is allowed to be explicit with a literal sex robot in the shape of an unrealistically proportioned woman and VR pornography in point of pride across the aisle,” Haddock continued. You can’t pretend to be impartial if you allow a gender robot for men but not even a vagina-focused robotic massager for mixed orgasm.”Lora DiCarlo has asked folks to react to the controversy by sharing their thoughts on twitter at #CESGenderBias.