CES does not have a category for sex toys," the company said in an emailed statement. "CTA had communicated this position to Lora DiCarlo nearly two months ago and we have apologized to them for ...
One year after sex tech startup Lora DiCarlo and its personal massager lost an award and banned from the annual trade show CES — formerly an acronym for Consumer Electronics Show and organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) — the sexual wellness company is back this year.
CES, one of the largest consumer electronics trade shows in the world, is at the center of a sexism controversy after the organization rescinded a robotics award for a female sex toy maker. Sex Toy Story
Lora DiCarlo’s sex toy was an honoree at CES 2019 until the CTA rescinded the award and told the company it would not be allowed to show at the expo in Las Vegas.
Other sex toys have exhibited at CES and some have even won awards, but apparently there is something different, something threatening about Osé, a product created by women to empower women."
Banned dildo: Lora DiCarlo’s Osé massager has been barred from the International Consumer Electronics Show. The developers of a female-focused sex toy are alleging gender bias after the ...
Robotic dildo barred from top tech showcase, prompting sexism claims CES organizers withdrew an award for the Osé personal massager despite spotlight on male-focused sex tech Vivian Ho in San Francisco Tue 8 Jan 2019 16.27 EST Last modified on Tue 8 Jan 2019 16.35 EST The Osé personal massager was initially selected for a robotics award.
In an open letter appearing on Lora DiCarlo’s website, the company says it was also barred from showcasing Osé or even exhibiting at CES 2019 even though, “a literal sex doll for men launched on the floor at CES in 2018 and a VR porn company exhibits there every year, allowing men to watch pornography in public as consumers walk by.”