The “indecent” sex toy that turned off — but then turned on — a tech conference can finally be tried at home.
Osé, a massaging device which promises “blended orgasms,” made international headlines earlier this year when it was up for the Consumer Electronics Show’s prestigious Innovation Award. The device — which hypes “inside and out” climaxes — was later disinvited from the Las Vegas competition when CES organizers declared it “immoral.”
After much backlash and cries of sexism, however, the Osé was declared the award winner.
Now, the public can experience what all the fuss is about.
Lora Dicarlo, the startup behind the robotic massager, said on Twitter Tuesday that the $290 device is now available for online purchase. However, the self-pleasure product won’t ship until January “due to high demand,” according to the website.
Designed to “mimic the best kinds of human touch,” this joystick “combines a G-spot massager and clitoral mouth to arouse and stimulate both pleasure points simultaneously,” according to its product description. It sports custom, adjustable controls, is waterproof, has a rechargeable battery and is made with medical grade silicone.
Its creator, former Navy officer Lora Haddock, dropped out of her pre-med program to develop the Osé after experiencing a blended orgasm for the first time, Engadget reports.
Haddock collaborated with a robotics expert and built a prototype, which she submitted to CES in 2018, when the drama began.
The Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES, is notoriously squeamish regarding sex tech. While it previously allowed a VR porn company and robot strippers on the trade show’s floor, it called the Osé “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA’s image,” in an email to Haddock upon its initial disqualification.
The inventor retorted in an open letter that this showed an “obvious double-standard when it comes to sexuality and sexual health.”
Self-pleasuring progress: Organizers have announced they will allow sex tech companies at CES 2020 from Jan. 7 to 10 — but only for a “one-year trial basis.” Also, new rules ban booth personnel from dressing in a “sexually revealing” manner that “hugs genitalia.”
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