Manufacturer Lora DiCarlo said it had been invited to display its robotic Ose vibrator at CES, after winning an innovation award, only to have the offer withdrawn.
The technology show has in the past displayed virtual reality porn and sex robots for men, so the inclusion of a sex toy for women is a perfectly fair concept, right? Wrong, because apparently the only thing that matters when it comes to new technology is the sexual pleasure of thirty-five year old male nerds who still live with their mums.
The Consumer Technology Association, which granted the award, said it had included the device by mistake and could withdraw any immoral or obscene entry at any time.
The organisation stated that although it liked the fact that the toy had the appearance of a giant Apple Airpod earbud, it was their opinion that the functionality of the product gave the event the ‘wrong vibe’.
But added that depending on how it felt to withdraw, it would consider maybe inserting it again, then withdrawing it again, then inserting it again a bit harder.
In a statement, the CTA said: “The vibrator does not fit into any of our existing product categories and should not have been accepted. We have apologised to the company for our mistake.”
Before adding, “Wherever else it may fit into, a technology show aimed predominantly at males isn’t the place for it. Maybe bring it back in a few hundred years when the male tech-heads who arrange CES are ready to acknowledge the concept of the female orgasm.
“These things come and go. Well, that’s what we’ve been told, anyway.”