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‘Immoral, obscene, indecent’: Sex toy denied robotics award on moral grounds

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https://www.rt.com/usa/448599-sex-toy-award-denied/

The management of US-based sex toy company Lora DiCarlo has accused one of the country’s largest consumer electronics shows of gender bias, after it awarded, then revoked a prize for one of the company’s devices.

“Everything we do is rooted in sex positivity and inclusion,” Lora DiCarlo claims. The company’s products are also crammed full of high-tech robotics. In fact, one of its hands-free ‘massagers’, the Osé, uses micro-robotic technology to mimic the movements of a human mouth, tongue, and fingers to pleasure users not lucky enough to have access to the real thing.
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Please pass the Osé.

I didn't know Puritanism was part of the judging elements at the CES.
 

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https://www.wired.com/story/ose-vibrator-ces-controversy/

WOMEN'S SEXUALITY IS STILL TABOO FOR TECH—AT LEAST AT CES

AT THE TECH world’s glitziest gala, the massive Consumer Electronics Showcase held in Las Vegas this week, you could find rows of devices only for women: breast pumps, fertility trackers, breast massagers, skin care gizmos. This embrace of women’s health as a category for tech innovation is a huge shift from just a few years ago, when it was much easier to find a scantily clad “booth babe” hired to hawk some random fitness tracker than it was to find anything geared toward women as consumers—unless it was a pink version of a mainstream gadget.

But while women’s skin care, fertility, and general health have come to represent entire categories for gadget makers, women’s pleasure is apparently still too taboo.
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Still taboos in the U.S. of the 21st century? I was hoping we learned something from the Salem witch trials.
 
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Osé can you see, by the dawn's early light....
 

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https://www.wired.com/story/ose-vibrator-ces-controversy/

WOMEN'S SEXUALITY IS STILL TABOO FOR TECH—AT LEAST AT CES

AT THE TECH world’s glitziest gala, the massive Consumer Electronics Showcase held in Las Vegas this week, you could find rows of devices only for women: breast pumps, fertility trackers, breast massagers, skin care gizmos. This embrace of women’s health as a category for tech innovation is a huge shift from just a few years ago, when it was much easier to find a scantily clad “booth babe” hired to hawk some random fitness tracker than it was to find anything geared toward women as consumers—unless it was a pink version of a mainstream gadget.

But while women’s skin care, fertility, and general health have come to represent entire categories for gadget makers, women’s pleasure is apparently still too taboo.
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Still taboos in the U.S. of the 21st century? I was hoping we learned something from the Salem witch trials.

That's one of the dumbest things you've ever said, on a list that includes saying people should be jailed for having more than two kids.

Yes, not giving an award for a sex toy is exactly the same as drowning and hanging people for imaginary trysts with the devil. :roll:
 

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https://www.wired.com/story/ose-vibrator-ces-controversy/

WOMEN'S SEXUALITY IS STILL TABOO FOR TECH—AT LEAST AT CES

AT THE TECH world’s glitziest gala, the massive Consumer Electronics Showcase held in Las Vegas this week, you could find rows of devices only for women: breast pumps, fertility trackers, breast massagers, skin care gizmos. This embrace of women’s health as a category for tech innovation is a huge shift from just a few years ago, when it was much easier to find a scantily clad “booth babe” hired to hawk some random fitness tracker than it was to find anything geared toward women as consumers—unless it was a pink version of a mainstream gadget.

But while women’s skin care, fertility, and general health have come to represent entire categories for gadget makers, women’s pleasure is apparently still too taboo.
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Still taboos in the U.S. of the 21st century? I was hoping we learned something from the Salem witch trials.

Here's a little known fact, as soon as electronic communications started to gain traction the underground market for female-centric devices opened up. That tapper thing for telegraphs? It was adapted to female use almost immediately and Morse code was actually designed to send porn to the tapper gizmo. The general communications application was created as a cover for the true use.

Alexander Graham Bell, his first words may well have been "Watson, come here" but his second words were "By the way, what are you wearing". Bell was an "equal opportunity" kind of guy.
 

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Medical doctors using vibrators used to 'cure' women of 'hysterical' symptoms. I'll bet an interesting time was had by both.
 

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Medical doctors using vibrators used to 'cure' women of 'hysterical' symptoms. I'll bet an interesting time was had by both.

well because they weer tired of doing it by hand
 

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well because they weer tired of doing it by hand

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/arti...rowing-tired-of-masturbating-hysterical-women

Doctors Created Vibrators After Growing Tired of Masturbating 'Hysterical' Women

One hundred years ago, the vibrator was invented to relieve doctors, whose fingers were frequently cramped from treating "hysteria" in female patients. Afterwards, it became a popular household appliance to help women get off on their own.

We have a certain image of Victorian womanhood: corsets, fainting couches, a devotion to needlework. It's true that ladies of the late 1800s were experts in embroidery. But in the back pages of magazines like Home Needlework Journal, Needlecraft, and Modern Priscilla were ads for a Victorian lady's second favorite hobby: furtive masturbation.
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The electric vibrator was the fifth electromechanical invention. The first was the sewing machine.
 
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