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Issue #49

By Vivienne Arkell

“The pleasure is all yours” boasts Lora DiCarlo’s website promoting Ose’, their newest female pleasure device coming out this fall. The original Hitachi body massager came on the scene back in 1968. Most commonly used as a vibrator, the Magic Wand became a huge symbol for female sexual liberation. Women no longer needed a male, or any partner, to achieve orgasmic pleasure. Being able to explore sensations privately has also provided women increased enlightenment and even greater pleasures when used with their partner.

Flash ahead fifty years from the humble beginnings of female pleasure devices to Ose’ starring at the January 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, winning the top Innovation Award. “Osé is the subject of eight pending patents and counting for robotics, biomimicry, and engineering feats,” says its creator Lora Haddock. But wait, three weeks later the reward was revoked and Ose’ was disqualified and stripped of its tech innovation reward. The product was deemed “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not keeping with CTA’s Image” – what’s immoral or indecent about women’s pleasure?

Haddock points out that the CES has been home to sex dolls for men and Virtual Reality porn experiences that can be viewed on the actual convention floor. Yet the show denies accolades to a technologically advanced device that delivers pleasure to women?

After fifty years of enhancement appliances, there is nothing shameful about female pleasure! Did the CTA’s blunder in revoking the CES Innovation Award simply raise some much-needed awareness? Maybe there’s a good reason for the hoopla and controversy, because these pleasure machines truly work. Developers promise that Ose’ “is the only product designed for hands-free blended orgasms. Using advanced micro-robotics, it mimics all of the sensations of a human mouth, tongue, and fingers, for an experience that feels just like a real partner.”

Haddock makes a compelling case for her company’s sexual health and wellness product and mission:

“Everything we do at Lora DiCarlo is rooted in sex-positivity and inclusion. We don’t hide what we do, and we firmly believe that women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQI folks should be vocally claiming our space in pleasure and tech – both of which are still heavily dominated by male CEOs and executives. We also believe that society needs to drop the taboo around sex and sexuality – it’s a part of life and health that absolutely should be part of mainstream discourse. No shaming, no embarrassment, just the comfort and freedom to be yourself and enjoy your own body.”

Whether you’re familiar with Hitachi, Rabbit, Wevibe, Lelo or other favorites, do yourself a favor and keep exploring and discovering. Intimate massagers, vibrators, beads, rings, and gadgets are all out of the closet and the spotlight is beaming. Why not try out several bedroom appliances? Savor the little things that make women’s lives much more pleasurable. Supplement your sensations, alone or with your partner, with new toys for giving and receiving. Wave your magic wands!

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