CES Successfully Banishes Sex-Tech From Show Floors

The Handy Large
However, at this year’s event, there was a conspicuous void: the near-absence of sex tech. Despite being an industry that caters to a universal human experience, sex tech has always had an uneasy association with CES. In 2019, sex tech had its headline moment at CES when pleasure tech company Lora DiCarlo won an innovation award—only for it to be rescinded, and then reinstated after widespread backlash. This controversy highlighted the uneasy relationship between the mainstream tech industry and its more intimate cousin. Fast forward to 2024, and it seems CES has effectively managed to chase the sex tech industry off its show floors.