CES will allow sex toys at next year’s show

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The Consumer Electronics Show will allow sex toys to win awards and be presented on the show floor next year, a year after the convention was mired in controversy when an award was revoked from a largely woman-run and woman-focused sex toy company.

Sex toys will be eligible for inclusion under the show’s health and wellness section. The Consumer Technology Association, which runs the show, says they’re being included on a “one-year trial basis,” meant to assess how they fit into the category.

In order to be included, sex toys will have to be “innovative and include new or emerging tech.” “We don’t want to see rows and rows of just standard vibrators,” said Karen Chupka, who oversees CES.

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