Sex tech is expected to be front and center at CES 2020.
But it's an interesting one. Sex tech has always been at CES, just hidden in plain sight. Interestingly, now that sex tech is here in an official capacity, many of the devices on display are either already available or were revealed last year.
Still, there's a lot to see. And a lot to get excited about. Here's some of the stuff we know about so far. We'll be updating this gallery over the next few days.
Startup Lora DiCarlo caused shockwaves at CES in 2019 after having an innovation award for a device that produces an orgasm in women rescinded and then re-awarded. That controversy is the main reason sex tech is officially on full display at CES this year
Lora DiCarlo is back in 2020, with two brand new devices: the Baci (top in pink), a "microrobotic pleasure device that simulates the feel and motion of the human lips and tongue," and the Onda, a device designed to replicate the motion of human fingers, have both appeared at the show alongside the Osé.
Crave is a company focused on taking "pleasure out of the shadows". What does that mean? Well its Vesper Vibrator Necklace can be worn, out in the open, literally around your neck. It's a stainless steel USB rechargeable. According to Crave's "pleasure manifesto" the term guilty pleasure is an oxymoron. Amen.
The newest Crave products debuted new ring prototypes. Both are the same circumference as the Vesper necklace, and about half the size. Crave is planning to release more details soon and say they're aiming for a summer launch for the rings.
A big topic at CES focuses on how sex tech companies are handling the data they accumulate. Particularly when those devices are connected to some sort of phone app. This year Satisfyer is showing off Satisfyer Connect, an app that allows users to create patterns of vibrations and use the device remotely with a long distance partner.
Getting a sperm test is a pretty weird experience. You get a Doctor's appointment, then a referral to some sort of clinic, then you have to head in and masturbate in a strange room, then hand a sample to someone you've never met before.
The YO home sperm test hopes to eliminate that weirdness. It comes with an analysis kit and an app that allows you to receive automatic results on your phone.