Closing the Pleasure Gap


A third of women infrequently, if ever, orgasm during sex. It’s a major inequity, one that Osé founder Lora Haddock was trying to solve when she came up against another: sexism in tech. Osé, a first-of-its-kind hands-free vibrator that uses microrobotics and biomimicry, raised over $3.2 million and was initially honored at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show—until the award was rescinded for not being in line with the show’s “image.” After public outcry, Osé got its prize back and Haddock has become a leader for equality in tech. —Emily Price

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