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The sex toy everyone talked about at the ‘Porn Oscars’ is not your average bear

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Porn stars and the latest technology in sex toys, supplements and dildonics were in full display Saturday at the 32nd Annual AVN (Adult Video News) Awards and Expo in Las Vegas — which has been called the “Porn Oscars”. And one disturbingly cute toy was making buzz: The Teddy Love.

The Teddy Love is a bear affixed with a protruding tongue that vibrates at a high frequency when you press on its right ear.

The Teddy Love has a very specific niche — it retails for about a $100 and is a hit with “furries” — but at the expo everyone seemed to be intrigued by the vibrating bear.

Porn actress Britney Amber with Teddy Love

“It’s just as powerful as a regular vibrator,” said porn star Britney Amber, the company’s official spokesperson.

Some found sexualizing a stuffed bear odd, but Wendy Adams who, along with her husband Robert Harmon, developed the bear, described it as a “paradigm shift.”

Teddy Love founders

“It’s for men and women. You can leave it out in plain sight,” Adams added. “And you can cuddle with it.”

“The best part about it is it doesn’t have to come up for air,” said Harmon.

Wendy says the idea for the bear came on a cold winter night at their vacation home in Vermont just over a year ago. Cozying up alone under blankets, she clutched her favorite teddy bear to her side and felt a tingling sensation from the stuffed animal’s cold plastic nose.

After months of gestation, the Teddy Love was released in late December. More than 2,000 have been sold since, according to the company.

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