It seems that by 2045 (so…not too far from now) one in ten people will have sex with a robot.
Does it make you feel scared? Curious? Shocked?
When it comes to the topic of ‘sexbot’, we usually listen to questions like “Is having sex with a robot cheating?”, “Where’s the intimacy with a bot?”, “Will they be smart and totally replace humans?”
So, we’ve dedicated this article to ‘sexbot’ in order to give you more information about the ones available today.
What are they really able to do? How is AI or Emotional Intelligence going to “humanise” robots?
In episode 12 of Future of Sex, we’ll have a better idea of the most advanced sexbots available on the market today, which are produced by ‘Real Doll’ in the US. It’ll cost you from $5000 and you can basically personalise it in all its details, including the nail polish colour! Sexbots are able to remember if you like pizza or hamburgers and could become your life companion… or not?
Intimacy is a key component of relationships, together with patience, perseverance, empathy and forgiveness. Will a robot be able to give us all of this? Robots may change the sex industry but could they replace intimacy?
But is all of this sexbot talk somehow negative or scary? Some experts have pointed out the advantages that sexbots could bring in the lives of people with disabilities, genital injuries, or dysfunctions. Will sexbots also help people dealing with sexual harassment or pedophilia?
If you are in a relationship, is sex with a machine cheating?
Some people could argue that it is not cheating, since a sex robot is just a machine, similar to a sex toy. But the reality is that, when it comes to sexbots, people are not so sure anymore. Is this just because they somehow interact with you? Or because sexbots look too human and you’ll be afraid that your partner develops a sort of relationship with it? How Will Sex Robots Save Relationships?
Last but definitely not least, are all sexbots female?
We don’t even need to mention that they all have hyper-perfect and exaggerated feminine forms. Well, we’ve heard mostly about female sexbots, and the majority of them actually are. We thought there were no male sex robots but actually, RealDoll has made Michale, Nick and Nate.
But why is it that we very, very rarely (not to say never) read about male sexbots? Is it because men are more likely to buy sexbots than women? Or is it because the majority of engineers creating sexbots are men, or the robotic-media world is a male-dominated one, therefore giving all of the attention to female sexbots? What Would Sex Robots for Women Look Like?
We hope you enjoyed this overview on the fascinating world of sexbots. Maybe you yourself are wondering about what the future of sex and robots will be like.
And ladies, if you are asking yourself, would I have sex with a robot? Then you can go back and watch A.I. Gigolo Joe… and imagine if male sexbots will look like a customisable Jude Law!