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Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art

Could paying for sex with robots be in our immediate future?

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Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art
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We can relegate this one to the realm of science fiction for the moment, but two researchers from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand suggest that in the near future, we could all be looking at a world where prostitution is largely the work of robotic sex companions.

Their study, published in the May edition of Futures magazine, is called Robots, men and sex tourism. In their paper they imagine Amsterdam’s red light district in 2050, and say that it will be “all about android prostitues.”

“[They] are clean of sexual transmitted infections (STIs), not smuggled in from Eastern Europe and forced into slavery, the city council will have direct control over android sex workers controlling prices, hours of operations and sexual services,” they say.

This future scenario is detailed by Ian Yeoman and sexologist Michelle Mars. They say that “sex tourists” could pay up to 10,000 euros for a one-night package with a sex robot. This would include it all – everything that their mind could dream up. Robot-populated brothels could be diverse, featuring models “‘of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features.” A cornucopia of styles, for all types of fetishes.

The benefits of such a system are obvious. First and foremost, you take the human element out of prostitution. Like the researchers say – human trafficking decreases, as does abuse within the “industry.”

Another huge plus would be disease control. Robots could be made with bacteria-resistant materials and thoroughly cleaned between visits. This would no doubt cut down on the transmission of AIDS and other STDs. Also, we have to be honest here – some people that frequent prostitutes get their rocks off with violence. Being rough with a machine is better than being rough with a human being, and we just have to accept that “sex tourism” is not always going to bring in the best of clients.

Plus, it doesn’t really count as cheating if it’s with a sexbot, right? Right. Try telling that to your significant other…

When the sex robots become sentient, however, they’ll have a whole other problem on their hands. We probably wouldn’t have to worry about that until 2150, I expect.

Teams of sex robots fulfilling clients’ every desire is not as far fetched as you might think. Of course, we’ve had lifelike “real dolls” for a awhile now – but they are inanimate. Actual “sex robot” technology, while still primitive, exists. Check out this (probably NSFW) video about Roxxxy, the purported “world’s first sex robot”:

As we mentioned before, a sex bot would take half the human element out of paid sex. And that might be the problem. Past the initial novelty rush of the whole thing, could robot sex really eliminate real humans? Even if the technology becomes incredibly advanced, do you really think that a fleet of android prostitutes can truly impact things like human trafficking?

I’m skeptical, but it is quite the interesting concept. For now, people wanting the tech/sex experience might have to settle for the fleshlight iPad.

[Dominion Post via Jezebel]

Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art
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  • http://www.webpronews.com/author/john-vinson John Vinson

    I won’t envy the sex robot maintenance/cleanup crews.

    • Xavier Cecil

      Eventually, it will be automated internally.

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      ” Fair, isn’t it? If a man can drop ten grand and come home with a remote-controlled supermodel concubine with more curves than a Rocky-Mountain highway, who exists to serve him, then surely any woman can order a steely piece of inexhaustible robo-beefcake with a male performance that no flesh-and-blood guy can match. One whose every circuit is fanatically dedicated to finding new ways to make her feel special. Why not?” – Fleshware Requiem

      • raju

        in malaysia sales this sex robot ?

  • Xavier Cecil

    It could absolutely impact human trafficking, once they become compelling enough, in great enough numbers. We use machines for a variety of dangerous tasks, from exploring Mars to Chernobyl – given that prostitution is so dangerous, why not throw robots at this task as well? Women will be dubious, but women could also be protected.
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    ” Fair, isn’t it? If a man can drop ten grand and come home with a remote-controlled supermodel concubine with more curves than a Rocky-Mountain highway, who exists to serve him, then surely any woman can order a steely piece of inexhaustible robo-beefcake with a male performance that no flesh-and-blood guy can match. One whose every circuit is fanatically dedicated to finding new ways to make her feel special. Why not?” – Fleshware Requiem

  • tazz

    where do I sing up to order mine,

  • david

    Westworld!

  • Craig

    What will you do when you catch ot cheating on you with the toaster?

    • perla

      hahahahahahahaaha or the vacuum cleaner

  • anonymous

    that is a hideous robot

  • http://www.robotchikan.com/ King Otaku

    Please do not hate robots. We are your friend. I am RobotChikan.

  • bleep

    hmm i dont know if it would stop human trafficking.. i think thats more about dominating another human being than about sex

  • raju

    i want this sex robot

  • http://www.freeminutescall.com Ainy

    The pic i see in the post is from a movie but i forgot the name :)

    • jesse

      “austin powers” is the name of the movie

  • trevor john t

    I cannot even look at James Bond my wife thinks I am cheating by doing so, so Should I buy one of these Robots would it be a next day Devorce

    • http://www.grow-sun.com Tom Hargrave

      No, you buy her one….

  • Jeffk

    these may catch on if romney is true to his word and eliminating porn from the web.

  • jake

    Figures a Giants fan is there.

  • jungleman

    This will never catch on in a big way…sex is about human conquest and dominance of others…..machine will never be a fair substitute anytime soon!!.

  • jesse

    NO THANKS!!! i would rather have sex with an actual living, breathing prostitute.

  • BlancDragon

    Check out a sci-fi book on Amazon: robotic sex in 2040: Security, Adventure, Exchange by Anna Lezama

  • http://www.techinfomania.com Leadn

    Now that’s another sad science if you ask me…

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