Leah Reich considers how sex robots could alter human relationships – or keep them trapped in the strictures of the past: Perhaps the best-known work on intimate relationships with robots is by the British author, chessmaster, and CEO of Intelligent Toys Ltd, David Levy. Most of the discussion regarding the ethics of robot sex centers on his article ‘The … Continue reading Sexbots And Sexism
But first, Lux Alptraum knocks much of the conversation around sexbots for omitting any consideration of female pleasure: [I]t is women, not men, who are the primary purchasers of sex toys, and thus the consumers most likely to literally take them home. “After 37 years [in the sex toy business], women have always been our customer,” says Coyote Amrich, purchasing manager … Continue reading The Future Of Sex Toys
by Tracy R. Walsh Philosopher John Daneher argues that the sexbots of the future won’t put prostitutes out of work: The resiliency hypothesis is the claim that prostitution may be one of the few areas of human labor that is resilient to technological unemployment. By resilient, I don’t mean that sex robots won’t be used; just that … Continue reading At Least One Industry Is Safe From Automation
Mike LaBossiere thinks we may reach a stage where sexbots will have to grant permission: Since the current sexbots are little more than advanced sex dolls, it seems reasonable to put them in the category of beings that lack this status. As such, a person can own and have sex with this sort of sexbot without it … Continue reading Can Robots Consent?
"Sexbots are coming, and we will cum with them. Three times a week or whatever our physician / longevity coach recommends. Because orgasms — especially the hormone-exploding O’s we’ll eventually enjoy with carnal cyborgs — are excellent for mental and physical health. Remember the most convulsive, brain-ripping climax you ever had? The one that left … Continue reading Hathos Alert
Josh Rothman broaches the question, invoking the case of Korean hoteliers who tried to skirt prostitution laws by providing sex dolls for their patrons: It seems inevitable, [David] Levy writes, that more advanced "sexbots" will push this issue even more to the fore, forcing lawmakers to figure out just which aspects of prostitution they want … Continue reading Is Sex With A Robot Adultery?
"In the early days of sexbots very few people indeed will be able to afford to buy one. But the robots-for-hire business model will work. As more and more people experience robot sex and communicate their experiences to their friends, and in the media, so the demand will increase and the price will drop. Eventually … Continue reading The Joy Of Sex With Robots