"It may seem a little weird, but love and sex with robots is inevitable"
Will Sex Droids mean the end of the human race?
I find this to be kind of a silly question really. Have Fleshlights and vibrators ended humanity as we know it? Clearly not. Currently from what most psychologists can tell us, sex droids will actually end up being very healthy for people. "The rules of sex will change dramatically. It will change the way men (and possibly women) lose their virginity." Chris Illuminati (AskMen.com 2010) "So boys and girls will be losing their virginity to robots? That certainly doesn't sound healthy, Allen." Psychologists greatly disagree, the "first time" is actually a fairly traumatic experience for both boys and girls. Contrary to what pop culture would have you believe, most teenagers do not see their first time as a right of passage. Many find it to be terrifying. "Am I doing this right? What if I don't perform well? Will they still find me attractive naked?" These and about a million other questions are running through a person's mind when they are about to experience their first time. Peer pressure and the media don't help either. People in America, and likely most places on Earth, thanks to the internet, are constantly bombarded with opinions of what sex should be.
"Yeah, I'm not stupid. What the hell does this have to do with robots?" Think back to your first time. Now, imagine what it would have been like if you were with a compassionate, loving, experienced lover. She or he knew exactly what to tell you to do, and how well it was going, almost like a sex teacher. Robots could be programmed exactly for this behavior. So when a man or woman goes to experience their first time with a real person, that anxiety has been removed through science. I wish I had that. My first time I went down on the poor girl so long she got chapped lips, and not the kind they sell a balm for, at least not at the check out counter. I was aware enough of where my penis went, but I had no idea what to do with it after it got in there. She was so tight just getting the head in hurt her, and she spent thirty minutes crying because she was, "too tight for me." What I wouldn't give to have had all those issues erased. Sex Robots completely solve this. Also think of all the people with personality disorders that make normal human interaction nearly impossible not even mentioning sexual interactions. Having a loving and willing partner can assist them in becoming more social and vibrant in the real world. There are already special psychologists that provide this kind of care, assisting people with these issues through the process of a healthy relationship. Robots could fill this role as well.
So yes robots could fill a very important role in the sexual side of existence. This also should not be surprising. Robots already have a hand in nearly everything you touch on a daily basis. Most of your car was built by robots, your computer, and your cup of coffee. Moving them into the role of companion seems fairly logical. Sex is just the next step up from that. People already have cyber pets and even plastic robo-dogs. As children we all had a stuffed animal of some kind that was "our friend." Seeing a robot as a companion should not be that far fetched. Specifically when they can fill roles like this. Dr. Levy sees humans marrying robots by 2050. He picks Massachusetts as the first state to legalize it because of MIT. I am certain there are people who disagree with Dr. Levy on this subject and I have my own personal reservations as well, likely because I don't have a robot girlfriend. I just wanted to go over some logical benefits to robot lovers here.
Robo-Lovers not just for boys anymore.
This might come as a shock to you, but women have been having sex with artificial men for quite some time now. Hamilton Beach released the first electric vibrator for home use in 1902, the fifth item to be electrified in history after the sewing machine, toaster, fan, and tea kettle. That's how important getting off was, just to put that in perspective. These things were huge by the way, and loud. Back then regular orgasms for women were thought to cure hysteria, and women were put on masturbation schedules. I'm fairly certain they didn't mind that much, likely the least fought about sexist thing of the time. So if you got here through Eden Fantasys, you might have noticed the massive industry that is vibrators, dildos, and pretty much anything else. You also likely noticed almost every review is by women. There is a reason for this, and despite what society tells you women do indeed enjoy sex. Why wouldn't women be interested in the perfect lover?
The point is they would. If you've never heard of Real Dolls, you've clearly not been on the internet long enough. This is a company that makes full size lifelike sex dolls not at all like the blow up kind. Well they sell 3 males: Micheal, Nick, and Nate. "Allen, clearly gay men order those." Likely some, however the site figures about seventy percent of their customers for the male dolls are female. They also order the girls, on occasion. Even here on Eden, LuciousLollypop mentioned in her review of Eden's near full doll that it's a fun way to simulate threesomes. Imagine if you could do it with the a girl, or a guy who has no desire to, "take what's yours." If you think these sort of things don't appeal to women, think again.
Many psychologists suggest that several women would be highly interested in a companion who has no desire to cheat on them, or seek relationships elsewhere. In an interview for The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Dominique Mainon, author of several books about women in the media, mentions in her studies the appeal for robotic sexual companions for women is high. Feeling nurtured and safe does appeal to women, even if it is a bit of a stereotype. She also says she sees them more like a luxury item, or like pets rather than a replacement for a "real" companion, at least until the artificial intelligence gets better. I have a bit of an argument against this. Eden sells toys for women that cost over three hundred dollars. I find it just a bit naive to suggest that women don't have a heavy interest in 'getting off' just as much if not more than men do. Several sexual relationship doctors suggest this is the case, and the appeal of robot companions seems just as valid for women as it does for men. Male escorts certainly do exist, and they make good money at it too.
When can we have the awesome Sci-fi sex droids Allen?
The easy answer, in about twenty years. Currently the only sex droid on the market is Roxxxy TrueCompanion and she is a little creepy. She responds to touch, and performs very basic sexual actions. I'll spare you videos of girl on girl robot sex, but the technology and the monetary support for her is there. Japan (in a move that surprised no one) just recently unveiled Repliee Q1, an android, or gynoid for the female synonym, that responds to voice and visual cues. She can speak in full logical sentences and be programed for any task. As parts get lighter and better as they do every day, Repliee gets more and more functional. Almost all scientists expect that lifelike, fully functional robots are not only likely but will be extremely common in about twenty years. It will apparently not be uncommon to have Repliee serve you food at a McDonalds. It is very easy to see the jump to sex, as robots will not have the legal issues against prostitution that human sex workers do.
If you look through the images of how Roxxxy has developed over the years, you can see exactly how fast technology moves, and this really should not be all that surprising to most people. I am certain several people are reading this on their phone, a phone that is vastly more powerful than the computer I bought just ten years ago. If you want to really understand just how fast technology moves, the Wright Brother's got their fixed wing aircraft to fly for 3 seconds in 1903, the first passenger plane was invented in 1925, now people are just expected to fly. That's twenty two years, from three seconds off the ground to replacing the train. It's very easy to see robot companions mowing the lawn, cooking dinner, and spicing up the bedroom, from the seemingly simple designs of Roxxxy and Repliee.
Will we stop making babies? I doubt it. Will we likely see a cousin bring his servo powered wife to Christmas dinner? Very much so. I may be almost sixty when it happens, but we will indeed see it happen. I'm not certain how long till the first robot president. It took America 120 years to elect an African American president since they were given the vote, so that might take a lot longer. Americans still don't let two humans that love each other marry, simply because they are gay, so I think robot presidents are still a ways off.