The pace of changes in our digitized world is incredibly fast. Humans are tirelessly working on new types of technology, and the adult industry is quick to adopt the novelties. Just think of the recent boom of VR porn. Today, pornography is more than a flat rectangular projection on your screen. It is a fully virtual environment that you enter with the help of a VR headset. Special accessories complete the immersion, as these special toys and even suits can be synchronized with porn videos.
New masturbating gadgets appear all the time. Think of Pornhub’s Twerking Butt or Lovense products. It seems human imagination is endless, especially when it comes to sex. In 2018, a British man spent £15,000 on a sophisticated sexbot that looks like a pretty human girl, can talk and even remember his birthday. So what kind of reality is ushered in by these machines?
Critics of the robots warn they may cause men to objective women. Those who view robots as destructive for human relationships fear they will promote sexual assault. After all, a man does not need consent from a robotic female body, and the toys may be raped. As New York Times contributor Laura Bates put it, these robots are “misogynistic wish fulfillment”. However, whether they truly increase sexual violence in real life remains to be seen.
Like any type of new technology, robot lovers are merely products of the human imagination, which therefore express our choices desires. With thoughtful programming, they could teach males about female consent, which is especially important in the current #MeToo culture. Here are some other potentially beneficial uses of porn robots.
- Sex education.
Given the robot’s ability to provide tactile and verbal feedback, they could be better sex educators than humans. Besides, they will never pass judgment.
- Improving sexual techniques.
A female bot may teach men about female sexual pleasure, responding to different types of pressure on its clitoris. A male bot could indicate the right degree of pressure on the genitals and teach about prostate stimulation.
- Helping disabled people.
Finally, some people are unable to have a real sex life due to disabilities. With robots, they fulfill their intimate needs.
Overall, the potential uses are numerous, and they go beyond intercourse simulation. Like any piece of technology, they are only a tool. With proper programming, they have the potential to bring positive changes.