The Rise And Rise Of The Sexbot
Whatever your feelings are about the invention of these lifeless, humanoid forms – designed specifically for the function of having sex – you can’t deny that human interaction and sexuality has just taken a massive turn into the unknown.
My biggest question around dolly sex is: Why? Why would somebody want a fake, semi-inanimate object to have sex with, rather than a human being who can reciprocate desire, and consciously act upon it? The answers are not seemingly as simple as you might think, as I (and I imagine many others) initially assumed that the selling point was so that a person could go about fulfilling every single carnal desire they could think of, without refusal, hindrance, objection or consequences.
The one other justification I initially heard men making was an ill-fitting comparison. It was in regards to women having vibrators and dildos… Yeah right… as if a female sexbot is a portable vibrating vagina for men. As far as I am concerned, that is like comparing a skateboard to a cruise ship. The main problem I have with this comparison is that a vibrator is a ‘tool’ designed to stimulate sexual pleasure. It doesn’t replace the entire male body and give the illusion of dealing with a ‘person’. And as bizarre as this is going to sound, in the attempt by manufacturers to create these dolls with an increased mental and emotional reflex, we are now stepping into territory that way surpasses the sex excuse. So consequently, I am now starting to hear other reasons for having a sexbot, that have no links to having sex whatsoever.
First gen models already talk and slightly interact, and newer models are being designed that will do even more. I mean, we are heading into serious £8,000 – £12,000 AI technology here, to basically make a robot be as human as possible, which in itself leads to another bizarre concept and question. Why are you trying to build something to imitate humans and perform in a manner that humans are all ready and willing to do? There has to be reason to pick one over the other.
Well the answers are numerous and whether male sources are being serious or jovial, further explanations to the desire of men owning a sexbot point to the need to control their own personal universe. By this I mean men want a different type of interaction with their partner, and rather than finding a woman in real life, or cultivating an existing relationship, the sexbot is the quick fix.
Here’s the kicker – the most repeated comments men are making are all about personality! You can’t make this stuff up! It would seem that some men would prefer a compliant piece of silicone than an opinionated real woman.
Men don’t want to:
Have to make a big deal about every occasion.
Chat about things they don’t really care about.
Deal with mood swings
Have to have random arguments about nothing.
Men want to:
Watch sports without being interrupted.
Be allowed to have female friends without being interrogated.
Have sex (any type of sex) when they want with no elaborate build up.
Now these may sound like little things, but it’s the little things that go into making up everyday life. So what I think I am hearing is that: There is a whole league of men who want a less interactive life, but also complete command of their woman. Am I right?
Using the real life example of James, a 58 year old married man, who has sex 4 times a week with his sexbot, ‘April’. He said in The Sun newspaper, “If I had to choose between April and my wife, I honestly don’t know what I would do.”
“The sexual aspect of doll ownership is a very small part of it. What you find more pleasure from in the long run is looking after them, dressing them, putting on their make-up and interacting with them.
“I feel deeply for her, more deeply than I had ever imagined.”
So now…I don’t get it… What in the hell is your wife for?!
People! When the next 2 generations of sexbot come about, we are going to be in a crisis mode, as we are going to be dealing with something closer to cyborgs! Did I mention that James also takes April out for burger dates? I wonder what she eats. But I also wonder what kind of delusional mindset thinks that is normal!
Now not to neglect the women. A report was also done by The Sun newspaper, that interviewed Karley Sciortino, a woman that tried out the male sex doll, and this is what she said:
“Overall, the experience was a good one. It’s definitely not the same as having sex with a person, but in terms of a new sexual experience, it’s worth it. With a doll you can learn how to make sex work for you – trying out speeds and angles. It might help you understand your body and that’s an empowering thing for a woman.”
All I can say at this point is that we are replacing real people with robots – robots that we want to view as human. It is not just for sex anymore, but for all the different types of interactions that go on between a man and a woman. I believe we are mail ordering our perfect partners, because religion, tradition, unrealistic expectations, economic upheaval and an undefined purpose for marriage and other social barriers are ruining the want to be with a real person. The effort, the energy, the disappointment, and the starting all over again can now become a thing of the past, unless you are ordering a new face.
And so the Stepford Wives is made real. No longer will you have to deal with free will, individualism and of course permission.
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