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Major Porn Sites Are Now Planning To Use Sex Robots

By November 5, 2016 February 9th, 2017 No Comments

This article was originally posted on The Telegraph. It has been edited for content and clarity.


It’s Saturday night, 2050. You switch on some music, turn down the lights and flick the switch to ON. No need for dinner or even a clean shirt because tonight, you’re getting with a robot.

That’s the scenario envisioned by David Levy, author of Love and Sex and Robots, who predicts it won’t be long before we’re all doing it — with machines.

Can you imagine the practice of sex with a humanoid robot being commonplace in society? Apparently, this will be the norm in a few short decades. Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson has recently released a report in which he predicts the future of sex.

He released the report in partnership with one of the UK’s leading sex toy shops. Dr. Pearson makes the point that robotic sex toys have been in use for around a century, and that virtual reality porn is about to become mainstream.

Some think that the ethics of watching virtual reality porn – simulating sex acts with a fake, 3D person – are no different than the ethics of having sex with a robot. People are constantly looking for new ways to spice up their sex lives. This is proven by the fact that the sex toy market has been growing by 6% every year.

Dr. Pearson says: “That rate of growth can’t continue forever or it would soon be our entire spend, but underlying economic growth could stay around 2% for the next few decades at least, tripling incomes, and basic survival will take a smaller share of that due to automation and other technology reducing costs.

“That means that leisure spending could grow by a factor of five, and the sex market in 20 years could be three times bigger than today and seven times bigger by 2050.”

It’s the belief of Dr. Pearson that, like porn, once a lot of people use it and it becomes normalized, people won’t be freaked out by it anymore.

This belief is shared by sex robot developer Matt McMullen, who has made it his life’s work to develop something that can turn humans on emotionally and physically. McMullen uses a phrase called the ‘uncanny valley’ – he believes that if a sex robot is too human-like and too realistic, we get put off. He thinks it’s more effective to keep them slightly unrealistic. He said: “A moving doll is different from a, you know, detailed-to-the-finest-skin-pore copy of a person — and then making it move, for me, is a little off-putting. If you keep it far enough away from super-realism, I think you’re in safer territory.”

Dr. Pearson is of the opinion that when robots improve in terms of look and feel, people will be less squeamish. “A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them, as the AI and mechanical behavior and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds, that squeamishness will gradually evaporate.”

He continued: “While some people will enthusiastically embrace robot sex as soon as they can afford one, as early as 2025, it won’t have much chance of overtaking sex with humans overall until 2050.”


It’s not hard to see that the development of sex robots is one of the negative results of the normalization of pornography in our society. Pornography wants you to think that sex is all about you, and you aloneyour needs, your satisfaction, your timetable. As far as porn is concerned, it doesn’t really matter who you are having sex with, as long as you are having sex. In fact, porn would even tell you that having sex with a robot is normal and sexy. As shocking as it sounds, some of the major porn sites are actually in the process of incorporating robots into their content. Yikes.

(Related: Porn Site Creates Creepy Face-Scan Feature That Finds Porn-Star Look-Alikes)

Clapway reports that two of the more popular porn sites are taking virtual reality porn one step further by introducing robots into the equation. While it may seem like a sci-fi-movie-gone-creepy plot, it’s really happening. Such a development is dangerous because it completely warps the inherent beauty of a sexual relationshipgone is the hand-holding, the intimacy, and the trust. In its place, we find only silicon, metal, and a one-sided connection.

The porn industry is only concerned about one thing—money. It’s not worried about the rape culture that it is creating, and based on this development, it is clear that it doesn’t care about people having healthy and meaningful relationships with  living, breathing human beings.

The sexiest thing out there is real, genuine love shared between two real people. That kind of love is not only inspiring, it’s the healthiest of all. That kind of love is worth fighting for. Science, facts and personal accounts all agree that porn kills love, and that’s just not cool.

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