Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Claims about social benefits of sex robots greatly overstated, say experts

quote [ The market for anthropomorphic dolls with a range of orifices for sexual pleasure – the majority of which are female in form, and often boast large breasts, tiny waists and sultry looks – is on the rise. Writing in the journal BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, Bewley & Cox-George searched databases of scientific papers but found none that studied the health impacts of sex robots. "While a human may genuinely desire a sexbot, reciprocation can only be artificially mimicked." ]

Surely the IBM 1401 reciprocates.

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[by Ankylosaur@1:18amGMT]

Comments

mechanical contrivance said @ 3:11pm GMT on 5th Jun [Score:1 Underrated]
Soon, sexbots will replace prostitutes and porn stars. We need UBI, people!
Ankylosaur said @ 7:50pm GMT on 5th Jun
Universal Bot Intercourse
foobar said @ 10:38pm GMT on 5th Jun
I mean will they, though? Even those corpse dolls cost thousands of dollars. It doesn't make much sense when you start thinking about service life vs whore-hours.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:25am GMT on 6th Jun
They're still cheaper than dating for the amount of sex you get.
foobar said[1] @ 5:42am GMT on 6th Jun
But so are actual prostitutes. Why buy the fake cow when the milk is $250/hour?
knumbknutz said[1] @ 8:39pm GMT on 5th Jun [Score:1 Funsightful]
Hey - good thing you call them. They are expert in all these matters...

satanspenis666 said @ 1:34am GMT on 6th Jun [Score:1 laz0r]
I really hope she gets her cable fixed.
lilmookieesquire said[1] @ 3:14am GMT on 5th Jun
Well my sex robots told me that that scientist is stupid.

“While a human may genuinely desire a sexbot, reciprocation can only be artificially mimicked (by my wife.)” says scientist.
satanspenis666 said @ 4:14am GMT on 5th Jun
My sex robot told me that she no longer craves sex with prostitutes. Seems to be working just fine.
rhesusmonkey said @ 3:44am GMT on 6th Jun
to me that seems sort of the point? social misfits don't know how to interact with living people with whom they want to have intercourse, and so they purchase these dolls so that they can control the narrative and not have to worry about the social interactions of their "partner".

if they were just looking for the physical stimulation there are plenty of toys for boys and girls: the animorphic, posable body is there so they can generate the "other" side of a social interaction that fits their pre-conceived notions of how it should work, and they never get corrected (or reinforced for positive behavior). i really am interested once they start to ship robotic heads with pre-programmed "conversations". Will they be smarter than existing home automation assistants,or will they just reiterate a bunch of platitudes to their master and moan on command?
cb361 said @ 3:08pm GMT on 5th Jun
Claims about social benefits of sex robots greatly overstated, say experts

Are they experts in sex robots? I think not.
hellboy said @ 3:27am GMT on 6th Jun
Clearly we need a lot more research in this area.

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