Sex toys, vibrators as well, exist for more than a century, and virtual reality is rapidly taking a spot in the adult film industry. Another category of products that are quickly gaining ground are the sex bots, as well as SexDoll.
According to a Futurologist, by 2050 people will make more sex with robots and other devices for sex than with other persons. “In the beginning, a lot of people will hesitate when it comes to sex with robots, but as you get used to them, this is going to change,” said the British futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson.
He estimates that by 2035, most people will hold sex toys that can be used together with the virtual reality devices.
Not everyone is thrilled by these predictions. Ethics Professor Dr. Kathleen Richardson fears that sex with robots will generate misogyny attitudes and unrealistic sexual expectations. She is the initiator of a campaign called “campaign against sex with robots”, calling for a ban on these practices.
There are also companies that produce robots that do not want them to be used for activities that involve sex. The creators of the “emotional robot” Pepper are asking those who buy or rent the Android to sign a contract whereby the commitment to not have sex with him.
The robot Pepper, developed by the Japanese company SoftBank, can be bought for the equivalent of EUR 1800 or rented out for 345 Euros a month.
Those who come into possession of Pepper are not allowed to reboot or develop applications for it. If these terms are violated, the robot reappears in possession of SoftBank.
Despite the restrictions imposed by the manufacturer, programmes from Japan have already created virtual breasts for Pepper. Moreover, they programmed it to “moan of pleasure” when they are touched.