Apparently, having sex with robots is not only going to be socially acceptable by 2070, but there is a good chance it will be more popular than sex with humans.
This is what Dr Helen Driscoll of the University of Sunderland, who is an expert on the psychology of sex, seems to think, and says that any stigma attached to ‘robophilia’ will eventually disappear.
Speaking to The Mirror, Dr Driscoll said: “We tend to think about issues such as virtual reality and robotic sex within the context of current norms.”
She continued: “But if we think back to the social norms about sex that existed just 100 years ago, it is obvious that they have changed rapidly and radically.”
She also claims that sex with robots could prove more popular than sex with other people, as robots could possibly be programmed to perform hundreds of different sex positions and perform pretty much any sort of experience.
The whole idea of sexual relationships with robots has recently become popular since Channel 4 TV series, ‘Humans’, hit the screens.
Driscall continued: “As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner; it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being. People may also begin to fall in love with their virtual reality partners.”
The future scares me senseless.