Sex robots that resemble children are to be banned. Of course, there will be a black market for them and it appears if one is in possession of one, that person may go to prison. Will a pedophile be satisfied with a child sex robot or want the real thing?
Frigid Farrah - resists all sexual advances, so this really is intended as a sexual game of rape (but it simply is masturbation). Will the rapist be satisfied with this way of gratifying himself/herself?
Female sex robots are more along the lines of a pornographic appearance, will this be akin to more of the same objectification of women as we now see in video games?
Then again, we have disabled, anxiety-ridden, early ejaculators, heartbroken, recovering from trauma souls who may find a sex robot to help ease them into exploring and/or gratifying themselves. Can these robots be therapeutic as well?
What say you kritters?
A sex doll with a switch to change to Frigid Farrah (rape doll) if desired:
Quote:The above can be understood better as rape – here the penetrated ‘object’ does have a consciousness (is a living human being), needs, desires and so forth, but they are not acknowledged and are used as a means to an end-sexual gratification. Objectification is a way of treating and relating to a human like they were an object. Objectification is integral to the commercial ‘sex’ (rape) trade where human bodies are bought, rented and exchanged for sex. By contrast, the penetration of an object, in this case a sex robot is masturbation, not sex, because the object is not a subjective being, with thoughts and feelings to be taken into account. This is the case no matter what fantasies the user projects onto the sex robot, and no matter how well the sex robot imitates some humanlike behaviours. There is flawed thinking behind the use of the terms ‘sex robot’ or ‘sex doll’.
Sex dolls or sex robots are not participating in any sex. Dolls and robots do not have sexed bodies which include reproductive organs, hormones and are not part of a living species. Dolls and robots are humanmade artefacts; commercial products (commodities) that are assembled together as property that can be bought and sold.
Sex dolls for therapy or further isolation?
Quote:But the authors warned that the march of sex robots raised serious moral and ethical questions which needed to be addressed. They warned that users could become socially isolated or even addicted to the machines which could never replace real human contact.
“It’s very sad because it’s going to be a one way relationship,” said Prof Sharkey.
“If people bond with robots it’s very worrying. You are loving an artefact that can’t love you back, and the best they can do is fake it.”
The report also warned of a ‘darker’ side to the industry in which companies were programming ‘shy’ or ‘reluctant’ personalities into their dolls so that users could feel they were forcing the robots to have sex. TrueCompanion’s robot Roxxxy Gold, for example, can be set to ‘Frigid Farah.’
For me, this technology (and other tech) seems to just further isolate people, but if these dolls can be used for therapeutic purposes, perhaps with supervision (or a doctor's monitoring), then I am all for it.