Preferences, needs, and specific wishes are often discussed in the
bedroom, but what happens when your own desires remain unfulfilled? Sex
robots are the answer. At present, you can buy a serial model for about
10.000 Euro. They speak and react to touch and spoken orders – they also
share the preferences of their owners. But who is really interested in
sex dolls and will they influence the future of our love lives?
Poppen.de has conducted a survey, in cooperation with the VENUS, asking
around 14.000 users of the platform for their opinions on sex doll.
From a love toy to a sexual partner
Intelligent toys and thrilling gadgets have had their place in the
bedroom for quite some time, so why not a lifelike robot? 45 percent of
those asked, admitted to using sex toys some of the time, and 30 percent
use them on a regular basis. So taking the step from an intelligent
dildo to a smart sex doll, doesn’t seem to be all that far away. But the
social and technical development is still in its infancy: only 14
percent of those asked admitted to having sex with an intelligent sex
doll. More than half on the other hand, didn’t express any interest
whatsoever in having robot sex. But in China there are already robots
that look very real and feel human – and when asked, more than 50
percent admitted to wanting to have sex with one of these
hyper-realistic dolls, and another 9 percent could imagine doing so.
Sex doll for a better world?
Technology is developing especially fast within the adult industry:
first of all intelligent sex toys, then virtual-reality pornos and now
lifelike sex robots. So why shouldn’t technological advances shape the
brothel of the future? At the moment there is not trend for machines to
replace prostitutes. Only 13 percent of those asked would be prepared to
visit a robot brothel – but 38 percent would consider it. By the way,
there is an establishment in Barcelona that allows one to test them on
an hourly basis.
Secret fantasies: sex with a
The high cost is the main thing that will put consumers off: one day,
when intelligent sex dolls don’t cost as much as a new car, 15 percent
of those asked would invest immediately. 38 said that they would only
spend the money on a realistic doll, if they had the money spare. So
this means that more than half of those asked, were at least
theoretically willing to buy a love machine. It is currently possible to
spend up to 100.000 Euro on such a robot. The advantage: it is possible
to design the outside according to your own wishes. You can, for
example, chose the look of an ex-girlfriend or a superstar. Only 1.5
percent of those asked would consider having fun with a robot that looks
like Angelina Jolie or some other famous person. More than half said
there is no way they would consider it. Those who are interested in the
sex of the future, will have the chance to check out new technology and
gadgets at the VENUS, which is the largest exhibition for erotica and
lifestyle in Berlin. Various manufacturers will present their exciting
innovations from the 12th to the 15th of October.