Friday, April 20, 2012
Report: Sex Robots Could Replace Hookers by 2050
Monica Foster commentary: Ok, I'd like to pre-order a Brad Pitt bot.
A pair of New Zealand researchers are reporting that robot prostitutes will revolutionize the sex tourism business by 2050. Victoria University professor Ian Yeoman and sexologist Michelle Mars have issued a research paper titled "Robots, Men And Sex Tourism" claiming that "Robot sex is safer sex, free from the constraints, precautions and uncertainties of the real deal.”
In their study published in the journal, Futures, the researchers imagine an Amsterdam sex club called Yub-Yum where tourists could indulge themselves in nearly every manner of typical strip club dancer titillation and cyber-sex for around $13,000.
The futuristic Plato’s Retreat would contain "sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features." A major advantage of the randy robots, according to the paper’s authors, is the lack of STDs — made possible with the use of bacteria-resistant fibers that would be flushed out after each sex act.
But the living dolls just can't replace a real girl, according to Nevada Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof. The brothel king told CBS news, "Those Australian researchers ought to come to the Bunny Ranch to see what real American sex is like — there's no way to duplicate it. "At the Bunny Ranch, we say 'it's not just the sex, it's an adventure' — and often times it's more about the adventure than it is the sex." Can you say, "Danger Will Robinson!?"
Posted by Monica Foster at 2:14 PM