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Could Male Love Robots Replace Men For Good?

Could Male Love Robots Replace Men For Good?

Unlike sex dolls made primarily for men, women could get robots that will not only please them sexually but act as their partners.

Female love dolls have existed since 1968. They evolved with time, and the next step is exciting and creepy.

Sinthetics, the company behind realistic sex dolls for men, is working on expanding toward a female audience.

Their life-like dolls that can be made according to one's preferences have already changed the dating scene.

Bronwen Keller and Matt Krivicke, who started the Sinthetics, aim to create robots that will serve as more than female sex dolls. It begins with your preferences - height, physique, eye color, hairstyle, etc.

Then teams of designers and artists work on creating the perfect doll.

Due to all these details, these dolls do not come cheap, as the average price is $13,000.

The dolls are especially popular in Texas and Minnesota.

But could male love robots replace men? According to YouGov, only 9 percent of women would try them out. In contrast, 24 percent of men would give a sex doll a try.

Dr. Cathy O'Neil, a Harvard University professor, and mathematician, acknowledges that things might change, as she told Bloomberg:

"Actually, I think it's the men who should be worried. It's entirely possible that robots can outperform them."

She explains, "In the #MeToo age, I feel like raising standards is quite reasonable. It's called for, in fact. Make the men compete. It's the dating equivalent of having free state colleges lower tuition rates everywhere."

O'Neil believes this is not the end of traditional relationships, ensuring that "We'll come together, online or in-person, and be more respectful, more relaxed, less edgy. It's worth a try. So bring on the sex robots."

Nancy Jecker, a University of Washington Seattle professor, is also pro-sex robots. Her reasons are different, as her paper published n the Journal of Medical Ethics explains. She sees the robots as a "support later-life sexuality for persons with disabilities."

The question of sex robots and life-like dolls has been around for decades. The past few years made it more realistic, and not all responses were positive.

In Barcelona, a brothel offered love dolls but was quickly shut down by the authorities. Also, in Spain, engineer Sergi Santos created a seductive robot but faced severe backlash.

People are afraid that robots will replace human interactions, especially intimacy.

Charles Melvin Ess, the special scientific adviser at Digmex, is another person who is pro robots. Perhaps that is because he does have a "hard time imagining how anyone who owns or uses a device will be able to forget" genuine human interaction.

He believes that robots are temporary, as they are "just a machine," and the "desire" and "care" are not genuine.

He admits there is an issue of "ethical and emotional de-skilling." Robots ask for nothing, including empathy, patience, determination, and forgiveness. This could lead to humans losing these traits, or at least not being in touch with them as needed.

Sharon Jennings, manager of the Sex Industry Network in South Australia, is another person who is not worried about the sex robots as replacements for sex workers:

"Seeing sex workers is about more than penetrative sex – clients want to be held and touched."

Are we on a path to dystopia, or could we use these robots to improve our relationships? Sexbots are still primitive, and as Samantha Cole wrote for Motherboard:

"There's little evidence that sex robots are the horny dystopian nightmare — or fantasy — that headlines make them out to be, but that doesn't stop people from hyping them. Hot sexbots won't end sex."