Black also shares her thoughts on humans connecting to a sex robot with AI."How do you think emotionally connecting to a digital platform of smoke and mirrors will affect people’s social skills and sexual experiences with actual human beings? "The psychological and emotional consequences of relationships mediated by digital platforms is being well documented. Just like there will be for those who might need the physical comfort of a being that isn’t human as we understand humans to be."As much as there are possible horrors, I see therapeutic possibilities – either facilitated or totally unintentionally.All things are bound to have a malfunction and if this breaks down (especially when you’re er…Nazeerah believes that the increase in popularity is a reflection of our current society and sexuality:"My blunt belief is that people are becoming more sick.'Dutch Wives' (an archaic Japanese term for sex dolls) are rising in popularity in China and its makers say men would never want a real girlfriend after buying one.They retail for almost R80,000 and more than 2,000 are sold every year, reports the Express.
In an article for the New Tork Times, one of the authors of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics report, Noel Sharkey, a professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, England, pointed to the ethical arguments within the field of sex robots with “frigid” settings, saying:“The idea is robots would resist your sexual advances so that you could rape them,” Professor Sharkey said.
"Dani* (not her real name) agrees, saying she's highly skeptical.
"Firstly, I’m sure it’ll be way overpriced so you might as well hire someone for your pleasurable needs."Then there is a problem of it when it doesn’t work.
However, they also conclude that the impact of digisexuality can also be positive, allowing people to enjoy more sexual pleasure and enjoy new experiences.
We asked W24 sex and dating columnist, Dorothy Black, to weigh in on the trend.
"The people who do take ‘robot lovers’ will be niche and like everything else will just be one extension of conversation that broadens our understanding of human sexuality and relationship response.