Professor: We ‘Must Be Prepared’ for Rise of ‘Digisexuals’ Who Prefer Sex Robots
Dr. Neil McArthur, an associate professor at the University of Manitoba, has claimed we “must be prepared” for the rise of “digisexuals” who use technology as their primary sexual outlet.
“Radical new sexual technologies, which we term ‘digisexualities,’ are here,” declared McArthur this month. “As these technologies advance, their adoption will grow, and many people may come to identify themselves as ‘digisexuals’ – people whose primary sexual identity comes through the use of technology.”
“Researchers have found that both lay people and clinicians have mixed feelings about digisexualities. Clinicians must be prepared for the challenges and benefits associated with the adoption of such sexual technologies,” he continued. “In order to remain ethical and viable, clinicians need to be prepared to work with clients participating in digisexualities. However, many practitioners are unfamiliar with such technologies, as well as the social, legal, and ethical implications.”
“Guidelines for helping individuals and relational systems make informed choices regarding participation in technology-based activities of any kind, let alone ones of a sexual nature, are few and far between,” McArthur explained. “Thus, a framework for understanding the nature of digisexuality and how to approach it is imperative.”
On the topic of virtual sex and robots, McArthur proclaimed, “It is safe to say the era of immersive virtual sex has arrived.”
“Many people will find that their experiences with this technology become integral to their sexual identity and some will prefer them to direct sexual interactions with humans,” he claimed, adding, “There is no question that sexbots are coming. People will form an intense connection with their robot companions.”
“These robots will be tailor-made to meet people’s desires and will do things that human partners cannot or will not do,” concluded the professor. “For this reason, significant numbers of people will likely come to use robots as their primary mode of sexual experience.”
In September, a “Samantha” sex robot on display at a technology conference in Barcelona, Spain, was reportedly left “heavily soiled” and damaged by numerous men.
Sergi Santos — the creator of the sex robot which retails for around $6,450, features an artificial G-spot, various modes of interaction, and voice-activation — claimed the men treated Samantha “like barbarians,” broke two of her fingers, and left her “heavily soiled” at the Arts Electronica Festival.
Last year in an interview with Breitbart Tech, futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson predicted that sex and love with robots would soon become “fully emotional” and increasingly common.
“I think it will be fully emotional,” declared Dr. Pearson, claiming that people will eventually spend “about the same as they do today on a decent family-size car,” for a household robot.
“Artificial intelligence is reaching human levels and also becoming emotional as well,” he explained. “So people will actually have quite strong emotional relationships with their own robots. In many cases that will develop into a sexual one because they’ll already think that the appearance of the robot matches their preference anyway, so if it looks nice and it has a superb personality too it’s inevitable that people will form very strong emotional bonds with their robots and in many cases that will lead to sex.”