Where is the future of sex headed? That's the question Annalee Newitz broaches in her article Sex Robots Could Save Your Relationship. Now, granted she discounts all the mechanical things of the past decades. Things like vibrators and mechanical sleeves and dildos.
But as technology moves forward, it's important for us all to understand that there are some people who have every right to sexual release who can't seem to attract a partner. University of Manitoba philosopher, Neil McArthur puts it this way:
"We’re not talking about lonely men. We’re talking about disabled people, or people living in places with skewed sex ratios. They may be in remote areas. They may not fit society’s image of what counts as sexually attractive.” For these people, a sex robot or VR sexual experience could be emotionally and psychologically healing."
These are the folks who patronize the street sex trade, who look for the massage therapist to help them find satisfaction, things which our government have deemed unlawful because portions of our society have deemed them immoral.
At some point, Newitz believes, we will move beyond the limitations. That we'll be free to engage in relationships with whomever we wish without damning labels or disparaging remarks.
I sure hope so. But, before that can happen, I think we need to get over the shame of
Have a terrific weekend!