Category Archives: Ethics and Law

Hackers Could ‘Sexually Assault’ Teledildonics Users

Although the headline to the Daily Star article is a bit alarmist, it’s more than intelligent than you might expect and gives a nice little overview of the history of teledildonics. The warning that hackers could remotely take control of teledildonic sex toys to ‘assault’ the users of them, comes from a supposed IT security… Read More »

Realbotix Claim Their Sex Robots Could Kill You

I recently argued here that there’s a danger of ‘sex robot’ manufacturers deliberately making hysteric soundbites as regards the supposed possible dangers of their products, simply in order to get some clicks and media attention. It’s already backfiring in that South Korea has become the first, and very likely not the last, to come close… Read More »

South Korea Could Ban Sex Robots & Realistic Sex Dolls

South Korea is creeping ever closer to banning the sale and purchase of not only ‘sex robots’, but realistic sex dolls. Over a quarter of a million South Korean citizens recently signed a petition to have the dolls banned, thus passing the threshold whereby the proposal has to be considered by the government there. Although… Read More »

David Levy Claims Male Sexbots Could Rape Their Female Owners

David Levy, author of ‘Love and Sex with Robots‘, and organizer of the annual conference of the same name (which often as not gets banned for inappropriate choice of location), has apparently warned that male sex robots could ‘rape’ their female owners through faulty programming. Incredibly, according to the media reports which have appeared in… Read More »

A Digisexual Manifesto

One of the new buzzwords of the last year or so has been ‘digisexuality’, a term coined to describe the lifestyle of individuals who seek sexual satisfaction through technology (‘digisexuals’). It captures the awareness that digital technology is affecting masturbation, sex, and relationships (even marriage) in ever increasingly powerful and disruptive ways. It can cover… Read More »

SJWs Force Postponement Of 4th Sex Robot Conference

Protestors have forced the postponement of this year’s fourth International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots. It seems that the Social Justice activists responsible did not have the sex robot conference itself as their target (unlike in 2015, when the conference was abandoned in Malaysia due to conservative and religious critics), but rather the… Read More »

Another Survey Finds Majority OK With Robot Sex

Another survey has been published on attitudes towards sex with robots, again finding that the majority appear to think it is broadly acceptable, while again showing something of a sharp divide between male and female respondents. A study by the University of Helsinki asked people to describe their moral attitude to a sci-fi scenario in… Read More »

Anti-Sex Robot Activists Demand Regulation of Sexbot Brothels

After the announcement that a Canadian sex doll company owner plans to introduce up to ten ‘sexbot brothels’ in the USA, activists there have stepped up demands for regulation. Like certain similar institutions that have sprung up in Europe recently, Yuval Gavriel intends to skirt around existing prostitution laws to open his ‘sex doll for… Read More »

Video Demo of Phone Scanning 3D Avatars for VR

3D scanning for avatar generation is coming along very fast, with Sony’s ‘3D Creator’ App for its Xperia phone leading the way. A YouTube demo was uploaded last week in which the channel ‘Mixed Reality TV’ talked to an artist from ‘Somnium Space‘ that utilizes the app and which appears to be making a bid… Read More »

Teledildonics Patent Troll Has Finally Expired

An infamous patent troll relating to sex toys controlled via the internet has finally expired last week. The patent has been widely considered to have held back the development of haptic sex toys (or ‘teledildonics’), and in fact the company behind the patent did sue several different sex toy companies for ‘infringement’ (including, I believe… Read More »

Economist Claims Sex Robots Will Improve Marriage

A female economist has published a surprisingly positive, if offbeat prediction concerning the effects of sex robots on society, and in particular marriage. MGTOWs (Men Go Their Own Way) hail the advent of sex robots as freeing men from the need to marry to have regular sex. Feminists seem to fear sexbots for that very… Read More »

Chinese Company Promises 3D Printed Sex Robot Replicas of Any Woman

One of the leading Chinese sex doll companies (DS Dolls), which is already making ‘smart sex dolls’, has announced its intention to 3D print sex doll/robot replicas of any woman. This is something I’ve been predicting here for a while. With 3D scanning technology exploding, it was/is only a matter of time before ‘realistic sex… Read More »