Category Archives: Ethics and Law

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 »

Samantha the Sex Robot Can Say No

Sex robot inventor Sergi Santos has reportedly equipped his sex robot Samantha with the ability to say no if she is disinterested or ‘disturbed’ by the sexual behaviour of her partner. Well, perhaps not quite say no, but rather switch off into ‘dummy mode’ whenever she detects aggressive behaviour on the part of her owner… Read More »

Call for UK to Ban Deepfake Porn

A British academic has called for deepfake porn to be criminalized. The British parliament is in the process of ‘closing a loophole’ which allowed upskirt photos to be legal. A so called ‘academic expert’ on the regulation of Internet porn has demanded that politicians seize the opportunity to ‘futureproof’ sex tech legislation by criminalizing the… Read More »

‘Experts’ Claim No Health Benefits of Sex Robots

Seems as though the information war against sex robots has begun in earnest. Two British doctors (why do the British so afraid of sexbots?) published a ‘study’ in an important medical journal, and which media headlines have claimed proves that sex robots are dangerous. However, the ‘study’ appears to be more their own ruminations and… Read More »

Moral Panic Over Deepfakes Renewed

As the ‘face swapping’ technology behind deepfakes continues to rapidly improve, it seems as though the media moral panic over the use of it in fake porn is being renewed. Two major media reports this week asked – ‘Are deepfakes the new revenge porn?’. Feminist minded culture magazine VOX published an interesting if very one-sided… Read More »

Slavoj Zizek on sexbots and rights

Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian cultural critic who has been described as ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’. Last week he penned a lengthy op-ed for Russia Today asking – ‘Do sexbots have rights?’. His piece is in response to the recent and very controversial proposal of the European Union to grant robots ‘personhood… Read More »