Category Archives: Ethics and Law

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 »

New York Subway Lifts Ban On Sex Toy Advertising

Ads for Female Sexual Wellness Products Allowed on New York Subway The New York subway has lifted a ban on sex toy ads they had previously blocked for ‘offensive sexual material’. The ban provoked outrage from women’s rights groups who claimed it was censorship and double standards in the light of viagra adverts being allowed… Read more »

Sex Redistribution?

“To give a man 5 sous because he is poor and has no bread is perfect, but to give him a blowjob because he has no girlfriend is too much of a good thing: you don’t have to do that.” ― Michel Houellebecq In the light of the awful act of terrorism by self-proclaimed ‘incel’… 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 »

Could Trump’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Law Imperil the Adult Industry?

Earlier this month Donald Trump signed into law the controversial anti-sex trafficking law (FOSTA) that has already forced Craigslist to shut down its famous personals section for fear of not being able to meet the strict demands of the act. There are also fears that the entire adult industry could be affected, as it might… 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 »

Twitter & Reddit Ban Deepfake Porn

A major backlash against the AI generated celebrity fake porn termed ‘deepfakes’ is now well underway, with the major hub of the community on Reddit now banned, as well as all deepfake porn on Twitter. The argument against deepfake porn is mainly that it is non-consensual; ‘digital rape’ as some extreme feminists have termed it.… Read more »

AI Fake Porn Reaching Exponential Growth

Digital and AI advances in ‘immersive porn’ are potentially subject to the type of exponential growth made famous by Moore’s Law (which relates to computer processing speed and efficiency). Sex toys, dolls, robots, and even VR porn (because of the physical headsets) can only ever be partly so because of their reliance on large physical… Read more »

Was Sex Robot Samanatha Really Molested? Creator Speaks

You may remember that Samantha the sex robot (and rival to Harmony of Realbotix) was allegedly molested and abused so much she needed repairs after being showcased at an Austrian tech show last year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/610ec648-b348-423a-bd3c-04dc701b2985 Given the inevitable opposition to sex robots that is already evident and will grow mainfold in the years ahead, I… Read more »

Five Best MGTOW YouTube Channels

MGTOW (‘Men Going There Own Way’) is a controversial and growing men’s movement whose central philosophy is that, in today’s world at least, men will be happier if they forego the pursuit of women and live their lives without the need for the opposite sex. The exact definition of and criteria for living an authentic… Read more »

Activists Force Baidu to Drop Sexy Virtual Assistant Vivi

Given that social justice activists were already demanding that home digital assistants such as Siri and Alexa be given protection from sexual harassment, it’s unsurprising that Chinese tech giant Badiu’s plans to boost VR headset sales with a sexy AI ‘virtual girlfriend’ named Vivi have been dropped within days of the announcement. Baidu-owned video platform… Read more »

Virtual Girlfriends – MGTOW (Sandman)

Another interesting video from the top MGTOW (men go their own way) on YouTube – Sandman. In this video, he talks about virtual girlfriends, again referring to an idea I’ve made here, that the most popular form of sex dolls/sex robots will soon be ‘AR sex dolls’. These will be rather generic sex dolls (or… Read more »

Activists Demand Protection for Alexa & Siri from Sexual Harassment

Do digital assistants such as Alexa and Siri have rights? They do if they have a female voice and don’t reply with a scolding tone to their owner that he has a small penis in response to any sexually inappropriate comment. At least, that is the belief of radical activists who are demanding that tech… Read more »

Pornstar August Ames Dies Aged 23

Very sad to read that the beautiful actress August Ames has died aged just 23, apparently from suicide. There has been speculation that she had been suffering from long term depression and may have been pushed over the edge by an online campaign conducted against her recently by gay SJWs which targeted her for refusing… Read more »