7th Sep 2016, 08:53
Discussion ongoing on Sky news about giving 'rights' to AI Robots who are employed in the sex industry.

Sex Robots Relationships. (http://news.sky.com/story/can-sex-robots-replace-relationships-with-human-beings-10568346)

Stop sniggering at the back.

7th Sep 2016, 09:55
"Just cos I am a robot, don't assume I take it up the ****!"


7th Sep 2016, 10:21
Gives a new meaning to the phrase "if the plug don't fit, try another socket"!

Falcon Al
7th Sep 2016, 10:48
Stop vibrating when I'm talking to you! :=

7th Sep 2016, 11:04
I think that the thing that surprises me most of all isn't the daft debate, but the fact that there are people prepared to invest tens of millions of pounds/dollar into developing these things.

That implies that some believe there's a significant market for such robots, and that, in turn, suggests that there are a fair few people that would secretly like one, perhaps even on here.........................

On a more serious note, I can see that there may well be good semi-medical reasons for developing them. Many years ago, I had a girlfriend who was training to become an Occupational Therapist. I got to know several of her fellow students, and one of them was intending to go on to study sex therapy and the role of occupational therapy in assisting severely disabled people with sexual issues (and yes, as far as I could determine, that did involve getting physical with patients). This is, perhaps, something we tend to not think about, perhaps because we find it distasteful, or embarrassing, but there are a lot of people for whom what comes naturally for able-bodied people is something that's very challenging for them. They are no different to anyone else in terms of feelings and desires, hence the reason that there was a branch of Occupational Therapy directed at trying to help them, at least back then in the late 70's.

7th Sep 2016, 11:27
Where can I get one?

7th Sep 2016, 11:36
Where can I get one?
I have a feeling they've been available in Japan for a while in one form or another. I remember reading a paper on silicone rubber more than ten years ago and many of the references were to Japanese developments of synthetic skin for "sex dolls".

Putting aside the weirdness, I bet the economics stack up pretty well when compared to the whole-life cost of a real woman partner.......................

7th Sep 2016, 12:16
Ah.... But would you have to cuddle it afterwards..?

7th Sep 2016, 12:22
Ah.... But would you have to cuddle it afterwards..?
At least you could switch the voice mode off...

7th Sep 2016, 12:33
Bonkers ...

7th Sep 2016, 12:36
Bonkers ...
I hope they come up with a better brand name than that..... :)

7th Sep 2016, 12:59
You don't get it, do you?

I posted the precursor to this a few months back.

Governments are looking with concern as intelligent robots replace workers - at a they do so income tax, national health insurance etc dry up. More profit for the company, less for the taxman. A few months back the EU parliament stared a review of robot "rights", as they become more complex. They intent being taxes can be charged on their behalf to care for them "if necessary".

If something sounds stupid - look for the lawyer and/or the taxman....

7th Sep 2016, 13:02
Well, if things got boring in your normal relationship I don't think it would say negative to a threesome.

7th Sep 2016, 13:16
"Germany’s engineering industry has already warned of EU overzealousness"

Germany seems to be often warning of EU overzealousness.

7th Sep 2016, 16:16
Not tonight Dear, I've blown a fuse..

So I take it the nose runs when it is full?

7th Sep 2016, 16:19
One wonders if it rolls over and lights up after a session, or is that the deluxe model.

Pontius Navigator
7th Sep 2016, 19:43
Does the male version use Duracell?

Actually now I remember a song from 50 years ago:

Round and round went the bloody great wheel
In and out went the prick of steel

Or words to that effect

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=7&ved=0ahUKEwiSmtO3g_7OAhVEL8AKHUFrB5AQFgguMAY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.horntip.com%2Fmp3%2F1990s%2F1994_rugby_ songs_sing-a-long__chubby_chalfont_and_the_chafers_(CD)%2F05_the_engineer .htm&usg=AFQjCNGD7wHthZCmROc498A8zPd77Fzmkw&sig2=IU9xMNkmJ1Vv8Hj4H-aG6Q



8th Sep 2016, 02:46
Actually now I remember a song from 50 years ago:

Round and round went the bloody great wheel
In and out went the prick of steel

Or words to that effect
I confess, Pontius, that I was once asked to sing more softly, or more precisely to STFU, while singing in full voice the chorus of that marvelous song.

The occasion was my mother-in-law's birthday. I and my father-in-law (may he rest in peace, great man) were out in the driveway, cooking the meat on the BBQ. Over a few well deserved Tecate cervezas, I was trying to teach him that song as we prepared the meatflesh for dinner. Much hilarity was involved, until the womenfolk came out of the house and showed deep ingratitude for the serenade.

I allowed them to eat indoors. I sulked, as many artists do when not appreciated, in the driveway with my portion and the last three cervezas. My poor father-in-law was not allowed a sulk, as it was his wife and thus he had to go indoors to "celebrate" as it were ... so it goes.

Enough, I'm satisfied.

8th Sep 2016, 03:59
Does the male version use Duracell?


8th Sep 2016, 06:24
Who's yer Captn? Go fetch me sum coffee now, love.

8th Sep 2016, 14:34
What if the batteries leak...?? :eek:

8th Sep 2016, 14:36
What if the batteries leak...?? :eek:

Or set on fire under pressure?

8th Sep 2016, 15:52
What if the batteries leak...?? http://cdn.pprune.org/images/smilies/eek.gif

Then you divorce her, who wants to be married to a bitter, acid tongued, old worn out sextoy. Heck you can do that in real life.

Or set on fire under pressure?

Would that prove she had the hots for you?

8th Sep 2016, 16:11
And a little something for the wife


8th Sep 2016, 16:24
Sex robots, took it back to the store when the nose started dribbling, was told this is normal when it needs emptying:ooh:

B Fraser
8th Sep 2016, 21:03
Maintenance is scheduled every four weeks.

8th Sep 2016, 22:25

Sex with robots will be ‘the norm’ in 50 years, say experts. Men are considering the prospect with curiosity and a sense of humour. But academics and feminists are terrified and calling for them to be banned. Let me tell you why. Who, or what, men have sex with is the basis of our civilisation. It is the driving force behind our greatest accomplishments. Men don’t compete for abstract pleasure: they compete to bag the best mate. The internet, the pyramids and the moon landings would not exist were it not for man’s desire to have sex with woman.

That’s why Nature experiments more widely with men: the male IQ range is wider, and there is more variation in male behaviour and biology than in women. Men are where experimentation happens, because a wider variety of male aptitudes and preferences will keep women happier and result in a more well-rounded and healthy society.

But male sexual appetites are easily satisfied, despite what women will tell you. Blow jobs really aren’t that difficult, and in any case most blokes are fine with a pizza and a wank. For many men, sex is a nice bonus, but it’s not essential. When you introduce a low-cost alternative to women that comes without all the nagging, insecurity and expense, frankly men are going to leap in headfirst.

Another reason men might be enthusiastic about female-free sex is obvious: the sociopathic, man-hating feminism we see so much of on television and in our newspapers today is turning men off dealing with women altogether. Constant whinging about “toxic masculinity,” “manspreading,” “mansplaining,” the bogus gender pay gap and the absurd campus rape culture myth are pushing the sexes apart, fostering mistrust and fear.

The fact that wacky, misandrist intersectional feminists are an unpopular minority — as a result of their horrid influence, just 18 per cent of women now call themselves feminists — doesn’t matter because they hold court in the media and on campuses, and young women are starting to parrot discredited and absurd nonsense about the “oppressive patriarchy,” picking up on a victimhood script they believe they can leverage for social and professional advantage.

In response, men are simply checking out, giving up on women and retreating into porn and video games. I call it the “sexodus,” and its immediate victims aren’t men, but women, who are being consigned to singledom as men lose interest in them or are simply too exhausted or fearful of the social consequences of approaching girls romantically. The truth is, men get along okay without women, unlike women, who become shrieking, neurotic messes if they’re still single in their 30s.

Sorry, no offence, but it’s true: women have been getting steadily unhappier since the Second World War, when they first entered the workplace in large numbers. It sounds bizarre, but ever since the rise of feminism, every decade has seen another slump in female morale. Women now report themselves more generally depressed and more likely to think about suicide than at any time in history. (The vast majority of suicides are still men, by the way. Women talk about it endlessly, but rarely pull it off.)
The fight for women’s “equality” has always been absurd: why would a woman want to step down to the lower status of being equal with men? Why should women be badgered into choosing to work over having babies and being happy?

Why are feminists lying to women that they can look however they want — fat, hairy armpits, piercings, blue hair — and still be content?

Women were told by feminists that they could “have it all” — the career, the husband, the kids and the book club. But it was a lie. What they’ve ended up with instead is a tiny apartment in an “up and coming” bit of town, friends they hate, a string of disastrous and emotionally unfulfilling past relationships and a cat.

Had the relations between the sexes been healthier today, there wouldn’t be much call for sexbots to get in the way. Women already had the upper hand, sexually. They had what men wanted. There’s a reason the Ashley Madison leak showed that the site was over 90 per cent male.

But gender relations in the West are at their worst for fifty years, possibly more, which is why popular men’s bloggers are now asking whether sexbots will replace women entirely. The consensus seems to be: for some men, yes, totally. For other men, they will become a masturbation tool. A few “alphas” and players at the top will be able to bang their way around the entire female population, which will be comprised of ever more neurotic, backstabbing and insane behaviour.

Feminists always hate when they accidentally get what they want. They’ve been waging a war on sex on campuses and elsewhere for decades. Now, suddenly, they will earn the fruits of their labour: the “whiny manbabies” they’ve been bullying for so many years are going to be ejaculating into silicon-ribbed pleasure-bots, instead of grovelling at their feet for a chance to smell their knickers.

“Ladies, if you think guys are selfish, egotistical pricks now, just wait until they start showing up to dates basked in the afterglow of sex with their Jessica Alba robots,” writes the widely-read blog Château Heartiste. “It is going to take a lot more to win over a guy who is that sexually satisfied.”

I think he’s right. What’s clear is that the purchase women have over men, sexually and emotionally, is fading fast. That’s perhaps one reason for the “spitting tacks” fury of modern feminism: the louder they yell, the more men simply tune out and disappear into porn, robots and video games. Technology didn’t disempower women sexually — they did that to themselves with feminism — but it is accelerating the process.

In the short term, sexbots will be good news for dudes. For one thing, with a robot, men know the orgasm will be fake, so it removes the performance anxiety of trying to make the grade. (Men know the robot orgasm doesn’t exist — unlike the female orgasm, whose existence is still insisted upon by some conspiracy theorists and biological extremists.) And Heartiste says that real women are going to get “looser and more willing to please” as men become “choosier and less willing to please.”

Dildos and vibrators have become a permanent part of feminist iconography. They are celebrated because their existence suggests that men are disposable. Macy Gray once wrote a tongue-in-cheek love song about her “Battery-Operated-Boyfriend,” and it has been common for columnists to go a step further and to casually and sometimes even triumphantly remark that dildos and other sex toys are going to make men obsolete. Well, sorry ladies, but the shoe is on the other foot now.

Although some women will respond rationally to the changing dynamics of the dating economy, one thing’s for sure: they’re going to start treating each other even more terribly than they do already. It’s a little-known secret that the worst trolls online are often women, and very often their targets are other girls.

Because they’re miserable, women are acting out. That’s what’s fuelling the angry feminist harpies of the third-wave movement, and it’s why women are so mean to each other. All that talk of the feminist sisterhood is a myth: ladies behave absolutely abominably to one another, socially and in the workplace. And remember, the number of men putting themselves on the market is going to go down, so competition between females will get utterly vicious.

I mean, look, I don’t mean to be rude, but most of the reason I went gay is so I didn’t have to deal with nutty broads. Imagine how much worse they’re going to get when the passive aggressive manipulation tactics stop working because the guy can get himself off with a thinner, hotter robot any time he wants to. They’re going to go mental.

All that said, my hunch is that marriage will benefit from a reduced focus on sex. With desire taken out of the marital equation, it’s conceivable that the number of “partnership marriages” between people who get on well and respect each other enough to share the load of raising children will grow. Without the power imbalance built in to traditional heterosexual marriage — i.e., women holding all the cards — marriage could become stronger than ever.

But — and this is a big but — this apparent shift in favour of men will come at the expense of society and the wider economy. We’ve already seen in Japan what happens when men and women lose interest in each other. Japan’s nationwide sexual dysfunction is at the root of its economy’s problems, and it’s the reason for the country’s cultural implosion, too.

We’ll have it even worse here in the West, because Japan is still patriarchal. As a result, society functions. In the West, women are surging ahead into positions of dominance in the media, the arts, academia, politics, you name it. Some people will find this offensive, but: matriarchy is a problem for the rest of us. As feminist critic Camilla Paglia so memorably put it, if civilisation had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.

When men start checking out en masse, as is already happening, you can say good-bye to all of society’s best astrophysicists, mathematicians, philosophers, composers and chess players. Scientific progress will effectively stall, because men are just as happy beating a video game as they are solving the riddles of the universe — and they’ll take the entertainment option if they have no interest in impressing women.

Women will not take men’s places in these disciplines, because there simply aren’t enough women with IQs over 120. Again, sorry if you find that offensive, but it’s just a fact. IQ isn’t a perfect measure, by any means, but it’s the best gauge we have of whether someone can perform the higher-level functions needed to be a game-changing scientist or transcendently brilliant artist.

Sex with a woman will always be the prestige form of intercourse, to put it in the language of marketers. But the sexual marketplace is changing terrifyingly fast. Sex won’t be truly commoditised until there is a mass-produced, victimless, cheap alternative to having sex that is good enough for most men.

It won’t be long before we arrive at that point. And the consequences are going to shake the foundations of our economy and irreparably change how our society is organised. It will also, I’m sorry to say, leave women even more horribly unhappy and lonely than they already are. If I were you, girls, I’d start being a bit nicer to your boyfriends…


9th Sep 2016, 14:05
Hey Lantern.

WTF are you talking about...just how long were you typing that last post...!:ooh:

9th Sep 2016, 14:24
Hey Lantern.

WTF are you talking about...just how long were you typing that last post...!:ooh:

As long as it took to press Ctrl-C and Ctrl-C?

Sexbots: Why Women Should Panic - Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/16/sexbots-why-women-should-panic/)

9th Sep 2016, 22:14
Since the fifties men have been waiting for the development of sexbots and scientists had to get carried away and make them think and talk. Fifty years of work to get back to where we started.

10th Sep 2016, 01:04
but can they make sandwiches?