Those findings come from the first exploratory survey of human attitudes toward sex robots.
Such research has huge implications beyond whether humanity ends up using robots for sexual satisfaction—it can also reveal gender differences in how people view modern human relationships. researcher made headlines by calling for a ban on sex robot technology.
Men and women also diverged in their “appropriate” versus “inappropriate” ratings for the case of using sex robots to practice abstinence.
Debates about sex robots typically focus on either the crude robotic sex toys of today or Hollywood’s science fiction fantasies such as “A. But there has been surprisingly little effort to find out what people think about robots and sex in the real world.
More than two-thirds of men recruited for a sexbot study say they would give sex robots try.About two-thirds of women in the same study say they would not try a sex robot.One of the greatest differences in opinion came up regarding use of sex robots for sex offenders.Women showed disapproval on average by giving an “inappropriate” rating of 3.7 on the 7-point scale, whereas men gave a more favorable “appropriate” rating of 4.88 on average.
For example, both male and female participants agreed that sex with a robot was more like masturbation than sex between humans.But men typically had greater enthusiasm than women for the different possible uses of sex robots.