Rise of the ‘Digisexuals’ - people who prefer sex with robots to sex with people

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Most of us still find the idea of making love to the lifeless body of a machine fairly alarming – but the rising availability of VR porn and sex robots will change that, experts have warned.

Soon, we’ll see people whose sexual appetites are almost entirely satisfied by machines – and may prefer it that way.

So-called ‘digisexuals’ will identify as machine-lovers, and will opt for relationships with machines over human beings.


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‘There is no question that sexbots are coming. People will form an intense connection with their robot companions,’ said Dr Neil McArthur of the University of Manitoba.

‘These robots will be tailor-made to meet people’s desires and will do things that human partners cannot or will not do.

‘As these technologies advance, their adoption will grow and many people will come to identify themselves as ‘digisexuals’ – people whose primary sexual identity comes through the use of technology.

‘Many people will find that their experiences with this technology become integral to their sexual identity and some will prefer them to direct sexual interactions with humans.