Unreal Sex

Unreal Sex

Update: 2019-03-1169
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From stone statues to silicone works of art, we have long sought solace and sex from inanimate objects. Time and technology have perfected the artificial lover: today we have life-size silicone love dolls so finely crafted they feel like works of art. Now, with the help of robotics and artificial intelligence, these dolls are becoming even more like humans. This week we talk with researcher Kate Devlin about the history of the artificial lover, and consider what love and sex look like in the age of robots.
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TransHaus

they had to throw that comment in there about sexism in the inanimate sex object industry. face palm. the dildo has been around long before any of these other devices. but hey, got to push a narrative. amirite????

May 26th
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TransHaus

TransHaus oh and it's just women who are portrayed unrealistically in the media? men are either supposed look like a pumped up Captain America or are expected to walk around at 7% body fat and chiseled abs like Zac Effron. the media's unrealistic expectations are for everyone, not just women... but again, narrative

May 26th
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Kamille Martin

ppl have been trying to sex rocks before man invented the wheel

Apr 29th
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Christine Johnson

And just like that we are another step "removed" from real life. Fake conversations, fake friends, fake food, fake sex...

Mar 27th
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Rachel Berry

all this is doing is perpetuating rape culture and there "women" can't say NO. Men in this society need HELP. This is NOT normal.

Mar 24th
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Ash Beygelman

This can be great for society as long as there are boundaries. child or animal sex dolls/robots should be a boundary.

Mar 20th
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Jason Huntley

This is a morally corrupt lifestyle that if normalized, has the potential to further devastate society in countless ways. Seeking a relationship with inanimate objects is sad and these people need help.

Mar 19th
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Jason Huntley

Bilal Johnson Oh I don't know Bilal, maybe something along the lines of therapy and counseling. At first I was going to suggest taking them out for some ice cream, but then I saw the absurdity in that.

Apr 9th
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Bilal Johnson

Jason Huntley What kind of help?

Apr 9th
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Don Hentschel

Give it time. Someone will make child robots. Just saying.

Mar 18th
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Ronald Lincoln

Don Hentschel Will they do their chores without constant reminders?

Jun 1st
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Kamille Martin

Don Hentschel will they want allowance?

Apr 29th
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Dale Miller

I feel so relaxed

Mar 13th
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