In this study, which dates from 2018, when scientists talk about robots, they are not referring to the handsome Rami Malek, the interpreter of Elliot Alderson in the series Mr Robot. No, here they are talking about robots like Bender in the comedy series Futurama.
Sex with an artificial intelligence
A few years ago, the website saucydates.com conducted a study to find out people's tastes in online sex. To further their expertise, they also polled the participants about their relationship between sex and artificial intelligence.
For these purposes, 29,963 men, women, but also a few transgender people were questioned to obtain results that have proven to be interesting, to say the least. Indeed, some people see their future in regard to love as depending on a robot.
One in four women ready for a robo-relationship
According to the survey, one in four women said they would be willing to have sex with a robot. Men also agreed at 31% and transgender people at 48%. As for pornographic films on the Internet, 93% of men admitted to being fond of them, compared to 78% of women and 90% of transgender people.
Other sexual aspects were put under scrutiny. For example, sex toys. These are appreciated by only 43% of men, compared to 70% of women and 75% of transgender people. Finally, 26% of men are interested in inflatable dolls, compared to 23% of women and 40% of transgender people.
These differences in choice and preference can sometimes be explained by the sexual education received in youth. Women find it easier to use erotic tools than men, who are afraid of the consequences for their virility.