With life-like sex dolls proving an increasingly popular concept, new research has show that one in three of us would contemplate having sexual relations with one.
The study also revealed that seven out of 10 people wouldn’t even consider it cheating with a partner if they did.
A total of 2,458 adults aged 18 and over (a 50/50 split of men and women), all of whom stated that they were sexually active, were polled as part of the research.
Initially, all respondents were asked, “How do the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) make you feel?” with 57% saying the advancements ‘excited’ them, whilst a further 29% said they ‘worried’ them.the remaining 14% said they had ‘no real strong feelings’.
When respondents were questioned on how they felt about humanoid-looking robots, almost two thirds (63%) confessed they felt ‘freaked out’.
Additionally, all respondents were then asked whether they would consider being sexually intimate with a robot; it was found that one in three (34%) would consider being intimate with such a robot, with 63%/37% male to female divide.
Those surveyed were asked whether they would consider a partner having ‘sexual relations’ with a robot to be cheating, to which 7 out of 10 respondents (72%) stated they would not. When asked why not, 61% said it was due to a robot being emotionless and 25% said it was because the robot would effectively be a sex toy.
Finally, all respondents were asked, “If you chose to have sex with a humanoid robot, would you tell your partner and the people in your life that you had?” to which just one in 10 (11%) confessed they would.
George Charles, spokesperson for www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk who commissioned the research, said:
“AI and technology is advancing so quickly with drastic changes happening each and every year which is why we wanted to do an update on our previous study. It’s fascinating to see just how many more people are now willing to sleep with a robot in comparison to two years ago, but that less people would consider going on a date with one.”