Today I’m taking a slight detour from my ongoing analysis of men’s top 10 complaints to raise a seemingly strange question: would sex with a robot be cheating?
Yesterday The Daily Beast reported that one in five people in the United Kingdom would have sex with a robot, given the chance. The article further revealed that 46% of respondents admitted that they would “either get under the covers with a sexbot or not judge those who choose to.
The article used one factoid to explain why increasing numbers of men might consider a robot partner: in Japan, nearly half of women aged 16-24 are “not interested in or despise sexual contact.” For me, this raises a chicken/egg argument: are men turning to virtual relationships (as recently portrayed in the Her ) because they perceive that women are less interested in sex, or are women less interested in sex because men are engaging in virtual relationships?
The idea of robo-sex spurred a lively debate on the radio this morning, specifically whether sex with a robot constitutes infidelity.
I’ve often commented that sex requires a woman to be at her most vulnerable, which means that to enjoy the moment she must feel completely safe — she must trust her partner completely.
Given that, what is your opinion?
What is the definition of infidelity? Would sex with a robot be cheating?