Roissy had another post on sexbots, and it is clear that the opposition to sexbots (and by extension VR sex and related technologies) is getting desperate. There are links to sites that make false claims like porn causes erectile dysfunction and attempts to link sexbots to pedophilia. Those things don’t beat the attempt to claim that sexbots will never exist because it’s impossible to replicate a woman:
I think it’s improbable that sex robots will be a satisfactory sexual surrogate for women. All the minor discrepancies between a sexbot and a woman – such as skin texture, movement, and smells – will be perceived by the male brain. This will ruin the fantasy. Even if scientists manage to produce a carbon copy of a very beautiful female, the knowledge it is not real will spoil the experience.
The senses and the dick have been working in unison for many centuries, and they’ll figure out soon enough that there aren’t any eggs in there.
If this was true, no guy would be looking at porn because porn is obviously not interaction with a real woman. Plus, for a lot of women, there aren’t any eggs in there now in any meaningful sense between contraception and STDs, but that doesn’t stop anything. In a post about sexbots being porn raised to the 100th power, this comment is refutes itself. Later the guy who wrote this comment admits that his idea that guys aren’t going to want something that doesn’t exactly replicate a woman is just a belief, and he has done no research into the subject.
Eh, but remember: After a certain point in the cycle of porn/sexbot addiction, erectile dysfunction sets in.
So the question is: What will men do when they find they can’t get it up any more? It’s pretty hard…uh, that is to say, it’s pretty *difficult* to continue getting sexual dopamine fixes from porn and sexbots when, for the life of you, no matter what you try, you can’t get out of limp mode.
I grant that this mostly happens with real women in the early stages, even the best porn produces this effect eventually.
This, after all, is the reason for the (now well-documented) escalation cycle. When a guy can’t get hard from Playboy any longer, he tries hardcore; when that stops working, he tries younger or older or gayer or trashier. The neurochemistry is straightforward: When sheer sexiness is no longer powerful enough to make an impression on one’s desensitized neural pathways, a combination of other sharp sensations (distaste, disgust, fear, hatred, aggression) can temporarily provide the necessary stimulus-boost to stab one’s insensate nerves out of slumber.
The stories at YourBrainOnPorn pretty well show the trajectory: If he doesn’t come to his senses, before long your average nice cornfed Iowa boy, your kind and polite Sunday School graduate, is archiving rape fantasies and bondage fantasies and that weird Japanese stuff with the tentacles and the girls with dicks. It’s a five-year process for some and a fifty-year process for others, but the human body works the way it works, and there comes a point when no more hair of the dog is available and it’s time to sober up. (Sorry for the mixed metaphor but you get the idea.)
If any of this were true, regular old sex with women would cause the same problem for the same reason. Since it doesn’t, porn doesn’t either.
All of this shows us that many people can’t handle the changes that are going to come with technologies like sexbots (and VR sex which will be here long before sexbots get here). Expect to find people getting more desperate and promoting more absurd reasons why these technologies are eeeevil. The problem is that they have invested too much in the idea that women are unique snowflake fertility/sexual goddesses.
The comments to Roissy’s post weren’t all bad. Here is an interesting one:
Be an alpha. Have a threesome with the girl and the sexbot.