How Everyone Got So Lonely by Z. Heller (Article Discusses Incels, Sexism, Being Single By Circumstance, other topics)

How Everyone Got So Lonely by Z. Heller (Article Discusses Incels, Sexism, Being Single By Circumstance, other topics)

(Link): How Everyone Got So Lonely

Excerpts:

The recent decline in rates of sexual activity has been attributed variously to sexism, neoliberalism, and women’s increased economic independence. How fair are those claims—and will we be saved by the advent of the sex robot?

By Zoë Heller
April 4, 2022

[The article opens by going over all the information I’ve been posting to this blog the last several years: more and more Americans (and people in other nations as well) are remaining virgins or celibate, and some are opting out of dating and marriage.
Some are doing so out of choice – with some they may want to have sex and/marry but are still single or celibate due to circumstance.]

… The chief driver of this so-called “sex drought” is not, as one might expect, the aging of the American population but the ever more abstemious habits of the young. Since the nineteen-nineties, the proportion of American high-school students who are virgins has risen from forty-five per cent to sixty per cent.  …

[The article covers many of the explanations various studies and authors have been citing to explain the lack of sexual activity, especially among the young – everything from more people in their 20s and 30s living at home with their parents, to porn, to video games.]

… For the British economist Noreena Hertz, the decline in sex is best understood as both a symptom and a cause of a much wider “loneliness epidemic.”

In her book “The Lonely Century” (Currency), she describes “a world that’s pulling apart,” in which soaring rates of social isolation threaten not only our physical and mental health but the health of our democracies.

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The Psychology of Men Who Own Sex Dolls

The Psychology of Men Who Own Sex Dolls

I want to make so many jokes now, but I’ll be good and just copy pasta in the excerpts from the article.

(Link): The Psychology of Men Who Own Sex Dolls

Excerpts:

By Ross Pomeroy
February 24, 2022

…Given sex dolls’ ascent, psychologists at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom, sought to learn more about the people who use them.

“We present the first analysis of the personality, sexual interest, and risk-related characteristics of sex doll owners,” they wrote in a new paper published to the Journal of Sex Research.

[The researchers interviewed some sex doll owners]

…What did these queries reveal?

“Sex doll owners were significantly more likely to see women as sex objects, to report greater sexual entitlement, and to see women as unknowable than non-owners,” the researchers reported. They also reported lower sexual self-esteem, although they were no more or less prone to sexual aggression, fantasizing about coercive sex, or to having issues with emotion and attachment.

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I-Grandpa: World’s First ELDERLY Sex Robot With ‘Wrinkles and Silver Hair’ Created by RealDoll by C. Edwards

I-Grandpa: World’s First ELDERLY Sex Robot With ‘Wrinkles and Silver Hair’ Created by RealDoll by C. Edwards

(Link): I-Grandpa: World’s first ELDERLY sex robot with ‘wrinkles and silver hair’ created by RealDoll

June 29, 2021

AN ‘ELDERLY male’ sex doll has been created by sex robot company RealDoll.

The grey haired robot has been made at the request of a customer and was posted on the firm’s Instagram account.

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Interest in Male Sex Dolls On The Rise

Interest in Male Sex Dolls On The Rise

Let’s hear it for equal opportunity objectification of people. Women have been sexually objectified forever, now men are getting a turn at it.

And you know what? I’d rather keep my dignity intact by remaining celibate, rather than disgrace myself by performing sex acts on or with a doll. You’re kind of debasing yourself when you do certain things, and this is one of those things.

(Link): Interest in Male Sex Dolls On The Rise

Sept 2019

Why play with Barbie when you can play with Ken?

Demand for male sex dolls has steadily increased as companies move to accommodate consumers of various sexualities.

Company LumiDolls launched its first sex doll brothel in Barcelona in 2017, and this year launched a location in Nagoya, Japan that will feature its first male dolls, the Daily Star Online reported.

Sergi Prieto, who co-founded the venture, told the outlet that more men wanting to experiment with male dolls.

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Give Us SexBots With A Soul by L. Emmons

Give Us SexBots With A Soul by L. Emmons

(Link): Give Us SexBots With A Soul by L. Emmons

Excerpts:

Who really needs relationships anyway? They’re a pain in the ass. Partners are difficult. They want us to be our best selves, to quit drinking, to stop leaving dirty socks in the bathroom.

Partners have feelings, emotional realities, flatulence, bad breath, opinions, debts, wants, needs and desires than can clash with our own.

Partners want things from us even when we just want them to shut up and get cozy. But the worst thing about partners, the worst part about romance, is the potential for rejection.

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The Rise of DigiSexuality Could See Us Falling in Love With People Who Don’t Exist by Ellen Scott

The Rise of DigiSexuality Could See Us Falling in Love With People Who Don’t Exist by Ellen Scott

(Link): The Rise of DigiSexuality Could See Us Falling in Love With People Who Don’t Exist

Excerpts:

….Digisexuality is a form of attraction primarily through the use of technology.

Those who identify as digisexual may be attracted to sex robots, AI, digitally created imagery or only feel arousal when engaging in sexual activity with a machine rather than a human.

Akihiko Kondo has a happy marriage with his wife, a hologram of a virtual reality popstar called Hatsune Miku.

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Experts Predict Human-Robot Marriage Will Be Legal by 2050 by O. Goldhill

Experts Predict Human-Robot Marriage Will Be Legal by 2050 by O. Goldhill

(Link): Experts Predict Human-Robot Marriage Will Be Legal by 2050

Dec 2016

In the face of AI exerts repeatedly predicting the rise of sex robots, it’s increasingly difficult to insist that such machines strictly belong to a far-off, dystopian future.

But some robotics experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. Instead, we’ll be making love to them—with all the accompanying romantic feelings.

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NY Times Says Robot Marriage Becoming Mainstream; Pastor Believes Church Partly to Blame by B. Showalter

NY Times Says Robot Marriage Becoming Mainstream; Pastor Believes Church Partly to Blame by B. Showalter

(Link): NY Times Says Robot Marriage Becoming Mainstream; Pastor Believes Church Partly to Blame

Excerpts:

The nation’s most prominent newspaper is asserting marriage to robots is becoming mainstream, as is what is now called “digisexuality.”

In a Saturday New York Times article — titled “Do you take this robot…” with the subtitle “Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?” — the newspaper noted that artificial intelligence-driven sex robots are becoming more mainstream.

In an age of sexting and dating apps like Tinder, it is fair to ask whether everyone might be a “closet digisexual,” the article said.

“The idea that flesh-and-blood humans may actually forge fulfilling emotional, or even sexual, relationships with digital devices is no longer confined to dystopian science fiction movies,” the newspaper declared on its Twitter feed.

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‘Robosexuality’ on the Rise as THOUSANDS Now Sharing Creepy Sex-Bot Porn Online

‘Robosexuality’ on the Rise as THOUSANDS Now Sharing Creepy Sex-Bot Porn Online

(Link): ‘Robosexuality’ on the Rise as THOUSANDS Now Sharing Creepy Sex-Bot Porn Online

Excerpts:

Nov 2018

They say opposites attract, so maybe a coming-together of man and machine isn’t so strange after all…

ROBOSEXUALITY is on the rise as hi-tech horn-dogs take to the internet to share creepy sex-bot pornography.

Forums dedicated to sex-bot smut have sprung up across the web, drawing in thousands of online punters who long to feel steel and silicon after dark.

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Meet the Men In Love With $7,000 Sex Dolls

Meet the Men In Love With $7,000 Sex Dolls

This is not only creepy, but it’s sad and pathetic.

(Link): Meet the Men In Love With $7,000 Sex Dolls

The men in love with $7,000 sex dolls: Subculture of ‘iDollators’ who marry and develop romances with inanimate partners after swearing off ‘flesh and blood’ women

November 2018
by Shelia Flynn

…John and Jackie are the stars of new documentary Silicone Soul, which chronicles the lives of men who’ve fallen in love with dolls – as well as other doll enthusiasts who have interests and motivations separate from sex or romance, such as a female artist who uses dolls for photography and friendship.

In addition to John – who purchased Jackie for $7,000 – the film follows a man named ‘Davecat’ in Detroit who’s married to doll Sidore and owns another, Elena, with whom he’s involved (they’re polyamorous, he says).

There’s also a New Jersey husband going by the pseudonym of ‘Ben’ who keeps several dolls in the basement as surrogates for his severely ill wife.

And they’re far from the only people choosing such a lifestyle, according to director Melody Gilbert, who was wholly unacquainted with the phenomenon before embarking upon this project – though it immediately fascinated her.

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How Sex Robots Could Revolutionize Marriage—for the Better by M. Adshade

(Link):  How Sex Robots Could Revolutionize Marriage—for the Better

Excerpts

Some elements of that social change might be easier to anticipate than others. For example, the share of the young adult population that chooses to remain single (with their sexual needs met by robots) is very likely to increase.

Because social change is organic, however, adaptations in other social norms and behaviors are much more difficult to predict. But this is not virgin territory.

New technologies completely transformed sexual behavior and marital norms over the second half of the 20th century. Although getting any of these predictions right will surely involve some luck, we have decades of technology-induced social change to guide our predictions about the future of a world confronted with wholesale access to sexbots.

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Sex Robot Addiction: Clinics Braced For Humans Hooked on Cyborgs Like ‘Problem Drinkers’

Sex Robot Addiction: Clinics Braced For Humans Hooked on Cyborgs Like ‘Problem Drinkers’

(Link): Sex Robot Addiction: Clinics Braced For Humans Hooked on Cyborgs Like ‘Problem Drinkers’

by Joshua Nevett

SEX ROBOT addicts hooked on making love to hyper-realistic cyborgs to “escape from the self” are comparable to “problem drinkers”, according to a therapist.

The creation of artificially intelligent sex robots that resemble humans has provoked a heated debate about the social and health consequences.

Meanwhile, the market for talking and moving robots made for sexual pleasure is on the rise, with makers from across the world selling them for thousands of pounds.

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