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Sixty seconds on . . . sex with robots

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 11 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3353
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Oh, dear. What depths is The BMJ sinking to now?

Actually, this is an important medical issue. Robots specifically designed to satisfy the owner’s sexual desires are available to buy now. They don’t look that unlike “human” robots seen in futuristic films such as Westworld. Some of them can even speak, and designers are working on including artificial intelligence to make them better companions.

How easy are they to buy?

Four companies are now marketing adult sex robots for between $5000 and $15 000 …

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