It’s entirely possible that the arrival of sexbots will not solve any loneliness problems people are having. But the idea that they won’t reduce sexual violence is truly ridiculous. For we already know about this, we know that sex not with people is a substitute for sex with people, not a complement to it. That is also true of that portion of sexual violence – like rape say – which is about sex and not so much the violence. This isn’t supposition any more, this is something we really do know. For we’ve observed the spread of broadband internet and the fall in rape.
These laddies are therefore going off half cock:
Sex robots are unlikely to solve loneliness or reduce sex crimes, NHS doctors say.
Loneliness, obviously, not much is going to change there. But sex crimes?
They also said the idea that sexbots could reduce sexual violence against women and children appeared “optimistic” – warning they could drive further exploitation.
“Some people envision a future with no sex trafficking, sex tourism or sex trade,” the editorial says. “One hypothetical future red-light district has been described where the spread of sexually transmitted infections is prevented by providing robotic prostitutes made of bacteria-resistant fibre, flushed for human fluids after use. This well-intentioned scenario is optimistic,” they write.
“It is speculative whether the development of a sexbot marketplace will lead to lesser risk of violence and infections, or drive further exploitation of human sexworkers.”
And they said the use of such devices could permeate “blurred boundaries” about consent.
Well, there’s a certain incorrect assumption there, that prostitution is sexual violence. But we do actually know what happens to actual sexual violence as alternative methods of – solitary – sex spread, it falls. Various studies have looked at this. As broadband spreads access to pornography spreads. Men – it is usually men – thus self-manipulate a little or much more often. There are two possible outcomes of this.
Men think that all real world women out there are just gagging for it, as those pictures seem to show, and violence and sex attacks rise. In formal terms, porn and sexual violence are complements.
Men self-manipulate the impulse to attack women for sex out of themselves. This would make porn and sexual violence substitutes for each other.
We can even agree, if we so wish, with those who say that some sexual violence is about violence, dominance, and not about sex. If all of it, exclusively, is about violence then of course we’re in different territory, including not talking about human beings any more. But our thing is we have actually tested for this:
This paper studies the effects of the introduction of a new mass medium on criminal
activity in Germany. The paper asks the question whether high-speed internet leads
to higher/lower sex crime offences and murder. I use unique German data on criminal
offences and broadband internet measured on the municipality level to shed light
on the question. In order to address endogeneity in broadband internet availability,
I follow Falck et al. (2014) and exploit technical peculiarities on the regional level
that determine the roll-out of high-speed internet. In contrast to findings for Norway
(Bhuller et al., 2013), this paper documents heterogeneous effects within and across
(spillover effects) municipalities. While within municipalities the substitution effect
dominates for overall sex crime and especially for sexual child abuse, I find strong and
positive spillover effects to neighbouring municipalities that are driven by rape and
See, a substitute.
Before the late-1990s when the Internet revolutionized access to information, porn was available in books, skin magazines, rented videocassettes, and at the limited number of seedy theaters that screened X-rated movies. But with the arrival of the Internet, millions of porn images and videos were suddenly just a few clicks away for free. As a result, porn quickly became one of men’s top online destinations and porn consumption soared.
If the anti-porn activists are correct, if porn actually contributes to rape, then starting around 1999 as the Internet made it much more easily available, the rate of sexual assault should have increased. So what happened? According to the Justice Department’s authoritative National Crime Victimization Survey, since 1995, the U.S. sexual assault rate has FALLEN 44 percent.
Sexbots will clearly reduce sexual violence. On the very simple grounds that men who get lots and lots of – even solitary – sex use violence to gain sex less often. And NHS “scientists” claiming the opposite must be talking about some different species.