Health claims of sex robots are all talk, no trousers

Arguments in favour of sexbots are 'rather specious', say researchers

It's less than a decade old, but the sex technology industry is already worth an estimated $39 billion, and it appears demand for robots for sexual gratification, so-called sexbots, is driving rapid growth. 


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This has given rise to an unlikely debate in the health sector.

Players in the sextech market — encompassing innovations designed to enhance human sexual experiences — are portraying their wares as harm-reduction tools to tackle issues ranging from loneliness and sex tourism to rape and paedophilia.

But are any of these claims supported by empirical evidence? The answer is no,

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