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Are Robots The Future Of Sex?

So these days with all this new fangled gadgetry and computers you wear like glasses it’s hard not to feel like we’re getting closer and closer to THE FUTURE! It looks more and more like robots are going to be a part of our lives in the coming decades and like all new technologies the first thing that they’re going to be widely utilized for is…well probably war… but the second thing will be sex. I’m serious, I genuinely think that having sex with robots will become a very mainstream practice before I die. And why not? It will be a safe and satisfying way to masturbate that will open up avenues of fantasy and role-play that require a very open, comunicative and willing “meat partner” to accomplish these days. And Besides, as the video says, tons of us already do have sex with robots, we just don’t think about it that way. That vibrator in your drawer and that flesh light that you “don’t have,” are little, rudimentary robots.

If we’re cool with having sex with disembodied robot penises and vaginas whats wrong with adding on the rest of the body? I think we can all agree that sex is much more than penis and vagina. Plus robots will make certain impossible fantasies possible. Did you know that there are some people who’s biggest fantasy is to have sex with a mythical creature like a goblin or a centaur. With robotic sexual partners they can have a “realistic” experience with the creature of their dreams, instead of having to imagine it during sex with their mundane, human partner.

I’m being quite tongue in cheek here but I seriously believe that robots could change the game for human sexuality and that robotic sexuality will have far reaching effects. Obviously some people will become obsessed with robot sex, believing that they have fallen in love with their inanimate partners and forgoing all human sexual contact, that is just going to happen no matter what. And some people (cough, religious fundamentalists) are going to condemn it as heresy and blasphemy, but some good will come from it too, I believe.

People with disabilities need sexual fulfilment too, and the sad reality is that in this day and age it is not easy for everyone with disabilities to find sexual partners. With prostitution illegal in most parts of the world and stigma around disability so great, this is, in my opinion, one of the tragedies of sexuality of our time. It’s not hard to see how robots could help in this regard. Sex workers may not be pleased, though. Robots could put a large proportion of sex workers out of business. I’m not suggesting that people will prefer robots to the real thing 100% of the time, but eventually they will become cheaper and safer than their organic counterparts.

My final point is controversial, or at least it would be if this were a conversation being had in our society today. I believe that it is possible that robots may be useful for helping people with pedophilia, who do not want to abuse children, live out their fantasies much like the centaur fetishists mentioned above. I’m sure this issue will come up if there is ever a day in which we have functional sex robots, and I’m sure the issue will be a hot one. I am not a child assault and torture apologist but there is some research to claim that pedophilia should be viewed as a sexual orientation like heterosexuality or homosexuality. If this is the case then I believe that robots may be a compassionate way of acknowledging that, without condoning real harm. I hope that in the future, if I become a more prominent writer someone doesn’t dig this up and crucify me for it. I know that this is and will continue to be a controversial idea but at this point in time, in 2013, it looks like it could be a fruitful option. Anyway, thats my rant about robots. I apologize for it’s tangential nature, it was very much an unfiltered stream of consciousness, but it’s a concept that I see endless possibility in. Until next time True Believer.

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“Treating” “Hysteria” With Vibrators And “Curing” Masturbation With Corn Flakes

The Victorian Era which spanned the majority of the 1800s was a time of much invention, scientific discovery and sexual conservatism. It was not a great time for sexual progressives and it was (as most historical eras were) a terrible time to be a woman. One could explore in great detail the shittyness of this era for anyone who’s notion of sexuality was less than Christian but this will not be that particular post. No, I intend to cover three inventions of the Victorian Era who’s original purposes may surprise you (unless you’ve read the title, then you will be less surprised).

Hysteria was a catch all term going back to ancient history that, by the Victorian era, was used to pathologize essentially every woman alive who wasn’t Queen Victoria herself. The symptoms of hysteria ranged from being nervous to having any kind of sexual desire to “a tendency to cause trouble.” So what was the treatment for this terrible ailment that was sweeping the globe? Pelvic massage. Yup, a physician would lay the hysterical woman down and manually manipulate her vulva and clitoris until she reached what was termed “hysterical paroxysm” or what is more commonly known as orgasm. So the treatment for horny, nervous, trouble making women was to make them cum…ok then. The only problem was that these physicians had the same problem that many sexual partners of women have: they weren’t all that good at making their patients climax. It took a long time and they needed lots of training to get good at it (shocking). Enter the vibrator. The common masturbatory aid seen in bedside dressers across the world today was originally only to be found in a doctors office. Sure it’s intended purpose was perhaps one of the most sexist and spiteful things ever but joke’s on those assholes, am I right?

Now vibrators are one thing but did you know that around the same time a reverend named Sylvester Graham and a doctor named John Harvey Kellogg were trying their darndest to figure out why boys wouldn’t stop masturbating! I mean, didn’t they know it was a sin? On their crusade to liberate these young men from their path towards damnation they both came up, at about the same time, with the answer. Really, really boring food. Kellogg invented the now ubiquitous Corn Flakes and Graham invented the cracker (cookie?) that would go on to be a necessary element of the campfire favorite, S’mores. These two believed that it was the diet of these young men that was causing them to masturbate with such fervor and the only path to salvation was to buy their product…nice, real nice.

So the next time you’re in the market for a vibrator or you’re walking down the cereal isle in the grocery store remember, if it wasn’t for ass-backwards, sexually conservative, sexist quacks, you wouldn’t have some of your favorite products. It’s true the 21st Century is no utopia, and sexual and gender equality are still a long ways off but I don’t think that should stop us from celebrating the fact that it’s not 1869, the year that the terms heterosexual and homosexual were invented by some politicians. That’s all.

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What Are Cock Rings And What Do They Do?

When most people think of sex toys they think of dildos, vibrators, fleshlights, etc. But the cock ring is a male sexual enhancement device that I feel is not as well known or understood. So here’s a brief little explanation for y’all. Who knows, it might inspire some of you to go out and grab one (or a couple) from their local sex store.

Cock rings are made from a pretty wide variety of materials. The most common being rubber or silicone, but you can also get metal and leather ones to name a few. They are meant to be placed at the base of the penis or even around the entire penis and testicles. It is best to apply lubricant before putting them on and it’s advisable to put them on an already erect penis. If you put one on your flaccid penis and it’s too small, you might have problems when you become erect. Not fun. Also, you shouldn’t keep it on for much longer than 20 mins, and definitely don’t fall asleep with one on.

So why should you use one if there’s potential risk? Well the risk (as with any sexual risk) is significantly minimized if you play responsibly and the reward is pretty great. Cock rings create stronger, longer lasting erections and can help men with premature ejaculation. Also some men experience stronger orgasms with a cock ring on. Some cock rings have built in vibrators and other vaginal and anal stimulators so it’s not just a for-him thing.

So the next time you’re at your local sex store, ask the clerk to tell you more about cock rings, they may your new favorite bedroom accessory. Play safe, and wash your toys after every use.

 

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