In 2006, Henrik Christensen of the European Research Network told The Sunday Times, ‘People are going to be having sex with robots within five years.’ Sex dolls have been around for hundreds of years and dames de voyage, lifesize females made of cloth, were particularly popular aboard ships. These days cheap vinyl blow-ups are run of the mill, but if you want the Rolls-Royce of ‘gentlemen’s companions’, then Abyss Creations’ ‘realdolls’ are a snip at $6,499. With nine heads to choose from, five porn-standard body styles and three working orifices supplied as standard, you can create your own idealized version of womanhood with perfect silicone skin, ‘breasts that can stand 400 per cent elongation without tearing’ and ‘articulated skeletons which allow for anatomically correct positioning’. Other models include the Male as well as the She-Male, and Abyss are looking to supply electronic and animatronic versions in the very near future. In the meantime, even if a realdoll can’t do the hoovering, you’re guaranteed she won’t talk back or run up a huge bill on your credit card.
‘Today’s transgender movement is a roiling, radical critique of the
limit of gender roles, with folks living in totally new categories,
such as non-op transsexual, TG butch, femme queen, gender-queer,
cross-dresser, third gender, drag king or queen and transboy.
A person with breasts and a penis may dress and identify as a
woman and have a sexual preference for women. In the 21st
century all the aspects of sexual dimorphism are up for mix and
match to suit our psychological needs and aesthetic preferences.
By the 22nd century, when we are facing indefinite lifespans,
tweaks to biological gender will become increasingly common, to
stay in fashion, to improve your chances in life and love, or
just out of curiosity.’
James Hughes, Executive Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
You know you’re addicted to web porn when… you tilt your head to
the side every time you smile.