Guys and Dolls (Literally)
Guys will do anything for the dolls they love, declare Nicely and Benny in the musical, “Guys and Dolls.”
But the video below suggests guys may someday do anything TO the dolls they love. Literal, robotic ones.
I wonder how satisfying it will be.
These days men can get virtual sex in other ways — there’s plenty of porn out there. Yet guys can still complain about how lame it seems.
Will this seem lame? Plunging into plastic?
In the movie, Her, a futuristic guy connects with his OS (operating system) both emotionally and sexually (think: phone sex). Eventually, he has a chance to have bodily sex with a real, live young woman, while simultaneously having emotional sex with the “mind” of his OS. But he can’t do it. Just too weird.
In the here and now, more than 70% of both men and women prefer emotionally connected sex over sex with strangers. I’m guessing they’d rather “do it” with someone they don’t know than with a droid.
And I’ve heard guys complain about women who just lie there. Would fake enthusiasm from a bot be better?
Will our futuristic selves end up wasting lots of cash on droids only to tire quickly?
Some speculate that the reason a guy seeks out a new girl each time he does porn — as compared with enjoying sex with the woman he loves over many years, is that there is not much “there” there.
Real women in real relationships offer love, connection, conversation, companionship, new ways of seeing yourself and the world — and new ways of seeing each other.
Dr. Andrew Smiler has studied young men’s sexuality, and says most men want more than just sex.
Their top reasons for dating include a desire for companionship, connection, emotional support and intimacy. And sure, having a partner creates more sexual opportunities, but they want more.
Meanwhile, masturbation doesn’t seem to satisfy as much as sex with another person. That’s because lower levels of prolactin — which creates sexual satiety — are released when you do it alone.
Does a plastic doll count as not being alone?
Some worry over what the world will come to once the bots take over.
I suspect we will all be singing along with the Stones, “I can’t get no satisfaction.”
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