In the future brothels will serve-up robot prostitutes offering clean, guilt-free sex, say researchers.
The prediction was made in a research paper examining what the sex industry will be like in the year 2050.
Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars of the Victoria Management School in Wellington, New Zealand, wrote about an imaginary brothel in Amsterdam's red-light district called Yub-Yum.
The research paper titled Robots, Men And Sex Tourism describes the brothel as being "modern and gleaming with about 100 scantily clad blondes and brunettes parading around in exotic G-strings and lingerie," io9 reported.
They said clients would pay $9,500 for an "all-inclusive service," featuring lap dances and intercourse from "a range of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicity, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features."
The lifelike sex robots would offer people a guilt-free sexual experience devoid of sexually transmitted diseases, the researchers wrote.
They also predicted robot prostitution would put a stop to human trafficking associated with the sex industry.
“In 2050, Amsterdam's red light district will all be about android prostitutes who are clean of sexual transmitted infections,” the researchers wrote.
"All androids are made of bacteria-resistant fiber ... guaranteeing no sexually transmitted diseases are transferred between consumers."
They said the city council would have direct control over android sex workers – including prices, hours of operations and sexual services.
Android sex workers may also provide a "guilt free" experience for men, with prostitution gaining a new level of respectability, the paper said.
“Clients feel guilt free as they actually haven't had sex with a real person and therefore don't have to lie to their partner," researchers said, according to the Daily Mail.
However, the paper said the introduction of sex bots would force human sex workers out of work.
In 2007 Netherlands university student David Levy said humans will be marrying and having sex with robots by 2050.
He completed a PhD on the subject of human-robot relationships and said robots would become so human-like in appearance, function and personality that many people would fall in love with them, have sex with them and even marry them.
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