The gender of the future. sextech is already among us
According to the report, at least 10% of young people will have sex with robots by 2045 the future of sex. The old flirt-kiss-then-have-sex story is about to change because the connection between sex and technology is known as: sextech:, will allow you to experience new intimate universes through artificial intelligence and robotics. Humanoid machines, 3D-printed replicas of other people’s genitalia, and remotely groping your partner are just the tip of the iceberg.
This scenario might even seem too Black Mirror to us mere mortals, but technology has already shown what it came for, including in this area. “Women and men use it sex toys alone and with their partners. Technological products serve both to create new repertoires between couples and to discover one’s own sexuality, especially in the case of female representatives,” he says. Laura Magri, Founder of Nuasis sex shop. Apparently, this only has an upward trend. Oh sextech: It will be three times larger in 20 years, according to the document. The past decades have challenged society’s taboos, but today we are witnessing a new transformation behind closed doors thanks to these advances.
The most technological thing that we can find out there are robots that are designed exclusively for sexual practice and they are available in the market. Harmony, the first erotic machine that can talk, memorize fetishes and even have threesomes, can be purchased for R$73,000. And he’s not the only one. Other companies have also been established to offer these types of products at costs that vary according to the purchasing power of customers.
They are usually made of silicone, but science has explored components that give the perception of a real woman’s touch and use thermal sensors that are able to respond to touch. If this all sounds a little too surreal (it is), according to research, the future will see more people having sex almost exclusively with cars. And, look, they already have a name: digisexuals.
Okay, let’s take a deep breath, 1, 2, 3… Talking about technological advances in the erotic market doesn’t always lead to ethically questionable things. We can, for example, mention the number of high-quality vibrators, accessories, applications and even vibrating pads that can already be bought in Brazil. Thanks to them, thousands of women find an alternative and independent way to satisfy themselves, says Camilla Gentil, a sexologist and owner of Exclusiva. The benefits don’t stop there. “People with disabilities or limited mobility can have a more satisfying sexual experience because there are now things designed for them.”
In addition, they also bring people together. “Technological updates, especially in terms of connectivity and interactivity, have brought us closer together. “Partners who, for example, live far away, can satisfy themselves without being close,” Camila adds. The most innovative ones have personalized vibration, the ability to connect to music and control via bluetooth.
Saying goodbye to physical barriers is nothing new socially. Sexting emails, photos, and phone calls have always been around, but for couples currently living in long-distance relationships (even for a short period of time), the game has taken a new turn. “Interactive vibrators and smart masturbators help with mutual satisfaction,” notes Camila. “There are also devices that can bring our lips together using force sensors and pillows that can reproduce your partner’s vibrations,” recalls Laura.
Oh sexting, the practice of sending messages with erotic content will also go forward. Virtual reality will allow people to have sex within software, according to a report. It will also be possible to participate in online sex games, recreate interactive erotic scenarios and sexual adventures.
Drawing boundaries for sextech
“Sex reduces stress, increases feelings of well-being by releasing endorphins, which also improve the immune system and even balance estrogen and progesterone levels, reducing the risk of heart disease,” says sexologist and psychologist Laura Moran. It also works to prevent anxiety and depression, in addition to bringing people together, he adds. Being so important, it is only natural that we are concerned about the changes that will emerge in the coming years, not only about the possible loss of some benefits, but also about the moral and ethical aspects of the subject.
As for the first part, science is still studying the risks and does not have the answers to all doubts. But with regard to the second, to contain dangers such as a possible increase in sex addiction or a decrease in the emotional connection between people, CARS – the campaign against sex robots – was launched in 2015. in free translation,” the sexologist recalled. In addition to talking about the risks of normalizing relationships with machines, the campaign cited the dehumanization of women and the possibility of unequal gender relations, which reduce a woman’s body to her private parts. Thanks to him, there is a global movement towards a more egalitarian approach to robotics, computing, artificial intelligence and future technologies. The big challenge to be faced, including according to CARS, is legislation on the subject.
On large shopping sites and markets, for example, baby dolls are found in the same BDSM stores. Not to mention the images of women published on Only Fans, an AI-powered adult content website. Based on the idea of ”perfection”, they are white, thin bodies, with large breasts and buttocks, with European facial features. “Although the photos seem harmless, they reinforce the pattern and can cause real women to have self-esteem problems if they try to fit into it,” comments psychologist and sexologist Naiara Mariotto. “The pursuit of perfection can often be overwhelming and debilitating because we can’t get to a place where there are no flaws.” We are human, remember.
Envisioning a future of sexuality that envisions more freedom and joy, rather than imprisonment and escape from relationships, Laura Magri wants to be more connected. “The online world is a very controlled environment and people need excitement, including sex. You have to correct the route, sometimes turning off the technology a little, sometimes even use it without thinking that the human being they are no longer needed.”
The most technological models on the market can already be found in Brazil, yes.