Influences on the Intention to Buy a Sex Robot

An Empirical Study on Influences of Personality Traits and Personal Characteristics on the Intention to Buy a Sex Robot
  • Jessica M. SzczukaEmail author
  • Nicole C. Krämer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10237)


The first sex robots will hit the market within the next few years, but no empirical research has gathered insights into the question who possible costumers could be. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate personal characteristics (e.g. relationship status) and personality traits (such as loneliness) that would influence the intention to buy a Sex Robot. An online survey with 263 male participants showed that 40.3% would buy such a robot now or within the next five years. We could show that while the affiliation-related personality traits, the relationship status and sexual fulfilment does not have any impact on the intention to buy a sex robot, rather, negative attitude towards robots and anthropomorphic tendency are influential.


Sex robots Intention to buy Personal characteristics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Social Psychology: Media and CommunicationUniversity Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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