Virtual Sex: Good, Bad or Ugly?

  • Hoshang KolivandEmail author
  • Abdoulvahab Ehsani Rad
  • David Tully
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10715)


Computers have created a new world which enables people to have different experiences that may not be available or appropriate to have in the real world. Sexual activities are also a part this. Nowadays, sex relationships between humans and robots are set to become commonplace. The advances of new technologies need to be taken into account for new progress. It is not uncommon from the first neurophysiological evidence of humans’ ability to empathise with robots. Sex robots are going to be more focused in robotic industry in case of how they look and what rolls that can play. This study attempts to critically review the characters and characteristics of cutting edge ideas of virtual sex in real and virtual environments to provide researchers with backgrounds on what is going on in the future of sexual human needs. We have tried to find out advances, advantages and disadvantages sex with robots and virtual objects in different aspects. Most importantly, in this investigation we tried to find appropriate answers for some of the highlighted questions against virtual sex.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoshang Kolivand
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdoulvahab Ehsani Rad
    • 2
  • David Tully
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shahrood BranchIslamic Azad UniversityShahroodIran

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