Welcome To Germany’s First Sex-Doll Brothel (NSFW)

There’s a Futurama episode that illustrates the potential implications of this emerging international trend.

I refer to the season three finale, “I Dated A Robot,” in which Philip J. Fry strikes up a romance with a machine that mimics the appearance and personality of real-life celebrity Lucy Liu. Robot/human relationships are somewhat frowned upon in Futurama’s 30th century, and the rest of the Planet Express crew shows Fry a vaguely Reefer Madness-esque propaganda film to explain the stigma:

The video dramatizes the tragic life of Billy Everyteen, who downloads Marilyn Monroe into a blank robot, just as Fry does Lucy Liu. Because Everyteen happily isolates himself to make out with his Monroebot all day, he never works, he never makes any effort to impress a human woman, and decades later, dies alone but content in the arms of his automated faux-celebrity companion. Eventually civilization crumbles because the rest of humanity also loses interest in anything aside from spending private time with their own respective robots.

Meanwhile here in reality, Vice recently published a profile of the aptly titled Bordoll, Germany’s first official sex doll brothel. But seventy similar institutions already exist in Japan, and while Bordoll is Germany’s inaugural rent-a-hump-toy business, it is not even the first in Europe.

So some people are already paying $90 per-hour for the X-rated version of Fry and Liu-bot’s TV-appropriate courtship. As the technology involved becomes more realistic and interactive (including male dolls which are quickly becoming more practical and effective for human women,) how long do we really have until full-blown relationships with high-functioning sex dolls become relatively commonplace?

“We get a huge range of people,” proprietor Evelyn Schwarz tells Vice. “From 18- to 80-year-olds, from unemployed people to prominent judges.” She continues to guesstimate that about 70 percent of customers who show up to Bordoll for the sheer novelty value of banging a silicon facsimile turn into repeat patrons.

Anyone who’s seen Blade Runner might second guess the idea that using programmable non-beings to fill emotional voids sounds like a healthy prospect. But then again, cigarettes, hamburgers, and ice cream are all pretty unhealthy too.

All I’m saying is when you find out your roommate or ex or mailman or whoever has sex with automated objects exclusively now, don’t be shocked. Because it’s way more common than you realize.

Source www.midnightpulp.com

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