Digisexuality, or in other words sex with robots and AI, is gaining popularity and could eventually become the mainstream. 

A life-size rubber doll named Roxxxy is on display during the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
A life-size rubber doll named Roxxxy on display during the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, 2010. Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

A recent report by The New York Times follows a 35-year-old man who marries a hologram. He does not do this as a stunt, but as a real testament of love.

In this day and age, it is not surprising that digisexuality is gaining popularity.

“We live in an era when rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are colliding with an expanding conception of sexual identity,” The New York Times writes, so perhaps this is just another way of sexually identifying oneself.

AI technology consultant David Wood told City News Radio that sex robots could allow people to be more comfortable in real life situations.

“You might have a relationship with a robot for a while, and it would give you confidence, it would give you some experiences and it might even give you some techniques”.

However, digisexuality becoming the norm could have severe consequences for women and children according to the group Campaign Against Sex Robots.

On their website, they write that “machines in the form of women or children for use as sex objects, substitutes for human partners or prostituted persons” could contribute to inequalities in society as it further sexually objectifies women.

While they do not want to get rid of sex robots entirely, they do want developments to be more ethical and reflect human principles of dignity, mutuality and freedom.