Love and Sex with Robots

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Love and Sex with Robots
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AuthorDavid Levy
CountryUnited States
Publication date
Media typePrint

Love and Sex with Robots by David Levy, first published in 2007, is a book about the future development of sex robots: robots that will have sex with humans.[1][2] Levy claims that this practice will be routine by 2050.[3]


Kathleen Richardson of the Campaign Against Sex Robots wrote a position paper arguing "that Levy’s proposal shows a number of problems, firstly his understanding of what prostitution is and secondly, by drawing on prostitution as the model for human-robot sexual relations, Levy shows that the sellers of sex are seen by the buyers of sex as things and not recognised as human subjects." She goes on to argue that "[t]his legitimates a dangerous mode of existence where humans can move about in relations with other humans but not recognise them as human subjects in their own right."[4]


  1. ^ Achenbach, Joel (2007-12-23). "Programmed for Love". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  2. ^ Choi, Charles Q. (2007-10-12). "Sex and marriage with robots? It could happen". Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  3. ^ Lloyd, Seth (2007-11-25). "Wired for romance". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  4. ^ Richardson, Kathleen (September 2015). "The asymmetrical 'relationship': parallels between prostitution and the development of sex robots". ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society. Association for Computing Machinery. 45 (3): 290–293. doi:10.1145/2874239.2874281.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) View online.