Today’s Question(s) of the Day for 7/16/2019
Note: This question is not meant to offend. This is a random question that came to me. If you are offended, please forgive me. This is not my intention. With the times changing, sex with robots is happening. If we don’t discuss issues and look at them through the lens of Scripture, how can we ever grow?
I will respect my brothers and sisters in Christ and put your needs first. If the admin decide to take off this thread, I will respect their decision too.
If the majority is offended, please post if you are and I will remove the question.
Personally, I wouldn’t do that.
I’m not offended by the question. (I think I’ve heard that it is already happening in some places.)
And, perhaps, it isn’t so different from what many people already view to be ok. Such as, self-pleasuring with a vibe or a sleeve or a dildo, etc. For some, a sex robot might be just a more “complete” toy.
“How could it be contrary if those on this site favor sex toys in general for MB? ”
Good observation…But, sex toys used in marriage are being used by agreement (1 Cor. 7:3-4) between a couple. The question of solo MB in widowhood seemed to imply that of not seeking marriage in favor of a robot sex partner, as though sex was the only reason for marriage. If then this was not a replacement for a marriage partner but a transition toy/thing/robot until marriage…well, I still wouldn’t do it.
I think it’s the perfect kind of question for this board. For me personally, I don’t think so, but then I haven’t spent years missing the arms of my departed husband, either, so who knows how I might feel then? As for my take on it as a moral question, I’d have to think a lot more about it because I can see both sides. (That is, just the ick factor makes it seem probably wrong, but then again isn’t it just a bigger more complete sex toy? And I certainly would not fault a widow for her vibrator.) At this moment, I just don’t know.
The question doesn’t offend me, but I’m with the majority in answering a big fat NO. I don’t know what a sex robot looks like, but I’m guessing it’s made in the image of/to look like a male or female? Which, in my mind, links it to fornication or prostitution. That seems a whole lot different than a woman using an egg vibrator or a even a man using a sleeve. JMO.
I think this is a resonable question to ask for the sheer fact of having to think through the eventuality of such a situation. I would actually envision this as a VR connected tactile suit similar to the book/movie Ready Player One where the user is a part of the action. (In the book such a function in the Oasis exists, and the main character bemoans that it is just a poor imitation of the real thing)
That being said, if the robot/device was designed and intended as a stand-in to the emotional connection of sexual intimacy I would definitely see that as a violation of moral standards. A dildo, sleeve, or vibrator isn’t designed for this emotional connection, so I view them separately. This would be more akin to a modern day sex doll mixed with porn. But, as we are designed for true connection with each other, I imagine people will still hunger for the real thing. All that to say no, I wouldn’t get one because I prefer the real thing and would try to remarry.