There is only one true sexbot that you can go out and buy today. And depending on the model you choose, she can ‘hear’ you, ‘talk’ to you, and ‘feel’ you.
Her name is Roxxxy, and she is a ‘robot companion’ intended to look human, or something very close. First introduced in 2010 after nearly a decade of development, the Roxxxy line now includes Roxxxy Gold, Roxxxy Silver, and Roxxxy Pillow, as well as Rocky.
Unlike the other models, which are full-sized, Roxxxy Pillow can be tucked away discreetly when not in use. Unlike some of the gynoids and actroids, Roxxxy does not quite produce the ‘uncanny valley’ effect, where a robot is so close to being human but different enough to create a feeling of revulsion.
Roxxxy is mannequin-like, and comes with her very own personality.
With this patent, the vibrator became the fifth electrified domestic appliance, beaten only by the sewing machine, the fan, the tea kettle, and the toaster.
The vibrator was still advertised as a health and medical device but, in the 1920s, the sexual use of vibrators became more explicit through pornography.
In 1902, Hamilton Beach Brands filed a patent that enabled them to sell vibrators directly to consumers, rather than only as a medical device.Only Roxxxy Gold comes equipped with a ‘personality,’ although Roxxxy Silver will talk during sex.Roxxxy Pillow, the least expensive model, is only the torso, head, and three ‘inputs’ – vagina, anus, and mouth.Young Yoko is aged just over 18, but she’s inexperienced and wants to learn, whereas Mature Martha can show her owner the ropes. Martha’s purpose, just like Young Yoko or S&M Susan or Wild Wendy or Frigid Farrah’s purpose, is to provide more than just sex.
Wild Wendy is up for anything, while Frigid Farrah needs a lot of coaxing. Stilted, to be sure, but also surprisingly detailed. She talks to you in an empty robotic voice that sounds a little like a mix between Siri and Macin Talk Victoria. She’s there as a True Companion, to talk to you before and after sex, or maybe in place of it if you’re not in the mood. The personalities offered by Roxxxy are crude types, but they are instructive, insofar as they tell us what sexbots are likely to proliferate, especially as the technology to customise them becomes more sophisticated.
She has the base personality – a mature woman who’s got a lot of professional experience and “erotic experience.” But she’ll talk to you about your specific interests, too. In a few decades time, sexbots might be as commonplace as vibrators.