I was pretty floored when I first heard about robo sex dolls. They seemed so sci-fi unreal, like something from a futuristic movie or something. I had no idea people were actually using them in the real world–that they’d already become so common. Sure enough, when I did a little more digging, I found out that these “robots”, as some people call them, were becoming increasingly popular.

At first, I couldn’t understand why someone would want a robo sex doll instead of, you know, an actual human being. Everyone needs companionship, even if they don’t care to admit it. But then I started to look at the facts—for example, the cost and the longevity. It’s not cheap to romance someone, and some people just don’t have the same luxury as others. A robo sex doll is a one-time purchase and with all the right maintenance, it can last for years.

Then it hit me—these robo sex dolls aren’t just about the sex. I mean, sure, they can provide pleasure and companionship like any other human being, but they don’t do the emotional work or the commitment necessary in a human relationship. For some, that’s a real relief.

I guess I understand the appeal of a robo sex doll. For people who may be too busy or not interested in getting into a real relationship, these dolls can provide an outlet. They can be a way to get the physical pleasure they need without all the emotional strings attached.

It’s a bit sad to think that a lot of people are turning to robots instead of actual human connection, but then again, different strokes for different folks, right? As long as it’s not hurting anyone, then why would we be so quick to judge? If a robo sex doll is what brings you joy, sex toys I say go for it!

After all, happiness is what really matters in life. Life is too short to deny yourself of things that make you happy- regardless of how impressive the technology is or how taboo it may be.

Realizing this got me thinking- maybe our idea of relationship has been completely wrong. We’ve been so focused on finding that “true love” or “soul mate” that we forget that relationships come in all shapes and forms. Maybe a robo sex doll should not be seen as a “replacement” for a human partner—but rather, an addition. A way to explore something different and add some spice into your life. Who knows? Perhaps the future of relationships lies not in human connection, but beyond.