Are the Claims That Sexbots Have Health Benefits True?

Playing Are Sex Robot Health Claims Misleading?

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You may have heard that sexbots have many positive benefits: help with erectile dysfunction, relationship issues, and they may lead to safer sex. Furthermore, there are claims that these robots can reduce sex trafficking, pedophilia and prostitution. But is there any evidence to prove this is correct? The Doctors share that the British Medical Journal is now taking a stand saying those marketing claims and supposed health benefits are misleading.

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The researchers looked at all of the data and research and tried to find some studies to back up any of these claims but they couldn’t find anything. OB/GYN expert Dr. Nita Landry brings up the concern that without studies to prove it, these sexbots could possibly make a sex condition worse, not better. ER physician expert Dr. Travis Stork agrees, saying time in counseling, not a sexbot, is what these people need.

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Dr. Travis tries to think of a theoretical positive. He says for someone who is lonely and not looking to get into a relationship, maybe a sexbot will offer some companionship. That being said, it’s very unknown. Additionally, these robots are expensive. They range from $3,000-18,000! Dr. Travis also reminds viewers that if you share a sexbot, there is still the risk of contracting and spreading an STI