Sex Robots and Us

Sex Robots and Us

2018, Sexuality  -   25 Comments
Ratings: 8.73/10 from 276 users.

Samantha sits upright on a table and awaits your every command with eager, penetrating eyes. Her makers are a husband and wife team, and they're preparing to ship her to Australia. Once she arrives at her destination, Samantha's unique artificial intelligence capabilities will be employed to service clients in a brothel. Thus begins "Sex Robots and Us", a frank and occasionally explicit look inside an underground industry that's quickly hurtling towards the mainstream.

Sex dolls are nothing new, but they've become more sophisticated than ever before. Silicone surfacing makes them feel more human to the touch, their animatronic reflexes are spookily accurate, and their level of interaction has been enhanced exponentially. They've also grown in popularity and acceptance by societies that are increasingly detached and isolated from person-to-person contact.

While male dolls do exist, they remain an extremely limited niche. Female models continue to dominate the industry by a wide margin.

What could this mean for the future of healthy relationships? How is this redefining societal views on sex and desire in the 21st century? Do these robots satisfy a basic human need or intensify the development of sexual dysfunction and deviancy?

These troubling questions emerge throughout the film as the cameras capture burgeoning sex enterprises in Spain, London and Japan. Defenders of the technology herald its therapeutic applications while detractors fret over the normalization of sex on demand without consent.

What ultimately emerges from the investigation is a larger issue that transcends mere sexual gratification. What happens when the technology becomes so advanced that the robots become indistinguishable from their human counterparts? At that stage, how will we define what it means to be human? Innovators in Japan proudly show off their latest robotic model, a beautiful life-like doll infused with cutting-edge AI. Her programming has been tailored to mimic human desire. In this respect, she represents an essential step for the robot race as she displays a capacity for self-awareness.

The wheels of technological progress keep turning, but the future they're creating might have severe ramifications for humankind. "Sex Robots and Us" is a fascinating expose that will prove titillating to some and terrifying to others.

Directed by: Jon Eastman

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25 Comments / User Reviews

  1. george

    I paid to have sex with a silicon doll. Wasnt the same as a woman

  2. AiHoLetsGo

    A professional sex doll tester. Talk about a niche of a job. What the heck? Lol.

  3. MR

    I really think the theme of the documentary is interesting and it could have been better explored, but it clearly has a biased focus and a moralistic approach to it instead of actually exploring the issue and the different implications it has, the psychology behind it, etc... Of course gender roles and feminism would come into place, but it was so obvious that they didn't want to make room for dialogue that I couldn't even finish the thing. An opportunity wasted.

  4. joe mama

    the host is a wuss

    1. Jennifer

      A wuss? Because he was questioning things from a critical standpoint and tearing up when he saw the CHILD sex doll? He is NOT a wuss. He is a MAN. You are what's wrong in this chauvinistic world.

  5. Thiago

    Good doc, weak host. How unfortunate.

  6. Jerri

    I would think there would also be a demand for male dolls too!

  7. Paul

    Just watched this and honestly so sorry for the guy having a horrible accident but I don't think he looked at these dolls/robots in a fair way. It was almost as if I heard all his words before coming right out of feminists mouths. Feminists can't stand sex robots for men because after all it takes the power that women hold over men away from women now doesn't it? And of course we all know that power is sex. Without it women don't have access to men's money and they like access to that don't they? I honestly personally would never use one of these much like I wouldn't use a fleshlight ..not sure if that's the spelling. However if some men do and they clearly do want to use these I certainly don't have a problem with's a toy to get off...big deal. It hurts NO ONE except of course some women who might lose some men's money if they no longer choose to date women after having a robot. It's funny because if you go back 20 years it was becoming extremely popular on television for women to almost mock their use of their battery operated boyfriends that they keep in their nightstands. Oh they liked to poke fun at how that machine satisfied them more then men. But now...they bring out a female sex robot and the feminists are in a big panic. I say tough sh*t. ooh no...I feel a tear coming on lol.

    1. Alphabrain Joe

      You don't need to be a feminist to realise that sex robots are not a good move for humanity.

  8. Bill Preston

    This guy is doing a documentary about sex robots and he was crying when he saw the underage sex doll ? Made me turn it off soon after .

  9. ilia


    1. J. Rambo

      Not really. Think of ot this way, I am 40 and divorced twice and have NO intrest or intention of dating a real woman again. Every woman I have ever dated in time has hirt me BADLY! This doll wouldn't be spiteful, angry, greedy, or lie. They would never insult or emotionality abuse me, and would NEVER hit, kick, or physically hurt me.
      I understand that it may make you uncomfortable but as for me... I'm honestly thinking about getting one. Seems like a good companion

  10. ITguy

    There are, today, tens of millions of sex slaves in the world. I do not mean slaves in some euphemistic way but actual slaves. Most begin their enslavement as pre-teens and most do not live past thirty. Many are murdered by their pimps when they are too old, many others are killed by customers and the rest from drugs or disease. If robots can replace many, most or all of these slaves, great! Then there are the millions of children who are abducted every year by pedophiles and murdered. If they can get their jollies from a robot, all the better. I wish these guy great success in their work. It could end a great deal of human suffering.

    1. Molly

      OK you think this will help future generations? The answer is NO. Why, this is a totally moral decay thus angering Lord God. Believe me not God's Hand is upon this illiminded generations

  11. David

    I think this guy has been living in a seminary for most of his adult life. He does not once mention the disastrous way our society has become with the effects of divorce, wife beating, sex slaves, prostitution, rape and tinder. Sex robots will find a place in our society just as liposuction, breast implants, lip augmentation, buttock enlargement and botox, have done.

  12. SeekingWhat

    The best dools were the humans, Venus the blond hair woman and the Liverpool's girl.(don't remember the name). By far.

  13. James Rimmer

    So the human race will end with a "bang"!?

  14. Caamano

    End of the human race soon? or may be certain race from Arabia survive

  15. Laymen

    Isn't a vibrating dildo the essence of a sex robot?

  16. Roger Andout

    This guy is too coy and clearly is out of his depth discussing sex in this programme.

  17. Chacho

    They should not be called sex robots, masturbating machines is more apropiate.

  18. Gunther

    There was an episode on Star Trek The Next Generation about Commander Data being de-activated.

  19. iraja

    25:20 did she say destroy human civilization by a ai or robot and you dont stop it?

    1. ilia

      yes. so she said

      better to stop these foolishes

  20. Fuches May Do

    Decent documentary. Host is a tech geek though, so it winds up promoting this crap.