Can a sex robot really fulfil our needs in the bedroom? And what attempts have been made in the past?
Sex robots may sound like a thing of the future, but for centuries humans have been fascinated by their desire for intimacy with the inanimate.
From Greek tales of steamy encounters with wax statues to beautifully crafted sex dolls with AI technology; Kate Lister is joined Betwixt The Sheets by archeologist turned computer scientist and expert on Human Computer Interaction, Kate Devlin, to discuss this aspiration of trying to create the “perfect” mate and more.
*WARNING there are naughty words and sexual content in this episode*
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Anisha Deva.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.