A new study from Finland suggests people may view sex with a robot more kindly than they view sex with a human sex worker. 

The University of Helsinki found that from a sample of 432 participants, the majority of respondents were more accepting of a human paying to have sex with a robot than a human paying for casework from a sex worker. 

Research into the attitudes appear sex robots is accepting absorption across the bookish world. Earlier this week, we reported that Concordia University in Montreal is gluttonous participants for its study into “attitudes, beliefs, and opinions about sex robots” via a 90-minute online questionnaire, as the first step in its analysis program. 

The University of Helskini’s study will be presented at the International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots in Las Vegas in 2020, an event that was afresh adjourned after huge protests about former White House architect Steve Bannon being appointed as the main speaker forced organizers to amend the program.

Measuring people’s attitudes towards robots built for sex (and companionship)? The Finnish advisers undertook a four-part agreement using a sci-fi story to set up a book for the survey’s participants to catechism them on ideas of ‘moral character.’

The main appearance in one story was using a brothel staffed by humans – with a second agreement featuring a person using a brothel staffed by robots – and participants were asked their opinions on the story itself. (It’s worth noting that the sexual histories, acquaintance of science fiction novels and moral stances of the participants were recorded and analyzed beforehand). 

Both belief featured a man visiting a brothel on a trip in Europe in 2035. The four aberration were, one man was single, the other was married. Both brothel advertised: ‘You cannot tell our robots from real women’ or ‘All our workers are real women.’ The story ends with the man paying for services, which weren’t fully disclosed.

People viewed a affiliated person who went to either brothel more agonizingly than a single person. However, people saw the act of sleeping with a robot was ‘better’ than sleeping with a human sex worker for both single and affiliated individuals.

A second test was also done where a woman was the advocate in the story. While the all-embracing after-effects remained similar, most people viewed the woman in hardly less favor than the man. 

While the allegation of this study are far from definitive, it’s an absorbing acumen into the antecedent ways in which our attitudes appear sex robots are being abstinent by scientists.