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Fembot Brothels

"I didn't have sex with a woman!!"
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It seems that sex aids have developed greatly in the past 30 years since things such as crude blow-up dolls. These days, a sex doll can cost $1 000's and are reputedly very realistic.

Hence, why not sex up a brothel with such dolls. Customers can rent a room and use them. A worker can then clean and disinfect the doll for re-use.

In time, with increased popularity, innovations might accelerate. One might quicly have things like the "Fembots" on the Bionic woman, the ST episode featuring Harry Mudd, or that cool chick-bot in West World.

Unlike other attempts at android making, these robots needn't be able to walk or act independently. They need only look and feel good.

When the brothel is busted by fascistic cops, the defense attorney can haggle over definitions of "prostitution," "sex," "lewd and lacivious behavior," "exploitation of women," etc.

Great Satan, Jun 13 2003

(?) Cherry 2000 http://www.moviesun...%2Easp&sku=D19754++
Nice software ... [8th of 7, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(??) Metropolis - the Robot http://www.geocitie...twang_and_robot.jpg
Sexualized robots proposed in 1925 [kevindimie, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Real Doll http://www.realdoll.com
standard disclaimers apply [rapid transit, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(??) "Andy" sex robot http://www.andydroid.com/technic_eng.htm
Breathes, smiles, squirms, has a removable head. Does it get any better? [omegatron, May 07 2006]

Cross-section http://www.andydroi...urire/andyschn2.jpg
Summary of "Andy's" functionality. Hubba hubba. [omegatron, May 07 2006]


sambwiches, Jun 13 2003

       I'm still happy with my blow up doll, even though her hair is getting grey.
kbecker, Jun 13 2003

       This idea has legs, long slinky ruber ones. It’s very similar to a bungee jump facility, video arcade, paintball, skydiving, go-karts or white water rafting. Where customers expect high quality well maintained equipment (like $1,000 - $1,500 a 'pop' blow up dolls)... serene settings and role-playing opportunities. As with the above-mentioned examples, normal middle class folks would rather rent the equipment under controlled conditions than buy it outright for their own home use. It's easier to show up at a rental facility, be it paintball, go karts or a high quality synthetic lover and not have to wonder... is the equipment compliant with industry standards? Knowing that the fore mentioned equipment will provide the best possible experience available makes the repeat customer all that more willing to show up for a second session and be willing to drop $60 to $100 on another session, be it go karts, paintball or a bionic hooker...... How local law enforcement agencies would react to this remains to be seen.
ecolonsmak, Jun 13 2003

       Yes, but would they still have to have machine guns in their 'jugglies'?
Cedar Park, Jun 14 2003

       [CP] - Isn't that 'jubblies'?
Pseudonym #3, Jun 14 2003

       dictionary.com is not that gullible.
FarmerJohn, Jun 14 2003

       The organic kind is much more to my taste, //reputedly //.
FloridaManatee, Jun 14 2003

       I stand corrected, [Pseudo3]. Jubblies it is. Could never quite make out all the dialogue from Mr. Meyers' british accent. Must be the Canadian starting point.   

       Note to self: Re-watch DVD with captions turned on.
Cedar Park, Jun 14 2003

       You must be watching the Canadian version of "A Clockwork Orange," eh?
snarfyguy, Jun 14 2003

       To a real Englishman, the Austin Powers language is perfectly understandable. Reminds me of the fact that Trainspotting had to be released in America with subtitles.
sambwiches, Jun 14 2003

       Sorry, this is the wrong place to mention, but if anyone in the UK with SKY TV is reading, turn on UK Gold plus 1. The final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth is on. Enjoy.   

       *30 mins later - that episode always brings me to the edge of tears.   

       Baldrick: Why can't we just stop, sir? Why can't we just say, "No more killing, let's all go home"? Why would it be stupid just to pack it in, sir, why?   

       George: Now, now, now, look here, you just stop that (conchy?) talk right now, Private. It's, it's absurd, it's Bolshevism, and it wouldn't work, anyway.   

       Baldrick: Why not, sir?   

       George: "Why not?" Well, what do you mean? "Why wouldn't it work?" It-- It wouldn't work, Private-- It wouldn't work because, there, well, now, you just get on with polishing those boots, all right? and let's have a little bit less of that lip! (to Edmund) I think I managed to crush the mutiny there, sir.
sambwiches, Jun 14 2003

       Or just legalise prostitution like New South Wales (in Australia, for the geographically disabled) has, which promotes the operation of clean, legal, well run, well set up businesses rather than back alley operations with lax standards.   

       Much like the drug decriminalisation argument really...
Freelancer, Jun 15 2003

       I rented Trainspotting and it certainly had no subtitles.
bristolz, Jun 15 2003

       I was gonna say, I don't remember any subtitles, either. Must be an urban legend over there.
kevindimie, Jun 15 2003

       Apparently, it was the cinema release that was subtitled.
sambwiches, Jun 15 2003

       Try "The Harder they Come" starring Jimmy Cliff the reggea singer. It's an old Jamaican flick. It's all subtitled because the real Jamaican dialect is impossible to understand.
demtangs, Jun 16 2003

       I saw "Trainspotting" in its theatrical release here in the U.S. and I don't recall any subtitles.
snarfyguy, Jun 16 2003

       That's because you weren't wearing your 3D glasses. Really made the toilet scene pop.   

       Well, it had subtitles in Stockholm.
FarmerJohn, Jun 16 2003

       // you just stop that (conchy?) talk right now, Private //   

       conscie -- as in conscientious objector.
JKew, Jun 16 2003

       I heard it mentioned that humanoid robotics development may in fact be funded in this way. (think of what adult websites did for the development of the internet.)
Zimmy, Jun 16 2003

       actually, i have heard that in some places blow up dolls are illegal, apparently because some health officials are concerned that people sharing them could be a means of spreading aids and other diseases
demo_nova, Jun 16 2003

       Why don't you just *marry* a fembot, and then you can cheat on her as much as you like?
phundug, Jun 16 2003

       and what charm school did you go to?
po, Jun 16 2003

       Baked. See link .....   

       But 7 of 9 is still pretty tasty .......
8th of 7, Jun 16 2003

       which episode was that?
po, Jun 18 2003

       Rimmer's last words: "Gazpacho soup!"
po, Jun 18 2003

       [po]: it's only in the book, I think, not something which occurs in the TV series. Basically Rimmer is going to an Android brothel and is dropped there by Lister (when Lister has stolen a taxi/cab and is driving it to make some cash).   

       Lister then enlists and, as fate would have it, is put under the "command" of Rimmer. It sets off the early antagonism between the two.
Freelancer, Jun 18 2003

       the book is not faithful to the real thing then!
po, Jun 18 2003

       RealDoll is probably what Mr Satan is referring to (link!). I'm not too sure if the brothel idea would work, though. I think that one of the main appeals of these dolls is the sense of ownership one gets with them. It's theirs alone, making a lifeless piece of vinyl turn into a beautiful woman.   

       Sharing a doll with others is likely to take away most of its appeal. A real prositute can be rented (uhh..) for fairly cheaply and can do all the things that a Real Doll can't. Thus, function wins out over a shared and therefore less-novel novelty.   

       I'm going to bun this one, however. If only because Real Dolls are frickin' neat.
rapid transit, Jun 18 2003

       I think the Fembots could be a lot more interesting if they were not just dolls, but were built with the architecture and articulation of humans; if they responded in sophisticated ways—with sound, voice and motion. We don’t need to wait for artificial intelligence to get that advanced; a person, who would listen and initiate commands, could control the things.   

       This would be a step well beyond phone-sex. Such a machine would cost tens of thousands of dollars to build today, but one can see the cost falling rapidly. One can imagine many possible economies, such as having a bank of ten or twenty controllers, centrally located, handling twenty or thirty sessions occurring in different remote locations.   

       The robot voice would be synthesized so that it wouldn’t matter if the controller changed in the middle of a session. The controller of the fembot could even be a male, which might simplify staffing, and provide novel insights.   

       If these machines generated an income stream of $1,000 a day, the capital cost of the machine would be fairly minor. The jobs of prostitutes would be taken over by robots and computer pro-grammers.   

       “O brave new world. That has such people in it.”
bobunf, Dec 05 2003

       Also you could start a blackmailing business. Put cameras where the eyes are and mail a copy to John's place of employment with a note like "I strongly suggest you become a member (ha ha) our annual fee is $4000", that kind of thing.
pleasefondleme, Jan 27 2004

       This group, The Fembots, is it a band?
demidoo, Jan 27 2004

       The real advantage here is that you can't clean a live prostitute with bleach and boiling water after use.
DonBirnam, Jan 27 2004

       That's dumb. Do customers really bother to scrub their masts with bleach and boiling water?
demidoo, Jan 27 2004

       I should have said after each use. Thoroughly cleaned out after each customer, wrapped in a paper band that says "sanitized for your protection" so you know that the previous customer's load has been killed and rinsed away.
DonBirnam, Jan 27 2004

       "I still jerk off manually" -- The Dude
John I, May 05 2006

       This concept is probably inevitable, smooth articulation would be required (no jerky obvious robotic motions) to make it realistic. I won't bun it because I wouldn't bother with it myself, but I won't fishbone it because, in time, I'm guessing plenty of people will want to boff these...Botstitutes?
Whirligig, May 05 2006

       If somebody mailed me a pic of myself with a RealDoll and told me I had to give them money to avoid making the photo public, I'd scan the pic, give everybody I knew a copy, post it online, and include the note and name of the RealBrothel in each case. Then nobody would ever go there again, and the RealBrothel would go bankrupt.
Xenophile, Sep 29 2006

       I like the idea of having these remotely controlled. That might allow for a very realistic experience without the very serious problems. Phone sex, Cybersex, and real prostitution would probably be less common, something I think we can all accept.   

       The people who operate these devices might turn out to be highly demented individuals, but that can probably be said for all members of the "adult" industry... and at least they could do their work anonymously without risking their health or privacy.   

       I draw the line at changing people while in mid-act though. The customers would probably know the difference, and might even prefer a particular operator. I think some of us are understimating the draw of "flirting," "talking," and "talking dirty," especially with the current sexual harassment laws.
ye_river_xiv, Sep 30 2006


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