Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have had quite a range of guests on This Morning — but never before have they had a sex robot named Samantha on the sofa.
The topic of sex robots is an interesting one. Do they do psychological harm or good? Might they contribute to the commodification of female sexuality?
These questions are addressed by Samantha’s owner Arran Lee Wright and his wife, who highlight that sex robots are not designed to replace human relationships but rather act as a supplement. Psychologist Emma Kenny provided a more critical and skeptical viewpoint. (Samantha herself has little to contribute to the conversation, although she does chime in now and again.)
It’s all a little hard to get your head around, especially when Samantha’s voice robotically asks “do you think we could get more sensual?”
The hosts are obviously unnerved by her, but despite the awkwardness they touch on some really interesting points.
So A+ to Samantha the sex robot for making us think about the potential of technology, even if some might find her a little creepy.