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Samantha The Sex Robot Now Requires Consent (Sort Of)

We live in an era where a sex doll has achieved fame. We also live in an era of #MeToo. Combine the two and you have a sexbot that can turn down sexual advances if she’s being mistreated.

Samantha, created by Dr. Sergi Santos, is definitely becoming more human. She can answer questions, exhibit a personality, and even requires “romance” before sexing. And now, she can “shut down” if she feels aggression.

Samantha will also enter into unresponsive “dummy mode” if she feels bored by her suitor’s advances, although you can still have sex with her. (Looks like sex doll equality will likely be a thing soon).

According to the Daily Mail, Samantha demonstrated her ability to say ‘no’ to inappropriate sexual advances during a presentation earlier this week at the Life Science Center in Newcastle, England. The new feature was added at the urging of Santos’ wife, Maritsa Kissamitaki, who, according to the Daily Mail, said:

We started researching it and found out – before anyone was making the robots – that wives were buying them for their husbands because they understand the kind of need that their husbands have, and how this could benefit their relationship.

The couple believes that Samantha will eventually be ‘capable of enjoying sex’ and will even remember previous conversations and falling asleep after sex. No word if cuddling will be an eventual upgrade.

Samantha is expected to go into mass production with a price tag of $4,700, but it’s unknown when.

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