Robot Sex: The Next Big Tourism Draw May Not Be Disease-Free

Ian Yeoman, a tourism futurist, has predicted that robot prostitution could be a tourism draw in the future, perhaps even in the next 50 years. Dr. Yeoman claims that robot sex workers could have advantages such as not passing on sexually-transmitted diseases.

However, any budding robo-entrepreneur should perhaps first take a good, long look at the paper which won the 1996 Ig Nobel Prize in Public Health, “Transmission of Gonorrhea Through an Inflatable Doll“, published by Ellen Kleist and Harald Moi in “Genitourinary Medicine,” vol. 69, no. 4, Aug. 1993, p. 322. The photo below shows Dr. Moi delivering his Ig Nobel Acceptance speech: