Can Affordable Sex Robots Save China?

China is facing an existential crisis. Due to government policy and societal preferences, China has a large excess of unmarried young men — all juiced up but no women in sight. In fact, China is in extreme danger of a fatal society-wide testosterone poisoning.

It’s a tough, competitive life for men in China these days, in part due to the aftershocks of the one-child policy, which has left the country with a gaping gender imbalance of 120 boys for every 100 girls. Author Mara Hvistendahl reports in her book, Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, that by late 2020, 15 percent (or roughly one in six) Chinese men of marriageable age will be unable to find a bride. She predicts that China will see an increase in what’s already happening in Taiwan and South Korea, where men doomed to bachelorhood as a result of gender imbalance are boarding planes to Vietnam. Roughly $10,000 covers their flight, room and board, and the price of a Vietnamese wife, according to Hvistendahl, and this practice has become so common that the imported wives “get a booklet translated into Vietnamese explaining their rights when they get married at the Taiwanese Consulate.”

Although instances of bride-buying and bride-napping are often reported in China, men are also turning to the web in the face of increasingly heavy competition to attract a mate…. the most disadvantaged are the country’s poor male farmers, who now live at society’s rock bottom in rural villages devoid of women their age (as females tend to leave in search of better jobs and marriage prospects)… _FP

None of the conventional approaches to getting a wife are likely to help China’s poor and lowly farmers, living in womanless villages, at the bottom of the society’s hierarchy. China needs for its farmers to produce food for a vast and still growing population, but the women have all moved to the cities in search of factory jobs. So what’s a poor farmer to do, when he can’t afford a mail order bride, and is not up to the job of stealing another man’s daughter by force, to take as his wife?

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Perhaps the answer for China’s future, is the development of an affordable sex robot. A sex robot capable not only of satisfying a poor farmer’s male urges, but also willing and able to help do the chores around the farm.

Many scholars of sex who have studied the topic now believe that realistic sex robots are inevitable. Most experts assume that sex robots will be used as private sex toys for the financially well off, or as a substitute for prostitutes in the sex trade.

They don’t spread disease and they can’t be sold into sex slavery.

Those are just two of the advantages of [sex robots], which will be edging out their human competition in the sex tourism market by the year 2050, according to an article published in the journal Futures. _HP

Robots will be taking on quite a wide range of roles in the near future. Robots are spreading from industrial applications to home applications — cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, serving as robo-nannies and private tutors for youngsters, and yes, serving as intimate companions for lonely hearts.

But such robots are likely to be too expensive for China’s poverty-stricken farmers, stuck in China’s female-free back country. They need an affordable sex robot, that can also help around the farm.

Humanoid robots may also be able to assist China in dealing with its rapidly developing pensions catastrophe. New robotic workers of all types could help support China’s productivity, and boost revenues into China’s flagging pensions systems.

Perhaps instead of building new stealth bombers, nuclear submarines, and giant aircraft carriers, China needs to develop and build affordable helpmates for its lonely and long-suffering farmers, and pension-friendly worker robots — before the entire nation collapses and starves to death.

The above article was first published on Al Fin blog. Cross-posted to Al Fin, You Sexy Thing!!!


Japan is a leader in both robotics and realistic sex doll production. It is only logical that breakthroughs in sex robot development and production will first occur in Japan. But China is the world leader in industrial espionage and technology theft, so it should not be long before China leads the world in sex robot production.

More:

China’s demand for young brides is driving human sex trafficking across Southeast Asia. Human trafficking is considered a trivial concern by law enforcement in several countries, including Russia and China. … More.

It should also be noted that in Siberia, marriages between Russian women and migrant Chinese males is becoming more common, as Chinese influence swells inside formerly Russian dominated areas of Siberia. Sex-starved Chinese men are becoming increasingly open-minded about the possibility of marrying Russian women, whose prospects for marriage otherwise may be dismal.

We may begin to see the same phenomenon in Africa, South America, and other areas where the Chinese are establishing colonies and industrial footholds.

More: Most of China’s wealthy are either leaving China, or have plans to leave China. China’s elite send their children overseas for education, and many never return home. That may be another way that select young Chinese males can plan to escape the shortage of young females in China.

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7 Responses to Can Affordable Sex Robots Save China?

  1. Stephen says:

    If the Chinese government really gave a damn about these men and their productivity the Gov would bulk buy poor women from say Burma or Laos (or even the poorer groups in India) and take them back to China to distribute them to these sexually hungry farmers.

  2. Abelard Lindsey says:

    Or a lot of males could become transgender “shemales” as well. Judging from the internet, transgenderism (MtoF) seems to be a growing phenomenon.

  3. Abelard Lindsey says:

    I think the non-sexual market for “sex-bots” will actually prove far larger than the sexual market. Sex-bots are humanoid robots. They can be used in all kinds of service industry – from bar tenders to health care.

  4. jabowery says:

    Jayne Mansfield had a reported IQ above 160 and “Her body was almost freakishly curvaceous in shape, with an impossibly tiny waist that would, today, start terrible rumors of bizarre surgery.”.

    Its really not that hard to produce telomere-extended human clones at present. Artificial wombs are at least as within-reach as are 160IQ robots.

    For those who haven’t experienced a variety of male to female ratio environments, let me tell you from experience that changing that ratio has a profound impact on gender relations. Basically, once the male to female ratio goes above a certain threshold, the presence of any females at all is a net negative to society. This is probably the origin of the folklore that a woman on a ship is “bad luck”. A lot of the pathology exhibited in today’s gender relations is the result of the Africanization of sexual relations wherein “independent” women are de facto harem members within unleashing of what I call a culture of “serial polygyny”. Even if the male to female ratio is 1 at all ages in the age-sex pyramid, serial polygyny results in a huge population of beta males looking for mates with their only option being, basically, to end up changing the diapers of babies sired by the developed world’s equivalent of an African tribal chief in exchange for some occasional infertile sex and a good deal of abuse from the African tribal chief’s harem. Since civilization tends inexorably toward this kind of inequality — enjoying only brief respites from polygyny during periods like JudeoChristianity’s terminal euphoria in its diaspora into northern Europe over the last millennium, a stable male to female ratio for civilization is a lot lower than 1.

    Ultimately, we must face the fact that civilization is a eusocial organization that tends inexorably toward the pattern found in the social insects: “Sisters are doin it for themselves” in a society where a reproductive caste parasitically castrates their offspring while raising them to fulfill specialized niches.

  5. Gerald says:

    What about cloning women instead?

    China is already cloning animals on a large scale:

    http://gizmodo.com/china-is-cloning-pigs-on-an-industrial-scale-1501757721

  6. bobby says:

    “She predicts that China will see an increase in what’s already happening in Taiwan and South Korea, where men doomed to bachelorhood as a result of gender imbalance are boarding planes to Vietnam. ”

    Don’t know about South Korea, but women have been outnumbering men in Taiwan for a couple of years. http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=179371&ctNode=413

    • alfin2101 says:

      There are several reasons for this discrepancy, none of which are reassuring to young Taiwanese males. Taiwan is an ageing society, and there are more older women than older men. In addition, “foreign female spouses” help to boost numbers of women (including female human trafficking from southeast Asia).

      From the 2011 article:

      ““The main reason for this is the immigration of foreign female spouses,” said the DGBAS. “Another factor is that Taiwanese men have higher cross-national mobility than Taiwanese women. In other words, the number of males permanently residing abroad is higher than the number of females.” ”

      As long as enough young foreign women can be found to make up the difference, the imbalance can be rectified. But these young women are apt to outlive their husbands, leading to an overall preponderance of women society-wide.

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