Will sex robots mitigate the problem of involuntary celibacy?
If you are an Incel, you have a few choices to deal with your plight:
Fall into despair. Post misogynistic messages online about how unfair life is, and how women owe you sex. Needless to say, this is not a very constructive solution to that problem.
You could try to make yourself more attractive and put yourself out there into the dating market. Pay attention to your grooming, personal hygiene, clothing, etc. This is a worthwhile path to pursue for most, but it won’t guarantee success for everyone. Some people just drew the short end of the stick in the great cosmic lottery of attractiveness. I’m not just talking about physical attractiveness either. For example, someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder may simply not have a very charismatic personality that is likely to attract a romantic partner.
Prostitution. It’s illegal in most jurisdictions. Even where it is legal, it could be prohibitively expensive for the Incel.
This leads me to the fourth option:
- Sex Robots/Dolls. It has the downside of a higher initial cost on investment, but I’m sure in the long run a sex robot would be cheaper than hiring a prostitute to stop by once or twice a week. I think the government should pay for sex robots to ease the suffering of Involuntary Celibates.