We may have thoroughly debated the ethics of sex robots in recent years, but it seems horny humans have eschewed health and safety regulations when it comes to mechnical mates.
According to a Minnesota legal expert, poorly built sex robots could end up squashing men’s private parts during romps. And apparently, the potential for a flattened penis isn’t the only thing men should be concerned about when using a sex robot.
With no current regulations to oversee the production of sex robots, there’s also a risk that dodgy materials used in manufacturing could poison buyers, as well as damaging their bits.
In an article for The Conversation, Francis X. Shen, associate professor of law at the University of Minnesota, said: “Existing sex products are not well regulated, and this is cause for concern given the multitude of ways in which sex robots could be harmful to their users.
“For example, dangers lurk even in a seemingly innocent scene where a sex robot and human hold hands and kiss.
“What if the sexbots’ lips were manufactured with lead paint or some other toxin?”
And while discussing the possibility that a finger could become trapped during a particularly frenzied session, he highlighted that a penis would be just as vulnerable.
“What if the robot, with the strength of five humans, accidentally crushes the human’s finger in a display of passion?” he questioned.