The entertainment function isn’t always unpleasant; kids love robot toys, as they can mimic personal friendships.There may be a similar market for robots providing care and company for the elderly and infirm.
That male pronoun isn’t an accident or a generic he, either. There are plenty of misunderstandings and confusions about consent already, before we add sex robots, whose consent is programmed and assumed, into the mix.
If men (and it will be men - even the few male sex dolls produced by Abyss Creations every year are generally shipped to male customers) become used to having sex with synthetic companions that are programmed to meet their most precise specifications, how will they then interact with real women who have the inconvenience of having their own idiosyncrasies and free will? A robot’s consent is irrelevant to its owner, if it has the hypothetical ability to consent in the first place.
More than just a mechanism for giving you an orgasm, a sex robot is designed to be a substitute partner: a vibrator doesn’t laugh at your jokes and remember your birthday, but Abyss Creations’ Harmony model can.
That’s one of the many chilling repercussions of the sex robots being developed: they are there to replace human partners.
If you are used to having sex with ultra-life-like humanoids whenever and however you want, will you be more likely to expect complete dominance in your relationships with other humans? Having sex with someone or something that does not have the capacity to consent is rape.