[Ads-l] Early WOTY candidate for the new year

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 23 09:33:58 EST 2019


Sex with HoBots?

JL

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 7:44 AM Galen Buttitta <
satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> “Futurama” used the term “robosexual” quite a while ago, so it is attested.
>
> > On Jan 22, 2019, at 23:41, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> >
> > “Robosexual”, as in
> >
> > https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/style/sex-robots.html
> >
> > “Digisexual”, word-checked at various points in this piece, has been
> around for some time, but “robo-sexual” is clearly a more specific,
> elegant, and trendy hyponym of digisexual, besides the fact that the latter
> is too easily interpreted as an allusion to, well, fingering, if you’ll
> pardon the expression.  Or even toeing.
> >
> > Then there’s the "robo-cathouse"—
> >
> > For those who can’t afford their own sex android, there are robotic
> versions of a brothel. Robo-cathouses are popping up — and in some cases,
> are being quickly shuttered — in Canada and Europe. One robot brothel in
> Moscow, for example, charges about $90 for a 30-minute romp with a sexbot...
> >
> > —not to be confused with the more innocent "robo-cat house”.
> >
> > Another term in the article with which I was previously unfamiliar is
> “skoliosexual”, which it turns out does *not* involve an insatiable
> attraction to those with curvature of the spine.  Who knew?
> >
> > Anyway, it would seem that even if “robosexual” isn’t brand-new either,
> it’s a word and concept whose time appears to have come.
> >
> > LH
> >
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