“It certainly pushes my buttons.”
Robofetishism (Robot Fetishism), sometimes referred to as technosexuality, is a term which describes the sexual attraction to humanoid and/or non-humanoid artificial lifeforms, considered in some studies as a form of erotic anthropomorphism, as well as individuals or items demonstrating "robotic" behaviour or functionality.
Technosexuality is fast becoming de rigour amongst the MTV generation, with their vibrating mobile WAP phones "going off" in their pockets, computer peripherals and multi-function entertainment systems. Found in all walks of life they can often be found hanging around electrical stores, exchanging glances over 32" LCD TV screens with integrated DVD players.
|Danger Will Robinson! Danger Will Robinson! - Robbie the Robot
Technosexuality, which is defined as sexual attraction to machinery, may be expressed in a number of divergent ways, from dressing up as popular characters from Sci-Fi stories, to rubbing themselves against toasters and vending machines. Several cases have been reported of people gaining sexual pleasure from slamming their genitals in fridge doors, though this is not confirmed as technosexual behaviour at this time.
From the beginnings of human history tales have abound of artificial beings, created for the purpose of bringing pleasure to their creator. The Roman poet Ovid brings us the story of Pygmalion, and his beloved Galatea. With the dawn of the silver screen we see the creation of one of the most recognisable female robots in the curvy form of Maria in the film Metropolis.
|I'm a basic pleasure model. - Replicant Pris
It is easy to see why many individuals are aroused by the sleek polished chrome curves of an automaton. As the photo on the right shows Robots are inherently sexual.
Popular Gynoids include:
Traditionally humanoid robots have always maintained a certain aloofness, the fixed thousand yard stare betraying no emotional response to the resquests of their masters. Recent developments in cybernautics by U.S. Robotics have allowed for the approximation of convincing human emotive responses such as indifference, disgust and complaints of headaches.