I found so much material that when I finished that book, I wanted to look even more deeply in human emotional relationships with computers, with the possibility of sexual relations. In there, she wrote about some students she interviewed in her attempts to figure out how people related to computers.
In one anecdote with a student dubbed "Anthony," he tried having girlfriends but preferred relationships with computers.
Around the year 2003, I started researching this topic very seriously.
I was writing a book, , with a couple of chapters on robot emotion—love, even sex.
People pay prostitutes millions and millions for regular services. And, as you mention in , brothels in Japan and South Korea already offer sex with dolls for the same rates they would charge for human prostitutes.