Most of them look less like Alicia Vikander and more like Rosie from “The Jetsons.” Take, for instance, Roxxxy True Companion, who has been marketed as “the world’s first sex robot”: While Roxxxy has a “heartbeat,” a “circulatory system” and a vaguely human-like personality, such as “S&M Susan” or “Wild Wendy,” the doll’s vacant gaze and waxy skin give it the appearance of a janky hair salon mannequin, not a human sex partner.

On the contrary, the nation’s most common STD, chlamydia, is actually on the decline for the first time in three decades.

Teen pregnancy and HIV rates are also falling, and where STDs are on the rise, a 2013 British study attributed it to an increase in people getting tested, not to an increase in people having unprotected sex.

Maybe the better question, though, is would it be so bad if they did?

For those of us who don’t, for whatever reason, consistently have sex with human partners, sex robots might prove beneficial — not just as a masturbatory aid, but as a source of intimacy.

Of course, it’s important to note that sex robots won’t be able to provide one crucial thing that a human partner can: informed consent.

To many feminists, having sex with a piece of hardware that is unable to provide consent encourages men to view sex as a commodity, while the “sellers of sex are not attributed subjectivity and reduced to a thing,” according to the Campaign Against Sex Robots.(The Campaign Against Sex Robots does not appear to acknowledge the possibility that sex robots might also exist to please women, even though companies such as Real Doll are already offering male versions for gay or female customers.) Even though on-demand sex already exists in the form of online porn and escorting apps such as Ohlala, it’s admittedly unsettling to envision a future where men can purchase a big-breasted plastic woman online and use her to his own ends, even if that woman is incapable of thinking or feeling.That feeling of discomfort is magnified by reports of so-called child sex robots, which have been suggested as a possible therapeutic tool to help pedophiles divert their sexual attraction to children.Take, for instance, our obsession with how hookup apps are ruining our sex lives.While numerous media reports have claimed that Tinder and Grindr are causing rampant promiscuity, citing spikes in sexually transmitted diseases in various states, on the national scale, there’s zero evidence to suggest that Tinder and Grindr are directly responsible for the spread of STDs, nor is there any evidence to suggest that young people are having unprotected sex at such an alarming rate that STDs are on the rise.No one wants to live in a world where there is a demand for things like child sex robots, because no one wants to live in a world where men have the urge to rape and mistreat women and children. Many clinical psychologists believe that pedophilia is a fixed sexual orientation, so their goal is not to eliminate pedophiles’ sexual attraction to children, but to teach them not to act on their urges.