When I hear people talk about robots taking jobs away from humans, I think about things like automated assembly lines and self-service ordering kiosks at restaurants. As it turns out, sex workers might be the ones who need to start looking into another profession.
A company called Lumidolls opened up the world’s first sex robot brothel in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this year to much acclaim, and the success of the bizarre business has already sparked global aspirations.
“We are still negotiating with interested investors, but we have not yet closed any deals,” a company spokesman said, referring to the possibility of opening “franchises in other countries” so that the rest of the world can get in on the action.
How does a sex brothel even work? Lumidoll describes a customized experience that caters to anything and everything the guest desires.
“Customers choose the LumiDoll with which they want to spend the time that they determine. They call us and make your reservation,” the spokesman said. “If they want the LumiDoll to be dressed in a certain way, or they want them to wait in some specific position, they also ask us to.”
“With LumiDolls, customers can perform any of their sexual fantasies they do not dare to do with a woman. This allows them to fulfill their wildest fantasies that maybe with other people they cannot, maybe they have some physical complex that does not allow them to be comfortable with a person, and with a doll it makes this much easier,” he continued.
Given the stigma surrounding sex with inanimate objects, there is a veil of secrecy surrounding LumiDoll’s operations. Customers – who pay about $100 per hour with the dolls – are given the address of their hookup site discretely and can select specific dolls from a range of personalities and physical attributes.