The vast majority of children who appear in child pornography have not been abducted or physically forced to participate.
 In most cases they know the producer—it may even be their father—and are manipulated into taking part by more subtle means.
In one fell swoop, at least according to Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars (the authors of recent paper called “Robots, men and sex tourism.” [paywalled]), robots will cleanse the world of…
well, almost every sex-related ill that plagues humanity.
However, most also felt a pressure to cooperate with the offender and not to disclose the offense, both out of loyalty to the offender and a sense of shame about their own behavior.
Only five cases were ultimately reported to authorities.
With robots that bend and flex and kowtow to our every desire, the sexual side of human trafficking — the billion dollar trade of moving (usually young) sex slaves around the world — will disappear.
Sexual predators, instead of abducting victims, will be able to order a sexbot to spec; if they want a robot that looks like a young child, or a wrinkly geriatric, so be it.Instead of heading down to the local red light district and engaging in dangerous coitus with a prostitute that might be infested with a veritable smorgasbord of STDs, you could book a session with a sterilized-between-tricks prostibot.If you had enough money, you could of course just buy your own sexbot, and just haul her out of the cupboard when needed.The effects of pornography on users have been extensively researched but results are contentious.There are at least five possible relationships between pornography use and the sexual abuse of children: In all likelihood, the effects of child pornography vary among users, and all of the above relationships may apply depending upon the individual in question.If a businessman really wants to sleep with a young Russian girl, and experience everything that goes along with that (the screams, the squirming, the illicit thrill, and so on), a sexbot just won’t cut it.