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The Constructed Sex Worker: Clinical Tool or Normalizer of Sexual Objectification

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Sex robots are real and so are the campaigns to free them. In the 2016 HBO series Westworld, viewers are introduced to an old Wild West town which includes a saloon where one can buy a drink, listen to music, or procure the services of an android sex worker. In the real world, male and female robot companions are already on the market. One can choose the gender, race, eye and hair color, make up (for female versions), and even hair patterns for $9,995.  …

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