Speaking at the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, Professor Oliver Bendel pointed out that, unlike humans, robots don't get tired -- so theoretically you could find yourself in a never-ending sex-marathon until your heart forced you to call it quits. The real-life development of sex robots is still today often met with speculation and concern, making media attention like that paid to Bendel's comments commonplace. Only in the past year have sex robots made the transition from lifeless dolls to talking companions, and of the prototypes out there, Harmony is the most advanced. Made by US company RealDoll, she is a hyper-realistic silicone sex toy with an AI personality, developed for customers who were searching for more companionship than their "analogue" sex dolls could offer. When 10 daily met Harmony at Sexpo in Sydney a year ago, she happily flirted with our reporter Alex -- smiling, blinking and listing her favourite sex positions. Devlin -- who has spent time with Harmony, other sex robots, and their creators -- doesn't believe there is justified concern for moral panic while sex tech is still light-years behind the science-fiction staples we see.
Baby making isn't complicated if you and your partner have good fertility. The most important thing is to have sex when you're most fertile. This is typically mid-cycle, and around week two to three of your menstrual cycle in those with regular ovulation. There are a variety of ways to detect this time. Even so, you likely have questions beyond timing. Is there a difference between sex for fun and conception sex? Does position matter?
After doing a bunch of tests, scientists discovered something a lot of women already knew: we are capable of having mental sex. Despite the sort of sci-fi sounding description, mental sex is a real thing. It refers to the process of becoming sexual aroused, and experiencing an orgasm, without using any physical stimulation. Even though women have probably been doing this since the dawn of time a researcher from the UK has "uncovered" the phenomenon by "coaching" his female patients into coming inside of an MRI machine.
Sure, period sex can sometimes be a messy situation. You know, like towels. And a lot of dudes are into it — like, really into it.