EP106 - Sexbots: Creepy or Healthy?


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Welcome to episode 106 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to be talking with Dr. Holly Richmond who speaks to me about she became interested in sex tech, developments happening with teledildonic and the pros and cons of using sexbots.

Dr. Holly Richmond is a Somatic Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist (CST), and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). She is one of North America’s leading sex therapists serving Hollywood’s elite as well as prominent corporate clientele, nationally and internationally. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Portland, Dr. Holly is a trusted authority on sexual health issues with a significant media following.

She is regularly quoted in publications and media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Shape, NBC, Wired, Forbes, Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Women’s Health. She is a sought-after consultant in the sex tech industry and is seen as a pioneer in bridging the gap between sexual health and entertainment. Dr. Holly’s ‘Next-Sex’ platform and forthcoming book reflect her keen interest in the exploration of sex and technology, and how they work together as human sexuality evolves in the 21st century.

A little reflection….

Why is sextech so exciting right now? This is our first step into somatic (body-based) technology. We are moving from something we hold to something we wear—the technology, and thus our sexuality, is more a piece of us than ever. Immersive technologies like VR, AR, MR, teledildonics and intimate companions facilitate experiential knowledge and connection through kinesthetic learning and eye contact that engenders competency, agency and mastery. People can try things with immersive technologies they may not try IRL. I believe my job, maybe even my mission, is to communicate to any industry that is interested in relationships, sex and intimate connection that they can’t miss this opportunity for enormous change and positive influence. How we connect intimately and sexually with others as well as ourselves will be dramatically different in five years, and astonishing, almost certainly mind-blowing in 20.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How Dr. Holly became interested in sex tech
  • Developments happening with teledildonic
  • Using sexbots as part of sexual health treatment
  • The pros and cons of using sexbots
  • Understanding that sexbots are an addition and not replacement to your sex life
  • How can we use healthy eroticism in our sex lives?
  • Ways in which defects can affect couples’ agreements and relationships
  • Best places to start when researching into using teledildonic









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