Houston Sex Robot Brothel Plans Blocked

October 5, 2018

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A few weeks ago, we brought you the amazing story about a sex robot brothel getting ready to open in Houston, Texas. Well, sadly, it seems the lawmakers over there have passed legislation to make sure that this won’t ever take place.

Roadblock

The city council of Houston, Texas unanimously passed an updated ordinance Wednesday that effectively blocks the proposed “sex robot brothel” from opening.

The Canadian company that already has a sex robot brothel in Toronto had gone as far as beginning construction, before legal issues brought that work to a halt.

‘KinkySdollS’ offers dolls that are worth up to $3,000 dollars each to buy or rent. However, it appears that this particular business venture will not be making it to the ‘Lone Star State’.

Prior to the vote, a petition against the brothel has gained over 10,000 signatures.

“A business like this would destroy homes, families, finances of our neighbors and cause major community uproars in the city,” said Pastor Vega, one of the speakers at the meeting.

“As a woman, I am concerned and horrified to see where our society is taking us,” Virginia Mireles said.

One councilman said he planned to record the clients entering the brothel and shame them online.

The council member stated: “I know there’s some people that will sit there and say, ‘What does the City of Houston have to do with any of this?'” said councilman Greg Travis. “And the answer is ‘We’re not getting into your bedroom, but don’t bring it into our district. Don’t bring it into our city. This is not a good business for our city. We are not Sin City.'”

Was This a PR Stunt?

Well, it seems he got his way. Looking online, it appears that many believe this was just a piece of PR by the company. Why would you go to the religious south to set up a sex robot brothel? Surely they knew that would end badly? Well, there are two reasons I think it was a genuine attempt to start up the business in that part of the world.

Firstly, on a practical level, they had begun construction on the building. This costs money, and if they were just looking to get some cheap headlines, they didn’t need to go to any real expense; a social media headline or two would have done the trick.

Secondly, it is suspected that they chose Houston because it has a history of resisting regulation, so they thought they would be allowed through on general principle. It seems they were wrong on that one.

This is a set back for the sex robot industry, but it is fair to say we are moving inextricably towards a day when these kinds of brothel become rather popular.

But will they ever take over from actual escorts? Well, maybe one day, but not in my lifetime. No matter how human a robot looks, it is the human interaction most men will miss. True, one day A.I may be up to ‘Westworld’ standards, but that is a long way off.

As things stand, and for the foreseeable future, sex robots will be like high-quality blow-up dolls, not an escort replacement. But I tell you something; I would certainly try one out.

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Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

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