Advertisement

Sex and a History of Sex Technologies

  • Adrian David Cheok
  • Emma Yann ZhangEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Abstract

Sex has existed for as long as humans have lived. However, it was not until the 1950s that researchers began to study the science behind it. This chapter covers a brief history of sex research, as well as the physiological and neurological processes of the human body and brain during sexual encounters. A history of the development of technologies related to sex, including examples of sex dolls, sex robots, and other sexual artefacts, is also presented.

References

  1. 1.
    (1930) Bilder-Lexicon: Sexual Wissenschaft. Wien/Liepzig: Verlag Fur KulturforschungGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Balderston M, Mitchell T, Tinkcom M (2001) Virtual vaginas and pentium penises: a critical study of teledildonics and digital s(t)imulation. In: Conference on performance, pedagogy, and politics in online spaceGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bloch I (1909) The sexual life of our time in its relations to modern civilization. Rebman, LondonGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cary HN (1922) Erotic contrivances: appliances attached to or used in place of, the sexual organs. Privately printedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Choy DKL, Davies S, Lim E (2004) Simulated human interaction systems. US Patent 6,695,770Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Edirisinghe CP, Cheok AD, Khougali N (2017) Perceptions and responsiveness to intimacy with robots; a user evaluation. In: International conference on love and sex with robots, pp 138–157Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ferguson A (2018) The sex doll: a history. McFarlandGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
    Herz RS, Cahill ED (1997) Differential use of sensory information in sexual behavior as a function of gender. Hum Nat 8(3):275–286CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Heslinga K, Schellen A, Verkuyl A (1974) Not made of stone: the sexual problems of handicapped people. ThomasGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Huh J, Park K, Hwang IS, Jung SI, Kim HJ, Chung TW, Jeong GW (2008) Brain activation areas of sexual arousal with olfactory stimulation in men: a preliminary study using functional mri. J Sex Med 5(3):619–625CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Kamphof D, Strohmeier P (2014) Mediated touch: exploring embodied design for remote presence. Conference; 2014-01-01Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Karama S, Lecours AR, Leroux JM, Bourgouin P, Beaudoin G, Joubert S, Beauregard M (2002) Areas of brain activation in males and females during viewing of erotic film excerpts. Hum Brain Mapp 16(1):1–13CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Kinsey AC, Pomeroy WB, Martin CE (1948) Sexual behavior in the human male. B. Saunders Co, LondonGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Kinsey AC, Pomeroy WB, Martin CE, Gebhard PH (1953) Sexual behavior in the human female. B. Saunders Co, PhiladelphiaGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Le Bot M, Brock B, Clair J, Gorsen P, Carrougues M (1975) Le macchine celibi/the bachelor machines. Rizzoli Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Lehfeldt H (1965) Introduction. J Sex Res 1(1):1–2CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Li JJ, Ju W, Reeves B (2017) Touching a mechanical body: tactile contact with body parts of a humanoid robot is physiologically arousing. J Hum-Robot Interact Arch 6(3):118–130CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Masters WH, Johnson VE (1966) Human sexual responseGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Nature Editorial (2017) AI love you. Nature 547:138CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Roach M (2009) Bonk: the curious coupling of science and sex. WW Norton & Company, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Rupp HA, Wallen K (2008) Sex differences in response to visual sexual stimuli: a review. Arch Sex Behav 37(2):206–218CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Stoleru S, Gregoire MC, Gerard D, Decety J, Lafarge E, Cinotti L, Lavenne F, Le Bars D, Vernet-Maury E, Rada H (1999) Neuroanatomical correlates of visually evoked sexual arousal in human males. Arch Sex Behav 28(1):1–21CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Stoléru S, Fonteille V, Cornélis C, Joyal C, Moulier V (2012) Functional neuroimaging studies of sexual arousal and orgasm in healthy men and women: a review and meta-analysis. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36(6):1481–1509CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Wedekind C, Seebeck T, Bettens F, Paepke AJ (1995) MHC-dependent mate preferences in humans. Proc R Soc Lond B: Biol Sci 260(1359):245–249CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Zuckerman M (1971) Physiological measures of sexual arousal in the human. Psychol Bull 75(5):297CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imagineering InstituteIskander PuteriMalaysia

Personalised recommendations