Sexual Rights, Disability and Sex Robots

Forthcoming in: John Danaher & Neil McArthur (eds.), Sex Robots. MIT Press.

14 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2016

Date Written: July 26, 2016

Abstract

I argue that the right to sexual satisfaction of severely physically and mentally disabled people and elderly people who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases can be fulfilled by deploying sex robots; this would enable us to satisfy the sexual needs of many who cannot provide for their own sexual satisfaction; without at the same time violating anybody’s right to sexual self-determination. I don’t offer a full-blown moral justification of deploying sex robots in such cases, as not all morally relevant concerns can be addressed here; rather, I put forward a plausible way of fulfilling acute sexual needs without thereby violating anybody’s sexual rights.

Keywords: sexual rights; disability; sex robots

Suggested Citation

Di Nucci, Ezio, Sexual Rights, Disability and Sex Robots (July 26, 2016). Forthcoming in: John Danaher & Neil McArthur (eds.), Sex Robots. MIT Press.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2814471

Ezio Di Nucci (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen ( email )

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

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