A dad has unveiled his ‘family friendly’ sex robot on TV, admitting he lets it sit around the house even when his kids are there.
Arran Lee Wright appeared on the UK show This Morning with ‘Samantha’, a sex robot he helped build.
“A sex robot is not to replace people and we’re not trying to replace women. It’s used as a supplement to help people,” Arran said on the show.
“I believe it can do that – it helps people enhance their relationships.”
Sex robots are essentially realistic dolls that have sophisticated movements that closely mimic humans so that they can be used to romp.
And it's not the first time a person has found a somewhat 'unconventional' use for these devices.
In fact, just last week, reports claimed hundreds of people have started visiting a sex doll brothel in Paris, which offers up the sex services with different dolls of varying sizes and colouring.
As for where Arran stores ‘Samantha’ though, he told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that he simply activates ‘family mode’.
This allows him to have her around his children, who are five and three-years-old.
When Schofield asked if she sat “on the sofa amongst the family”, he said: “My children, they say, ‘Where’s Samantha?’ So she can be at home and you ask her, ‘Tell me something about animals’ and she will.”
Schofield added: “What, she’s going to read the kids a bedtime story?”
Willoughby said: “At some point they’re gonna go, “I’m old enough to realise that Samantha…Daddy has sex with Samantha, and Samantha’s not mummy”. Is that not a bit strange?”
His response was that the “world is changing”.
Surprisingly, Arran’s wife, who was in the studio, said she wasn’t worried by ‘Samantha.
“I’m not offended to have her around or worried she might replace me. Not at all. She’s just someone there like a family member,” she said.
“I’m not worried because I’m not replaceable. It has enhanced our relationship. We have fun with her. I am not worried about someone else for Aaron to have an affair. It’s fun to have her around.”
It didn't take long for viewers to take to Twitter and voice their opinions.
Anyone else watching #ThisMorning right now and feeling a little, erm, strange? We're a wee bit scared of Samantha - nae offence doll!— STV (@WeAreSTV) September 12, 2017
'Samantha has a family mode' sorry but Samantha the sex doll should not be meeting you children, this is getting weirder #ThisMorning— lozzz (@laurenmishner) September 12, 2017
Samantha the sex robot looks like she would rather be anywhere else in the world right now 😂😳 #thismorning— Hayley OCCleaners (@Hayleyshelp) September 12, 2017
A sex doll with a 'family mode' - I am mortified!! #ThisMorning— Caroline (@cf_johnson) September 12, 2017