The idea of having sex with a robot might seem more like something out of a science fiction film, but one in five of us are now open to the idea, according to new research.
A recent survey found 21 per cent of British people would have sex with a droid, and one in three would go on a date.
It comes as a leading expert on future technology claims human-on-robot sex will be more common than human-on-human sex by 2050.
But sex robots are becoming a trend that look set to remain on the minds of the tech industry for years to come.
Pundits are almost certain that we will be forming sexual relationships with robots in the future, and there are a number of companies that are already developing these bots for the public.
San Francisco-based RealDoll, for example, currently sells realistic sex dolls for around $5,000 (£3857) a unit.
It recently launched a project harnessing AI to create sexbots that have customisable personalities and can talk to their owners in romantic as well as entraining ways.
'The leap from human attractiveness to robot attractiveness isn't as big as you'd imagine,' said Jason Alan Snyder, chief technology officer of brand agency Momentum Worldwide.
'Just as we have chosen to automate war, so shall we automate love. As people we attach to things.
'And robots are already taking on social human-like roles. Robotics growth in complexity and capability is exponential as is their social adoption. The result? Redefining social terms for our relationship with robots.
'Moving beyond killing terrorists, driving cars and factory work to automating the care of children, the elderly and love making. Right now, there are about 50 companies that sell sex robots for men and women.
'Soon, teenagers will lose their virginity to a robot, and the need for human companionship will diminish as intelligent machines take over, while brothels and sex workers services will soon be dominated by machines.'