Source with picsThe creator of an artificial intelligence sex doll claims having regular orgasms with his creation has spiced up his marriage.
Dr Sergi Santos is one of the developers behind the hyper-real sex robot dubbed 'Samantha'.
The android has the ability to create emotional closeness and progress through different modes from romantic to family to sexy.
Santos shares his Barcelona home with wife Maritsa Kissamitaki and a family of silicone sex dolls with wigs and artificial brains.
But the 39-year-old says having regular sex with his cyborgs is not detrimental to his marriage - in fact, he claims, it has "improved" their relationship.
Santos told the Daily Star : "I’m really having sex with [my wife] now. I’m not rushing anymore and I don’t last five minutes.
"I enjoy sex with my wife a lot more because I don’t have to rush."
The 'Samantha' sex robot was presented on camera in Barcelona in March, and is said to respond to being touched in different areas of her body.
Santos founded Synthea Amatus in 2015 and aims to start selling his sex robots in coming weeks, starting from about $2,000 each.
He explained her functions, saying she was designed to be interactive.
"Basically, she likes to be touched," he said.
"She has different modes of interaction: she has romantic, she has family and she has sexy modes.
"You can touch in the hips, in the arms... she likes to be kissed.
"She also responds to the G spot and the breasts.
"She can also respond to the hands. The hands are romantic.
"The spots she feels sexy are the mouth and the G spot."
He said she interacted in a progressive from romantic right through to sexual.
"The final objective of the sexual mode is to get her to get orgasm," he said.
One viewer of the demonstration video pondered: "I wonder what the family mode is for.
"lol. Like does she sit at the kiddy table or the grown up table?"
But Santos, who aims to develop male robots as well, said sex robots had the potential to benefit society - from helping closeted lesbian, gay and bisexual people, to preventing sexually transmitted diseases, and progressing AI technology.
"Technology is always like that: people are against it, people are for it. But eventually, if you develop technology in the right way, you'll always have many benefits for people," he said.