Have you ever seen a piece of technology that makes you wonder why it exists? If not, brace yourself because this one’s a doozy. Say hello to the automatic sperm extractor:
As the Daily Mail explains, the new device – which can be adjusted to the desired height, speed, frequency, amplitude and temperature – is being used in Chinese hospitals to… well… automatically extract sperm:
The director of the urology department at Zhengzhou Central Hospital said the machine was being used by infertility patients who are finding it difficult to retrieve sperm the old fashioned way. A website which is selling the machine for $2,800 promoting it stating ‘it can give patients very comfortable feeling.’
Vice Magazine, as is its wont, puts things a little more plainly in dubbing the device a 21st-century glory hole. Writer Kara Crabb wonders why China, of all places, even needs sperm donors.
To me, it’s just another piece of the sex robot puzzle. We’ve already got robotic lips, penises, vaginas and even butts. Can’t somebody just put them all together into a cost-effective package and give us our Cylon sex vixens already?
(Thanks to Michaela Pontellini for the tip.)