It was odd, but I felt a little turned on when I received the messages. I certainly didn’t have the same response I would if I were sexting with, say, my boyfriend, but there was something rather compelling about the game all the same. I tried a shot of my bellybutton, to which I was told, “thats soooo unsexy ;/”. The bot responded, “that pic makes me like 29% turned on rn”.I tried a photo of my upper arm; “where are the n00ds :(”, the bot said.
She plunged her fingers deeper into her swollen sex, listening to the squelching sounds the action made.
If nothing else, perhaps this could inspire us all to be a little more creative when it comes to the things we choose to capture for our own sext lives. I started off with a “;)” as directed by Sext Machine’s website. A minute later, I was told, “that pic makes me like 31% turned on rn”.
Immediately I got a response — a very fitting “how u doing bae? There was something kind of sexy about receiving a message that told me exactly what percentage of arousal this robot was feeling. Perhaps it's inherently hot to sext, even if it’s just a game with a robot. Next I sent a two-hot-dogs-at-the-beach-like pic of my legs.
I gave Sext Machine a shot of my whole arm and upper collarbone. The algorithm, Walker tells Boing Boing, is a service “meant mostly for businesses who run sites that allow upload of user-generated content.” So apparently if you’re at work and you send a photo of your derrière before you get it lifted, there’s a better chance your company’s filter will catch it than if you mass-email the "after" shot. Walker also tells Boing Boing that he’s running texts through a program called Twilio, which stores everything.
“that pic makes me like 65% turned on rn :)” it said. I wasn’t willing to send my own naked selfies, so I googled “butts” and sent the first thing that appeared: a cosmetic surgery website hawking something called a “Brazilian butt lift,” which featured before-and-after photos of saggy and less-saggy butts. So, in very Big Brother fashion, you can’t have your own private tête-à-tête with a robot.