Have you ever had a sexual fantasy about Rosie from The Jetsons? You know, that sassy robotic housekeeper with the charming New York accent? Me neither, but I’m willing to bet someone has. Last week, we reported on a survey that found one in three men would gladly have sex with a robot. This same research revealed almost 40 percent of people believe humans will not only be engaging in relations with robots but relationships in just 30 years’ time. The idea itself is both exciting and terrifying. The exciting part is evident (sex!), but judging by a survey of 500 men from live cam website Harriet Sugarcookie, there is a lot to be fearful of as well.

The most prevalent concern among men about bot sex was that the robot would be unhappy with the sex she was having. That’s right: one in four human men are legitimately fearful that robotic women would be disappointed in their lovemaking. All jokes aside, straight men have proven themselves quite lackluster in the orgasm department, so maybe these worries are more legitimate than I give them credit for.
Coming in second was a far more feasible concern. Twenty-four percent of men fear the bot could turn evil and harm him or others. In June, Facebook’s AI bots quickly developed their own discrete form of communication, which makes this worry not too far out of left field.

Some eighteen percent of guys worried about their privacy, fearing the robot could be hacked and their personal information would be leaked. Recently, We-Vibe had to settle a $4 million dollar lawsuit with customers after the company had been caught tracking the usage of their products, which, again, make this circumstance very possible. Ten percent of men feared the doll would be stolen, nine percent were perturbed about the doll’s cleanliness and three percent worried the doll would cheat on them. Cheat!

While sex robots are far too expensive for civilians to own just yet–they currently retail for around $20,0000–it’s difficult to ignore how fast technology is evolving in this space. Recently, an online series called Virtually Dating premiered on Facebook. The first episode captures two singles in the same room with VR headsets and other techy upgrades strapped to their bodies. Before meeting IRL, they’re transported to a virtual lounge via headsets. Before long, they relocate to a spaceship, then to outer space. The two get better acquainted while they build a spaceship with wands, dance on the moon and knock shit over while trying to navigate the awkward experience. You can watch the video here.

After watching the episode, you’ll see virtual dating still has a long way to go in terms of sophistication, but it’s fascinating to witness how far we’ve come. If nothing else, virtual dating will make for an exciting first date when it becomes more widely available. As for sex robots— well, let’s just squash our fears about intimate relationships with them by focusing on having sex with each other instead.