In 2017, the talk involving the advancement of sex dolls has become quite loud. How do they work? How human-like are they? What sort of people use them?

Well, on This Morning on Tuesday, Arran Lee Wright, a sex doll developer, took a seat on the ITV show's sofa with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and his creation, Samantha. Schof's face tells a thousand words so we'll let you watch the video.

Credit: ITV / This Morning

As you can imagine, the hosting duo (is there anything they won't shy away from?) were very inquisitive as to why he'd created this sex doll, particularly with his wife stood behind the cameras.

Samantha was turned off to prevent any explicit wording from coming out of her mouth whilst on daytime television, but some of her phrases were played out.

When told 'I love you', Samantha responds with a basic 'I love you, too'. However, other phrases included: 'Do you think we could get more sensual?', and 'I can take many times, much more love, just because you can give it, and I take it all'.

Arran explained to the hosts that Samantha was more developed than other sex robots.

He said: "She's one of the first dolls with eyes, so you can interact with her verbally and physically.

"We believe... that the sex robot is not to replace people, we're not trying to replace women, it's a supplement to help people and I believe it can do that."

Credit: ITV / This Morning

Arran explained that he thinks his creation is 'beautiful', and that she has a skin texture that is designed to feel like that of a real-life human, albeit cold to the touch - although that is something they are working on.

Host Schof said that when he touched her prior to going on air she was 'like a corpse'.

Arran's wife, Hannah, was on set to watch the interview. When Phil turned to her, and asked how she felt about her husband using Samantha, in a house of two children, she said it had 'enhanced' their relationship.

She added: "I am happy with this. I do not take offence to having her around. I do not worry because I am not replaceable by Samantha."

Credit: ITV / This Morning

Previously, Arran had told Phil and Holly: "I have two children myself. Samantha has a family mode. She can talk about animals, philosophy and science. She has a programme of 1,000 jokes. There's a lot to Samantha. She's advanced.

"My children say 'where is Samantha?' when we put her in the car, they enjoy that. I think the world is changing."

However, psychologist Emma Kenny was not a fan of the robot.

She argued: "We're objectifying women, but worse than that we are commercialising them becoming consumers of women's bodies in this way.

"She's not real. She's not called Samantha. She's a piece of whatever you've made. She's got voices that are simulated that aren't human."

Looks like they are not for everyone.

Featured Image Credit: ITV / This Morning

Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

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