Normally we do not react on whatever search terms are used to get on this site and we are aware of. Usually those are not that interesting, but we recently got one, we believe is worth some discussion.
Would a robot brothel be legal
Honestly, we cannot answer that question as the answer depends on one’s jurisdiction. Robot brothels would be probably illegal in jurisdiction which currently prohibit human brothels, but would probably legal in those which allow prostitution..
If the question has to be understood as should a robot brothel be legal. Then the answer will depends on one’s views of prostitution. Speaking on a very personal note, I think that prostitution is an objectionable but necessary evil. And along the lines of Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, I would argue that robot prostitution would be necessary to protect human females from rape and sexual harassment.
But if you believe that prostitution is nothing wrong to begin with, then why should robot prostitution not be legal? And if you believe that prostitution should be illegal anyway, I see no reason to make an exception for robot prostitution.