One in three men would be interested in having sex with a robot, if it was technically possible and would feel real, according to a survey conducted by YouGov in Germany.
Women were less interested in the idea, with just a fifth of women who responded to the poll saying they could imagine having sex with a robot.
The data about possible sexual relationships with robots was gathered as part of a wider survey looking at German attitudes to sex.
It found that Germans are ‘very ready’ to try new sexual experiences.
Romance between humans and robots is a subject that has been repeatedly explored in movies such as the 2014 release Ex Machina, which was written and directed by Alex Garland
Among those that responded to the poll 17 percent had used role play in a sexual scenario, 16 percent had participated in a threesome, and 6 percent had tried partner swapping.
The poll found that one in ten German men believed they were addicted to sex. Two in five said they needed to have sex at least ten times a month.
One third of those polled admitted to cheating on their partner.
Many said an expectation of monogamy was unrealistic, with 40 percent of men and 28 percent of women saying that humans are not suited to be monogamous.
The reasons for infidelity differed between the sexes, with men saying they were more likely to have an affair because they wanted a new sexual experience or they were not satisfied with the amount of sex having with their partner.
The most common reason cited by women was that they needed confirmation that other men still found them attractive.
One in three men would be interested in having sex with a robot , if it was technically possible and would feel real, according to a survey conducted by YouGov in Germany