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Study Shows Driverless Cars Will Encourage More Sex While On The Road

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Driverless cars have been one of the most exciting developments in the automobile industry as well as for anyone who enjoys having sex. Yes, you read that right. A study in the Annals of Tourism Research has surmised that with nothing else to do, and the relative privacy of a car, sex could easily become a ‘go to.’

Part of the work that the Annals of Tourism Research does is examining tourism trends and areas that could provide room for growth. They believe that driverless cars could increase opportunities for sex tourism.

Scott Cohen, deputy director of research of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, and head of this study said…

“Sex is a part of urban tourism and commercialized sex is part of that too, so it is quite likely that autonomous vehicles will lead to prostitution, whether legal or illegal, to take place in moving autonomous vehicles in the future.”

He went on…

“It is just a small leap to imagine Amsterdam’s Red Light District ‘on the move.'”

Sex was only one part of the study. They also examined what industries may be affected by the innovation. They pointed to the hotel industry and the roadside diner as exampled of businesses that may be affected by a driverless car that one can easily eat and sleep in.

People were bemused by the study.

Though some were skeptical.

We guess we’ll have to wait till autonomous vehicles become mainstream to find out!

H/T: Twitter, Washington Post, NBC News



Written by Dana Levinson

Dana Aliya Levinson is an actress, writer, and trans activist. She graduated with honors from the New School where she wrote extensively about political and ethnic identity in the middle-east. She was a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and has written about politics and trans issues for The Huffington Post, Women's Health, Nylon, and The Notice Blog.