Further down the line, McMullen plans to bring Harmony to VR as well, creating a complete ecosystem for virtual love. To the touch, she is slightly sticky, colder than a real human; her flesh feels, at the same time, more dense and more pliable than our own. Follow Sex and technology have always gone hand in hand , from the Eighties boom in home video cameras driven by people's desire to make their own intimate movies as much as to record footage of their beach holiday to crowdfunded gadgets such as Lovely , the "smart wearable sex toy for couples". He says the obvious stuff -- touch sensors, heating, self-lubrication, vibration -- will be easy enough to implement in the near future, but the head was the most practical and challenging starting point. You decide how to pleasure yourself, which means you have the option to go big — like, really really big — if you so choose. Still, Roxxxy wasn't the one to bring sex robots to the masses. Here's the device in the hands of a real human for scale. McMullen has been perfecting the RealDoll for nearly 20 years and his inventions have appeared in countless movies, TV shows and documentaries. The minute facial expressions that McMullen's team has so painstakingly perfected betray his intentions. But Harmony isn't human. In the video above, produced by the New York Times , McMullen, best known for producing the RealDoll , a poseable, silicone, moderately life-like sex doll, says, "I don't know why, but I was always driven to sculpt females. If this were a real human, I wouldn't think twice. History is rife with men determined to bring artificial women into the real world. Share Save During my four-hour visit to the birthplace of the RealDoll, the frighteningly life-like full-body sex toy, I've seen mounds of silicone vaginas, sheets of detached nipples, headless women hanging from meat hooks, a 2-foot penis and skulls with removable faces that attach like refrigerator magnets. When you start working your way down from the head, you're treading into some very expensive territory. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of self-love. But hey, we're not here to judge.