Facebook can do a lot of things, but can it also fix your sex life?
That’s the goal of Lovely Bot, new Facebook chatbot that engages you in a kind of sex therapy session. It’s the first of its kind, and it comes from the makers of Lovely, which is basically a FitBit for your dick.
In their continuing quest to improve your bedroom performance, they’ve partnered with sexologist Dr. Agate Loewe to create an experience based on an IRL sex therapy session. It’s a service that’s meant to open the lines of communication for couples who are struggling.
Basically once you start a message via Lovely’s Facebook page, the bot will ask you a few questions to determine if you’re satisfied in your relationship. If there’s room for improvement, it tries to offer suggestions about things you might try.
Sure, pouring out your most intimate concerns to a Facebook bot may sound a little silly, but as Lovely CEO Jakub Konik explains, “If something is not quite right in bed, looking for a solution is not easy. Couples may find it hard to clearly communicate their sexual needs to each other, making it difficult to fulfill them.”
It’s true that many people don’t ever reach out for advice or don’t have local resources for IRL therapy. So the anonymity and easy access provided by the bot could be key for drawing people in who wouldn’t seek help otherwise.
So far users have found the bot helpful, but obviously it has some limits — it’s not ever going to be able to provide the kind of sensitive, personalized guidance that an actual human therapist can. But while it’s not certainly not a cure all or appropriate for every situation, it could be a good entry point for couples who are looking to improve their satisfaction.
At the moment, it’s still learning how to best respond to different situations, but they have big plans going forward. It’ll eventually be embedded directly in the Lovely app, so that couples who use the device can take their efforts at self-improvement one step further. It will also offer the option of connecting couples with real sexologist if their issue requires deeper analysis.
For now, though, sit back on the Facebook couch and tell the robot all about your problems.
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