And while checking your phone–or even using it to enhance your technique–in the sack is one thing, surely no one but a pervert would ever sleep with a real sexbot, right? A You Gov/Huffington Post survey of 1,000 US adults found that a whopping 9% of them admitted they would have sex with a robot if they could.

That’s almost one out of every 10 people–and those are just the ones who would admit to it.

The PC Gamer team voted on the companions, ranking them from 1-20 to create this: the truly definitive list of the best Mass Effect sidekicks to go space adventuring with.

Regardless, it does demonstrate a willingness among people–especially youth–to allow technology into their most intimate moments.

And it’s these people who are the reason why “smart” vibrators like the Vibease, which sets its speed according to cues from spoken erotic e-books, are finding an increasing marketplace among a population that is growing ever more comfortable–even intimate–with technology.

North Koreans are drafted at the age of 17, though those bright enough to go to university join later and have to undergo six months in a military training camp, since they are more likely to be officer material.

Some facts of life in North Korea cannot be hidden from view, which is why recently the country had to reduce its military minimum height requirement from 4ft 9in (145cm) to 4ft 8in (142cm), to include shorter women unfortunate enough to have been born painfully undernourished during the terrible famines.

Bioware built on the template it established with Knights of the Old Republic throughout the Mass Effect series.

First they're fun diversions, filling out the world with lore.

These devices will understand and measure your arousal levels, body fluids, your breathing patterns, your body movements.

They will also learn and adapt and react to your feedback.

And there’s good news out there for the 9% who would like to: It will happen.