ASFR: Full Function, Anatomically Correct

Saturday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Topic area: Fetish Affinities / Fantasy Fulfillment

A panel discussion of the history and diverse expressions of ASFR (i.e., object and robot fetishism) in a gay male context, from the early internet into the present day. Panelists will discuss early formative experiences, media entreats into robot perversions, and the recent developments like the popularity of Westworld as well as the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on queer ASFR communities online. In the second half, we will demonstrate more explicit attempts to realize ASFR fantasies. We also explore and brainstorm ways to construct scenes of the body as a design object using familiar tools and tropes in mass media and leather/BDSM protocol. Discussions are moderated; audience participation is always encouraged, never required.