Sex and Online Fiction

« Imported Porn |Main| Internet Infidelity Leads to Divorce in Romania »

November 24, 2005

The persona and the real who?

Since the advent of the Internet, more and more people have met online. In fact, websites like LavaLife and Match.com have popped up all over the place. It's not just on dating sites though. I have noticed that on certain swingers and BDSM porn sites there are forums, not just where you can post about the content of the site, but also where you can meet others with similar sexual interests. Similarly, there are online free forums where you can meet others with similar hobbies or pursuits. The Internet has opened up a whole new sex scene, one based more on ones ability to communicate through posting and IM than on looks. After all, anyone can post a photo.

This of course brings me to the issue of what is real. You share a few pictures with people, meet in IM and have some virtual sex. But, how do you really know that the gorgeous creature writing, "my mouth slips over the head of your dick," is really as good looking as that naked picture she just sent you. In fact, how do you really know that she is a she and not some other dude? The same goes for women. It's not far-fetched to believe that there are plenty of guys wanting a hot and steamy sex romp with chicks looking for other chicks.

It's kind of mind boggling to me and it begs the question, does it matter if the babe that's blowing you is really a 5000 pound dude named Carl, or that the Adonis with the bare, tanned chest and six-pack is really a 5 foot nothing 70-year-old? I ask this because I have always assumed that online sex was just as much a role-play fantasy as imagining yourself in a porn flick, and the only difference is that you get a real person that you can interact with. In which case, I wouldn't imagine that it mattered what the person on the other end of the computer line looked like as long as the picture was hot and you got off. On the other hand, at least in porn you know exactly who your getting off with!

Posted by sloth at November 24, 2005 1:33 AM

Email

Comments

Post a comment




Remember Me?