An “expert” talking about “cybersex”

Q: Have you ever done first-hand research into cybersex—as in, have you ever had cybersex yourself or observed anyone having it?

A: I’ve done surveys and talked to patients. It’s not like I’m just doing this because I’ve heard someone say whatever. As to whether I’ve gone online myself, I haven’t, specifically because these days even if you don’t go online you are totally deluged with email. For example, if somehow you get on this or that person’s list and then they sell the list to everybody else. Every day I probably get thirty emails about “enlarge your penis.” So even without getting on any porn websites, I know what they’re like. All you have to do is just go once on a porn site and immediately your address gets spread out. I just really don’t need that in my life. So the answer is, no I haven’t.

That came from here.

Obviously, she has no idea what she’s talking about. Cybersex according to Wikipedia here. I just skimmed the page – didn’t actually read much. More motivation to do some research or study on the Internet and how the Internet affects our lives – in ways we don’t even realize. The only question is where to start.

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~ by ofia on March 11, 2008.

One Response to “An “expert” talking about “cybersex””

  1. An addition thing worth thinking about here: she conflates cybersex and porn, and they’re two very different things. (Hmm… since cybersex is interactive and collaborative, with the ‘net as the means of bringing the collaborators together, does that make it Web 2.0? I’ll bring that up during the next tech discussion at work.) And insisting over and over again in the article that internet communication requires no social skills… right.

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