Hard to measure, the Internet has had a profound impact on the world. It not only ignited a revolution in information, but it also made it possible for individuals, groups, and governments to communicate with hundreds of millions of people. In the early days of the Internet, however, a few predicted that it would become the largest masturbation machine ever built by man.
People search the Internet for sexual content, and in the dead of night, anonymously search for things related to forbidden love, people so hidden that their online addresses are hard to find. Others will reinvent themselves and build another identity.
J. c. Herz is a writer in the field of science and technology, she published in 1995, Surging on the Internet, points out, the vast expanse of the Internet provides people with the reality does not exist gender options, for example, a virtual world LambdaMOO provides users with six different sex selection, respectively is: men, women, neutral, no sex, royal the king or queen and natty bought, the splat doesn’t matter.
There, women and men swap identities and engage in virtual sex with online partners of different genders. This elastic rule gives people the freedom to fantasize and role-play. With the explosion of the digital age, diverse sex is all the rage.
In the late ’80s and early’ 90s, cybersex had an implicit meaning: the link between the virtual and the real. In theory, virtual reality (VR) sex is when people wear special clothing/virtual gloves/headgear, remotely entice their sexual partners, engage in simulated sex, sometimes with audiovisual effects.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) was a huge breakthrough in filmmaking in 1990, and cybersex was a parody of stim. There was a time when it had an awkward name teledildonics. Back then, Cybersex was nothing more than a gimmick.
In 1997, Mike Myers made a film similar to Barbarell, Putney Swope, Sleeper, and Liquid Sky, exploring the theory of robot sex and spoofing Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery in his chrome. But now that we can all produce babies through tubes, why not have the geeks bring back his furniture from the centaur?
Since then, teledildonics has been called cybersex, mostly from Usenet and newsgroups. In a fantasy BBS called MUDS, which is sometimes called TinySex, Sherry Turkle’s “Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet”, published in 1995, describes the early days of “computer-based communication for the purpose of sex”.
With the rise of compact discs and DVDs (interactive floppy disks can be divided into disk-driven or console controlled types), users can give short answers and choose different options or endings in a sex game. There are also BBS for users to upload sex stories (and other stories can be added), and many of the stories are serialized, which has attracted a large number of readers.
There are also emerging websites that steal printed pornography and upload it as their own. There are virtual strip sites at 11:00; Other web models pop out of box-size holes and respond to keyboard commands such as “what about taking those fishnet socks off?” Feedback on this instruction. The Internet is catering to all forms of sexual activity.
According to Forbes, by the end of the 1990s, there were half a million sex sites available, with an average of 100 new sites appearing every week, earning handsomely from ads, products, and links to other, more viral sites. By 2000, the porn industry could earn $2 billion a year in Internet commerce alone.
These sites offer virtual porn services. Most of them are autocatalytic. This solo Internet sex, most people are ambiguous about it, thinking it has less emotional entanglements and rarely causes trouble. Why put obstacles in the way of other people’s needs when one can satisfy oneself so effectively?
For many Internet users, this artificial product can indeed be a substitute for reality: online sex is a form of self-release without any connection. But Internet sex isn’t all that. For millions of others, the original cybersex brought them real weddings, bringing them closer.
Two strangers interacting with each other, simulated as partners by typing on a keyboard, can experience real-time interaction on a brand new platform. Internet sex promotes self-worth. It offers diversity to couples who are limited by theory.
Its virtual character makes online cheating more acceptable to one’s real-life partner or conscience. The anonymity that comes with it is more exciting and easier to get away with. And for many users, the security of anonymity trumps the real experience, as communication via electronic communication is not possible.
The first scary stories about Internet sex took place in The WELL community. Susie Bright, the leader of the west coast sexual rights liberation movement, left her post as editor of On Our Backs in the early 1990s. She got online for The first time because she had listened to The WELL on a computer bulletin board and people in The community took part in The “why I like Susie Bright” discussion on The Internet.
Through a series of interviews and emails, The WELL is like a shiny new toy that appeals to every media person, including Bright. In this community, there is a private discussion group that only women can join”There are a lot of women on The WELL, which is an amazing number for an Internet group.
“That’s one of the reasons The WELL is so cool,” says Bright, “but I’ve never been part of such a group, and computers are considered a male field.” This private women’s discussion group — we love to talk about gossip and our private lives, things we absolutely don’t want to be known in public.”
“That sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it?” She laughs. “The woman told me a story about how she met this wonderful man on The WELL. But at the end of the story, as you might imagine, the man shows his fangs and he’s a liar. He seemed so sincere and interested in her, saying things like, ‘we’re going on a date,’ and then he had some emergencies where she had to send some money.
This is where everything turns. But back then, she loved him, reveling in their rosy visions: they would have phone sex; They can also do a lot of things online. So when he started asking her for money, she didn’t even realize it was coming.” Bright recalled what happened in the community.
Bright remembers another good participant interjected.” The woman cut me off and said, I had the same thing going on with me, I didn’t tell anyone, it was so embarrassing and hard to say, I felt like a fool. So this is what’s going to happen to us, we all belong to people who are too smart, women who are computer geniuses. How can this happen to us?”
They confirmed with each other. It was the same man. When they posted The man’s name to The WELL’s larger community, Bright recalled, “it got people excited. They exposed him. This man did the same thing to a lot of other young women, and it was horrible.” “I just sat in front of my keyboard and broke my coffee. I only had sex with this guy in New York a few weeks ago,” Bright recalled her reaction.
In reality. I was so embarrassed, unlike the others, that I didn’t give him the money. I had sex with him. I’m not that crazy about him. I was on a fiction tour. Close to him. Yes, he was an avid fan, and he told me how much he wanted to meet me and would do anything for me when he learned I was coming to New York. And I said, “ok, let’s meet.” He’s in New Jersey. There are so many women behind this man who are crazy about him. As far as I know, he’s the first cyber bastard I’ve ever met.
The Internet has a negative side, and naturally, it has a positive side. My friend Stephen Mayes, a respected graphics editor, is adamant that the Internet has had a huge positive impact on many gay men’s sex lives and their partners.”I’ve never been able to strike up a conversation with a man in a bar, and it’s hard for me, “said Mayes, who was drunk in a basement bar in Manhattan’s east village. The Internet has allowed me to rediscover myself. There used to be a bunch of fascist totalitarian guys in those gay bars: they were all muscled and shouldered.I’m not a muscle man.
So at the bar, I was always afraid, very afraid of being rejected. With the advent of the Internet, I fell deeply into that world. I believe that someone will accept me. The Internet unleashed all my fears. It gives me the freedom to go out and talk to men, something I’ve never experienced before.
It may be argued that the digital age has much to do with the stereotypical sexual aesthetics of gay men.”The gay world seems to be a perfect fit for this idea of sharing,” he insists.”It’s an open world, like the Internet. It has its advantages: open relationships, Shared partners and so on. In the past, we always had to interact surreptitiously underground, but once we got out of society, we had our own freedom.” In many ways, the early digital realm had its own characteristics: privacy, a particular member society.
At the same time, Mayes recalls, the digital photography revolution that unfolded in the 1990s was undoubtedly good news for some who were obsessed with visual information. These people indulge in the pleasure of exchanging private photographs and watching intimate family sex.
A decade ago, he says, many gay men were attracted to Polaroids (which can be produced without having to process them) and worried that bringing them to a corner grocery store or a photo studio where they had to wait an hour to film would cause them trouble.”It’s a social stigma, and more importantly, the legal issues that arise from bringing the film to the development site,” Mayes said. Before 2000, sodomy was illegal in many places, such as Texas. So the digital cameras freed people.”
These digital photos of privacy can be easily traded electronically. In the early days of the Internet, Mayes cautioned, “digital images are very personal, and you hold them, put them on your personal computer, and share them with other people.No such technology! That all changed in the late ‘90s.If you want to, you can put a piece of paper online to attract a partner, which you also think is private. You need to register your name in the background. In fact, you’re greeting someone just like you. But there’s a misconception that you’re giving information to a very private club.
In fact, anyone can sign up, and besides, you can download photos and all of a sudden your own photos will go viral. That’s what these sites do for us, gay and straight or whatever, and we never thought that our personal photos would be on public display and could get out of control at any time.
Online dating sites
For daters, the Internet is like a virtual singles bar. So many people find their partners on the online dating sites. The algorithm was designed to distinguish and rank potential partners according to their success rate and relationship longevity, using a vast database of attributes that included members’ preferences. Individual users will be put on a list with their potential dates, and when the time comes, they may become a couple.
Of course, matchmaking services have been around for decades. But the Internet has made such artificially induced interactions more respectable. Gradually, the new model starts to get better and better. In the digital age, single people, no matter their age, begin to accept online dating sites. People’s recognition of online dating gradually increases, and their safety and efficiency are recognized. In fact, algorithms and filtering processes give it authority.(at the time, columnist Michael Wolff described online dating as a new and unusual way of courting couples: “a perfect, decent, unremarkable thing.”) by comparison, single places, bars are stupid.
Dating sites are on the rise. This phenomenon, which emerged in the 1990s, revolutionized the way city dwellers now bond and settle down, with New Yorker Nick Paumgarten reporting that paid dating sites make more than $1 billion a year and have become the third most common form of dating.
As dating companies have grown, these online dating sites have been transformed into broader places to connect. These are the social networks of startups that are more influential culturally than dating sites. Not only does social media help to identify an individual’s personality and sexual expressiveness (shaping a person’s reputation and online attitudes in the real world in the eyes of potential suitors, friends, strangers, and even possible bosses), it also has long-term implications for social interaction, free speech, and political change.
Services like TheGlobe.com and SixDegrees.com (before Friendster, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Facebook) are hubs where users gather and exchange information about their interests, hobbies, or backgrounds.
Of course, sex has always been central to the origins of social media.”We often forget that the social network is full of rules about sex,” says Rachel Winter, a friend and camera producer. Facebook has developed a way to score women on how they look. From the network that was built for the female students to everything, including all the ups and downs. On this stage, I would say: let’s breathe a sigh of relief and ban social media for five years. We’ll all get better.”