Combined with unprecedented easy access to the unreal world of Internet porn, the result is a situation that has drastically affected gender roles for young people.
Speaking to a variety of teenaged boys and girls across the country, Nancy Jo Sales uncovers a world where boys are taught they have the right to expect everything from social submission to outright sex from their female peers. THE TINDER GUYShe wanted it to be like the scene in the Lana Del Rey video for “Blue Jeans”—“hot and slow and epic.” The scene where strangers meet and fall into an easy intimacy, making love in a pool—“and they look so hot and it’s just, like, totally epic.” A boy at her school—she didn’t want to talk about him now; he’d broken her heart; but “like, whatever.” She’d “deleted him” from her phone. There was something different about his face—it was “squishier. She was sorry she’d spent so much time getting ready for this. He wanted her to get in his car, but she knew she shouldn’t.
Every person sumbitting a video gets paid around £120, plus more money depending on how many people actually click through to view their videos.‘I don’t think any girls would do it for the cash,’ insists Kate, a 25-year-old fashion designer, who's submitted a video and had a previous bad experience with a boyfriend revealing intimate pictures of her to his friends.
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Lauren Olney, who co-created the website, explained: ‘We publish user-submitted videos - male and female - in which the contributor is having an orgasm, without any visual cues as to what's happening below the waist.
‘Me and the site’s co-creator Richard were talking about how uninspiring we found the porn out there – all those acted-out sex scenes where everything is faked.