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Adult Friend Finder is the worlds largest online swingers / dating / cybersex site on the Internet (owned by Penthouse). The site is consistently ranked between the 40th and 60th most visited website on the internet, with over 20 million members. (At any given time there are around 100,000 members online, and around 4,000 at their chat rooms.) A quick calculation shows that approximately 5% of the population in most U.S. states has a profile on Adult Friend Finder.
Adult Friend Finder allows adults to meet friends and / or sex partners, and while free to join, members must purchase a higher membership level in order to contact others (though paid members can contact free members). The website offers services that allow users to post personals, send anonymous email, chat or use a webcam with other members (e.g. for cybersex), and contribute to an online magazine or blog. These are included in a paid membership, the highest level (Gold) costing approximately $12 per month when paid a year in advance.
In addition to the usual dating service offerings, Adult Friend Finder allows members to broadcast their webcam publicly to any other member who wishes to watch. At any time approximately 1000 to 1500 members are broadcasting their live webcams, and other members can open a viewer to watch and optionally page the broadcasting member in an attempt to initiate a chat session.
Originally started as FriendFinder.com, a more traditional online dating site, Adult Friend Finder was spun off when members began uploading more risque photos than were appropriate. Since then, FriendFinder has spun off several other communities revolving around ethnicities, cultures, social and age and fetishes.
(See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_FriendFinder for more details.)
The FriendFinder Network is the leading global online relationship network,
allowing over 20 million registered members to confidentially and anonymously
meet people with similar interests and mindsets in a safe, exciting environment.
Founded in 1996 and privately owned, the FriendFinder Network operates with
a staff of more than 200 from its corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
(AFF Corporate Site, http://friendfinderinc.com)
Adult Friend Finder Site Slogan:
" The world's largest sex and swingers personals community"
Adult Friend Finder Costs:
Standard membership is free. As a Standard member, you can chat, send instant messages, and browse through the worldwide database of profiles. Premium memberships offer far more privileges and cost as little as 25 cents (or less!) per day.
You can do searches by:
* Your situation: man, woman, couple, two men, two women, group
* What you are seeking, man, woman, couple, two men, two women, group
* What you are looking for: sex, group sex, discreet relationship, online chat, fetishes
1. Do not include any personal information in your profile, e.g. your home address, workplace address, email address or telephone number.
2. Take your time getting to know someone online before revealing any personal information about yourself and before arranging to meet him or her. Take advantage of anonymous messaging facilities.
3. Don't lie in your profile or fake your photograph. Remember, honesty really is the best policy so if you are serious about meeting someone genuine, be yourself.
4. It is a good idea to set up a free email account like Hotmail. This way you do not have use your main personal email address in the event that you no longer wish to have contact with a member.
5. Be careful if you think a member is lying to you. Beware of someone who:-
-Pressurises you to meet instantly.
-Pressurises you for your personal contact information when they won't
personal information about themselves.
-Is inconsistent with information about their age, marital status, employment etc.
-Avoids answering reasonable questions directly.
-Contradicts information shown on their profile or which they have previously told you.
6. Don't be afraid to flirt a little if that's how you feel but equally don't be too flirtatious as it could be taken the wrong way.
7. If someone is making you feel uncomfortable stop emailing him or her. Again, most reputable dating sites provide facilities for you to instantly block messages from a member who becomes a nuisance.
1. If you decide you would like to meet someone 'offline' only pass on minimal information to begin with. Start with your email address then mobile telephone number. Both of these can be changed easily if necessary.
2. If you telephone another member use the blocking feature to prevent your number appearing on Caller ID.
3. If you arrange to meet someone, always ensure it is in a public place and preferably in daylight for the first meeting. Do not arrange any initial meetings at your home and never invite them into your home until you feel ready to do so.
4. Always let someone else know who you are going to meet, where you are going and what time you should be back home.
5. Take your mobile phone with you and keep it switched on.
6. Don't drink too much and never leave your drink unattended ? keep your wits about you!
7. Take enough money for a taxi home and don't accept a lift home with your date even if you they appear to be great person.
Finally, be sensible and trust your instincts! they are usually right!
Who took the survey: 15,246 people, 25% women and 75% men, responded at
either MSNBC.com or Elle.com over a two-week period in February 2004. Average
age: women, 34; men, 38. Among the respondents, 55% are married; 92% straight;
60% college or post-grad educated. This survey should not be considered
a scientific, random representative sample.
More than 40 million Americans log onto personals sites each month in search of a serious love connection or a quick fix. But little is known about these modern mating rituals in which people are exploring every possible coupling and curiosity in the digital domain.
In February, we asked you to share your online sex and dating habits and over 15,000 of you responded. Your answers suggest that our society is in the midst of a new stage of the sexual revolution, one in which the rules of flirting, intimacy and commitment are being challenged - and women are freer to control and explore their own sexuality more than ever before.
Among survey respondents, 58% of women and 55% of men have logged onto
a personal site. Of these, roughly half of the women and 36% of men said
that personals sites have made a positive change in their social life.
The sites are also impacting their sex life - 73% of women who've gone on real dates with cybermates have slept with one or more of them.
Nearly 50% of women and 36% of men who have logged onto personals sites said their real-world social lives have been jolted by their virtual networking, with women reporting more dates and men reporting more sex.
Curiosity was the top reason given by nearly 60% of men and women for pursuing love online - and many are freely exploring suppressed desires and hidden interests. Among survey respondents, 81% of men and 53% of women are sampling some kind of sex related activity online, whether participating in adult chatrooms, posting to a sex newsgroup or interacting with someone on a live Webcam. Porn is also popular - 41% of women and 75% of men who responded have intentionally viewed or downloaded erotic films or photos.
Of the 53%t of women who have viewed online adult content, 35% say they've found "more ways to look or act sexy." At least 28% say it "pushed the boundaries of what I find erotic."
The Internet may also be helping to improve interpersonal communication - 26% of women and almost 23% of men who have viewed adult material say it helped them to feel more confident talking with their partners about what they want sexually.
Among the respondents, 17% of men and women say looking at erotic material online with their partner has a "Viagra effect," that is, it enhances sexual arousal.
But not everyone is basking in the digital afterglow - 24% of women worry that their partner's online encounter will turn into an affair. And they should be worried since 29% of guys admit they go online intending to cheat. Meanwhile, 10% of women and 19% of men say they are single or available when they aren't.
While some say the Internet has spiced up their sex lives, for others it's had a dampening effect - 17% of men who are into computer sex say they are now less aroused by real-life sex, while 21% of women whose partners use sex sites say they feel they have to do more to keep them sexually interested.
Among women, 60% whose partner uses sex sites are concerned about his online habit. And 37% of women, compared to only 13% of men, worry they may not be satisfying their partner's needs. In addition, 17% of women and 7% of men say looking at adult sites makes them feel worse about their body.
Women's fears may not be unfounded. Nearly 1 in 10 men say they are more critical of their partner's bodies after looking at online porn. Only 2% of women say they are more critical of their partner's physique.
On the other hand, 25% of women and 20% of men say online erotic imagery had a more positive than negative impact on how they felt about themselves, offering them more ideas on how to look or act sexy.
The world of Internet sex could pose a risk to relationships - 32% of women and 13% of men consider their partner's online habits to be cheating. In addition, 30% of women and 30% of men feel hurt or betrayed by their partner's online activities.
And, a word to the wise - one-quarter of divorced respondents say online porn or chat contributed to their split.
'Researchers writing in The Journal of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity report that many of the men and women who now spend dozens of hours each week seeking stimulation from their computers deny that they have a problem and refuse to seek help until their marriages, their jobs, or both, are in jeopardy.'
To those who say a behavioral compulsion is not a true addiction, Dr. Jennifer Schneider responded with a definition of addiction that would clearly apply to cyber sex abusers: ‘Loss of control, continuation of the behavior despite adverse consequences and preoccupation or obsession with obtaining the drug or pursuing the behavior.’
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