Launched to the public in 1980, the CB simulator capitalized on the explosive (if short-lived) popularity of citizen's band radio culture in American country music and movies [source: PC Magazine].Users could exchange real-time messages (loaded with lots of CB slang) on 40 different channels, which later evolved into the concept of rooms.Having heard so much about the potential for human interaction in this burgeoning communications medium knows as cyberspace, I decided to check it out. In my initial searches, I discovered that there was lots of sex - most of it banal reflections of barroom culture. Or, since men are so often at the helm of these games, do they merely reinscribe male domination of female sexuality in both realms - the real and the imagined?then, one night, as I scrolled through the list of rooms, among those created by individual members rather than AOL, I saw on entitled "Rape Fantasy." Couldnt be, I said to myself, but finally decided that I had to know. While participants will tell you they understand the difference between fantasy and reality, what of the lurker who never participates but avidly takes it all in?In the late '70s and early '80s, several small bulletin board communities incorporated chat and IM into their networks.
According to reliable sources, Lively players feeling amorously inclined will place a Robot Closet in a secluded chatroom, then position themselves so that the animated arms of the closet appear to thrust from one player into another.
Heres what appeared on my screen (although the names of the participants have been changed, they closely parallel the ones they used on-line); Greg0987: Hold her down, guys. But what effect does it have on us in both our real and virtual lives?
Pussyeater: Dont move or Ill cut you with this knife. Do they belong merely to the realm of fantasy role-play or do they transform the sexual psyches of the participants?
Someone who has gone through what you are now, and who knows what working at Lockheed Martin is all about.
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