February 03, 2004 12:27am
Dorm Porn & Crystal Meth on Web in Feb AVN
Source: AVN Magazine
by: Company Press Release
Highlights From the February AVN Online: "Dorm Porn" Growth Shows No Signs of Slowing, Crystal Methamphetamine Addicts Use Web to Troll for sex Partners and the "Blog" Phenomenon Hits "Adult" Big Time.
Dorm Porn Surges to Relive College Days
So-called "dorm porn" - a form of reality Internet programming featuring college-aged women in various stages of undress or sexual activity - remains one of the fastest growing sectors of the Internet and shows no signs of slowing down. According to AVN Online, the leading adult technology magazine, the "dorm porn" phenomenon is being fueled by anonymity, voyeurism, interactivity, a huge number of former students who want to relive their college days and because "porn and sex are staples of the college-aged person." Writing in the February AVN Online, Brandon Palmer says the continued popularity of "dorm porn" is a part of today's fascination with reality shows on television and other media. Palmer says the popularity of amateur college-related porn mixed with "our culture's unending obsession with you, and you get a potent cocktail that would have had Freud logging on to VoyeurDorm.com in a hurry-for research purposes only, of course." ("Dorm Porn OnLine" starts on page 116, AVN Online, Feb. 2004.)
Crystal Meth Addicts Turn to the Web to Find Fellow Swingers
AVN Online, the leading magazine covering the adult technology industry, says crystal methamphetamine addicts are increasingly scouring personals ads and chat rooms looking for opportunities to hook up with other drug users who like to swap sex partners. Reporter Jackie Cohen says "crystal meth and sex go hand-in-hand." She quotes an addict named Bob as saying that "while on crystal, you'll be incredibly persistent" and are willing to get turned down dozens of times before finding willing partners. "One night I drove to Bishop, Nevada from San Francisco to have a five-hour sex session with a wife while the husband tape recorded it. Then I drove back and got home just in time to go to work," Bob told AVN Online.
Reporter Cohen writes that "instant gratification is what the Web is all about. But now it has reached its most extreme form in the counterculture that has developed around crystal methamphetamine users, who gravitate toward personals and chat rooms." One risk, she says, is exposure to HIV and Aids. A site called tweaker.org has been launched to preach moderation. ("High Speed Dating" starts on page 126 of AVN Online, Feb. 2004.)
Daze Reader Blog Chronicles the Industry Like a "Drudge Report for Sex"
The "blog" phenomenon already popular as an Internet resource for political, media and specialized business information is also becoming a major source of news and gossip for the adult entertainment world. Leading the pack of hundreds of "Web log" sites, according to leading adult technology magazine AVN Online, is "Daze Reader (DazeReader.com), "much like a Drudge Report for sex."
Writer Tripp Daniels reports in the February issue of AVN Online that DazeReader.com "Is an extensive habitat of links" containing "informative, opinionated and often explicit discussions about sex (also culture, technology, art, politics, gossip, ideas, drugs and rock & roll)." Evan Daze, who launched the blog after earning a Ph.D. In Film Studies, created the site because, he says, "I really liked being self-employed, I liked working on the Internet, (and) my technical and design skills were limited." He says traffic on the site has more than tripled in the past year, to about 7,000 visits a day. ("Bloggin' at the Daze Reader" starts on page 76 of AVN Online, Feb. 2004.)
AVN is the leading independent authority in adult entertainment, covering the industry 'in Print, in Person and Online.' the group includes the monthly magazines AVN and AVN Online, the leading adult industry trade shows Adult Entertainment Expo and Internext, the consumer show Erotica LA, and online content through the AVN.com news and information portal, along with cutting edge industry e-newsletters. AVN also hosts the annual AVN Awards ceremony every January in Las Vegas. For more information visit AVN.com. Or write PR@AVN.com. The company is based in Chatsworth, California.
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