European Federation of SexologyMay, 2004, Brighton.
Monica Whitty - cyber infidelity - check 2003 paper in CyberPsych and Behav
Kitzinger and Powell (1995) story completion method Representations of internet infidelity Gender differences - Taylor (1986) men judge husbands affair as more justiable - Sheppared nelson, andreoli-Mathie (1995) men rate infidelity as more acceptable - Women more unset by emotional - Sex intercourse main act to case jealousy
Content analysis on hypothetical situation
Is it betrayal? - 51% betrayal as unfairful - 84% act of betayal
reasons for why scenario not infidelity - just friends - just flirtatious and fun - it’s a computer - don’t know person will never meet - no physical sex - person cheating with is of same sex
why wrong? - emotional infidelity o “it Is cheating” - sexual infidelity o - secrets - cant have relationship wit more than one person o “not prepared to ‘share’ him with someone else”
impact on relationships: - aggrieved feelings - break-up - loss of trust - revenge stories - betrayer feels hurt/depressed/upset/anger - less time together - shock - sexuality inadequate - self-esteem
Griffiths and Young – online addiction
Conclusions - limited to a hypothetical sitn - cyber-affairs potential serious impat on relationship - equal important given to emotional and sexual infidelity
Rules of acceptability in relation to online acts not clear defined. We know more clearly about this offline.
Louise Madden www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/ICT Locating t social in lang of computer mediated sexuality: case of sexualised spamming in realtime chat.
All messages are initial messages,
ME: what kind of utopia?
Brief history of technosex - erotic imagery from China - 1734: mechanical vibrator - 1880: romantic novel - 1900: electrical vibrator for self tratement - Rachel Maines: the Technology of Orgasm - Devel of orgasm influ emancipation project
Vulcanisation of rubber – originally for industry, now a fetish - unforeseen conseqs of technology - covered in their technology of choice - gas mask
new sexual expt with new digital technologies - minority report: Pleasure emporium - PVC Trinity – in matrix o Whole of matrix is about fetishism (wanting to be in computer, computer in you)
Electro Stimulation - electro sex pack
ET-312B – 100% Digital ecstasy - programmes that can let you – Phaser – connect body to musical track that will let you decide when to have the orgasm - technological determ or mediation?
Online we become subject and object of desire
www.fuckingmachines.com - website for technology
mechanical metaphor (Brooke 1991)
technologies are mechanical ext of penis or clitoris
Master R’s Willing ‘victim’ – one of her subjects, (amazing fetishes, also loves artwork, critcket, etc) - ‘intel inside’ - possibly find him online - cost and battery life main hurdles to this being possible - Master R’s postmodern harem - Adult digiplay - Postmodern masturbation - www.televibe.com o can plug into - do not have to be a bodiless entity in cyberspace.