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'Net sex' allows women to 'take the lead': study

TT/The Local/rm · 9 Dec 2011, 16:11

Published: 09 Dec 2011 16:11 GMT+01:00

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”We been looking at how the phenomenon has changed,” said Kristian Daneback, a researcher at the University of Gothenburg.

In the study, Danemark and his American colleague focus on the internet sex culture and reveal that the internet makes it easier for gay men to hook up, for women to be more hands-on in initiating sexual liaisons, and for youngsters to get answers to their queries on sex and relationships.

Anything that is in any way connected to sex can be found on the internet today.

Shy customers, too nervous to visit a sex shop, can purchase sex toys online.

On addition, those that don't like the social scene can meet a partner via an internet dating service.

According to Daneback, the internet today contains more images and more possibilities for interaction. And as a result of this development, the group making use of these pages has become more complex.

”The image that people had of this group was initially very negative. It was believed that only very special people used the internet for sexual purposes,” Danemark said to TT.

Despite the fact that many Swedes today have visited a sex page at one time or another, many of them together with a partner, the negative image of internet porn surfers remains.

The users are often regarded as passive victims.

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”But what we have been able to see is that people make an active choice as to what they want to make use of. They make competent choices,” Danemark said.

However, according to Danemark, there is still too little knowledge on how or if sex surfing on the internet has changed the way people have sex in real life.

TT/The Local/rm (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:11 December 9, 2011 by mehor
I realise that Sweden is (unfortunately) the feminism capital of the world but what has the title of this got to do with anything in this article? There's absolutely no mention of it.
17:58 December 9, 2011 by grr
Perhaps the title means that women now have a somewhat private opportunity to say and do something which, in the past, they were fearful of doing in a public venue?
19:26 December 9, 2011 by Svensksmith
Hey baby, wanna interface?
22:18 December 9, 2011 by shozea
Is this site a language learning website or a news website? Most news website should use simple English word to clarify the even foe all readers.
09:22 December 10, 2011 by Lavaux
Does anyone know a Swedish woman who enjoys sex for its own sake? I don't. Maybe they're all online ...
11:48 December 10, 2011 by rfmann
Daneback? Danemark? Long night at the office trying to translate some hokey Swedish news article into what is clearly your second language after a few too many glögg?
05:44 December 11, 2011 by MIKE SMITH
i want to live in a society where woman rule. men would be stay at home raising the family for the breadwinner in the family; the strong swedish female.

a confortable safe community to live and raise a family.

black hair swm italian living for a beautiful tall blond swedish wife.
22:34 December 12, 2011 by salalah
The writer got lost on slutcontact.se and got bombarded with invitations from fat dark-haired women who were desperate for anything with two legs or even an elk.

This is why Daneback become Danemark..
14:03 December 13, 2011 by spongepaddy
This would be news, if the year were 1998.

"On addition, those that don't like the social scene can meet a partner via an internet dating service."

Really? REALLY? Soon you'll be telling us about sites where you can look things up. For FREE.
05:45 December 16, 2011 by Da Goat
I only ever get the spam !
13:36 December 18, 2011 by Frobobbles
The women on the picture are looking at my package.
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