How many people have shown themselves naked on the net?

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How many people have ever shown themselves naked on the net

  1. 1 million

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  2. Between 1 and 5 million

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    16.7%
  3. Between 5 and 50 million

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    33.3%
  4. Between 50 and 100 million

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  5. Between 100 and 150 million (that is around 10% of all people with internet access)

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  6. More than 150 million

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  1. B_johnschlong

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    I've always been fascinated by the phenomenon of people showing themselves naked on the net. Ordinary people showing their bodies and genitals to total strangers.

    Why are they doing this? What do they want or get out of it? Are they exhibitionists? Not really. Is it all just for fun? Is porn simply becoming a lifestyle? Or is there more to it?

    (For those who know Michel Foucault's work: would this urge of people to show themselves naked to total strangers, have something to do with the "desire to confess" that is still at work in our modern societies? Would the "will to confess" have transformed itself and located "truth" in the naked body instead of in the soul, as was the case in the ancient logic of confession? How does showing onesself naked play into one's identity-formation?)


    In any case, let's stick to more quantitative talk for the time being, and let's look at the phenomenon by the numbers.

    How many people do you think have ever put a picture of themselves naked on the internet? (That is, all images showing genitals, body parts or full bodies, in copulation or not - and in pictures or video).

    A pointer: there are now approximately 1.4 billion people with internet access. The net began to penetrate households in a big way from the early 1990s onwards. So we have had roughly 20 years of time building the web.
     
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    Easily more than 150 million. If there are 1.4 billion people with internet access I would say at least 3/4 or more have got naked on the internet...
     
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    how are we suppose to know this, is this suppose to be a guess for us. A more appropriate thread would be how many of us members have shown ourselves naked on the net. I have not. Not even my picture.

    3/4 I don't think its that high maybe 1/4, I say the 100 to 150 million which seems like alot of pervs to me.
     
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    One....:biggrin1:
     
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    No, let's just have a guess first. I want to look at the phenomenon in its globality. There are no data on this. So we'll take the average number pointed out by members of this forum. This is a starting point - not a representative or objective one, but at starting point nonetheless.

    Asking how many people on LPSG have nude pics of themselves on the web would be highly unrepresentative, because LPSG is known as a forum for sex-obsessed exhibitionists. :biggrin1:
     
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    that or people looking to see sex obsessed exhibitionists.
     
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    And how many of those naked people have you looked at? :wink:
     
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    Wow dude, in my small circle of family and friends, nobody has shown themselves naked on the web, including me.

    3/4th of all people with net access is just way too much! These 1.4 billion people include old men, CEOs, Africans in the bush and Chinese communist party chiefs... Nobody wants to see them naked, and they don't show, I think (and hope). :biggrin1:
     
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    That will indeed be the next question. How many pics of naked people have you looed at on the net? I did this poll somewhere else, and the numbers are quite staggering.
     
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    If people stop looking at naked pix, then people will stop posting them :biggrin1:

    and well I've, I've just NEVER looked at any naked people on the net :tongue::redface:
     
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    Did you know that even bonobos will *pay* to look at porn pics? That is, human pics... They've done experiments on this: our monkey friends will actually give away their most favored snacks in exchange for a chance to look at porn.

    Sex-addiction is also easily installed in our ape relatives.

    This means that looking at sex pics is both very natural, but also very dangerous. You can get obsessed with it and lose your most basic social functions.
     
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    What kind of poll is that?

    If you ask members here if they have been naked on the net that would be a better poll.
     
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    No, it would not be a better poll. It would be another poll.
     
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    I want to know who financed this bit of experimentation.
     
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    Lol, the American tax payer did.

    I think it's money well spent. :biggrin1:
     
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