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Talking dirty, dating dirtier

By Steve Korver Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 16:19
Talking dirty for a healthy sex life! … A ‘dating apocalypse’ is upon us! … Finally, a machine that listens! … These news flashes and more in this week’s Sex in the Press.

Talking dirty

The science of dirty talk and why it increases sexual pleasure’ is evangelical about the power of sharing such phrases as “Harder. Keep going, don’t stop” and “Yeah, you like that, baby?” with your partner.

Dirty talk pumps up our brain for sex while the rest of the body is getting pumped up for sex.

Dirty talk can help start conversations with our partners that will help us express what we really, really want in the bedroom.

Dirty talk opens us up to other sides of our personality.

Dirty talk lowers inhibitions.

Dirty talk creates intimacy.

Dirty talk is fun.

Now, do me.

Dating dirty

Tinder and the dawn of the “dating apocalypse”’ takes us for a deep and raunchy ride into the world of mobile dating.

Tinder allows its members to swipe right on pictures of people they find attractive – and thereby starting a text conversation if the other feels the same.

According to a recent study, nearly 100 million people are using Tinder and similar apps to use “their phones as a sort of all-day, every-day, handheld singles club, where they might find a sex partner as easily as they’d find a cheap flight…”

Tinder may be making traditional dating obsolete.

“People are gorging,” says one expert. “That’s why it’s not intimate. You could call it a kind of psychosexual obesity.”

“We are in uncharted territory,” says another expert who goes on to describe the two major transitions in heterosexual mating in the last four million years: “The first was around 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, in the agricultural revolution, when we became less migratory and more settled, leading to the establishment of marriage as a cultural contract. And the second major transition is with the rise of the Internet.”

Since Tinder is a “text game”, some users have learned how to be eloquent in just a few lines – punctuated with a few well-chosen emojis.

Other users just write, “Come over and sit on my face.

A sympathetic ear

“She is known as Xiaoice, and millions of young Chinese pick up their smartphones every day to exchange messages with her, drawn to her knowing sense of humour and listening skills. People often turn to her when they have a broken heart, have lost a job or have been feeling down. They often tell her, ‘I love you’,” according to ‘For sympathetic ear, more Chinese turn to smartphone program’.

Xiaoice is a chatbot developed by Microsoft and uses some of the latest artificial intelligence software. Xiaoice is able to remember details – such as a breakup – from earlier exchanges and later use this information to ask the user about how they feel.

While some experts worry about people getting so intimate with a machine, Microsoft hopes to apply the program to education, shopping and home appliances.

Xiaoice can currently only used via text messaging, but the next version will include a Siri-like talking voice.

Perhaps one day Xiaoice will even be able to talk dirty.

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