Sex With Your Mobile Phone

from the seems-a-bit-personal,-doesn't-it? dept

We were just discussing the many reasons why mobile porn might not really catch on (the main one being that TV and internet porn caught on because they let otherwise embarrassed people enjoy the porn in the privacy of their own homes, while mobile takes it out into the world, where it may be less appealing -- not to even mention the tiny screen). However, with a counter point come the folks at Google. With Google making a big push to move into the mobile space, the company has been looking into what people are searching for on their mobile phones. Turns out, indeed, it's all about sex. Mobile phone searchers are much more likely to be hunting down porn than desktop surfers. In fact, 20% of all mobile search queries are for adult content vs. 8.5% on the desktop (which, by the way, inadvertently lets slip the percentage of porn searches on Google that Larry Page tried not to reveal to Time Magazine just recently). The Googlers' explanation for this: "people regard their phones as intensely personal devices," which, frankly, seems like a little more than we want to know. Perhaps we really have misjudged the libidinous nature of those on the go -- or perhaps there's some odd correlation between early adopters and porn on the go. Oddly, though, PDA users are a bit more chaste -- with only 5% searching for adult content. I guess people view their PDAs "just as friends," rather than with the intimacy of a mobile phone.


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    Commander Koen, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 3:19am

    @work

    It's quite simple, if you use google on your desktop at work you obviously don't search for porn.

    Your boss doesn't have acces to what you're doing on your mobile phone. So if you want to look at porn at work, you go to the toilet where you can look in private.

    This also explains why people don't use there pda for porn. They leave ther pda on their desks when they go to the toilet, but take their phones with them.

     

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      MyspaceKiddie, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 3:37am

      Re: @work

      Wanking at Work... Nice... =]

       

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        Matt Sherwood, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 3:47am

        Re: @work

        hi myspacekiddie...well, right before that big mmeting with the Senior VP of Marketing, you do, after all, want to feel relaxed. matt

        ps..i would be VERY interested in an age/sex/income demographic breakdown of this 20%..

         

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          anonymous, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 4:21am

          Re: @work

          I agree, more statistical data be advantageous in order to pinpoint other causes of this large percentage. Rather than just using "people at work" as a clean cut answer.

           

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      Wolfger, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 6:30am

      Re: @work

      Commander Keen: Bingo! Although I have to say, I never leave my PDA when I go to the men's room. I'd like to know which desks the people who do sit at... ;-)

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 6:53am

      No Subject Given

      I take my pda into the bathroom to play solitaire while I'm ... "thinking".

       

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      ed, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 11:17am

      Re: @work

      There's nothing wrong with taking a laptop to the toilet with you...

       

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      w.y., Feb 24th, 2006 @ 10:38am

      Re: @work

      An interesting analysis!:-P

       

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      A technology journalist, Feb 25th, 2006 @ 11:51pm

      It's all about practicality

      First of all, I own all three devices (PC, PDA, mobile), and keep porn in all of them... and I'm female. :P

      Comparing all three, I surf porn most on PC, but it becomes a lesser % if compared to mobile phone surfing.
      Eg.
      Surf porn 1 hour out of 10 hours of PC surfing.
      Surf porn 45 mins out of 1 hour mobile surfing.

      Which one has higher % then? Obviously mobile. But that doesn't mean people surf less on PC.

      They got it all wrong from their assumptions. It's not about mobile phones being more public or private. It's about practicality.

      Seriously, if you were to surf on your mobile, the small screen makes it more effective for entertainment than work. If you want to do work-type surfing, you do it on your PC or PDA where it's faster to get your job done.
      Sides, it's easier to carry along your mobile phone to show off to friends than a PC.

       

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    giafly, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 4:18am

    A more disturbing theory

    ...is that cellphone users are much younger than PC users. From an agit-prop site with "brain pictures of your kids while they talk on their cell phones":

    "A recent survey conducted in the UK shows that 87 percent of 11- to 16-year-olds own mobile phones, and that 40 percent of them spend 15 minutes or more each day talking on their cell phones. Even more disturbing, 70 percent of these children said they would not change their cell phone use even if advised to by the Government. It's predicted that by the year 2006 there will be over 2 billion cell phone users in the world – 500 million of them will be children ... The long-term effects of damage inflicted today won't be known for years to come!"

     

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      TechNoFear (profile), Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:49pm

      Re: A more disturbing theory

      giafly, Ray Martin is the Australian equivilent of CNCs O'Rielly (sp?).

      His program is biased, untruthful and sensationalised.

      It should be ignored or ridiculed but never taken seriously.

      BTW that page is just an advert for some other device that looks like a scam...

       

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    Sam Kelly, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 5:11am

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    mobile porn opens up all kinds of doors for kids who want to be secretive with their pornographic activities. As a 9th grader myself, I have observed that the 90% of owners of sony PSP's who are under the age of twenty primairly use them for porn viewing. The size of the things allows them to be concealed easily. Additionally, it is very difficult for other people to see whats on your screen... The same applies for kids who have palm pilots with wireless or bluetooth. Clearly there is a market in mobile porn. I do not believe, however, that the whole "users being embarrased" thing applies in this case. The whole point of mobile porn is its easier to hide it then it is when your on a PC.

     

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      TJ, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 6:43pm

      Re: Sam Kelly's post etc.

      What intrigues me about Sam's post is that if truly written by a 9th grader, it was more maturely and clearly written than many common responses from alleged adults. Not being in the younger generation I hadn't thought about how handheld porn might be easier to conceal from parents than trying to use a desktop PC, but there is some sense in that. It would probably be tougher to hide the boner than the porn.

      At least for now parents might also just not think about porn on a handheld. While the tiny screen might seem to make it pointless, I remember lots of trading in porn back when the state-of-the-art PC display was 320x200 pixels in 256 colors, and it looked like crap.

      Oh, and as for the other post (that may have been trolling) about it being fine to use a laptop in the toilet, that is so nasty. The reason people are supposed to wash their hands after using the restroom is because of fecal bacteria. It isn't even sanitary to take a book into a bathroom stall, let alone a hard-to-clean thoroughly several-hundred-dollar durable device full of little nooks and crannies for germs to thrive in. Ick... Maybe that's why I hate the idea of using someone else's laptop, whether they might occasionally take it in the toilet for a wank or just the usual bathroom business!

       

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        Johny Ringo, Mar 9th, 2006 @ 11:02am

        Re: Sam Kelly's post etc.

        I love big butts, I just cant help myself, I know alot of ppl out there will disagree with me, But I just love them. For me I just gotta have them

         

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    JerCor, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 5:13am

    One-handed thumb use

    You can operate a cellphone with one hand, if it has a good thumb, leaving one hand free to tickle the netherland.

    We need to find out who those 20% are. They should have to register. Help, George! Get the DOJ on this quick before it's too late.

     

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    thinker, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 6:36am

    No Subject Given

    Whats next? Vibrating bluetooth sex toys? lmao

     

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    Ben McNelly, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 6:56am

    LOL....

    Gotta love the big " Palm® Treo™ 700w smartphone" ad on the right side of the page... LOL.

     

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    m0u5y, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:00am

    No Subject Given

    it's that or them taking naked pictures of their girlfriends and showing them to everyone while a bit tipsy.
    it seems that plenty of young men, and older... don't give a rat's pooper about being embarrassed. You don't find noise-makers in the boy's bathroom, do you? I can immagine a heck of a lot of these mobile porn owners showin' off their collection to the gang and what not. and anyway, you don't worry about all the spyware and stuff you get on a desktop. then again, if I were a guy I would have the gonads to just rent it at the video store.

     

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    StnkBll, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:15am

    Eeewwww...

    I am never buying a used cell phone!

     

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    dani, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:28am

    grow up

    If you boys could think of something other than sex every 5 seconds there would be no market!

    As long as there are men, there will be a market for any and all types of porn.

    Wonder what percentage of those searches were performed by females....?

     

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      Izzy, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:35am

      Re: grow up

      if my memory is correct there was an article not long ago with stats on women/men visits to porn sites and it seems that women were quite a bit more likely to look at it.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:47am

        Re: grow up

        im a guy. i will look at porn no matter what its on.

         

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        dani, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:48am

        Re: grow up

        "women were quite a bit more likely to look at it."

        Did a quick google search. I'm a little suprised, but women still don't look at porn as much as guys.

        Of the 500 people surveyed, just under a quarter of men admitted to looking at pornography at work, compared to 12 per cent of women. But only 17 per cent of men said that they 'intentionally' watched porn, compared to 11 per cent of women.

         

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          Stoolio, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:10am

          Re: grow up

          Women look at porn as much as men. They just lie like hell about it just like they do the number of sex partners they have had.
          I dl porn on my new cell phone when I moved into my new house and did not have internet access yet. I felt guilty later.
          I had a guy come into my bar one night and showed me porn pics he had taken from a dvd with his cell phone. Then the moron tried to convince everyone in the bar it was a picture of him and his latest lady.
          Porn in any fashion will always sell if people think they are getting away with something.

           

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          Newob, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:18am

          Re: grow up

          Of the 500 people surveyed, just under a quarter of men admitted to looking at pornography at work, compared to 12 per cent of women. But only 17 per cent of men said that they 'intentionally' watched porn, compared to 11 per cent of women.

          Yeah but 98% of women were lying and 99% of men were lying, and 117.4% of statistics is bullshit.

           

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      Anonymous Patriot, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:15am

      Re: grow up your self

      So you are afraid of sex too?

      I should have figured.

      Do tell – if girls don’t like sex, why is the cover of every women’s magazine covered with headlines promising to teach the reader 1”0 hot new ways to get it on?”

       

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    Trevor Spock, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 8:28am

    where to take the phone.. . hmmm

    Mobile phones can be taken into the bath room. . .duh. Try that with your desktop or laptop without getting noticed. :)

     

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    anonymous, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:02am

    No Subject Given

    "I guess people view their PDAs "just as friends," rather than with the intimacy of a mobile phone. "

    PDA's don't vibrate.

     

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    Ben, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:21am

    Maybe it's the fine print.

    Just a thought. You can change your desktop, your laptop, or your pda as often as you change your socks if you like, but a cell phone is a commitment (2 years, early termination fees apply). Maybe this 20% is the portion of the population that doesn't have a problem entering a committed relationship. I mean, even when all others may crash on you, you know that cellphone will be there on your nightstand in the morning, blinking its little signal strength indicator light (Extended warranty extra, service availability subject to geographic locale). Not everyone is up for the emotionless physicality of a one night stand, when they have the opportunity to spend meaningful moments with someone with whom they find security.

    Of course, that would put pre-paid service phones on the outskirts of acceptability, except in portions of Nevada.

     

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    Ariminda del Riviera, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:32am

    Mobile fone follies

    You must have missed it. Mobile porn is not only catching on, it's catching fire! I refer you to some of the posts listed on the Capital Region People blog.

    http://capitalregionpeople.blogspot.com

     

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    the unknown, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:55am

    No Subject Given


    Who needs porn when you're living it up at home?
    Get a girl/boy-friend who is wild in bed (whatever milks you best)

    oh this is a geek blog, my bad.

    --- off topic again? dang! ---

     

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    JayFish, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 10:55am

    Mobile Pron and the law

    I’m a bit sketchy on the details, but some SUV in California was playing a porn on one of those screens in the back seat. Some little old lady in a car behind them complained to the police and the drive was stopped and fined for a charge like ‘Public exhibition of restricted materials’ or some such. So your phone porn could get you a ticket if viewed in a public place.

     

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    bird, Feb 23rd, 2006 @ 2:08pm

    streaming web cams


    Everyone wants to see webcam striptease. especially from a mobile. Add a little mix of txt flirt with dating and some galleries to serious launch mobile porn in the united states.

     

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    Mark Featherstone, Mar 9th, 2006 @ 8:03am

    No Subject Given

    Did anyone really think it would be otherwise? Give people long boring rides to work on the bus or tedious desk jobs where their web use is monitored... I'm not surprised that people turn to their phones for gratification.

    With all the types of Rich Media phones can handle theses days it's natural. For all 'mainstream' content's hype, when people hear that they can get video on their mobiles I'm not surprised 20% of them think of porn first and watching CNN Headlines a distant second.

    It's certainly a combination of both convenience and privacy thats driving these figures though. From our experience, customers seem to be 'friskiest' in the evenings. But, unsurprisingly enough, the two other busiest times of the day are the journey to work hours and the lunch hour slot. I doubt many people would consider carrying their computer into the staff toilets with them, their mobile phones seem to be the device of choice!

    Mark
    Foneheat

     

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    Silvia, Mar 11th, 2006 @ 11:40am

    Why not?

    sex at the phone is hot and why not? it´s human ;)

     

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    Mistress Mindy, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 8:32pm

    I should try this

    I have an adult site, but theres no porn... Im a fem dom that has pics, and vids for slaves, and submisives... such as foot fetishes, ect... Im going to read more on this... I wonder if I should make my stuff so it can be d/l on cell phones...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 26th, 2006 @ 10:17am

    Women are whores. Men are horny.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 26th, 2006 @ 10:18am

    F U. How dare you label me you liberal faggots.

     

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    telefonsex, May 31st, 2006 @ 3:01am

    @silvia

    you hve right

     

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    daniel, Jun 12th, 2006 @ 9:40pm

    i agree with u

    ur right about 2 things the female performers and the sad little boys who do that to get their rocks off being a guy myself some guys out there are sad to keep it hidden and not open about it ive got pornography and im not ashamed but i hardly ever watch it cause i dont have the time so i have sold mine and dont worry

     

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    Steven hanson, Jun 19th, 2006 @ 2:32am

    "women were quite a bit more likely to look at it."

    Did a quick google search. I'm a little suprised, but women still don't look at porn as much as guys.

    Of the 500 people surveyed, just under a quarter of men admitted to looking at pornography at work, compared to 12 per cent of women. But only 17 per cent of men said that they 'intentionally' watched porn, compared to 11 per cent of women.

     

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    big poppa, Feb 22nd, 2007 @ 10:17pm

    im just addicted

    I'm just addicted to women. white ones in particular. im a twenty year old hispanic male that only has dated white chicks. not purposely but now im addicted to em. i find them way more attractive. but anyway. long live porn

     

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    sexo con chicas, Apr 12th, 2012 @ 7:16am

    sexo con chicas

    VERY interested.Regards from Spain.

     

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    Melly, Aug 29th, 2012 @ 7:01am

    The posts are great. I enjoy your website. Thanks Melly

     

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    sonjabauer, Oct 24th, 2012 @ 11:31pm

    Sex with the mobile phone is very cheap. So i think there are enough other methods

     

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    Susi, Dec 20th, 2012 @ 6:51pm

    I think sex with mobile phone is more expensive than cheap ;)

     

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    Chicas con cam, Sep 17th, 2013 @ 10:01am

    I prefer watching porn on a big screen then on a little small screen of a cellphone ;)

     

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