"Jennifer Lopez" is a woman: it’s hard to tell her age because she is standing in front of her computer so I can only see her torso. She is wearing a tight purple singlet and leggings. She has a great body. She is dancing in front of the screen, and...
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A few months' back Melbourne writer, Oscar Schwartz, stayed up all night chatting to strangers on Omegle.com. The question he was hoping to find answers to was simple: why do guys use video chat sites to masturbate when there is so much free porn on the Internet? There was a lot of peen mixed up with a handful of strange conversations. This is part two of his written account.
I’ve had around 15 or 16 conversations on Omegle, but only a few have been interesting. I’ve seen a lot of dicks and a lot of naked boys flexing for the camera. I’ve also seen a lot of webcams simulating pouting, young, half-naked women. These aren’t live cams of live girls, but recordings of girls played on loop. Sometimes these simulations advertise porn sites, but usually they don’t. They seem pointless.
"Jennifer Lopez" is a woman: it’s hard to tell her age because she is standing in front of her computer so I can only see her torso. She is wearing a tight purple singlet and leggings. She has a great body. She is dancing in front of the screen, and then running off from view.
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
Stranger: nice hair
You: you always dance for the camera?
Stranger: no not really
Stranger: playing round with my friend
[She shows me her iPhone, holds it up in the posture of a selfie, and pouts. She then moves out of screen entirely. I can only see a white wall in her room, and on it a poster of Latino singer Marc Anthony, J-Lo’s ex-husband. For some reason this makes it easier to ask her more personal questions.]
Stranger: sending selfies
You: you use Omegle often?
Stranger: no not often lol
Stranger: i hardly visit this site u?
You: my first time
Stranger: seen alot of dicks?
You: a few
Stranger: its horrible lol
You: you think guys think they'll get some action here?
Stranger: some lol
Stranger: i think they kinda do knowing girls
Stranger: they will do whatever
Stranger: not me tho lol
Stranger: i think most girls would just teaase
You: like "show me your dick" and then the guy is so desperate he'll just do it and then she'll sign off?
Stranger: most def
Stranger: i feel for them
You: why don't they just go to a porn site if they’re so desperate?
Stranger: tell me bout it ....its much easier
You: have you ever done sexual stuff on here?
Stranger: lol no
You: do you ever have a desire to?
Stranger: urhmm in a way yes
You: what circumstance would make it ok to do that stuff?
Stranger: unless im really into the guy along with the fact that i know him well enough
You: so you have to know him first? the whole anonymous thing isn't a turn on?
Stranger: urhhmm no
You: do you think it would be for some girls?
Stranger: i think so we can be abit insecure
You: do you ever talk to your friends about if they do stuff on the net like this?
Stranger: urhmm no lol
You: would you be embarrassed if they knew you went on this?
Stranger: most guys on here jus want tits and then leave the girl hanging
Stranger: or disconnect when they're done
You: what do you think girls hope to find in guys here?
Stranger: i mean girls want to be wanted
Stranger: they want guys who are also cool to talk to not just dirty stuff
You: do you think guys want that too?
Stranger: no its soo weird
You: do you understand that desire in guys at all - or is it just like completely something you don't understand?
You: in other words—would you ever just want a random hookup on the net where you both masturbate for each other?
Stranger: nooo ahuh
Stranger: but i mean who doesn't like sex its normal
Stranger: i think girls want to have sex with someone who really want them
Stranger: not just to bang and leave
Follow Oscar on Twitter: @oscarschwartz