OK Vine users, now we know your dirty secret, courtesy of New York Magazine:
David is a 21-year-old guy from London who listens to Kendrick Lamar, obsessively watches the British TV drama Top Boy, and tweets about grades and drugs. Whenever he feels like it, he pulls down his pants, points his phone toward his crotch, and tapes himself masturbating for six seconds. He publishes the results on Vine, a microvideo app dedicated to the quick and easy sharing of Internet catnip: pets acting cute, skateboarders falling down, and — inevitably — porn.
In the first eleven days after David joined Vine, he racked up 47 explicit videos, 50 followers who liked what they saw, and — he says — three women who wanted to meet up with him in real life. Unlike a professional porn star, David never needed to show up on set, ejaculate on cue, or show his face. All he had to do was hold his penis in one hand and his phone in the other. He didn’t even need to do it for that long. On Vine, he can shoot and release a video in under a minute.
David represents the new wave of amateur “microporn” producers — people who create and share explicit photos, videos, and GIFs that are as short as winks, and have oozed into all corners of the Internet. On Vine, you can thumb over from a scampering cat video to catch a six-second deep-throat, then switch right back to the cute stuff. On Reddit, you can listen to a five-minute audio clip of a stranger moaning while you fill out a spreadsheet at work, your headphones tucked safely into your ears. And on Tumblr, you can scroll past a porny GIF, catch a couple thrusts, and proceed onto the day’s news. It’s even better than professional porn, David says, because it’s made by “normal, everyday people.”
And it’s so quick and easy to make, share, and watch, it’s become a fixture of normal, everyday life, too. “Even if you aren’t looking for it, you’ll come across porn in the middle of the day,” says Kayla, an 18-year-old California girl who maintains her own sexually charged Tumblr…
[continues at New York Magazine]
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