Is Sex Safe on the Internet?

The Internet has proven itself to be a useful tool in today’s world. With it, we can send files in a matter of seconds. For foodies, they can now look up for new restaurants and read customer reviews without having the need to check it out by themselves. More so, the Internet provides us a seemingly boundless communication network where people who are miles apart can do business or talk about personal things.

Due to these developments, many businesses have increased their online presence. As a matter of fact, companies now include digital and social media marketing as part of their marketing strategy. Even industries that offer explicit content have also proliferated online. Based on data, 4 percent of the most trafficked websites are adult themed. But despite this number, it seems that sex has dominated the digital sphere.

People who are looking for casual fun can book escorts or prostitutes in just a click. Moreover, porn websites have reigned the Internet traffic. Without a surprise, anyone can now have online sex. With all these too much sex stuff going on in the Internet, how can we be assured that sex in the digital sphere is safe?

Online Prostitution

The Straits Times reported that 15 people were arrested for “advertising the sexual services of female escorts online.” Thanks to the Internet, almost all businesses made a leap towards digitization, the sex industry included. While some people enjoy the perks of a legalized prostitution, some government agencies are continuing their crackdown on street prostitution and online prostitution. Before making transactions for such service, make sure that it is allowed by the law.

Cyber Sex Tourism

Third world countries, such as the Philippines, are the leading destination for cyber sex tourism. Children are forced into doing lewd acts or the sexual requests of pedophiles from Western countries. Exploitation like this on children is illegal. Despite efforts to suppress cyber sex, the industry still managed to bring in billions of dollars each year.

As disturbing as it may sound, there are people whose fetish involved children. Sexual exploitation of children is a criminal act in countries such as the United States and Australia. Parents should protect their kids from these sexual predators, and not act as the pimp of these innocent kids.

Skype Sex

Couples who are far from each other usually take sexual satisfaction in pleasuring themselves on cam. Doing “Skype sex” is not a new thing in this digital era. There are people who visit chat sites and look for people they can get off with on cam. For those who frequently do this, be extra careful with your partner on cam. You don’t know whether he/she is recording your digital tryst. Your hot Skype session might be one of your headaches the next day.

The internet has made our lives easier than ever. This being said, we should be careful in harnessing its wonders, especially when sex is involved.