However, what starts as an opportunity to help people explore their emotions could be emotionally stunting too.
There has also been a boom in services like Girlfriend Hire and Fake Internet Girlfriend, companies which act as digital concierge services, creating imaginary partners who will send you fake messages and write on your Facebook wall.Even events company Wish jokingly offered a Valentine’s Rent a Rebound service, creating a hot new lover who would make your ex jealous on social media.These are the people I can always count on and can talk to about anything…I like to make people feel good and genuinely care for the ones I get close to.I'll chat for hours.” MGF's founder, who goes by Brian, claims that the people who run MGF are “very serious about empowering women as economic agents”.I was intrigued to read about a growing site, My Girl Fund, which brings together paying male clients and women who, for a fee, pose as their girlfriends - virtually.
The site bans face to face meetings, which means all interactions happen online.
We’re all aware that you don’t have to be in an especially dark or shadowy corner of the internet to be in the presence of the buying and selling of sex.
We know there are plenty of people online paying for everything from encounters to explicit material, and we’re often quick to judge and demonise both service providers and consumers - even though the sheer volume of content demonstrates that this is something that affects millions of people and not a tiny minority of 'perverts'.
The “Sinulator,” for example, produced by Sinulate Entertainment in Sunnyvale, California, is a wireless vibrator that connects to any computer with an Internet hookup and a Windows operating system.
The Sinulator’s counterpart is the “Interactive Fleshlight,” a penis sleeve for men that transmits in-and-out action into vibrations for the Sinulator on the other end.
Other people are unpredictable, and you have to make an effort to understand and appreciate them.