A number of Facebook pages have attracted media attention recently for offering an opportunity to rank a partner’s sexual ‘performance’.
I have argued that the sites provide more opportunity for revenge and bullying through social networking pages (as if there isn’t enough of that already).
Porn-inspired descriptions of various body parts appear to make up much of the reviews, relaying an impression that this is all there is to sex. Sex becomes about performance, not intimacy or connection with another person, which gives many young people, including those not yet sexually active, a limited view of sexuality and relationships. This creates additional pressure and stress about one’s ability to provide the Porn Star Experience.
These are some of the points I made in a recent interview on Channel 7’s Sunrise.