When you log on and face a man’s exposed genitals, it’s like a porn reality show.
In fact, the only difference between what you’re seeing and a real porn film is production value, plus the fact that this one might talk back to you.
’ Sometimes you disconnect and try again, but almost all the time my friends play along.
They pretend to be a person they either wish they could be or someone demeaning, like a ‘slut,’ something they know guys like.
You can easily switch to chat with another user by clicking “stop” or “next;” so can your partner.
In the five times I tried as I was writing this, I got two masturbating men (with tight shots of their exposed genitals), two men’s faces, and one man who texted “baby like China sex.” Did I mention a ton of teen girls frequent this site? You can pretend you’re famous or look for the celebs who supposedly use the sites, ask silly questions, or save random conversations to laugh about with your friends later. “I’ve made some really great friends through [Chatroulette], especially people from France.” AW, 16, told me.
Nothing wrong with a little Truth or Dare, but the stakes seem a lot scarier here.
“Personally,” wrote AF, 17, “I think [Chatroulette] is a little unsettling so I don’t use it.” Unsettling is indeed the word.
All the girls I asked thought these websites could also be dangerous for girls. “It teaches girls to hide behind their computers and say whatever they want.” Girls had a lot to say about the creeper factor on both sites.
“Talk to strangers:” That’s the tag line for Omegle, a website where girls can text chat with random people they’ve never met.
Omegle and Chatroulette, which allows users to video chat with strangers, have become explosively popular with teen girls, and I’ve asked some girls I respect to weigh in on the new chat craze.
AF thinks these sites are okay as long as girls stay smart.
She advises girls to remember that “people are probably going on with the intention of upsetting the other ‘stranger'” and not to take anything you hear too seriously.