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Hang on tight, kids. This is a long post.

Recently, blogger Franklin Veaux created a “Map of Non-Monogamy” which has been circulating around the internet and gaining popularity. Personally, I like it. Visual representations of complex concepts are always helpful. But that said, I do have some criticisms, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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Review: PinPointsX.com :: SKIP IT!

Posted: October 7, 2010 by Isaac Cross in Reviews, Reviews (Web)

Another site full of unfulfilled promises. Rating: A Big ol’ “F” Really nothing good here.

To be fair, it is (according to the site itself) still a beta. But you still have to pay to use it and my biggest issues won’t be fixed, I guarantee it. (more…)

Review: FetConnect.com :: Potentially Good

Posted: October 6, 2010 by Isaac Cross in Reviews, Reviews (Web)

Update 11/11/11: Sadly, this site did not survive. I’ll leave the review up for comparison to other similar efforts. 

Update 10/10/10: I am been talking with the site owners and I really am optimistic about the site. They are working hard to improve the site and the membership numbers are multiplying rapidly. There is still no cost in site and the features of the site will make it very useful in time. Also, contrary to the comment, they do have a privacy policy which says that you are not required to give any personal information, but if you do, they will not communicate it to any third party.

Rating so far: B- (If there were more members, I would bump it up to a B+) (more…)

Review: xxxcupid.com :: SCAM ALERT!

Posted: August 31, 2010 by Isaac Cross in Reviews, Reviews (Web)

Edit: This review applies to xxxcupid.com, xxxmatch.com, and sexsearch.com They are nearly identical sites run by the same parent company.

UPDATE 7-27-11
A new site in this family, socialsex.com, has an interesting new addition to its terms of use:

Online Emissary™ Feature. socialsex.com may, at its discretion, cause or allow You to be contacted by one or more Online Emissaries as a part of socialsex.com’s Online Emissary™ feature.
14.1 An Online Emissary™ may be a real person, such as another socialsex.com Member, a digital actor, an avatar or a synthespian (e.g. a computer generated “person” or “character”). Online Emissaries may be employed by socialsex.com or a third party to enhance Your online experience. For example, an Online Emissary™ may provide an electronic introduction to new or existing socialsex.com features or functionality.
14.2 Online Emissaries may also provide to You, or enable You to receive, digital introductions to all Members. Online Emissaries may also be employed to enhance online relationships, encourage active participation in socialsex.com or discourage inappropriate behavior
14.3 An Online Emissary™ may be a current or past socialsex.com Member, an independent contractor, a digital creation, You or a digital representation of You.

Apparently these companies have had enough complaints about fake people that they now include a section notifying you that they may use “online emisaries” to “enhance you experience”.

Translation: Make you think you are actually getting somewhere with their service and continue to pay for nothing.

And just for funsies, I signed up for an account and when I clicked the validation link in my email, gues where it took me…

xxxmatch.com

How did I not see that coming? Oh wait, I did.

end update.

So, one of my favorite free porn websites is xvideos.com

I have found lots of great ideas for scenes from watching some of the creative work that has been posted there. Recently, they started promoting a side project called xxxcupid.

So, I went ahead and created a profile to test out the limitations of this “free” dating site. (more…)