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June 06, 2005
"Want to know how many people you've really shagged? Want to know how highly your partner rated your performance? Want to see who else is on their list to find out who you've shagged by association?"
15 years ago
This is just wrong.
anyone care to actually go through the registration process to see if this is fake and/or just an ad for that Playstation game?
drjimmy: I was just about to ask whether anyone was really likely to go through with giving this site information.
from nexis: A racy website on which Internet users can track sexual conquests and rate partners' bedroom performance launched last week. U.K.-based Shagster.net builds on the popularity of online social groups like Friendster. The site, which aims to be a comprehensive resource on sex partners, lets members "discover a new circle of mates through mating," officials said. After free registration, users post details on those they've slept with -- after gaining the partner's consent. The site's inspiration was the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," whose objective was seeing how many steps it took to link that actor with any other, Shagster founder Chris Leate said. The site, in public beta testing, will launch fully in the coming months. Leate told Washington Internet Daily that Shagster has had over 1,100 sign-ups in 24 hours, far more than he had imagined. "It's clear the idea has sparked a lot of interest, with loads of people registering in order to learn more about their 'sex degrees of separation,'" Leate said. The site has coped well with demand, though Leate said he's had to hold back more ambitious features, such as message boards and photo galleries, to be rolled out in coming months.
This is not a new concept at all. I remember from my grad school days in the late 90s that someone was maintaining an online sex tree of sorts...it started out as members of a particular group to show who had slept with whom but expanded over time. I wonder whatever happened to that.
Will there be wagering?
OK, I registered. After you register and do the email verification thing, you have the option of editing your profile. The profile options are sparse when compared to any other social networking or dating site I've ever seen... basically, it just asks for your birthdate and "a hort paragrpah (sic) about yourself that others will see at the top of your list page." It also gives you the option of "adding to your list" of people you've boinked. You can search the site, or send invitations to your friends who do not yet belong. I'm not sure how comfortable I feel about that, but I may do it solely for the sake of MonkeyFilter journalism. Who loves you, baby? You must be on someone's "consent list" to view their profile, which makes me think this site will ultimately be useless. If this is the way it stays, it stands to reason that you will only ever be able to see the past partners of people you've slept with. Only being able to see two degrees of sexual separation seems kind of limiting.
Oh and the "Want to know how many people you've really shagged?" statement seems kind of dumb. I mean, I already
(roughly) how many people I've, er, "shagged."
ah, but do you, the_bone? (man, that user name is funny in this context). as far as STDs go, you've effectively shagged everyone that your prior partners shagged.
Yeah, I chose it (without the underscore) as my shagster username as well. Truth in advertising, and all that..... :) I had written a longer post here, but purged it due to the TMI factor. You're welcome.
Boney Maroney, I applaud your sense of adventure. If I had to list everyone, I'd have to get out my phone book. And that takes time.
Oh damn, did I say THAT outloud?
Holy crap, OneOlive, I think I about broke something laughing.
"a hort paragrpah (sic)
Is "hort" like a portmanteau word, joining "short" and "hot"?
"Hi, remember that evening after the Derby Party in 1993...
Robert?! Is that you??
If I had to list everyone, I'd have to get out my phone book.
had to list everyone, I'd have to get out the White Pages. Thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
Oh and "hort" was my misspelling - it should have been "short," obviously. "Paragrpah" was theirs, though.
watched more than 100 shags last winter!
Wos yer mum's email again? I gots t' invite.
Want to know how many people you've really shagged?
One. That's enough, really, if she's *really* good.