“Online fun” in India: sex chats from Rs 200 on Instagram, WhatsApp
In an era when the government has cracked down on pornographic websites and is heavily attacking major social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and others to restrict pornographic content, “online fun” is the new undercurrent at play. Here’s a reality check on how people go about it porn in india after an official ban.
what online fun?
So what is actually happening? If you search for these keywords and contact one of these ‘fun online’ service providers, you can expect a girl to video call you on WhatsApp or Instagram and undress live on camera. , after you pay him money. first. The service and the payment are completely online. ” Pay, Google pay, PhonePe kuch bhi kar do… (I accept Paytm, Google Pay, PhonePe or any UPI), ”said Priti, 22 (nickname). She was unwilling to talk to a reporter and “waste her time” because time is money for her. But we were lucky because it was a bad day for her with very few “clients” despite the fact that she was only charging Rs 200 for a 15 minute “session”.
“Competition bohot zyada hai..saturday, sunday ko sahi rehta hai but baki din online customer milna mushkil hai (competition is tough and it is difficult to have customers on weekdays)”, she added while adding that she charges at least Rs 1,000 for 15 minutes to show her face on the video call while undressing. “Log harami hote hai, screen recording karke woi video bech dete hai Instagram pe. (There are these bad guys who record the entire video chat and sell it, “she said, rushing to disconnect the call of less than five minutes with The time of India – GadgetsNow.
Fortunately, Priti was kind enough to share the contact details of another friend named Priya (username) and also warned us about “uncles” pretending to be girls to cheat money and told us to stay away from people who charge money to share “girls photos and videos” on WhatsApp which are otherwise available for free online.
Porn banned but what about dating?
Dating apps like Tinder, TrulyMadly, OkCupid, etc. have a significant number of profiles that offer an “online service”. It’s so prevalent that you may come across real profiles created by real girls who write that they are not in this “fun online” business in their bio. The business model is to extend the reach and what could be better than getting men’s attention to apps like Tinder by posting a random alluring profile picture of a girl and matching with them just to ask for Rs 200 or Rs 500 to share intimate photos or videos on Instagram or WhatsApp after being paid through an online wallet or UPI.
«Koi model ka photo use nahi karte … hum log realistic photos daalte hai on Tinder. (We use photos of real girls), ”said Priya, Priti’s friend. The deal is to make the dating profile realistic so that they can finally make money from their matches. “Ek bar paisa mil gaya, phir kuch bhi sharing kar do. (Once you get the money, share what you want), ”she laughed. She claimed to have multiple accounts on different dating apps with different photos. And for the “online service”, she shares random videos or photos that she uploaded online to her customer after receiving payment. She is even prepared to accept online payments of Rs 50 on “hard days”.
Frauds and the “demo available”
The majority of true “online service” providers are already sex workers. Priti and Priya both belong to Sonagachi, Asia’s largest red light district, in Kolkata. Of course, there are others who come from different corners of India. But another challenge for the “service provider” and the “customer” is the increasing number of fraud incidents. Since the money is demanded first, there is little guarantee that the “client” will get what he hoped for. This frustrates not only “clients” but also “service providers”
«Client Agar ka bharosa na rahe phir hum logo ka company kaise chalega. Waise bhi Covid mein sab kuch bandh hai agar online abhi paise ana bandh ho jaye phir hum log kya karenge. (If customers lose confidence, this fun online activity won’t last. How else could we make money during Covid, if not online?), Said Priya. She also said that there are a lot of guys who are in this business who just make money selling random photos and videos to desperate “customers” looking for a “happy time”. She even admitted that she also did this kind of “cheating” when she was not “in the mood”.
Since no “customer” will complain about losing Rs 500 to someone for trying to get a “fun session online”, “customers” simply leave.
In order to deal with this situation, few true “service providers” have started posting screenshots and blurry screen recordings of their sessions on Instagram as proof that the deal is real. Some of them even started offering “demo calls” to customers for as little as Rs 50 to convince the person that it would be worth paying Rs 500 for a 15 minute video call. Usually the trick here is to earn Rs 500 every 15 minutes by keeping the “client” hooked.
Sell spycam images
The full spectrum of online entertainment also includes the sale of photos obtained from spy cameras secretly placed in public restrooms, hotel rooms, locker rooms and other private places. This is the part where “online fun” is no longer funny. To earn money, people use platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps to sell “exclusive” photos and videos of innocent girls captured by miniature spy cameras. Depending on the quality of the content, these photos are wholesaled for prices starting as low as Rs 30 for 10 photos. The prices for videos are generally higher.
Instagram blocks porn content, but users find ways
While Instagram does not allow pornographic content, there is a tip for this business. Only the image of the girl’s face is posted on Instagram, and interested users are notified by DM (direct message). Then the phone number is exchanged and after payment is made online, the seller sends the bulk of the photos to WhatsApp or Telegram.
Of course, content like this can be flagged and Instagram is removing profiles that offer ‘online fun’, but that’s just not enough as all it takes is a new email id to join Instagram and continue its business. activities.