World sex chat
It’s the conversation parents have to have; but talking to your son about sex can be both difficult and embarrassing. In this exclusive book extract, Dr Tim Hawkes reveals how you can navigate your way with ease.
Teenage sex can be a social and emotional minefield for boys, so it is essential that parents ensure they are well prepared.
And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the chatrooms French people most loved were the sex chatrooms.
They were called Minitel rose – French for “Pink Minitel”.
It has been suggested that boys are driven more by lust than by love and are more interested in conquest than commitment. What many boys are looking for is not just sexual satisfaction but a degree of intimacy that parents – even the most loving and devoted of parents – cannot give them.In the early 80’s, way before the world wide web existed, the French government shipped a 0 terminal to every home with a phone line, and created a service that for decades ran alongside the internet. Producer Carla Green speaks to reporter Jean-Marc Manach, who, in the early 90’s, made a living posing as a woman in sex chat rooms on Minitel. ALEX: I think that you think that you…you’re like a way more popular and sociable and friendly than I am. It’s about the back-in-the-day internet in France, which is, in some ways, very similar to the back-in-the-day internet me and PJ experienced but, in a lot of ways, much weirder. CARLA GREEN: In 1982 France’s national telephone company – France Télécom – decided it was spending too much money printing phonebooks. It was an ungainly, clumsy piece of technology, just a little CRT monitor with a keyboard.