As with most “friends with benefits” situations, “friends” is used by Bang With Friends mainly as a euphemism for “attractive person you don’t wish to get too emotionally attached to,” even though not being emotionally attached makes that friendship ultimately fairly shallow. Apps like Skout and Sonar are aimed at forging friendships just as much as one-night stands, even though they mostly get used for the latter.Tinder and BWF are similar to Grindr, the gay “geosocial networking application” launched in 2009 that quickly became the vanguard way to cruise for sex.One of the founders, C, whose contact e-mail used to be “[email protected],” says that the app is so popular because it allows users to admit they are judging other people solely by appearance, rather than pretending to evaluate an entire online profile.
The i Condom app, from MTV Staying Alive and Durex allows users to locate the nearest condom outlet to them, avoiding any sticky situations.
(Available on i OS only) 1) Snapchat* – This revolutionary app allows user to share sexy pics with no sneaky consequences. Although, the sender is notified if the person receiving the snap takes a sneaky screengrab, remember to only share snaps with people you can trust.
Bang With Friends got some attention last week after its “Bang With SXSW” version of the app — its attempt to promote Bang With Friends by piggybacking onto the tech week of the Austin festival — was banned by organizers for using “SXSW” without permission.
Of course bad promotion is still promotion, and the anonymous founders of Bang With Friends claim that “Bang With SXSW” created at least 221 virtual hookups, and that the proper app has 750,000 users, about 70 percent of whom are between the ages of 18 and 34.
Our laptop, tablets, phablets, and smartphones have become corporeal extensions—losing a smartphone really does feel like losing a part of myself.