Alone in a hotel room with a man she’d met only half-an-hour earlier, Becky Stevens knew it was too late to back out.
Indeed, a recent study by the University of Plymouth found that there is a generation of young women whose attitude to sex is being corrupted through new technology.
My mum thought I was over at my friend’s house the whole time.’It would be easy to assume that such a degrading experience would put Becky off internet ‘dating’ for ever.
But as an overweight, insecure teenager, she was desperate for the empty compliments that were showered on her in return for sexual favours — and the encounter was to mark the start of a five-year addiction to having sex with men she met on the internet.
The men were always in charge, they’d obviously been watching a lot of porn and would ask me to replicate things they’d seen in videos.
But Becky is now choosing to speak out because, when she eventually told her friends about the mistakes she had made, it transpired that she was far from the only one who had become involved with strangers over the internet.