As difficult as people say it is to find love in the 21st century, it's pretty easy to get laid.You can take the traditional route and try your luck at a club or a bar. Or you can stick to the Tinders and Ok Cupids of the world, websites and applications specifically designed to aid and abet casual hookups.But while dating apps and websites might help people find lasting connections in the digital world, there are those who are looking for less formal, less polite ways to hook up.
Down-low has been viewed as "a type of impression management that some of the informants use to present themselves in a manner that is consistent with perceived norms about masculine attribute, attitudes, and behavior".Voir Une excursion dans les bas-fonds de Flickr sur Culture 1. ** SPARKLE AWARDS ** (INVITED PICS ONLY) POST 1 AWARD 3 17. Video Un-Obamaed: Where freedom of thought remains 111. Elegance and Beauty (Invited Images - Post 1 Comment 2) 120. According to a study published in the Journal of Bisexuality, "[t]he Down Low is a lifestyle predominately practiced by young, urban Black men who have sex with other men and women, yet do not identify as gay or bisexual." In this context, "being on the Down Low" is more than just men having sex with men in secret, or a variant of closeted homosexuality or bisexuality — it is a sexual identity that is, at least partly, defined by its "cult of masculinity" and its rejection of what is perceived as white culture (including white LGBT culture) and terms.Rejecting a gay culture they perceive as white and effeminate, many black men have settled on a new identity, with its own vocabulary and customs and its own name: Down Low.In addition to offering subreddits for topics from wrestling to comic books to decades-old computer real-time strategy games, Reddit hosts communities like /r/r4r, a fairly wholesome space for friend and relationship classified-style ads.There's also /r/dirtyr4r, with a much heavier emphasis on kink, hookups, and one-night stands, /r/randomactsofblowjob, which exists solely to match willing givers with willing receivers, and /r/Random Acts Of Oral Sex, which is more generalized and allows women to solicit favors from gentlemen.Considering that apps like Tinder are often considered unwelcoming if not downright hostile to women and LGBT people, it's not so surprising that these users would migrate elsewhere to get laid.But it is somewhat surprising that they'd flock to Reddit, a website that's been trying to shed its reputation as a bastion of sexism for years."I'm looking for a good time, not a long time": But one reason why Ryan and other Redditors are flocking to subreddits is to escape some of the pomp and circumstance you'll find in places like Tinder and OKCupid, which have a tendency to dress up the stark reality of hookup culture into something a little more modest and demure.