Computers: X-Rated

The joys of CompuSex

One of the more bizarre aspects of America's love affair with the personal computer is the growing popularity of CompuSex. This is a new form of erotic entertainment in which consenting computer owners exchange X-rated messages over the telephone lines. Anyone with a home computer can play, but the most active enthusiasts are found among the 110,000 subscribers of CompuServe, the country's largest computer network. "Eighteen months ago, it was mostly lighthearted flirting," says Dave Payton, a CompuServe regular from West Virginia. "Now people come out with all sorts of obscene propositions right on-line."

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