As home computing has grown increasingly sophisticated in recent years, so has its capacity to titillate and arouse.
It’s the place where 80 million people share picturesque, gently-tinted photos of bouquets, sunsets, spaghetti and cappuccinos.
The sex shop, a lewd yet clever re-creation of the real thing, was crammed onto the shiny surface of a CD-ROM called "Peepshow." And it is just a sampling of the digital doings where hard-core meets hard drive.
Remarkably, with little advertising and even less distribution, the adult CD-ROM business -- the stepchild of the mainstream computer industry -- has grown from a risque novelty five years ago into a multi-million-dollar enterprise today.
There are 135,000 photos tagged “latte” and 201,000 tagged “Instasex.” The hashtag “wet” has nearly twice as many images.
Instagram is being used not only as a way to exchange X-rated images, but also a place for sex chat partners to find each other, offering a glimpse at how cybersex has adapted to the social media age.