Over the course of nearly a year, I placed hundreds of very different ads on Craigslist, posing as an assortment of people and personalities. I received almost 10, responses and have selected my 29 best ads and responses for this book. I'm certain you will enjoy both the ads and the hilarious and disturbing responses I received. Read real responses from people claiming to be college professors, airline employees, a government subcontractor with "above secret clearance", former youth minister, doctor, dwarf, married men and many others, all attempting to find casual sex on the internet.
Read more Read less. Haha Publishing; 1st edition April 1, Language: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This book is SO awesomely wrong!! I can't even believe how messed up some of these people are. The things these mainly guys will do for sex blew my mind!
I got an early copy of the book through the publisher at hahapublishingdotcom and I died laughing at nearly all of the chapters.
Just to name a few I love it when the author messes with the people responding to the ads mainly by making fun of them.
Get it for anyone who you know has ever responded to a casual encounter ad, they may be in the book. Ladies, check your man, there are a lot of married men reponding to these ads.
This is a very entertaining read. It's equal parts disgusting and hilarious. There are a ton of antisocial, desperate freaks out there and Henry Russell does a fine job chronicling their horrifying perversions. You'll either laugh uncontrollably, or you'll crawl up into the fetal position and wish you could erase the mental images that these stories will inevitably conjure up.
One person found this helpful. This book is too funny. Near-immediate, easy, anonymous, it served as a playground for my not-insubstantial id. All manner of perversions were laid bare, all interest groups represented. Men sought women, women sought men, multiple men sought men, couples sought women and all other permutations one could calculate. It was an underbelly of sorts, but a beloved one.
Where else could a woman decide she might like to engage in some light bondage at 2 a. Even as technology advanced and others moved on to Tinder and other apps, I remained loyal to Craigslist, preferring the anonymity of the platform as well as the democratic base of people attracted by the free, low-commitment interface.
The message users receive if they attempt to click on any of the personals sections reads:. I was capable of losing a whole day to the section, refreshing my email inbox and responding in a trancelike state. The section enabled my addictive personality, allowing me to too easily engage in behaviors that became unhealthy for me.
I found myself in dangerous situations that sometimes had consequences. In my 20s, I went through extensive therapy for sexual trauma and addiction, during which I had an extensive system of passwords and blocks set up to keep me off the section.. 18 Apr Craigslist Casual Encounters is now a casualty of puritan legislation from the Republican Congress. Two days after the Senate approved a. casual encounters >. personals By clicking the link below you confirm that you are 18 or older and understand personals may include adult content. 23 Mar GrapeImages via Getty Images Farewell Craigslist “Casual Encounters.” The sex playground was shut down Thursday after the Senate passed.