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The Open Legs Initiative

By qpt in Op-Ed
Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 10:41:24 PM EST
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As we enter bravely into the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly clear that many traditional modes of economic exchange are becoming obsolete. Particularly, closed propriety commodities sold through a retailer/consumer relationship are being replaced by open collaborative creative endeavors. Rather than allowing any single individual or corporation to control the distribution of critical resources and information, networks of independent shareholders are springing up free of bureaucratic or hierarchical influences. These networks coordinate creative processes in an open and democratic fashion, assuring that every stakeholder both contributes and receives benefit.

As humanity's oldest profession, it is natural and fitting that prostitution is one of the first economic arenas in which community and contribution is beginning to replace outmoded and restrictive corporate interests. This is the purpose of the Open Legs Initiative (OLI), to provide the groundwork on which a collaborative community of mutual prostitution can be built. By harnessing the combined sexual synergy of thousands of individuals, we will produce higher-quality prostitution for free than was ever managed by the corporate tyranny.


For many, the idea of a sexual exchange without a corresponding economic transaction is foreign. Indeed, it would not be entirely inaccurate to say that the average individual expects to pay for sex. OLI, however, wants to dispel the myth that it is natural to pay for sex. Through OLI, thousands of individuals have found that mutual sexual exchanges done not for economic gain but for individual pleasure can rival the quality of corporate-produced erotic encounters.

It is interesting to note that while the average individual does indeed accept sex for charge as a fact of life, sexual piracy is rampant, with the sex industry claiming billions in losses due to stolen sexual favors. Despite attempts by the sex industry to curb this perceived problem by requiring registration of sexual encounters and installing devices on prostitutes to prevent piracy, upwards of 65% of individuals polled admit to stealing sex. Clearly, sex wants to be free.

Perhaps the largest obstacle faced by the free sex movement is the massive amount of ignorance and misinformation that exists in the public's mind. The following FAQ has been prepared to address many of the most common questions that people have when first exposed to free sex.

  • What do you mean by "free sex", anyway?
    Free sex is free in two distinct ways. First, and most obviously, free sex is sex that is not charged for - either directly or indirectly. That is, the sexual act places no binding debt on any of the participants. Secondly, free sex is not hidden or proprietary. A free sexual act will be made publicly available to whoever wishes to observe or participate.
  • How does free sex work?
    Using the enormous communication potential of the Internet, communities are created that allow individuals to arrange meetings for sexual contact. These meetings are public information and anyone who wishes to attend will be welcome. The occurrences at these meetings must also be made public in the form of audio, video and text transcripts. OLI emphasizes openness; positions and techniques must all be public information so that the entire community can benefit from each member's experience.
  • Isn't free sex harder to use?
    Quite simply, no. It is merely different than the proprietary sex with which society has been shackled. The advantage of free sex lies in the intimate knowledge that comes from openness. Since the entire community knows the details of every free position, true innovation and experimentation are possible. Contrast this with proprietary sex, in which the positions are only known the corporate prostitutes anyone wishing to use those positions must pay royalties.
  • What about compatibility? Will I be able to have sex with my significant other who uses proprietary sex?
    While the free sex community does indeed strive for interoperability, in many cases the difficult truth is that the closed nature of proprietary sex has made it impossible to create compatible free positions. Ideally, you significant other would also see the wisdom of free sex and likewise convert.
  • Why wouldn't people just take but not give?
    We are confident that given the opportunity, the vast majority of individuals would contribute to a sexual encounter. OLI's goal is to give people this chance.
Although free sex admittedly does not have the economic potential that proprietary corporate sex enjoys, this is ultimately irrelevant. Free sex and the OLI are dedicated to creating advanced, feature-rich sexual situations that supersede any that are offered by corporations. In the future, love of sex will drive sexual development, not love of money.

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Would you use free sex?
o Yes 37%
o No, I'm too close-minded 19%
o I already do 43%

Votes: 81
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The Open Legs Initiative | 41 comments (17 topical, 24 editorial, 0 hidden)
I see the future (4.45 / 22) (#3)
by John Milton on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 04:22:04 AM EST

I predict that there will be split in the whore development community. The KDE team will quickly develop kwhores, but will be criticised for their use of proprietary tools. The GNOME team will respond by creating their own entirely free alternative, gwhores. Some will criticise the early models for their clunky interfaces, but fans will support her and see her through to the end. Spokesmen for the GNOME group will say, "Sure, she's not the prettiest thing to look at, but that's not the point. You have to consider that we build her from the ground up. The interface may be little hard to learn, but once you figure it all out, oh baby."

Meanwhile, Microsoft will develop their own proprietary whoreTM. Bill Gates will proclaim "If you thought Win3.1 sucked, wait til you see what we've been working on.


"When we consider that woman are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should Treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." -Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Don't forget... (2.00 / 1) (#41)
by PsychoFurryEwok on Wed Jul 18, 2001 at 12:26:39 AM EST

Don't forget that Litestep will try to catch on and make the Microsoft whore way betetr by adding fancy places where you can press and slap.

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Just say NO to SEXUAL COMMUNISIM (4.46 / 15) (#6)
by spacejack on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 04:57:08 AM EST

Suppose I were a highly proficient, well-paid corporate sex worker, and suppose I've put a great deal of effort into developing new techniques, positions, pacing, wardrobe, accessories, theatrics and so on. Don't I have a right to benefit from my hard work? My innovation? Should just any $2 crackho like yourself be able to steal my work? To devalue it? What will be my incentive to develop my skills further, if it's all "free"? Won't this ultimately just devalue the overall quality of sex in general? How will I feed my family?

You fail to understand (4.44 / 9) (#8)
by John Milton on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 06:30:02 AM EST

When free sex is outlawed, only outlaws will be having sex. Then what's going to happen. Law abiding citizens aren't going to breed. Eventually the whole species will go extinct just because of you. Lord help us if we'd admit that there is something more important than the almighty dollar. Unfortunately, politicians are easily bought and sold by selfish little hos like you.


"When we consider that woman are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should Treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." -Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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You must be kidding (2.00 / 1) (#28)
by mami on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 10:29:17 PM EST

Before law abiding citizens stop breeding, they would rather become happi(ly) f***ing outlaws and will join them.




[ Parent ]
you can... (3.83 / 6) (#34)
by h2odragon on Sun Jul 15, 2001 at 08:01:08 AM EST

take my reproductive equipment when you pry it from my cold, dead... uhhh....

on second thought, i think we'd better find a different slogan for our bumper stickers...

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Feed your family with THIS (4.00 / 1) (#38)
by avis on Mon Jul 16, 2001 at 09:53:10 PM EST

Read a couple of books and become a programmer.

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But what about the propagation of viruses? (4.10 / 10) (#9)
by marlowe on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 08:34:43 AM EST

Also, "Trojans" takes on a different meaning.

-- The Americans are the Jews of the 21st century. Only we won't go as quietly to the gas chambers. --
-1: Should be in the humor section (2.28 / 7) (#26)
by Mr.Surly on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 09:02:29 PM EST

This shouldn't be submitted under a "serious" section.

THERE IS NO HUMOR SECTION (3.16 / 6) (#29)
by boxed on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 10:46:59 PM EST

sorry about the screaming but I can't stand it anymore.

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and, (3.50 / 6) (#30)
by John Milton on Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 10:56:10 PM EST

This should be an editorial comment.


"When we consider that woman are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should Treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." -Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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Won't work! (4.12 / 8) (#31)
by decaf_dude on Sun Jul 15, 2001 at 12:38:10 AM EST

You'll have an outrage as soon as you suggest that having sex in a Bazaar is better than having sex in a Cathedral.

Reminds me of a movie I saw a couple dozen times...

--
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=89158&cid=7713039


Hmm; Might Happen, actually..! (3.25 / 4) (#33)
by snowlion on Sun Jul 15, 2001 at 06:30:33 AM EST

I'd say: Hey! If we could copy women as easily as we could copy programs, this would work! All we'd need is one nympho, and we could copy her a zillian times, one for every man alive.

In the future, we may all have personal robots. Just one small team of collaborative developers gets together, builds "Eliza 3000", and spreads the source code, so to speak, and BAM. We've got it!


--
Map Your Thoughts
Diseases? (3.00 / 3) (#35)
by PsychoFurryEwok on Sun Jul 15, 2001 at 12:42:44 PM EST

Well...I'm very big on sex simply because I don't have none right now at this very moment. Maybe 5 moments from now, but not this very fricken moment! So...I was thinking about this and it all sounds logical except for one thing...the diseases.......it's all fun and games until someone gets HIV positive. hehe

To finish the saying.... (2.00 / 1) (#36)
by egerlach on Sun Jul 15, 2001 at 02:12:28 PM EST

it's all fun and games until someone gets HIV positive

... then it's a sport???

"Free beer tends to lead to free speech"
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Defiantely A Sport, A Wonderful Sport At That (2.00 / 1) (#40)
by PsychoFurryEwok on Wed Jul 18, 2001 at 12:23:33 AM EST

Exactly. Sex is a very challenging sport...if it's physical exertion in a positive (this is a very positive way), then yes it's a sport in my opinion, heheh.

[ Parent ]
as of the instant that i write this (3.00 / 2) (#37)
by ajaxx on Mon Jul 16, 2001 at 08:27:34 AM EST

ironic that there are 69 votes.



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