We are under surveillance. Cameras are everywhere — attached to buildings, in shopping malls, on public roads and street corners — and our online behaviour is covertly monitored in detail before being fed into complex algorithms. Globally, one in three people use a Facebook-owned service on a daily basis and Google, especially now through Android, is harvesting our browsing, location and travel patterns. This may seem benign — advertising is part of life — but it is becoming increasingly personal and the Cambridge Analytica scandal could be the tip of an iceberg in the process of being formed. Inexpensive facial recognition technology is currently in its infancy and about to enter a new phase, one where anonymity will become a quaintly antique notion.
Sex in the park: From lurking spectators to a surveilance state
But how often do we actually hear the nitty-gritty details of how we might actually achieve those things? Bustle has enlisted Vanessa Marin, a licensed sex psychotherapist based in San Francisco, to help us out with the specifics. Q: My boyfriend has always wanted to have sex in public. How can I give him that thrill without risking getting caught with our pants down? Airplane sex is a great example.