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And a faction of gay Twitter users have taken full advantage through their alts. The alt known as A Considerate Top not safe for work explained this to me while recounting his origin story. He started using his handle — which, translated into heterosexual English, refers to a penetrating partner in gay sex who, against popular stereotype, has a caring nature — to post his nudes and sex dates because he ran out of space on his iPhone.
He says that when he went to bed on July 17, his was a fun side project with a couple dozen followers. A Considerate Top ACT woke the next day and found his 20 or so followers had ballooned to the thousands. His DMs were full. A popular had retweeted one of his videos. The video in question is one minute and two seconds long. You can see the fire alarm on the ceiling. Skin thwacks against skin. Not all alts are created to hit 50, followers, nor are porn alts exclusively gay. Compared to straight culture, gay male culture and queer culture at large are often more straightforward and open when it comes to discussing and expressing sexual desire.
Alts, for some, represent freedom from that response and maybe even certain norms within gay male culture. And the alt peels that layer back even more. up here. Further, multiple men I spoke to over and DMs and phone calls talked about how their alts make them feel confident, provide instant ego boosts, and let them tap into and share fetishes and kinks in a way that feels safe.
Some people defy that rule and live brazenly online. But others, to get around this pesky identity attachment, have done things like create alter egos or secret s like finstas or burner s. Even celebrities have been known to partake. Yet there are times when horny on main still happens. And alts look more and more like a way to get around that problem. In , Republican Sen. Many saw this as political hypocrisy; Cruz tried to defend a ban on sex toys in , and here he was, purportedly enjoying incest porn. That threat of blowback resonates with George, a year-old who works at an American university.
Like the other men I talked to for this story, he spoke on condition of anonymity because his being identified might threaten his job. Said porn ended up popping up on his main. His alt was a place where he could silo all that stuff away. It made life on main easier and less of a liability.
It made porn easier to find and watch. But the alt also became a way for him to interact with these s and partake in the show-and-tell. Multiple men I spoke to said they migrated to Twitter and created alts to follow porn after Tumblr instituted an adult content ban in George started posting nudes on his alt but with some rules. His face is a no-go. That could easily get him in trouble at his university. An alt allowed him to explore kinks like group sex, bareback sex, and exhibitionism — stuff that he could never try on main, or even in real life. His alt also became popular, which was validating and thrilling for George.
And then eventually turns into 1, There were moments where it was a self-esteem booster, to just post my naked body and know that it was doing it for somebody. His recent tweets on main are about Black Lives Matter, democracy, mass shootings, allergy season, and drag queens. But he appreciates that an alt can be more authentic. The rise of gay Twitter alts coincides with the rise of amateur porn; in recent years , adult actors and sex workers have been going independent and filming and publishing their work through platforms like OnlyFans. My followers on Twitter are a combo of internet friends and Gay Twitter people.
It feels less like a reputational risk and more like fun. He says his alt persona on Twitter is pure performance. As thrilling and liberating as alts can be, the massive following someone can get by being fit and handsome can still make it feel like a popularity contest.
The images are of me, but the subject might as well be a different person. Franz has close to 85, followers. Louis had ly posted a nude on a Reddit subforum deed for faceless dick pics and gotten a good response. He explained to me that his alt is more discerning. For a lot of people, and for the apps themselves, the goal of social media is to grow your following.
The companies behind these apps want you to be on their platforms as much as possible. Dennis, a year-old consultant, thought he understood the alternate persona he had created. His videos focused on certain specific acts that sometimes take place in laundry rooms or offices, and may or may not involve a foot fetish. It was all about control, or so he assumed. In talking to his therapist, he came to a bigger realization.
She told him that his proclivities might be less about control than about getting validation by giving other people pleasure. It was the people getting off on him getting off that got him off. Or is it just basically trying to go out and having guys like me? Through that lens, is wanting those likes some sort of additional external validation? But is there a point where there are too many likes?
The titillation of fledgling exhibitionism and kinkiness was something that really excited ACT, the suddenly famous alt, in the beginning. But as he grew a following and as he posted more, he found his followers wanted a certain type of post or for him to fulfill a certain type of fantasy. His fans want him to be their version of ACT. With his followers seemingly dictating his identity instead of the other way around, his alt sounds less like the personal storage space he started it as and more bound to typical pressures in the creator economy. Sometimes, he admits, he has to think about business and PR decisions for his brand and how to grow his base.
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