I like to be in front of the camera. Rachel, who played the clarinet in her high school band and considered joining the Air Force after graduation, was excited at the idea of modeling, making good money and a chance to get on a plane for the first time ever. I still didn't think anyone would find out, didn't think my parents would find out. But when she landed in Miami, Rachel said she realized she had stepped into a world she never imagined -- one that she said would haunt her forever. Rachel said a year-old agent met her at the airport and took her to a no-frills house with about a dozen other young girls -- most of them were also from small towns, just like her. A lot of agents just see money signs.
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By Snejana Farberov. If Reddit is The Front Page of the Internet, then the GoneWild message board on the site is the equivalent of a personals page where women hungry for attention willingly pose naked for complete strangers. Full-frontal forum: The subreddit GoneWild is a an online porn community with over , subscribers where women, and some men, upload sexually explicit photos of themselves. But it appears that the biggest reward for the online exhibitionists is Karma - a Reddit term referring to an accumulation of 'goodwill' users receive when their peers upvote their posts or comments. Statistics posted on the forum, which is intended for people 18 years and older, show that there are more than , subscribers to GoneWild, about 3, of them active at any given time. According to reporting by the online magazine The Daily Dot , the appeal of the online forum featuring full-frontal nudity is that that pornographic photos depict 'normal' women of all shapes and sizes - teachers, college students, wives and mothers - rather than professional adult actresses or models. And what the mostly anonymous provocateurs get in return for self-exposure are comments. Some of the anonymous provocateurs say that what compels them to take off their clothes for strangers is not only the thrill of doing something taboo, but also the desire to get a boost of confidence from flattering comments.
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