It makes speed dating look slow: a new craze to hit Britain is rapidly levelling the playing field between men and women intent on sex without commitment.
Our experience seems to bear this out. In the six months since Craigslist was launched in London, the Casual Encounters has hadhits, with around 42, of them from women - an unusually high proportion.
Rachel Morris, a psychotherapist for Cosmopolitan magazine, said: 'I've been worried about soulless sex imposed on women by the ladette culture but the fact that this site is so popular proves that hardcore, testosterone-driven sex is genuinely what some women really want. Women have long been labelled sluts where men with similar appetites are regarded as studs, but this site seems to indicate that perhaps society is finally ready to allow women to satisfy their sexual needs without guilt or shame. Even traditionally conservative groups such as the Brook Advisory Centre and the Family Planning Association have no problem with the site.
She has met three men through the site in the past six months. It was so exciting.
I felt amazingly liberated because we were both clear and honest about what we wanted. When he left the next morning I didn't mind at all and am completely happy that we haven't been in contact since.
By September word had spread and Casual Encounters had shot to the top of the list. The London site is Newmark's first overseas attempt to widen his online marketplace but its unexpected success has led him to start planning sites for Birmingham, Manchester, Madrid, Paris and Berlin.
Cosmopolitan 's expert is sceptical, however, about the lasting appeal for women. It certainly wasn't that simple for O'Doherty, who refused to take the second man she met back home because she thought there was something odd about him, and was left disillusioned by the third man.
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