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The newly released Bang With Friends Sex app, which claims to anonymously hook up Facebook friends, has hit the ground running despite its controversial debut.
Launched last week, the apps user base has topped 235,000, matching over 15,500 couples and at one point attracting five users, well bangers, per minute.
Used roughly by 20-somethings, the app “will only show your friends that you’re interested if they are too,” before hooking up both parties via email.
With a simple, if not lurid approach, the aim of the app is to get folk into bed, between the sheets, or however best to describe it.
By clicking a very tasteful “Down to Bang” button, a user’s status then changes to “Awaiting Bang”, putting them in line for a night of passion should somebody return the favour.
Created by three dudes in California, who have kept their identities hidden (shock horror), the app initially only accommodated heterosexual users leading to cries of injustice from same-sex shaggers.
But as promised, Bang With Friends revealed an option for users to bed members of the same sex, with over 1,000 emails from sex starved users desperate to get in on the act.
“We’ve had extraordinary feedback and requests to bring this to the gay community,” C, one of the app’s three California-based co-founders told Mashable.
But as with any creation slightly deviating from the norm of society, criticism is close by, with those holding a moral compass keen to air their disgusted views.
“What happened to chatting somebody up in a bar the old-fashioned way?,” one Facebook user told Techday.
“It’s very sad that somebody would have to stoop so low to actively seek sex over an app, but this is clearly the reason why divorce rates are so high and moral standards are so low.”
The passionate plea for its closure did not carry weight with C however, who dismissed the claims.
“This is just how people really are in real life,” he said.
“We should just be more honest in sexuality, and what we are looking for.”
And C certainly has his followers, with another user, who wants to remain anonymous, funny that, believing the app should be embraced not criticised.
“I personally don’t see the problem,” he told Techday.
“It’s just a laugh and for people who are 100% against it there is a simply answer – don’t download the app.
“Is it that much different from a dating website? I don’t think so.”
Bang With Professionals:
The sex application, let’s call it was it is, aimed to use the network’s API to essentially get co-workers into bed together.
Set-up as simply a joke, these mystery creators have far too much time on their hands, and didn’t appear too concerned at the app’s closure – with the website now reading “We all had a good laugh!”
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