Tech + Health

08.08.14

Hook-Ups, Porn Habits, and Lesbian Fantasies: Iraqis' Sexy Whispers

In the midst of conflict, some Iraqis are just looking for a good old fashioned hook-up.

Iraqis are still trying to get laid—no matter how many U.S. bombs are now falling.

The predominant Western impression of Iraq these days may be of a horror show, with ISIS rolling through Kurdish territory and members of the Yazidi religious sect isolated and starving on a mountaintop.

But even as tension have risen in Iraq, its citizens—well, some of them—are occupied with more, um, base concerns.  But mere hours after President Obama authorized the first F-18 fighter jets to drop 500-pound bombs in the northern city of Erbil, information from users of the reveals that some have nothing but sex on the brain. Users of the secret-sharing app Whisper in Iraq are digging porn, crushing on blonde girls, and sighing about just how bored they are.

How do we know these Whispers are from Iraq? Well, we don’t for sure. Geo-location services of this sort do not have absolutely foolproof accuracy. But according to Slade Sohmer, the head of the application’s news service, Whisper used “multiple back-end tools” to “double and triple check the whereabouts and credibility of each user.”

“It’s a combination of opt-in geo-location by which Whisper may ascertain a user’s whereabouts down to the mile, the in-app messaging service and other back-end verification tools that allow administrators to determine credibility,” Sohmer told The Daily Beast.

A user in Erbil—the city that ISIS is threatening, and that President Obama has pledged to preserve—had love, not war, on the brain:

I wish if it was only me and him against the world

Another user in Erbil expressed boredom:

At my inlaws house so bored , I'm pretending to be asleep upstairs

One user, located in Baghdad, expressed interest in a one-night stand:

I would love to have  a one night stand just to know how is it feel to cheat

Another’s revealing fantasy:

I am a straight girl but I have masturbated while thinking of Mila Kunis and Megan Fox **

This person just looking for a companion:

I need a girlfriend God I'm so lonely

One user discussed particular turn-ons:

Girls who smoke are such turn on to me!

Another wished to act upon homosexual feelings:

I don't hate myself for being gay I hate myself for not acting upon it

Some were more overt about their sexual desires:

i wanna girl to bite her ass .....only horney girls lol :P

This one loves blondes:

need real love with blond girl

Another has a porn schedule:

I must watch porn when i wake up in Monday morning or before i goto collage

Some are excited to be in loving relationships:

I just told the person I love, that I love them and she said that she loves me too, we are in a long distance relationship but it doesn't matter to me, because I love her, btw I'm a girl *

But another user was afraid to break up:

I hate my GF but i dont want to brake up bcz when i will lonely

Keeping it real about necessary “me time” as a parent:

After having my first child all i'm dreaming  of is to go to the bathroom alone and eat my my ice cream without  any interruptions

And loving being on the Internet:

i have many friends irl the thing is i prefer my online friends much more  we get to play minecraft/ftb and they're always talking about code and automation and such witch i find much  more interesting then eating and checking out girls

More of these stories can be seen on Whisper.

It is unclear how long the recently launched U.S. campaign will last. But a second round of airstrikes was just announced by the Pentagon. The Defense Department, however, offered no information on which Iraqis might be looking for a little companionship. For that, you need Whisper.