SYDNEY, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More Australians are using mobile messaging apps to meet up for legal casual sex, a research study by Sydney law enforcement-advising think tank Editorial Review Australia has found examining the relationship between mobile phone use and safe sex practices under the New South Wales Government's 2011 planning laws and policies on regulation of licensed brothels.
The study which received private funding from Australia's mobile telecommunications industry considered adult-oriented lookups on mobile Carriage Service Providers (CSPs) through a number of popular adult classifieds destinations including Craigslist personals, Backpage.com's Australian subdomains and Sydney's xxx nite vibes classifieds service to determine community standard compliance with Australia's Telecommunications Act 1997 and the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.
Lawfully operating in Australia where prostitution is legal and "approved-form" sex advertising is regulated by local Australian authorities, the study found that gay, straight and transgender users were more likely to engage mobile messenger apps on classifieds sites like German-owned Locanto.com.au and open-source platform xxxnv.com which verifies users than more high traffic sites like Backpage.com because the former sites helped citizen's to navigate local laws and were inclusive of the whole adult community.
Researcher Adam Balogh, Editorial Review Australia's communications liaison manager said foreign owned sites like Craigslist and FairFax Media partner Cracker were subject to different statutory legislation in Australia in relation to user based inquiries.
"These findings focus on Australia-based usage of mobile messaging apps and confirm that in 97% of cases, publically available mobile telecommunications facilities have successfully managed their legal obligations to carriage service providers supplying the standard telephone service including those operating on public Wi-Fi internet broadband access."
Mr. Balogh said the study highlighted the need for more disclosure from government backed studies of telecommunications industry providers at secondary and tertiary levels.
"The evidence clearly shows that in larger cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane, Carriage Service Providers (CSPs) user base for adult-oriented inquiries is exponentially overtaking lesser populated metropolises that our research study documented including Gold Coast, Wollongong, Geelong, Gosford, Newcastle, Hobart, Cairns, Townsville and Toowoomba."
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SOURCE Telecommunications Association Inc.