Their date went well, but - as the source revealed - the very next day she received an email containing a photograph of his genitals.Shocking enough, but sadly not a unique occurrence.And the button which allows you to report unseemly behaviour is all very well, but the perpetrator's punishment is a tame warning and 40 minutes suspension from the site. During my time on Chatroulette, the users I encountered were men and women from Germany, Holland, Turkey, Spain, America and Britain. If you don't like the look of the person you have been connected to, you click a button marked 'Next' and somebody else instantly pops up at random.
The gimmick is the fact that all of the users have webcams - so they can 'meet' the random strangers.Another told me in graphic terms what he would like me to do to him.Apart from a sweet but banal conversation with a Spanish student who wanted to improve his English, and a courteous Turkish architect, most of the encounters I experienced left me feeling that I had become the unwitting participant in a porn film.But, thanks to celebrity users such as Paris Hilton and Ashton Kutcher, teenagers are flocking to the site.Indeed, if you swiftly 'next' your way through your matches, you will find that around 50 per cent of users appear to be younger than 20.Once you're plugged in, the site immediately starts searching for a 'partner' and within seconds you find yourself jettisoned into a stranger's bedroom, living room, or, all too often, trousers.The webpage is unsophisticated and states only the following rules: '16 , clothes, report button.' More often than not, though, as I discovered, 'unclothed' was the order of the day.Within the first few seconds of using the site, I was asked: ' Do you show boobs?' This was a man from Ibiza, who had angled the computer in such a way that all I could see was his clothed lap. A man from Germany whose face was masked with a scarf asked if I would like to watch him fondle himself.Many of the people on this site are exhibitionists who are free to display themselves to total strangers. Some of them showed their faces - others angled the computer in such a way as to mask their identities and, all too often, to reveal their genitals.At least one out of every five of the strangers I was connected to was a man with the camera pointed directly at his private parts.