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There are few Internet subcultures ickier than pickup artistry (PUA), the science of targeting women for casual sex using a combination of manipulation, ridicule, and magic tricks.
There are few Internet subcultures ickier than pickup artistry (PUA), the science of targeting women for casual sex using a combination of manipulation, ridicule, and magic tricks, then bragging about it online.
That Mystery dude is a complete charmer. So is the guy with the “rape van.”
Thankfully, there’s an easy way to see the worst of the online seduction community, even if you’re not on Instagram.
@PUA_txt tweets actual things people post on PUA message boards, trawling through ridiculous threads so you don’t have to. With more than 1,000 tweets so far, the feed, run by @virgiltexas, has picked up more than 4,200 followers.
Fair warning: some of the following tweets are NSFW and/or completely gross.
Photo via truthshallsety0ufree/YouTube
Based in Montreal, Kris Holt has been writing about technology and web culture since 2010. He writes for Engadget and Tech News World, and his byline has also appeared in Paste, Salon, International Business Times, Mashable, and elsewhere.