So it sounds like My Girl Fund was designed to be — and rather looks like — a porn site with added interactivity: an online Babestation, if you will. The more you talk to the women who are using the site, the more you realise something quite different and rather more complex is going on.

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"People don't just want to talk about sex all the time, and if they do, it's nicer to talk about it to someone you feel you connect with, and that's one reason why the social side of My Girl Fund is vital, and a very good idea.

Personally, I've never been in a situation where someone's come on too heavy or serious.

Indeed, some of them were genuinely surprised I was asking if the site was purely about sexual content.

"I've had lengthy conversations with people here that have been completely filth-free," says London Bunny, a 23-year-old living in London.

Some of the women offer the option of cam chats, and others give rather more detail regarding their personal lives than you might expect — they mention that they have children, say, or are in education — but on the surface, the difference is subtle to say the least.

Perhaps My Girl Fund wasn't quite supposed to turn out the way things were planned back in 2008.

"I'm actually such a geek — anything sci-fi-related and I'm hooked.

I'm such a book fiend — I pick a good read up and never want to put it down," she says.

In a company Q&A last year, the site's director of business development, Stefan Patrick, said: Back in 2006, everyone was becoming aware of the power of web 2.0 advances: the social dimension.

With backgrounds in transactional platforms [...] the founders were looking to build an online transactional community/social network.

[...] There are very few markets that attract customers willing to pay simply for socializing and only for digitally deliverable goods.