Sex in Second Life

You can do anything in Second Life that you can do in real life.

You can build a business. Go to school.

And of course, have lots of kinky sex.

Mirroring users of the World Wide Web, many Second Life users devote their computer time to playing out their sexual fantasies. Whether experimenting with homosexuality or hardcore bondage, Second Life offers its users the chance to make sweet love in a virtual world.

But things are about to change. Unlike the real world, Second Life’s horny citizens will now be relegated to their own sex-centered “continent.”

According to a recent article in Tech News World, the powers that be controlling Second Life have decided to sequester all X-rated material to a separate part of the virtual world.

The article goes on to state: “Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life, announced the changes Wednesday as part of a broader move to let users customize the site’s content. The changes will start going into effect in June.”

This separation of adult-oriented material will be affecting many Second Life users and their avatars.

As this article in InformationWeek points out, sex is a substantial part of the virtual community. Numerous businesses are devoted entirely to sex. As avatars are created without genitalia, some businesses specialize completely in selling the man and woman parts users crave.

So why the big move? Why all the changes over some pixilated  breasts?

It’s really quite simple. Second Life is a mirror image of the real world. And in the real world, what society considers naughty and taboo is to be kept out of sight and out of mind. Think of this move as just another way Second Life manages to stay realistic. Sex will be hidden for the benefit of the G-rated masses.

But those curious souls roaming the virtual landscape will always find space for their playtime. Whips and chains sold separately.

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Published in: on April 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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