Does the idea of ”virtual” sex, online, sound appealing to you? The ability to anonymously (for the most part) meet and share a sexual encounter online, with little or no real difficulty, seems to appeal to a large number of internet users. These virtual worlds, like Second Life aka SL, were very useful.
There are many ways to communicate online, be it through text chat, voice, video, or a combination of all three. For the purposes of this article, however, the focus will be on the avatar-based, virtual world known as Second Life. Users can create an account, refine their avatar and use headphones to talk to other “residents”. This social experience naturally leads to many activities that you would encounter in real life (RL). Instead of listing all the things one can do in SL, I’ll focus again on the sexual aspects…as those are the most intriguing to me. Not because I indulge in such aspects of SL, but because I have witnessed countless relationships around me while using SL. Listening to people’s stories, and experiences with them.
There is a LOT of “sex” going on in SL.
Partly between people who just want a relationship of some kind…and partly financially driven. I am, of course, referring to the oldest profession in the world. Online prostitution is a very active trend these days. Second Life is a perfect breeding ground for this, because of the anonymous nature of a place where you can be, anything you want to be… or whoever, I must say. Don’t like something about yourself? Leave it out of your online persona. Want to see what it feels like to be a member of the opposite sex? change it! Are you a little shy in RL, or sexually reserved? Well, go online and be a paid voice escort… or cam (video cam) escort, for the exhibitionists among you.
Second Life takes some getting used to.
It’s not the most intuitive or friendly place for the new user. However, once you get the hang of it, it becomes very easy to see why so many people rush to experience the sexual side of it. for some, SL sex and relationships can become almost addictive in a way. You can get so used to it that you almost crave it. I know it can be a little off-putting for the casual observer, especially those who came to SL for non-sexually based reasons. The thing to remember is that for many people, SL provides a relatively “safe” way to try things that they wouldn’t otherwise achieve in RL. Have you ever secretly wanted to do something sexual that you just couldn’t, or have someone else do in RL? Chances are there is an entire community in Sl that is almost devoted to that one fantasy you have. Like-minded people, in one place, make it easier to live whatever you can imagine.
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