Content Ratings of Second Life's Top 50 Sims: 54% Moderate, 34% Adult, 12% General (November 2010)
At Sexy Islands, Second Life's most popular site in November
Last week I reported November's top 50 Second Life sims by most visitors, as compiled by Metaverse Business. I asked Louis Platini, CEO of the SL data gathering service, to update that list by content rating designation, and here's the results:
- 54% are Moderate (formerly categorized as Mature)
- 34% are Adult (Rated for extreme sexual and violent content, accessible only after adult verification)
- 12% are General (formerly categorized as PG)
Interestingly, it's not always possible to discern the content rating simply by the sim name. Sexy Islands, the very most popular Second Life sim in November, is a clothing optional beach and often contains dozens of live nude avatars, but the owners steadfastly prohibit sex from happening there. Then again, some Adult-rated islands are pretty obviously so. Of the top 50, here's the 17 Adult sims: Gor-jus Events, escort oasis, Bondage Ranch, Delightful Desires, McFarren, BROTHEL, Caladan Island, Misfits Cove, Chained Desires, Bukkake Bliss Island [sic!], Sexy Sands, City of Perdition, Rinji, Eichorn Cove, Miami Island, Skinny Dip Inn, and Terri.
Of the top 50, here's the 6 rated General: Franks Place 2, Sweethearts, REDGRAVE Mens Fashion, Morris, Virtual Spain, and Orientation Island. The rest are Moderate, including the aforementioned Sexy Islands, which I'll write about more later, as it's a bit more interesting than I originally expected.