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Thursday, May 20, 2010


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Arcadia Codesmith

A 3D virtual environment hits a sweet spot for intimate encounters. On the one hand, it avoids the embarassing literalness of webcams; on the other hand, the visual richness of the environment is more immersive than text.

As such, I think it's ideal for people who are too shy, ashamed, afraid or otherwise constrained to explore aspects of their sexuality in RL. And while that's generally a positive (in my view), sometimes that person is breaking an explicit or implied promise to another.

Crap Mariner

*shrug* I dunno. What's your mom's av name again? I think she was on the pole last night.



brinda allen

@ Arcadia Codesmith
Agreed...spot on.

Ignatius Onomatopoeia

@Crap, OMG that was my DAD on that pole!

Don't tell me what happened...

Circa Citron

I don't think SL offers any specific inducement to infidelity. But there are some characteristics of any 3D virtual world that combine to make infidelity easier, both logistically, and on the conscience, than it might be otherwise. One is that these world are places, logging in is like traveling alone to a foreign country. We meet people and share experiences and it can lead to a rapid intimacy, and its a rapid intimacy in a place far from home where no one we know can see us.

Henri Beauchamp

For a role-player like me, this question makes no sense whatsoever... My avatar is not me, I just play a role with it, in a virtual world of pure fantasy.

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