« Second Life the Beautiful: Sam Lowry's Latest Machinima is Patriotic Paen to the Meaning of the Metaverse | Main | Chestnut's Choices 5/20 - 5/26: Epic Surfing Competition, International Missing Children's Day, Nonprofits, Gaming & Virtual Worlds Brainstorm Bash and Much More »

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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.

*ZING*

-ls/cm

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.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Making a Metaverse That Matters Wagner James Au ad
Please buy my book!
Thumb Wagner James Au Metaverse book
Wagner James "Hamlet" Au
Wagner James Au AAE Speakers Metaverse
Request me as a speaker!
Bad-Unicorn Funny Second Life items
Dutchie slideshow evergreen 04092023
Juicybomb_EEP ad
Making of Second Life 20th anniversary Wagner James Au Thumb
my site ... ... ...

PC/Mac readers recommend for SL:

Classic New World Notes stories:

Linden Limit Libertarianism: Metaverse community management illustrates the problems with laissez faire governance (2008)

The Husband That Eshi Made: Metaverse artist, grieving for her dead husband, recreates him as an avatar (2008)

Labor Union Protesters Converge On IBM's Metaverse Campus: Leaders Claim Success, 1850 Total Attendees (Including Giant Banana & Talking Triangle) (2007)

All About My Avatar: The story behind amazing strange avatars (2007)

Fighting the Front: When fascists open an HQ in Second Life, chaos and exploding pigs ensue (2007)

Copying a Controversy: Copyright concerns come to the Metaverse via... the CopyBot! (2006)

The Penguin & the Zookeeper: Just another unlikely friendship formed in The Metaverse (2006)

"—And He Rezzed a Crooked House—": Mathematician makes a tesseract in the Metaverse — watch the videos! (2006)

Guarding Darfur: Virtual super heroes rally to protect a real world activist site (2006)

The Skin You're In: How virtual world avatar options expose real world racism (2006)

Making Love: When virtual sex gets real (2005)

Watching the Detectives: How to honeytrap a cheater in the Metaverse (2005)

The Freeform Identity of Eboni Khan: First-hand account of the Black user experience in virtual worlds (2005)

Man on Man and Woman on Woman: Just another gender-bending avatar love story, with a twist (2005)

The Nine Souls of Wilde Cunningham: A collective of severely disabled people share the same avatar (2004)

Falling for Eddie: Two shy artists divided by an ocean literally create a new life for each other (2004)

War of the Jessie Wall: Battle over virtual borders -- and real war in Iraq (2003)

Home for the Homeless: Creating a virtual mansion despite the most challenging circumstances (2003)

Newstex_Author_Badge-Color 240px
JuicyBomb_NWN5 SL blog
Ava Delaney SL Blog
Ava