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Monday, April 23, 2018


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The key sentences seem to be: "The current selection of human male avies", "I don't really want to be a sex idol / male fashion model / beefcake / stud", " just want to look normal." (Perhaps someone is thinking: "normal... with a tail and a non-human head", but the general body shape can be).

I know a guy that has a male human avatar, but based on a female shape and a (not too muscular) male skin, for similar reasons. He was unsatisfied with the SL male avatars, too much stereotypically stud, beefcake etc. He didn't like the head too (of the standard SL avatar). He played with the sliders until he gave up, then he felt better in that other way.
Like-wise, not everyone likes to show as a Barbie woman, with large breasts, deep cleavages, protruding bum, wearing high heels always. There were times that I felt the selection of normal shoes for women quite lacking.

There is a lot of these stereotypes in SL. Maybe someone dreams to be like that, maybe someone is into flirts and/or sex and believes to be more attractive, maybe someone is conditioned by stereotypes and models and even if they see every day how people are in real life, when they think of the appearance of their avatars, they end up with a stereotyped model (often with unnatural proportions too, like too long legs and too short arms).
I can understand when a person feels uncomfortable with those and not fitting with the selection, opting for something else eventually, just wanting to look "normal" (in a way or another).


This is more common than people realize! Same with non-human races in video games.

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