I find it sort of obvious that 92% of the 36% percent finding SL sex more fun than RL sex want their RL sex to be like what they have in SL. I mean, wouldn’t you want more fun?
The article is not clear on which sub-group they are referring to when they say 36% of the group has sex daily or weekly. That same sub-group is having RL sex monthly or yearly. Of the larger group of SL peeps having sex 11% have it daily or weekly. Fascinating. People are horny.
An interesting aspect of sex in SL is that those having sex seem to stay in SL longer. I wonder what that information does for the Lab’s thinking on whether to have sex in The Next Generation Platform, Project SANSAR?
It is not surprising to me that we are way more kinky in SL than we are in RL. In this study, often by a factor of 4 or 5 times more kinky.
Canary gets into the idea people have about Second Life and sex. From the information in the study one can easily make the claim that sex is the killer app of Second Life. That people think there is something bad about sex in Second Life is also pointed out as an oddity… or may be non-sequitur would be a better term.
I have no doubt our biggest problem with sex in SL is in balance. I like a man with a hard on. But, I don’t like noobies walking around with erections. That dichotomy is a balance thing. While hard to describe, it is perfectly clear to me what the problem is and what I do and don’t like. I think in some way that balance thing holds for all of us. The challenge is its being a different balance point for all of us.
There is that problem of I love him but not this other guy. I want that woman, but not that other woman. So, how do they approach us and not offend or annoy us? It isn’t easy and coming up with a balanced approach. Often what is tried doesn’t work. How many horrible pickup lines have herd? Or worse… used?
The article is long, well written, and I think way worth the time to read. I hope to see Drax and Jo do a show on the study. This is a subject where we need to grow up, get some perspective and honesty, and treat it like the real aspect of Second Life that it is.
At some future time Canary is going to do another study of sex in Second Life. Now I have to go see if I can get lucky…