Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Interacting around sexuality in Second Life
FFU + JORI Tokyo Crystal Estate
Before people engage in sex they generally engage in chit-chat. IM chit-chat is the place where social activity happens in Second Life. People generally collect around other people who can write the same language. Second Life supports VOIP but text is still more popular since it provides more animosity.
People can hear local chat near their avatar. People can IM at a distance but the convention of standing around, looking at each other and chatting in a public channel like this has been adopted for group conversations.
A group can have a shared conversation in open chat. After this a particular couples will enter private Instant Message conversations were the activity of "cyber sex" usually takes place. People may share animations while engaging in sexual text messaging. The combination of sharing a sexual animation and sexual IM is what constitutes "cyber" or virtual sex in Second Life.
The hand out typing means the person is typing in public chat.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life