Spam email is not something I tend to suffer from – I have rather robust measures in place to avoid it, nevertheless, no system is foolproof and some messages do manage to elude my defences. Recently, I’ve had one rogue email that keeps on sneaking through which is offering me breakthrough drugs for my ailing potency. Clearly, these aren’t going to be of much use to me, but I’m quite happy to forward them to anyone who is suffering such unfortunate circumstances.
It does bring to my mind however the whole thorny topic of SL sex – mainly because, I’m reliably informed that gentleman avatars do not come ready equipped with ‘appendages’, which has resulted in a healthy niche market for attachable – and scripted – dangly bits. The same is true, of course, of lady avatars who when they come into the virtual world are similarly ill-equipped for, shall we say, full functionality! Personally, I do of course, completely understand the desire to look and ‘feel’ that all the appropriate bits are in their rightful place and that our avatars are not bowdlerised freaks of nature, but when it comes to the whole properly performing protuberances position, I’m less than persuaded.
I’ve always been a little surprised by the sheer lengths (no pun intended), and not inconsiderable expense, some male avatars will go to in order to primp and preen their tackle – maybe it’s a male thing, I don’t know. As for myself, I’m perfectly happy if things look anatomically correct, and are generally kept covered up in public – and that goes for the female variety too. I really do question the need for something that has a full range of angle of dangle, is capable of producing a wide variety of questionable bodily secretions in various doses, can perform tricks, and (for all I know) is able to sing The Star Spangled Banner in fourteen different languages!
To be absolutely honest, the whole realm of pixel sex is something that leaves me rather bemused. I have – of course – tried it, who hasn’t? But, I really cannot see the attraction of it, or understand why so many seem so so obsessed with it. After all, at the end of the day – and I shall put this as delicately as I can – one’s real pleasure is likely to be ultimately taking place in private and is a purely solo affair, stimulated by what is occuring on the screen in front of one; and with that in mind, I really don’t understand the allure that watching simulated activities perpetrated by pixels could possibly hold. To me, it’s no different really to watching Fred and Wilma Flintstone getting it on together – and I find it quite difficult to grasp how on earth such cartoon antics can be a turn on? That said, it is true that the brain is the biggest sexual organ, so I can appreciate that there’s an awful lot of imagination in action, but surely there are better and more imaginative ways to employ it, even in the context of SL?
To me, bumping pixels is about as stimulating as watching pixel paint dry, once you’ve jumped on the poseball/bed/other ‘adult’ contraption, you may as well just wander off and do the hoovering in RL, have a cup of tea and catch up on your emails, than sit there bored and throwing in the occasional emote to show that you’re still participating. Maybe I’m just doing it wrong, or maybe I just need more in the way of stimulus to get me going? (This, by the way, is not an invitation to all and sundry to offer to show me how to do it properly, or to suggest that I just haven’t found the right person yet, and perhaps I might like to take advantage of their services to demonstrate that they are ‘the one’!)
So, straightforward virtual bonking is, as far as I’m concerned, a bit of a mystery – sure, if it works for you, great, but for me it’s a no thank you. I can however see where SL can play a role, and that’s when one starts to move away from the stricly vanilla to more exotic flavours of fun and shennanagins. There is a great variety of more adventurous entertainment to be had that may not be available to us in RL, and which perhaps might not even appeal to us in a real world context, or is dubious, questionable or patently impossible for us to even contemplate for real, (not that I’ve ever allowed that to deter me 😉 ). Yet inworld, we can give it all a go – even if it is to all intents just make-believe – and experiment, experience and enjoy a whole range of sexuality that may be denied us in real life.
But, as for plain old pixel porn… Nah, you can keep it!
But shoot it in the right direction
Make making it your intention – ooh yeah
Live those dreams
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax