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Wonderland: Virtual Adultery and Cyberspace Love

February 07th, 2008 | Category: Relationships, TV, Virtual Sex

Just in case you’ve missed it, as this has been posted on several Second Life blogs, the BBC has aired a documentary on virtual adultery and cyberspace love, called Wonderland: Virtual Adultery and Cyberspace Love, and it covers both love and adultery with real life examples, one couple who met because of Second Life and another that is coming apart because they are not happy together and Second Life has helped her find something she says she needed.

If you are in Britain, you can watch the whole video here, for everyone else, I have posted the first 10 minute video below, part two is here, part three is here and part four is here.

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Linden Labs Clarifies their “Ageplay” Policy

November 14th, 2007 | Category: Child Protection, Legal, Virtual Sex

In a post on the Second Life blog, Kend Linden clarifies the ageplay policy from Linden Labs, in which they disallowed depictions of and or engagement of sexualized conduct with avatars that resemble children. Specifically, real-life images, avatar portrayals, and other depictions of sexual or lewd acts involving or appearing to involve children or minors are not allowed within Second Life. In this post, they outline the three key elements that are specifically disallowed.

(1) participation by Residents in lewd or sexual acts in which one or more of the avatars appears to represent minors (or the depiction of such acts in images, video, textures, or text) is a violation of the Community Standards;

(2) promoting or catering to such behavior or representations violates our Community Standards. For instance, the placement of avatars appearing to represent minors in proximity to “sex beds” or other sexualized graphics, objects, or scripts, would violate our Community Standards, as would the placement of sexualized “pose balls” or other content in areas depicting playgrounds or children’s spaces;

(3) the graphic depiction of children in a sexual or lewd manner violates our Community Standards. Source: Clarification of Policy Disallowing “Ageplay”

My favorite part, and I quote

Of course, any images, chat or other conduct which leads us to believe actual minor children are involved will lead to swift action, including reporting to the appropriate authorities.

Now if only Linden Labs could actually find this stuff when it is pointed out to them, maybe they can actually give this policy some teeth. Here is the video from Sky News that shined a light on some of the seedier things going on in Second Life concerning child avatars.

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Pedophilia in Virtual Worlds

October 31st, 2007 | Category: Child Protection, Discussion, Legal, Virtual Sex

Updated october 31, 2007

I have to ask this question, even though it creeps me out to even think about it, but is pedophilia really possible in Second Life? One would have to say yes, because it is entirely possible that a youngster playing an avatar could have sex with an adult playing another avatar, but, if you stick to avatars that have payment info on file, that should prevent it from happening accidentally.

But, what about people who are looking to have sex, even if it’s virtually, with children? Since the US Supreme Court removed the virtual children clause, Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, the federal definition requires that an actual child exist, so, for right now, I don’t think by the letter of the law that it is illegal if two adults engage in the activity, it’s certainly sick, but I’m not going to get into all that.

Linden Labs has made it known how they feel about child pornography, which is certainly more applicable, I’m just not sure how animations or cartoons would fit into that category.

Linden Lab’s stance on child pornography

Linden Lab has absolutely zero tolerance for depictions of child pornography within Second Life. We were outraged to see the images that ARD showed us, and will cooperate fully with any legal authorities that choose to investigate the individuals involved in such activities. Child pornography is, of course, illegal and as such is a breach of our Terms of Service. It goes without saying that anyone engaged in this activity will be permanently banned from Second Life, and subject to legal consequences.

What are the consequences?

We simply will not tolerate the depiction of sexual or lewd acts involving minors in Second Life.

If Linden Lab learns that someone is engaging in, advertising or promoting locations or activities involving the depiction of sexual or lewd acts involving minors, their account will be terminated, and we will fully cooperate with all appropriate authorities.

If a Resident possesses or distributes real-world pornographic images in Second Life that appear to involve minors, their account will be terminated and their details provided to real-world authorities, as has always been our policy. Source: Accusations Regarding Child Pornography in Second Life

Lowell Cremorne did some looking around when this first came about from Linden Labs, and in his post here, you can see the kinds of child like avatars that came up when he searched for child, I’m glad he blacked out that first one, brrr.

Which brings me to the whole point of this post, a blog post from the Second Life section of Reuters says that the UK is going to investigate pedophilia in virtual worlds, they will be looking for depictions of adult-child sex and trying to track down the pedophiles.

But the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) said Second Life isn’t being specifically targeted. “Our interest is wherever on the Internet children are,” a spokeswoman told Reuters. “We place officers into a number of virtual worlds.”

The CEOP takes a dim view of age play, even when both avatars have confirmed their identity as consenting adults. “Why would a 56-year-old man masquerade as a 13-year-old child? That’s something that would concern us,” the spokeswoman said. Source: UK to investigate pedophilia in virtual worlds

That concerns me as well and I hope they can find and eliminate them all from virtual worlds and real life for that matter. So, maybe the US doesn’t consider it illegal, the UK seems to think it is, and if I can help in anyway I certainly will.

This is kind of interesting as well because while I was checking out the sim, The Legend of Autumn Hollow, this child avatar came in and was looking around, eventually she came up to me and we started talking, which was weird to start with, but when she asked if I had a girlfriend, I bet my jaw hit my desk, I didn’t know what to say, but she kept on talking and eventually said he sister needs a good looking guy like me. I felt a little better after that and we actually ended up working together some and finding some of the items in the treasure hunt, she was kind of cute, she did not go out of character, talking like a child the whole time, skipping around and asking silly questions, but it was certainly a moment I will never forget when it comes to Second Life and another reason I would rather no child avatars be allowed inworld at all. Thanks God she didn’t hit on me!

A post at Techcrunch, Virtual Pedophilia Report Bad News For Second Life discusses Virtual Pedophilia in Second Life, and I am amazed at the commentators who say it’s okay as it’s two consenting adults, sure, that may be true if this happened in their own homes, but this is a virtual world where anyone can see it, sure there are some restricted areas, but if you can get into the area, you can pretty much watch anything happening with the camera. It would be very easy for a child to register and end up seeing this type of stuff, depending on what they search for, kids, children, etc.

I wrote this before I read and watched the Sky News report, but now that I have seen it, I am even more disgusted, the areas they have setup are swing sets with child avatars swinging on them, talk about trying to make it look like real life. I just added the video below.

“Wonderland is a virtual children’s playground where pedophiles cruise and kids are solicited,” said Farrell.

“At first site it looks like a real-life playground.

“Here child-like avatars are not just playing on swings - they’re offering sex. These are virtual children of all ages - even toddlers.

“After talking to one child I was offered a range of sordid and sick sexual acts.

“My avatar had entered a virtual pedophile ring. Obviously, I declined the offers and reported my disturbing findings.” Source: Perverts Use Virtual World For Fantasies

Wonderland needs shut down, it’s no wonder that almost every newbie I saw and talked to coming into Second Life in the CSI area the other night mentioned, hookers, sex or having fun, that’s all they think we do inworld.

Warning: The might not be considered safe for work, although I don’t think anyone is naked.

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Debate: Is it appropriate to be a child avatar on SL?

October 18th, 2007 | Category: Child Protection, Debate, Legal, Virtual Sex

By Stone Culdesac

There is going to be a debate at 8:00pm SL time and the topic is Is it appropriate to be a child avatar on SL? I don’t think it’s appropriate at all to play a child avatar in Second Life, even in role playing situations; this is just one of those taboo things I think Linden Labs should just outright outlaw. I have seen some freaky stuff in Second Life, some things you just want to take your brain out and scrub it down real good, so I know there are probably some situations where child avatars are being used in ways that are illegal in real life, so, if there is a chance that someone could see something bad going on with a kid, why even take the chance that it could happen?

I think I have read more bad stuff about people being worried about animal avatars than I have child avatars, and there has been talk about banning bestiality in Second Life because it is illegal in many states, while others think it’s okay since there is no real animal involved. Check out these images of stuff that has been going on in Second Life with animal avatars and human avatars, Animal Love in Second Life Warning: NSFW! But, I guess it all comes down to what you believe, and I don’t believe I want to even have the chance of seeing some adult avatar doing anything to a child avatar. Nuff said.

I will probably check this out, at least there will be someone thrown to the pit at the end. ;)

What: Debate (Moderated) - Is it appropriate to be a child avatar on SL?

When: Oct 18, 2007 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Thursday)

Where: sLiterary Second Life

Tags: Education Elealora Writer learning Second Life sLiterary

Description: Moderated by Sodovan Torok, the new host for our weekly Thursday AVATAR vs. AVATAR debates, our moderated debate series put two strong debaters head to head in battle over words and words only until the end. AVATAR will meet AVATAR on debate night, and… we’d start off from there.

TOPIC: Is it appropriate to be a child avatar on Second Life?

The LOSER will be kicked off the floor, to freefall onto the ground roughly 30m below at sole discretion and mercy of the WINNER after audience and moderator announces verdict. Or, the audience might decide to put both AVATARS on the pit and slow-roast ‘em alive.

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres served.

Second Life URL.

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Escorts for your Avatar in Second Life

August 12th, 2007 | Category: Escorts, Prostitution, Virtual Sex

Been reading some interesting articles today about escorts in Second Life, how it’s legal since it’s mostly like phone sex, how much money they make, what types there are, etc. The first stop here is the Second Life Herald where Jessica Holyoke asked Robin Linden straight up if it was illegal and whether they planned to do anything about it.

I went to Robin Linden’s office hours today to find out if Escorts or Strippers are on their way out of SL. Many residents feel that with gambling gone, escorting is next to being hit with the banstick. When asked about the reasons for the gambling ban, Robin Linden stated that simulated prostitution and stripping were legal acts and that the gambling ban was placed into effect for legal compliance reasons. The gambling ban was not instituted as a means for There-ing up SL.

But once again today, I was told by a commentator that SL Escorts and Strippers are engaging in illegal acts. That somehow, somewhere there might be a law making escorting in SL illegal according to at least one commentator. There is no evidence to back up his assertion. There is no law against SL Escorting and Stripping. But in talking about whether there could be a legal ban against escorting, I decided to see how I would legislate against it. And looking for the answer raised the bigger issue, what are we doing? Source: Op/Ed: Escorts OK - If SL Is Like Phone Sex

Then I ran into this post from VintFalken.com, SLescorting services: the RL value which talks about escorts having to pay taxes in Belgium, the average wage being about minimum wage for these SL escorts and the fact that if the economy was really in trouble, their wages would be affected.

Everybody is that worried about the Second Life economy, but somehow they look only at the whole Ginko affair and the USD/L$ exchange rates. If an economy is really staggering, wages get influenced too, right? That’s why Lillie Yifu’s report on SL’s Escort market is an interesting one to read. Besides a description of all the different ‘branches’ of the industry, she also gives an overview of the money the girls make in the executive summary. I hope she keeps this up and gives us a monthly or bi-monthly report of how the escort salaries are evolving. Just to get a better idea of the actual value of the services rendered, I did some recounting to USD (assuming L$250/US$1.00) and Euro (assuming EUR1/US$1.38079) Source: SLescorting services: the RL value

Well, this post from an actual escort gives great incite into the types of avatars that use escorts, the different things you should expect in the varying price ranges from the different types of escorts available in Second Life, she talks about gay escorts and how they are actually better than their female counterparts, but, they are much harder to find as they don’t advertise as much, just promote themselves in clubs. She also brings up the fact that women pamper themselves with visits to a salon, so why not spend six bucks in Second Life and be treated like a goddess for a little bit too.

Executive Summary

Whore/Slut play: 200L :10, 350L :30, 500L 1:00 (plus room cost)
Escort 350L-500L :15, 600L-800L :30 1500L 1:00 (plus room cost)
Top quality SL 600L-800L :15 1500L :30 2500L-3000L 1:00 (will have her own place)
Vox 1500L :15 (will have her own place)
Cam 3000L :15 average 10K :15 HD (will have her own place)
Contract 10K/wk non exclusive, 20K/wk premium, 30K/wk exclusive.
Corp: 25 USD-40 USD/hr for corporate work, with sl sex as a fringe benefit
Clubs: varies widely depending on selection and service.

Ways to find:

Dance clubs: 150L to get topless, 400L nude. 350L personal lap dance/bj for :10 or :15 on site.
Ads: Most places that show up in a search for escorts have ads, checking ads are free.
Freelancing: Orgy rooms no, since they ban escorting, but free lance clubs, such as Escorts Alliance allow freelancing. Many BDSM sex dungeons allow, or wink at, freelancing. There are several boutique clubs that cater to specific needs, such as BDSM. There is one very good trans-sexual place right now: She-male sanctuary.

SL escorting runs from desperate girls starting out, to experienced citizens of the sl universe who go far beyond sexual services. It includes girls having fun, married women taking a break from the tedium of their lives, men creating pornography, and up and comers of both genders using escorting as a way to distinction in sl. There is a wide range of tastes and services. At the lower end, you are really just paying to keep the playdopes away, weeding out the “wanna fuck now!?!?!?!!” crowd, but really it is for mutual amusement. At the middle are girls paying for their pixel shopping addictions and using escorting to get set up. At the top are people who have rl qualifications, either because they do rl pornography for a living, or because they have rl skills that are useful in sl. Source: The Escort Market in SL

This has been some interesting reading, but the one thing I have noticed in Second Life, if you have a good looking avatar, the girls will be on you every time you enter a club anyway, I have been in a club once with two girls while I was being IM’ed by several other girls including 2 girls who wanted me to join them. So, guys, if you are going to spend money on virtual sex, you may as well put it into making your avatar look better and then you will only have time invested by talking to the females, and that is certainly better, as ones who really want to do it are certainly better than ones who just get paid for it. Think about it, and if you need some pointing in the right direction concerning your avatar, email me at eubeenhadd at gmail.com and I can put you in touch with someone who will help you for a fee.

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