Nov 15, 2008

Adultery in Second Life: No Shit, Sherlock!

Ever one to be on the cutting edge of virtual news, the UK's Daily Telegraph printed an article on the danger Second Life experiences leading to adultery. It seems that the only tales that grab the attention of the real world are focused on some sort of sexual behavior. This can be between a man and a woman, a man-who's-really-a-woman and a woman-who's-really-a-man, a adult and a child, a toaster and a skillet, or any combination of these. The kinkier the better.

Of course, the truth is that adultery is adultery whether it's in real life, Second Life, over the phone, or mediated by business trips by company executives. Like all things either novel or not understood, sex and Second Life are as compatible a pair as bacon and eggs, beer and wings, or ice-cream and chocolate. And the creative nature of Second Life also allows for residents to indulge in fantasies that are bounded only by an individual's ability to construct prims and scripts.

So if you're looking to get your name in print, just remember that sex still sells, and that if you can include an animal, a kitchen appliance, an old priest and a young priest, you'll stand a much better chance of making the big time.

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