Second Life Without Sex Would Be a Sad Life, Indeed

Second Life Without Sex Would Be a Sad Life, Indeed – One of the great joys of a virtual world like Second Life is the ability to indulge in fantasy limited only by your own patience and skill with the tools. But there’s nothing virtual about the anxiety felt by Second Life residents after Linden Labs “clarifies” its policies on Mature content. [Wired]
Second Life Without Sex Would Be a Sad Life, IndeedOne of the great joys of a virtual world like Second Life is the ability to indulge in fantasy limited only by your own patience and skill with the tools. But there’s nothing virtual about the anxiety felt by Second Life residents after Linden Labs “clarifies” its policies on Mature content.

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