Thursday, April 15, 2010


"OMG most of the women avs in SL are males in RL."

For starters, that is not true, at least not everywhere. Almost all of the women who attend Kira and Play as Being are also female in RL, for example — and they are a third to half of the attendees at most events.

But the larger question is, why does it matter? Why do people not say "OMG did you know that almost all of the lions in SL are human in RL?"


  1. It matters when people contemplate more than simple conversation with others. It matters still more when emotional attachment becomes a possibility. Not everyone is bisexual.

  2. Yes, I agree. Ideally it would not matter but it is one widely shared source of fear. The fear of having an affair with someone who's of the "wrong" gender.