Whilst it may seem that way at first glance, there is a growing sector of the multi-user virtual environment which is dedicated to more adult pursuits, and not necessarilly sexual.
Contrary to the insistence of a lot of young children, yelling "its just a game" into virtual reality social environments, VR is not just a game. Adult environments may be deeply personal and intimate, or healthy places to examine interests not meant for a child's eyes.
Adult VR worlds do not have to mean cybersex. Sometimes they are mature environments to wander and talk to others within, free from the presence of children.
World Review: Taurius
Not every persistent, immersive virtual environment is geared for kids, or is even suitable for them. At the same time, adult does not have to mean sexual.
Adult can simply be a nice, mature environment where friends can relax and interact.
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Giving Virtual Birth: 2009
We don't have the ability to recreate the feelings, trigger the emotions, and wonderful (and hellish) sensations of childbirth synthetically yet. However that has not stopped Second Life from going ahead.
Virtual Child Predation to Stop Physical Predation
At the time of writing this, there has been a massive brouhaha between the German Government and the virtual environment Second Life, over two objectionable issues. One has been the distribution of objectionable material containing children, the other adults dressing up as children for partner pleasure. Could the latter actually be a solution to the former?
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Romance and Relationship
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A Proposal of Marriage
A short, but pointed article about virtual marriage, both in the difficulties of a real marriage in the virtual, and how the emotional involvement changes things, and then a look at the roleplaying benefits of pretend virtual marriages ? as opposed to real virtual marriages.
Dating in VR
Alook at dating in VR; both currently, and in the near future. Examining the possibilities, and whetting the mind.
Imaginary Realities: Net Relationships
A reprint mirror of a food for thought article from the old Imaginary Realities e-zine. Published in 1998, all of its points on the wonderment and frustration of internet based relationships, ring just as true today as they did back then. Why then, have general media opinions remained virtually unchanged?
Long Distance Relationship Aids: Mutsugoto
Romantic keep-a-lives for long distance relationships have come in the shape of lamps that glow when one partner thinks of the other, flashing icons on one another's desktop that glow brighter when the other clicks theirs, and so on. A new attempt to enter that space, is Mutsugoto, an augmented reality drawing program.
Virtual Love: Quotes and Concepts
Ten quotes, garnered from all different fields, looking at the possibility of love, relationship, and lovemaking within virtual environments, rather than physical.
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