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The Oldest Profession in the Newest Worlds

Posted in ART, cyber, EROTICA, GAMES, kinky, LIFE, MEDIA, PROSTITUTION, PSYCHOLOGY, SEXUALITY, SOCIETY, Uncategorized, VIRTUAL WORLDS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2012/02/10 by pixierain

Piotr Kopik is a multimedia artist based in Warsaw, Poland. His work encompasses installations and live performances, graphic art, animation and machinima, painting and drawing.

He is currently working on a RL/SL documentary investigating the use of avatars as prostitutes and escorts.

Although the full documentary is scheduled for release later in 2012, a trailer video is available for us to see what Piotr has in mind.

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The documentary’s premise appears to be straightforward. Piotr, in a small non-human abstract-shaped avatar, films himself having voice sex with Second Life prostitutes. He then presents that footage to philosophers, sexologists, sociologists, writers, artists, professors and other experts for comment.

I think it is fair to say that although the commentators may well be experts in their own field, some are clearly quite naïve or unknowledgeable about Second Life. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing in itself, from a documentary point of view. However, the remarks by Grzegorz Kowalski (Visual Arts Professor) that “Avatars are asexual to me” and “No matter what you do, it will never be pornography” seem to me to be very wide of the mark. What do you think?

I noticed that some of the SL filming appears to be rather clumsy, with the camera crashing into and through avatars’ heads. If a machinima appeared on NaughtyMachinma or SLPORN containing such a basic filming error, it could quite rightly be open to criticism. I am thinking that perhaps we need to give the benefit of the doubt in this case and assume it to be a deliberate editorial technique designed to “break immersion” and therefore exaggerate and emphasis the avatar/real person relationship.

I think my biggest concern is the danger that Piotr and his pool of experts represent that class of people that I have elsewhere described as “being *in* Second Life, but not being *part* of Second Life”.

This attitude, which can be seen in many of the educationalists in SL, in the investigators and market researchers, in some artists and, indeed, even in some Linden Lab employees results in a definite disconnect between the person and their avatar; an “outsider” approach to Second Life.

I think Piotr’s documentary has the potential to be interesting and penetrating – but only if he can avoid treating the subject matter as an “observer/outsider” and actually immerse himself. If he doesn’t manage to do this then the danger is that his film will be just another muckraking lampoon of Second Life which us residents cannot and will not take seriously.

And this would be both a shame and a missed opportunity.

The jury is still out.

Pixie Rain 

Cross-posted from http://jennnnnajameson.blogspot.com/2012/02/oldest-profession-in-newest-worlds.html

Sexand Life pixelporn at Amsterdam Art Fair

Posted in ART, BDSM, cyber, EROTICA, EVENTS, FETISH, FREEDOM, GAMES, kinky, LIFE, MEDIA, PORNO, PSYCHOLOGY, SEXUALITY, SINGULARITY, SOCIETY, TECHNOLOGY, VIRTUAL WORLDS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/05/20 by Wekomen Klaar

Some very kinky Second Life avatar images are exposed this week at a big art festival in Amsterdam, Holland: ‘Kunstvlaai /Artpie’ !

To our surprise the electronic arts organisation Planetart selected to exhibit the slideshow of the Sexand Life Flickr group! (online access only with a Flickr account or view a Flickriver ‘safe’ selection)

So if you are anywhere near Amsterdam: Please check it out yourself at the center of the Gashouder dome. This nine day art fair closes sundaynight may 23rd! Of course there is a lot more cool stuff to see and experience.

[ original photo uploaded by P M Punt ]

If your not able to visit Amsterdam, some photos and videos of this exhibition can be found on the web:

Facebook Kunstvlaai photo’s on Facebook

Flickr Kunstvlaai group


[ original photo uploaded by P M Punt ]

[original photo uploaded by PLANETART]

More sites with pics will show up probably.

Videogames: ‘Utterly barren of SEX’?

Posted in cyber, GAMES, LIFE, MEDIA, SEXUALITY, SOCIETY, TECHNOLOGY, VIRTUAL WORLDS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/02/03 by Wekomen Klaar

The PC Gaming blog  Rock, Paper Shotgun published an Interesting article: (found via Blondin Linden in the SL Zindra Alliance Group)

“RPS In Second Life: An Orgasmic Bellowing”

Pay any attention to that irreverent, smiling spectre we call technology journalism and you’ll probably know two things about Second Life. ONE: That it’s very successful, and the millions of dollars it rakes in are shared with its dashing player entrepreneurs. TWO: That it’s full of sex.”


“The sex, all those animations, the sound packs full of squeaks and moans, the skanky clothes and variety of downloadable erections, they all exist to augment Second Life.”

Second Life’s sex trade doesn’t represent players creating pornography within the framework of the game. More often than not, it’s simply another part of socialising that players want to simulate. Players will meet, chat, romance one another over however many days or minutes, and then have sex.”

“it’s staggering the degree to which the games industry seems to be laughing these people off as a bunch of hilarious perverts. The money being spent on sex here is a grand shout out from the Second Life community, an orgasmic bellowing from the rooftops that shouldn’t be ignored. It says two things: One, many gamers are tremendously unafraid of virtual sex and/or virtual romance. Two, they’re willing to pay for it.”


“The West doesn’t shy away from romantic novels, sexy TV shows or porn movies, and Second Life is a naked statement that we have no problem with digital eroticism. So why are we being trounced on the erotic videogame front?


In 15 years the idea that the Western videogames industry was once utterly barren of sex games will be a mad thought.

Read the entire article with many interesting comments: rockpapershotgun.com/2010/02/01/rps-second-life-an-orgasmic-bellowing

Untitled snapshot, originally uploaded by ~•♥ klara ♥•~, January 31, 2010, taken in the virtual world Second Life

Still relevant to this topic, an article by Vint Valken from november 2008:

Doing Pixel Boom Boom – not limited to SL?

“I’m sure ‘pixel boom boom’ – an euphemism for ‘3D virtual sex’ or whomever you wish to call it – happens in other Virtual Worlds and MMORPG’s too. Yet, Second Life gets always targeted by the RL press. Of course, you have ‘dedicated’ virtual worlds such as the Red Light Center, but I wonder, do World of Warcraft, the Sims, Entropia Universe, … avatars have a sex life too? And all the necessary bits & pieces to make ‘virtual intercourse’ a true ‘immersive experience’? :D”

Read the full article with many relevant comments: vintfalken.com/doing-pixel-boom-boom-not-limited-to-sl


IMVU Orgy, originally uploaded by Shara Rile, October 17, 2008, taken in the virtual world IMVU

Please share your links on this topic in the comments

Zindra: ‘Adults’ only

Posted in BDSM, EROTICA, FETISH, FREEDOM, kinky, PORNO, SEXUALITY, SOCIETY, VIRTUAL WORLDS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2009/08/11 by Wekomen Klaar

Due to the “Adult Content Project”, many places you enjoy are being forced to move to the new continent of Zindra. In order to access Zindra you must verify through either Payment Info on file or through an Age verification process. To find out how to verify, you may click this sign to take you to the web-page, detailing this process

Jilliane Sideways & Dorothy Urvilan flashed their boobs for this snapshot at the CumFor’t Zone (Suck Slaves Hall)

Did you already know about these changes in Second Life? What do you think about it? Please share your thoughts!

Snapshot by eisie_etchegaray

Porn-art festival ends with Global Voice Orgy and visit by His Rezzin’ Highness

Posted in ART, BDSM, EROTICA, FETISH, LIFE, MEDIA, PORNO, SEXUALITY, TECHNOLOGY, VIRTUAL WORLDS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2009/04/20 by Wekomen Klaar

PORNOSOPHY: A TWO WEEK ART FESTIVAL OF PORNOGRAPHY, CREATIVITY AND CONTROVERSY

The Pornosophy Closing Party is over and what a succesfull groundbreaking art show the Pornosophy Freak Showroom was! Also it could not have ended any better then it did, with a surprise visit from V.I.A. (Very Important Avatar), Philip Linden himself!

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We tweeted a selection of local chat quotes from the final hours of the Pornosophy Closing Party. Please check it out @ twitter.com/sexandlife (with event staff permission. In case you see yourself rather not published this way on the web, we will delete it of course)

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GROUP CYBER SEX

The most hawt action was not logged at all, but was going on in the voicechat channels! A truly international kinky crowd, with all kinds of exotic accents, were having a real fun Celebration of Cybersex with ‘dirty talk’ on their mic’s! While their avatars were  going wild on the dancefloor at the live DJ tunes. (and in some secret corners of the carnival ground…)

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SECOND LIFE FOUNDER VISITS PORNOSOPHY

A historically even more significant text has just been published by Jacopo Perentias well as by  Chianera Cioc: An unedited chatlog about Sex, Drugs ‘n’ Art with no other then the Visionary Viceroy of Virtual worlds: Philip Linden! A.k.a the founder of the revolutionary free metaverse Second Life (secondlife.com)  and Linden Lab former CEO: Philip “I’m-not-building-a-game.-I’m-building-a-new-continent.”Rosedale,

[21:40] Chianera Cioc: OMG
[21:40] Chianera Cioc: you are the real Philip Linden!

[21:41] Philip Linden: thats me.


Screenshots by Loglady Loon (View LARGE)

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A SURPRISE REZZ

Philip Linden arrived totally unexpected over an hour after the closure of the Pornosophy Freak Show. Fortunately the Italian Freak Showroom event organisers Loglady Loon, Jacopo Perenti and some of their staff were still online. Even though it was around 06:30 am in Italy when Philip rezzed on the ModaSL sim. They must have been exhausted after this people packed party night and these two nervwrecking weeks full of much work, excitement and controversy for the ModaSL staff! Some sponsors pulled out of the art show for ”vulgarity” arguments reasons, Chianera Cioc got banned from SL for a dayJacopo Perenti even got complete ban from  SL for more days during the exibition!

The Pornosophy Freakshow hosts kindly offered Philip an exclusive V.I.A. -tour around the closed porn-art exhibit fairground. Luckily all the amazing pornographic artworks were not de-rezzed yet!

Now the exhibition is over, all the works will also be published on the web, you can probably find them gradually

flickr.com/groups/freak_show and

@ flickr.com/photos/tags/pornosophy

flickriver.com/photos/tags/pornosophy

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UPDATE! Also please read this interesting review by Bunny Brickworks at The Alphaville Herald:

Pornosophy and Philip Linden – The Renaissance of Porn Part 2

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Pornosophy Closing Party on April 20th

Posted in ART, EROTICA, EVENTS, FETISH, kinky, MEDIA, PORNO, SEXUALITY, Uncategorized, VIRTUAL WORLDS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2009/04/17 by Wekomen Klaar

2pm – 8 pm PDT (23:00 – 5:00 CET)

ModaSL region, Second Life

slurl.com/secondlife/ModaSL/126/75/1144





Older SexandLife.tk post: Pornosophy: art exhibit until April 20th

New: SLag Magazine

Posted in EROTICA, FETISH, LIFE, MEDIA, PORNO, SEXUALITY, TECHNOLOGY, Uncategorized, VIRTUAL WORLDS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2009/04/09 by Wekomen Klaar

The premiere issue of SLag magazine has finally been released!

Hereby I simply have to give big compliments to editor-in-chief GLAMOURAMAMA BOA and her team: For publishing such an impressive digital glossy on virtual kinkyness, for free!   Congratulations for this achievement!

On pages 11/12 there is an article by Subversive Vavoom titled: ‘SLexual Revolution’. Allthough it wouldn’t really have been neccesary to keep my name anonymous (as ‘Wekomen Klaar‘ is a pseudonym anyway), I am really pleased to see the published article quote from the email interview she did with me. I hope it encourages many people to express their sexuality creatively in a way that had not been done before in their personal lives, or in general.

“Yes definitely we are at the beginning of a new sexual revolution in general I believe. Probably sexually the most liberal virtual world Second Life does play a role in this. At Flickr proof of this can be found: Two years ago there was hardly any explicit sexual SL images on Flickr, or of any virtual world for that matter.”

“But look at the amount and average quality now. SL has certainly brought a new dimension in visualization of peoples fantasies, and brought a new level in human history for brains to connect . (brains: the most important sex-organs!) “

“You can see SL erotica slowly getting more mixed and accepted by the conventional RL erotica art / porn scenes. And I am sure some people from those scenes are discovering SL through this way and getting in on it out of curiosity and are adding their individual creativity. I am sure SL sex is already influencing RL art and porn culture. And therefore it is doing something to the minds of people, not only in SL.”

“Anyway i think whatever happens at Linden Lab, be it bankruptcy, censorship or other counteractions by external conservative forces against free sexual expression, “the genie is too much out of the closet already” for this new sexual revolution to be totally dependent on SL I hope.”

Wekomen Klaar

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