Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Virtually Knocked Up' - an update on the SL pregnancy discussion

You all know that I blogged recently about pregnancies in Second Life, but I got an email from a reader a day or two ago that opened up my eyes to a lot more about this than I had even imagined.

The friend that emailed (we'll call her Kelly) really went into a pretty detailed explanation of why people might choose to be 'pregnant' in Second Life. I can honestly say that I really had no idea some of this was going on and although I'm not completely surprised about it, I am intrigued.

She mentions that in addition to the people that 'get pregnant' because they see it as a logical extension of their second lives, there are the fetishists - the people that are excited and aroused sexually by pregnancy and birth. People are having breeding parties, porn-inspired consultations with midwives, and "lots of kinky sex". There are pregnant porn models doing photo shoots that are then sold. Kelly mentions this is "surprisingly lucrative". I was fairly sure there would be pregnancy fetishists in Second Life, but I guess I never thought that it might go as far as selling photos of pregnant porn models having sex with each other.

In Kelly's email she also mentions that many women who are pregnant in Second Life never even bother to buy the prim babies because "the only thing worse than being a soccer mom in RL is being one in SL." Amen to that, sister.

I want to thank Kelly and all my other readers for continuing to open my eyes to things that I blog about or things you're involved with. I find it fascinating, intriguing and unbelievably interesting.



Roisin Hotaling said...

I recently met a woman in SL who says she's going through an SL pregnancy to get a vague idea of what it might be like in RL. She told me she is moving to be with her sweetheart soon and they plan to be married and perhaps have children, so she wants to experience it in SL first before she does in RL.

She said she actually found it a bit annoying to be told when to have a drink of juice, to lie down and rest, etc., and that the prim baby, when born, will likely reside only in her inventory. I thought it was an interesting take on the subject.

pixel bailey said...

I think so too Roisin. It seems like there are so many different reasons and so many different viewpoints that they all seem interesting!

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