Wednesday, 3 September 2008

More Cyber-Nookie

(photo by Dr. Joanne)

Following on from the intriguing BBC documentary we featured in June comes a Guardian piece on how virtual world software is evolving to allow for increased realism in online whoopie. From Paul McNamara:

'People have been getting it together online for years now, whether it's via dating and contact websites or virtually via their avatars in online worlds such as World of Warcraft and Second Life. But it took a Florida plumber to develop a system that further blurs the line between the virtual and real worlds.'

Ooooo. Sticky.

Read the full article here.

And if that isn't enough to get you all flustered, the Guardian's Alexs Krotoski has penned an interesting piece on Cyber-sex in Second Life:

'It turns out that people who use Second Life are a randy bunch. Most online sex estimates place active online sexual activity around the 2% mark (versus passive, like looking at pictures and videos), whereas the vast majority of the people I surveyed between April and December 2006 have had at least one sexual encounter in the virtual world. Brits are a particularly active bunch which, depending on your views on online pleasure, is either a great thing for international relations or a sad state of affairs in the bedrooms of Blighty.'

Read more about Alexs' research here.

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