It all started some months ago, when I read Webspelunker Ghostraven’s post about Naked, a nudist resort/sex sim in Second Life. In my early SL days, I used to frequent all sorts of such places, like many other people did and do.
What sets Naked apart, though, is its design and direction: Architecturally, there are references to classical antiquity; as far as its direction is concerned, while flirting and sex are encouraged, in my visits there I haven’t suffered the onslaught of obnoxious “flirting” that creeps many women out in other sims. Obviously, Cat (catredivivus, formerly known as Cat Lassally), the sim owner, runs a pretty tight ship.
But that’s not what really brought me to write this post. The Naked Regions are also home to various galleries that host (mostly erotic and sensual) exhibits by several SL artists. As a matter of fact, even the region dedicated to D/s play, Naked Bondage, is inspired by the writings of Anaïs Nin rather than the cookie-cutter bondage porn you’ll encounter on the internet.