Why is it that the on-screen orgasm continues to be regarded as the grand finale of a sexual encounter in virtual space, despite the fact that the love-juice explosion is totally simulated? In the case of Second Life, a cyberclimax might be depicted by a graphical cloud of whitish, spiraling particles made to suggest cum, or it also could be expressed strictly via text.
Either way, why is there so much emphasis on it, especially when, visually speaking, it’s not in fact the real McCoy? I mean, if we’re talking about bona fide orgasms happening off-screen, that’s one thing, and it’s totally cool to try to simultaneously convey that in a virtual setting. But I would say that in the context of sex in a place like Second Life, that’s not always the case. It may many times be more of a matter of going through the motions to parallel an ideal that’s much more relevant in the physical world. Or perhaps it might be just to cater to the ego of a virtual sex partner, or even to validate his or her abilities as a virtual lover.
In real-life, the orgasm does in fact denote the conclusion of an intimate encounter, particularly when a male is involved, in large part because the male becomes flaccid, unless Viagra is a factor. So it’s understandable that it’s the superlative punctuation mark of intercourse.
But on-screen, there is nothing authentically biological unfolding when two digital forms fornicate inside a pseudo bedroom. So why do the users behind the avatars in many cases apparently feel compelled to depict ejaculation? Is it because it’s the only way they feel they can achieve the sense of closure that real-life orgasm provides?
In theory, avatars can keep on going and going and going like the Energizer Bunny without ever having to worry about the longevity limitations that biological genitalia have. In Second Life, for example, in many instances all you have to do is left-click to give rise to a penis’ erection.
At any rate, I guess my point is, if two avatars are having sex for a relatively prolonged period, and eventually the sparks of genuine passion stop flying, why is it that someone can’t initiate an end to the encounter merely through some tactful verbal means?
Maybe the best thing to do would be to be honest about it. Maybe in such cases, one can just gracefully and diplomatically withdraw from whatever sex position is being executed at the moment, and say something simple, like, “Oh, that was fun …” Yada yada yada. Ya know? Why does the ‘orgasm’ have to be such an obligation?
A phenomena worth pondering, I think.
* Photo taken at NuMall Mature, Tiretta, 253,9,43.
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