I’m inside Second Life as I write this. Well, kind of. My screen is split, with a Word document open on one half of my monitor and the virtual world of SL open on the other. My avatar Cheri Horton is standing by herself inside a sex/fetish club that caters partially to the intersexual segment of the transgendered demographic on the grid. But there’s no one in here for about the third consecutive night that I’ve checked it out.
I’m here because over the past several days, I’ve been directing most, if not all, of my in-world time toward trying to come into contact with SL inhabitants who profess to being transgendered, particularly androgynes or those who are bigendered like yours truly. Users sometimes share this type of information with others in-world via their avatar profiles. They also may proclaim such persuasions indirectly by joining groups made up of fellow users who share similar preferences, tastes or lifestyles (be it in real life or Second Life) and whose names may appear on the group membership lists.
So, to save myself time and trouble in trying to find people and places that are of interest to me, I recently became a member of a few TG groups here in SL. So far, I’ve had some luck. A couple of days ago, in fact, one SL hermaphrodite who evidently spotted my name on the list of a group we both belonged to sent me an IM to say hello. Next thing I knew, I invited my new acquaintance into my SL castle and we ultimately wound up in the sack together. For the record, it was enjoyable.
But nookie aside, what I am finding somewhat perplexing so far is what appears to be the intermingling of intersexuality and sissification inside Second Life. They seem to go together like cookies and milk here. I don’t know why that is just yet. (For the sake of reference, from what I understand, sissification is synonymous with feminization, and it means ‘forcing’ a submissive male into the traditionally female role, such as through gender reassignment or cross-dressing.) So yeah, I guess it’s kind of strange because I’ve been involved with the shemale and cross-dressing ‘scene’ in real life, and I’ve never even heard a word spoken about sissification, let alone hearing it uttered repeatedly like inside SL. (more…)