3D VIRTUAL WORLD CREATES NEW GENRE OF CYBER SEX

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Abstract

Sex is one of the biggest industries in the virtual world of Second Life—ranging from shops selling beds embedded with animation scripts to professional escort services. While virtual sex is not a new concept, the usage of avatars in a 3D immersive environment creates a level of interactivity unprecedented in former forms of cyber sex. In these virtual worlds, cyber sex includes dialogue as well as visual stimulation, and is unique in that the user is able to actively participate in the content development of both visual and textual elements of role-playing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference, ICT 2009, Society and Human Beings, SHB 2009 and Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities, WBC 2009 - Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009
EditorsGunilla Bradley, Piet Kommers
PublisherIADIS Press
Pages209-212
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789728924829
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IADIS International Conference, ICT 2009, Society and Human Beings, SHB 2009 and IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities, WBC 2009 - Part of the 3rd IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009 - Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Jun 21 2009Jun 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference, ICT 2009, Society and Human Beings, SHB 2009 and Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities, WBC 2009 - Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IADIS International Conference, ICT 2009, Society and Human Beings, SHB 2009 and IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities, WBC 2009 - Part of the 3rd IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityAlgarve
Period6/21/096/23/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

Keywords

  • Cyber sex
  • role-playing
  • Second Life
  • user-generated content
  • virtual relationships
  • virtual sex
  • virtual worlds

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