Friday, November 6, 2009

Kink isn't sex(?) Kids can kink(?)

This interesting little snippet came from a rather heated thread about a kid AV that asked if skin defects can be made by wearing a prim collar. (^_^)

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Fri, 06 Nov 2009 01:27:18 -0500
To:
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We have solved your issue
Solution:
Hello H*** H***,
As we posted in our blog about Age Play, every report will be handled on a case-by-case basis. However, if there is
nothing sexual at all about the actions being taken, then I do not see any reason that you could not partake in the
actions you mention. I would make sure that if you do choose to partake in this that you are extremely careful and
not venture into the sensual/sexual side of bondage with child avatars.
Regards,
Arch Linden

Ticket Information:
Ticket #: 4051-6977848
Date Created: 11/4/2009 2:39 PM PDT
Details: There is no official policy statement on whether a child av is permitted to participate in the
activity described below.
NONSEXUAL bondage rp using cuffs, collars, cages, cells, leashes, blindfolds and gags to control, isolate, and
restrain the child av. Genital regions are fully covered before, during, after rp. No depiction of, reference to, or
description of sexual penetration, orgasm, sexual arousal, genitalia or fluid exchange before, during, or after rp.


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Apparently, Arch Linden's response is a "Yeah, cool, gag and chain up all you want. Just, don't turn it sexual." Heh... An eyebrow raiser to be sure. =^-^=

To a certain extent, I must agree. There are parts of BDSM and D/s that have NOTHING to do with sexual arousal. While that's the common thought, many BDSM implements came from items the served a medical purpose. So, the idea of putting a ballgag in someone's mouth realy isn't intrinsically sexual. Humiliating, restricting, uncomfortable... Yes. But, surely, it would seriously have to be that person's "thing" to just outright spoo from wearing a ballgag alone. (^_^)

Still. Is this an indicator or reduced sensitivity to kid avatar issues from Linden Lab? Or, it it just common sense kicking in? I wonder, how does this weigh in with the lab's decision to allow kid AVs in Zindra as long as they continue to obey the clarified (sexual)ageplay rules? (^_^)

5 comments:

Marianne McCann said...

I don't know how I feel about this. I think it's a logical step given their current rules on sexual ageplay. Yet I cannot see this as a good thing. It's just asking for trouble, I figure.

Ghosty said...

I'll take it as a good thing. While sexual ageplay is and rightfully should be banned, other forms of expression should not be. True, this sort of thing should probably be done in skyboxes built at 4000m, just to avoid the AR hassle ... but passing judgement on expressions of thought I don't personally agree with is an also a slippery slope.

Dale Innis said...

In the current sexpanic atmosphere it's definitely risky and likely to cause some extra froo-fraw.

But it would be awful if we started to self-censor victimless edginess just to keep the Grundies from going postal. So good for them, I think, all told...

Kyrah said...

Hm if i ever get a kid i could totally see a ballgag as a fit punishment for being too noisy (the humiliation of it should get the point across in a pretty effective way) of course, in the privacy of home considering how peoples are "thinking" those days (or rather aren't)

Oh that's right i promised myself to never ever have a child...

MonkZy said...

Kyrah, I know you said you are not going to have kids, but if you do, please for the love of your own particular deity do not make them wear a ball gag. /me shudders.