After the ‘Privacy, Risk and Exposure’ BlogHer SL session was mainly about ‘virtual relationships’ and exporting them, I’m curious about the SLex / RLex ratio of my fellow residents. (Yeah! You! ;))
Do we indeed engage in SLex as often and with that much different avies as the mainstream press claims, or aren’t we as ’sinful’ as they are depicting it?
As I’ve heard many claims of still being a Second Life virgin, but no ‘I never had sex IRL’ claims came to my ears yet, I thought it more safe to divide by the amount of RLex partners then by the number of SLex partners since as far as Vint knows her maths, you can’t divide by zero. (If anybody knows of another way to solve this divide by zero problem, please do tell!)
Furthermore, there are two SLex/RLex ratios. The Gross SL/RLex ratio includes the occasions a payment (be it in real money, L$, virtual or real goods or services) was either received or given. The Net SLRLex ratio does not include ‘monetized’ SLex or RLex.
As to make sure results for all main grid residents are somewhat uniform and to rule out the differences in RL and SL age, you should take the amount of SLex partners since the day you rezzed in Second Life divided by the amount of RLex partners since that day you rezzed (in SL, not rezzed in FL ;)).
In case of ‘alts’ there is the ALT-ratio, wherefor the # of SL partners is the sum of the number of SL partners of all alts since the day the oldest alt rezzed.
I’m also thinking of adding a constant, to kill the maybe ‘increased easyness’ to find SLex over RLex. (More overall present, cheaper, …). Yet, we need to first know the numbers before we can define the constant? So for now, take v = 1. And should female (avatars) get a ratio (or an extra constant?) different from the male avatars to keep things fair? As far as I’ve seen there is much more ‘girl on girl’ action then ‘boy on boy’. Could also be I grew up in the wrong neighbourhood of Second Life. ;)
The meaning of the ratio’s results:
- 0 < 0.5 : Not interested in SLex, or a very poor looking / English impaired avatar. Did you even invest in genitals?
- 0.5 < 1 : Well, I’ve tried it, but it just doesn’t beat the real thing. *Goes back to the sandbox.*
- = 1 : Very rare ratio, where your SLex life is in total balance with your RLex life. Up to now I know of only one avie with that ratio.
- > 1 : Lot’s of SL partners, not that much RL partners. Let’s prove those RL newspapers right.
- ‘error’ : No RL sex partners had since the day the avie was rezzed.
And for the daring there are the Weekly SLRLex Gross and Net Ratio: the amount of times you had SLex during the last seven days divided by the amount of times you had RLex this past week.
- Gross SL/RLex ratio: 1.5
- Net SL/RLex ratio: 1.5
- Weekly Gross SL/RLex ratio: error
- Weekly Net SL/RLex ratio: error
And for the ones that were asking: ‘No, the Falken administration did not count political manoeuvres to be SLex’. ;)
Disclaimer: Don’t see a psych based on these number and my analysis of them. *grins*