Cost of SL Escort Services to Rise?

by Urizenus Sklar on 06/11/06 at 8:43 pm

Rates going up? Screenshot of Cardie via

According to infamous Second Life Escort Cardie Mahoney, the cost of professional cybersex is bound to rise by virtue of the recently announced price increases for islands. Her reasoning is as follows:

With the island tier going up, the owners of new islands building clubs (and there are a lot of them out there planning, building, and trying to hire me) are going to need to bring in more money. So they’ve got a few simple things they can do. They can get more girls in (which means we’d have to work harder) or they can simply raise the percentage that they take from our fees. Which is more likely. So if I was with one of those employers, I’ll get less take-home, which means I’m going to have to work harder and increase my turnover (which for sure will drop the service level) or I’m going to have to raise my prices across the board.

Zounds, can things possibly get any fucking worse!!! (By the way, what is Cardie doing in Crayonville?)

8 Responses to “Cost of SL Escort Services to Rise?”

  1. Cardie Mahoney

    Nov 6th, 2006

    Aw bless guys, thank you. Swing by the store and I’ll give you a great big kiss just for labelling me infamous, and singularly failing to mention the modeling. *kiss*

  2. Artemis Fate

    Nov 6th, 2006

    Wow, some bint of a hoochie escort set up her own temple of worship to herself and demands 14.95 a month to see her poorly made masturbatory screenshots of her generic nude avatar?

    That’s hilarious.

    I love SL.

  3. Urizenus

    Nov 6th, 2006

    Be nice, Artemis. We don’t want to be criticizing people for setting up their own online temples of worship. That’s what keeps the blogosphere rolling!

    And Cardie rightly points out that I was remiss in not mentioning her modeling SLuperstardom.

  4. Artemis Fate

    Nov 6th, 2006

    Fair enough :P

  5. Daphne

    Nov 7th, 2006

    *blinks* this is a joke right? Uri…please tell me this is a joke. I think I bruised something falling off my chair laughing.

  6. Chrischun Fassbinder

    Nov 7th, 2006

    As the old web has shown monthly rebilling subscription models for adult entertainment do work. Though, my guess is it will take the web coming to SL, web on prim being finally inworld, and an escort service launched with a bit of cash backing before we’ll be seeing such a model become popular.

    First well funded and content full escort services that provide live cam, bucketloads of web based content accessible through a SL prim HUD/terminal, video feeds, etc. _then_ I could see good numbers of SL residents getting used to shelling out the 10 to 30 USD per month for such content. Compared to 99% of what’s offered now, watching poser 2 models bumping prims, I can’t see being worth more than the current going rates to many.

  7. Prokofy Neva

    Nov 7th, 2006

    You completely don’t get it, Chrischun, and while I have your attention, take your goddamn ugly stupid-ass $9395 extortionist griefing Mr. Lee Hong Kong ads signs out of my water and my view.

    People ALREADY pay anywhere from $9.95 to $75 or more a month to have a big-ass (or small-ass) McMansion with a Siggy Romulus eyesore slide out in front of it and a diving dolphin and they sit in there on their poseballs, mutually jerking off online, for hours and hours. Thousands of them. Actually, more than a million of them. Since many if not most of the people on SL at some time or another try the pixel-slapping.

    In fact, being able to dress up their avatars as they wish and make their fantasy selves and interact with other fantasy selves is something that lots and LOTS of people are ALREADY paying LOTS of money for. And the sex clubs and pron video makers who sell the pron and toys and stuff to go with this are coining money in SL.

    Having to screw around figuring out HUDS and feeds sounds about as fun as putting on a Trojan — and why would you do that when you can’t get pregnant or diseased online har har.

    People want to just click on stuff right there, inworld. They don’t want to go see some cheap ho on a webcam who is a RL human. They want the idealized fantasy selves, and that includes Goths, furries, elves, etc.

    Pay attention to what people actual do in SL, not to your idea of what they might do based on Web 1.0.

  8. Chrischun Fassbinder

    Nov 7th, 2006

    Why does anyone pay real money every month to have the land for a virtual McMansion, prim based adult content, inworld escort time, or anything else that fails to return a profit?

    Fun and fantasy? The model and her site are presented very personable. Read her blog, chat/roleplay/primbump inworld, stay up to date with her ventures. It’s in a way like many amateur non-fetish oriented sites online. The fantasy is knowing the model intimately rather than an idealized fantasy talking slave dog.

    By your post you obviously don’t believe it’s a smart business venture. It’s different and for a niche market, that I’ll agree but I find it interesting because it is so.

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