Will Twinity’s Avatar Sex Sell?

by Pixeleen Mistral on 05/12/10 at 11:14 pm

Metaversum GmbH promotes virtual sex – urges players to "get laid"

The Twinity virtual world newsletter and web site are now playing the cybersex card hard – a turnabout after several years of relatively tame promotional efforts. Is this a cry of desperation for population – or a keen understanding the core audience?


Whatever the motivation, Metaversum begins by stroking the libidios of amorously inclined avatars with a suggested visit to "Flo’s Winter Love Shop" for some romantic couple animations. I’m sure that there are those that will enjoy this, although the animation pictured appears to be a Dracula-like character choking a white haired woman – perhaps a leftover from Halloween?

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After setting the mood, the next stop is the less than coy "Get Laid shop"  to pick up the new sex animations and beds now available in the Twinity virtual world. Unfortunately there are no illustrations of the Get Laid shop animations in the newsletter or web site, so how Dracula and his special friend get their freak on in Twinity is left to the imagination.

Twinity website: join us for toon cybersex!

It is too early to know if Twinity’s latest promotion will succeed, but one can easily imagine Linden Lab keeping a close eye on this approach – although it seems unlikely that the Lab would promote Stroker Serpentine’s wares directly.


Twinity avatars after a round of cyber?

40 Responses to “Will Twinity’s Avatar Sex Sell?”

  1. Nelson Jenkins

    Dec 6th, 2010

    Ew. Just ew.

    Prude aside, this is the internet, and such advertising isn’t surprising. It’s sort of a welcome relief from the constant “S3X S3X S3X but we aren’t going to say the actual word, or else the FCC won’t approve it S3X S3X S3X WOMEN BOOBS F$CKING” you get everywhere else. At least these guys are up-front about sex, but I can’t say that non-porn-addicts will suddenly flock to the service.

  2. Trinity Dejavu

    Dec 6th, 2010

    That is just tacky. Really tacky.

  3. lol

    Dec 6th, 2010

    Somehow i’m reminded of the song “The internet is for porn.”


  4. Marx Dudek

    Dec 6th, 2010

    I visited the bed shop in Twinity. It is a very small store. I think there were three, possibly four bed styles available. It wasn’t entirely clear how to make the beds “work”. Granted, I don’t know anyone in Twinity so I had no one to accompany me. Perhaps the beds require two avatars to “work” – although I was able to affect a sleeping posture (with an actual expression of peaceful sleep on my face – not that weird “I’m dreaming I’m Billy Idol” facial expression that approximates sleep in some SL beds).

    I think I’m more impressed that Twinity is promoting a small business like this. By SL standards, I’d say that this store *might* be a bit smaller than a 512 parcel. It’s not a gargantuan sex-bed shop.

    If I were an animator, I’d seriously be looking at Twinity as a parallel revenue stream to SL at this point. Although, given some of the goofy-assed expressions I’ve seen on the faces of some Twinity avatars, I’d be almost afraid to see what kind of “O-face” one might have there.

  5. Marx Dudek

    Dec 6th, 2010

    One thing I will say that *really* impresses me is Twinity’s new member orientation. The basics are taught in a very simple and easy to understand format, with small inworld financial incentives to complete each one.

    Also, even basic account holders receive living quarters. And at present, Premium and Commercial accounts are free. Premium accounts give you the ability to own and rent up to five apartments, and Commercial accounts give you the ability to create and sell products.

  6. Senban Babii

    Dec 6th, 2010

    What’s with the eyes of the two women in that last image? The brunette looks like she needs sedating.

  7. Pappy Enoch

    Dec 6th, 2010

    They gots to do better’n Count Chocula for a lovin’ man for them-thar 11-year-old gals who am all ga-ga over undead guys.

    Tell you what, tho: “Git Laid Shop” am one fine name. Maybe ol’ Jumpman will jump over thar ahead o’ Stroker and sell perv-stuff to them kids.

  8. Observer

    Dec 6th, 2010

    Yea Jumpy needs to go to Twinity. Please.

    Whoever produces Vocaloid Life first wins. The Earth is just pervy that way.

  9. Stroker Serpentine

    Dec 6th, 2010

    I’ve looked at Twinity 3 times now. It’s full of kids 9-13. Not much appeal for adults IMO. Eerily reminds me of moove.com.

    Personally,I am glad LL is bullish on promoting adult. It gives people the wrong impression about SL. That it’s populated with chronic masturbators and computer nerds who crossdress/anthro.


  10. Stroker Serpentine

    Dec 6th, 2010

    To echo..their skins definitely need work. However, I remember when SL didn’t look much better.

    Only time will tell if Twinity can pay the cable bill with freemium. Content Creators have to have PIOF:

    Using your Custom Animations in Twinity
    To use your custom animation, select the option to Load Action. Select My Computer, and navigate to the location on your computer where the twml file is saved.

    POINT TO NOTE: You need to be a Premium Member to upload Customized Content to Twinity from your computer.

    With this biz model you have to really push for UGC because it’s the only way to support the 80-90% free accounts.

    I hope they make it. Collada (.dae) is the way to go IMO.

  11. ditto

    Dec 6th, 2010

    Another “entertainment” vr worlds play, run by a bunch of MBAs and CS programmers….. letting their assistants use “adobe suites” and calling it “marketing”

    The best they can do is steal Camerons movies IP or present this really bad attempt at copywriting or advertising.

    I wonder who is LLs new “creative director”? These guys never hire Don Draper, they hire the IBM Selectric tech who traced comic/anime characters in Jr. HS.

  12. hobo kelly

    Dec 6th, 2010

    this world is so doomed

  13. lolol

    Dec 6th, 2010

    LOL!!! I must be blind. I did not see a single bit of sex in twinty. Or is it hidden out of sight like it is in SL?

  14. Pappy Enoch

    Dec 7th, 2010

    Dagnabbit, Stroker! Why in God’s name didn’t you say “this here Twinty thing am the best thing since I started givin’ out them Humpman Lane sex-dolls? I’m going there now an’ git rich qwik!!!”

    You know ol’ Jumpy would hop rite over there and we’d be shut of the rascal an’ his gangsta talk.

  15. Little Lost Linden

    Dec 7th, 2010

    There goes the neighborhood.

  16. Senban Babii

    Dec 7th, 2010


    “LOL!!! I must be blind. I did not see a single bit of sex in twinty. Or is it hidden out of sight like it is in SL?”

    Are you kidding me? I wrote a piece on Twinity for my blog a couple of months back, finding the secks in about two seconds flat. It’s no more difficult to find in Twinity than it is in SL.


  17. evolast

    Dec 7th, 2010

    hmmmmmmmmmm.indeed…wot next guy and bi relations….lol

  18. Lurch

    Dec 7th, 2010

    Sex Sells, aber nicht dass, was dort in den Läden angeboten wird. Eine einfache Coupleani, die heutzutage in der Werbung (irgendein stilles Wasser) gezeigt wird, wird hier als großes Ereignis gefeiert.

    Das hat mit CyberSex soviel zu tun, wie Merkel mit Teflon.

    CyberSex entsteht im Kopf, nicht als Animation in einer 3 D Welt.

    Wer gerne 10€ für solch ein Bett ausgeben möchte, soll es tun.

    Der Untergang des Abendslandes (und auch nicht Twinitys) ist damit nicht angebrochen.

    Beste Grüße

  19. lol

    Dec 7th, 2010

    @ Lurch.

    English mother fucker! Do you speak it

  20. Nelson Jenkins

    Dec 7th, 2010

    @ lol

    I don’t remember askin’ you a goddamn thing.

  21. Yep

    Dec 7th, 2010

    Go getem Tiger :P

  22. evolast

    Dec 7th, 2010

    init sad how the tone of the topic changes so rapidly and there not even in game yet…or are thay???? come on keep it cival guys:) this is but a discussion not a slanging/curesin match:)

  23. Nelson Jenkins

    Dec 7th, 2010

    @ evolast

    Didn’t you bash bisexuality or something before? And now you’re calling for civility on the internet?


  24. evolast

    Dec 7th, 2010

    bash….no joke about yes…..big diffrence…indeed…but i can tell you in the negative bunch …jus let it be dont bite!!!!

  25. Nelson Jenkins

    Dec 7th, 2010

    @ evolast

    Your lack of grammar disturbs me.

  26. evolast

    Dec 7th, 2010

    that the queens english boyzzzzzzz.

  27. Lordy

    Dec 7th, 2010

    lol@ Lurch.
    English mother fucker! Do you speak it.!

    You made be laugh out loud!
    Can’t wait to go to the “knock boots” shop due open next week…LOL!

  28. Yep

    Dec 7th, 2010

    Go getem Tiger ;)

  29. Orca Flotta

    Dec 8th, 2010

    @ Lurch.

    English mother fucker! Do you speak it

    Do you? Obviously not.

    It’s ‘motherfucker’, one word.
    And after a question you usually type a ‘?’

    And although Lurch was kinda naiive to type his comment in german, as was the content of his text, btw, it is not illegal to write comments here in any language you fancy.

  30. lol

    Dec 8th, 2010

  31. Danziel

    Dec 8th, 2010

    So, lol, you think, this is America?

  32. Pappy Enoch

    Dec 8th, 2010

    We Amurkkuns am smart folks. We ain’t dumb. We am gittin’ smarter all the dang time. Look at TV if’n you needs you sum proof of how dang smart we am.

    Hoo whee, look out you dang folks frum foreign lands like Mexcio and France and Gondor and Road-Island and Cleveland. We am smart and we am BIG. And we aims to git bigger all the dang time. Git yo’ cheese-eatin’ butts over to Wal-Mart to see how big we all am.

    If’n you don’t speak good English like me or Orca, we will open us up a can o’ whoop ass on yo’ butts. Soon’s I git out’n this-here chair.

  33. Pappy Enoch

    Dec 8th, 2010

    Like me an’ lol I means. He speaks good English. Orca am one o’ them-there Communis rascals, to question a good Amurkkun like lol.

    I ain’t had my first beer o’ the day an’ cain’t read rite. Gawd bless the USA an’ all o’ the smart folks what lives round here. Soon’s we git Hot-Lips Palin up thar in Washintoon, she’ll set y’all straight when them-thar missles fly an’ Jesus comes back to kick him some butt wif foreign rascals, tourists like Osammy bin Latte, an’ the rest o’ them.

  34. hobo kelly

    Dec 8th, 2010

    wellsum, i reckon this bees bein a related video:


  35. Pappy Enoch

    Dec 8th, 2010

    hobo, you am a red-blooded Amurrkun who talks like one an’ knows men from sissies I reckon. Here am how a real man should face him some danger:


  36. Andi

    Dec 8th, 2010

    Twinity is not full of 9-13 y/o ppl, it just needs some time to recognize who is engaged in this world and who not. The simple download of the client and a quick look in Twinity (or 3 times of visiting) is not enough to give qualified opinions, it is only waste of time.
    People, who are walking like zombies through our world with less fantasy and corroded by hypocritical moral , are not able to imagine that these animations could be more than just a SEX-SELLS-driven machines.

    Sorry for my simple english,

    Andi from Germany

  37. hobo kelly

    Dec 9th, 2010

    yeah Pappy, i reckon somebody don’t have to have particles turned on to be able to see one of them thar nukes. that thar plasma conducts ‘lectrical current like gold i reckon and when you expand it from nothin in size to miles across in mere microseconds that thar electromagnetic flux tears the hell out of everything rippin electrons loose creatin’ isotopes wif half lives of a hundred years, throwin alpha and gamma particles around, all the while neutrons comin out punchin holes in everythin, photonic heat to cook the little piggies in their cookin test stand and to cinder a telephone pole in milliseconds. pure energy jim…

  38. hobo kelly

    Dec 9th, 2010

    lol, i just realized where this bomb stuff is coming from. Twinity is real close to Trinity :



  39. Jumpman Lane

    Dec 9th, 2010

    fall dead pappy! u dont run nothin round here hehehehe. if ya keep my name out ya mouth i promise to keep my foot out ya crack!

  40. justme

    Jul 17th, 2013

    Hello i have a question, to have sex in twinity u must have premium account?the free account doesnt allow to have sex?

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