Male pattern baldness

I often scoot around the existing naturist sims in SL with the intention of checking what’s new, updated, re-arranged and changed.

And although I encounter a lot of bald men in RL and SL, it’s a rarity in SL. I suppose there’s still something about a great head of hair representing male virility (allegedly).

So it’s something of a rarity to see a bald avatar. In fact, so much so I asked this (wishing to remain anonymous) guy, whom I encountered at Sweden Naturist if his hair hadn’t rezzed! Usually, guys will wear a shaved head (with shadow) look as their shortest haircut.

I was politely told that it was a choice to be bald, and that it reflected the guy’s RL. He’d tried hair, but it didn’t look as much like him as he wished himself to be. For the guy in question, his RL baldness had to be reflected in his SL avi.

We also got to talking…how shall I put this?…his luxuriant pubic region. Not the sort of everyday SL conversation I have! Apparently, his prim pubes are from Nearly Tactile (probably the best in SL @ L$250, and my own fluff of choice). I can’t recollect discussing what Nearly Tactile call a ‘man muff’ before, but our model had sized it up by 50% and achieved a particularly ‘hairy down there’ look that stretched around to his bottom and scrotum. We like this (purely in a realism sense, you understand) because it looked great! Guys, if you’re going to be hairy ‘down there’, I think this is a look you may wish to emulate. Furthermore, the addition of a ‘man muff’ seems to eradicate that awkward join between your avi’s body and the penis.


Time consuming (2), brought to you by the letter E

I feel I shouldn’t tease you about this time consuming post we, the editorial team, are working on. For long periods of yesterday all of us were on line at one stage or another, sourcing ‘naturist clothing’ 🙂

Yes, that’s a contradiction in terms, but let me explain.

On RL naturist beaches you’ll find everyone isn’t nude all the time. The ferocity of the sun sometimes leads people to cover up to greater or lesser degrees. Less to do with modesty, more to do with simply protecting oneself from the sun’s rays.

To that end, we’ve been scouring the grid for hats, sarongs, baggy T shirts, bags tohold all of our sun tan oils, books, drinks, kindles etc. The usual array of naturist beach-related items, in other words, which add realism and interest to the pix we take.

Currently, the lucky board at Hudson’s Clothing is offering a bikini and wrap. I’m telling you this because a) it might not be there for long, and be gone before I manage to get the post we’re working on finished and b) wraps, sarongs and pareos are very much part of the naturist experience in RL, and are something I will wear as part of my SL naturist experience, just for added realism.

Not all sim owners like or encourage this ‘partially clothed’ idea, preferring to keep their sim ‘pure’, but the fact remains that various states of undress are part of naturist beach life.

So here’s me (again! 😦 ) modelling the set, which is L$0 on the lucky board as described above. I have to say that I’m getting a bit fed up being ‘the model’, so much so that I’m trying to get a couple of models to show off items for us on a more regular basis, leaving me to do the writing bit! 🙂 The only reason I’m in these pix is that the letter E came up first!

(above, the wrap shows its slightly diaphanous quality)

So, while we continue the quest to bring you ‘naturist related clothing’, this lovely wrap set should put you in the mood for summer, whether you’re going to be naturist or not.

(below, ‘topless’ is also a fact of life on naturist beaches)