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I love the different ways people conduct their Second Lives, often in unexpected manners. It was my privilege to run into an avatar who goes by the name of ‘Pops’ (pictured here at Su Casa, at the SLN office presence there). In his 70s in RL, Pops keeps an avatar that reflects his age, but still manages to play SL with a twinkle in his eye, a sense of being 2-3 decades younger than his RL and reflected SL ages (but naturism does that to all of us!)  and a long line in lovely anecdotes, including naturism in the UK (and Europe) in the post-war years, and I’m hoping to meet up with him at some point in the not too distant future to discuss that era when naturism wasn’t the thing spoken of quite as openly as it is now.

‘When I joined a club we were given pseudonyms’, he told me. ‘They’d all be characters from Greek mythology, so that you would only every know them by that name. Xerxes, Ajax and so on. This was to protect your anonymity beyond the confines of the club.’ Wow! Different times, different attitudes.

The world is full of a rich tapestry of diverse and interesting characters. The Second world should be the same.




I don’t know if you’ve seen this yet. Apparently it’s doing the rounds on Facebook and it’s called the Bibikini, an entirely strapless affair (top and bottom).





Apparently it’s stuck on with little bits of double sided tape. Each part, top and bottom, costs €19 (£13.50, $20.50). It looks uncomfortable on the bottom, I have to say, and there’s no mention of quite how successfully it might work for a lady with larger boobs than either the model or your correspondent. 🙂

I’ve been able to find no further information or commentary on it, but I’m reliably informed (I haven’t been able to access it) that many commenters on the FB page have said that when it gets to this, full nudity seems like a more sensible option. Hooray! Swimwear manufacturers have finally reached the point where they’re encouraging textiles to embrace naturism.