Get a Second Life

Have you ever dreamed of flying naked high above a city? Or making love to an eight-foot-tall humanoid? If you’ve netflixed James Cameron’s Avatar some lonely weekday night in the past few months, chances are you have.

Imagine and experience a virtual reality where you are free to privately and anonymously explore your sexuality and gender, to understand all the possibilities without any judgment, limitations, or consequences.

On Friday and Saturday, February 4 and 5, 2011, at The Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, is sponsoring a 90-minute workshop and two noontime demonstrations all about the alternate universe of Second Life, which claims 15 million registered users worldwide. These events are part of two full days of sexual freedom programming, FREE and open to the general public and anyone going to the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference, expected to attract more than 2,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender visitors to Minneapolis Hilton right next door.

The Second Life workshop and demonstrations will make real-time use of this alternate reality. Virtual reality artists will be on hand to escort participants through its lush world of beaches, forests, and cities by providing individuals with custom-built avatars on laptop computers that will showcase the sexual and gender expression potential of the game.

The world of Second Life offers an opportunity that human beings have dreamed of for millennia, but that has been made possible only recently with developments in computer technology. The intersection of 21st century technology and the adult erotic experience has really just begun. Being able to exchange one set of names, faces, bodies, and identities for another, whenever one wishes, and for whatever reason offers us the potential to achieve greater, multi-dimensional understanding of our erotic selves.

For more, take a quick look at our schedule of workshops, presentations, demonstrations, political caucuses, parties, and more, in the Press Room.’s Team COLUMBIA