Joel Stein actually logs into Second Life and wanders outside the Green Zone.
I thought I’d want to have lots of sex. Meaningless, multipartnered, degrading sex. After all, if Second Life is a virtual community in which you can look however you want, do whatever you want and use the fake name you want, then I could make all my fantasies come true. And as I quickly learned, having sex is exactly what many of the people on the site spend their time doing. Occasionally, it seemed, with characters that look like giant fluffy squirrels\’e2\’80\rdblquote which is wonderful, because there is nothing like the warm flush of superiority you feel when discovering a fetish you don’t have.
Yes, this is the best (and most accurate) writeup of Second Life, ever. Make sure you’re not drinking a beverage when you get to the end.