One of the true tests of whether you have a mature, fully-evolved virtual world is: can you buy sex organs? 😉 (that link is safe for work, by the way).
And no, for those of you who have never been to Second Life, a male mesh body does not automatically come with a penis. You have to buy one separately, usually from a different store than the body. Back in the day, the big name was a brand called (of course) Xcite!
Now that I have a snazzy new Legacy male mesh body, the obvious next purchase would be, of course, a (detachable) penis. Hey, don’t judge; I may just decide I want to visit a nude beach in Second Life sometime!
Sooo… since I haven’t gone shopping for a penis in a long, long time, I thought I would use this blog to solicit recommendations from my readers as to what brands to try out. Is Xcite still a thing nowadays? Are there other, better brands I should look at? I really don’t have a clue. Please help a fella out with some recommendations!
Thanks, guys. (And I betcha the comments section on this blogpost is gonna be epic!)
UPDATE 5:21 p.m.: Well, I just posted my request for recommendations to the official Second Life community forums (along with a link to the above video), and I have discovered, much to my amusement, that “penis” is one of the automatically censored words, both in the post itself and its title:
However, the word penis is still in the YouTube video title (Linden Lab can’t censor that, apparently). Here’s the thread if you want to jump in there rather than leave a comment here. Thanks! 🙂
And so far, based on comments both here and in other forums where I posted this question, the clear front-runner is a brand called Aeros. Please note: to see this link to the store on the SL Marketplace properly, you must be signed into the Marketplace with a Second Life avatar name on which you had previously gone into the account settings in your viewer and elected to see adult content and visit adult-rated sims, in order to be able to view any of these products. So, if you don’t have that already set up, you will just get the Aeros store banner and an empty page if you click on the above link, which strikes me as a very sensible precaution to take.
UPDATE Jan. 13, 2020: Another product which is getting a lot of good press are the three different models of Bento phallus (Bento?!?? the mind boggles!) available at the Birth male and female skin store. Apparently, they use fewer scripts and are less complex to render than the Aeros ones, which might be an important consideration in high-lag areas.
Just search for “Birth” under Places in Search, teleport to the store, head for the “Sex and Romance” section, and follow the trail to the far end to the fountain, where the vendors are located. I’m not going to provide a SLURL; I’m sure you can find it 😉