I’m constantly asked “Are you a shemale in real life?” And if you’re someone who desperately needs to know that, perhaps you’re better off staying in your REAL LIFE and don’t bother with Second Life. If you’re looking for a “real” shemale; second life (or anywhere on the internet for that matter) is the LAST place you should look for one. Reguardless if the person behind the avatar is really male, female, or both in RL. Just because someone refuses to reveal their true self to total strangers, DOESN’T automatically mean they are males. What’s the point of playing a fantasy game if you have to act like RL self all the time?
If I tell someone I’m just a fat ugly balled headed male in his mid 30s, then that will instantly turn off any potential clients I’m talking too. If I tell them I’m a shemale in RL (or even if just female) then they will want to see pics of me, and want to talk to me outside of SL. Do voice chat and webcams, bla bla bla. Either way it’s bad.
Since this is JUST a fantasy world it will REMAIN a fantasy world. If you want your fantasies to be reality, then you should log off now, and find REAL LIFE ways to make it happen in real life.