Obviously LL’s definition of adult content is very narrow, or that SL grid is a lot bigger than I thought it was. It is amazing to see how much SL has grown in the past five years since Beta ended, but I’ve always seen tons of “adult” content almost everywhere I’ve gone. But then again I’m almost always going to such places anyway when do explore around for new places.
One thing to keep in mind though is even when I do find an obvious adult/mature area to check out, usually the overly adult content on that land is hidden high up in the sky, or it’s has it hasn’t been built yet. So the majority of land owners already respect the fact that residents, as they explore, don’t want to see adult pornographic images, huge statues of figures with giant cocks, and tits. And plus skypads/homes help give one more privacy from those wondering avatars since you can’t fly past the cloud level with out some assistance from a script.
As a matter of fact places like the Shemale Sex Garden had a lot of complaints from it’s neighbors telling the owner to “cover up” all the blatant adult/pornographic materials that is displayed there (since everything is at ground level). So that anyone looking towards that area from their land won’t see it. Apparently if a enough of your neighbors complain about it, the Lindens can make you change it. though what ended up happening was the owner used giant prims to cover the place up, which works, but looks absurdly ridiculous with giant over sized prims all over the place like a Lego set gone apeshit. Though I think that was the point, to make it worse than what it already was.
Five percent still seems extremely low, compared to the reputation that SL has. That includes all private owned island estates, not just mainland. If you just counted mainland, then it’s only 3% at most according to whatever measurements LL has used to determine that. Then they said 95% is of PG, or Mature content. Well that’s simply what the sims are flagged as. There are far fewer PG sims than anything else, but a mature sim doesn’t mean adult content. However isn’t a “PG” sim a bit pointless to have when you need to be 18 years old to have an account in SL? If you’re 18, you don’t need Parental Guidance (PG); as if your parents are technical enough to know what the hell you’re doing anyway? As for teens (high school ages 14-18), do they really want or even need guidance from their parents too? As if they are some how unable to cope with seeing pornographic images these days when it’s so easily obtained from Google image searches? When I grew up in the 80s, all I had was access to my father’s stash of porno mags in his bedroom, and I handled it very well just using one hand. 😀
As for the adult verification stuff. I did adult-verify my self about two months ago, and it was completely plainless and instant. As an American citiczen, I simply entered in the last four digits of my Social Security number, my full name, and that was it. I didn’t have to fully disclose my information over the internet that could have been compormised. Now anyone living outside of the USA will probably have issues using this since many laws in Europe ban them from transmitting senstitive personal information like this over the internet, encrypted or not. But LL also seems to be allowing the use of credit card informaiton as another means of verification, which kina defeats the point of adult verification anyway.