Living and Loving in Second Life

Apr 18, 11

Karley Sciortino of the blog Slutever recently interviewed Sarah, a 25 year old girl from New Jersey who suffers from a rare form of Dwarfism. She is a quadriplegic and is permanently on a ventilator. Because of her condition, for most of her life Sarah has had minimal contact with the outside world. In 2004 she joined Second Life.

Since then Sarah has given up real life almost completely, choosing to function only online. In SL she has a career as a successful model, she’s into kink and BDSM, and she’s currently looking for a man to spend the rest of her life with. I talked to Sarah about the reality of living completely outside reality.

What is a normal day for you like?
I get up, get washed for the day, go on SL, eat lunch and dinner, log out and go to bed. My world is SL; mainly the only things I do in the real world are life essential.

You’ve told me that you are looking for a boyfriend, but only in Second Life, right?
Yeah, I’m looking for a relationship in SL but with real life emotions. But I’m also open to texting, instant messaging and sharing pictures. I’m over casual dating and want to find someone who I can spend the rest of my life with in SL. I’m extremely romantic! Due to circumstances, a real life partner is not right for me, and I don’t see myself ever being open to that.

Read the rest of the interview with Sarah here.