Aurelian wrote:My conclusion would be that while children should be expected as part of a detailed story-line at no point would I expect to see one pass me in character. As I live in a southern city, most references describe children as being near-stocked away or highly protected. The only case under which I see children "frolicking" in public would be within' Nomads several times as of course the caravans wouldn't provide much place for sheltering/hiding children.
I think that it doesn't really matter if there are children portrayed in the books, if they would be around the adults in the streets or in the village or not, because there is a simple practical concern when it comes to SL Gor. It simply to close to stuff that isn't allowd by Linden Labs and potentially illegal in a general sense.
There is the one scene were a 15 year old (or so) boy interacts with a an adult slave in the books. He doesn't have sex with her or anything, but the interaction is of a sexually charged nature. Which goes to show that the inclusion of kids in RP within a gorean environment IS likely to have a sexual element. But if we were to RP that out, we would be breaking the ToS, risk getting banned from SL and potentially breaking the law of our country of residence.
Now, whether this is silly or not (or perhaps completely necessary to prevent potential pedophiles from falling into a 'stepping stone' pattern
) doesn't matter. Fact is that we simply cannot RP that stuff out. And hence, no kids in Gorean RP. It is a limitation, perhaps, but it is what it is. We cannot go RP-ing out Nabokov's Lolita either.