Kevin Alderman calls himself an erotic Gepetto, a digital Hugh Hefner and “a perv, for a lack of a better term.”
He’s known as “Stroker Serpentine” in the online virtual world Second Life and has amassed an adult animation entertainment empire there. More than 7 million users “live” in a world where they can walk, fly and drive, attend events, go to bars, clubs, engage in sexual activities and buy and sell virtual products and fake lands. Second Life even has its own currency and an exchange rate called the Lindex.
Stroker Serpentine has amassed a following of users interested in exploring the sexual side of the virtual life. He is the entrepreneurial and creative mind behind SexGen, a virtual animation program that allows the avatars, or digital characters, of two users to simulate engaging in different sexual positions and using sex toys on each other. The product includes 100 different sex acts, facial expressions and sounds.
Many users have tried to emulate his product, he says, but when he told them it was copyrighted and asked them to stop, they usually did.
Except “Volkov Catteneo.”