Orcaflotta (who you doubtless know from her blog Thar She Blows!) and I recently discussed adding traditional Japanese bathhouses (known as onsen) on a recent page of her blog. Her onsen is coming right along and mine’s… not your average onsen.
Serenity Onsen is a minimalist onsen designed for the County of Chenier, a women-only microstate.
We provide a bathing experience to those visiting Chenier to relax and enjoy quiet (but fullfilling intimacy, not who are “conducting their blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind” (to quote Gwendolyn Brooks’ “The Second Sermon on the Warpland”).
I’ll expand on this description a little later. You can get there from here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Triggerfish/163/34/22 (Women only, PLEASE)
Walk forward a little bit, and you see the actual hot tub that serves as our onsen :
If you wish to do the entire bathhouse experience, you can wash either from a washbasin or a small bathtub in the enclosure. A massage table and cozy rug are also available:
Talk to you later!
For those of you who (like my friend Orca) visited my onsen and liked it, I made a change you may or may not appreciate. Both the tub for washing inside the bathhouse and the “Spring Onsen” hot tub for socializing and cuddling are now the designer’s “PG versions”, not their “Adult versions”. The “adult” sex animations supplied with versions I first used are not there.
I did that because I and other people whose judgment I trust who’ve tried the tubs didn’t care for the kind of sex in the adult versions – all male-female sexual animations, which are out-of-theme for a women-only group, and too rough for many in the group (including me) to enjoy. The fact that almost every one of those animations have vigorous pelvic thrusts or oral sex with something which is not a female body part decided me.
But my intrepid crew of test subjects and I find that 30 “cuddle” animations in the “PG” hot tub are entirely suited to sexual role-playing. Some of them are the most erotic things I’ve ever seen in seven years of using scripted furniture in SL, and entirely suited to lesbian love-making. Cary and I had our first onsen date without using any of the adult animations. And we partied hard.
Serenity Onsen has graduated from a bath house and a quirky hot tub under a tree to “real onsen“!
It’s still less formal than other SL onsen, but is now centered around Tsuki no Mayu Hakata’s “Hinoki_Buro_No.5_ver.1.0”, a roomy onsen which fits nicely inside Wingsong’s “Beach House – Dojo v.2”, with plenty of room for bathing tub, wash basin and massage table.
Unlike the outside hot tub (“Spring Onsen” by Dysfunctionality), visible through the door, this one has traditional Japanese poses and room for at least four bathers (if everyone’s very friendly, we think eight bathers).
Now, you can have traditional onsen or more Westernized fun out in the tub under the tree – or one after the other!!