Accessing Adult land and content

Started ‎04-15-2011 by
Modified ‎03-26-2015 by

Land and other content in Second Life is rated  General Moderate, or  Adult. By default, new Residents aged 18 or older have access to General and Moderate content, and Residents aged 16 or 17 have access to General content. See Maturity ratings for more information about Second Life's rating system.

If you are 18 years or older, you may access adult content after enabling it in your viewer preferences.

How to change your preferences to view adult content

Even if you are 18 or older, you still need to opt in to view adult content. You also need to use Viewer version 1.23 or later to access the maturity preferences. Download the latest Viewer.

Tip: At the top of your Viewer, you can choose Help > About Second Life to check your Viewer version.

Log into Second Life, then follow these steps in the Viewer to set your maturity preferences:

  1. Choose Me > Preferences (or Ctrl-P) and click the General tab.
  2. Choose General, Moderate, Adult from the I want to access content rated: dropdown menu.
  3. Click OK.
Congratulations! You may now visit any publicly accessible land in Second Life, regardless of its maturity rating.
Note: If your preferences are not set to allow adult content and you attempt to enter an adult-rated parcel or region, you receive a prompt allowing you to either cancel the teleport or instantly update your access preferences to General, Moderate, Adult.

Getting Payment Information on File

Landowners may also restrict access to their land to those with payment information on file with Linden Lab. If you have purchased Linden dollars (L$) or bought something on the Marketplace, you already have payment information on file.  

If you do not currently have payment information on file, or if you are unsure:

  1. Log in to your Account page on the Second Life website.
  2. Select Billing Information under the Account section on the left side of the page.
  3. Select Add Credit Card or Add PayPal.
  4. Enter either a credit card number or a verified PayPal account.

Setting up a payment relationship with Linden Lab does not constitute a purchase; you will not be charged for placing your information on file with us.

Note: Linden Lab only accepts PayPal payments through Verified PayPal accounts. Please check your PayPal Account Overview page or review the PayPal support documentation to ensure your account is a Verified PayPal account.


by Recognized Helper
on ‎05-13-2011 09:31 AM

With local payments active for non-U.S. residents, the chapter about setting up a payment relationship needs to be updated: You cannot simply add a payment method anymore, you actually have to buy Linden Dollars or stuff on the Marketplace to be able to store a payment information!

by Senior Helper
on ‎04-13-2012 08:14 AM

This `paragraph is outdated:

f you do not currently have payment information on file, or if you are unsure:

  1. Log in to your Account page on the Second Life website.
  2. Select Billing Information under the Account section on the left side of the page.
  3. Select Update Credit Card Info or Continue to PayPal.

Actualli the buttons are "Add Paypal" - "Add Credit Card.

(apologies for the editions, sometimes this system go crazy LOL)