Non-Fic Have you pretended to be the other sex online?

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Have you ever pretended to be the opposite sex online?

  1. Yes, I'm biologically male, and I do it because I'm transgender

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  2. Yes, I'm male, and I present as female literally all the time!

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  3. Yes, I'm male, and I do it on a regular basis!

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Yes, I'm male, and I do it occasionally if I feel like it

    20 vote(s)
    16.9%
  5. Yes, I'm male, and I've done it once or twice

    15 vote(s)
    12.7%
  6. Yes, I'm male, and I've thought about it but never done it

    15 vote(s)
    12.7%
  7. Yes, I'm male, and there's no way I'd ever do that!

    19 vote(s)
    16.1%
  8. Yes, I'm biologically female, and I do it because I'm transgender

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Yes, I'm female, and I present as male literally all the time!

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  10. Yes, I'm female, and I do it on a regular basis!

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  11. Yes, I'm female, and I do it occasionally if I feel like it

    10 vote(s)
    8.5%
  12. Yes, I'm female, and I've done it once or twice

    8 vote(s)
    6.8%
  13. Yes, I'm female, and I've thought about it but never done it

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  14. Yes, I'm female, and there's no way I'd ever do that!

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  15. Decline to answer

    17 vote(s)
    14.4%
  1. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    This was a random thing I was wondering, and NUF is the only place that I know that does anonymous polls so... (actually, does anybody know any other sites that do anonymous polls?)

    Poll topic:

    Have you ever pretended to be the opposite sex online?

    In some online spaces, websites give you the option so saying whether you are male or female on the profile page.

    In some online games, you are allowed to choose a male or female character.

    While it's not uncommon for people to choose the opposite sex as a temporary joke or simply because they like how the avatar looks (in games), it's a whole another level of dedication to actually intentionally mislead/pretend you are other sex when communicating with others online.

    My question is how common is it for people to do something like that? And for what reasons?

    The poll is totally anonymous!

    EDIT:
    I messed up the yes/no options so pretend that it says "no" where is should
     
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  2. Nyanko

    Nyanko Psychotic Cat Princess

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    Mainly in playing mmos and the like where if youre a girl you end up being harrassed.
     
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  3. KTL

    KTL Down horrendous

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    I'm a proud cross-gender player. Not because im tryna trap some unexpected horny male youth, but because I aint tryna see a damn male on my screen 24/7.
     
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  4. willuwontu

    willuwontu Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't the options just be

    All the time
    Most of the time
    Some of the time
    A few times
    Never
     
  5. Archaic pickle

    Archaic pickle Daoist Heavenly Kimichi

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    I remember guys used to use female avatars on RuneScape to get stuff, works both ways.
    -not speaking from experience.
     
  6. Anra7777

    Anra7777 All powerful magic grammar hamster queen pirate.

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    I’m female and I’ve played male avatars in games, but never pretended to be male. I always made it pretty clear that I am a woman if there was ever a question.
     
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    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    What's the opposite of an Apache helicopter? :hmm:
     
  8. art17

    art17 [Wandering Poet]

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    Never...
    I may look average but at least I'm not a creep...
     
  9. PlayerID

    PlayerID Well-Known Member

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    I use the female versions of my name as a joke username most of the time.
     
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    aegis062 Chaotic Demon Emperor

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    getting free equips is nice XD
     
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    BarryKaizer your crazy fairy godmother of death

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    Ive done many things like jumping out of buildings and moving vehicles but never tried to pretend be another gender one of my biggest fears being sucked in game gender bent
     
  12. Nyanko

    Nyanko Psychotic Cat Princess

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    I just want to play the game. And not disclosing my gender is the best way to do that.
     
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    Archaic pickle Daoist Heavenly Kimichi

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    I guess identifying as a sea cucumber
     
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    LK Well-Known Member

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    I pick guy character cause they look cooler but they are more androgynous than anything
     
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  15. Simon

    Simon [The Pure One's Chief Steward][Demon Beast]

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  16. Kirill

    Kirill New Member

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    I'm a guy, although I have female characters in games (like in mmo rpgs) I've never really introduced myself a girl :hmm: Although I guess that's just mainly because I use those extra characters as free bag space.:blobmelt:

    On the other hand, I have a female friend who's always picking male characters & male IGN, she would also evade any questions about her gender in game, mainly because she got stalked before by a guy she met in a online game which turned for the worst & scared her into picking girl characters.

    But now that she's using male characters, she had A LOT of experience dealing with "e-girls" who thought she's a dude & tried to honey trap her into giving them a sht ton of money.
     
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  17. Lucresia

    Lucresia Well-Known Member

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    I always play as both gender if I have a choice. Or I play the gender that has the name I want that is available. Law/male, Lucresia/female. I am anti-social even in online game so I have never act as the opposite gender while playing as the opposite gender.
     
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    ryosuke08 Well-Known Member

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    I've done it a few times, mmorpg characters have sometimes more options of modifications in the female side and characters look good on it. I've pretended for obtaining things too... not that it really worked 'coz servers never had that many people or I just solo'ed
     
  19. MutsuKata

    MutsuKata 『RO2's MG42 Operator』 『RS2's Loach Combat Pilot』

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    abewan 〘Nishikigoi Dungeon〙

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