IMVU is the chatting experience you wish never existed.
I have been on IMVU since 2010. I must say that it is best to stay away from it, regardless of your age. If used properly, IMVU can be worthwhile, but the majority of users do not go on IMVU looking to form actual friendships and have light chats. IMVU is breeding grounds for brutal bullying. Users like to instigate arguments and use foul language; no swear words or insults are off limits, and there are no filters. If you are not a paid member, you will often get mistreated, harassed, and called a "noob," in addition to getting booted out of chat rooms. This is amplified by the idea that users can use "mean" actions such as slapping without the consent of other users. IMVU is littered with cliques, with the "emos" grouping together, and the "furries" doing the same, and then there are the "preps." This division makes it difficult to interact with a wide variety of people. Furthermore, several chat rooms are themed after strip clubs or kinky fetish chambers, singles rooms, or "gay/lesbian only" rooms. You will probably witness sex chat if you go on IMVU as well. A lot of the actions and gestures in the chat are sexual or romantic in nature. Users can initiate make out sessions and french kisses. Much of the clothing and accessories are sexually suggestive in nature. "Couples" actions and striptease dances can be purchased at the Shop, too. Although, an Access Pass (for users over the age of 18) is required to view most adult content. Safety and privacy is also a major concern on IMVU. However, users are solely responsible for the information they divulge during chat. What is frustrating about IMVU is that the opportunities to earn more "credits" (which is currency used to purchase content for your avatar) are just scams. Most of the content in the client must be paid for as well, so it is not an interesting choice if you are looking for a 100% free chat environment. The only good thing about IMVU is that the customization options are endless, with millions of user-created items to choose from. Do yourself a favour and avoid this one!
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Violence & scariness
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