It’s here – the results are in! A huuuuge thank you to everyone who took part in the survey, in the end I had over 1,800 people respond to the survey which is massive, so thank you to everyone who took part/shared the survey, you guys are the best!
So, let’s take a look at the results 😀
About the survey
The MBA Survey was conducted over May/June 2017 and received over 1,800 responses. Of those responses, approximately 80% identified as Female, 13% identified as male, 2.4% identified as Transgender, 0.4% identified as furry and the remaining respondents identified as ‘Other’.
The focus of the survey was to provide a snapshot of what SL Mesh Body and Head users are wearing (as accurately as possible given the sample size) so that designers/creators are able to adjust their product offerings according to market trends. Plus, I’m just nosy and like to know 😉
One major difference this time around was that only 5 respondents (4 male 1 female) stated that they do not use a mesh body. Historically for men this figure has been as high as 50% of male responses.
Mesh Heads are a different story however, with 242 female respondents, 10 male respondents, 4 transgender and 9 ‘other’ respondents stating that they do not use a mesh head.
So going into the survey I had some questions myself that I wanted answered, and here are the answers:
What female mesh bodies are most popular?
- Maitreya Lara (67.73%)
- Belleza Freya (7.84%)
- Slink Hourglass (7.56%)
- eBody (7.45%)
- Slink Physique & Belleza Isis (tied) (4.17%)
What female mesh heads are most popular?
- Catwa (bento) (44.55%)
- Lelutka (bento) (16.38%)
- Catwa (non-bento) (16.25%)
What Male mesh bodies are most popular?
- Signature Gianni (37.84%)
- Slink Physique (20.72%)
- Aesthetic (Niramyth) (10.81%)
- Belleza Jake (10.36%)
What male mesh heads are most popular?
- Catwa (bento) (73.42%)
- Catwa (non-bento) (13.29%)
- Signature Gianni head (6.96%)
Do people have a preference for a mesh body other than what they wear?
As I expected I did see a number of mesh body users users show preferences towards bodies other than what they currently use most, but not enough to conclude that people may be wearing a mesh body other than their preference because of external reasons (ie. availability of fitmesh).
What is the take-up of bento like?
The data suggests strongly that a majority of users are using bento hands that come with their body, and/or Vista bento hands if their body doesn’t have bento hands available. A number of users also stated that they use bento ears, tails and wings, however a majority of users are sticking to bento heads and bento hands for now.
Mesh Bodies –
Mesh Heads –
I’ll leave this one here for now, lest this become an essay – but if you guys are curious I’ll share the further results in another post!
Mesh Head – Catya by Catwa
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya
Skin – Rina by Glam Affair (Available at Collabor88)
Hair – Ambriel by Truth Hair
Rings – Flora rings (bento) by Codex (Available at eBento)
Outfit – Valentina Jumpsuit by Addams – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
Feet Jewels – Kiya by KC Couture – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
Podium – Podium Prop/Pose by Perfection
Pose – Scene #1 Pose 2 by Label Motion