On Shared Wonderlands

Featured · Tulpamancy

A wonderland is a place where we escape from reality. It’s a place where tulpas sometimes live, building it brick by brick with their imagination. Wonderlands are imagined worlds, as small as a couch, as big as a universe.

We want to enjoy living, even though, at times, reality doesn’t bring us enough of that joy. At those times we escape the world and dive into our wonderlands, to the places, carefully crafted to our liking.

We are not alone there. The worlds live, inhabited by ghosts of people, animals, talking furniture and whatnot. Our imagination brings them to life. For some people, wonderlands live even when they don’t focus on them specifically.

Wonderlands are also a place where hosts and tulpas commonly interact, do things they’d enjoy doing in real life. Chat and have fun.

Yet, sometimes, we want a company of another “real” person in that perfect mental world of ours. Someone we don’t know as intimately as we do our mental co-habitants. But the wonderland is secure, hidden in our mind. There’s no way to invite someone over unless you start to think of telepathy or astral projection, which most people don’t believe in. So, there’s no way to share those amazing experiences. Or is there?
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Ink Flows as the Mind Wills

Experiences · Tulpamancy

Writing. It’s so simple, yet, sometimes, so hard. You struggle, trying to find words. Hit the keys on the keyboard. Delete. Type more.

It’s so different when you write with ink. Fountain pens are beautiful instruments. Curve after curve, the ink flows, and so does your fantasy, your imagination. A word comes to a word, the world in your head takes a second life on the paper.

I’ve got a brilliant collection of ink samples (twenty-two total), and I feel like spending the weekend toying with them. I also extended my pen collection to facilitate all those gorgeous inks.
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Census 2016—Genders and Sexuality

Tulpamancy

Contents

Foreword

I’m back to entertain you with more statistics, assumptions, and conclusions.

You can read the previous part here: Libido Analysis.

Tulpamancer Gender & Sexuality

Today we will dissect tulpamancer genders. This section doesn’t contain any data on tulpas, we are focusing on their hosts.

What is the assumed gender of the respondents?

tulpamancer gender

Year after year, our community is dominated by males. The numbers look similar to the 2015 census.

Let’s look at the sexuality next:

tulpamancer sexuality

Again, little changes from 2015. Half of the respondents is heterosexual, slightly under one-third is bisexual. There are very few homosexual tulpamancers.

Dissecting the last graph by gender produces an intriguing result:

tulpamancer sexuality (by gender)

In absolute numbers, there’s the same amount of bisexual and asexual tulpamancers, but if we examine the data per gender, the picture is different.

tulpamancer sexuality (by gender, stacked)

You can clearly see that female tulpamancers tend to be bisexual, while male tulpamancers are strongly hinted to be heterosexual. That might explain why most men prefer female tulpas.

An interesting data point we collected this year was sexuality as it was before creating tulpas and current sexuality:

tulpamancer sexuality change, after creating tulpas

As you can see, while the majority tulpamancers retained their sexuality, 8.18% tulpamancers changed their sexual preferences! Let’s see how they are spread by their gender:

tulpamancer gender, for heterosexual to bisexual transition

Again, it’s mostly male respondents.

Afterword

I hope you enjoyed today’s short research. As usual, if you have suggestions of what data you want me to dissect further—leave your suggestion in the comments.

link to reddit discussion

List of Charts

Tulpa Census 2016—Libido Analysis

Tulpamancy

Contents

Foreword

The census was over slightly more than a month ago, and I would like to thank everyone for taking their time to respond; thank our fantastic beta testing team; and thank the tulpa census crew, the people who made this all possible.

We are crunching the numbers as fast as we can, but we still have lots of data to go through. To keep you interested, I will try to share a few graphs and give some comments on the process.

Tulpa Sex Libido

The topic that was raised recently in the community—how is tulpamancer’s libido comparing to tulpas?

To remind you the scale:

  • zero: No desire for sex at all
  • low: Low desire for sex (something like once every few months)
  • medium: Some desire for sex (once per month)
  • high: High desire for sex (once per week)
  • very high: Very high desire for sex (every day or more)

Let’s look at tulpamancers first:

tulpamancer libido

About 10% tulpamancers have a non-existent sex drive, but the vast majority has medium to very high libido.

Now, same data for tulpas:

tulpa libido

A very different picture! One-third of respondents have no sex drive! The others tend to have medium to high libido.

Analysing By Gender

Let’s slice the data further, and see the breakdown by tulpamancer gender:

tulpamancer libido (by gender)

No surprises here, tulpamancer population majority is male. The interesting point is that tulpamancers with zero libidos are spread evenly across main genders.

For tulpas, the spread is different:

tulpa libido (by gender)

We see that male-to-female ratio isn’t as contrasting as in tulpamancers. Tulpas that have zero libidos see an increased amount of respondents that identify themselves agender or other (most of the other category are genderfluid tulpas).

Analysing cross-libido variations

Continuing to evaluate this data set, let’s see how tulpa libido changes, based on tulpamancer libido:

tulpa libido for tulpamancers with zero libido

If tulpamancer libido is nonexistent, tulpas are most surely to follow.

tulpa libido for tulpamancers with very high libido

On the contrary, high and very high libido of tulpamancers doesn’t influence the libido of tulpas.

Analysing libido vs. enjoyment

For the final round, here’s how libido correlates with sex enjoyment. The colour legend is:

  • no sex: We never had sex
  • very bad: Very unpleasant or not enjoyable at all
  • bad: Not very enjoyable or nothing special about it
  • ok: Enjoyable, but not outstanding
  • good: Very enjoyable and pleasant
  • very good: Extremely enjoyable and pleasant
tulpamancer libido (by enjoyment)

Many tulpamaners never had sex experience, although they have high libido. If they had it, they seemed to enjoy it more than not.

tulpa libido (by enjoyment)

As for tulpas, they seem to have sex proportional to their libido, the higher the libido, the more they enjoy sex. It sounds expected, given that for many tulpas libido and sexual experience are both mental-only things.

Afterword

I will try to make these small posts every week until the full dataset is analysed. If you have suggestions of what data you want me to dissect further—leave your suggestion in the comments.

link to reddit discussion

List of Charts