Just in case you’re as uninformed as me, CMNF is Clothed Male Naked Female! This is a thing in the Physical World (PW), although my first exposure to it was here in SL. In both SL and the PW every possible combination of those letters is also a thing!
It definitely sounded weird the first time I visited the CMNF Lounge! But I’m so glad I went! Turns out the CMNF Lounge is not at all weird, it’s a wonderful place!
SL dance clubs often have large crowds. And if somebody’s not hitting on you, you might not be talking to anybody at all. Local chat is frequently a wasteland with not much said, or it’s flooded with the typical SL gestures that you’ve heard a million times before.
At CMNF Lounge there’s a modest but enthusiastic crowd that actually talks as a group. Oh, and yes, people like taking their clothes off! Sometimes someone will ask you to remove something. Or often people just remove. Or don’t. As they like. The clothed men, usually very smartly dressed, mostly sit in chairs and enjoy the antics. Occasionally they’ll ask someone to dance with them. The clothed, or not so clothed, women dance as a group in the center of the dance floor, or up on the bar. Or do whatever they like.
While the CMNF thing might sound heavily gendered and possibly oppressive, it turns out it’s just the opposite! The CMNF Lounge is a very free, friendly, open, and inclusive place. It’s a great place to just show up and hang out for a few minutes or a few hours!
I went by the CMNF Lounge to dance and hang out. The place is full of turkeys! It’s like a “Thanksgiving Turkey Advent Calendar!” Loni carved one up for us with a chainsaw, but gave Julia a flesh wound in the process!