It’s Not Easy Putting A Gay Sex Game On Steam

Steam doesn’t have many gay sex games. Plenty of anime boob games, sure, but if you’re looking for hot dudes getting it on, it’s slim pickings. Robert Yang is trying to change that.

Yang’s gained a fair amount of notoriety over the years with experimental games like Cobra Club, Rinse and Repeat, and Stick Shift. He uses video games to explore intimacy and sexuality through mechanics rather than, say, lengthy storylines or throwaway fan service. As Yang puts it, “I feel like my games earn their dick.”

Previously, however, Yang hadn’t released any of his games on Steam, instead preferring to put them up on places like indie mega-shop is a compilation of games about consensual spanking, suggestive popsicle licking, and doinking your car. It might sound kinda silly, but Yang’s reason for putting his games on Steam—a platform that’s sometimes hostile to non-traditional games—is 100 percent serious. “This is one of the primary tenets of the modern gay rights movement: that we must be visible and present, or else we will be erased,” he wrote. “It’s important that there’s a gay sex game available on Steam, of all places.” I sat down to talk with him about that.

Robert Yang: It’s surprisingly going OK. It’s at 85 percent positive views. That’s 200 something positive reviews or something, 300 something reviews total. A lot of people are just having fun with the Steam reviews, saying “This game made me gay. This game, my girlfriend saw me playing it, and then I played it more.” A lot of comments like that, that kind of almost border on homophobia a little, but I’ll let it slide because I see much worse abuse inflicted on me. That’s OK, I’ll tolerate those. I’ll take what I can get.

Robert Yang: I feel like the idea of being “made gay” is losing its meaning, though. As a gay person, I don’t want to take away the politics of being gay. But it seems a lot more common or widespread to say video games made them gay for certain characters or something than it was before. Like the Captain America stuff, or Star Wars with Poe Dameron. A lot of that fandom is pro gay, pro-LGBT people talking about how gay they are for these characters. That’s their way of expressing love for this licensed property or image or whatever.

I guess I’m OK with that, that’s not the worst thing. I think that’s kind of what games and video games and comics, a lot of those uses of language are merging in this weird way that I haven’t really figured out yet.

Robert Yang: I’d say that’s a good way of describing the trade off there, or the stakes of talking like this. Yeah, it normalizes it but it also trivializes it. I guess that’s the age old conundrum with identity and assimilation.

Robert Yang: By that I mean that, I’ve said before that I feel like with a lot of these gay sex games I’ve been making, not that many people actually play it. Most people just watch a YouTube video of it, or read about it, or something. I was trying to apply that same kind of philosophy to this new release on Steam, where I feel like not that many people actually going to play it, or at least I wasn’t predicting that many people that were going to play it. To me, it was more important to be a gesture, to just be there to have a store page there, to know that these games are there. That’s what I meant.

Robert Yang: I wish I could delete the Steam forum for my game, but Steam forces you to have a forum so I have to keep it there. I’m reluctantly checking in every few days or so, or once a day to moderate and delete reported posts. I’m definitely getting my share of homophobia. Not as much as I expected, though.

The tools are OK. People can report posts and then as the moderator, I get to see a list of all those reported posts and then take action. In my case, I’m usually just permanently banning people instantly without any appeal or care. The weird thing about that is, though, when I ban them, Steam sends them a message that they’re banned. Then they can privately message me back about the ban, which is weird. It’s like when I ban them, Steam is like, “OK, well here, have a private, personal channel to this person who just banned you.” Hopefully they don’t get abusive. It’s kind of weird.

Robert Yang: Oh, definitely. That’s how homophobia and racism get dressed up as. like, “Oh, they just said gay people are disgusting. That’s not homophobic, they’re just exercising an opinion.” I’m just like, “No, that’s gross, what’s wrong with you?”

This is going to sound bad, but it’s not a free forum. Me banning you from this little message board of my game is not preventing your political participation in society. I think of it as, “You’re being gross to people and you’re creating abuse with all these people. I don’t want it here, so I’m going to ban you and delete your post.”

Robert Yang: I would say the biggest reactions I noticed were usually from YouTubers and Let’s Players who would usually play my game. My games are, to put it mildly, interesting looking. You don’t really know what’s going on, but on the other hand, you also totally know what’s going on. They’re very short. They’re very scrutable or knowable, at least on the surface layer. I think that made them perfect for a lot of YouTube people to play them. I think it was kind of split between a lot of YouTubers going, “Oh, I don’t know what’s going on, aren’t video games crazy?” That’s their shtick, you know?

The shtick I really didn’t like, though, was people would be, again, cultivating that machismo, masculine kind of thing. Like, “Oh, I’m not gay. This is disgusting. I’m going to play this game and then I’ll cut to a webcam feed of me vomiting or doing a spit take or something.” That was kind of prominent along with a lot of YouTubers broadcasting my game. I was less OK with that, but at the end of the day I also have to accept that I don’t control how my games get received or performed or anything. That’s kind of the nature of video games. I have to share control with the player, even if the player is gross and does stuff I don’t like.

Robert Yang: I made Cobra Club, my dick pic game, when I was really upset with YouTube. I’m like, “Fine, I’m just going to put a giant dick in this game, and then you won’t be able to put it on YouTube. How do you like that?” Like, “Oh, you want to profit off my game so much? Well, here’s a game you can’t profit off.”

But then I eased back on that. In Rinse and Repeat, I censored the penises. I’m still, every day, thinking about, with these new games I’m making, that trade off. Like, should I make this good for YouTube? No, I should make this hard to understand unless you’re playing it. No, I should make this easily visible and understandable.

So yeah, a lot of it is that kind of friction. I’d like to say I’m not really spiteful, I’d like to say that I’m OK and happy for their success and getting all the ad money off my game for free and retelling all of my jokes. But yeah, I guess that’s what I’ve been doing in response.

Robert Yang: I’m pretty sure Cobra Club will not be allowed on Steam. Rinse and Repeat, I think will barely get into Steam. We’ll see. Seeing as it’s banned on Twitch, I don’t really know what the chances are. These three games in Radiator 2 are all fairly tame. That was another reason why they’re bundled together. There will probably be a Radiator 3 of three more sex games, though.

Robert Yang: There’s very few games with dicks. The Grand Theft Auto IV expansion has a few seconds of a dick. I have a mental database of this all. That PlayStation game, Order 1886, there’s one second we see a dick. In Far Cry 4, there’s a split second where you see your own dick. It’s all very brief, like “Oh, did I see it? Did I not see it? Ooh, this game is so edgy,” a little bit.

Robert Yang: Yeah, not at all, which I think is kind of dishonest. Those uses of dicks are literally for exploitation and titillation. I feel like my games earn their dick, but they’re still not allowed, and that’s not what those games get judged on for inclusion on Steam.

But in reference to the Huniecam-type games and sexy visual novels on Steam, yeah, there are a lot of them. I haven’t played any of them personally, but I would say that a lot of the responses on my Steam forum are people asking, “If these sex games had women in it, CNN would be reporting on this and everyone would get upset and the feminists would get upset.” But there’s a million of these games on Steam already. What planet are they living on where they don’t know about all these sex games?

I’m wondering how Christine Love’s upcoming release, Ladykiller in a Bind, is gonna do. I feel like Ladykiller and my games are actually about sex. I feel like Huniecam and stuff, it’s more… good for you if you like huge boobed anime chicks, you know? That’s fine. But I actually don’t like how the boobs are drawn in Huniecam.

Robert Yang: I took a life drawing class, and one of the first rules you learn is, boobs are not spheres. Boobs have gravity and weight to them. They’re more like these big sacks of flesh. They’re not perfect, crystalline spears. That’s not what boobs are.

So on a craft note, I’m put off a little by that. I wish the boobs were better. But I think that kind of speaks to the different intentions between these different kinds of sex games. I feel like Ladykiller is really about sex. The boobs in Ladykiller are exquisite, they are very well rendered and drawn.

Robert Yang: Just the feel on them. When there’s a drawing of a hand grabbing a boob, that’s what a boob looks like when it’s being grabbed. That’s great. From a craft perspective, I would make that distinction between these different kinds of sex games.

Robert Yang: Yeah. And that’s OK; not everything has to be represented by mechanics. But personally I am interested more in the idea of game feel and input and controls and gesture. Like in Stick Shift, you have to move your mouse up and down really fast to get your car going. Well, if someone is squinting from far away, it might look like you’re also choking your chicken. I wanted to evoke that idea in the game.

Robert Yang: I feel like sex hasn’t been tackled as a big design problem because it’s so difficult, and it’s so difficult because framing sex in terms of conflict is kind of creepy, depending on how you do it.

Robert Yang: Yeah, definitely. But then think about two very, extremely masculine, hetero dudes playing a co-op game where they have sex with each other. They might feel weird about that and they might not sell that many copies.

Robert Yang: I would buy it, I would buy ten copies. I would love it, but a lot of people think there’s no market for it, and they never develop for it, so there is no market and the self fulfilling prophecy and blah, blah, blah.

Robert Yang: The next sex game, I’ve been working on for a long time, start and go, stop and go, on and off, it’s a gay bar game. You’re in a gay bar, and there’s a hundred gay dudes. Then there’s one dude you can sleep with out of these hundred gay dudes. You have to do the gestures we do in bars. You have to sip from your drink, maybe go dance, go people watching, look at your phone a lot. You do a lot of these gestures and that kind of builds up to this climax where you might ask someone out and they might reject you, or something like that. It’s kind of this hook up, gay bar simulator thing.

That was heading in this very dark, negative direction where I was feeling really pessimistic about gay culture and gay rights and our priorities and stuff. But then the shooting in Orlando at a gay bar, Pulse, happened. When Pulse happened, it suddenly felt like I shouldn’t make a game that takes a shit on gay bars or gay hook up culture. For a lot of people, that’s kept them alive over the years. It felt like I had to change the direction of this game a lot, so that’s what I’m in the middle of doing. Kind of redesigning it to recognize more the beauty of gay bars.

There’s still some darkness in there. A lot of people don’t feel comfortable in gay bars, and there’s a lot of baggage with this. But I do want to recognize that for a lot of people, it was a really important, beautiful place. I’m trying to think about, game design wise, how do I reflect that and honor that. I’m trying to figure that out, but that’s a really hard design thing.

Robert Yang: I think if people felt uncomfortable, they should feel uncomfortable. It doesn’t make sense. It’s really weird and really disconcerting. I think a lot of people would recognize that if you’re at E3, you have a job to do and it sucks to do that job even though all this other stuff is going on outside of that job, and that feels weird and maybe even inappropriate. But that’s what capitalism forces us to do, I guess. I was actually OK with a few publishers who did press conferences where they wore rainbow pins or something.

Robert Yang: I felt like that was an OK gesture. You’re not coming out and saying, “Oh, video games will help unite us and help us heal after this.” That’s bullshit, don’t say that, but I think if you’re wearing a rainbow pin you’re half acknowledging, “Yeah, this is all kind of bullshit but we have to do it anyway and it sucks. Sorry.”

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What are some good 18+ gay games?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I recently purchased Coming out on Top when it got posted on this subreddit and absolutely love the game. It has a great atmosphere and charm so I was wondering if there are any other gamed more oriented to gaymers? I can’t seem to find a lot of them so I usually stick to playing Dragon Age or a modded Skyrim or Sims 4.

See No Evil is pretty good if you love point and click adventures.

Snarky me wants to post gay games from 1999 or earlier. Sadly I can’t seem to find any.

I promise you if i invent a time traveling delorean helping you on this quest is the first thing i will do

There’s a flash game on newgrounds but it’s so mediocre, I’m not sure if it’s worth linking to lol

Not sure if it is what you are looking for, but someone recently asked about NSFW gay games:

There’s „My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant“ and the sequel „Escape from Pleasure Planet“. They’re okay, but don’t expect any sex. „No, Thank You!!!“ has tons of gay sex in it though. Not sure where you buy it.

What are some good 18+ gay games?

Controversial ‚House Party‘ sex game removed from Steam for being too steamy

The sex game House Party, which has gained popularity among Youtubers and Streamers, was removed from Steam yesterday due to „pornographic content.“

The early access game bills itself as a raunchy sandbox in the style of the ’90s game Leisure Suit Larry. You play as a male party-goer who can „pick up chicks, get insulted, and make friends,“ according to the trailer below.

While games with explicit nudity and sex are not banned from Steam (as seen by titles like The Witcher 3, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Conan Exiles), Valve does forbid the sale of „pornography“ on its platform. 

According to the developer, Valve — the company behind Steam — sent a statement over to Eek! Games citing „a number of complaints about your title, House Party, with claim that it contains pornographic content. After investigating this, it does appear that your title is pornography.“

Valve did not specify exactly how it distinguishes „pornographic“ content from the other, more acceptable explicit content currently on Steam.

But in a blog post, the developer argued that his game was not pornography because, „it’s not intended to titillate, but rather is intended to be a humorous and quirky game. Most of the game-play revolves around solving puzzles and humorous dialogues.“

Some casted doubt on this, questioning the label of „humorous dialogue,“ and accusing the game of crossing a line, particularly in its treatment of women.

Before the controversy began, Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s John Walker called House Party, „a misogynistic pile of shit.“

He pointed to a specific mechanic where you can „whip your dick out“:

House Party is, if nothing else, a fascinating exploration of a certain type of male mind. It’s the type of male mind that sees women as goals to be conquered, rather than autonomous individuals, and believes that manipulated suitably, all women will want to see inside your underpants. Or, as is the case in House Party, you can show them inside your pants whether they like it or not

Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson wrote about the game’s other controversial moments:

One involves parading a party-goer’s sister around naked as a means of humiliating her. Another is about convincing a woman to let you take topless pics of her to give to your friend. Also, you can remove one character’s top as you please (much to her surprise and outrage), and of course, there’s the whole dick thing, which—as you might expect—provokes a variety of responses.

We reached out to House Party developer Bobby Ricci to ask for more details about Valve’s request, as well as his response to these accusations. 

Ricci alleged that while you can do these (inarguably vile) acts, you can also choose not to — and both choices come with their own repercussions. „I wanted a game where you can make choices and see the story play out from those different choices.“

For example, Ricci said, choosing to humiliate the character of Ashley (upon her sister’s request) makes her not like you and cuts off certain storylines. Meanwhile, making what Ricci called the „right“ choice of helping Ashley out actually angers her sister instead.

SEE ALSO: The secret sexuality behind Nintendo’s popular ‚Splatoon 2‘

„You can’t make everybody happy, and you have to make choices,“ said Ricci.

Ricci also said that accusations of misogyny gloss over Katherine’s character, „who actually throughout the game objectifies the player and uses him for sex, in some cases at the expense of the player’s humiliation (again, all choices).“(It’s important to note, however, that Walker did address Katherine, and found her representation equally belittling.) 

But throughout our email exchange, Ricci kept emphasizing over and over again that the game was „in its infancy. The stories will be refined and changed over time.“ He didn’t expect the explosion of attention his game received thanks to coverage from major Youtubers like Pewdiepie and jacksepticeye.

A few features he says will be added to the final version — and which Ricci claimed he had been working on before the controversy — include the ability to play as a female, and inclusion of gay and lesbian storylines. 

He also said that the final version will include situations that „involve sweet romantic relationship building,“ as well as more of these immoral branching choices. „I think that’s what makes the game unique, and also explains why it has some of these extreme scenarios.“

Whether or not these amendments can address what critics are upset about remains to be seen. 

While I have not played House Party myself, I do wonder about exactly how the game will weigh these moral choices. For example, if the repercussion for parading a naked woman around a party against her will are the same as choosing to help her (i.e. the consequence is either pissing Ashley off or pissing her sister off), I can’t imagine it will change many minds.

There’s also the mere fact that aggressive acts of sexual assault are being presented in a game supposedly, „meant to setup absurd and humorous scenarios to allow for nudity and/or sex.“

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The ethical questions around adult games

Aside from Steam, Nutaku is the other biggest porn gaming hub. It’s a site exclusively for adult games and best known for hentai-style free-to-play browser games. Both platforms are dominated by the heteronormative, cis male fan service-y gaze. While those games aren’t inherently bad and appeal to a variety of people for different reasons, the overwhelming ubiquity of it does make it harder for sex games to rise above the widespread stigma. 

A representative at Nutaku said the company has been working to diversify its online porn game library, though. The site now has a dedicated LGBTQ section and an upcoming redesign with sexual orientation and identity filters. It’s also set aside a $5 million fund to support more inclusive adult sex games, leading to titles like Crush Crush and Blush Blush. 

SEE ALSO: How VR porn can change the way we masturbate for the better

However, there are other ethical concerns related to Nutaku’s parent company, Mindgeek. (Mindgeek owns some of the biggest Tube porn sites, like Pornhub, which has faced numerous accusations of highly unethical behavior.) While it’s a separate division of the company, Nutaku itself came under fire in 2016 for games that pirated others‘ artwork. 

There are other complex ethical concerns to consider when it comes to adult gaming content, like representations of underage sex. But at the very least, porn games avoid the worst real-life harm of tube sites, like revenge porn.

In our roundup of the best porn games, we wanted to represent the full, diverse spectrum and variety of porn games.

In our roundup of the best porn games, we wanted to represent the full, diverse spectrum and variety of options. Of course, it’s impossible to review everything. We’re defining porn games here as those made predominantly to titillate. For sex games more geared toward explorations of intimacy, check out the work of Robert YangKnife Sisters‘ creator Bobbi A Sand. We also did not include VR porn games (which we’ve covered elsewhere) and were limited to the games we had access to through free demos or review codes provided by designers. 

While we’ve played each game on our main list, we can’t vouch for the entirety of their contents – so always proceed with caution and at your own discretion.

We chose games to review through lists of the top NSFW games on Itch.ioPatreonSteam. We also asked for recommendations from experts in the field, like Daily Dot reporter Kate Gray, sex tech software engineer Kyle MachulisRobert YangZsuzsa James.

Our list is in no way definitive or complete. But we hope everyone can find something to get off to here. At the very least, we can promise you’ll experience something beyond your boring old porn routine.

The ethical questions around adult games

Hardcoded

What it is: Ghosthug Games’ beloved Hardcoded is not only the height of queer visual novel erotica, but also showcases the power of adult games as more intimate and exploratory porn. Valens described the game as being centered around “an android trans girl who runs away from her oppressive life serving human needs and becomes friends with a group of queers living in a cyberpunk dystopian city. There’s some sort of virus going around making everyone really, really horny. The game is part cyberpunk adventure, part trans girl story, and part queer porn game. It’s really kinky and hot and fun and there’s a little bit for every girl in it, although it’s best enjoyed by queer trans women I think.”

Smut meter: Erotica with in-depth plot and intimate narrative

Gender, orientation, pairings, kinks, fetishes: Primarily trans women lesbian sex scenes with a bend toward sci-fi kinks.

Price: $1 monthly subscription on Patreonfree demo.

AChat

What it is: We’re putting AChat here as a representative of the online multiplayer genre of porn games, with open world hubs for cybersex interactions that range from the flirty to the hardcore. While AChat was all we had immediate access to, other games of this variety came more highly recommended by our expert. Machulis suggested the more expansive, customizable, and graphically advanced 3DXChat (which requires a monthly subscription). James recommended Red Light Center, which appears more inclusive by offering transgender customization options. In AChat, you can initiate sex scenes with a partner and, if they consent, create a scene by choosing environments, positions, speed, arousal, etc. All in all, despite the inherent awkwardness of virtual sex with strangers through glitchy dolls, there’s an excitement and aliveness to role-playing with IRL people. It can be especially useful during the pandemic, when many folks are abstaining from real-life sexual encounters for public safety.

Smut meter: Porn without plot but fascinating multiplayer mode social interaction

Gender, orientation, inclusivity, pairings, kinks, fetishes: These types of games are usually great because of the freedom to customize your body and experiences to fit your identity and desires. Unfortunately, AChat limits you to a binary sex, though you can choose between a straight, lesbian/gay, or bisexual orientation. You can also select your favorite sexual acts, ranging from the vanilla to more fetish and kink stuff.

Price: The initial download is free but only offers limited customization options that you unlock with in-game currency.

Coming Out On Top

What it is: The cream of the cock of male gay dating sims, if you will, Coming Out On Top is bursting with personality and really, really hot dudes. Playing as a good-looking senior undergrad at Orlin University, this choose-your-own-sexcapade lets you have a variety of relationships with a spectrum of “types” of men. Robert Yang equates it to an NC-17 version of another popular gay dating sim, Dream Daddy, which he views as important but critiques for how, “there’s barely any sex in it, which is weird when basically all the gay daddies I know consider sex and physical intimacy to be a very important part of their lives. Coming Out On Top follows a similar silly wholesome romantic comedy approach, but invests more deeply in varied and complicated sexual scenarios.”

For those interested in a more gay male-focused adult game, you should also definitely check out Strange Flesh, which has Robert Yang’s seal of approval as an “elegant unification of BDSM themes, gay guilt, and the beat ‚em up genre, with gorgeous pixel art sex animations.”

Smut meter: Porn with some fun and wholesome plot and intimacy

Gender, orientation, inclusivity, pairings, kinks, fetishes: ~ Gay all the way ~ with narrative choices in terms of sexual positions, partners, and kinks.

Price: You can download the free demo here, or pay $14.99 for the full game.

What it is: Of all the titles on our list, Cloud Meadow is the most full-fledged video game with lots of porn thrown into the mix. You play as either Evan or Eve after arriving in the magical town of Cloverton, where humans and monsterfolk live, work, and fuck alongside each other. Your main role is farmer, but to help the town thrive you must also explore unknown lands, engage in turn-based battle combat, and can even breed with the monsterfolk to create more battle companions. It’s the most deliciously unholy trinity of Stardew Valley meets Final Fantasy meets monster porn. If you thought you never wanted to have sex with a monster, then you definitely haven’t met Cloud Meadow’s busty but gentle ogress or the town’s obscenely hot and ripped Yeti.

Smut meter: Equal parts dating sim, farming simulator, RPG, and porn

Gender, orientation, inclusivity, pairings, kinks, fetishes: One of the most inclusive entries on the list, you can customize your character with binary gender presentation, pronouns, but also separately choose your genitalia. You have your pick of the litter when it comes to sexual partners and orientation too, with kinks ranging from missionary to pegging and BDSM.

Price: The free demo full early access build costs $19.99.

Ladykiller in a Bind

What it is: This erotic, kinky, queer visual novel by Christine Love and the Love Conquers All Games team is a indie sex game with rare mainstream recognition and acclaim. It’s not hard to see why. Ladykiller is gorgeously designed and well-written, as well as a rallying cry for slutty girls everywhere thirsting for games that cater to women’s perspectives. As a crossdressing lesbian impersonating your fuckboy identical twin brother, you’re forced into a game of social manipulation. You must fool his classmates for the duration of a seven-day cruise, which is especially tough because many of them want to have sex with you. Ladykiller’s choice system is uniquely complex, with your choices (some left implicit) heavily influencing available partners, sexual encounters, storylines, and outcomes. While some vanilla stuff can be found in Ladykiller, as the title implies, it excels at BDSM scenes, with your two main squeezes representing dom versus sub powerplay dynamics. While a (now deleted) scene in the game was embroiled in controversy, unlike many other titles on this list, consent is deeply embedded into Ladykiller from a narrative and mechanical level.

As Yang puts it, “I’ve always admired Christine Love’s singular ability to be literary, lewd, and mischievous all at once.”

Smut meter: Well-written erotica-porn with a fair amount of plot and mechanical depth

Gender, orientation, inclusivity, pairings, kinks, fetishes: Gender presentation, queer identity, and BDSM are at the heart of this lesbian-centered story. Characters are often not defined by a set-in-stone gender binary or sexual orientation, though, instead given intricate graphs detailing their proclivity for (among other things) crossdressing, lies, social status, and sluttiness. Content warnings include rope bondage, impact play, humiliation, and transactional sex.

Honorable mentions to also check out

, recommended by James for catering to the straight female gaze: „While the primary purpose of this is [having] relationships, it has some steamy explicit sex scenes.“

No Thank You!! recommended by James for catering to the gay male gaze and yaoi lovers, a genre of fiction popularized in Japan focused on homoerotic relationships that many heterosexual women enjoy.

NSFWare, recommended by the writer of this article and also Robert Yang because „the use of rotoscoped Pornhub clips gives these sex acts a very uncanny quality — and I think it’s still sexy even though it’s not realistic or representational.“

recommended by Valens as a „very high-quality furry visual novel about furry adventurers trying to complete a dungeon exploration exam… and having a lot of sex with each other along the way. It’s animated and the sex scenes are A+.“

recommended by Kate Gray, as a point-and-click adventure game „with ridiculously silly ’science experiments,‘ animated sexy bits, and lots of fetch-quest business to be done to earn said sexy bits.“

Various stuff on Milovana, described by Machulis as „webteases that are kinda choose-your-own-adventuress involving porn, and usually JOI (Jack Off Instruction) elements.“

Game Haptics Router, created and recommended by Machulis as a „system that allows players to reroute gamepad rumble to sex toys, which means any game could be a porn game based on how it’s played, the content the player is interested in, etc.“ You can even check out a Animal Crossing. 

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Coming Out on Top 

Coming Out on Top takes subplots the gay sidekick gets in a sitcom, then expands them into their own A-plots. That guy at the bar last night seemed so nice, then you go to college the next morning and your new lecturer is that same guy: DRAMATIC MUSICAL STING. It’s full of twists but it’s very wholesome. There’s no problem that can’t be solved by three roommates talking about it while throwing around one-liners. 

I went on a date with a pop star who wanted to stay incognito because his fans didn’t know he was gay, so we went to a country & western bar then did karaoke. It was one of the most romantic things I’ve seen in any dating sim, and then afterwards we went back to his hotel room and it got very explicit.

I called Coming Out on Top „wholesome“ but it does feature actual raunch, which will be pixelated if you play the censored version from Steam. It also gets dark and weird sometimes. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but the stuff with the goldfish really goes some places.

If you like this you might also like: Tusks, a dating sim about gay orcs. If you played Shadow of Mordor and wanted to get even closer to the hunky green dudes, well, here’s your chance.

Ladykiller in a Bind 

There’s a complex plot involving a disguise and a popularity competition worth five million dollars, but what Ladykiller in a Bind is about is being stuck on a cruise for a week with a ship full of horny young people. Horny, kinky young people. 

While you can spend the days pursuing votes in the popularity competition while dodging suspicion to maintain your disguise, you’ll also be pursuing sex. No matter what happens during each day, when the sun goes down you choose one of two characters to share a room with, one dominant and the other submissive. Ladykiller in a Bind is an introduction to BDSM, and a great one. Like, if you thought „subspace“ was just where Optimus Prime keeps his trailer you’re gonna learn some stuff.

While a lot of sexy visual novels cast their protagonists as arrogant jerks or desperate losers, Ladykiller in a Bind makes you a suave lesbian womanizer who is confident and cool. Even if inhabiting that character isn’t your fantasy, it’s a fun space to explore and one no other game does.

If you like this you might also like: One Night Stand, another visual novel that shares Ladykiller’s interest in negotiating what comes after sex. It’s the morning after and you’re working through the awkwardness of what happens between you and the woman you’ve woken up beside, walking an interpersonal minefield while hungover and basically at your worst.

Saya no Uta 

Saya no Uta is the one game on this list that would be better if it wasn’t a sex game. It’s a horror-themed visual novel about a man whose traumatic head injury leaves him seeing the world as a grotesque, organic hellscape and everyone in it as tumorous monsters. Everyone except for Saya, who appears to be a pretty young girl. Spoiler: she is not.

It’s Lovecraftian horror done right, with a main character who becomes the villain in a game of Call of Cthulhu by its end. It’s gripping, well-paced, and deeply messed up, but because it was developed by Nitroplus, who are infamous for this, Saya no Uta has a bunch of out-of-place hentai scenes inserted into it. It’s a sex game, but it would be much easier to recommend if it wasn’t.

If you like this you might also like: Doki Doki Literature Club! which doesn’t have any sex in it, thought it does use the cliches of the dating sim—and then subverts them to tell an impactful horror story.

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