Erotica and gaming have been deeply interconnected for as long as there have been games to play. Since video games have been historically marketed to young men (a notoriously libidinous audience), it made sense to cater to their more baser instincts. Games like Tomb Raider, Bayonetta, and the entire Dead or Alive franchise are built around the fact that sex sells.
What’s weird about gaming is that often when a game has absolutely nothing to do with romance it somehow still manages to generate its own kinky community of devotees. It makes sense to see lewd pinups of Lara Croft, but Bubble Bauble? Slash fic of Faster than Light? Home videos of Sonic The Hedgehog and Tails on a wild vacation? These games were pure and wholesome until we, as a species, got our lascivious hands on them.
And I guess the internet helped.
Today, and with the assistance of the aforementioned internet, it’s easier than ever to walk into a dark alley online and meet up with exactly the wrong kind of people for a delightfully sinful time.
Let’s keep an open mind while we dive into some of the most devious game communities the internet has on offer.
Second Life has its limitations (it's starting to look a little dated in the graphics department, for example). If you’re looking to step up your game, so to speak, then you might want to try your hand at Skyrim’s modding community.
Skyrim has a had an enormous modding scene since its release back in 2011, with many mods trying to add to the realism of being immersed in a gorgeous fantasy world. One of the first things modders attempted to add was to make the in-game models a little more… shall we say, anatomically correct? After that, they added animations to the game so characters could “consummate” their marriage, and it was basically all downhill from there.
Now there’s plenty of mods that will allow you to get it on with a werewolf, a dragon, a vampire - basically anything. There’s even a real pregnancy mod.
I’ll just let that sink in for a moment and move on.
14 Neverwinter Nights
Before Second Life, before Skyrim, there was Neverwinter Nights. Originally a pretty standard fantasy MMORPG, it quickly gained a following of players that enjoyed emphasizing the role playing in "role-playing game." Now, over a decade and a half since its release, you can still find dozens of erotic role-play servers filled with interesting people to meet and, uh, play with.
If you’re looking for graphical depictions of your in-game characters bumping uglies, you’ll be out of luck there. While it’s completely possible to customize your appearance, you’ll have to use your imagination when it comes time to actually interact with someone. Then you’ll need to find a dark alley so you can make your exciting conversation a little more private.
Or not. It depends on the server, really.
13 World Of Warcraft
A recurring theme should become abundantly clear in this list, but if it doesn’t, I’m just going to come out and say it now: the more people in a game, the more likely there is to be a subset that wants to have sex in it.
World of Warcraft is no exception. All those massive orcs and diminutive elves (and more) just scream sex appeal (to a certain segment of the population anyway). It should come as no big shock there’s a roleplaying server that has a town almost entirely dedicated to finding online nookie.
Like Neverwinter Nights you’ll have to use your imagination when it comes to the actual act, but Warcraft does at least have a command to allow a character to lay down and another to crouch. That’s basically the core activities right there.
12 Conan Exiles
If you’ve ever seen the movie Conan the Barbarian, then you probably have an idea as to the adult themes that may be present in the online survival game Conan Exiles.
Unlike all the other games on this list, Conan doesn’t try to hide anything about its mature nature. There’s a lot of ripped dudes and dudettes wearing next to nothing, and often far less than that. Unsurprisingly then, the game is home to a number of adult role-playing servers that take the mature theme to the next level. However, this game doesn’t need any modding to increase the characters endowment: everyone comes as well equipped as they want.
In some cases stupendously equipped. I’m sure the game’s designers consider realistically animating a man flapping like a sock in the breeze to be the high points of their career.
11 Hatoful Boyfriend
Have you ever wanted to date a pigeon? No? Me neither. But you can in Hatoful Boyfriend, the dating sim where all your potential mates are sky rats. I’ve never really understood dating simulators, but apparently, they’re all the rage. In fact, a love of pigeons seems to have spread across the globe.
In Hatoful Boyfriend, you play as the one lucky student to be accepted into the world’s foremost high school for talented birds. If you’re wondering where the “game” is, then look no further than the description. “Pick your dates wisely, and you’ll flap off into the distance with your one true love. Take the wrong turn, and you might just end up murdered in your bed.”
Well, that got dark.
As a visual novel game it never gets too graphic, but there’s an astoundingly vibrant slash-fic community that fleshes out the juicy details of all your potential avian amours.
10 Final Fantasy XIV
Do your erotic fantasies have a bit more of a Japanese bent? Do you have some sick ideas on what you plan to do with that little red ball that dangles above a moogle’s head? Then Final Fantasy XIV has got you covered.
Many of the previous RPGs mentioned are a little too high-fantasy centric for some, but FFXIV has everything you love about the series for you to play with: there’s androgynous men, very un-androgynous women, very un-androgynous men, and cat people.
Much like the other games, you’ll have to log in to a specific roleplay focused server and then start asking around. Also once again you’ll have to use your imagination, something I’m sure you’re good at given what you want to do with that moogle.
This surprised me too, but apparently, there is a large erotic roleplay community in Minecraft. I have no idea why, because Minecraft seems to be as far removed from sex appeal as is possible for a game, what with geometric shapes representing literally everything. I guess Minecraft is for those who get turned on by cubes? I don’t get it, but I also don’t get the appeal of high-school-aged pigeons, so what do I know?
There’s a ton of servers devoted to roleplay; some with their own fantasy inspired quest lines, some with zombie apocalypse scenarios, and still more just idyllic countrysides where you settle down and build a romantic log cabin in the woods. Until a creeper blows it up, anyway.
Or you can bone the creeper. Now that’s playing with fire.
8 Garry's Mod
Much like Second Life, Garry’s Mod is less a game and more an open sandbox that lets players do whatever they want. The difference here is that while Second Life limits the action the player can do to themselves, Garry’s Mod can allow players almost god-like power to create.
What many players create is a fully animated adult film. Starring Shrek.
Being itself a modification of the Half-Life 2 engine, Garry’s Mod has a thriving community of mod makers plying their wares like it’s the red-light district. Those CG models can cater to any taste, including a taste for ogre meat. And best of all you can pose those models however you like so there’s no more need for imagination. Or maybe there’s more need than ever - I don’t know. I don’t want to know. Let’s move on.
7 Guild Wars 2
Here we have yet another MMORPG with a bit of a dark side. Honestly, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot to differentiate it from all the other MMORPGs on this list. There’s just as much magic as Neverwinter Nights, there’s just as many swords and armor as Skyrim, there’s as much weird pseudo-science technology as Final Fantasy, and there’s as much sexy talk being bantered back and forth as all three.
The only real unique aspect of Guild Wars 2 (at least from a kinky standpoint) is the Charr, a race of enormous demonic cat-folk. I couldn’t even imagine a scenario with such a beast since I know that cats have barbs on their - uh, “thing,” and that doesn’t sound like fun at all.
Don’t ask me how I know that.
I don’t really know how to put this delicately, so I’ll just come right out and say it: there’s literally "adult" depictions of every single character in Overwatch. Yes, including the robots. Yes, including the four-legged robot they just released.
With such a diverse cast it seems Overwatch was just made to pair off characters in compromising scenarios. Spend any amount of time browsing Overwatch on Tumblr, and you’re bound to come across a number of these pairings. There’s McCree and Hanzo (or McHanzo as the power couple is known), there’s Tracer and Winston, there’s Soldier 76 and Mercy, and my personal favourite, Junkrat and Roadhog. They’re just so gosh darned cute together!
Yes, Overwatch celebrates diversity, and those who labour away making porn of it celebrate that same diversity too.
Overwatch has kinda proven that when something gets popular enough, there’s inevitably going to be lewd renditions of it. Pokémon has been popular for a lot longer, and so there’s significantly more "adult entertainment" of it. Including the, ahem, less evolved forms. We’re not going to talk about why I find that to be deeply disturbing.
I’m hesitant to say there’s a deviant Pokémon community because it’s far larger than a single community. There are artists, slash fic, animated material, and there are even fan-made 'adult' Pokémon games. All of it ranges from having the original Pokémon characters diddling each other to anthropomorphized versions of Pokémon roleplaying out erotic fantasies.
Of particular note are Pokémon gijinka, which are human reimaginings using the original Pokémon’s characteristics. As though that makes it somehow more acceptable.
4 Star Wars: The Old Republic
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… they got it on.
I mean, presumably. There’s a lot of different species in the Star Wars universe, so I have no idea as to the specific mechanics of each one, but from what I remember of the movies it usually takes two to make one. Or more than one, in the case of species that have litters. I’m lookin’ at you, Wookies.
As far as kink is concerned, Star Wars: The Old Republic follows the same path as all the other MMORPGs on this list: log in, find a dark alley and start talking dirty until someone takes you up on your offer. The only real difference is it’s in the Star Wars universe rather than a high fantasy one.
That and having sex with a Jedi must be awesome. If not they could always just pull the Jedi mind trick and say, “You had a fantastic time last night, and I’ll call you tomorrow.” But they never call. Jerks.
I know what you’re thinking: “Erotic Tetris?” Well, surprise mother lover, ‘cause it’s a thing!
Erotic Tetris goes a little something like this: every line you remove in the game removes a line from a lewd pinup on the other side of your screen. The more lines you blank, the more of a scantily clad woman (or man) is revealed. And there are a bunch of ‘em out there to cater to any deviant fantasy you care to think of.
I’d like to shake the hand of the person who came up with the idea of erotic Tetris. On second thought, maybe I’d rather fist bump, or maybe a casual hug. Y’know what? I’ll just wave. That seems safest.
Upon reading the word “Undertale” you may be deeply concerned why a game about a child has a kinky community behind it. Well, let me assure you that I have thoroughly investigated this deep and dark portion of the internet, and am happy to report the pornography one sees and reads surrounding Undertale primarily stems from relationships between Sans and Papyrus as well as Asgore and Toriel.
I cannot describe in words the dark magics necessary for two skeletons, Sans and Papyrus, to engage in graphic coitus. All I can say is I will take these images with me to my dying day.
There’s also an extensive slash fic community built up around this game on Deviant Art and Tumblr. So go out there and track it down yourselves, you pervs. I’m done debasing myself for your amusement.
1 Second Life
Well. Let’s be honest - this is probably not news to many of you, but for those who don’t know, Second Life is where anyone goes to delve as deep as they want into whatever depravities they have. There are practically an infinite number of servers that cater to any particular kink you can imagine (and even more that you can’t). And it’s been this way since Second Life existed.
Second Life was designed to be the world’s first virtual reality universe. There are no rules - no actual game per se - just a completely open world where you can do or be anything you want. Often what people wanted to be was as sexy as possible and do was each other.
That probably also came as little surprise to many of you.