The original inspiration for this post was a topic brought up on the OWBN Hour of Power, a podcast that is created by some of the more vocal members of One World By Night. OWBN is an international live action role playing (LARP) organization.
(At ~22:00 into the podcast)
Who here has at least seen or participated in one of the most awkward [despicable!] elements of LARPing in general – and that is the in-character sex scene?
In the weeks that followed, my friends and I discussed this topic of "in-character sex scenes" and the various related issues, specifically -
- How do LARPing and sex mix?
- Is it possible for eroticism to be a part of a “mature audiences only” gaming experience in a setting that denies most types of physical gratification?
- Why would gamers bend (or break, or deny) element of a fictional world in order to get it on with another person’s character?
- Relationship boundaries for one's "fantasy life"
You get to enjoy the end result of my mental ponderings :)