Asexual Positivity in a Game About Sexy Demons

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I can pinpoint the moment when I started down the path to identifying the way I do now: an 18+ visual novel about incubi and succubi helped me realise that I was ace. It sounds quite ironic, but I promise it’s a positive story, as opposed to my having played a game with such terribly-written erotic scenes that I was put off the idea of sex forever (which, while that isn’t really how sexuality works, would be a reasonable response to some of the bad erotica out there). No, the game in question, Cute Demon Crashers, which I played for the first time back in 2015, is a sweet, gentle, fun little interactive story of loneliness and love demons, and one of the first pieces of media to explicitly say to me “you should only have sex if you want to.” Much of the world runs on the assumption that everyone does want to, which filters down into our fiction in many forms both benign and insidious. It was an assumption I had adopted into my own mindset and my own relationship, and it was an assumption that this indie game helped me realise did not fit me.

Read the whole piece over on The Asexual!

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One response to “Asexual Positivity in a Game About Sexy Demons

  1. I ended up giving this a shot myself a year or so back, because I saw another blog post about it and got curious to to try it, even though I rarely play video games. I found it pretty enjoyable, and just really intrigued and impressed by the strong consent angle. I can’t think of anything else quite like it in terms of sex and relationship dynamics, be it game, manga, or anime.

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