Inside LoversLab, The NSFW Modding Community For Adult Gamers

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It’s 2018 and we’re on the rise of a technological sexual revolution. Don’t believe me? Sex robots, while at first a spectacle, have become a hilarious meme and the premise of a wildly popular TV show. Virtual reality has paved way to realistic porn and, subsequently, quasi-realistic, all-immersive adult video games. Even popular games like Skyrim have become a playground for gamers looking for virtual NSFW encounters, thanks to creative users who are particularly tech savvy.

How does one access these exclusive video game extras? Well, you can start with LoversLab, a modding community of pornographic nature. According to Ashal, the community’s creator and operator, on his Patreon account, “LoversLab is an adult gaming community that looks to help all learn and create gaming experiences in their own way, whatever that means.”

LoversLab is essentially an online library chock-full of erotic mods, or game alterations, that allow you to customize PC games such as Skyrim, Fallout 4, and The Sims 4 to fulfill all of your NSFW fantasies. There’s a good chance the mods will expand to other popular franchises and gaming platforms as it gains traction, but for now gamers will have to make do with what’s available on their website.

So, what can you expect from LoversLab? There’s a vast array of mods that cover all sorts of game alterations, from sexy character transformations (i.e. larger-than-life breasts and thighs) to full-on extraneous sex scenes. Unsurprisingly, nudity mods that completely undress characters are abundant; intimacy mods, much less so. But most of the LoversLab mods focus on the raw, hardcore side of sexuality, including bondage, BDSM, slave/master play, and rough sex. Some of the darker content includes rape, forced prostitution and beastiality. The community has almost no guidelines or regulations regarding what’s considered acceptable content.

Of course, it’s this very lack of guidelines that have caused some to criticize the community. Some feminist circles claim many of the mods celebrate male supremacy and rape culture, though others argue that the sexual violence in these alterations don’t necessarily target women, and that the mods aren’t universally sexist or misogynistic. In a lot of ways, these gaming modulations allow users to virtually live out fantasies they wouldn’t be able to pursue irl — and maybe that’s an important distinction to remember.

But that isn’t to say that all the mods on LoversLab focus on sexual aspects of games. Some are surprisingly innocent altercations of characters and backgrounds to make them appear more realistic or aesthetically-pleasing. Some intensify a game’s colors; others change the way characters communicate. LoversLab isn’t just about sex. It isn’t just about unrealistic fantasies. Ultimately it’s all about changing the way we game and giving players the opportunity to optimize and personalize their gaming experience. TC mark

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