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A whole lot of people have turned Skyrim into a porn game – for better and worse

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(Fair warning – for a story about a four year old, best-selling video game, there are a few trigger words below.)

So, there are a whole bunch of Skyrim sex mods available for the PC version of the game, but that really shouldn’t surprise you. If you have played any game with an open world style on the PC, you can more or less expect there to be some form of sex-related mod – it’s a thing.

Usually, it’s just new textures for the characters that makes them look naked, but in the case of Skyrim, it goes so much further. Along with the nudity mods, in some cases you have actual gameplay additions you can install that let you have sex with the NPCs. Full on, balls deep sex.

You can see an edited and censored version of the action in the clip below. All the graphic scenes are blurred out, but it might lead to a few awkward conversations if you watch it at work and aren’t paying attention to who is standing behind you.

There is something of a community-within-the-community when it comes to these sex mods. There are millions of views for the sex act clips on PornHub – millions. I would link them, but don’t lie, you can probably navigate your way through PornHub easily enough.

The clips range in detail from the suggestive to the interactive. The most viewed clip, “Sex with Serana” is actually kind of impressive in a technical sense. You can check out the highlights via Kotaku.

The creators certainly put time and effort into it, although there are a few insurmountable technical limitations. The makers are manipulating existing code, so the physics of things like bouncing breasts aren’t going to be that well defined, and bodies tend to merge together like the creature in John Carpenter’s The Thing. But you have to respect their moxy.

The clip is also fairly harmless. It depicts graphic sexual acts, but it is between two consenting sets of polygons. A quick and horrifying search on YouTube, however, shows just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Notice that trigger warning at the top of the article? Well, here’s where it comes in.

There are several mods known as Skyrim rape mods. As the name suggests, they add playable content that allows you to rape certain characters. Sometimes you just attack random characters, sometimes you kidnap them and take them to somewhere remote. Sometimes you become the victim when you are too wounded to fight. It depends on the mod. There are also varying levels of detail.

Most of the creators note that these are for entertainment purposes only, but they are still really fucking creepy.

Bizarrely, the videos depicting consensual and graphic sex are considered adult content (thanks to the digital nudity), while videos showing a slightly censored version of the rape mods are all over YouTube.

Whoever created these types of mods has a constitutional right to make them (many of the modders aren’t American, but the same protection applies to those in the US that install and use them). Equally though, we have the rights to look down on those people and hope that one day, maybe in the future, they get a real life, honest-to-god boyfriend or girlfriend and grow out of this type of shit.

Anyway, putting that grossness aside, it is interesting to see how open world games bring out the most creative in people. The work that must have gone into the mods is incredible, and it is hitting a point where makers probably aren’t into the titillation as much as they are into one-upping each other.

So bravo?

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