Originally Posted by Ragnarök
Originally Posted by GM4Him
As for the other things I said, I know it to be true. Call people weak for succumbing to temptation, but the fact is that there are people, LOTS of people, who struggle against sexual addictions. Sex scenes in games and movies and stuff for them is like an alcoholic trying to give up drinking. It is hard because it is everywhere in media.

So that's why I said, it might not hurt you, but it hurts others. There are people who would REALLY love to play BG3, but they won't because the game has sexual content even available to them. I also know people who would never let their teens even consider a game that has any potential sex scenes in it.

You might think it's not a lot, but there's a reason Skyrim sold more than all the others. It was mature, but it didn't have naughty bits. Even young teens could play Skyrim because parents weren't worried their horny teen might see boobies and butts. Believe it or not, but no boobs and butts and minimal foul language goes a long way for a lot of parents.

Well, did you ever check mods for Skyrim on Nexus? The top downloaded ones are full of sexy content, which clearly shows the demand. You have your perspective, which I can respect, but nevertheless it's a US biblebelt perspective, I think, which isn't representative for sentiments across the Atlantic f.e. In Europe we really have a different opinion on sex and nudity. Over here gore and explicit displayal of violence, dismemberment of body parts and such is considered to be offensive, sex and a nice pair of boobs are not!

To be fair Skyrim modding goes pretty dang far. I do not know what it is about Lovers Lab, but they have the best modders working on the weirdest things. And I say this as a weirdo who plays with certain furry mods installed.

Also going to respond to GM4Him here, parents not letting their teens play a game for certain content is valid. It is up to the parent to determine what is suitable for their kid, and it is up to parents to research a game before buying it for their kid.
I was raised with nearly no censorship, only a few things were restricted from me (and I eventually got into them on my own anyways cause where there is a will there is a way). I played Bioshock where you can engage in childmurder. Mass Effect and Dragon Age with those sex scenes. One of the first games I remember playing was Diablo, and found myself enthralled in the dark aesthetic. My most played RPG is actually Oblivion, which definitely watered a lot of ES down but there was things in it that fascinated me as a kid.
However, I recognize that another parent wouldn't let their kid play any of those for any reason, and that is respectable. BUT, I don't think that is any reason to restrict a game from having the content that makes it mature.