When humor and sexuality are one: Coming Out on Top as a case study

Samuel Poirier-Poulin

The desire to seduce the player and to generate anticipation and curiosity is a central component of eroticism and pornography. In the case of Coming Out on Top, humor becomes a form of transgression – –  because it breaks  taboos around homosexuality and sex, and especially around the two together, gay sex.

Samuel Poirier-Poulin analyses the gaymer experiences of Coming Out on Top, a gay-themed comedy dating simulator published in 2014 by Obscurasoft. This autoethnographical and ethnographical reflection creates a dialogue between the author’s own game experience and the experience of other players, as reflected in comments written in blogs and forums.

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