Consensual Tentacle Porn Card Game Will Come Out In May

The card game Consentacle is an awesome exploration of the complexities of sex, as told via interactions between a human and a tentacle monster. True to its name, however, every interaction is aggressively consensual.

Detail of Consentacle card artwork.

Consentacle has been around for a few years now, but there's only been a couple of copies in existence. Now, following a successful crowdfunding campaign, the full version is available for pre-order, with copies shipping out in May. It won't be available much longer, though, so grab it while you can.

Creator Naomi Clark made the game, at least in part, to reclaim a lot of the imagery and ideas behind the rather infamous "tentacle rape" genre of animated and illustrated erotica. One of the more egregious examples was a crowdfunded game from a few years back called Tentacle Bento.

"The issue isn't the sex with a tentacle monster - that's unusual, of course - but the issue is the rape," she told Kotaku. "Who knows? Maybe sex with an alien or a monster is so mind-blowing incredible that we'll never want anything else."

Image from the Consentacle Kickstarter campaign.

In that sense, Consentacle uses the bizarre to try and explore sex broadly.

"When you first see a naked human being in a sexual context, it can be an amazing and weird experience. There is this weird feeling behind that, seeing another being like yourself and their body is weird and different and they're just there, unclothed, and they're a real person," Clark said. "Even if you're having members of the same sex, or if they are exactly your same body type, it's a different body, a different person."

"So why not stretch that all the way and have sex with an alien?"


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    "So why not stretch that all the way and have sex with an alien?”

    ... I ... I just felt like this single quote felt like it needed repeating.

    I wonder how easy it is for kids to find this page?

      Do you wonder why conversations about sex like it's an interesting and normal part of human life is something children shouldn't see?

        something kids shouldnt see, and then it should be discussed at an appropriate age, but the aim would be to not awaken sexual desires too young as kids dont have the cognitive ability, maturity or the self control to distinguish whats appropriate, sensible & wise and what isnt.

          Your sexuality is somewhat set at birth and is pretty much set in stone by about 5 years old. sure, kids shouldn't be given free access to all the weirdness of human sexuality with no context to understand it. But that's not what we're talking about.

          This is an article on a news website. Neither the article nor site are aimed at young kids, the content is not explicit and it approaches sexuality in a positive and reasonable way. So we should probably keep the pearl clutching to a minimum.

            no, you are right, its not a site aimed at kids, but i would say that it's not appropriate for teens either. but im am harsher than most when talking about appropriate ages.
            one of my regrets was that my dad caught me looking at porn at age 13 and his response was - "oh well, you have to learn some how"
            i had no idea what i was looking at or the context of it, and to this day in my earl;y 30's neither of my parents ever sat me down to discuss sexuality and sex and all that stuff, so i had to try and work it out for myself at a young age, and i know that there are things ive seen in my younger years that i will never un-see and i would go on to say its shaped my behaviour as an adult - which im definitely not proud of.
            but, yes, i also need to realise my reality isnt the reality of others. but i fear for the coming young generations and what they are exposed to and how it will direct how they treat the opposite sex.

              Honestly, I think waiting until 13 is part of the problem. Appropriate education should be starting as young as the kids can understand. It's a part of us from birth and being taught that there are some things that aren't bad or wrong or mystical, but just aren't something you should care about until later helps kids to gain context. Not just for the act of sex, either. It's about how our bodies work, appropriate behaviour, and how to contextualise physical and emotional responses that seem to come from nowhere.

              Basically, everything Healthy Harold has been doing forever. I don't even like calling it sex-ed. Because it's more like life-ed. Sex is an integral part of that and ignoring it until kids are like 16 is a huge part of the problem.

                unfortunately all i hear are horror stories of 12 and 13 yearolds having sex in school bathrooms these days, and young boys watching porn and then thinking that is how theya re supposed to treat girls.

                cheers for the heads up on healthy harold, i think i may have heard about it once upon a time, but never knew anything about it.
                have you had much experience with the material?

                  He came to my school every year as a kid. That's about it.

                  But I've worked with kids for a long time, so I've been peripherally involved with this sort of stuff. Basically, every time you hear one of those horror stories, see what you can find out about sex ed in schools in that area. You'll mostly find that they've gone with "abstinence only" or just typically shitty sex ed in school. From everything I've seen and read, hiding the existence from kids is not the way to do it. You can't expect them to not know what sex is until they are an arbitrary age. Even though we've all been raised to think it's a bad idea, honest, high quality information stops kids from doing stupid or dangerous things.

    Dude it's literally tentacle porn...
    In what messed up world is this normal, or good for kids?

    I just can't even comprehend your logic, and I feel really sorry for your children if you think this is something normal to grow up with. Please for the sake of the future take some responsibility, if you have children. It's okay to say that this isn't normal, because it isn't.

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