Cover Artists: Jana Heidersdorf
Interior Artists: Jana Heidersdorf, Jen McCleary
Other Credits: Layout artist: Jen McCleary
Honey & Hot Wax
…exploring your partner’s body like an adventurer in a surreal landscape
…experimenting at a BDSM party in search of your perfect kink match
…helping your lover reach new heights of pleasure…with your vampire bite
…a confusing yet exciting gossip topic for slumber parties
…masturbating with balloons and talking about it in a chat room
…not gay if it’s with your bro
…almost everything you do, if you’re hosting an alien symbiote
…difficult to describe using only a plate of sandwiches
Honey & Hot Wax is an anthology of games about sex by a diverse group of nine designers, edited by Lucian Kahn and Sharang Biswas. From games that merely talk about sex, to larps that feature sex acts, these games will challenge how you think about roleplaying, sexuality, and human relationships. The anthology includes a foreword by game designer Naomi Clark of Consentacle and a chapter on safety and consent by Maury Brown. It also includes games suitable for remote play via video chat and games ideal for those living together during social distancing.
Honey & Hot Wax includes the following live action roleplaying games:
In the Clefts of the Rock
by Lucian Kahn (Twitter: @oh_theogony)
You are a sentient, otherworldly landscape, and an explorer of landscapes. A surrealist game about touching each others’ bodies while imagining them to be other worlds.
Follow My Lead
An exploration of kink and kink negotiation where you play dominants and submissives searching for your ideal partners by leading or being led blindfolded through space.
By Jonaya Kemper (Twitter: @VioletRiotGames)
A sex larp based on Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel. Play the Lucy (a person whose body and desires are policed by society to be “pure”) or the Dracula (a vampire who in feeding off Lucy’s latent desires seeks to help her free herself to join the ranks of the beautiful creatures of the night).
By Julia B. Ellingboe (Twitter: @QueenOvPirates) & Kat Jones
Play as adolescents learning and sharing knowledge about sex, sexuality, and gender identity. Explore how you take what you’ve heard from others and figure out what is true for you.
By Alex Roberts (Twitter: @muscularpikachu)
Play as people who love and have sex with balloons. Build community and culture in cyberspace!
The Echo of the Unsaid
By Sharang Biswas (Twitter: @SharangBiswas)
Two ostensibly straight college boys explore unresolved sexual tension, and quite possibly, romantic attraction. You tell the story of sex by not talking about it, letting silence speak volumes.
You Inside Us
By Kat Jones & Will Morningstar (Twitter: @RiverOfInk)
A romance for two people in one body. You play as a human host and the alien symbiote living inside them, sharing their senses. You’ll learn new ways to touch and feel, letting yourselves blur together until it’s hard to say where one ends and the other begins.
Pass the Sugar, Please
By Clio Yun-Su Davis (Twitter: @cysdavis)
Friends and strangers meet for afternoon tea only to realize that they already hooked up with someone there at a secret BDSM sex party. Can you convey messages about your intimate experiences using only descriptions of the food?
This collection was made possible in part by a grant from the Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity. (Website: effing.org)