Mature Sexual Content, Romantic and Erotic Role Play Policy

Romatic relationship roleplay can be a blast! But consider it to be the icing on the cake rather than the main event. We suggest getting to know your RP partner really well before you attempt this style of RP. Just like a real life romantic relationships, being mature and being able to communicate are key components to a successful IC romance. Even if it’s a one night stand. There's a lot of trust that is placed on the other player, especially as most romance lead to ERP. This makes communication crucial at every step and helps prevent issues from arising.

ERP stands for Erotic Role Play. Which can vary from player to player. It can be anything from a romantic date to more graphic depictions of sexual contact. As a site we allow this sort of RP but there are rules about what is accepted and how it should be handled.

No ERP or Romantic RP is allowed for anyone under 18, or any characters who are under 18. Which means no extreme amounts of hugging, kissing, or dating, etc. It might seem extreme, but it’s important for the health and safety of the site. Not to mention it’s a tricky legal area so we ask that players avoid it entirely.

Alternately, no character may RP scenes of a sexual nature with an NPC who is not 18 years or older. This is a hard line area (similar to ERP with a player who is under 18), and any infractions of this rule can lead to losing your account and your character.

In regards to where ERP can take place there are a few things to remember. In the past romantic RP was usually very limited in description but it could occur in any location. We now have rooms that are private or mature. If the content of your RP with your partner is something that a movie would classify as an R or 18+, it should occur in a room that not anyone can accidentally stumble upon. Part of why we ask players to provide an age is so that we can protect them from seeing content that they shouldn't. Therefore if you want to RP something graphic please use an appropriate location.

Never coerce another player into ERP. Just as in real life, it should always be something that both (or all) parties agree on. If you ever feel forced into ERP, contact one of the social leads and they will help you. If the social lead is the one at fault, contact any other lead and they will help you. You should never feel forced to play in this way. Any player that is caught forcing another into roleplaying a romantic relationship or scenes of a sexual nature will find themselves facing Social Department policy.

Depictions of non-consensual sexual contact are not commonly touched upon. However, this is something that some players may choose to have in their backstories. When introducing it in RP we ask for players to use tact and discretion. Sexual violence is not sex. It is violence. Please ask your RP partners in advance if they are comfortable with the topic coming up as your backstory (even if only mentioned briefly), and then be very limited in the details. If they say they aren’t comfortable and then a player still chooses to discuss that, the social department will become involved. Remember, it is a trigger for many players, and the goal on Vaxia is to have fun. That cannot occur for many players if they are afraid that sexually violent content will be included in their playtime.

Actual Non-consent during RP is strictly forbidden here. If a player's character attempts to assault another character they will not only find themselves suspended, they will likely find their account and/or their character taken away. This site should be a safe place and no one should have to be afraid of that sort of RP happening to them. (This is also the case with forced PvP, but that’s something to touch on elsewhere)

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