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I can't for the life of me understand why you would separate sex acts by straight and gay, or by cis and trans, and so on. In the context provided, it seems like some sort of content warning when it's listed along phobias and triggers, as if homophobes and transphobes who want to play adult games would be using the system to filter it out. (If you can't handle the fact that gay and trans people exist, you shouldn't be using the internet.) 

If its a searchable category and tied to adult games, it's going to be used for fetishization, (you even included 'fetish' as a category.) On a website that is home to many LGBT-friendly games, made by gay and trans creators, serving up different groups for users to consume for fetish purposes is weird and uncomfortable.

If I put aside my confusion, disdain and disgust at why you have separated these things, why you think gay sex is any different from straight sex and how you fail to see that trans people having sex would still be gay or straight, (because trans men are men and trans women are women, and trans is not a gender in itself, nor is intersex...) I still can't understand why there is a need or a reason in a content and age rating system to separate and label these things, as if it any of it would matter when deciding if a game is inappropriate before buying or playing. It seems like a lot of unnecessary information and not at all useful and I'm failing to understand why you would bother to separate and label it all like that in the first place.

If the main reason for a system like this is to keep children or teens from playing age-inappropriate games, it would matter if there was sex but not what kind. It's still sex. I just don't get it.

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While I agree that it probably shouldn't be required by game developers to be so fine-detailed descriptive of specific subcategories of sex, it may still be useful to allow these tags to exist as community-submitted contributions to the game page that are viewable (and rateable) by other users.

You seem a bit overly-defensive for what was a discussion of content rating descriptions and terminology.  Immediately accusing others of being 'phobic' because they do not desire to be exposed to certain content in their entertainment is both narrow-minded and short-sighted of you.  Every person, regardless of who they are, can choose to exclude themselves from being exposed to certain content.

If I watch porn involving people of specific ethnicities (or excluding them) then that is displaying a preference that I am entitled to do so as a consumer of such content.  I never feel that game devs (or anyone) should arm-twist people into being exposed to content they do not desire to be exposed to.  Caveat venditor and all that.  Kindly keep the penises to yourself :P

In a recent AAA game (Assassin's Creed Odyssey), one of the (gay) male characters makes obvious unwanted sexual advances towards my main male character multiple times to the point where it might constitute sexual harassment.  That is NOT ok.  I don't give a damn if they are gay.  Unwanted is unwanted.

TLDR:  No means NO regardless of the genders involved.  Get over it.

No, a community submitted ranking or tag only ends up in a mess. It happen in Steam, Gamejolt and Metacredit. They all have reviews that do not reflect on the game but on what they believe.