Sometimes, I am as concerned as surprised about the view that many RPGs have about sex and its pleasure. Many times while regular standard sex isn't specially bad, people that indulge in orgies, polygamy or strong sexual instincts are depicted as evil or at least, twisted.
Many examples exist, but the other day I read "Shades of Grey". In a section it offers "good" counterparts to evil chaos examples. Like a honourable warrior countering a berzeker killer. A perseverant person countering the nurgle's abomination,...
Then, I was atonished by the following text:
>Slaanesh is the God of hedonism and excess. But this is true in all things, not just carnal pleasures. Those who desire to indulge in the finest culinary delights, the most beautiful artworks, even the most sensual clothing, could all be amongst Slaanesh’s disciples.
It seems to say that not all Slaanesh followers are evil, because not all are centered on sex. So, I understand, carnal pleasures are worse than culinary, clothing or arts. Why?
I understand there are several examples in which sex indulgence can be bad. Two main cases:
a) Sex obsession is so intense that it keeps a person away to other aspects of life. This person can't think about friends, work, health or anything else than "doing it".
b) Sex is done in a way that hurt other people. Like a ****.
But, apart from those cases, I don't see nothing wrong about polygamy or weird sexual practices (concerning consenting adults).
Being a god of excess, it's clear that many times case a and b are frequent on Slaanesh followers. But, isn't the same true for the other supposedly superior pleasures cited?
a) A gourmet, painter or clothes freak can be just as obsessed. These are cases that happen nowadays. In the case of culinary pleasures it can carry several mental and physical diseases.
b) Ok, it's more strange to hurt people on culinary, art or clothing activities... among normal people. I don't think chaotic crazies are above using human flesh as ingredient, sculpture or fabric.
So, I don't really understand what the cited text intented to say. To add more surprised, compare with Khorne text:
> Khorne is the God of bloody slaughter, but he is also the god of martial pride and honour, setting oneself against the most dangerous foes and winning against the odds. A devotee of Khorne is as likely to be an honourable champion in combat as a blood-crazed slaughterer.
Cross this data with slaanesh. A honorable warrior is better than a "perverted". Seriously? Warriors do kill, in an honrable or unhonorable warrior. I don't see how they are respectable individual. Maybe "pervs" sometimes hurt people. But I think it's still better to hurt than to kill.
What are your views? Do you think that my sex views are wrong? Do you think that I have completely misunderstood the article?