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Love and Romance – A Study of Intimacy Otomege is Released

Independent developer Michaela Laws has just released an erotic visual novel Love and Romance – A Study of Intimacy exploring the themes of affection and consent.

Originally one of the entries for the NaNoRenO 2016 visual novel game jam, Love and Romance – A Study of Intimacy is developer Michaela Laws’ first step into the world of eroge. Having worked previously on such games as Seduce Me, Seduce Me 2: The Demon War and Maid With Perfection, Laws has created Love and Romance – A Study of Intimacy with a specific message to pass on in mind. The visual novel is built around the idea that a healthy and loving relationship can be built without the need for sex. To make this concept come across even better, all four of the intimate sex scenes in the game are completely optional and can be skipped at any point in time.

Other features of Love and Romance – A Study of Intimacy also include two endings, an almost fully voiced cast of characters and an original GUI and artwork.

You can find out more about the game’s story, characters and take a look at a few sample screenshots just below this paragraph.


Amelia Waters is a brilliant 26-year-old romance writer who, after years of hard dedication and work, became the top romance novelist of the millennium. However, she has always felt that something was wrong with her writing and, after reading her books again, she finally found out what it was: the sex scenes were garbage. In need to fix this issue, Amelia talks to her manager and agent, Lee Yoon Ho, and asks for help. He manages to grab keys to a cabin, isolated from society, and takes her there for a week to help her get her head in the game and for her to practice writing about sex.

When she hits a brick wall, Lee offers to help her again… with his body.


Amelia Waters (CV: YOU)
A successful 26-year-old writer who lives in a shabby apartment with her cat. While in front of her laptop, she paints beautiful pictures of love and romance of all spectrums. What halts her from being the absolute best are her sex scenes, which are robotic and redundant. With a sense of determination and a 4-year-old dry spell, she is determined to make her sex scenes better somehow!

Lee Yoon Ho (CV: David O’Byron)
Amelia’s manager and agent. Formerly a model, he left the business to help others become successful. When he found Amelia, he took her under his wing and became the gateway to her success. Hard-working and open, he helps Amelia in every way to guide her to complete success because he believes she deserves it. What he didn’t expect was to fall in love…


Sir Gerald (CV: Michael Potok)
A side character from Amelia’s best novel, Knights of the Heavenly Blade. Deeply in love with his princess, Jasmina, he becomes one of Amelia’s guinea pigs for her sex writing practice.

Princess Jasmina (CV: Michaela Laws)
A side character from Amelia’s best novel, Knights of the Heavenly Blade. Innocent, pure, and in deep love with her knight, Gerald, she becomes Gerald’s partner in Amelia’s sex writing practice.

Love and Romance – A Study of Intimacy is now available for PC, Mac and Linux, completely free of charge on the developer’s official homepage. Be sure to check it out if you’re into romance, the concept of consenting and loving vanilla sex.

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  • 22

    “exploring the themes of affection and consent.”
    Yawn. Who wants a
    otomege to constantly go ‘DO YOU WANT THIS DO YOU WANT THIS? ARE YOU SURE? I’LL STOP ANY TIME YOU WANT.’? It’s supposed to be fucking escapism – the fact somebody picked up a fucking eroge game should be consent enough that you want that 2d fictional fucking; you can stop the fucking by quitting the game. It’s the most irritating and unsexiest BS I’ve ever seen. But it’s written by an obese American theatre major, so I’m not surprised her sexual fantasies are dull as fuck.

    • really?

      oh no!!!
      a otomege that is different than all the rest of the ones we already have
      lord almighty what are we gonna do??? we absolutely need every otomege to be exactly the same! god forbids something vanilla in this sea of rape and hardcore fetishes!!!!
      Quick, let’s talk about the creator’s physical appearence to fix this issue!!!!!!

      Dude, take a chill pill and grow up. I like some weird sexual fantasies games but I’m all about variety. Let people create what they want.

    • Random45

      My favorite doujinshi and H-Visual Novels are generally the ones where it’s consensual between both people and it’s clear that they love each other. Considering an absolutely MASSIVE amount of doujinshi and VNs involve rape, this is honestly a nice change of pace.

    • Waifu Engineering

      No need for insults. But I get ya, it’s similar in that regard to Cute Demon Crashers where the aim originally was to make sex safe for the female player by making them able to stop anytime. (Whereas for a male player, do you realize how much fucking hard work it is to get to that point, if they reached first base stopping at that point is torture).

      It definitely starts to show the division between the genders in their approach to sex. Even a sexless but committed relationship can be ideal with certain otome demographic. But with eroge, oh no no no — the point is the vagina. If your best friend had a vagina that will do. A cat is fine too. The relationship is needless bullshit.

  • So they are romantic as all get out but it’s not all about sex, though it has a lot of kissing and cuddling with a little sex scene goodness, but mostly focused on the relationship.

    As a sappy vanilla fan, me like and AM getting.

    Appreciate the heads up, LewdGamer. 🙂