Yes, there are porn games on Steam. Here’s how to find them

In case you’re wondering, yes, Steam has porn games. In fact, Steam has had porn for quite some time.

In June 2018, Steam reversed its ban on explicit adult content and declared it would “allow everything onto the Steam Store,” save for “illegal” content or “straight up trolling.” While the policy has been tested over the years⁠—the company pulled controversial adult visual novel series Taimanin Asagi after approving it in summer 2019⁠—for the most part, adult games on Steam are allowed as long as Valve gives the green light.

However, Valve has a few caveats for finding adult games on Steam. While Steam porn games are plentiful, there’s also plenty of sexy-looking content lying around, waiting to steal a couple dollars from you with some mediocre-looking anime titties. So if you’re looking to find the best porn on Steam, look no further: Here’s our guide to getting your Steam account ready to brave the NSFW depths of Gabe Newell’s storefront.

How to find adult games on Steam

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In order to view Steam’s adult games selection, you’ll need a Steam account. Sign up or log into Steam, either in your browser or via Steam’s dedicated program.

If you’re using the Steam app, click on your username in the top-right corner and select “Store preferences” from the drop-down menu. You can also access this page via your browser by clicking on the hamburger menu in the top left, followed by “Preferences” under “Account details.” Once you’re onto the next page, scroll down to the “Mature Content” subheading. You should see a checkbox for “General Mature Content.” Two additional entries should appear. Hit “Nudity or Sexual Content,” and then turn on the next category that emerges, “Adult Only Sexual Content.” The latter of these two is Steam’s euphemism for porn games.

Once you’ve checked off the “Adult Only Sexual Content” setting, Steam will save your new settings automatically. Head back to the Steam Store, and you’re set to start browsing Steam’s porn selection. These settings transfer with your account, so if you want to browse through sexual content on both your laptop and your VR-ready PC, you only need to go through your settings once to set up adult content on all of your devices.

How to search for porn on Steam

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Unfortunately, Steam doesn’t have a dedicated porn section, so it can be difficult to outright find adult games from Steam’s front page. Instead, you’ll need to rely on Steam’s tagging system to find your top picks. The “sexual content” tag is one of the best, as it catalogs most (if not all) of the porn games available on Steam. While slightly less adult-oriented, Steam’s “nudity” and “mature” tags also offer adult game results, with the former carrying more than the latter.

Each Steam tag hosts its own store-within-a-store, featuring several filter tabs for top, trending, or upcoming picks. While quality can be hit or miss, this is a great way to get a feel for what adult games are hot in the Steam community right now. Generally speaking, the “Top Selling,” “What’s Popular,” and “Top Rated” tabs generally feature the best games within a tag.

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How to find free Steam porn games

Steam’s tag system is built with multiple filters, making searches for specific genres particularly easy. Case in point, if you want to find free porn games on Steam, first head over to one of the tags listed above and click the “Top Rated” tab and click on the “Find More” button. This will bring up Steam’s search page for your respective tag. Under “narrow by tag,” click the “Free to play” tag filter. This will show you a list of Steam games that are yours to own and play indefinitely; just add the game to you’re library, and you’re set.

As of this article’s publication, dozens of free Steam games exist under the “sexual content” section, including the opening prologue to Monster Girl Island and adult role-playing The Last Sovereign. Granted, Steam doesn’t have as many free porn games as itch.io, although its selection certainly is worth checking out.

What sexual content can I find in adult Steam games?

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In short, it depends. Some games are incredibly explicit. Others, not so much. Valve is notorious for having inconsistent rules, and some games with adult content require DLC off of Steam to properly enjoy their sexual material. That’s where Steam Curator Adult Only Games comes in.

Unlike most curation pages, Adult Only Games doesn’t catalog games based on whether they’re worth a playthrough. Instead, it documents every Steam game with explicit sexual content and explains what sexual content appears within these games’ 18+ segments. Adult Only Games hosts over 400 entries in total, plus lists based on specific adult interests. For instance, the Furry section keeps tabs on all furry porn games on Steam. Others are more technical; the “games with Adult DLC” list explains whether you’ll need a paid or free patch from an adult game’s publisher to unlock h-scenes.

Adult Only Games regularly updates it catalog with new 18+ content on Steam, plus users can filter for games based on discounts or high ratings. You’ll still need to be logged into Steam to view the list, but it’s a must-follow for smut aficionados who want to fill their Steam library with porn.

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Ana Valens

Ana Valens

Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Vice, Vox, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her free time developing queer adult games.