My Computer Made Me Gay

“I see an exciting adventure in your future, a new sexual experience that forever changes you,” she said, tracing the sole of my foot with one soft fingertip. Her husband grinned at me from the bed. I sat half-naked in the overstuffed armchair and trembled with nerves.

This is not how I’d imagined my first — or any — threesome. I’m not bisexual, and I can count the number of times I’ve been physically attracted to a woman on one hand, with two fingers left over. Yet here I was in a cute little southern California inn with a couple who have been married for 25 years, playing an adults-only computer game that would have us girls riding double before dinnertime.

Let’s Play a Game

It all started when I learned about Onyx, a computer game that takes two to six players on a journey of sexual exploration. A sort of Monopoly-meets-spin-the-bottle-in-a-dungeon, Onyx makes the old-fashioned lovers’ card games look like solitaire.

I wanted to try it out, which meant I needed some volunteers. Which I jokingly mentioned at a dinner party. At which point I jokingly accepted my friends’ offer.

Only the next day, when they called to schedule the day and time, did I realize they were serious. Read more …

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