@darren, I’m glad to hear that! I’m curious to check it out, and even more curious to see how they attempt to adapt their playstyle to this very different game. Any particular hiccups you think might be worth discussing?
As for “sex moves”, I have no objection to the word “sex”, but I do object to the word “moves”.
My experience has been that people who are familiar with the meaning of “moves” in the PbtA sense - special rules which apply to fictional situations - understand this intuitively, and it’s no trouble.
But whenever people who are NOT familiar with this hear the term “sex moves”, they assume that it’s… well, what you would think. (Just try saying that to your mother or your boss or whatever other “muggle” of your choice…)
It sounds like the game has special rules for “stuff you do while you’re having sex”, which, particularly in the RPG world, doesn’t exactly have a stellar reputation. To a normal person, it’s “Yeah, dude, then I totally did my sex move on her!”, which doesn’t exactly sound appealing to most grownups (although, to be fair, it might be totally fitting for a horny teenager!), and to a gamer it recalls FATAL or a game like that, which has rules and mechanics for all kinds of disturbing bedroom stuff (e.g. https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Anal_circumference).
Neither of these is exactly a selling point.
In every single case I’ve ever seen, as soon as that term comes up (again, to someone with no context for the very specific use of the word “move” in PbtA games), the person scrunches up their nose and says, “Ew! Well, I’m never playing THAT game.”
And I can’t blame them.
But Monsterhearts is one of my favourite RPGs of all time, so this makes me sad.