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sex lord

A playground game half-based on Doomlord (a photo comic-strip from the early-80s revamp of the Eagle comic, which featured an alien who could "consume" someone's personality by grabbing their head in both hands), and half-based on a ten year old's preconceptions of sex.

One person was nominated "Sexlord" and the rest would scatter. Sexlord would stomp around the playground in a "slow, but menacing" fashion, arms outsretched, tongue waggling from side-to- side. Sexlord would claim his/her victim by embracing them and making exaggerated noises. This victim would then become a Sexlord and so the game continued until the playground was full of dozens of Sexlords trying to track down the lone survivor.

The game was enjoyed by many for quite some time, until one lad made the mistake of shouting out, "Last one into the netball court is Sexlord!" at the top of his voice, just as one of the strictest, most easily-offended teachers was walking by. I think just about every class in the school was given a severe telling-off after lunch, but everyone still continued to play the game. (created at St Joseph's RC in Bishop's Stortford.

There were reports that the game spread to a few other local schools and it was being played at least a year or two after most of us had left.

Source: circa 1982, UK (SE)