Sexuality UI Concept (by PlantBeef#0229 on Discord)
This was made by PlantBeef#0229 in Discord! I did not make this and can’t answer any questions about this design as a result. I am only making this to get their ideas out there and to be discussed. Feel free to talk about ideas for this in the replies! It’s PlantBeef wanted to open this up as a conversation topic, so feel free to do so here!
So I saw the most recent survey touching on implementation of sexuality within the game and I thought, “Hmm this could be tricky to add correctly!”
– So I made my own example of what a sexuality UI could look like in the game.
Starting off, the UI has a handful of premade preset sexualities that you can quickly pick for your paras when you don’t feel like going into in-depth customization. You can add your own presets to this list as well, or simply select a premade one and customize it however you like from there.
Within the sexuality graph there are two points to manipulate on two axes, X and Y. X represents whether the para is attracted to the same gender expression or the opposite, or somewhere in the middle. Y represents the interest the para has in either sexual or romantic attraction. This is so you can create paras with differing need for sex and romance, thus adding the possibility for asexual or aromantic paras in the process. You might make a heterosexual male para who is unable to fall in love with anyone, or is romantically attracted to women but sexually attracted to men.
Each axis has a limit from 0-100, where on the X axis – 0 means completely heterosexual and 100 means solely homosexual. Randomized townies will have theirs based on an algorithm and paras who have not been created in the Paramaker will have theirs randomized but controlled to where certain relationships in their childhood-puberty will adjust their graph which will be set for when puberty ends.
If you have any more ideas, please share them! And please upvote this and talk about it so there’s a possibility it’s seen by the developers. Thanks!
– PlantBeef (#0229) on the Paralives Discord