Mass Effect: Andromeda Lesbian Sex Scene Leaves Gamers Confused
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(Last Updated On: March 21, 2017)

There’s plenty of romance options in Mass Effect: Andromeda. In fact, there’s a complete guide on how to twinkle the eye and twitch the nose just right in order to catch that space heart fever. However, one particular romance has garnered quite a bit of attention for its… uhh… interesting depiction of inter-species space sex.

A bisexual blue Asari named Peebee can be romanced by both male and female Ryder characters. Some other characters are locked squarely into orientation affinities, but Peebee swings both ways.

Videos have surfaced of the Asari getting it on with both Scott Ryder and Sara Ryder in clearly NSFW sequences. The first video from RabidRetrospectGames shows the near three minute sex scene between Sara Ryder and Peebee, and it left gamers with a lot of questions.

So the first thing that everyone asked is: What is Peebee riding on?

Unless Sara Ryder is actually Saraph Ryder, the cowgirl position doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in the context of the scene.

BioWare had promised more full nudity and softcore sex, but a lot of gamers are complaining that SFM porn has been done better, especially given Mass Effect: Andromeda’s animations and the strange sexual interaction between Peebee and Sara.

Others are now wondering if maybe there was something else Peebee had working in her favor down below? Perhaps Peebee is short for something else? A retractable sexual utility maybe?


It turns out, the answer is a lot simpler: they recycled Peebee’s animations from Scott’s sex scene.

Gamer’s Little Playground has the full Peebee and Scott romance and at the 36 minute mark you’ll see that Peebee is actually riding and grinding Scott.

Instead of making separate sex animations for Peebee and Sara, they simply recycled Peebee’s grinding on Scott’s manhood for Sara, giving the impression that either Sara has something extra special going on down there, or Peebee has something extra special going on down there.

Either way, it’s the exact same scene just Sara and Scott’s models are replaced and the lighting is slightly different. You can also tell in the images below, Scott was obviously modeled with his mesh being a lot more snug to Peebee than Sara; basically Sara’s left arm is slightly more displaced than Scott’s as they’re holding onto Peebee’s back. It seems to indicate that Peebee’s sex scene was designed for Scott but copied over for Sara.

This is a bit of a far cry from the sex scene in Mass Effect 1, where the actual intercourse was left up to the imagination of the player, and BioWare wisely used silhouettes and short panning shots that faded in and out to black to give the impression of intimacy. Color strobing, blur effects and a bokeh filter help set the mood, while distinct color contrasts also helped with the artistic values of the scene.

YouTuber Fain has a two minute video of the male Shepard and Liara romance scene from Mass Effect 1, so you can compare the two.

The scene is obviously shot a lot better than Mass Effect: Andromeda, thanks to the lens flare, multiple light passes on the character faces and the more darkly lit environments; it contrasts the quality of the characters a lot better.

YouTuber Razvan Preda has a video showing the female Shepard version of the same scene. Even though BioWare obviously recycled the same animations between male and female Shepard in the original game, the major difference is that there’s a lot more ambiguity and cinematic tricks on display to limit embarrassing and stilted animations.

Surprisingly, that not-so-graphic lesbian sex scene is what caused Fox News to throw a hissy fit over sex and nudity in gaming. If they weren’t so wrapped up in harassment narratives I could only imagine what they would think of the bumping and grinding sex scene in Mass Effect: Andromeda?

Even still, the scene was tasteful enough that you weren’t left with as many questions or confusion as the scene between Peebee and Sara.

Whether for budgetary reasons or to avoid complaints about bestiality, BioWare exercised a conservative approach for some of the other inter-species relationships. For instance, they were actually a lot more discreet with the romance between Ryder and Vetra.

What’s surprising, though, is that BioWare did a fantastic job animating the scenes between Cora and Scott. Discreetness and ambiguity was thrown out the window, and it was pretty obvious they put a lot of time into the sex scene between the two characters.

Obviously, there are spoilers ahead, but if you want to see just how much time and effort they put into the romance sequence between the two, check out the video below at the 4:00 mark.

What’s so strange about all of this is that the scene above with Cora and Scott is just so distinctly antipodes to what was on display between Peebee and Sara. These kind of animation inconsistencies are rife within the play experience of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which is no surprise given how much attention the animations and character designs have received leading up to release.

You can experience all the uncensored, awkward space sex that your heart can handle now that Mass Effect: Andromeda has officially released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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  • Pratim Gupta

    Yup, their titles and everything refers them as female, they are for all intent and purpose are females.

  • Odis Lee

    I don’t know if you can really consider an Asari as being bisexual. They are mono-genedered, there are no male vs female Asari. They certainly identify more as female, but they can mate with any sex of any species. I would say they are “omni-sexual.” Since they have no gender identity though, it is hard to label them as anything other than just “sexual” if you want to be honest.

  • Uncle

    Peebe looks like the first Asari man.
    Just look how realistic and cute Liara looked and how ugly and manlike peebe is.

  • Blake

    It’s called tribbing guys, jeez

  • peebees playhouse

    I’m pretty sure if humans are space traveling and implanting AI’s into their brains, theres probably some fancy tech’d out strap-ons that spawn just when ya need them. Its the future, c’mon, use your imagination. you’re the pathfinder, anything is plausable

  • Kaelath The Red

    So we’re just ignoring the fact that i’m the person that discovered this in the first place.

  • daniel_ream

    That sex scene is suspiciously reminiscent of the mind meld scene between Crichton and Zhaan in Farscape.

  • FlamingoJet

    Are you testing out some new look for the site? Why do certain pages load different than others?

    This almost feels like some sort of mobile layout to me.

    For reference;


    New look:

    I’m on a desktop machine.

    • Well, there’s two different versions: desktop and mobile.

      Mobile is supposed to only load when it detects a tablet or phone, otherwise it’s supposed to load the desktop version.

      Sometimes if the site is overloaded with traffic it might make a mistake and load the mobile version on desktop or desktop for mobile. It’s a caching error. It usually fixes itself after reloading the page.

      • Disqusted

        Yeah, it keeps randomly loading a different style for me.

        • We got hammered from Facebook because they featured the article about Manveer Heir being a racist and no longer working at BioWare. So instead of the page shutting down it loads a half-baked cache, so that’s why the page loads funny sometimes.

          It should be back to normal or at least returning to normal soon.

  • DDD-kun

    How…how do you fuck up a lesbian sex scene? Really, HOW?

    • You hire in people who’ve never seen it before.

  • So I’ll have to go for the Maleride this time around just to avoid the embarrassment of the romance. I always chose Femshep for the outstanding voice acting and Liara for… well, for being Liara. Not again.

    • LurkerJK

      Everybody keeps repeating that mantra, both Sheppards had excellent voice acting

      For what I’ve seen so far male rider sounds phoned in and emotionless while female Ryder sounds like a 12 year old but at least carries some emotion

  • Ghost

    Doesn’t wannabe maleshep look fat in that pic above?

    • Yep. He’s kinda of chunky.

  • Pratim Gupta

    This is just plain and simple Bullshit.

    BTW Asari are not even Women, they are women looking mono-gender race

    • Odis Lee


  • Mr Snow

    I kinda vomited.

    A lot.

  • Bamf

    Man, Ryder has a lot of cellulite in her ass.

    • LurkerJK

      The challenges of 4k porn

  • Bamf

    Relax, guys. They have yet to get down the “scissoring” mechanics. It will be coming in the next patch.

  • Lyle

    Futanari Rule34 incoming (if it wasn’t already)

  • Disqusted

    All these Mass Effect Androgyna header images look like old DeviantArt Poser renders or something.

    Maybe this will be a good example of sex not selling if it involves people who are ugly as shit.

    • Well generally when people say “sex sells” they automatically assume that it’s referring to “attractive sex sells”. No one wants to see ugly people bumping boots.

      • Disqusted

        I hope so. I can’t remember why I got the impression people just throw around the “sex sells” thing like it applies to anything.

  • Mr.Towel

    I bet all the male cucks at BioWare have pegging fetishes, it’s their wet dream to ride on Sarah Ryder.

    If you don’t know what pegging is, don’t google it, save your mind from it, it cannot be unseen. It’s a thing manginas do and they want the rest of the mankind to do it as well, that’s all you need to know.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    If you cant even please people with lesbians it’s time to give up.

  • Scott looks like a beta male. I don’t like the default mug.

  • suicidalpixel
  • SevTheBear
  • Migi

    Maybe… Peebee is a Futanari? Or.. a transgender alien?

    • That seems to be the general consensus.

      • Migi

        SJW mentality, non exsisting being need rights too!
        Atleast the game is tanking at metacritics users reviews.

      • Disqusted

        A transgender female of an all-female race. So Peewee went from female to female? Great. So progressive!

        • Migi

          looking at the romance video Peebee has the personality of a butch lesbian.

    • LurkerJK

      How many malesheps romanced Liara ? They all took it up the bum…

      • Migi

        With this revelation it suddently makes it possible. Still prefer Liara character compared to the monstrosity that is peebee.

  • Muten

    lol video games

    edit: wow, that animation, maybe the female protagonist has a strapon?

    • LurkerJK

      Why did that line give me the image of Kirk touching that shirt communication thingy and requesting from Spock a 3d printed strap on and lube, stat!…. ugh

  • Keystone

    Dunno if I said it here before, but I’ll say it again:

    I’ve seen better from amateur SFM animators. No lie.

  • Uncle Joey

    The cringe is real.

  • Ghost

    I feel that I should have written this article given the fact that I have an extensive viewing history of SFM over on…………………………… more periods………