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This is a guest post by Christa Blackmon in collaboration with Youtube series PaulTalks

Some people say the greatest sex organ on a human being is the brain. Fantasy is an essential part of our sexuality so it should come as no surprise that when we started dreaming up creatures from other planets we also started thinking about how we could f*ck them.

I sat down with gender activist Paul Roth to talk about this very specific alien fantasy: the blue skinned alien woman who can connect not only with your body, but with your mind.

We take a look at three examples in popular science fiction from the last twenty years: Zotoh Zhaan in the Australian TV series Farscape, Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar, and Liara T’Soni in the Mass Effect video game series.

What’s the deal with their incredibly specialized sexual talents? Is it a harmful fantasy or is it a sign that our culture is broadening its ideas of sexual connection? And what’s so hot about the color blue, anyway? Watch the video to find out and tell us what you think!

Christa Blackmon is a freelance writer specializing in conflict, gender, and science fiction living in Washington, DC. You can follow her at @TheOdalisque.

Neytiri and Jake kissing in Avatar

Neytiri and Jake kissing in Avatar