I am working on a scene now where the two ships in my story are showing the two protags in my story a simulation of the world they come from. The simulations they are able to create go beyond any Enterprise holodeck. The bond each ship has with each of the two fellahs, each to his respective ship, is one born of a different species, the species that built these ships and made them into sentient, living things. During the simulation, and in other scenes that become more central to the plot line, the two humans experience their environment as one of the members of the ancient species that is now long extinct. There are times when sensuality and sexuality are experienced within these skins, so to speak. And they're not just wearing the skins of the aliens like costumes or cos-play. They are made to feel and think in ways and know these bodies as perfectly natural and very much their own. How much sensual value would there be for you in a scene where the actors are not portrayed and do not experience sensuality and sexuality as humans do? Would it matter to you if the body parts in play aren't the ones you know when you look down at yourself or across to your human partner? What would need to be there for you to appreciate sensuality told in this way without it crossing into Ew! Weird! They're doing what with their whats? What even is that? Stop it! Stop it now! The scene I'm writing feels sexy to me. It feels enjoyable. To me. I'm left to wonder if this would/could translate to a reader.