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The ‘Stardew Valley’ Modder Who Added Jerk Off Schedules For Every Guy

Yes, you read that headline correctly.

Modders are known for adding all sorts of features, but we're usually talking design tweaks, new characters, additional clothing, etc. I nearly spit coffee at my computer monitor when I discovered a Stardew Valley mod called Horny Bachelors, which promised to add "jerk off schedules to ALL of the bachelors."

You might remember a line from last week's modder interview, where I said "the amount of horniness hiding in the mods for Stardew Valley [had] left me shaken." Now, you finally get it. I've been sitting in this crucial information for days.

Horny Bachelors is one of several erotic mods from a modder named Girafarig. He's also responsible for one where you can have sex with his favorite Stardew Valley character, Alex, and he built another mod that allowed Sam, Alex, and Sebastian to masturbate. Horny Bachelors is a natural evolution of his work, which began with Nude Bathing, which replaced a character's swimsuit with a penis.

A big part of the Stardew Valley experience is getting to know (and possibly date) other people in town. Image courtesy of Chucklefish

"I had the previous mod installed and checked back on a whim recently and saw that you made this new one, so naturally I downloaded it," said one satisfied user. "I really enjoy finding out the schedules for all of the bachelors and I had thought I found all that the mod had to offer when I got a ... shall we say 'gift' from Elliot."

I had to know more, so I got in touch with the modder behind Horny Bachelors. We discussed his approach to modding, why he wanted to build stuff for folks looking for deeper interactions with the men of Stardew Valley, and more.

(This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.)

Waypoint: The only mods you've uploaded on Nexus Mods are for Stardew Valley. What is it about Stardew Valley got you interested in making your own material?

Girafarig: Making mods for Stardew is fairly easy—easier than making mods for Minecraft or The Sims, for example. Also, Stardew, ever since its release, has been one of my absolute favorite games, so being able to make things for it was something that was interesting for me.

When you were playing Stardew Valley, did you start thinking about what the people were up to? Did some of that drive your curiosity?

Girafarig: When I first started playing Stardew, no, I didn't. It was only until I really got into modding that I began to think about stuff like that.

There are a lot of different mods you could have made for Stardew Valley, but this one adds "jerk off" schedules for the various characters. Was there a specific inspiration?

Girafarig: There wasn't really too much inspiration. There were a lot of lewd mods for the bachelorettes, so I thought "Why not make some mods for people who like guys?" (AKA me). So I taught myself how to mod and made it a reality!

How'd you come up with the different schedules? Did you think some characters might be more inclined to jerk off at different times? Talk us through your process.

Girafarig: For the schedules, it wasn't anything too specific. There would be a chunk of time where they would just be standing on a tile for multiple in-game hours, so I thought that would be a good time to spice things up. As for the marriage schedules, it was a similar thing. For characters like Alex and Sam, they would only ever go out once a week, so I added another day and decided to make them masturbate for good measure.

What's the response been to the mod. Are you finding that other people take to it more than a joke?

Girafarig: Most people really like it, and I've received a plethora of ideas and suggestions from people that have downloaded it. It's amazing to think that so many people in the Stardew community have downloaded and are enjoying the mods that I've made. It's very humbling.

Do you think the characters in the game are already masturbating in private, but you're just making it an event the player can view? I guess what I'm asking is about the lore of Stardew Valley . Did people jerk off before you made this mod?

Girafarig: It started off with just Alex and Sam, as I felt as though those two, out of all the five bachelors at the time, would be the ones most likely to jerk off. I'd assume the characters jerked off before; what young man hasn't? I was just bringing to light the hidden habits of the young men in the town.

Some call it jerking off, others call it masturbating. How'd you decide on calling it jerking off?

Girafarig: The reason I called it "jerking off" is because I felt like the word masturbating was almost too formal.

"The reason I called it 'jerking off' is because I felt like the word masturbating was almost too formal."

For folks who aren't familiar, how difficult is it to mod Stardew Valley ? How long did this take you?

Girafarig: Modding Stardew is actually very easy, granted you have the right tools. Once I know what I want to do it takes almost no time at all—the longest part is making the sprites and testing to make sure it works correctly.

Based on the other mods you've worked on for Stardew Valley, you clearly have an interest in adding erotic content to the game. Where'd that come from?

Girafarig: I felt as though Nexus was lacking in erotic content for the guys of Stardew; it was literally only bachelorette stuff. There was perhaps one solitary erotic content [mod] for Alex before I joined the modding community.

Stardew Valley has romance and love in it, but no sex. That said, lots of mods have done that work for the developers. Why do you think there's such a huge interest in having this explicitly in the game?

Girafarig: I think there's a big interest because it isn't in the game; I guess sex and things along those lines make the game almost more "real." Some people, however, like the modders making nude portraits for all the bachelorettes and other female characters, are probably just horny.

It's pretty common for erotic mod content to favor sexualizing women. Why do you think that is?

Girafarig: I think it's as simple as the majority of video game players are young straight guys. Young straight guys—at least the stereotype of them—are horny and like to see women naked and fantasize about having sex with them. It only makes sense that a lot of mods are tailored to them.

The most important question of all: who would you actually have sex with in Stardew Valley?

Girafarig: Alex, definitely; he's been my favorite since the beginning. He's attractive, muscular, sweet, and seems like a guy who'd be well endowed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).

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