George Pérez comments: "And in creating the new Teen Titans, the one thing I enjoyed was the fact that of the three new characters we created, two of them were women. And one of them, Starfire, was definitely created for pure sex. The fact is she's sexy, she enjoys sex, and she makes no bones about it."
And: "Q: Did you have a favorite among the Titans? A: My favorite to draw was Starfire, because she was made for any young male artist to enjoy."