Well let’s see here:
I’ve never really liked this discussion as everything I say comes off as an attack, so instead of agreeing/disagreeing I’ll give some background and Vikings and their culture pertaining to such things.
First I wasn’t trying to offend. What I meant by “pans” does not apply today. While today trans people would not be called “other” the hard truth is, in ancient times, they would be. Sadly there was no safe procedure in ancient history that allowed a transition, unless you count Eunuchs. While many eunuchs were esteemed in some cases, a lot of them were considered sullied. A lot were hated. A woman to a man would be even less possible. Thus they would still have what they were born with, and most who weren’t what we call “pans” or “bisexual”, would not have been interested.
In all honesty, the option to be trans is a stretch. What I mean by this is Vikings were pretty okay people, but even they had limits. Trans people in Viking culture was tricky business. If you were a woman, who wished to be a man? Right on! You were a strong and honorable person by wishing to be a man and a warrior. A man to a woman? They are shunned, and disliked. Who would leave the glory of fighting and death to be a social/house woman? While not outright executed, most were driven to death, or abandonment of society. Even though sheild maidens existed, a lot of women just fought to protect their children/homes. So I’m being kind, suffice to say.
As for sex, most would shy away from this issue. If you are a woman and your husband was born a woman, how are you to have children? You need children to work your land, to carry on your legacy? Sex was an important part to Viking life. Their courting rituals consists of it as a certainty, not a maybe. A woman would say, “I made you a shirt, let me braid your hair.” And then they would have sex and get married. There was literally no other way. While this is fantasy, I’m trying to face the facts.
The prospect of me having trans people was an interesting one, as I planned for different scenes for them, from romance, to some special ones with other characters. That why I made a lot of the RO’s either bi or playersexual, as to avoid issues. It just doesn’t make sense to me for a gay person(who would also be shunned btw, if they were on the bottom) to like a certain genitalia, and be romancable by someone who does not have it? Not having sex is an option, but in Viking society that would lead to, not bothering, Adultery, and very likely divorce ( one of the reasons for divorce was if they liked cross dressing? Lol?).
In the end lack of science and present day society/culture is the deciding factor for me here.
It also wouldn’t be fair to gay men/lesbian women, to force a relationship on someone who respresents them, they they normally wouldn’t have. The same goes for straights.
In the end that’s my reasoning. I’d rather not say more of it on this thread. I’m glad you enjoy my writing, but that’s also what this is for. If you want to continue the conversation in pms I’m more than happy, id just rather not have it cluttering up the thread. Sorry e.e
Fun fact, if you were a bottom or the one recoeving, if someone called you a slur, or dishonored you, you legally had the right to brutally murder them.
“You’re Erland’s bitch!”
axe to the brain hoe!!