Panther Girls as per the books are either Free Women that left a bad Free Companionship, or a forced one, or are runaway slaves. In SL Gor is plausible to have been born a panther girl. As I get older, I’ve come to understand something. A woman with the wrong attitude is an unhappy woman. An unhappy woman won’t enjoy being a woman. And a woman who doesn’t enjoy being a woman is simply missing the point….oh yeah….when you fight, Have your hair back and nails long…hehe
There is nothing in the books that supports nor denies lesbianism. However any female that flaunted her sexual nature even among other panthers openly, were subject to being collared, even by their own panther sisters. In RP flaunting amongst panther girls would be frowned upon. Also bear in mind that some women are put off by unwanted advances from their sisters.
Panther girls are not large muscle bound amazonian type women, so the Xena Warrior Princess persona never existed on Gor. So be aware of that when selecting an female avatar shape for SL Gor. Panther girls are small in stature, said to be in the books about the size of a young boy around the age of 12, small and thin, well toned yes from hunting and foraging. Yet still not large enough to face a man of Gor on her own, she would only stand a chance in a small party. In RP that translates in panther girls being wary of men and approaching with caution.
Panther girls were not hulky women, they caught most of their quarry by using another panther staked out, or running semi-naked like a game of tag in the forest to lure a man into a trap. They did not collar men unless he was the type to kneel before them, in most cases if the man was trapped, his head was shaved and either released or held for ransom.
Panther girls did not hate men, They were strong minded women that did not desire cruel, weak, honorless, inattentive men. “Most” panthers wanted a strong honorable Warrior of a man. Panthers wanted a Larl of a man, not an urt of a man. SL men should not come into a panther camp expecting Dominatrixes, they are playing the wrong game if they do.
On the edges of the Northern Forests, panther Girls had trading posts of a sort, called Exchange Points. These such exchange points were the only “Safe Zones” ever mentioned in the books, in SL Gor these are also safe zones for RP trading. It is not done to start shooting arrows at a trade post , bows should be sheathed at all times. There were other “safe times” such as burials on Gor or even the safety of the Sardar Fairs. or inside the temples of the Initiates.
Now this paragraph is not just for newbie panther Girls, this is for all newcomers of Second Life Gor. If You are going to pick a “Gorean” persona then be true to it. Don’t flip it around to suit your own misguided delusions. SL Gor is SL Gor and if you can’t live by it’s laws, then maybe you are in the wrong venue. It is best to be in the right venue than to make a fool of yourself in the one you are in. Xena Warrior Princess was not on SL Gor, women living in the wilderness were.