Panther girls are sexually attractive to men , I suppose most men see panthers as strippers in pelts with face lights that could light up the deepest caverns of Hrimgar……
For most female players choosing the role of panther girl, it means they can show off some skin and look sexy, without having to sit in nadu all day and slinging puny rocks whilst dressed in a silky camisk.
There is however a change taking place in the raiding patterns on SL Gor, it is becoming noticeable that warrior and mercenary groups are raiding the panthers less, largely due to mistrust between both groups. So why is there so much distrust lately towards panther girls from Free Women and in particular Free Men? There used to be a time that warrior men would charge into a panther camp, bind up the panther girls and drag them back to their lands. Once there an IM would open and terms of capture would be discussed between the warrior and the panther. Then the role play would start. Nowadays , the men charge in, hogtie the panthers , then charge right out again.
Some women, tired of being hit on all the time by their sisters, have started leaving panther groups and are joining outlaw groups. Some men complain that role play with panthers just isn’t fun anymore. If the man captured a panther, the first thing she would do is get into his IM’s and curtly explain that she wasn’t into men, leaving him with limited RP possibilities. If the panther captured the man, he generally had a couple of hours of very unpleasant torture to look forward to. The result is that the word spreads amongst the men in the warrior groups and panther tribes are avoided. Read The degredation strip [Background info,RP] on how panther girls should role play with male captives.
There is another reason why men are avoiding RP with panthers. The panther role seems to be attracting male players…..yes…you heard it right…..male players!….like ewwww! Not content with being restricted to she male tribes they are now infiltrating all female panther tribes! There is now a term for men playing panthers , they are called manthers….they are a man…get it…MAN-ther . And this disturbs many male players as they do not want to capture and to role play with another man. The result is an RP environment lacking in trust with men seldom intimate with panther girls. The solution would be that these “other panthers” of Gor clearly mention in their profile that they are men in RL. That they are playing the female role but are not a RL female….it could solve the current mistrust. According to the website for the Gorean Meter, one of the combat meters for SL Gor, there are 14,223 regions taking part in Gor with 6,338 listed male avatars and 10,124 listed female avatars. Clearly more females than males ,imagine if just 50% were gender swappers ? For gender roles please also read : Gender roles in Second Life Gor [Background info]