Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,
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Semi-OOC — a question inspired by the previous scene.

Originally published at Sythyry. Please leave any comments there.

Out of Curiosity

How do you feel about body-play with temporarily transformed people?

Let’s be a bit more specific. For this question, let’s say
you’re sharp if you’re transaffectionate, or cisaffectionate, or
mostly straight, or mostly gay, or such things as that. If you have some
specific, physical, overriding reason for rejecting people, and a reason that
can be changed with moderate magic. If you’re not sharp, we’ll call
you generous: so, a libertine who plays with all species, or a
bisexual. [Sythyry and Bard worked together on this question; Sythyry
doesn't believe that any primes are neither traff nor cis, and doesn't have a
short phrase for "straight" or "gay". -bb]

This definition isn’t intended to cover topics like primality, intelligence,
social status, and other things which are not easily subject to mere magic.
Unless, of course, you are in a world in which they are.

The intent is that “sharp” and “generous” both be pleasing terms, not the
least bit offensive.

So, sharp people might or might not care to indulge in body-play with
someone transformed into their preferred sort. If you only play with males,
what do you think of a female or hermaphrodite or co-lover who has,
temporarily, become male?

A generous person in principle shouldn’t care — but I can imagine someone who
likes their men male and their women female, so even that isn’t decided.

For the sake of this poll, pretend that the circumstances of the potential
encounter were such that you could and otherwise would take advantage of
it; e.g., a hypothetical alternate self who was not under that pesky
vow of chastity.

You are ...

Sharp
11(35.5%)
Generous
18(58.1%)

If confronted with an otherwise appealing potential lover who was transformed in the dimension that you care about into the form that pleases you most, you would: (1 = definitely refuse; 10 = definitely accept)

Mean: 7.94 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.05
1
1(3.1%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(9.4%)
6
3(9.4%)
7
4(12.5%)
8
6(18.8%)
9
6(18.8%)
10
9(28.1%)

How about the other direction? Someone who is naturally of your preferred form, but temporarily in some other form? (1 = definitely refuse; 10 = definitely accept)

Mean: 5.31 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.74
1
3(9.4%)
2
2(6.2%)
3
5(15.6%)
4
2(6.2%)
5
9(28.1%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
2(6.2%)
8
2(6.2%)
9
5(15.6%)
10
2(6.2%)

What circumstances might alter your decision? (E.g., your normally-female lover who wanted to be male with you for a lark.)

I confess to nosiness! If you are sharp, what is your unshakeable criterion?

If you are sharp, how absolute is your sharpness? (1 = A distinct preference, but I could imagine being otherwise. 10 = Under no circumstances could I ever be otherwise.)

Mean: 5.57 Median: 5.5 Std. Dev 3.66
1
2(14.3%)
2
3(21.4%)
3
2(14.3%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
2(14.3%)
9
2(14.3%)
10
3(21.4%)

If you are sharp, how compulsory is your sharpness? (1 = Merely a personal preference. 10 = An important cosmic or divine law)

Mean: 2.93 Median: 1 Std. Dev 2.87
1
8(57.1%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
3(21.4%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(7.1%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(7.1%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(7.1%)

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