This is really random and quite frankly I have no idea why I'm thinking about this, but do you think they have some form of contraseption in Dishonored? And following history, would it be illegal to use it? (I'm just thinking about like.. I guess the whalers are the biggest issue I have.. cuz you got a ton of people doing hard jobs together with different sexualities and genders, and I'm sure someone has hooked up at some point, and now I'm curious.)
Here’s what I remember from in-game:
- There is a book that mentions bone charms that provide defense against pregnancy.
- This one is a total reach. I remember two witches talking, I think in the conservatory. There was a cousin who had man problems in some way, and the witch sent off a potion(?) to her that would help her out. I can’t remember the specifics, though, so it’s possible that the man problems were more DV less unwanted babies. This is going to bother me, so I might go find a save file and wander around until I hear it. Unless someone wants to help me out??? I’m like 75% convinced it was the conservatory. It may have been in Dunwall though :<
- As far as the politics of contraception go, I do not believe we have much information to go on. The Abbey doesn’t address it, nor does anything else in the game. So if you have a headcanon that makes you happy and enhances the way you view the isles, I think you’re good to go!
- That said, contraception != protection. I have reeeallly vague memories of someone in the first game insulting someone else by saying they had an STI but my memory is so incredibly hazy that I don’t know if it’s worth bringing up. Someone help me and my incomplete recollection?
[Editing to say that the politics thing makes it seem like I care about qualifiers for your headcanons. I don’t, and it wouldn’t really matter if I did, get down w yr bad selves. But I know that I am happiest when I come up with headcanons that support the world that has been created, and I guess that comes through pretty strong when I talk about these unexplored corners of the Dishonored world.]