Any headcanons on how Vladimir would be with a shy innocent girl if he courted her? Sexually, too? :)
Twilight, both as a series and as a fandom, is unusual because it’s almost completely uninterested in the idea of vampires “corrupting” humans. And that’s a huge staple of vampire/human romance, generally speaking! Embracing the darkness within/giving oneself over to passion/ stripping oneself of societal convention is the whole thematic underpinning of romancing the undead.
Vladimir, I think, would bring that tendency back. If he were dating a shy, innocent girl, his endgame would be making her not-shy and not-innocent. (Although it’d be totally cool if she maintained the superficial aspects of those two traits. It’s always creepy when an adorable-seeming person is actually… not that at all.) He’d probably push her to dwell on her darker experiences and try to convince her that injustice could only be remedied through violence.
Actually, the prior paragraph begs the question: would a shy, innocent young woman even fall in love with Vladimir? What would draw her to him? Wouldn’t she find his… entire being kinda repellant? I have to think that anyone legitimately drawn to him would have the capacity for creepiness, if not an immediate urge to indulge it.
Sexually, I’m sure Vladimir would be gentle and affectionate with his less-experienced partner. Even though he’s incredibly evil from a human perspective, there’s no evidence at all that he’s a bad mate. As I keep saying, his coven of twelve(!!) suggests that he’s actually great at relationships, provided all the parties in them are undead.