John is NOT a bottom.
Then again neither is Sherlock.
They are both switches.
#Also being a bottom does not automatically make you a sub#nor does being a top make you a dom
^ undeniable factual truth
Hey OP, I hope you don’t mind if I lay down some extra info as a gay man.
Also bottoming and being a bottom are believe it or not, actually two different things.
Bottoming is literally just the act of being penetrated. Being a bottom is the role you like to be in and prefer in a sexual relationship. Yes, there is a difference. What? You mean gay sex isn’t black and white? *GASP*
Top/bottom have literally NOTHING to do with dom/sub unless the people involved WANT them to be connected and there is mutual discussion and agreement on such dynamic.
What you mean m/m couples actually communicate about sex? *DOUBLE GASP*
Hey guess what? Did you know that:
-behavior, specifically non sexual behavior
-emotions/feelings (i.e. crying when sad)
-career (such as being a soldier)
-falling on your face when drunk in an embarrassing position, such as your ass in the air in a comical sense.
Don’t actually determine someone’s sex preferences at all? Not a single bit. That you can’t deduce or guess what someone likes sexually without assuming based on those things? *TRIPLE GASP*
That the only way to know what someone likes is for them to explicit state so. That there are no outward traits or characteristics of a person that defines them as a top or a bottom. That there is no subtext that can convey that because it literally doesn’t not exist unless you make it up?
That the majority of the queer male community (actual studies have been done) identify in some way as versatile, due to wanting to have a flexible and exciting sexual relationship, to keep things exciting, as well as wanting reciprocal equality with their partners. That the most common sexual identifiers used in the queer male community are: versatile, versatile top and versatile bottom. That switching is actually far more common than people think. Less so in the BDSM community however.
That dominating or submitting for fun is very different than doing so for emotional reasons. That more people switch the dominant and submissive roles when doing it for fun. But when its for emotions reasons, more often then not, the roles are pretty static. But can be changed based on the needs of the involved parties.
And that a slight majority of men when having a first time penetrative sex with another man will more often be the top for the first time because it is a less anxious position than bottoming if you have never done it before.
Yes, there are couples that have established top/bottom roles. That definitely does happen. It is nowhere near as common as tumblr or fandoms think its is. And usually that is a discussed thing between partners.
There are also such things as service top, and service bottom, as well as service dom and service sub. (might want to look those up)
That you can have your headcanons, and make up whatever subtext you want to validate them, and read into whatever you want, but until its explicitly stated by the characters, the actors or the writers, no one is a top, no one is a bottom, and there is nothing within the show to support either of those things.
*QUADRUPLE GASP* Did I ruin too many ignorant ideals and beliefs about queer male sexual dynamics and relationships? I hope so.
THANK YOU :) there are people out there who really need to read this.