It is time for some frank, dispassionate discussion about the touchy subject of having sex with teenagers. Not children, mind you, as that is just plain sick and it could take months before outright pedophilia gains widespread acceptance as just another alternate lifestyle.
But first I must confess to some personal bias stemming from some incidents in my own teen years. This was the 70s. All teens were sexually active starting at age 15-16. Most girls of that age were avidly doing it with guys 18-19 years old, as they had cars and jobs. Also, when I was 17 a girl moved in next door. She was from Alabama and boasted a 36C-24-36 figure at 5 foot 6. When we needed to buy liquor she was the go-to gal. No ID required. I endured much ribbing when it was revealed that she was, in fact... all of 12. But going on 13! Then there was Ms. George, my comely History teacher who'd plop her miniskirted ass on my desk and hold forth about the American Revolution or something. I'd be too dumbfounded to act upon her obvious flirtation.
So yes, I think sexual activity among teens is healthy and to be encouraged---so long as it isn't my kids. But the sticky wicket comes when adults decide to join in the ongoing teen sex orgy. Particularly middle-aged farts like Rep Mark "I Will Pop Your Zits" Foley. He admits having explicit chats with teenage boys online but denies actually acting upon his impulses. His longtime lover is a Palm Beach doctor, so perhaps he doesn't want to risk blowing (pardon the pun) his sugar daddy gig. But it strains belief to think that he has never partaken of a more-than-willing teen.
Though no one will admit it, Foley's real offense was being a gay with a propensity for younger partners. It's the fact that these were boys that has everyone's feathers ruffled. Had they been nubile gals he pursued it would've been a different story. Ms. George's history confirms this. One Congressman was nailed for nailing male pages and was ousted. Another was nailed for nailing female pages and won reelection.
But it really gets murky when a female adult does it with a randy teen dude. (For some reason one rarely hears about lesbian adults hitting on curious teen gals.) First of all there is the physiology of it. If the teen didn't want to have sex with her, he could not get it up. And it is hard to imagine a teenage boy who couldn't sport a woody for the likes of this. Look for Scarlett Johansen to play her in the movie version.
All I am saying is that we need to strip away the hypocricy and deal honestly with the issue of teen sexuality. Think first of your own teen years. When did you first have sex and with whom? How was it?
I can recall my stepdaughter having a sleepover when she was about 16 years old. I made a point of avoiding the basement for fear of what I might see parading around. Nonetheless she informed me of how painfully aware her friends were of me eyeing them. For all I knew, I hadn't even glanced at a one. The same unconscious thing occured walking into Costco with my wife the other day. She said, "She's young enough to be your daughter. You should be ashamed of yourself."
I love little girls they make me feel so good.
I love little girls they make me feel so bad
by Long Time Lurker at October 8, 2006 5:39 PM
by anna at October 9, 2006 7:21 AM
Actual quote from the Alabama gal in her own defense: "Where I come from, they say old enough to bleed, old enough to seed." Yuk.
by anna at October 9, 2006 7:29 AM
There was another who was 14 about the same time. She said, "Just don't use me." Whatever that means. Somehow it seemed relevant to FC's comment. For the record, I didn't. Two years later a waitress at my family's restaurant joined us at our table after her shift, which was unheard-of. She started playing footsie with me under the table and let slip that she was the current reiging prom queen at my high school. One thing led to another. Was I in the wrong morally? I know I was legally.
by anna at October 9, 2006 6:12 PM
I think the Liberals have some serious Cognitive Dissonance with this Page Scandal.
I mean, the guy is a pedophile, but at the same time he's a 'HOMO'. And 'HOMOS' like 'BLACKS' can DO NO WRONG. They're all ANGELS. So I know lot's of liberals, who hate Republicans so much, yet think this guy is Not so Bad, because he's a fucking HOMO.
by LOCKHEED at October 10, 2006 2:18 PM
Well that's my point. Is he a pedophile or just queer with a preference for younger partners? Teens are the proverbial grey area.
BTW I heard a 21 year old woman on the radio confess that her number was "157 or so." And previously she'd been in a 2 year monogamous relationship. Do the math.
by anna at October 11, 2006 7:21 AM