Haven't done any work in about two hours.*
Found a new blog today. Posted the following comment:
"I agree with Brad, if you're still living at home you're not ready to have sex, regardless of your gender and age.
As for the power dynamics argument - men say things to women to get them into bed. A 40 year old male is more practiced at this than a 17 year old male. And a 30 year old female is wiser in gaugeing a man's sincerity than a 14 year old female. There is a power dynamic here based on simple age and life experience that puts any 17 year old (male or female) at a disadvantage against any 30-40 year old. This is why a 40 year old male should not be allowed to compete for a 17 year old female.
Everyone commenting here is male, right? Here's my question, what on earth would a 40 year old male want with a 17 year old female? I've read theories that older women - read wiser and more intellectually demanding - emasculate men. That it's easier for a man to feel masculine with an inexperienced girl who worships the ground he walks on than to be with a woman who is closer to his age and who will hold him to her higher expectations. But all my male friends claim they won't date someone under a certain age because dealing with the immaturity outweighs the arousal. And yet the winter/spring phenomenon persists in our culture. Why? The first thought is sex. But really, a 17 year old virgin isn't going to be better in bed than a 30 year old with some experience (barring any sexual neuroses). Does seeing a poreless face going at your member outweigh the artless blowjob?"
Perhaps some of you can help enlighten me? I'll also add Olympia Dukakis' theory from Moonstruck: men have affairs because they fear death.
*Funny, I originally wrote "Haven't done any work in about two years." Talk about Freudian slip.
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