Sexual unions between mature women and young boys is, and always has been, an intriguing subject. We wondered about it, then asked a varied group of people why this was true, if indeed they subscribed to our thoughts. Here are a few opinions we acquired:
A thirty-three year old woman who admits to numerous affairs with boys between the ages of 19 to 23.
"I always feel like their teacher - like I was really contributing something to them - and that's probably why I come so great with them."
A psychologist; faculty member at a California College.
"These affairs were once traditional among some cultures, and still are to a large degree. The reason? Well, there are many, some peculiar to the individuals involved which limits any generalizations, but I would say there are some basic reasons that are involved in some manner in most of these cases:
"For the women - they feel effective with the young, even 'powerful' with some
elements of maternalism expressed through this manifestation.
"And for the boys; consciously, the mature woman is a 'safe' yet desirable partner, while on the unconscious level they are serving Oedipal leanings."
"Because they're the easiest to make - nothing's involved except being ready when she is. And not getting caught!"