When I was 22 years old I used to spend every possible moment at the Ft. Lauderdale strip. Some of you might know this location from the movie “Where the Boys Are” and some of you might have spent your college spring break vacations at the Strip. There was a time when the Strip was a meat factory. Sure guys would back their cars into parking spaces along the beach and pop their hoods open to show off their painted and decorated engines but the whole point of being there whether you were a guy or a gal was to get laid. And back in the early 80’s everyone was getting laid.
One of these times I met a smoking hot chick I’ll call Wendy (not her real name). Wendy could have easily passed for a 25 year old. She could have been a model and she had a smoking hot body. The night I met her on the Strip she told me she was 21 which sounded a little suspicious to me and after a while of making out and her holding my penis while I had to take a leak (her suggestion) she finally confessed that she was only 17. Meh 17 wasn’t much younger than me and she was every bit of a 10 so I didn’t think much about it.
We dated for 3 months. I met her mother and her other siblings and every weekend she’d stay with me in my apartment or where ever I was going on the weekend. I few times I stayed at her mothers house in her room and only a complete idiot wouldn’t have guessed that when I did I was banging her head on the headboard. Wendy was a sexual freak which was fine by me but I have to say I was a bit shocked when she asked me to run around the block after I showered because she preferred men that stank a bit. Who was I to argue she was so hot I would have run around the block 10 times. She had a neighbor girl who wanted me to talk her into doing a 3 way with her because she wanted to go down on her but Wendy was a cock girl and wasn’t into fish even if she didn’t have to reciprocate.
After about 3 months Wendy was having her birthday and her mom invited me over for the party. Finally she would turn 18 and I was out of the woods. By then I was head over heals for her. We meshed on every level and I was becoming part of the family. So I walked over to the kitchen table with her so she could blow out the candles and I look down at the cake and it says Happy 14th Birthday Wendy. I just stood there with my mouth open. A fart would have knocked me to the ground. For 3 months I had been dating and banging like there was no tomorrow a 13 year old girl.
Now I was totally screwed. I felt like a prisoner. I couldn’t very well dump her on the spot. What if she got mad and turned me in. I’d be going to jail and my entire life would be ruined. Our relationship began to erode after that and when I found out she had been screwing some 30 something year old cab driver behind my back (I guess he was stinkier than I was) I had my out and exited stage left.
Many years later when I was 41 and working as a broker/trader at a foreign currency investment firm the firm hired an 18 year old young lady. This girl was smoking and had big firm tits the size of my head. From the moment she started at the firm she started flirting with me. I wasn’t there for her. In fact I had no interest in women at all at the time. She was no dummy either. She was an International Baccalaureate student at a very well known university in my area so she was as intelligent as they come. This blatant flirting went on for 2 months and at first I was pretty angry about it and several times I yelled at her to leave me the fuck alone I was working and needed to concentrate on my job not some skirt.
After 2 months of this I started coming around. She was an adult and a smart one at that and here I had this beautiful woman literally throwing herself at me and I was blowing her off? WTF was I a homo or something. So I finally broke down and one day after work we went out for ice cream but the ice cream store was closed so instead we went to the beach and … well you know what happened. Not long after that we got an apartment together and for the next 6 months we were absolutely inseparable. Until I found out she had propositioned a friend of mine and his girlfriend for a 3 some (yeah I had a few of them with her) behind my back and then I moved her the fuck out.
While we were living together we ran into some of her old school mates who treated her like she had the plague. I didn’t really understand this until one of them took me aside when she went to the bathroom and informed me that my girlfriend had slept around with more than one of the teachers in her school when she was in high school and at least one of them had his life ruined because of that experience. Was she an innocent victim of an older man? Not hardly.
If this is how relatively straight girls act at ages we consider them to still be children it might make sense that gay boys might also follow suit and do the same to older men they are attracted to. So is Milo wrong? He certainly doesn’t consider himself a victim of the priest who he first started seeing when he was a minor and ended up having a 10 year relationship with.
It has only been a few decades that we have even had this idea that people who have gone through puberty are still children until they reach the age of 18. Actually even when they have turned 18 we still treat them like children until they turn 21 and we finally allow them to legally drink. But they can get themselves killed on the battlefield at 17. Does this make any sense to anyone? There was a time when teenagers were the monarchs of their countries.
To be honest I don’t know what the right answer here is but I do think we need to have an honest discussion about the issue. To try to make the claim that a sexually active 14 year old should be playing with Barbies and G.I. Joes is just ridiculous. Do they know what is good for them? Christ I’m not even sure I know what is good for me. Some of your mothers or grandmothers started having their own families at ages that would today get their husbands put in jail. And we wonder why our 20 something year olds act like children today on college campuses across America.
Regardless I have heard what Milo has said and I don’t have a problem with any of it. Yes there are teens who can be sexual predators or just prefer to company of older people when it comes to dating and/or sex. No Milo wasn’t a victim. Yes many adults prey on young children. Yiannopoulos has said all of these things and my own experiences tells me that he is correct. So should we burn him at the stake because he’s a faggot?
What if a pretty woman had made the same comments?
So you’ll just have to pardon me if #istandwithmilo
Or get your pitchforks and torches. But in my own personal opinion this is a topic that deserves a lot more debate and a lot less burning at the stake.