I was born in and have two older siblings. So far, so normal. Except for the fact that being born in — the same year the Titanic went down — my father was old enough to be my great-grandfather. To further compound the issue, my mother was born in — a difference of 33 years between their births.
At what point does the age difference become scandalous? Throw out the obvious examples as outliers. The late Anthony Quinn was 81 when he impregnated a year-old. The late Tony Randall was 75 when he married his year-old wife. They had children. Playboy founder Hugh Heffner has several girlfriends, most of them half a century his junior. Age is what it is.
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There are a lot of celebrity couples with significant age gaps, and nobody ever seems to think twice about them. As long as they are happy together, then who really cares how big of an age gap there is. It's more about mental age than physical age.
What are these late-bloomers supposed to do? Meanwhile, we live in a culture that glorifies male sexual conquests even as it pathologizes male sexuality. Gene Simmons is a similar case. For them, sex is commodified as an equivalent to purity: the less sex she has had, the higher her value. When you strip away all of the value placed on sex and sexuality and look at it with an unemotional eye, virginity is a lack of a particular physical experience.