In Nabokov’s Lolita,Humbert Humbert is attracted to a 12 year old girl.
Mark Greif in Against Everything, suggests that those who dreamed of sexual liberation did not go far enough. They should have said, he writes
Sex is a biological function—and for that reason no grounds to persecute anyone. It is truthless—you must not bring force to bear on people for the basic, biological, and private; you may not persecute them on grounds so accidental. You must leave them alone, neither forcing them to deny their sex nor to bring it into the light.
He, Greif, asks why is there an allure in youth and answers
Youth is more effective precisely because it is something all of us are always losing.
When we look back, we were once youth, it is the familiar. When we look ahead, all adults (those older than us) are strangers, for we have never been old.
Then comes this TEDx talk
This should be an interesting discussion. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this.