Saturday, June 25, 2022

NEW YORK's "Canceled at 17": Should Teen Girls Avoid Sexting?



In Elizabeth Weil's, seemingly viral, New York cover story "Canceled at 17: When kids make mistakes, and classmates never forgive", Weil profiled 17-year-old Diego whom was "cancelled" by a number of his "elite performing arts high school in San Francisco" schoolmates after he "showed a nude of [Fiona] his beautiful girlfriend to a few kids". 

To the dismay of some of the article's commenters, this is how Weil described Fiona:
Fiona was Diego’s first real girlfriend, and she was almost psychedelically beautiful: pale, celestial skin, a whole galaxy of freckles, a supernova of lush hair. 

It appears that the readers of the Weil's cover story are mostly divided between team Diego and team Fiona. Team Diego are of the opinion that Diego made a regrettable mistake by sharing Fiona's nude, and, at the risk of being blamed for "victim blaming", team Diego advised Fiona to avoid taking nudes in the future. 

Team Fiona are of the stance that Weil's article is too forgiving of Diego, Diego is an abuser, and, despite the fact that Fiona's teen nude was produced with her full consent, Fiona was victimized

However, per Diego, he had the following conversation with Fiona where she said that Diego was not an abuser:

Diego, "I don’t appreciate getting treated like an abuser."
Fiona "I don’t think you’re an abuser at all. I know that."
Weil: "But this had grown way beyond them."

Consequently, wanderfranco113513 commented: 

Even Fiona told him she knew he was not an abuser" Half the people commenting did not even read this. Or at least chose to ignore it. Probably the most important part of the article

Still, some commenters suggested that Diego committed a sexual offence and that he distributed child porn, but, unlike mrs.danvers, not a lot of commenters suggested that Fiona should be charged with producing child porn too - thereby, avoiding being accused of "victim blaming":

mrs.danvers: I fail to see why the police have any call to involve themselves, he didn't commit a crime. I've heard some in this thread suggest that the photos was "child porn" but that seems rather a stretch. Who would the cops arrest-- Diego, for possessing alleged child porn; or Fiona, for creating alleged child porn?

In agreement with most orthodox Jews and Muslims, crissiegirld suggested that teen girls should "forcefully resist" sexting, and mjg suggested "single sex schools":
crissiegirld: But altho the boys who share nude photos of girls are certainly jerks, they couldn’t do that if the girls hadn’t agreed to have the photos taken in the first place. Isn’t it a better idea for teens to forcefully resist the taking of intimate photos? 

mjg: But I would posit that sending kids to single sex schools and not getting them phones until they're much older would prevent many cases like this one. 
However, kundalina disagreed with crissiegirl and opined that teen girls should not be discouraged from sexting.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
kundalina: Yes let’s keep insisting girls simply forcefully resist their own abuse in a culture that continues to excuse their assault, exploitation and oppression 

Interestingly, paisleypie commented: "Teen sexting. What else is new?" And if you read this blog and/or our books, you'll know that paisleypie's correct. For example, we wrote a post about Lily Puckett's Teen Vogue article "How to Sext: The Best Tips and Tricks" (APRIL 13, 2017)

Relatedly, Weil wrote that a group of students at Oakland School for the Arts had been swapping nudes of coeds, it was shared in the comments that castrozb28's "17 year old son gets unsolicited nude photos in his DM‘s several times a week", and rsladester caught her 7th grader attempting to take a "quasi-nood" for her BF. [Emphasis added]

oasisgirl girl even opined that Fiona will "likely send nudes to guys in the future":
oasisgirl: What’s interesting is that he [Diego] will never do what he did ever again because he’s been so traumatized. She however will more than likely send nudes to guys in the future and tell him “please don’t share these pics with anyone. Someone did that to me once and it really sucked” 
In the end, k2maj5 may have summed it up best: "Started with a nude photo. Don’t all these incidents go back to photos and social media. HELLO? Very long article just to warn my kids 'don’t take nude photos'"

Sunday, June 19, 2022

GAME OF THRONES' [Violent] Teen Sex Storyline | Daenerys Targaryen (13/16) & Khal Drog (30)

Years ago, while walking up 9th avenue in Manhattan, I overheard a man say to his companion, "The only reason people like Game of Thrones (GOT) is because of the violence and sex."

Unlike a lot of people, we never got into GOT; however, over the years, we've seen a number of images and clips of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drog; however, we were unaware that Daenerys was a nymphet when she was given to Khal. 

In the pilot of the HBO series, Daenerys is reported to have been (approximately) 16-years-old when the age-gap marriage was violently consummated. But in George RR Martin’s Song Of Fire And IceDaenerys was a whopping 13-year-old nymphet who was sexually assaulted - repeatedly. 

JJ Rankin elaborated in the Screen Rant post "How Old Is Daenerys Targaryen & 9 Other Things You Didn't Know About Her" (AUG 04, 2020):

In the books, Daenerys is just 13 years old when she is married off to a Dothraki warlord named Khal Drogo, in exchange for an army for Viserys, Dany’s older brother who wanted the Iron throne.

But in the TV series, Dany is depicted to be slightly older, and is believed to be 16 years old when she meets Khal. 

(Per Katie Baillie's Metro post "Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow are HOW old in Game Of Thrones?(26 Aug 2017), Daenerys was 17 in the streaming series: "Daenerys [...] is 17 in the HBO series, which can be worked out from the fact the first season is set 17 years after Robert Baratheon’s rebellion.")

And per Kim Renfro of Insider, Khal was approximately 30-years-old when he "consummated" the age-gap marriage. 

Recently, Daenerys and Khal's violent wedding night has been discussed, because some writers wonder if House of the Dragon, GOT's prequel, will have less rape scenes.

For example, Emma Baty asked on Cosmopolitan "Will the New ‘Game of Thrones’ Be Any Less Cruel to Women?" (MAY 5, 2022). Baty posted:

I’m talking about the many, many rape scenes. The complete lack of agency for female characters. The disproportionate physical abuse of women compared with men.

Allow me to further refresh your memory with some specifics: A very young Daenerys Targaryen is sold into marriage, raped by her husband, and then…falls in love with said husband. 

Nonetheless, per GOT's wikipedia page, the series: 

"[...] was nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten for "Winter Is Coming"), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for "Baelor"). It won two [...]

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

18-Year-Old Sami Joins OnlyFans: The Paywall of [Teen] Porn


Bernie Zilio posted on Page Six that "Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen's daughter Sami, 18, joins OnlyFans".

That's correct, in the vain teen rapper Bhad Bhabie who, per Variety, earned $1 million dollars in six hours after joining OnlyFans (OF) as an 18-year-old, 18-year-old Sami, Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen's daughter, announced on her Instagram account, while posing invitingly in a black bikini top, that she joined The Paywall of [Teen] Porn. 

The new teen sex worker exhorted: “Click the link in my bio if u wanna see more 💋” 


And Sami encouraged on her OF bio: “hey 😉 subscribe to see exclusive content 💋 😏.” However, she didn't say if her teen content, which she said would be uploaded 2 to 3 times per week, would be nude or semi-nude. 

In addition, she invited teen boys men to DM her: “My messages are open so come talk to me!!”

@samisheen | TikTok

It appears that the nymphet has given revealing previews of her OF content on her TikTok account, a source of self-sexualized teens, where she revealed her back tattoo, sans bikini top, and she raised her spandex bottom to expose her bottom while dancing with two other nubile nymphets. 

Denise Richards told Page Six that she has trust in Sami's judgment and that her teen daughter "makes her own choices":
“Sami is 18, and this decision wasn’t based on whose house she lives in. All I can do as a parent is guide her and trust her judgment, but she makes her own choices.”

Per Yahoo! Entertainment, Charlie Sheen urged his teen daughter to keep her OF content classy and creative:
"I do not condone this," Charlie says via his publicist Jeff Ballard, "but since I'm unable to prevent it, I urged her to keep it classy, creative and not sacrifice her integrity."
We wonder if Charlie and Denise would have been supportive of Sami if she would have become Leonardo DiCaprio or Scott Disick's latest teen squeeze. We doubt it, because we presume that Sami's parents would prefer that she be a teen sex worker than be in an age-gap relationship - even with a celebrity

In the end, some groups, like Orthodox Muslims and Jews, would advise teens and non-teens to avoid OF, but they wouldn't be opposed to an invitation to an age-gap wedding à la Elvis and Priscilla


[Update Sun Jun 26, 2022] 

Sophia Melissa Caraballo Piñeiro reported for Page Six that "Denise Richards joins OnlyFans one week after daughter Sami Sheen’s debut". (June 23, 2022) Piñeiro wrote that 51-year-old Richards, a former bravolebrity on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” , announced her OnlyFans debut on Instagram, “Ready…here we go💛” “#onlyfans", which will cost $25 per month for a subscription. 


Our question is: "Is Richards trolling Sami in an attempt to get Sami to abruptly shut down her teen OnlyFans account?" Like, does Sami really want to be on OnlyFans with her mom? 

Or is Richards attempting to cash in like Larsa Pippen, a current bravolebrity on "The Real Housewives of Miami", whom shared that she made a whopping "like $200,000" in two weeks on OnlyFans?

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Teens, Sex and Adult Dating Apps


We related in The Allure of Nymphets that Mary Odem shared in Delinquent Daughters that, by 1920, the age of consent was raised from ≈ 10-years-old to 16 and 18 in almost every US state. However, feminists were dismayed to learned that it wasn't dirty old men whom were to solely blame for the raunchy behavior of teen girls (i.e., It was a two-way street).
To give an example of how raunchy things got, Odem related that during World War I, when the problem of female sexual delinquency assumed national proportions with the spread of prostitution and consequently venereal diseases among soldiers, a five-mile radius moral zone was implemented around military training camps. 

In those moral zones, alcohol and prostitution were prohibited. Surprisingly, the military discovered that it was not professional prostitutes whom were loitering around military bases - it was teenage girls. Over the course of the war approximately 30,000 (very) young women were apprehended for illicit activity, (teen) prostitution, and suspicion of spreading venereal diseases.

Over 100 years later, Moises Mendez II wrote in the post "The Teens Slipping Through the Cracks on Dating Apps" for The Atlantic that it's easy for teens to create profiles on adult dating (e.g., Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and Grindr), and despite the apps efforts, it has been difficult to keep teens off the apps. 

Mendez wrote that he: "[...] spoke with three young people who[m] said they online-dated while under 18, easily lying about their age to create profiles."

For example, after 15-year-old Ellie violated Tinder and Bumble's terms of service, she got a lot of attention and, consequently, went on dates with "a number of college-age men":

Ellie, a 19-year-old based in California who requested to be referred to by her first name only to protect her privacy, was just 15 years old when she made her first profiles on Tinder and Bumble. She quickly found that “a lot of guys” were into how young she was. She said she met up with a number of college-age men [...] [Emphasis addded]

Mendez related that another teen, like Ellie, started on an adult app at 15, and like Ellie, received a lot of attention from older men but, despite the app's effort to flag and take down the teen's accounts, "several times", the teen kept making new accounts. 


Unsurprisingly, Mark White reported for SkyNews that some British teens are circumventing the age requirements on adult dating apps as well. For example, a 12-year-old Hertfordshire nymphet violated a dating app's terms of service before meeting a man for sex. 

Mendez ended his piece by writing that apps need "more in-depth screenings" (e.g., ID and/or credit card verifications) to protect "vulnerable minors" from violating the terms of service on adult dating apps. 

But just like the Woman's Christian Temperance Union who lobbied to have the age of consent raised, Mendez and White don't appear to be looking both ways. It's a two-way street. Of course, adults should not meet nymphets on dating apps for (illegal) sex, apps should attempt to do more to protect nymphets from voluntarily violating the apps terms of service, but more needs to be done to protect teens from themselves like other teens, for example, whom create illegal accounts on sex cam sites.

Mare of Mare of Easttown

Remember what Mare of Mare of Easttown said, "Trust me. Teenage girls are fucking sneaky.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

LOVE ISLAND: Teen Gemma's Age-Gap Italian Stallion | A Gemma (19) + Davide (27) Timeline


Dusty Baxter-Wright posted on Cosmo UK (6 JUN 2022) that "Love Island Gemma [Owen] sparks same reaction from fans during launch episode". 

Gemma is an international dressage rider, she's the daughter of former England footballer Michael Owen, and she's an old(er) nymphet at a whopping 19. Consequently, Love Island fans were taken aback by her age. 


Holli tweeted: "She's 19?! I'm 19 and get ID'd for a red bull #LoveIsland. And Dani APG tweeted: "Gemma and I are the same age I'm at uni and she's on Love island #LoveIsland


And Annabel Nugent posted on the Independent that "Love Island viewers urge show to impose a minimum age restriction after ‘mad’ age gaps in first episode", because, after initially being chosen by the second youngest player on island, 22-year-old Liam Llewellyn, Gemma repeatedly shared with the other Love Islanders that she was attracted to Davide Sanclimenti -  a 27-year-old Italian Stallion. Gemma confessed:

"He's like tall, muscular. He's just Italian. Italian's [are] just fit."

"Davide is the guy I'm most attracted to."

Gemma (19) & Davide (27)

Towards the end of episode 1, during a game of game of Dare, Davide commanded: "Kiss the islander you want to share a bed with." Consequently, to Liam's dismay, Gemma kissed the older Italian Stallion; thereby, letting him know that she wants to share a bed with him. 


However, netra tweeted: "Please please please have a minimum age requirement of 21 I don't want to see a 19 year old kissing someone who's pushing 30 #loveisland

It's almost as if netra is blaming Love Island and the Italian Stallion for Gemma's age-gap attraction. If were a betting man, I would "Bet the house" that netra was pro (teen) sex worker and pro (teen) porn star whose typical clients  and co-stars are not teens.

(Note: As Davide was a surprise addition to the reality cast, it appears that no grooming was involved in the formation of this age-gap relationship.)

Gemma (19) & Davide (27)

Unsurprisingly, by the end of episode 2, the Italian Stallion took Gemma, the youngest of the young women on the island, from Liam.

Update 6/9/22

Gemma (19) & Davide (27) Share a Bed

On episode 3, Gemma said that she was excited that she and Davide were an [age-gap] couple, and that she was really looking forward to the future of their relationship. Relatedly, Davide said that he was “really happy”. And Gemma and Davide shared a bed, which Gemma said was “nice”.

Gemma, “So, Me and Davide are now a couple, which I’m quite excited about. I’m really happy. I’m really looking forward to get[ing] to know him a bit more and just see where it goes.”

Davide, “I’m feeling really happy [....] I’m in a couple now with Gemma. And I’m really happy that she actually felt the same as me. I feel there is something good between us; so, I want to know Gemme better here.”

Gemma, “First time sharing a bed with Davide was nice [...] having someone fit in your bed’s always nice; so, yeah, [I’m] really happy this morning.”

Subsequently, Gemma received a text informing her to “please get ready” for her date with Davide: 
"It’s time for your first date, please get ready to leave the Villa #simplythezest #firstdatevibes"

First Date: Gemma (19) & Davide (27)

netra and Twitter may not have been happy about the age-gap date, but Gemma's castmates were overjoyed as they shouted, “Date! Date! Date!”

On the date, the age-gap couple discussed marriage and the number of kids they would like to conceive. Genna 4. Davide 2. And Davide told Gemma, “I mean, since I entered [Love Island], I noticed you straight away.”

After the date, Gemma related to the other young women, “I’m [even] more into him [...]” Aww...

Gemma (19) & Davide (27)

Update 6/10/22

Prior to episode 4, there was no clear indication that Davide knew that Gemma was 19, but towards the middle of the episode 4, Davide asked Gemma, “What do you think about the fact that I’m much older than you? I mean you are not worried about that?”
Gemma, “No it’s not an issue for me - at all. I feel like if it was then I wouldn’t of wanted to get to know you in first place. And as I’ve said, like, I’ve been speaking to guys and seeing guys that”

Davide, “[Are] [m]uch older than you.”

Gemma, “Yeah, so it’s not, it’s not something that I’m not used to or you’re the only one or anything like that. It’s very normal for me.”
Thus, we learned from Gemma that, prior to Davide and to the dismay of netra and Twitter, she has speaking to and seeing much older guys, which is "very normal" . 


Luca Steals Gemma from the Italian Stallion

Update 6/13/22

At the end of episode 4, Gemma and 23-year-old Luca had a chat, which Davide didn’t take well. Consequently, in episode 5, Davide expressed to Luca that Luca should have had “the balls” to chat with Davide before chatting with Gemma. 

The confrontation between Davide and Luca caused Gemma to imply that the conflict could have been avoided if she would have, initially, chosen Luca over Liam. Thereby, implying that she would not have left Luka for Davide. 

And after her chat with Luca, Gemma shared that she was “definitely more interested in getting to know him more [than Davide].” But during a chat with Ekin-Su, Davide informed her, “I coupled with Gemma; so, of course I’m interested in her, but as well, I’m interested in knowing you better.”

In the end, the age-gap Love (Island) affair between Gemma and the Italian Stallion ended after “snakey” Luca took Gemma from Davide - leaving Davide to couple with Ekin-Su.

Update 6/18/22

Jacques O’Neill and Gemma Reunite

On episode 6, 23-year-old Jacques O’Neill joined the Love Island; thereby, revealing that Gemma was being honest with Davide when she confessed that it was “very normal” for her to be in an age-gap relationship, because Jacques and Gemma are exes. 

The former age-gap couple seperated, per Gemma, “like a year and half ago” - in other words, they seperated when Gemma was 17 and Jacques 21. 

And Gemma shared that they were together for eight months, which implies that Gemma was 16 when she started dating 20-year-old Jacques. 

Unsurprisingly, Gemma shared with the other young ladies: 
Gemma, “[...] I still do fancy him. Like 100%. I look at him and think, ‘You are fit.’ No question.”
Ekin-Su, “Davide 2.0” 
Gemma, “Yeah. Yeah.”

Gemma Kisses Davide

We shared previously, that towards the end of episode 1, during a game of game of Dare, Davide commanded: "Kiss the islander you want to share a bed with." And to Liam's dismay, Gemma kissed the older Italian Stallion; thereby, letting him know that she desired to share a bed with him. 



But, consequently, Iona Rowan posted on Digital Spy "Love Island hit with over 200 Ofcom complaints after Gemma Owen and Davide kiss" (16 JUN 2022) with the age-gap kiss provoking 167 complaints alone. 
Love Island has received over 200 Ofcom complaints from viewers over Gemma Owen and Davide Sanclimenti's eight-year age gap.

The pair were coupled up in the first week of the ITV2 dating show, but there has been much debate about Gemma, 19, being too young for Davide, 27, and their kiss in an episode airing on June 7 sparked some controversy.

Following the kiss, Ofcom has released its list of complaints for the previous week, revealing that this episode of Love Island received 167 complaints.
Rhetorical question: If Gemma would have announced on the island that after the show, she planned to use her newfound fame to launch a teen OnlyFans account to entertain (older) men for pounds, would that pronouncement have garnered a single complaint to Ofcom?

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Zena: A British Sugar Baby

If you thought being a sugar baby was limited to high school girls and college coeds - think again, because there are sugar babys in their 30s. And just like teen prostitutes, the clients of the 30-year-old sugarbabys are much older as well. 

In Lauren Libbert's Grazia post 'My Life As A Secret Sugarbaby' (28 12 2021), Zena, a 31-year-old business owner and mother of two from Manchester, made it known that she didn't have to be a sugar baby. She simply wanted a sugar daddy for more money. Thus after another parent informed Zena, on the school's playground, that she earned her designer handbag by being a sugar baby, Zena made an account on www.sugardaddie.com - that very night.  
I didn’t need a sugar daddy; I wanted one. I am a working mum of two children, now eight and four, with two beauty businesses of my own which had already earnt me a fair amount of financial success. But I was – am - ambitious for more. A financial leg up from an attentive, successful man was appealing.

John, Zena's third sugar daddy, was 52 and exchanged, among other perks, the following items with Zena:

  • Vivienne Westwood jewelry 
  • Designer Fendi
  • A Chanel bag on Mother’s Day

But what Zena liked to exchange the most was money. She even "[...] opened a separate ‘sugar daddy’ account so he could make direct payments."

While the luxuries were lovely, it was John’s gifts of money that excited me the most. Every now and again, he’d secretly ring ahead at the beauty salon where I’d go for my cosmetic treatments and put £500 on account. In lockdown, he knew I was having cash flow problems and gifted me £5,000 to inject into my business. 

His most significant and generous payment was towards my first home. On our first date, I mentioned I had found a four-bedroom house to buy and was saving for the £20,000 deposit. When I told him I had managed to save half, he surprised me with the most generous offer ever. [Emphasis added] 

At some point I’ll want to stop being a sugar baby, but making money is my main priority right now. 


Zena even said that John "always insisted" on giving her money, because it made him "happy", which made it "easier to accept."  It appears that Zena is confused about what it John was referring to. But she did share that: "Sex with John felt natural after a few dates [...]" She's a natural.

And like Demi Moore's momZena's mom was in on it too. (Note: Zena' s dad cheated on her mum with a young woman - a whopping 40 years younger.)

Still, today, the only person who knows about our relationship is my mum, as she looks after my kids when I’m away.

Lastly, Zena opined: "I wasn’t a prostitute." Really? #semantics 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Kirchner's MARZELLA: Highbrow Art or German Teen Porn?

Fig. 1. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marzella, 1910.
Moderna Museet, Stockholm. (Fig. 1)

In Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Marzella (Fig. 1), the prepubescent nymphet is sans fountainsConsequently, Sherwin Simmons wrote in the paper ''A suggestiveness that can make one crazy': Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Images of Marzella" published in Modernism/modernity that not being able to determine the naked model’s maturity is discomforting  - especially when one gets the impression that 14-year-old Marzella is exuding a "sexual desire".

Fig. 2. Kirchner's 1st Drawing of Marzella
Altonaer Museum, Hamburg 

Kirchner, the German expressionist painter and printmaker, wrote in a letter to Erich Heckel, the German painter and printmaker, that Marzella "shows fine features", that he and the nymphet "play", and that she had an insane "suggestiveness":
Marzella has now become completely at home and shows fine features. We have become very familiar; we lie on the carpet and play. There is great charm in such a pure female, a suggestiveness that can make one crazy. More so than in the older girls. Freer, but without anything of the consummate female being lost. 
Marzella and other nymphets like Marzella's 12-year-old friend and her 15-year-old sister were able: "[...] to roller skate and bike naked through the artists’ rooms."

Senta, a 13-year-old with “marvelous conical breasts”, was another patron of Kirchner's studio. On at least one occasion, after stripping, she sat next to Marzella:
Senta comes and strips. I greet her so that the darling feels in my complete possession. How these two cats look each other over, I frantically try to start a conversation. They carefully pay attention to each other. “How do you like Senta?” Good, I leave the two alone for a moment. Then the friendship is ready. We are together until 7:30 pm.
Fig. 3. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Fränzi on a Sofa, 1909–10.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Simmons related that 8-years-old Lina Franziska (Fränzi) Fehrmann was Kirchner's youngest model. In Kirchner's Erich Heckel and Fränzi on a Sofa, Fränzi poses on Heckel’s lap. Consequently, Simmons suggested: [...] the naked bodies of girl and artist come into intimate contact [...]" (Fig. 3). Unsurprisingly, the painting raised some eyebrows at a 2010 exhibition organized by Hannover’s Sprengel Museum and Halle’s Moritzburg Stiftung.

Fig. 4. Erich Heckel, Girl with Doll (Fränzi) 
Neue Galerie New York

Simmons wrote that in Heckel’s Girl with Doll (Fränzi) (Fig. 4), Fränzi's (partially) nude pose can be: "[...] associated with Venuses, courtesans, and prostitutes." However, the skirt of Fränzi's doll: "[...] partially covers the girl’s slim thigh, with its right edge both shaping the pubis and concealing the genitals." Ironically, Simmons wrote that: "Heckel appears to use the doll as a sign of innocent childhood [...]"

In a postcard that Kirchner sent to Heckel (Fig. 5), Marzella is posing on a bed, but her hands are hiding her sex. Simmons stated: "[...] suggesting an awareness of the gaze’s ultimate object [...]", which is a pose that Simmons related is related to Edvard Munch’s Puberty where Munch's nymphet is exuding her: "[...] awakening female sexuality that was 'both vulnerable and defiant, fragile in a confused state.'"

Fig. 6. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,
Illustration for Frank Wedekind’s Mine-Haha

Simmons shared that a number of Kirchner's drawings referenced Wedekind and Wedekind’s Mine-Haha; or, On the Bodily Education of Young Girls, which Kirchner illustrated. For example, in one drawing (Fig. 6), Kirchner illustrated a scene from The Gnat Prince, the second act of a play performed in the book. In the act, the prince, played by a nymphet, undressed "[...] one of a series of girls whom “he” guided to bed [...]". Subsequently: "[...] the cast circles a copulating couple in bed while walking on their hands, thus exposing their genitals to the audience’s gaze [...]"

Fig. 7. Ernst Kirchner, Drawing in Sketchbook 8

In a drawing from Kirchner's Sketchbook 8 (Fig. 7), Marzella is posing, with her legs spread and genitals featured, on a “Cam-eroon chair” that Simmons interprets as move: "[...] from an association with the softer exoticism of Japonisme to the harder primitivism of Africa."

Fig. 8. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, KG Brücke in Galerie Arnold.
Exhibition Poster

In a woodcut, which was made to illustrate an exhibition poster (Fig. 8), Simmons explained that "Marzella’s immaturity is accentuated by the thinness of her arms [...]". And that the fetus which Marzella appears to be holding, illustrates the nymphets "sexual/procreative potential" as a child bride. 

Lastly, we're always intrigued by how some of the most controversial art is possessed by displayed in some of the most distinguished cultural institutions around the world. For example, Moderna Museet's Marzella, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art's (i.e., Cornell University's) Erich Heckel and Fränzi on a Sofa, and the National Gallery's Puberty.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sydnee Paige's "Dating Up (&Older)": The Best Ways to Date Older Men for Teens 18 & Up


On the "Dating Up (&Older)" episode of Sydnee Paige's Syndee in the Sheets podcast (Feb 3, 2020), Paige spoke about, “The best ways to date out of your age range, and how to check off the boxes for a perfect partner.” Because as Paige shared: 
“When you’re with the right person, age isn’t really a factor - it’s not something you think about or even feel. You’re with the person and not the number.”
However, unsurprisingly, this podcast is littered with contradictions. Initially, Paige said that older men date younger women because: 
  • Older men like the power imbalance 
  • Older men feel that younger women "are deserving of less commitment"
  • Older men feel "entitled to younger women"
Which one is it? It is all three? Does it depend on the man? #rhetoricalquestion Then, seemingly contradicting the power imbalance theory, Paige gave three reasons men date younger:
  • Older men feel that younger women have more "value"
  • Older men are typically obsessed with younger women
  • Older men are typically invested in the pleasure of younger women
Paige said:
"From my experience [...] these men don't date younger because women their own age won't, they date younger, because they like the power imbalance. They don't want to date women their own age [...] For a lot of these [older] men they feel that they are entitled to younger women. They have this insanely fucked up idea that younger women have more value."

"Dating older is not this glamorous thing. There can be glamorous moments, but it's quite literally like regular dating but with a huge power imbalance."

“They’re seeking out younger girls, because they feel like they owe them less. They’re picking you, because they think that you are deserving of less commitment.”

“You deserve a meaningful commitment, and you should not have to settle for less.”


“I think that the other problem with dating older men when you’re younger, especially when you’re female identifying, is that you do become the target of obsession super easily.”

However, it appears that the beginning and the very end of the episode, where Paige dissuaded nymphets under 18 from having age-gap affairs, were cancel culture prevention disclaimers, because the bulk of the podcast was pro age-gap relationships. 

Sydnee Paige

Paige shared that "Tom", her very first boyfriend, was 12 years older. They met shortly after Paige's 18th birthday; thus, "Tom" was 30, and he inspired Paige to grow intellectually and sexually. "Tom", whom Paige was "crazy" about, taught teen Paige how to masturbate, which she shared was "hot", and he even purchased Paige's first teen sex toys

“My first boyfriend was 12 years older than me. The next was 5 years. And then 8 and so on. You get the picture. I don’t even think I’ve kissed anyone within five years of my age since I’ve become a legal adult.”

"Tom was truly my first love. He taught me everything I know sexually [...] He really, like, inspired me to grow. But he was a lot older than me. And when I met him I felt so fucking cool. I was like, “Wow, this super good looking, very well off accomplished guy is into me [...]”

However, Paige and "Tom" broke up, because "Tom" didn’t want to fully commit. Wait, does that mean that Paige wanted to fully commit? (FYI: "Tom" doesn't date older women, because he feels pressured to get married.")

Most recently, 20-year-old Paige went out with a guy who’s 35, whom she had "great" sex with - on. the. first. date. Paige shared a touching moment from the date:

“[...] he told me what year he graduated college and I remembered that I was 7. That was a weird moment. But he was so sweet though. Also, he was great in bed.”

In addition to "Tom" and the 35-year-old, Paige dated, among other older men, retired NBA players and movie producers.

“Sugar Daddy Central”

Approvingly, Paige gave some age-gap dating advice to budding teleiophiles. She advised young women to frequent Cipriani Downtown, which she referred to as “sugar daddy central”. And she advised downloading Hinge. Although, Paige met a(n) (obsessed) 32-year-old Manhattan based physician on Seeking Arrangements, she doesn't advise using the service. Lastly, she advised young women to ignore negative opinions about age-gap relationships.

“If you are dating older, people are bound to have [negative] opinions about it. You don’t have to listen to them. But they’re gonna talk and try to figure out why you’re with that person. Even if they’re the most perfect person in the world for you.”

In addition, Paige (inadvertently) gave some age-gap relationship advice to men. She said that men should take control, take the lead, be stable and, simply, be old(er).

“I think leadership is the sexiest thing ever. So, when I’m dating older people it feels more like a natural situation to let them take the lead.” 

“People have more stability with age [...] which I really crave."

“The added level of age is also a turn on. Like I mentioned. I know I shouldn’t say it but like someone needs to be honest about that shit.”