Taken from the collection Positive Memories, compiled by T. Rivas.
A person who calls himself BourBohemian posted the following message on a forum.
I’ll more than likely receive plenty of thoughtful remarks for this, but I feel obligated to speak out. I have long protested the witch hunt hysteria against Man/Boy love in particular, as it clearly - and obviously has its cardinal roots in humanity itself; from various cultures, civilizations, and times where something that was once free of repression now consists of a moral hysteria. One has to back to the days of the Roman Inquisition to find a parallel situation in regard to the current lynch mob mentality that bears no real understanding of the phenomena that is Man/Boy love.
Why do I feel obligated? I had several sexual experiences with a 34 year old man who worked on my dad’s farm when I was 11 years old. What began as a “Man without a Face” friendship evolved into a Man/Boy romance. I consented to the sexual friendship and have always to this very day looked back on it as something benevolent.
However the legal and moral rectitude of today’s sex-obsessed society would consider such a sexual relationship as “child molestation, abuse” under the junk science mentality that since I was below the age of consent, it’s automatically “child abuse”.
I prefer a more eloquent, rational broach of the subject - in particular respect to the academic responses on the subject and cultural ones; like Allen Ginsberg’s support for NAMBLA, and subsequently Camille Paglia’s support for the liberation of Boylovers and the Boys they fall madly in love with."