Savage Love

Mind the age gap

“Things are often more complex than the online ‘age gap discourse’ acknowledges.”

By Dan Savage

QThirty-year-old trans woman here, Dan, and I have a question about what is surely one of your favourite subjects: the “age gap discourse.” About four years ago, I had a sexual experience that I go back and forth on whether to label as sexual assault. When I was 26 years old, I met a 19-year-old on a dating site and drove to a neighbouring state to hook up with them. I’ll spare you the details, but after we started doing things we had mutually agreed upon, one of them didn't feel right in the moment, so I withdrew my consent...

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  • Re: Mind the age gap

    • Mr. Savage, I think you provided a very affirming response to Am Getting Exasperated's age…

      Posted by: Sandra Tomsons on Oct 14, 2021