Because ‘statutory rape’ sounds so….well, arrest worthy.
If you’ve been following for a while, you’d know that I usually start off these misdemeanor posts with an anecdote from my own rebellion filing cabinet. (I originally wrote ‘cabinets’ but deleted the ‘s’ because, let’s face it- there’s only really one cabinet, way back in a dark corner. And its contents are quickly being depleted by these posts. I might just have to go out and start committing misdemeanors so I’ll have more material.)
As I was saying- yes, my experience. So, long story short: I was sixteen. He was eighteen. And in the heat of summer, while the moon shone down upon us on the sandy-covered beach we…pfft! (Yeah- like I’m really going to blog about that. You thought I would, didn’t you? Bunch a perves=)
Seriously though, has anyone else purposely waited until their characters were ‘legal’ before the sex scene is written or implied? I’ve been noticing this as I read through some of the YA books that came in recently. The mc’s are virgins and if they aren’t eighteen already, they either get down to business after their birthdays or quite near to it. Ofcourse, there are more than enough literary examples of under-aged girls hooking up with an older guys sans problem as well.
What do you think about younger mc’s doing the 'woohoo' with an older counterpart in literature? Do you think it’s something we as authors need to be conscious of or would you let the characters play out despite going against social norms?
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**I apologise to my old-time followers for the shameless rerun. The kids and I all went back to school/work today so I had about zero time this afternoon. Hope you all had a great weekend!**