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The law has provided a line in the sand, and that line is 16.

Even so, what are we to think of these men who pursue young people so fresh out of childhood?

None of these interactions became physical, which, looking back, was probably because I liked the idea rather than the reality. My interest in older men started to wane when one of my parents’ friends tried to grope me behind a door at a party. I look at my daughter now and I know what lies ahead.

Long before she is 16 and thus, in the eyes of the law, “legal”, she’ll be leered at on the bus and chatted up by men five, 10, perhaps even 15 years her senior.

Most importantly, the law is now frequently (but not always) being enforced.

There is, of course, a world of difference between a man who grooms and abuses children and one with a predilection for younger women.

When I was in my early to mid-teens, this meant, to some of the men I encountered, I was “not quite legal” or, as many preferred, “jailbait”.

I knew back then that this made me attractive, and being attractive to grown men made me feel good.

It’s only when we are older that we begin to understand these exchanges between young girls and older men, the power play at the heart of them and the damage that can be done.

This is why the responsibility lies with the older party: the man looking at the luminous flesh of a teenager and wondering if he or she is worth the risk.

You can date someone as young as half your age plus seven years? It's no wonder that so many women feel that men their own age are too immature.

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