The sexual relationship between two men; one of significantly older age, and one younger (many cases, they’re still what is considered “boys”). (Halperin)

  • biggest historical example would be the common pederasty in ancient Greece, where the sexual system was much different
    • in that, pederasty is incredibly important to note, as it was a good example of how an older sexual system worked, in terms of power and dominance, as compared to how it is now
      • one one hand, it shows that sexual systems are not static, and change over time, region by region
      • on the other hand, residual effects are still prevalent in society today, in both homosexual relationships (think NAMBLA) and heterosexual relationships (Lolita, every single fetishization of young girls ever)

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