It's different though when the female is the older one. Everyone keeps saying "IF it was a 34 year old man and a 17 year old girl"... and that's true. It would be MUCH worse if the man was older.<quoted text>
spoken like someone that is grown up enough to recognize sex as just sex, and that's ok but for a 17 yr old that's a little tougher to recognize.
I am speaking from the pov of a father of 3 daughters and as a guy that dated younger women(NOT teenagers when I was an adult). Those younger girls were easily swayed and it wasn't too hard to convince them of things a wiser adult would never accept. As a father of daughters if I learned that a 34yr old man or woman was trying to have sex with my child I think they would be very lucky if law enforcement got them first.
Sad that there's that double standard, but there is.
A 17 year old guy would just chalk it up to experience, whereas a 17 year old girl would probably be emotionally involved and damaged too. Girls tend to put out if they think there's love involved, or the chance that the relationship will go somewhere.
A 17 year old boy just wants to 'do it'.
The bigger question would be of the sanity of the 34 year old woman. Something must be off for her to consider a 17 year old for sex. She must be nuts.