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When May Met December... :: Daniel Allen Cox on 'Gerontophilia'

There are 15 comments on the EDGE story from Aug 21, 2013, titled When May Met December... :: Daniel Allen Cox on 'Gerontophilia'. In it, EDGE reports that:

Novelist Daniel Allen Cox has waded into daring stylistic and thematic territory before with titles like the Lambda Literary Award-nominated "Shuck," the similarly nominated "Krakow Melt," and the hallucinatory, critically acclaimed "Basement of Wolves," not to mention his Expozine Alternative Press Award-nominated novella "Tattoo This Madness In," ... (more)

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Julius

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#1 Aug 22, 2013
Daniel Allen Cox? Sounds gay.

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#2 Aug 22, 2013
I've only heard of gerontophilia.

I've no evidence that it actually exists.

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#3 Aug 22, 2013
Over the years I have seen a lot of younger guys with older men. From what I have seen I have always deduced that it was about money more than real love. I can't say it doesn't exist, but I would bet the ranch that true cases of Gerontophilia are very rare, if they exist.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Aug 22, 2013
The elderly certainly have sexual feelings. My ex used work in a nursing home with a patient named Phyllis. She was a little old Italian nonna in a wheelchair sporting Dame Edna sunglasses. She liked to wheel herself all over the home and enter the rooms of the men, to whom she gave blow jobs. I am sure that Phyllis has gone on to her eternal reward by now, hopefully one with well-hung angels.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#5 Aug 22, 2013
RalphB wrote:
Over the years I have seen a lot of younger guys with older men. From what I have seen I have always deduced that it was about money more than real love. I can't say it doesn't exist, but I would bet the ranch that true cases of Gerontophilia are very rare, if they exist.
There are some real ones. My best friend's boy friend is 30 years younger and my friend is not wealthy nor can he give him much financially. I also once met a man whose much younger partner was considerably wealthier than he was. However, on Silverdaddies and other such sites, there are many young ones who deny they are looking for a sugar daddy but kind of want a sugar daddy in all but name. Guys who do work but don't make much and say they will contribute to the relationship but basically Daddy pays for everything except trifles. And I will probably be condemned as being xenophobic, but many of these guys are also looking for a Daddy to marry them and take them out of some wretched country that is homophobic by law or culture, most often a country of the Asian variety. One can't really blame them for wanting to get out, but often Daddy is just to be used and discarded once a permanent residence card appears. This is especially true when Daddy lives in a first world country recognizing same sex partnerships for immigration.
Davis

Austin, TX

#6 Aug 22, 2013
You queers sure are sick bastards.
Christsharia Law

Havertown, PA

#7 Aug 22, 2013
Good thing there's no heterosexual equivalent as in cougar's or as in, well, sugardaddies.

Wait, that last one is the same word.

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#8 Aug 22, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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There are some real ones. My best friend's boy friend is 30 years younger and my friend is not wealthy nor can he give him much financially. I also once met a man whose much younger partner was considerably wealthier than he was. However, on Silverdaddies and other such sites, there are many young ones who deny they are looking for a sugar daddy but kind of want a sugar daddy in all but name. Guys who do work but don't make much and say they will contribute to the relationship but basically Daddy pays for everything except trifles. And I will probably be condemned as being xenophobic, but many of these guys are also looking for a Daddy to marry them and take them out of some wretched country that is homophobic by law or culture, most often a country of the Asian variety. One can't really blame them for wanting to get out, but often Daddy is just to be used and discarded once a permanent residence card appears. This is especially true when Daddy lives in a first world country recognizing same sex partnerships for immigration.
Oh, I don't doubt there are real ones. I just thing they are verrrry rare.

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#9 Aug 22, 2013
Julius wrote:
Daniel Allen Cox? Sounds gay.
Actually it's the name of his writing partner, Bruce LaBruce, that sounds REALLY "gay" to me.

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#10 Aug 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Actually it's the name of his writing partner, Bruce LaBruce, that sounds REALLY "gay" to me.
Stereotyping just a bit, are we? It is funny, though.

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#11 Aug 23, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Stereotyping just a bit, are we? It is funny, though.
Oh C'mon! A gay writer of gay B-Movies and porn named "Bruce LaBruce" ?? The only thing sillier would have been if his partner-in-scribe had been named "Seymour" instead of "Daniel".

It's just got to hit your funny bone.

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#12 Aug 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Oh C'mon! A gay writer of gay B-Movies and porn named "Bruce LaBruce" ?? The only thing sillier would have been if his partner-in-scribe had been named "Seymour" instead of "Daniel".
It's just got to hit your funny bone.
It did. I said it was funny. But it doesn't make it any the less stereotyping. Actually, I have always found the more politically incorrect the language of a joke, the funnier it is. I heard a comedian say one time something like, "The more base the language, the bigger the laugh". It is a sad, but true fact.

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#13 Aug 23, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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It did. I said it was funny. But it doesn't make it any the less stereotyping. Actually, I have always found the more politically incorrect the language of a joke, the funnier it is. I heard a comedian say one time something like, "The more base the language, the bigger the laugh". It is a sad, but true fact.
The joke in this case IS the stereotype. It's the gay version of borscht-belt humor (where "camp" comes from, btw).
Lucas

France

#14 Aug 23, 2013
Julius wrote:
Daniel Allen Cox? Sounds gay.
His middle name should be 'Sucks'. Now that would really be gay!
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#15 Aug 24, 2013
Julius wrote:
Daniel Allen Cox? Sounds gay.
And JULIUS doesn't?

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