Isn’t that a bit… ageist?
Apologies but I fear I may be missing the point here — all those years later — so feel free to clarify, J Apple Muncy. Was I naive and still wet around the ears? Probably. Was he some kind of sexual deviant? Well, you need to read the piece to find out.
For context, my dearly beloved best friend was also 9 years older than me, and a guy, and the most amazing human I’ve met to date. We were friends for over 20 years, until cancer claimed him at the end of September.