Taken from the collection Positive Memories, compiled by T. Rivas.
“As one who has had the experience of having an intimate love relationship with an adult male when I was 12 years old, I can speak from practical experience, rather than conjecture. Was it against the law for my music teacher and me to enter into a sexual relationship? Yes. Did that stop us? No. […]
I was definitely aware of my sexuality at age 5. I started masturbating on a regular basis at age 9. By the time I was 12, I was MORE than ready for a sexual relationship. I wanted my music teacher as much as he wanted me. Of course, it was a willing and consensual relationship. […] Unfortunately had to go to great lengths to keep the relationship a secret. […]
We rejoiced in the love we found. All I was thinking was how my heart was soaring and how thankful I was that my sexual desire was reciprocated. I willingly and lovingly surrendered my virginity to him. He was a very loving, caring, considerate, romantic lover. […] Our sexual intimacy added greatly to the quality of my life. For that I am forever grateful. (and for never being found out) […]
For me and my teacher/lover, LOVE triumphed over guilt, shame and AoC [Age of Consent, TR] laws […]
My mother had a very open and liberated outlook on sex, and childhood sexuality. Yes, I was blessed to have come from a loving environment. That certainly contributed to my self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. I was never made to feel that sex was dirty or shameful. Nor was I made to feel ashamed of my sexuality. My mother was a single parent, so I only had one parent growing up. But she did her best for her son, and I will forever be grateful for her love, guidance and wisdom. […]
My mother always told me to follow my heart. When I told her that I wanted this relationship, she talked with my teacher to make sure his motives were genuine and sincere, and that he had my best interest at heart (which he did). Not only did I have my mother’s approval at 12 to enter into an adult-child homosexual relationship with my teacher, I had her support and encouragement. God bless her!”