Hello everyone! I want to start off by saying I know all men are not bad, there are good ones out there. And I feel crappy for expressing my following thoughts, but I can't help them and I want to change how I feel. The man I'm currently dating has told me that "all men think youth is beautiful" when the topic of why men love "just turned 18" porn. He couldn't wrap his mind around how harmful sexualizing 18 year olds can be. If they're legal, they're legal in his mind. He even brought up the fact that in other countries their legal age is much lower, as if that changes anything? It's about the morals of not taking advantage of a young mind, not a law written on paper. In the past I have been taken advantage of by much older men when I was 18, and 19 so I understand this is more of a personal issue for myself to overcome in therapy. Basically I have this irrational fear of growing older, because I feel most men will always find youth attractive. I think it's incredibly strange that men are overly fascinated with 18 year olds when they're brains are still very much in highschool mode. But according to the man I'm with currently, ALL men are like this and there's no way I'll find one who doesn't love to look at naked 18 year olds. (I also caught his buddy sending him naked photos of a girl from their very small town, when they're men in their 30s which I found unsettling.) Are all men really like this? In my traumatized mind, I equate men sexualizing 18 year olds to being a bit creepy, no offense, seeing as they still have a "highschool" brain making them kids in my eyes, despite the law saying otherwise.(which I also got the man I'm dating to admit himself, making it even more strange for me.) Thank you for listening to my rant, I needed to get this off my chest. And I apologise if it came off any type of way, I just would like to know if any other men see an issue in sexualizing 18 year olds, or if it's just something I need to get over and stop being so insecure about?