Well, this was kind of surprising. "You'e not a boy, not yet a daddy." The video is about much more than that, of course, but that was the phrase that inspired this post. Because the man they are referring to seemed just fine to me. Not too young as to think he’s in high school and not old enough to check my mental idea of a ‘daddy’. Why then the need to preface the narrative with that statement? Besides the obvious Britney Spears reference?
I imagine we all get there, inevitably. I have always kept in mind that I will one day be considered a 'daddy' (or at least one of the olds) by some nineteen year old. Isn’t everybody old when you’re nineteen? We all get there because unless we have a portrait rotting in the attic, we will all grow older. The only thing is thatin the world of gay men, an older gay man (who in gay years could be anybody between thirty and seventy?) is a daddy. Or not?
I think being a daddy is more of a mindset. And as we all know, sex IS in the brain. So men can become Daddies at 25 or at 55 and it makes no difference. What I don’t understand is the rush to categorize, to pigeonhole, to label. Why should I be an otter? Or a twink? Or a fox? What's with all these animals?
I understand the desire to identify with a tribe. We all look for our own when we need one to establish and identity or feel part of society and know we are not alone. Especially for gay men. But once we develop our own sense of self, those identifiers become null. What if we feel we don't really belong to any of those tribes? What if we're a daddy when we are 25? What if we are a boy when we're 55? What if?
To me, it's more about the DILF than the 'daddy'. A man who is an adult appears to me to be more attractive than one who has left adolescence behind just a few years ago. And that makes him more sexually attractive to me. I can understand the lure of a nice body and low body fat count, but we all know very well that only that does not make a man good enough to keep. In the case of Adam Ramzi, I cannot imagine anybody kicking him out of bed because he's too 'old' or not 'young' enough. Gah. But I've been known to be slutty, so that's that.