Cougars are often depicted as women in their 40s who want to have sex with young men. But some people actually fall for older men or women, affectionately called “manthers.”
The gerontophile is an older person who has a sexual preference for the young. Some people find this to be creepy because it’s unusual and out of step with the norms of society. But others see it as a sign that the person is still attracted to something — usually beauty. (Some gerontophiles also find younger people attractive.)
One psychologist described these relationships as “a love story between two 40-year-olds.” These individuals may be more open about their relationships than other couples in their age group because they feel comfortable around younger people.
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What Is Gerontophilia?
Gerontophilia is the primary sexual attraction to the elderly. A person with such a sexual preference is a gerontophile or gerontosexual.