Epstein, now 63, has always been something of an international man of mystery. How did it happen? We note that there was little to no discussion of alcohol or drug use in their narratives of first sex. The small subset that described talking with their partner about what happened did so days afterwards, in writing and over the telephone, as illustrated by Jeffry and Paul:. His father worked for the Parks Department, and his parents stressed hard work and education.
Several others rued the fact that their first sex was not with a special enough partner, and hypothesised that their feeling of disappointment were due to not being with the right person.
Adolescent Boys’ Experiences of First Sex
These descriptions often involved pairing off when parents and other family were not present. Mary said Epstein got on the table and barked orders at her. I was definitely scared then. These factors should be incorporated in harm-reduction interventions for young men in similar contexts. However, even Gary reported feeling afraid before his first sexual experience: Consistent with this literature were our findings of the important mentorship role older brothers and cousins played in providing advice, assistance, and condoms. Journal of Research on Adolescence.