Q: How do you see the sense of the sexual experimentation associated with the cougar concept?
A: I think people project their moral outrage at the idea: witness Google’s recent banning of any Cougar site ads on its search engine, deeming them “Non-family safe.” But mixed in with that so-called outrage, there is also society’s fear of upsetting the status quo.
Q: How do you see your characterization of many of the men [Olivia is] meeting? Are you interested in their older-woman fantasies?
A: Sure, that’s a huge part of it. I’ve always wondered why so many younger men are attracted to older women. And each of the men in Olivia’s life wants something different from her. It can’t be reduced to any simple formula.
Q: What do you make of the notion of the cougar possessing “experience” as supposedly the quantity that some men are seeking?
A: Funny you said “quantity” instead of “quality.” Yes, I suppose men of all ages wonder what a woman “of experience” could teach them. Maybe they want to see what it’s like when the woman takes charge, maybe they think they can find a more experimental partner. It could be any number of things!
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