GW-01 A young woman talks
... about the relationship she had with an adult woman as a teenager.
GW-02 Anna was
very kind and considerate
An anonymous woman recalls her crush for the 36-year-old music teacher.
“Our feelings for each other were deep, strong, and multi-faceted.”
"The fact that she was more than fifty years older than I did not affect the bond that grew between us. And, yes, I knew what I was doing - every step of the way - even though I had not, at the time, learned many of the words with which to speak of these things."
"I think I can safely say, some twenty years later, that I was never exploited physically emotionally, or intellectually - in the
"When I was thirteen I wasn't particularly interested in school, just
going there like everybody else. I was a bit fast, a tomboy. I liked to
party and have fun.
One day our teacher was sick and we got a new substitute teacher. She was
cute and very charming; rather young too, at least in my mind. I think she
was 28. She had a strong personality. The whole class talked about her;
the boys were madly in love with her, and I fell in love with her
- She was always so gentle and caring
A lesbian woman, Ina, shares her experiences with her babysitter.
"Then one day my parents decided I was too big to have a babysitter. It was the worst time in my life. I was eleven and entering puberty. I needed all support I could get and Mary was just the person I was looking for. But she couldn't see me anymore without attracting suspicion."
"I guess I realized I was lesbian when I was about ten."[...]
"It was then, when I was twelve that I decided I was definitely lesbian."
"When I was thirteen, I fell in love big time with one of my friend's older sister who was 29 at the time.
[...] One thing led to another and we ended up in a serious relationship.
GW-08 Lotte with her female teacher
- “This was the most intimate relationship I have ever had”.
She was a lot older than he was, about 40 - my handicraft teacher. She was a lesbian. Everybody talked about it, but nobody really knew. She was most sweet. I ingratiated myself to her mainly because I thought she was exciting.
I can remember that she hugged me, something my mother never did. I could feel her breasts.
[...] I remember this as a moment of great intensity. [...]
We met regularly for the next year and a half. [...] She never told me what to do with her.
[...] Today I see this as something incredibly beautiful. [...]
She meant very much to me. [...] There was a lot of harmony in my relationship with her.
"And the so-called experts want to say that I was exploited and manipulated? Give me a break! Any power imbalance was in my favor -- my coach was always giving and loving and tender, and never demanding! Was I damaged by the relationship? Praise the goddess, no!"
GW-10 Mrs. P van der Zee
"She would touch me from behind and caress my breasts. I enjoyed it.
I did blush and shine, but not because I was angry. Sometimes I went
looking for her. This went on for two years."
"When I was about fourteen, I had a crush on my scout leader. Her scout name was Ramita. For a whole school year I was under the spell of a woman twenty years older than I. Even though we lived only five minutes from each other, we wrote lengthy letters, at first at least one a day."[..]
"Even though Ramita was twenty years older, she was much more our equal than our school teachers."