Noted gay novelist Edmund White talks about picking up men at Chicago beaches and public restrooms from the age of
thirteen or fourteen.
“I was very oversexed, absolutely driven wild by desire. ... The first one was a handsome architect, who actually had children older than me. I was absolutely fascinated by him, and I seduced him. I followed him to his car, walked right up to him and started talking to him. My mother was away and I said, ‘Come back to my apartment.’ And it was terrific.”