So I really need some people's input on this. This past weekend I was hanging out with my friend who is kind of becoming more than a friend so I'll call her my ladyfriend for the sake of simplicity in this post. We have a history (HERE: ) We met up with my good gay friend from that night and his new guy he is starting to date. We went to hang out with one of her "cool hollywood' girlfriends. I really find a lot of the attitude around this kind of stuff to be funny and luckily so does my ladyfriend. But this girl we were visiting was on some teenybopper show I don't know. What I did know was that she has this really amazing house with a bigass pool. For the vast majority of the time it was a really small, but really great party. They were all getting together to watch something somebody was in but we kind of got there at the end so I didn't know what was happening. Everyone was so incredibly nice, but the crowd was definitely skewing a little younger (around college age or late high school). Maybe they were nice because Hollywood hasn't crushed their spirits yet or something, not that I know what I'm talking about. The talked to the girl whose house it was and asked her how old she was and how she could make this kind of money. She said she was 22 and her older sister did things too and her parents were actually well off so it wasnt ALL her work. Her older sister was there too and she was 26. (which made the two of us the oldest there since the parents were out of town). The party went on and my ladyfriend never left each others side which was something that made me really happy cause Im starting to get invested in this and all those little kinds of things matter. Only a few people were swimming in the pool and by late in the morning most everyone was gone. The older kids were the only ones drinking a lot. Which means us. By the end of the night, there were only eight people left: Me, my ladyfriend, my gay male friend, his date, the girl who was hosting, her asian friend, the older sister, and their gay male friend. (forgive any crassness of these label, Im working off pronouns here to remove names). We played some fun drinking games and I taught them one from Scotland that gets you completely pissed. My drunk ladyfriend who decided she wanted to finally use the pool after having enough to drink yelled Whos going streaking! and took off her clothes and jumped into the pool. No one else came in for a moment, and she finally coaxed me in with a simple get your ass in here or Ill be mad. So I de-clothed, was relieved I was in full shower mode, bowed to everyone I was near, and jumped in. That kind of got the ball rolling and soon my gay friend and his date both stripped down and jumped in. This immediately prompted the other male friend in the group to stand up and say Im not going to be the only homo in his birthday suit, but Im not going in without you. This got a huge laugh of course and he grabbed the older sister and pulled her up with him. She sort of resisted for a moment and then did a complete 180. She took off her clothes and went straight for the diving board. Which left just the main girl host and her asian friend clothed (who I found out later was 19). My ladyfriend and the older sister were now clamoring for them not to abandon the rest of us in the pool. And they resisted we cant get naked in front of a group! only boyfriends! To which the other male responded: you can date me love, dont worry I like boys! yeah all the boys here like boys! She looked at me He doesnt! To which my ladyfriend responded hes taken! This was such a wonderful feeling because it was the first time she has really shown a kind of attachment and us being together. I was really, really happy. The two girls had reason to be nervous I guess. Any time you have even a tiny amount of exposure or even acting aspirations, any sort of public display can hurt you later on. But I think they were both keen to, just afraid. So they took their time, and no one was really pressuring them. It was mostly their friend cracking jokes about how they were missing all the hot man butt in the pool. So they changed with a towel over. Then took them off at the last second before sliding in. Of course things loosened up a bit and people were soon running around and taking turns jumping off the diving board. The water was very, very warm and shrinkage didnt seem to be effecting any of the boys. One of the main hosts other girl friends showed up, a pretty brunette girl and decided to join the festivities in the pool. It was later that my issue arose. A good half an hour went by, and I was sitting on the raised edge of the pool, completely hanging out (in all meanings) when a few more people came out. They apparently were the last people who had been hanging out inside. And they were younger. Not middle school young, but definitely high school young. Yeah they could have been 17, but more likely 16 or possibly even 15. There was a young tall brown haired girl and a young girls and one boy. They were basically just staring at everyone and me in particular because I was closest, and I got very uncomfortable with it. My ladyfriend didnt really seem to care, but then again she is 20 so the age thing might not have been as apparent. Ooooh what happened out here! said one of the two younger girls. To which the other gay male friend of theirs said come on in the waters great! This of course all sparked a huge debate in my head. In Scotland the rules as far as age of consent are a bit different and theres definitely not as much worry about someone who is sixteen though I believe the law stated that 15 was definitely a crime. But honestly Ive lived in so many places with so many different values in regards to this issue, that it became this constant exersize in understanding for what is okay. And the answer is simple. Its a law in that country for a reason. I know americas rules and they are definitely clear even though a lot of people with a more lax view of things have a bit of gray area. But America and individual states have their reasons so, thats all it takes for me to be definitely uncomfortable with people under 18 seeing me naked. The three younger kids seemed more stunned by everything and couldnt believe there were a bunch of naked people running around and swimming. They sat down and talked amongst themselves nervously for a while then clearly spent a minute trying to get their guy friend to go and he refused. So they stood up, I thought they were practically shaking yelled here we go! then they both got naked in a second and jumped in. So I got up and went to grab my clothes, but they were soaked from peoples dives and splashes. I had a spare bathing suit in my bag inside (which I was originally intending to wear) so I went inside to get it. I went into the kitchen and got my back when the older sister came in. Hey I said surprised. hey she said. I asked outright, Do you find that weird that theyre so young? Yeah, well for me I do, but Im the oldy here. You guys are all so young. Im 24. really? Well I thought you were the same age as [your ladyfriend] yeah, Im a bit older. well, yeah I mean its weird. [the main host girls brunette friend] is only 17 but shell be 18 in like a month. that girl is only seventeen? Jesus. I was talking about the younger girls over there. I said She looked I mean theyre in high school and they know us and my guy friend. And hes 18 and freshman date seniors all the time. So its just weird for the rest of us I guess. Again flabbergasted I asked Freshman? Yeah those girls are 15 I think. God. Yeah. I should get out of here. There was an awkward silence for a moment. And I then realized I was still naked and she was looking at me. And then I noticed she had a towel wrapped around her upper half and was naked from the waste down. It was like I hadnt even realized until that moment. Sorry, its just Ive never seen an uncircumcised cock before. She said. The whole moment totally threw me. uh yeah ok. No, dont worry. I like it! Its cool! More awkward silence. I couldnt really think of anything to say. She must have thought I was offended or something. Sorry I wasnt saying it was bad! Really! it looks like, its really, like, big- she seemed to really cut herself off and started Oh no dont think Im being weird! I really love [your ladyfriend] I was just saying. Sorry, dont- I stopped her rambling. Dont worry its cool. She calmed down after stepping over her words, so I put on my bathing suit and she went to her room to get changed. I went back outside to find all the gay boys wrestling in the shallow end and trying to challenge me. I laughed and talked to my lady friend to say that I was uncomfortable with the younger people in the pool. She said I was being silly and to relax cause everyone was cool and no one was doing anything. I basically lied and said I knew it was cool I just dont want to. She kind of rolled her eyes at me and I went back inside and ended up hanging out with the younger guy who wouldnt jump in the pool. He was this kid who was totally trying to act all big and tough but he had insecurity written across his face. After fifteen minutes he said he was off to walk home. I offered him a ride (cause its a freakin city, even in the Hollywood hills) but he said he lived down the street. 10 minutes later, the two young girls entered and they were still naked. They now thought they were obviously the freakin shit and super hot and all that stuff. Of course they were pretty girls, but they didnt get it. I just said for gods sake to put some clothes on And I went back outside.