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Portlander

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This is my recollection as well; Karen was seen by many fellow teen boys as too "innocent" and "wholesome" to be seen as a "hottie". And as we know, sexualizing Karen wouldn't have fit with the image they were horseshoed into (though I am going to speculate that Karen wouldn't have wanted that, anyway).
I was attracted to the innocent/wholesome girl when I was 13 and am still attracted to the same version of a woman 50 years later though the odds of finding one has become a little more difficult!
 
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