This model is judged by Gorer as socially viable, i.e.
not likely to give rise to psychological discomfort or neuroses for all or most males.
The status of pederasty has changed over the course of history, at times considered an ideal and at other times a crime.
In the history of Europe, its most structured cultural manifestation was Athenian pederasty, and became most prominent in the 6th century BC.
The commonly accepted reference definitions of pederasty refer to a sexual relationship, or to copulation, between older and younger males.