The term cougar is used to refer to an older woman (usually 35 or 40 years and above) who sleeps with younger men (usually in their 20s). The term gained popularity in American culture in the late 1990s to early 2000s and has both positive and negative cultural representations and meanings for women.

Like her feline counterpart, the cougar is known as a predator, using her years of experience in the dating realm to stalk and hunt her human prey. Once she has captured her man, the cougar may additionally use her money and financial assets to keep him cared for, her knowledge and life experience to keep him interested, and her matured sexuality to keep him satisfied; or she may choose to be more ...

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