ya i’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that the people who are talking about sexual abuse and manipulation between and 18 yo and someone a few years younger like otabek and yurio are outliers. your experience isn’t invalid, it’s just part of the minority. if otayuri reminds you of it, blacklist it fam. also you can’t apply western standards to eastern things and yuri will be 16 soon so if he was a real person, you wouldn’t be able to tell him what he can or cannot do with his body because he would be sexually autonomous and the people in his life are probably telling him that as well. whether you felt ready with yourself at that age to have sex, then that’s chill but you’re not him and he isn’t real.
so maybe chill cuz it’s an anime and worse shit gets shipped on the daily (have you ever shipped first years and third years from a sports anime? ……thought so)