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Zauriel
13-10-05, 19:33
What kind of age of sexual consent do you favor?

I'd think it should be 15 years for both boys and girls.

Mandylion
13-10-05, 19:45
Why? Can you give us a little more than that please :-)

Zauriel
13-10-05, 19:55
Simple. I believe 15 is the age where one reaches the point of sexual and emotional maturity. And a 15 year-old could be ready enough to understand the consequences of sex. After all, didn't a lot of teenagers lose their virginities at age of 15 to their same-age partners in America?

Japan's legal age of consent used to be 13 before the lawmakers recently changed it to 18. Also, South Korea and Spain's legal ages of consent are 13.

Mandylion
13-10-05, 20:22
Thank you, now we will probably get some debate going...

Duo
13-10-05, 20:44
In most european nations it's around 16-18.... i think that's an acceptable age.

Mycernius
13-10-05, 21:02
It's 16 in the UK and that seems to be a fair age. There have been moves in the past to lower it, but never really amounted to much.

Dutch Baka
13-10-05, 21:19
13 in spain.. wow, suprissed i am about it! i think 16-17 is a nice age... already a couple of years on highschool... not the first year!!! and yeah time to experiment with sex.. i think sometimes people start on a to young age like 12-14...

in my country we have sexual education * flowers and the bee's etc etc.. stupid movie they showed us about it , i expeced the REAL stuff. all we saw is stupid childish cartoons... * on highschool in the second year... but the goverment is thinking to lower it to junior highschool, when kids are 10-12.. i think this is going to far!!! as doing this, will make this younger kids, wanting to do it even more early then it is now.. so yeah i think doing it when kids go to highschool, to start with this, so they at least can F.U.K save * well, if they are not drunk, this is also gettinng to young.. but thats another story haha*

also i am wondering, who do you think is responsible for teaching kids about sex? the parents? or the goverment, with there beautifull education systems!!!

Interresting thread it is indeed my lord zauriel!!! what is the age of consent in the Phillipines??

lexico
13-10-05, 21:58
Japan's legal age of consent used to be 13 before the lawmakers recently changed it to 18. Also, South Korea and Spain's legal ages of consent are 13.As for age of consent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent), is the following not current but outdated ?
China: 14
Hong Kong: male homosexual 21 (and both the older AND younger partners can be prosecuted and liable to imprisonment for life) (gay sex laws recently overturned by court), lesbian unknown, heterosexual females 16, heterosexual males 18
...
Japan: 13 nationwide*, 16 to 18 in most prefectures; however, age of marriage for a female with parental approval is 16.
...
South Korea: 19 Another question that might be relevant to the subject: how strictly are the laws adhered to ?

Frank D. White
13-10-05, 23:23
I'd make young people wear metal underwear with a lock to prevent sex till they had a job that would allow support of a child, and finished classes on how to be a good parent. Bet that would make "lock picking" a worldwide hobby, LOL.

Frank

:blush:

Dutch Baka
13-10-05, 23:49
I'd make young people wear metal underwear with a lock to prevent sex till they had a job that would allow support of a child, and finished classes on how to be a good parent. Bet that would make "lock picking" a worldwide hobby, LOL.

Frank

:blush:

have u been watching to much Robin Hood or something :?

miu
14-10-05, 00:35
15-16 sounds okay to me (and then of course that if you're older than 18, you can't have sex with a minor).

They should also put more effort in sex and STD education... There have been a couple of documentaries on the American abstinance movement and to me it just sounded ..hm... slightly weird. Not abstinance itself but the fact that they would rather tinker facts about sex and STD rather than give correct information if any at all. The result seemed to be that teens had sex anyway but they didn't have accurate information. How can you be responsible if you don't even know what you can get involved in if you have sex? Sex isn't always even nearly as dangerous as incorrect information. :worried:

Maciamo
14-10-05, 05:49
Simple. I believe 15 is the age where one reaches the point of sexual and emotional maturity. And a 15 year-old could be ready enough to understand the consequences of sex. After all, didn't a lot of teenagers lose their virginities at age of 15 to their same-age partners in America?

Japan's legal age of consent used to be 13 before the lawmakers recently changed it to 18. Also, South Korea and Spain's legal ages of consent are 13.

I think it depends a lot on the local culture (which evolves with time). For instance, Southern Europeans tend to have sex earlier than Northern Europeans.

this article (http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?channel_id=3&story_id=23989) says that the average age for Belgian people lose their virginity is 16.9 (as opposed to 17.1, 5 years ago) and that only 9.1% of boys and 19.4% of girls have had sex in the 15-16 age group. I'd say it is what the impression I had. In fact, I'd say that 18 year old is the normal age for most people going to university. That's definitely later than in the US or Japan, although people typically start dating/kissing around 15-16 for boys and 14-15 for girls.

I find it strange that a country (like Japan) should raise the age of consent nowadays as people are having sex earlier and earlier. But maybe that is because of the "enjo kosai" (teen prostitution to buy brand clothes/bags) in Japan that the law has been changed recently.

Maciamo
14-10-05, 05:54
in my country we have sexual education * flowers and the bee's etc etc.. stupid movie they showed us about it , i expeced the REAL stuff. all we saw is stupid childish cartoons... * on highschool in the second year... but the goverment is thinking to lower it to junior highschool, when kids are 10-12..

Really ? We had "real" sexual education classes when we were 12 (first year of junior high), although I think it may have been a bit early in consideration of the local culture.

mad pierrot
14-10-05, 06:04
You can start having sex whenever you're prepared to take care of whatever might happen.

Kinsao
14-10-05, 11:14
It's an interesting debate.
In the UK the age is 16, which personally I think is about right. My reasoning is that youngsters are bound to want to have sex earlier than whatever legal age that is put on it. (In the UK, I don't know I'm only guessing but I would think most people have sex between ages 12 and 16?? but that's another issue.) I mean, physically (and sometimes emotionally/mentally) I think people are ready for sex at around age 14 - 16, but of course it depends on the individual. Because everyone is different in their rate of physical and emotional development, I think it's fair enough for the age of consent to be at the "higher end" so as to protect (or at least attempt to/make a show of protecting) those people who are not yet ready for sex at ages 15 and under.

Plus, if you lower the age too much, there are always going to be those people who attach status to being the earliest, and therefore drive the "actual" age of youngsters having sex, to even younger. For example, when I was at school there was definite kudos to being "early" and it was always asked "what year were you in when you first had sex?" If you said year 8 or 9 (age 12 or 13) that was pretty OK, whereas if you were in year 10 and were still a virgin (or admitted to it, which is a different thing!), you'd get laughed at. Of course, kids lied, but there are always going to be a number who feel pressurised. And if the age was 14 (for example), then some kids might well feel unduly pressurised at ages 10 or 11, which IMHO is too young.

In the UK no-one takes the "age of consent" thing seriously unless pressing charges against someone for child abuse or some such misconduct.

As to sex education, I guess that's another topic, so I'm not going to attempt to set the world to rights here. :relief:

Tsuyoiko
14-10-05, 12:41
I think 18. In this country it is legal for a 30 year old man to have sex with a girl who's still at school. That can't be right, can it?

When I was at school, most girls lost their virginity at 13 or 14 to boys 18 or 19. I only knew one boy who had lost his, when he was 11 - and I'm sure if the boys had been having sex we would have known about it!

I waited until I was 16, as I assumed that there must be a reason behind the age of consent, so I should respect the law. Looking back now, I feel that was too early. Even though I was always very mature for my age, I didn't understand the consequences of having sex, and I wasn't very careful. I mean intellectually I understood them, but emotionally I doubted it could happen to me. It only clicked with me when my cousin got pregnant at 16.

I have four friends who are 16/17, and I don't feel that they will be ready for sexual relationships for another year or two. Although they are good kids, they would really struggle to cope with the possible consequences of their actions. Plus, for anyone under 18, getting an education and learning social skills should be their first concern. Doing anything that might end up in them getting tied down is a bad idea.

Having said all that, whatever the age of consent, kids are going to have sex before then. But I feel that a lower age will push down the actual age further, so I'm in favour of putting it unrealistically high.

Mikawa Ossan
14-10-05, 15:02
I'll avoid the lengthy version, and get down the "bare bones" of the matter as I see it. To the younger readers: please understand that I do not mean to be offensive in any way!

I think the age should be 18 at the minimum (simple version). My reasoning is this: young people want to be "grown-up" and seen as adults. At least they were when I was young. Many adults are more than willing to take advantage of this fact of growing up.

Teenagers are not as mature as they think they are, something that they will never understand until much later. But since they want to be adults so much, they will let themselves be taken advantage of much easier than someone who actually is an adult.

Of course the actual age of "first contact" is not limited to the legal age of consent. But I think the legal age should be higher to protect our children from predators. As I understand it, if an adult has intercourse with a person below the legal age of consent he or she is automatically guilty of statutory rape (at least in the US). If two children both below the legal age have intercourse, statutory rape is not an issue.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.:bow:

CC1
14-10-05, 15:07
It really doesn't matter what you set the age at...people will continue to do what they want, when they want to do it! With that said, I would say 16 is a good age. The average age that you are legal to marry in the US is 17(some States are as low as 14).

Zauriel
14-10-05, 17:55
13 in spain.. wow, suprissed i am about it! i think 16-17 is a nice age... already a couple of years on highschool... not the first year!!! and yeah time to experiment with sex.. i think sometimes people start on a to young age like 12-14...


Interresting thread it is indeed my lord zauriel!!! what is the age of consent in the Phillipines??

I dunno. Probably it's 18 for both boys and girls according to a Filipina acquaintance of mine. but some sources including Wikipedia and Avert.org indicate the age of consent for boys in the Philippines is 12.



As for age of consent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent), is the following not current but outdated ?
I dunno. I had found other sources that contradict wikipedia's information.

http://www.avert.org/aofconsent.htm

Zauriel
14-10-05, 18:03
The average age of consent in the United States is 16. In some states, it's 18. In some other states like Illinois and Missouri, it's 17. In some states, it's 14 for males. In other states, it's 16. The U.S. military's age of consent is 16 for both males and females. The age of consent for travelling American citizens abroad is 18. For example if an American citizen had sex with a 13-year old in Japan, he will return to the states only to be prosecuted.

I heard that a century ago, the age of consent in U.S. was ten years-olds.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REage.htm

In the 1860s the age of consent was twelve years old. Some people such as Josephine Butler and Barbara Bodichon were concerned that young girls were being sold to brothels. They became involved in the campaign against the white slave trade and in 1875 the House of Commons agreed to raise the age of consent to thirteen.

Campaigners were not satisfied with this change and continued to argue for further reform. In 1885 William Stead and Bramwell Booth of the Salvation Army joined forces to expose what they believed was an increase in child prostitution. In July 1885, Stead purchased Eliza Armstrong, a thirteen year-old daughter of a chimney-sweep, to show how easy it was to procure young girls for prostitution. Stead published an account of his investigations in the Pall Mall Gazette entitled Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon.

In September, William Stead and five others were charged with unlawfully kidnapping a minor and committed for trial at the Old Bailey. Stead was found guilty and was imprisoned for three months in Holloway Gaol. As a result of the publicity that the Armstrong case generated, Parliament in 1885 passed the Criminal Law Amendment Act that raised the age of consent from thirteen to sixteen, strengthened existing legislation against prostitution and proscribed all homosexual relations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephebophilia

Another society with tolerance for such relationships is Brazil, where ageism or prejuidicial treatment on the grounds of age has been forbidden by the Brazilian Constitution since 1998. In 1999, 28-year old Marcio Garcia, a nationally famous actor, dated 14-year old model Daniella Sarahyba for over a year in which period the relationship was accepted by the Brazilian mainstream media and by the television network which he worked for. Also in the 1990s 13-year old Kelly Key, who would become a famous singer, started dating 23-year old singer Latino, whom she married later on. Before that, in 1982, 40-year-old Caetano Veloso—a famous Brazilian singer and composer—began a relationship with 13-year-old Paula Lavigne, though he was already married at the time. He divorced and married Lavigne 3 years later. Their marriage lasted 19 years, ending only in 2004. The relationship was respected and he was not persecuted by the media or music industry. None were named as pedophiles, an accusation that could be considered as slander in Brazil.

Silverbackman
07-11-05, 09:48
17 seems about right. We can't say 13 is anymore right than 21, but the average of 13 and 21 creates a balance (which is 17). It works also for the ongoing debate of whether it should be 16 or 18, as 17 is the average of the two ages ;).

By 17 I mean legal age to do just about anything (vote, have sex, drink, smoke, gamble, join the military, ect.)

Brooker
07-11-05, 23:13
The age of consent is there to protect impressionable younger people from being taken advantage of by older people who will do/say anything to have sex with a minor.

Zauriel
07-11-05, 23:49
But that kind of stuff does go a long way even before the first millenium. There is the obvious difference between the average 15 year old of today and the one from other times, like Middle Ages period or even the World War II period . Very different times.

Centuries ago, it was once quite common for girls being 12 to 16 years old to marry at a young age since the medicinal science was not advanced at that time and many women have limited lifespans. Also many men marry pretty late because they had to wait to inherit their fortunes first. That explains why the character Juliet was listed as 13 years old in Shakespearean work, Romeo & Juilet. You can hardly call him a pedophile when he was only showing the social norms centuries ago.

In the first millenium, Jewish maidens were considered marriageable at the age of twelve years and six months, though the actual age of the bride varied with circumstances. There are some debates that Virgin Mary may have been 15 or 16 years old when she gave birth to Jesus Christ.

Back in 1900, people rarely went to school after 13. Most teenagers at that time worked full time to support themselves and carried adult responsibilites. They acted like and were treated as adults. In maturity and responsibility level, the average 13 year old of 1900 would be equivalent to the average 20 year old in 2000. A 20 year old in 1900 would have the maturity and responsibilites of a 30 year old in the year 2000.

In 1948, a famous Country music singer named Loretta Lynn married a 21 year old man at the age of 13 years old. So Loretta was married when she was only 13. Four of their six children were born by the time Loretta was 18. She became a first-time grandmother at the age of 29.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0528750/bio

http://www.lorettalynn.com/bio/

cicatriz esp
08-11-05, 03:25
The age of consent is there to protect impressionable younger people from being taken advantage of by older people who will do/say anything to have sex with a minor.

This is what it boils down to. Most teenagers cannot imagine how conniving and deceitful adults in their thirties and forties can be.

bossel
09-11-05, 01:56
This is what it boils down to. Most teenagers cannot imagine how conniving and deceitful adults in their thirties and forties can be.
I suppose, even many of those "conniving and deceitful adults in their thirties and forties" cannot imagine that either.

Morfos
04-12-05, 10:35
I think it should be 16, dercriminalize 14 and 15, but don't completely legalize it.

PRIZMATIC
05-12-05, 01:08
:blush: I adhere to the conservative attitude to this question - through real family mutual relations.Age from the moment of comprehension of as making future family and certainly sufficient sexual and psychological "maturing".:blush:

Zauriel
17-12-05, 07:13
The age of consent in D.C., Connecticut, Ohio, Indiana, Kansas, Alaska, Alabama, Vermont, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Nevada, etc is 16 for both girls and guys.

The age of consent in Illinois, New York, New Mexico, Kentucky and Texas is 17 for both guys and girls.

The age of consent in both Delaware and Florida is 16 for boys and 18 for girls

The age of consent in Iowa is 14 for boys and 16 for girls

The U.S. military's age of consent is 16 for both girls and guys.

the age of consent for boys in Missouri is 14 and Missouri's age of consent for the girls is 17.

Henceforth the average age of consent in the U.S. is 16.

Source: http://www.ageofconsent.com/ageofconsent.htm

Doc
17-12-05, 22:11
I will have to agree with Tsuyoiko on this issue. As a child and as a teenager I was always more mentally mature than my fellow classmates. I viewed the world a lot differently than they did. I was also more emotionally mature than my fellow classmates as well. However, sexually I was not and I knew that. There were many oppurtunities for me to have sex when I was younger, but turned them all down. Why? It was because I knew I could not handle such an emotional and physical act just quite yet.

I had a lot of growing up to do, and I understood that. Even now I have a lot to learn. I am 20 years old and I am still a virgin. I get mocked a lot in college, but I honestly don't care. Even at 20 there are people I know who are not mature enough to have sex, and I know I'm not too (I would much rather hit my nuts with a hammer than get emotionally and physically intimate with another person because I just cannot comprehend such an experience). I know students who screw around constantly, and end up messing themselves up in the end. It all depends on the emotional and mental age of the person. Most teenagers cannot comprehend that (and I know because a lot people I know screwed up their lives), and I think need to be taught properly in sexual education if you are going to get anywhere. However, that is just my opinion so take it for a grain of salt if you wish.

Doc :wave:

Sensuikan San
17-12-05, 22:54
Rather alarmingly - in Canada I believe it is fourteen.

.... but you can't buy porn until you're at least eighteen!

I guess that there's no substitute for the real thing!

(Personally - I waited until I was 21 ..... not for the want of trying, though ....! :bluush: :bawling: )

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PRIZMATIC
18-12-05, 01:45
:blush: In one "the ancient text" it has been written: "Cleanliness of thoughts,and as innocence() conducts the person to knowledge "trues of an instant of revelation" is the great sacrament hidden in the person,giving to him() freedom from "an infinite insatiable circle of search"...But for the modern people living in "the world vanities and chaos of feeling" ,in "the world vanities and chaos of ideas",overflown by all fabrications and theories - such way will by hardly interesting...

Reiku
01-01-06, 17:42
As someone pointed out there's really two questions here:

What age should people be doing it at, and what age should it be legal for them to do it at--because it's a safe bet that the majority aren't going to wait the full term.

Ironic really--the very lack of maturity that is the reason for such laws is also the reason they aren't effective.

Anyway, I voted twelve because it was the earliest age available.

Frankly, humans are all across the board here--I'm fairly sure I could've handled it a twelve...

...and I'm eaqually sure there are 40 year olds who aren't ready.

The problem is the violating the "age of consent" taboo will get you lynched--at least metaphoricaly and quite possibly literally. So it should be as low as possible.

Besides, people in the US are actually maturing physically at earlier ages now. (some say it's the beef hormones being passed in cow's milk)

I've practically sworn off women simply because I can't tell the differance between a 15 year old and a 20 year old with enough certainty to risk going through life a registered sex offender.

And frankly, you can't expect a curious kid to tell you the truth--and I refuse to be reduced to either carding my dates or going for obviously older women.

I guess that's one thing that really bugs me about the age of consent laws--such a big deal is made about ravening pedophiles, but no one stops to consider the danger the laws put normal people in. All it takes is one curious, well developed high school girl and a few lies to ruin a man's life forever.

(I say man's life because women are not often prosecuted for this unless the age differance is extreme.)

Anyway, I feel I've suffecienty defended myself for being one of only two people on this forum to vote "12", so I'll shut up now... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/ReikuHiteruo/Emoticons/icon_sweatdrop.gif

AllMakesCombined
19-01-06, 22:23
I think 16 makes more sense, but that might be because I live in the U.S.
Currently the age is 18. At 16, you are able to earn your driver's liscence, and thus gain a significant amount of freedom in general.

I voted 16, since I only think it should remain 18 under the condition that certain other freedoms are allocated the age limit of 18. Since one is given a possibility of such freedom, it's going to be much more likely you will have sex. You also can't legally purchase and drink alcohol until you're 21 in the U.S., yet at 18 you can buy tobacco, die for your country, live on your own, and get married without parental conesnt. Isn't kind of silly to have married couples in the army that smoke cigarettes but aren't allowed to drink already? Why is it silly or perverted to allow sexual consent at the age of 16? 16yos aren't physically or mentally much different than 18yos.

The issue of the drinking age is more of a bigger deal to me than the age of consent, since it just doesn't make sense. I wouldn't touch a 16yo if it was legal anyway... I'm 28 friggin years old. lol

Carlson
22-01-06, 14:05
i think 16 is a good age. i wont lie to you i have had sex with a girl younger then that I being over 18. it was poor judgement on my part and i will never do it again, and i did almost go to jail for it.

Dutch Baka
22-01-06, 14:31
I only had sex with older woman.....

Carlson
22-01-06, 16:42
thats where you went wrong dutch.. lol

Hyde_is_my_anti-drug
03-02-06, 16:04
In the USA, as I'm sure you know, the Age of Consent is 18.
There's a serious problem with the idea of the Age of Consent. Not everyone reaches maturity at the same age. Some reach it sooner and some later. Also no matter what the Age of Consent is teenagers are still going to lose their virginity at whatever age they wish, there's really nothing you can do about it. Most teenagers become seriously sexually active at about the of 15 but as I said before some sooner and some later.
The problem is no one's raising responsible teens who will use protection if they're having sex at that age. Their bodies are ready to be sexually active by they aren't and that's how you end up with teen abortions and an alarmingly high Age of Consent. Sometimes I think if teens had the choice to have sex or not a lot more would choose not, but because it's forbidden to them it makes it aluring and they want to sex just to be "bad" which is not healthy. It's really amazing what happens when you give teens a choice instead of just saying, "you can't!" the teenagers start actually making their own choices instead of just choosing one for only the reason of rebeling.
So the issue of the Age of Consent is very complex to me. I think it should be 15 not that I agree with all 15-yr-olds having sex but rather they deserve a choice. But parents need to make sure their children are educated about the dangers of un-protected sex, not just know about it but understand what can happen to you if you aren't responsible.

Mycernius
03-02-06, 18:46
In the UK your can get married at 16 with parental consent. Funny thing that you can have sex at 16, but have to wait until your 18 to buy porn.

倧きいをパγƒͺγ‚«δΊΊ
06-02-06, 01:01
I believe it should be 21, there are to many teen pregancies.

Carlson
06-02-06, 05:25
I believe it should be 21, there are to many teen pregancies.

you think that will stop the teen pregnacies?.. no

davidanstey
20-12-08, 01:33
I began a sexual relationship aged 15 and it was a huge mistake.
I was in love with my then girlfriend and she felt the same. We were very careful but after making love around the 20th time the condom split and she fell pregnant. If she was unable to fall pregnant then it would have been fine. STDs were never an issue as we didn't sleep around.

Maciamo
20-12-08, 11:58
I began a sexual relationship aged 15 and it was a huge mistake.
I was in love with my then girlfriend and she felt the same. We were very careful but after making love around the 20th time the condom split and she fell pregnant. If she was unable to fall pregnant then it would have been fine. STDs were never an issue as we didn't sleep around.

If the condom broke and you were aware of the risk, didn't you go straight to the pharmacy to get a morning-after pill ? I think you have 48h to do that.

Karley
02-02-09, 14:41
I think that it is so individual that an age can really be pinned on it. I do know that it takes longer for boys to mature than girls, but usually around grade ten everyone starts being much more mature than even in grade 9. But its different for everyone. The most mature teen the one who could probably handle it, is the one that has decided to wait because they want it to be with the right person, someone they love, or someone like themselves. But those are few and far between.

Aristander
25-07-10, 08:21
I believe it should be 21, there are to many teen pregancies.


Something I learned a long time ago... You can't stop kids from "doing it."

The only way to stop teen pregnancy is to take every girl and put them on some sort of Norplant type birth control. It is too bad that there has never been any sort of male birth control or I'd suggest it for each boy too.

LeBrok
25-07-10, 21:37
Kids till age of 21 or 25 should be giving anti-libido pills, so they concentrate on education.

rotunjere
25-11-11, 22:13
Kids till age of 21 or 25 should be giving anti-libido pills, so they concentrate on education.

Maybe the reality in Europe is different, but as an Asian let me tell you that the only reason i study these days IS to get laid. Asian chicks either go for white guys, or smart/rich Asian guys. So if my libido gets suppressed, hell no I'm not gonna study.

Won't work in Asia man.

LeBrok
25-11-11, 22:40
I'm ok with some exceptions, I've learned that you are special anyway.:grin:

himagain
07-01-12, 05:46
There should be no sexual repression of any group at any age. Supression is why we are so "messed up".
Instead of seriously teaching and nurturing we instill fear in the populace. Sexuality, next to eating, is too
important a human need not to be honored. Religion and politics do us no good, in this regard.

toyomotor
05-12-13, 03:38
I'd make young people wear metal underwear with a lock to prevent sex till they had a job that would allow support of a child, and finished classes on how to be a good parent. Bet that would make "lock picking" a worldwide hobby, LOL.

Frank

:blush:

Heh, heh! I like your style Frank. It doesn't mater what the law says, girls will be girls after all, and what chance to the boys have?

Aberdeen
05-12-13, 04:19
Looks like an old thread has just been revived.

The age of consent here in Canada used to be 14, but there were too many cases of 14 and 15 year olds being sexually exploited by adults, so the general age of consent was raised to sixteen, but with special "close in age" rules for 14 and 15 year olds. A person isn't breaking the law by having a consensual relationship with a 14 or 15 year old if they're no more than 5 years older than the 14 or 15 year old. So someone who's 18 could have sex with a 14 year old who says yes, but a 20 year old would be breaking the law. The intention was to avoid sexual exploitation of teenagers by adults without criminalizing sexual relationships between teenagers. I think that's a sensible approach.

Power
11-02-14, 19:19
i lost my virginity at age 15 but imo it was too early

Eldritch
25-04-14, 18:23
I find it strange that in a country like USA you can drive at 16(Potentially dangerous) and go to war at 17!!! So you can consent to lose limbs and be thrown in a wheelchair for the rest of your life but you can't have sex with someone you like, which except pregnancies and std, is absolutely the most natural thing can happen.

Donwright ludicrous, in Finland it's 16 and i think it's a fair age but 15 would be ok too.

sparkey
25-04-14, 19:05
I find it strange that in a country like USA you can drive at 16(Potentially dangerous) and go to war at 17!!! So you can consent to lose limbs and be thrown in a wheelchair for the rest of your life but you can't have sex with someone you like, which except pregnancies and std, is absolutely the most natural thing can happen.

Donwright ludicrous, in Finland it's 16 and i think it's a fair age but 15 would be ok too.

In the USA, it's done state by state, and most states indeed go with 16. California is one of the ones that goes with 18, though, so rail against my state as much as you'd like.

Twilight
30-04-14, 10:52
Personally once you start marriage to cut down on the STDS