Age of consent!!! What should it be globally?

Age of consent!!! What should it be globally?
Age of consent!!! What should it be globally?
Age of consent!!! What should it be globally?
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Just to be clear. The girl in the picture is old enough to cross the street...
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You keep asking about her age. Lets just say she's old enough to bleed...
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  • These are the kinds of questions I live for. Generalized, open ended questions with no structural context or implied meaning. It's like finding a blank check just waiting too fill in the details too my satisfaction and amusement.
    Normally, I'd have some fun with this by busting your chops big time, just for the fun of seeing just how far or close too randomly guessing what is being asked without any relevant information too go on.
    Normally, I'd do that, but instead, I'm going too shake things up a bit by using the bulk of the questions being asked containing the words "consent" "age" "should" and "be," as a baseline, too mean iether sexual intercourse, reinstating the draft, consumption of acholic beverage's, or marriage.
    The fact that you threw the word 🌍🌎'y makes this va challenge, since the best way too start a war is too shove your principles down someone else's throat. But, what the hey, I'll play Devil's advocate and pretend that America is still a world power, capable of doing the MIGHT MAKES RIGHT approach to International Diplomacy and concede the far fetched probability of us being capable of imposing our collective will on any country with this GLOBAL AGE OF CONSENT POLICY we are presuming too pass worldwide, effective immediately.
    Too wrap everything up into a neat, tidy bow, I'm going too try something new, which is the utilization of common sense, in assuming that anyone old enough too get blown up too pieces in service of their country, should be allowed too make decisions on what they can put in their bodies when purchasing beverages, where they can stick their Yoo Hoos and who they can do it with, put their two cents in at the ballot boxes, where voting is a political reality instead of police state politics, can apply for a loan or credit card so they can get an early start in ruining their future financially, and apply for a marriage license.
    Taking the lowest age group, 16, and the highest, 24, in parts of Europe, anyway, I'm going too average our new global consent policy at 20 years of age. This should satisfy most social conventions globally, provided you can find a way of getting the human race on board and actually enforce such a policy, because I know what Interpol will tell you if you try too make enforcement their responsibility. Something along the lines of🖕!!!
    Good luck implementing this global age restriction.

  • Laws mean nothing if they aren't enforced. And no one is going to enforce an international age of consent law. Indeed, the whole concept is more a cultural phenomenon than anything: people noticed that older men have a slightly easier time seducing young women if their fathers are emotionally unavailible or whatever, and rather than put in the work to be more charitable with their time, thus creating a less exploitable situation, the fathers decided to just say you go to jail if you exploit the situation.

    That's the origins of the thing. But it turns out in places with lower population density the fathers didn't really have anything to do, anyway, and so had more time to be a father. Add that to all the space between neighbors making girls less inclined to have ambitions about leaving, plus further distance from child predators, and age of consent laws become meaningless. Indeed, if there is only one other boy a girl's age in an entire town, it becomes pretty obvious they'll have to end up together, and forcing them to wait until they are older to get on with it might actually make them lose interest in each other and seek their fortunes in a city or whatever.

    So, age of consent laws dont make a lot of sense in rural areas. In cities, however, you can 500 people living in your apartment complex, any one of them a child predaror. Age of consent laws aren't there to stop sex from happening but rather just to make it public knowledge that an older man has no business even talking to underage girls. So if you see it happening tell someone. And for that, 18 is just when we kind of assume girls are old enough to start making their own decisions with no help, if they don't want it.

    Of course, I say "girls" because, let's be honest, that was the point of the law. We only somewhat recently started deciding out of wokeness or whatever that it should apply to young boys, too. And that's fine. Fair is fair.

    • Consensual sex between underage boys and girls with adults is looked upon differently. That is totally sexist. Girls need to protected but boys don't? The same thing with rape. Females are raped and it is horrific. Boys are raped too. Isn't male rape just as horrific? I am not part of the woke crowd but society needs to pay attention to boys being raped. It is more common than people think.

    • Good point. But you should consider writing a mytake about that instead if randomly inserting your unrelated opinion somewhere no one asked.

    • Myopic much?

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  • You should have to pass a test to make sure your physically and mentally able to have sex. You've only got to look at this site to find 30 women who are so dumb they should be put in a chastity belt for their own protection

    • Like in a porn audition?

    • Lol no just a visit to your GP to answer a few basic questions like "can you get pregnant standing up?"

    • This is not the casting couch Come on now

  • I believe 13 or 14

    • How old were you?

    • 'tf?

    • He beautiful

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  • For myself, I chose 16. Why? In my personal opinion, I knew what sex was. I knew that people were having sex around that age.. With anybody and anything..
    Again, with how I view things.. As long as the parent is okay with their child having sex protected. Knowing the circumstances.

    • But statistics say that over 1 million teens get pregnant every year in the US, many of them 16 or younger, so are they really smart enough to use protection at that age? The laws take into account their stupidity and set it at 18 in most states.

    • @JuliaStyles this caused by parents not wanting kids have sex thats your own fault you get pregnant. You can eat mugwart force a period. Or pay planned parenthood 400$ abortion pills get ripped off

    • @juliastyles how many children are born accidentally to 18+ parents? One number without the other means nothing. And most legal systems with an aoc of 18 still allow for 16y to fuck 16ys. So the laws do nothing to prevent teen pregnancy. If anything, you'd think having a more mature partner in the mix would decrease the risk, not increase it.

  • I think 17 is a good one. By the time someone's ready to graduate from high school, they should have enough information about birth control, STDs and a bit of interpersonal interaction experience. Though I was woefully ignorant of sex and interpersonal relationships at that age myself.
    It's the age after which people are treated as adults in the criminal justice system.
    The problem is youths hit puberty and LOOK like adults and SEEK sexual gratification with each other and older adults. This is problematic.
    But 14, 15 and 16 are REALLY young. If the kids were only having sex with each other, this wouldn't be a problem. But older adults take advantage of younger teens: seduce them. And there are those who've always had a penchant for young kids: men and women in their 30s 40s and older who are the rob the crable types.
    It's disturbing. Adolescents need to have their childhoods and to grow into their hormones and urges and learn to manage and make their way in their lives.

  • I like the half your age + 7 rule. If you're 16, you can date someone 15. If you're 40, you can date someone who's 27. I find it immensely creepy when some 55 year old guy is going after 18 year-olds.

    • Most 27 yr olds would have a hard time relating to a 40 yr old, to be honest. Usually anything over 10-11 years would be too big of an age range. Of course exceptions exist, but we are generally speaking.

    • @nella965 Generally speaking, I agree. People usually hook up within five years of each other because their life experiences, musical tastes, parents' ages are so similar. They're in the same "history" bubble. Unless there is a giant attraction and some "old soul" connection, such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas (26 years)/money/power setup, and some serious exchange: Jones gave him kids, she was eye candy on his arm, and enormously talented and he could help her with her career. He was already established as an actor and producer and from Hollywood royalty, Kirk Douglas, also a top actor/producer. They are a classic Hollywood power couple. But few people are able to have that kind of exchange AND create a lasting marriage. Jones and Douglas have been married 20 years: A Stone age in Hollywood years. Usually men are older than women because they emotionally mature later... so you nearly ALWAYS see 20 year old men go for 16 year olds... 30 year olds for 25 year olds, 40 year olds for 35 year olds and so on... And yet, there is Hugh Jackman with his 13 year older wife who met him when he was starting and recognized his exceptional talent. He's been married to her for 25 years!, they've raised children and she manages his career. She's 65 to his 52. Both great looking and another version of the power couple. Of course, these are the rarities... They happen. The regulars are men older, women younger by a few years and the two are "equal" in maturity and outlook, generation.

    • @Screenwriter life stage incompatibility is also a legitimate issue. When you’re 45 and your husband is 60. Things get hard. You might have to slow down or stop during a walk in the park so your husband can finally catch up. You might find yourself as the only person picking up all the toys and chasing the kids cus your old husband can’t bend over or move around as much. As you enter your sexual prime in ur 40s, your husband sexual performance is declining. If you want to visit 3 countries for vacation, your old husband doesn’t have the energy for that but rather he wants to go on a slow quiet cruise with the retirees. By the time you hit 60, you’re too busy at the nursing home changing your 75 yr old husbands diapers. All the other 60 yr olds are going on retirement vacation , enjoying the last years of their lives This is why statistics show that marriages with huge age gaps tend to be less resilient and divorce rates much higher than average

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  • Absolutely 18

  • Age of consent for what, seeking attention on Instagram? Did you mean to put this in "How do I look?" category instead?

  • 18. Nothing less than that because a lot of guys and gals are still not fully developed in the brain and body under 18, and just need to enjoy been teenagers, having fun, not getting accidentally knocked up and sometimes kicked out of home because of a decision they made which they didn't know the implications for emotionally, physically and financially...

    • Your is not fully developed until 25

    • Brain

    • @bones0271 yep, spot on Bones. Emotionally speaking, it differs between guys and gals in psychological maturity during pre and post development. But, imagine abstaining from sex until 25... I mean the consent age used to be 21... no young person is gonna pay attention to waiting that long lol.

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  • My 9 year old sister is old enough to cross the street but for sex no way I'd boot any one who even goes there to the curb

    • "boot any one who even goes there to the curb" I agree that would be cheating

    • Are you sick? Not only is that paedophilia but that's innopropriate too

    • If so why date your peado boyfriend in the First place if he's sniffing around your 9 year old sister?

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  • 1. There should not be one age of consent universally. Every country is sovereign and has the right to determine its own age of consent. There are a few countries that have the age of consent at 14, and it is their right to set it that low, but most countries would strongly disagree with that age.

    2. Why do you keep posting the same pictures of the same girl on questions where the pictures are irrelevant?

    • RESPONSE TO UPDATE: Just to be clear. The girl in the pictures has absolutely no connection with this question. . . even if she can cross the street by herself.

  • In Western culture there exists a weird paradox... in Nature ALL species' young learn primarily by observation and 'play' imitation. The prevailing societal paradigm places the onus of One's juvenile's education and socialization majorly upon the loving parents EXCEPT in the MOST IMPORTANT life experience, ... exploration and self-sovereignty of One's physical sensuality and sexuality, upon WHICH very survival of OUR species depends!

    Let me be crystal CLEAR, I am NOT... nor will EVER be... espousing that minor children be exploited as animate 'sex toys' HOWEVER in research of the ancient Hawaiian Huna oral traditions documentation of Maxwell Freedom Long, ... BEFORE the physical and cultural contamination brought by the arrival of Captain Cook and his damned Jesuits, extended families lived in what were deemed long houses and only minimal privacy.

    As the extended family's juveniles inevitably 'matured' ... it was common for their version of 'playing doctor' touching both themselves and being touched, sans the western Christian guilt-tripping. In certain parts of today's Micronesia, juvenile females around the age of seven's libidos are acknowledged and respected. NOTHING is forced or co-ersed... but instead allowed to develop as atavism intended.

    Anecdotally, children some as young as five years old, experience climax & orgasm. The pagan Polynesian emphasis is focused on preventing premature CONCEPTION, ... NOT upon promulgated prolonged sexually ignorant naivete.

    Scads of Reddit anecdotes and internet erotica sites chronicle the incidental pleasure juveniles discover grinding on stuffed toys, inflatable pool floats, edges of sundry furniture and that accidental juvenile 'vibrator' the Mattel's 2001 Hogwart's Quidditch broom!

    Age of consent!!! What should it be globally?
  • 18 .

  • Whoever voted 15-16 has some issues, just keep it the same, 18, the mind isn't fully developed enough to make rational decisions till around 18 as well.

    • In some states the age of consent is 16

    • @Dweezil but it shouldn't be

    • even though it'd be fun I still am against it

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  • 17. you're basically done with puberty, about to be an adult & finishing up high school. it doesn't really matter at that point who you can fuck, like you can handle it & there's not pedo connotations or whatever at that age. like you know what you're doing and everything.
    don't think it should be any lower than that though, esp not lower that 16. really don't think adults should be allowed to go anywhere near 14-15 yos...

  • Makes me absolutely ill that this is about consent and includes half-naked pictures.

    You're a shit.

  • Let's raise it too 20.

  • I think 21. I don’t think kids in high school are mature enough to make such a big life decision at such a young age. They should be worrying about their education and furthering their education, not worrying about sex and all that as there’s so much time to worry about that once you’re mature enough and have set yourself up a decent future.

  • Globally? Good luck with that. There's no way you could ever get tens of thousands of unique cultures to be on the same page for something like that.

    I used to think as low as 16 was good enough to consider someone an adult, but now I still think of most who aren't at least 22 as an overgrown child because of how petty and immature they are (in the US anyway). The thing about the age of consent though, is it doesn't really matter what you say it is, people are going to try and be rebels and undercut it. And frankly when looking into the people who push to lower it, they come across as creeps who just want to fuck young teenagers and not go to prison for it; not basing their opinions on any kind of psychological or physiological science.

  • your allowed to work, drive a car, . your pretty much considered an adult if you have those to things, thus, if a 16 would screw a 18 year year old, a 4 year age gape . is not really that much of an issue, conest sure, even a 5 year gap. is pretty normal in above 18 ages, 10 years thats too much gap or even 7 or 6 is really pushing it, beacuse if your their 15 and your 13 then i find that say you now 16 and they turn 18 now its illigal to fuck and have sex, even tho you did it when they where under 18 , which really is stupied. in my books, now something like say a 20 year old and a 16 year old, hooking up that is od, or 19 is odd. we have a a thing called romeo and juliet law, and its pretty standered,

    but if a person is 17 and has a job, and a car, or high marks or stuff. and its just 1 year appart, if find the under age law to be redundent, and useless, even a 17 and a half. as i said to my bro, which is 25 oh she's 17 turning 18 in April , do small talks and stuff and make a friend, once 18 start slow and turn the heart to warm, and brew for a couple of years, see what i mean, but starngers going out with people under. like, the closer the gap is , and the closer you are to the age limite, the more gray and vage it becomes, . and thus greay area can not be criminalized or legilized, and has to be a based to base situation. it never black and white,

    this just thoughts

  • The german system is quite good, where you got different ages of consent based on the partner

    14-> only with someone between 14 -16
    16-> only with someone not being in a position of power, boss, teacher,...
    18-> whoever you want.

  • Old enough to sit at the table, old enough to eat.

    • ... dick?

    • I guess if they can suck a nipple, they can suck a dick.

  • I think 21 should be the legal age. I just don't think 18-19 yr olds are mature enough to make major decisions. Many of them still behave like kids.

    • @Mrwonderful1992 No one should be allowed to get away with abuse. I reported your comments.

    • Laws over concent usually used protect underage rapists. If a underage boy rapes underage girl in america in not rape. If a 16 year old 19 year old have relationship her parents can get him in jail easier then real rape is to prosecute. 14 is the age when most people started having sex or sexual things at least. If you 25 with 14 year old you need get ass beat though.

    • @israelisevil It is rape if an underage boy rapes an underage girl. Rape is a crime at any age. There are way too many old men sexual predators desperate to have sex with high school girls already.

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